At the Garlands, interactions with furry friends offer therapeutic benefits for animals and Garlands members alike. This winter, nine seven-week-old Hoof Woof & Meow Animal Rescue puppies were invited to “puppy yoga” with Garlands members, who were overjoyed with their roly-poly antics. “Needless to say, there was more shoelace pulling, cuddles, and puppy kisses than… Continue Reading For The Love of Animals
GONE SWIMMING! At the crack of dawn almost every Saturday morning, Garlands member Steve Bromet leaves a “gone swimming” sticky note on the bathroom counter for his wife before he quietly slips out the front door and into The Garlands lap pool. The morning light pours in from the aquatic center’s atrium skylights as the… Continue Reading Jump In . . . The Water’s Warm
Beyond physical fitness and good times, Garlands health and wellness programming offers significant therapeutic value as well. For example, regular Mindful Meditation sessions, led by the Venerable Bhante Sujatha, a Buddhist monk, are a great way to boost mood and practice selfcare, and bi-weekly Exercise for Diabetes classes followed by glucose monitoring help type 1… Continue Reading Therapeutic Programming Packs a Punch
Garlands fitness experts, Adrian Fleisher, Bethanie Lochman, and Alex Edmonds, are always up for a good time, and they are ever mindful that inspiration, creativity, and good ole fashioned FUN are key to a healthy lifestyle regardless of age. That’s why they infuse their traditional fitness offerings, like weightlifting, land and water aerobics, balance classes,… Continue Reading Fitness is FUN!
Weather permitting, Garlands golfers swing over to the nearby Makray Memorial Golf Club, a premier 18-hole course, to test their skills, enjoy the fresh air, exercise, and take advantage of their Garlands-sponsored, complimentary, golfing privileges. The challenging course offers strategic bunkers, well-manicured greens, bluegrass roughs, spectacular views, and a great opportunity to get to know… Continue Reading Guys Who Golf
Turning Preconceptions UPSIDE DOWN! Many Garlands members are grateful to Inspirational Wellness Advisor, Dr. Sandra Sieber, and Fitness Coordinator, Bethanie Lochman (pictured above), for their enthusiastic approach to making a difference in their physical and mental wellbeing. Some even say that “hanging out” with Bethanie and Sandra in fitness classes offers them a new lease… Continue Reading The Fine Art of Healthy Living – Arial Yoga!