Tucson fitness ideas – Arizona Daily Star

Tucson fitness ideas – Arizona Daily Star


Tai Chi Balance — Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road. Mondays: Tai Chi basics; Thursdays: yang 10 for beginners. 11 a.m.-noon. Mondays and Thursdays. $10; $30 a month. 296-9212.

Beginning Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention — Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. Gentle enough for seniors and those needing to improve balance. Register at webcams.pima.gov. 11 a.m.- noon. Fridays. $9. 742-4600.

Sun Style 73 Tai Chi — Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center. For those who know the 40 forms of Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention. Register at webcms.pima.gov. 11 a.m.-noon. Mondays. $9. 

Tai Chi For Arthritis-Part 2 — Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center. For those who know the Basic 6 and Advanced 6 exercises in the Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention programs. Register at webcms.pima.gov. 12:15-1:15 p.m. Mondays. $9. 

Tai Chi for Health — Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave, Oro Valley. Safe, effective and fun way to improve balance, mental clarity, relieve pain and create an overall feeling of well-being through natural breathing and slow, gentle, meditative body movements. 1-2 p.m. Mondays. $10; $60 for nine weeks. 780-6751.

Yoga in the Buff — Movement Culture, 435 E. Ninth St. Clothing optional co-ed. 4-5 p.m. Thursdays. $5. 250-2331.

Vinyasa Yoga — Tucson Chiropractic Center, 570 N. Columbus Blvd. Strengthen, stretch and tone. 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $5. 1-435-671-9033.

Hot Yoga — Rooted, 1600 N. Tucson Blvd. Full body flow. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $10. 1-435-671-9033.

Tibetan Yoga — Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E. Speedway. For young or old, focuses on the breath as it works with the asanas. 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. $5. 622-8460.

Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga — Quaker Meeting House, 931 N. Fifth Ave. To promote peace and healing. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 490-5500.

Martial Arts/Meditation

Taekwondo Wellness — Intuition Wellness Center, 5675 N. Oracle Road. Learn traditional Taekwondo philosophy and core principles, self-care, stress management, coping skills, social skills and mindfulness meditation. 4:15 p.m class for ages 7-12; 5:15 p.m. for ages 12 and up. 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $20. 333-3320.

Capoeira for Kids — Studio Axé, 2928 E. Broadway. Children learn the basics of Tucson Capoeira Martial Arts through games and exercises. Ages 5-12. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 990-1820.

Intro to Capoeira — Studio Axé. Works the mind and body. Noon-1:15 p.m. Saturdays. $15. 

Tucson Community Capoeira Classes All Levels and Levels — Movement Culture. Build strength, and test endurance while learning the basic history and traditions. 4-6 p.m. Saturdays. $10. 

Kids Capoeira — Movement Culture. Develop; balance, motor coordination, speed and strength. Wear loose pants/sweat pants and any t-shirt and training will be in bare feet or martial-art/dance shoes. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays. $10. 

Tucson Capoeira intro class — Movement Culture. Introduction to the four core expressions of Capoeira : Movement, music, philosophy, and history. 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays. Free. 

Other Fitness ideas

Kettlebell Fit — Centerline Movement, 1600 N. Tucson Blvd. Strength and conditioning. 18 and up. 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $25. 975-0292.

PWR!Gym Medical Marijuana Wellness Series Session — PWR!Gym Parkinson Wellness Recovery, 140 W. Fort Lowell Road. Kathy Inman an Adriana Tysenn will educate about medical marijuana history, legality, uses, and more. 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Free. 591-5346.

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