Can you believe 2017 is almost here? ‘Tis the season for new year’s resolutions! The majority of the time, those resolutions have something to do with going on a diet, getting fit or losing weight — perhaps even all three. Unfortunately, 25% of new year’s resolutions are broken after the first week.
Why? Because resolutions are often too challenging to remain sustainable over an extended period of time. In this day and age, we have high expectations and want instant results. But it takes time and effort to make your best self! Conquering your weight loss / fitness resolutions requires finding exercises that you truly enjoy doing …and doing them often. Fortunately for Harbor Club members, there are lots of fun options available for getting fit (and for keeping your new year’s resolution past one week!) Consider the following:
Barre and Toning Class
Starting in January 2017, Maureen Brower will be offering a brand new barre and toning class. This fast-growing fitness exercise routine is inspired by ballet. It focuses on isometric strength training to develop long, lean muscles without bulking up. This class is offered at The Grove on Friday mornings from 8-9am but space is limited. Please contact Maureen Brower to sign up.
Yoga is an excellent way to gain both strength and flexibility. It includes controlled breathing, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures to increase blood flow to your muscles. We offer classes for both ladies and men, with the men’s class being geared toward conditioning for golf. Two ladies’ classes are at The Grove — one on Tuesdays at 9am and the other on Thursdays at 8am. The men’s class is at The Grove on Mondays at 2pm.
Inspired by Latin dance, Zumba is a highly popular routine of aerobic movements performed to energetic music. It is a perfect combination of fun and fitness that allows you to dance away a ton of calories with your friends. Zumba is offered at The Grove on Tuesdays at 4:30pm.
Exercise at The Grove
Want to come up with your own fitness routine? We offer several options to do so at our newly unveiled amenity, The Grove. There you will have access to a wide array of options including new cardio machines, weight-training equipment, a quarter-mile track, a sports field, and a Fit-Trail® with 10 fitness stations for stretching, bending and strength training.
Believe it or not, golf offers a lot of health benefits. As you play, you’ll be doing a lot of walking, bending, stretching and swinging of your clubs. Our course has a varied terrain and different elevations to add a bit of challenging fun to your game. Book a tee time here and get your body moving!
Harbor Club recently installed three new pickleball courts to enjoy this fast-growing, low-impact sport. It will get your blood pumping with combined elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Get the scoop on pickleball and choose a play time from the schedule below:
Monday at 10am – Men and women
Wednesday at 10am – Women
Thursday at 10am – Men
Saturday at 10am – Men and women
Other exercise options…
Harbor Club also offers tennis, a junior Olympic-sized pool and 27 miles of well-maintained roads in our secure, gated community… perfect for biking, running, jogging and walking.
So if you want to keep your new year’s resolutions for getting fit, try one (or many) of the options above. Create a routine that you enjoy and stick to it! It takes 21 days to form a new habit — which is totally achievable and sustainable. At Harbor Club, you can make fitness fun …and soon enough, you’ll see the results of your efforts.
Cheers for a happy and healthy 2017!