Fitness & Wellness
Recreation Center Fitness & Wellness Services
The Savannah Lakes Village Recreation Center offers a licensed massage therapist and personal fitness trainer available by appointments.To schedule your appointment, call (864) 391-4180.
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Therapeutic massage can be an important component of your health maintenance or wellness plan. It helps keep your the mind and body functioning optimally. Sessions are provided by licensed massage therapist Linda Williams. Appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Cost is $40 for 1/2 hour, $65 for one hour, and $95 for 1 1/2 hours.Packages are also available: five one-hour sessions for $325 (sixth massage free) or four 1 1/2-hour sessions for $360.
Fitness Training Program
Sally Perkins is a certified athletic trainer licensed in South Carolina and a personal fitness trainer at Savannah Lakes Village. She has extensive practical and teaching experience in gerontology, anatomy, physiology, health, medical and orthopedic conditions, fitness and strength training. Her practical experience includes designing and implementing strengthening programs, increasing flexibility and range of motion, improving balance and body awareness, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, and nutrition. Sally has worked with athletic teams and physically active people of all ages in the areas of athletic training, exercise science and sports medicine. She enjoys playing golf, tennis, pickleball and working out in the weight room.
Limited Appointments are available . Please contact the Recreation Center to make an appointment at (864) 391-4180. Everyone who makes appointment must complete health profile and waiver of liability.
Recreation Center Fitness & Wellness Programs
The Savannah Lakes Village Recreation Center offers a variety of classes for a healthier you. This is a schedule of activities and a brief summary of each class. Select two, three or as many as you like, to help you reach your wellness and fitness goals. For more information, call (864) 391-4180 or CLICK HERE for e-mail correspondence.
WATER-BASED FITNESS PROGRAMS
Basic Aquatic Fitness
Monday- Friday: 9:30-10:15 a.m.
This low/moderate aquatic fitness class is aimed at beginners through advanced aquatic exercisers. The programming is designed scientifically to train in the water for activities on land and to re-achieve and maintain a good level of physical functioning particularly for activities of daily living.The programming is designed according to principles of exercise science for continual improvements in cardiovascular capacity; in joint flexibility and range of motion; in core muscular strength; in fasciae and muscle toning; in posture, gait and balance -- achieved through the natural transfers of power through dynamic muscle action chaining and in learning good bio-mechanical form in a hydro-dynamic environment. We do individual and partner work, group games, and some dances slowed down to water speed. Equipment needed: aquatic shoes and gloves.
Intermediate/Advanced Aquatic Fitness
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Wednesday: 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This class consists of a short warmup, cardiovascular workout using water buoys and noodles, strengthening and toning exercises, stretching and balance exercises. The class is suitable for moderately active beginners and is a great way to exercise and tone your muscles while being kind to your joints. If you are no stranger to exercise, you can begin a level. Jump-start your mornings, and you’ll feel great the rest of the day.
Co-Ed Aqua Power Gym
Mondays: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Aqua Power Gym is a specialty power class of high muscular and cardiovascular intensity designed to turn the combination of human body and water into a 360-degree multiplex gym. Both transitional-depth and deep water movement resembles more water polo training or trapeze work or even anti-gravitational training (like how to walk on the moon) than water aerobics. The exercise design consists of all seven basic vertical aquatic exercises run through all four vertical aquatic working positions, the three planes of motion of the body -- often two at once -- and all directional and lever variants to offer an infinitely varied and progression-focused exercise program. We concentrate on breath, on core muscles, on lever length and joint action, on maximizing safe ranges of motion for joint flexibility, on recruiting all the vital tiny muscles to support the concentric, eccentric, and isometric actions of the large opposing muscle groups to achieve muscle balance, tone and kinetic force brought against the various hydro-dynamic forces/properties of water. This class is aimed at helping each other maintain and improve athletically fit, balanced, strong and healthy bodies and minds throughout our lives. Lots of camaraderie, laughter and learning. Equipment needed: aquatic athletic shoes, aquatic gloves, supernoodle; occasional work with boxers/kickers, paddles, balls, buoyancy cuffs, which instructor supplies.
Always a popular sport, the game is a great way to stay in shape, both physically and mentally. Tennis may be played on either the clay or hard courts by scheduling a time at the Recreation Center front desk. Or, you may take advantage of scheduled play days. Tennis times vary with the seasons, weather conditions, etc. Call the Recreation Center for the latest times.
Try table tennis. It’s a moderate form of exercise and fun. Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m.
Land aerobics is designed to include all four types of exercise – aerobics, strength, stretching and balance, all in a one-hour session.
CO-ED LAND AEROBICS
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
It’s a drop-in class, and you may participate as your schedule allows. After a short warmup and some stretching, you begin the aerobics component. This portion starts with movements that involve only some of the major muscle groups, then increases in intensity to include all major muscle groups. All movements can be done as low impact or stationary exercises. This means that you will have one foot on the ground at all times (no jumping). This segment is designed to increase your exercise capacity (amount of oxygen consumed in one minute). Once you have increased your heart rate, you move on to strength and balance. Biceps and triceps curls, standing on toes, hip flexion and extension, knee flexion and extension, and side leg raises are some of the strength exercises that you do. You can do these with or without weights. For balance, you stand on one foot for an extended period of time. Why balance exercises? Studies have shown that they substantially reduce your chances of falling. Finally, you do push-ups and abdominal exercises. You finish the hour with stretching and cooling-down movements. A person who weighs 150 pounds will have burned approximately 400 calories, “walked” several miles, and revved up their metabolism rate for several hours. Are you ready?
STRETCH AND TONE
Mondays: 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Fridays: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
This class consists of about 20 minutes of stretching and toning exercises while sitting in a chair. It was designed specifically for people who are not able to kneel or get down on the floor. We do about 30 minutes of upper body work with weights. Individuals select the weight that is right for them. We have participants who use no weights right up to those who use eight- or 10-pound weights. We usually have approximately five minutes of cardio exercise at some point during the class. This is a great class for everyone because you only do what you can.
Tuesday and Friday: 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Yoga is user-friendly. Nearly anyone, at any fitness level, and with a wide range of personal and fitness goals, can benefit from beginning a yoga practice. Short on flexibility? Something as simple as standing up straight can be considered a yoga pose. All you have to do is plant your feet on the floor, bring your ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, and ears into vertical alignment and breathe … Mountain Pose. Becoming mindful of your body, while maintaining deep, steady abdominal breathing, is the heart of yoga. The more complex the pose, the harder you have to work, both mentally and physically to stay aligned. You simply must relax and breathe. Yoga can reduce stress, aid in digestion, improve flexibility and joint mobility, which, in turn, improves posture. The yoga classes offered at the Recreation Center also strengthen and tone the core muscles. These are just some of the benefits of yoga. Yoga can help ease your aches, pains, and stiffness. If you suffer from sciatic nerve or other back issues, yoga can help.
Pickleball is a sport that combines the skills of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It is played with a paddle similar to table tennis, but larger, and a wiffle ball. Anyone can play this sport. The court is about half the size of a tennis court and can be played indoors or outdoors. You only get points if you are serving, and the game is won when you reach 11 points. It is one of the fastest-growing activities in America. Pickleball can be a social game or leagues can be developed to play more competitively. This sport is very good for hand/eye coordination, balance, and memory. Pickleball is a fun activity with no experience required and easily learned. The Recreation Center also has equipment needed to participate that you are welcome to borrow. For additional Information on pickleball,visit the official national website at www.usapa.org
The leagues will be held on Tuesdays. We can add Wednesdays if we have enough teams to register. Games starting at 4 p.m.
League is for four-person teams with 12 teams maximum per day. Please call or sign up in the registration book at Recreation Center. If you do not have a full team, please sign up and we will attempt to place you with another twosome. This league is designed for a social and fun fall activity. Bocce is open to all types of players, from beginners to more advanced.