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On Thanksgiving Day, Overeaters Anonymous is offering three free and open meetings.
OA helps people with any eating disorder, including binging, bulimia or and anorexia. The meetings deal with how to get through the holidays without eating compulsively.
All of Thursday’s meetings are at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 625 E. River Road. They start at 9 a.m. and end at noon.
For more information, call 235-9150 or visit www.oa.org.
Providence Institute is offering six sessions of personal training with a student trainer for $99.
Sessions are available Dec. 1-19. Training times are Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday at 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 12:45 p.m.
Participants will train twice a week for three weeks at Providence Fitness Personal Training Gym, 1118 N. Jones Blvd. Student trainers have completed the majority of their coursework and train under the supervision of a certified personal trainer.
Call 323-0203 to reserve a spot.
Andrew Clark, an exercise physiologist and owner of Performance Fitness, 2951 N. Swan Road, will offer free “nutritional tours” of a grocery store to help Tucsonans make smart food choices this holiday season.
The tours will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 12 and 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at Bashas’, 3275 N. Swan Road. Clark will offer basic nutritional guidance for a healthful lifestyle. He will talk about how to read a nutritional label and avoid holiday food pitfalls. He will recommend healthful alternatives.
“The holiday season is notorious for overindulging, however . . . it’s not one day or one meal that wreaks havoc on our health; it’s the routine choices we make 365 days a year that have the greatest impact on a healthy lifestyle,” Clark said in a news release.
Tours will begin by the checkout stand near the main store entrance. There is no fee but registration is required.
Want to know more?
Call Performance Fitness at 325-5455 or visit www.performancefitnesstucson.com.
Northwest Medical Center Oro Valley is giving free flu shots Friday – and you don’t even have to get out of your car.
The drive-through flu shot clinic will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. at the hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road.
Though the shots are free, the hospital is asking for donations of nonperishable food to benefit the Catalina Community Services Food Bank.
Anyone 10 and older is eligible for the shot, on a first-come, first-served basis.
The flu shot is approved for 6-month-olds and older, including healthy people and those with chronic medical conditions. It takes up to two weeks for protection to develop, and protection lasts up to one year, according to the hospital.
It isn’t often that you find a free fitness class.
But the folks at the Pima County Public Library’s Sam Lena-South Tucson Branch offer Fitness for Free every Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at the library, 1607 S. Sixth Ave.
There are no membership fees for this class, which offers yoga, pilates, aerobics and more.
The class allows participants to sample different types of exercise and learn about getting and staying healthy. It is open to teens and adults.
For more information, call the library at 594-5265.
“Don’t Let Arthritis Sideline Your Activities” is Wednesday’s free Living Well lecture presented by Northwest Medical Center Oro Valley.
Orthopedic surgeon James Benjamin will discuss what arthritis is and how the condition – which plagues more than 46 million adults in the United States – can affect you.
He will share what is new in the surgical treatment of arthritis, as well as treatment options for the knee. Benjamin will discuss when to consider knee replacement and in what types of activities you can participate after such surgery.
Benjamin will speak at 3:30 p.m. at Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Road. Call 866-694-9355, or register at www.nmcorovalley.com (click on “community education”).
You still can sign up at www.active.com for Saturday’s The Fleet Feet TMC Catalina State Park Trail Run. The event has two distances: five and 10 miles (though organizers say the exact distance may vary).
Both races start and finish at the park trail head and include a “92 Stair Climb.” The 10-miler is two laps of the five-mile course.
Overall male, female and age group awards for each heat.
The race starts at 7 a.m., at Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road (Milepost 81).
Entry fees are $35 for the five-mile race and $40 for the 10-miler.
For more information, call 797-7867 or go to www.everyoneruns.net.
Women seeking to enhance their mental, physical and emotional outlook can attend the second annual Women’s Wellness West this weekend at the Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road.
The resort’s Sonoran Spa and Natural Health magazine are hosting the Friday-through-Sunday event. The fees are $325 for those not spending the night, and $453-$682 per person for those with accommodations.
Included in the day package are: dinner Saturday, a yoga class, two life-coaching workshops, a women’s health workshop, labyrinth meditation, a water aerobics class, a one-hour spa treatment and a gift bag.
For more information, call 917-2467.
Can you swim for miles, but when it comes to dry land exercises, you feel like a fish out of water?
You may be interested in the Dry Land Training Tips for Masters Swimmers, a free seminar presented by exercise physiologist Andrew Clark of Performance Fitness.
The seminar will cover why weight-bearing exercise becomes more important with age, how to safely add land-based exercise to your routine and specific exercises to help you swim faster. The seminar will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 27, at Performance Fitness, 2951 N. Swan Road, Suite 101. For reservations and information, call 325-5455.
Registered United States Masters Swimming swimmers can also receive a special membership discount if they join the club by Sept. 30.
Dr. Andrew Weil, author and founder of the University of Arizona’s Integrative Medicine Program, will speak on nutrition, fitness, and mind-body wellness during lunch at a forum Sept. 29.
The Healthier Aging Health and Wellness Forum, sponsored by Pima Council on Aging and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., is 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the YWCA of Tucson Leadership Center, 525 N. Bonita Ave. Giffords will make opening and closing remarks.
Cost is $25 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited to 250 people.
Deadline to register is noon Sept. 26. To register, go to www.pcoa.org or call PCOA, 258-5066, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays.
TrailRunner magazine recently named Tucson one of its top eight trail running towns in America.
The Old Pueblo’s ranking stems from its abundant trail running options, in particular in Catalina State Park, the Tucson Mountains, Mount Lemmon, Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Park. TrailRunner’s October issue selects Tucson for its desert scenery, year-round mild temperatures, easy access to cooler elevations and demanding terrain.
Here is a look at some of our favorite trails in those locales, which make for great running or hiking.
STARR PASS TRAIL
Location: Tucson Mountains
Distance: 2 miles round trip
Change in elevation: 100 feet
Trail head: West on Starr Pass Boulevard to Placita Estrellita, veer right and continue through a four-way stop to a dead end and a paved parking lot.
Notable: There are spurs where natural formations, most notably, a “map of Africa”, occur.
SUTHERLAND CUTOFF TRAIL
Location: Catalina State Park in the Santa Catalina Mountains
Distance: 5.2 miles round trip
Elevation change: 600 feet
Trailhead: North on Oracle Road to Catalina State Park entrance on the east side of the road
Notable: Trail follows and climbs between Romero and Sutherland washes; nice introduction to the Catalinas. There’s a $6 park fee.
PIMA CANYON TRAIL
Location: front range of the Santa Catalina Mountains
Length: 7.4 miles round trip to a small dam
Elevation change: 850 feet
Trail head: First Avenue turns into Christie Road north of Ina Road. Take Christie until you reach a roundabout that turns right onto Magee Road and follow the signs to the parking lot.
Notable: Running water, waterfall, saguaro, cholla, catclaw, prickly pear, mesquite and paloverde
BEAR CANYON TRAIL
Location: in Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in the Santa Catalina foothills
Distance: 8.2 miles round trip
Elevation change: 717 feet
Trailhead: Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, walk to Bear Canyon Road junction
Notable: Lush Sonoran Desert trail winding to Seven Falls and its cascading pools and beautiful scenes of high rocks and ledges. Use care in rock hopping and gauge each pool’s depth. Winter rainy season is optimum time of year. You will have to wade in water where the creek crisscrosses the trail.
CACTUS FOREST DRIVE
Location: Saguaro National Park-Rincon Mountain District
Distance: 8 mile loop
Elevation change: 118 feet
Trail head: Saguaro National Park-Rincon Visitors Center; park fee is $5 (for a seven-day pass)
Notable: This paved loop over rolling hills, also popular with cyclists, hikers and vehicles, showcases the best of the Sonoran Desert.
SABINO CANYON TRAIL
Location: In Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in the Santa Catalina Mountains foothills
Distance: 7.6 miles round trip
Elevation change: 500 feet
Trail head: East on Speedway Boulevard, North on Wilmot Road (which turns into Tanque Verde Road), west on Sabino Canyon Road and stay right when the road splits. Parking will be on the right. The trail head is at the beginning of the paved road west of the visitors center.
Notable: Parking is $5 for the day or $20 for an annual pass.
‘NEW’ PHONELINE TRAIL
Location: in Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in the Santa Catalina foothills
Distance: 11 miles roundtrip
Elevation change: 9,000 feet
Notable: Popular Sabino Canyon trail reopened Sept. 30, 2007, after being closed by flooding in 2005. Offers spectacular scenic views of Sabino Canyon as trail follows line of Sabino Canyon road. It costs $5 to use Sabino Canyon.
Trailhead: From Sabino Canyon Visitor’s Center, take the footpath that heads uphill and turn left on the footpath when it intersections with another footpath about 50 feet up the hill.
MOUNT LEMMON: BABAD DO’AG TRAIL
Location: lower central range of Santa Catalina Mountains
Distance: 4.2 miles round trip
Elevation change: 1,150-foot gain
Trail head: at Babad Do’ag Vista, the first along Catalina Highway
Notable: Trail follows highway for a quarter-mile; vista gives panoramic views of the east-north range and Tucson Basin Babad Do’ag in Tohono O’odham means “Frog Mountain.” There is a $5 national forest fee.
MOUNT LEMMON: GREEN MOUNTAIN TRAIL
Location: Santa Catalina Mountains
Distance: 8 miles round trip
Elevation change: 1,300 feet
Trail head: Catalina Highway General Hitchcock Campground, where the trail is signed.
Notable: Can be done round trip but also shuttle either from Hitchcock or San Pedro Vista in which trail is a drop into Bear Canyon area. There is a $5 national forest fee.
Location: Catalina State Park in the Santa Catalina Mountains
Distance: 7.2 miles round trip
Elevation change: 1,500 feet
Trail head: North on Oracle Road to Catalina State Park entrance on the east side of the road
Notable: climb, steep in some places, to a system of natural rock pools. There’s a $6 park fee.
BRIDAL WREATH FALLS
Location: Saguaro National Park – Rincon Mountain District
Length: 5.6 miles round trip
Elevation change: 1,000 feet
Trail head: Travel east on Speedway Boulevard till its end. There is a small parking lot and additional parking along the road.
Notable: Running water and a waterfall at the end
TRY THE TRAILS YOURSELF
Sign up for these and other trail races at www.active.com:
• Sept. 27 Fleet Feet & TMC “Reverse the Course” Catalina State Park 5.5 and 11 Mile Trail Race. The fees are $35 (for 5.5 miler) and $50 (11 miles). Start time is 6:30 a.m.
• Oct. 11 Fleet Feet TMC Catalina State Park Trail Run, with two lengths: one is about 5 miles, the other is two loops of that course. Both have a “92 Stair Climb.” Fees are $35 (5 miles) and $40 (10 miles). Start time is at 7 a.m.
For more on area trail running, call 797-7867 or go to everyoneruns.net.
The Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park has new hours beginning Monday.
The public may visit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through winter, except on Christmas, when it is closed.
Located on U.S. Route 60, just three miles west of Superior, the arboretum is Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden, featuring 323 acres, some 3,200 different desert plants and more than 230 bird species.
At a free lecture Thursday at Northwest Medical Center Oro Valley learn to shop for healthful foods while staying on a budget.
“Navigating the Grocery Store” is the topic of the hospital’s next Commit To Be Fit lecture. Registered dietitian Cathy Grumbles will discuss how to shop and eat healthfully. She also will discuss nutrition symbols and how to read and understand nutrition labels.
The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road.
To register, call 866-694-9355 or go online to www.nmcorovalley.com and click on the “Community Education” tab.
Commit To Be Fit lectures, which provide exercise and nutrition information, are held the first Thursday of each month.
Backpacker magazine will be in Tucson on Thursday as part of its annual Get Out More Tour.
Outdoor recreation specialists Randy and Sheri Propster will give a one-hour presentation on topics ranging from planning an outdoor adventure and choosing gear for your trip, to survival skills and backcountry navigation tips. The couple have been on multiple 200-plus day backpacking trips and hiked the American Discovery Trail in 253 days.
The event starts at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at Summit Hut, 5045 E. Speedway Blvd. (325-1554).
It is free.