The Mettler Release
    Celebrate Summer at Mettler

Summer is a season of excitement. Whether there's the anticipation of Fourth of July fireworks, first trips to favorite campgrounds, or family reunions, there are many reasons to celebrate.

This year, we're also helping you celebrate yourself. Adult athletes can participate in our Golf Workout and Summer Cycle Special classes, which are made for adults who have busy lives but want to spend more time mastering their favorite sport or learning a new skill.

Younger children can also join our summer Kids Can Cook and Junior Chef Camps where kids learn culinary and nutrition skills and participate in age-appropriate physical activities.

We hope you can join us this summer for all of our great programs and events.
Paul Mettler
Paul Mettler, PT, DPT
Check Out Our Nutrition Camps for Kids
   Check Out Our Nutrition Camps for Kids
The Mettler Cooking School is please to announce that it will offer two healthy cooking and fitness camps for kids this summer.

In July, the Kids Can Cook Camp offers a hands-on experience for your children to learn about healthy eating. Mettler Center's and County Market's Wellness staff will teach your child healthy cooking techniques and help them prepare nutritious kid-friendly lunches.

Your child will also participate in a grocery store tour as well as fun, age-level appropriate exercises led by a FitForce staff member.

In August, Mettler Center hosts its Junior Chef Camp, which is for the child who can take their previously learned culinary skills and expand his or her experience in the kitchen.

During the Junior Chef Camp, campers will learn various cooking techniques and will make pasta and coffee shop treats like scones and biscotti and decorate cakes. A physical fitness activity will also be included to balance these skills and achieve Whole Life Fitness.

Both programs are available for members and non-members. Members receive a discounted rate. Call the Mettler Center for more information or e-mail Mary Knight, Mettler University Coordinator.
    Stay Injury-Free Gardening This Summer 
Gardening can be difficult if a person has limited movement and stamina; but there are ways to decrease the aches, pains, and strains.

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., makes the following recommendations:

Protect your joints. Choose tools with padded handles to protect joints in your hands and fingers from excess pressure. Shears or clippers with a spring-action, self-opening feature help if you have a weak grasp.

Conserve energy. Sit to conserve energy and decrease stress on your back, knees, and hips. Use a kneeler seat that helps you rise from a kneeling to a seated position. Rest often and stop working before you become overtired.

Limit lifting. Watch out for those heavy bags of soil, mulch, or fertilizer. Divide it into smaller loads and use a cart or wagon to move materials. When lifting, use your legs, and ask for help if you need it.

Think small. Start with a small garden area than you can manage easily. Make sure that it's located in a place that's easily accessible from your home.

Mix it up. Vary your tasks and positions to keep from becoming stiff. Tightly gripping or pinching a tool for extended periods can cause swelling in the hands and arms. Hunching over or kneeling for prolonged periods can cause back strain and knee pain.

Call to schedule an appointment with one of the physical, massage or occupational therapists at Mettler Center or Mettler Athletic.
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Nutrition Tip
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Upcoming Events
7/7         Summer Cycle Special
7/7         Sunset Yoga
7/8         Qi Gong
7/10       Kids Cook
7/12       Kripalu Sunrise Yoga
7/12       Pilates Fundamentals
7/12       Everyday Cooking
7/12       The Golf Workout
7/13       Training with Bands
7/19-23  Kids Can Cook Camp

View our online calendars for the most current information.
Summer Cycle Special
Have you wondered what's so amazing about cycling?

Join Group Fitness Instructor, Cathy Murphy, in our Summer Cycle Special, an  exciting six-week class beginning this month.

A shortened version of our regular cycling offerings, this is a great class for beginners or for those who don't have a lot of time to work out.

You'll start out slow and work up to a full 30-minute cardio workout.

As with any cycling class, you'll be able to go at your own pace, working as hard as you'd like.

Classes meet on Wednesday mornings from 8:15-8:45 a.m., starting on July 7th. There's no need to register.

Call Mettler Center for more information. 
Get In Shape Playing Your Favorite Game
Get in Shape Playing Your Favorite Game
Were you inspired by the U.S. Open? Or, are you a golf enthusiast who is looking for another excuse to get on the green this summer?

Join our resident golfer and Mettler personal trainer, Tom Favot, for The Golf Workout: 3 Weeks to Better Golf.

During this workout, Tom will take you through specific stretching, cardio, and mobility exercises designed for the golfer.

Golfers will increase their range of motion, body awareness, and power. They'll also gain a solid strength base that will help them hit the ball farther and reduce the risk of injury.

As part of the workout, Tom will analyze each golfer's swing and offer technique advice.

Members and non-members alike can attend this three-week "camp." Members receive a discounted rate.

Call Mettler Center for more information about the The Golf Workout, which is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-6:45 p.m. starting July 12th.