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Start Routines Now to Get Ready for Fall

This has been a busy summer. The American Dietetic Association announced new guidelines to help Americans make better choices about the foods they eat. We've made those recommendations easy to understand.

We also know that exercise can be difficult to sneak into your schedule this time of year. That's why we're encouraging you to check out our group exercises classes.

For those who love massage, we're pleased to announce that we'll be offering Thai Yoga Massage and an upcoming workshop where you can learn more.

We're excited about the potential this month has to offer and our ability to help you in your quest to achieve Whole Life Fitness.

As always, let us know if you have suggestions or need help living your best life.
Paul Mettler
Paul Mettler, PT, DPT
Mettler Center Offers Thai Yoga Massage

Experience Deep Stretching and Relaxation  
Thai Yoga Massage is ancient technique incorporates a relaxing mixture of the stretching aspects of yoga, acupressure, meditation, deep breathing, and reflexology. It is done on a comfortable mat on the floor and the client remains fully clothed.

Check out some of the essential characteristics of Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai Yoga Massage offered at Mettler Center.
  • In Thai Yoga Massage, the practitioner assists the client into traditional yoga stretches as well as other passive stretches.
  • Through acupressure, Nuad Bo-Rarn utilizes the body's sen lines (energy lines). This relieves tension and blockages so the body's energy can flow freely.
  • Thai massage uses meditation to enhance the benefit of relaxation and help clear the mind.
  • The practitioner is constantly mindful of the client's breath and will give instruction to take deep breaths, particularly to enhance a stretch; deep breathing is also a great way to warm and relax the body and calm the mind.
  • Much of the pressure point work in Thai massage is done on the feet and hands. While this is not the same as reflexology, the same points are being worked and can provide a similar response in the body.
Join Jami Taylor and Lisa Dalby on Sunday, August 13 from 12-3 pm for a Thai Massage Partner's Workshop. Participants will learn basic Thai Massage techniques to use at home.

For more information or to sign up, contact Member Services. For more information on massage therapy, please contact Jami Taylor, certified provider of Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai Massage
Decoding the Latest Dietary Guidelines  

The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans offer new ways to help Americans think about how they eat, balancing calories to manage weight, increasing foods and nutrients, and encouraging people to exercise.

As we all know, establishing a healthy eating pattern with various nutrients can help reduce the risk of developing diet-related chronic diseases while staying within an appropriate amount of caloric needs.

The most recent Dietary Guidelines, which replace the old food pyramid with "My Plate," encourages Americans to eat more:

Whole grains: Make at least half your grain servings whole grains.

Vegetables: Eat a variety of vegetables, especially dark-green, red, and orange vegetables plus beans and peas. Most adults need 2 1/2 cups of vegetables per day.

Fruits: Add fruit to meals and snacks -- fresh, frozen, or canned -- to get about 2 cups each day.

Low or fat free milk, yogurt, and cheese or fortified soy beverages: Include 3 cups per day for calcium, vitamin D, protein and potassium. Lactose-free milk is also an option.

Vegetable oils such as canola, corn, olive, peanut and soybean: These are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Use in moderate amounts in place of solid fats.

Seafood: Include a variety of seafood more often in place of some meat and poultry.

In addition to these improvements, the guidelines also suggest eating less sugars, solid fats, refined grains, and sodium.

To learn more about healthy eating, meet with our registered dietitian.

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Nutrition Tip
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Don't exercise on an empty stomach. Instead, grab an easy-to-digest, carb-based food 30 to 60 minutes prior. Before workouts lasting 90 minutes or more, a more substantial pre-workout meal will help you feel satisfied throughout the exercise session. More nutrition...
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Try Group Fitness to Break Out of Your Exercise Rut

If you're in an exercise rut or need to enhance your training program, you might want to consider attending group fitness classes.

At Mettler, we know that your classmates and instructors help define your group fitness experience. Our instructors are certified by nationally recognized organizations. Their main priority is to ensure the safety of all participants and create effective workouts that meet the class objectives. Each class is non-competitive and encourage people to exercise at their own pace, thanks to modifications our instructors make.

Our instructors teach the same classes each week, too, which allow you to find a class that fits your schedule with an instructor you love. 


Part of finding a good class is choosing one that will meet your needs. We offer a variety of classes including cardio, mind-body, and strength training classes. Older adults are able to take classes with their peers that meet their body's specific needs. Classes are also created for those who have specific conditions.

If you're interested in joining our group fitness classes, contact Member Services for more information. You can also stop by Mettler Center to find a class schedule as well as information about payment. Most all classes are free for members, but a few require additional fees. 


If you need help choosing the group fitness class that is right for you, please contact Joy Sheehan, Mettler Center's Group Fitness coordinator and Fitness/Wellness Manager. 

The Benefits of Kids' Yoga
The Benefits
of Kids' Yoga

Children can benefit from yoga in many of the same ways adults can, which is why we're offering Animal Yoga for Kids on August 17th.


Kids ages 4-10 years will explore ancient yoga poses, as well as create their own Honor Animals. This is a time to be creative while stretching and strengthening muscles.


The benefits of yoga are endless. Pre-school children develop body awareness, language, good listening skills, cooperation, and powers of observation through yoga. 


Older children expand these skills and compliment their other exercises.


For more information, please contact Member Services.

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