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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Healthy Thanksgiving

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Stay fit During Thanksgiving

Colder weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and Thanksgiving feasts. Here are a few ways to prioritize health and fitness as the season changes from summer to fall.

Take advantage of the cooler weather with a morning walk. Studies have shown that exercising outside reduces stress and improves your mood.

Don’t “fall” off track. Stay motivated to stick to your exercise routine by enlisting a workout buddy. Or run a Turkey Trot 5k race.

When daylight savings ends, stay in the light and join a gym. Denton Parks and Rec offers a gym membership which includes access to fitness equipment after dark. Denton Senior Center is open until 8 p.m. and North Lakes Rec Center is open until 10 p.m. Monday-Friday.

CHECK OUT THESE GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

Les Mills BODYPUMP

A barbell workout for anyone looking to get toned and fit fast! Build strength using light to moderately weighted barbells, free weights, and body weight exercises.

North Lakes Rec Center

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Saturday at 8 a.m.

CLASSICALLY FIT

A senior fitness workout featuring functional exercises designed to help participants maintain an independent lifestyle. 

Denton Senior Center 

Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m.

North Lakes Rec Center

Thursday at 10 a.m.

Les Mills CORE

Build Strength, stability, and endurance in the muscles that support your core, improve balance, and assist injury prevention. Featuring floor and standing exercises with resistance tubes, weight plates, and bodyweight moves like crunches, and hovers.

North Lakes Rec Center 

Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.

CHAIR YOGA

A series of gentle seated and standing yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. A chair is used for standing support and posture alignment. Close-toed shoes have required for the duration of this mat-free class.

Denton Senior Center 

Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

ZUMBA 

Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low and high-intensity moves for a calorie-burning dance-fitness party.

North Lakes Rec Center 

Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m.

SENIOR MAT YOGA

A series of mat yoga poses designed specifically for seniors to increase spinal flexibility, balance, core strength, and hip mobility.

Denton Senior Center 

Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

North Lakes Rec Center

Monday at 11 a.m.

Indoor Cycling

Come burn massive amounts of calories while enjoying the ride of your life. This 45-minute stationary bike workout improves cardiovascular fitness, while strengthening and toning your lower body muscles. 

North Lakes Rec Center 

Saturday at 8 a.m.


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