March is National Nutrition Month – time for a tune up.

We regularly take care of your car with proper maintenance. How about the same for your body with good, proper nutrition?
 
Whatever the season we tuneup our cars, change the oil, rotate the tires, and fuel our cars with gas.
 
Proper nutrition is necessary for our body to stay healthy and vibrant.
 
Fuel your body. Start your engines daily with a nutritious breakfast.
 
Tune up? Get your muscles stronger and more flexible. Manage your pain. Improve your balance. Reduce your dizziness. Get back to moving and doing more activities in your home and outdoors.
 
Do you need a jumpstart? Or are you just going to run out of gas?
 
Give Ann a call today for a complementary discovery consultation visit. 210-833-8336
 
Join us for classes daily: See schedule below:
 

*Balance in Action – Mondays/Fridays at 1:00 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84191900465 

Click to join Balance in Action

Meeting ID: 841 9190 0465

**Yoga in Action – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 5:15 pm:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81749823374 

Click to join Yoga in Action

Meeting ID: 817 4982 3374

**Pilates – Wednesdays at 1:00 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/545290786

Meeting ID: 545 290 786

*free. No charge for Balance in Action 

**$40 per month unlimited classes (Yoga and Pilates)

Venmo Ann-Newstead or send a check or cash.

Jump start your new year with a 21-day challenge

It’s a new year!

Thank you for your dedication to your health and wellness. You are all amazing. Your body is amazing too. You have the capacity to improve and work toward your new years goals with just a few minutes a day of activity to improve your physical and mental well-being.
 
Take a moment to write down your top three (3) goals for 2021. Once you have these goals in mind – or written down – plan to follow through using your calendar. Set small steps toward specific measurable goals that will work into your daily schedule. Make a note of each activity you perform on your calendar or in a journal – whichever works best for you.
 

The 21-day challenge is now on.

When you complete 30 minutes cumulative of activity on 21 of the next 30 days, you will “win” a bag of fresh coffee grounds from a local coffee maker. At the end of the month, send me a copy of your activity. Think of this as an opportunity of adding to your body’s bank account!
 
Daily activity has positive effects not only on your physical but also your mental-health and wellness. Physical Activity: Builds muscle. Lowers Blood pressure. Releases endorphins for improved mental health. Reduces the risk for chronic diseases.
 

Do you need support?

I will support you by texting or emailing you a positive message each day between now and January 30th.
 
We are offering 50% off class fees in January to help jump start your year!
 
Here is our class schedule:
 

*Balance in Action – Mondays/Fridays at 1:00 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84191900465

Meeting ID: 841 9190 0465

**Yoga in Action – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 5:00 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81749823374

Meeting ID: 817 4982 3374

**Pilates – Wednesdays at 1:00 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/545290786

Meeting ID: 545 290 786

*No charge

**$20 for unlimited classes of Yoga/Pilates through January 31, 2021 – check, cash, CC or Venmo (Ann-Newstead) accepted

YOU WILL BE PLACED INTO A WAITING ROOM, THEN LET IN WHEN THE INSTRUCTOR ARRIVES. FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT ANN AT 210-833-8336.

Stay well, stay active in 2021.
 
Best health always,
Ann

Classes for your holiday enjoyment

A message from Ann: The holidays are here and we are wishing you a safe and happy holiday season. We appreciate each of you for your support and ongoing dedication to your own health and wellness. Your health and wellness are important to us and so we have offered physical therapy and also class sessions throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Amazingly, we have held over 45 sessions of Pilates, over 90 sessions of Balance and over 90 sessions of Yoga in Action. We also added Massage therapy in the clinic on an as needed basis.
 
We are here to serve you and the Helotes community. If you have special needs that are not being met, please contact us anytime. We realize times are challenging. We are here for you.
 
We continue all classes this week. However we will not be offering classes next week 12/21-12/31. We will begin all classes again Monday, January 4, 2021.
 
To keep active during the last two weeks of the year we have posted our Balance in Action and Pilates classes at the links below.
 
Here are the links:
Balance in Action
is a class for people who want to improve their balance, flexibility and strength. A virtual Zoom meeting was recorded in March 2020. Please be safe and go at your own pace. Holding a stable surface near you for the more difficult activities is recommended.
 
Balance in Action: Click here
 
https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/0CRG4rEVdL6Z4jRrHj3o5E-PQ#zoom_Balance_in_Action_with_Ann_spring_2020
 
Yoga in Action:
is a multilevel yoga session for your relaxation, flexibility, strength and balance. A virtual Zoom meeting was recorded in xx 2020. You will need a floor mat, block, chair or stable surface nearby.
 
**[Click here to download session] or cut and past the following link into your web browser.  
 
https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/0nbJpoV70pktPKUztzesjBZXg#Yoga_in_Action_with_Kristin-08.11
 
Pilates in Action
is a beginners floor pilates class for people who want to improve their core strength and flexibility. A virtual Zoom meeting was recorded in April 2020. You will need a floor mat or blanket on the floor, as well as a pillow and/or ball and t-band.
 
Pilates in Action: Click here
 
https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/06SIwsPpFzXEUZXXzL64J2-ZA#zoom_Pilates_with_Ann-beginner_session-Spring_2020
 
Stay active. Be safe.
Best health always, Ann
 
P.S. Classes will resume January 4th.

Classes at AHNewPT – join in!

*Balance in Action – Mondays/Fridays at 1:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84191900465

Meeting ID: 841 9190 0465

**Yoga in Action – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 5:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81749823374

Meeting ID: 817 4982 3374

**Pilates – Wednesdays at 1:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/545290786

Meeting ID: 545 290 786

*No charge

**$40 unlimited classes of Yoga/Pilates through December 31 – check, cash, CC or Venmo (Ann-Newstead) accepted

YOU WILL BE PLACED INTO A WAITING ROOM, THEN LET IN WHEN THE INSTRUCTOR ARRIVES. FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT ANN AT 210-833-8336.

Virtual 3rd year celebration

Join us for a virtual 3rd year (not 4th) celebration of opening in Old Town Helotes. Zoom meeting is on Monday September 21 at ~1:45 pm immediately following Balance in Action. We will have a fun slide show and quiz time. See you there! Best Health Always, Ann

Join Zoom Ann-iversary at 1:45 pm Monday September 21st, 2020.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84191900465

Meeting ID: 841 9190 0465

It’s Fall Prevention Month

Falls are devastating especially if you have an injury or accident that requires hospitalization.

Is a misstep, trip or slip a fall? In reality no. However many times a misstep or trip or slip leads to a fall and injury.
 
The formal definition of a fall is when you contact the floor or a lower surface such as a bed, chair or other object.
 
A recovery step is the last line of defense before a fall. As we age our reaction times increase. It takes us longer to take a recovery step. And being vigilant is one part of our ability to react quickly.
 
Another aspect of quick reaction times is having our muscles ready for action. We have all fallen as children. We were limber and agile. How do we keep our agility as we age? To move everyday and often throughout the day. Sitting is our enemy. And prevention is the key.
 
Oftentimes we admit we had a near fall, however when we have a misstep, trip or slip that can lead to a fall and worse, an injury. After an injury it’s more difficult to recover.
 
The downward spiral begins:
 
Fear of falling, we stop moving, we have increased muscle weakness – strength, endurance and power, and loss of balance ensues, with more falls.
 
My mother had several falls in her late 80’s. After her fourth fall, and fracture of her left hip (upper femur) she was hospitalized. The orthopedic physician repaired her leg, however she became so weak she could not longer walk. She needed physical therapy. She had recovered before, however this time she had lost so much strength that she was unable to participate fully.
 
The bottom line is: Prevention is key. Stay strong and flexible. Work on your balance daily. Join us for our Balance in Action classes Monday and Fridays at 1:00 CT. We would love to see you there.
 
Best health always,
Ann

*Balance in Action – Mondays/Fridays at 1:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84191900465

Meeting ID: 841 9190 0465

**Yoga in Action –Tuesdays/Thursdays at 5:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81749823374

Meeting ID: 817 4982 3374

**Pilates – Wednesdays at 1:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/545290786

Meeting ID: 545 290 786

*No charge

**$40 unlimited classes of Yoga/Pilates in September – check, cash, CC or Venmo (Ann-Newstead) accepted