Tag: fitness

Big Bear Total Fitness Brings Silver Sneakers Program To Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, November 10, 2011, 12:00pm – A new program for senior citizens has come to Big Bear.  The program called Silver Sneakers is designed for older adults, and is focused on improving flexibility, increasing range of motion, and controlling weight.  Big Bear Total Fitness, a gym in Big Bear City has just started the Silver Sneakers program, which is a national program that started in Pheonix Arizona, 12 years ago.  Gayla Frederick, owner of Big Bear Total Fitness, has been certified in the program, and told KBHR that she has already seen improvements in the people currently taking the classes, which are designed to help senior citizens with their daily living.  According to Gayla, those who have been in the class this past month are already showing improvements with their balance, cardio, stamina and range of motion.  What many people may not know about the program is that some insurance plans actually cover the Silver Sneakers program, and there are currently 900 people in the Big Bear Valley who qualify.  The class is currently being offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00am, and those who are interested in the class can attend, or call Big Bear Total Fitness at 909 585-6546 for more information.  Big Bear Total Fitness is located to the west of the Airport in Big Bear City at 601 Valley Blvd, and features...

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Winter Knocks On Big Bear’s Door

Big Bear, Ca, November 3, 2011, 3:00pm – The scenic sky chair at Snow Summit will be not be open this weekend as Big Bear Mountain Resorts gears up for the winter season.  The mountains have been testing their snowmaking equipment to ensure everything is in working order.  Local ski and board shops are also gearing up for the season by getting the latest equipment in stock, and shops like Chains Required is clearing out its summer bicycle stock to make room for winter apparel and gear.   The Snow Summit race team is preparing for race season by doing dry land training, and weight training at some of the local gyms.  At Mountain Fitness Center over 25 people are taking a seven week class to get their body and mind ready so that they can be ready to ski the first day the slopes are open.  The winter chill is definitely in the air as temperatures are set to drop into the high 30’s with a chance of snow this weekend.  Residents are encouraged to prepare their vehicles by having snow chains in your car during the winter...

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