The holidays truly can be the best time of the year, but they can also be the most stressful. With parties and events, gift shopping, meal planning, and family obligations, you may find yourself longing for some quiet moments. Columbia Basin Racquet Club has several options for you to practice self-care.
One way to lower stress is to not focus on everything you have to do, and instead focus on the moment. Yoga is an ideal exercise to quiet your mind and be present. Restorative yoga is an excellent way to learn to rest, and there’s a special workshop with Vibhuti Joshi on December 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $26 for members and you can sign up at the front desk.
CBRC offers a variety of studio classes that range from barre to vinyasa style of yoga. If you don’t have your own mat, you can use one provided in the yoga studio. This quiet workout will allow you to focus on your breathing while you move in and out of poses, so you can leave the gym feeling calmer and more centered.
Massage therapy relieves stress. It is thought to help the body’s stress response by lowering levels of hormones such as cortisol. Massage therapy also appears to enhance immune function, which can help keep you healthy and focused during the holidays. CBRC has three massage therapists on staff so you can find a time that fits into your day.
What better way to take care of yourself, than with personal training sessions. Private personal training is highly encouraged for those who are new to exercise or those who are working on making exercise part of a routine.
CBRC personal trainers take pride in making their personal training sessions efficient and effective. CBRC’s Fitness Director, Morgan Fewel works with members to ensure that they are compatible with the right trainer so the experience will be supportive and encouraging
Personal training is beneficial because you can learn new exercises and accurate form. Knowing that you’re meeting one-on-one with a professional also helps hold you accountable.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Several Fridays a year, CBRC hosts Parents Night Out and there’s one coming up on December 20. You can drop your kids off at the Club from 6 to 9 p.m. They will have fun playing games, making crafts, and enjoying healthy snacks while you can run errands, finish your shopping, have a date night, or just take some time for you. Kids of all ages between 6 months and 13 years are welcome and the cost is $15 per child. Please register at the front desk.
Perhaps the best way to manage your stress, is to keep to your workout routine. When you’re busy taking care of others during the holidays, it’s easy to set aside your schedule. But by keeping to your workout, you’ll feel more physically and mentally able to make it through the season.