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Welcome Spring! Get yourself revved and ready for a healthy and happy season with this Kick-Off Healthy Potluck. You'll meet like-minded people who have prioritized their health and wellbeing as goals for the New Year. Bring your positive energy to this first Healthy Adventures Potluck of 2021 and we can inspire one another on our journey to better health and wellness. Please note - this will be a combined event with another plant-based Meetup group. Both groups will invite 10 people to join so there will be a total of 20 participants.
Potlucks are one of Constance’s favorite meals and socializing events. “You bring a dish and get a meal”. We want to try this again in a safe environment so I am asking everyone to follow the guidelines.
We will meet outdoors in Vasona Park near the carousel and bathrooms (close to Oak Meadow Park). Everyone brings their own chair or blanket and we will spread out. We will use one of the picnic tables for the food buffet. Constance will bring a table cloth and hand sanitizer.
In order to have a variety of potluck items and a mixed group, Constance will open a waitlist and you will be moved to the “going” list if you are ok with the following guidelines and willing to bring a plant-based item.
Please make sure you read the following:
+ Please don’t show up if you feel sick or have been exposed to a sick person.
+ Bring your own chair or blanket. We will spread out in the grass.
+ Bring your own reusable plates, utensils and napkins. We want to leave as little trash behind as possible. Please try to avoid paper plates and plastic utensils. Bring your own and take them home to wash.
+ Please indicate in your RSVP what you plan to bring. Easy grab foods like spring rolls, muffins, rolls, wraps or mini sandwiches are a great item to bring to a potluck. Please bring extra spoons or tongs to grab items.
Please put in some effort to create a dish or bring items that are plant-based. You find a lot of ideas online.
+ Wash hands frequently in the nearby bathrooms.
+ Bring your own beverages.
+ Pack up all your trash and items after the event and help with clean-up.
We look forward to meeting everyone in a fun social outdoor setting,
If the weather doesn't cooperate, the event will be moved to the Sunday after.
Start your Tuesdays with a mood-lifting boost. Join my standing strength training group on Tuesday mornings at 7am, to boost immunity and (heart) health, combat anxiety and depression, and get toned. You’ll get stronger while having fun! While we cannot meet in person (yet), Zoom workouts are the next best thing. Starting the day with an exercise class lets you check off "daily exercise" from your to do list too.
Strength training (a.k.a. resistance training) involves using your own bodyweight or tools, like dumbbells or resistance bands, to build muscle mass, strength, and endurance. Strength training is an important part of an overall fitness program, not only for women, but especially for women, to develop strong bones, manage weight, and enhance quality of life. However, we are happy to welcome gentlemen here too!
Weights are a clever way to get a stronger core and limbs, achieve better posture and gain overall health. All you need is a mat, some light weights (soup cans work as well) and a heavier set if you prefer.
I have also started to use ring bands or mini-bands in our strength training workout. You will find inexpensive ones at Target (picture), Sports Basement or online: https://www.bodysportproducts.com/products/body-sport-loop-exercise-bands
Ideally, you would have a mix of 2-3 bands in different strengths. These bands are also wonderful to take on your trips (let's hope we can travel again in 2021!) so that you never run out of activity options! No band yet - no problem. I will still make it work for you!
We’ll be lifting to tunes from the 70’s through today and will have fun while working out.
Join me for an enjoyable 45 min workout where you set the level of intensity. Class members participate from the comfort of their home, on Zoom.
Cost: Donations are greatly appreciated
Venmo : www.venmo.com/Constance-Kaltenbach
(If you are unsure about a $ amount, please know that most people give $5-8 per class)
Constance, a native of Germany, is a lifelong exercise and active lifestyle enthusiast. Throughout her life Constance has participated in a variety of sports and feels comfortable with a wide range of physical activities. Living in the Bay Area in California, she embraces a healthy lifestyle as much as she can for herself and her 17 year old twins. Constance enjoys swimming, biking and hiking, group exercise classes and strength training. A consummate multitasker, she has embraced a variety of career paths including holistic health coaching, nutritional counseling, and personal training. Constance is a former physical therapist, trained in Germany, and teaches group exercise classes both from home via Zoom and at the YMCA of Silicon Valley. All of Constance’s roles support her philosophy of living a physically active and healthy lifestyle.
Disclaimer: If you have a chronic condition, or if you're older than age 40 and you haven't been active recently, check with your doctor before beginning a strength training or any fitness program. By participating in this exercise class, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself and agree to release discharge Constance and her business, 7 Healthy Days, from any and all claims, or causes of actions, known or unknown, arising out of 7 Healthy Days' negligence.
“Food is the most abused anxiety drug. Exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant.”