Free Virtual Fun at Oakland Township Parks and Recreation

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation is offering free virtual and self-guided programs to residents and neighbors over the next few months as the weather becomes chillier. These programs are free, but registration is required. Visit the registration website for more information and additional programs. Free Virtual Fun at Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Yoga – Oakland Township Parks and Recreation has partnered with Rochester’s Red Lotus Yoga and Up Dog Yoga to offer two different … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do you Meditate?

Dear Crabby, Do you Meditate? Sincerely, Quie   Dear Quie, This is one of those questions that I pondered answering for hours. I sat quietly, and alone, with my eyes closed ... wondering if and how I should answer. I fell asleep. And when I awoke, I forget what I was doing - it just now came back to me as I write this ... I'm not one of those hippie-dippie, free-love, new age metaphysical kind of people. In fact, I'm the opposite. I'm more straight-laced, love will cost you, … [Read more...]

Healthy Tips for the Holidays, Part Two

Tips from Local Experts - Part Two (Read Part One First) Mind, Body, Nature Heading outdoors can make a tremendous difference in the ability to cope with stress. Holly Wolfe, Yoga Instructor with Lifetime Fitness in Rochester Hills, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and Reiki 3 Level Practitioner explains, “While it is tempting to hibernate on the couch inside during the winter months and have Netflix marathons, there are so many other activities to do with your family. Beat the holiday … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Retro Fitness of Rochester

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held the Ribbon Cutting Welcoming Retro Fitness of Rochester to the Chamber On September 14, community leaders, family, and friends welcomed Retro Fitness to their remodeled location in Downtown Rochester. Founded by Eric Casaburi in 2002, New Jersey-based Retro Fitness began franchising in 2006. Retro Fitness locations are found nationwide and are known for their state-of-the-art equipment, aerobic classes, cycling, boxing, team training, tanning, … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

The Great Outdoors  Summer is officially here so grab your gear and head outdoors for a great workout. Exercising outside can increase your motivation and make your workouts more interesting. Research shows spending time outdoors reduces stress and the fresh air releases serotonin in the brain which can put you in a fantastic mood. The scenery can help exercisers from getting bored and outdoor workouts offer more of a full-body workout that can burn more calories. The Rochester area has lots … [Read more...]

Yoga Day at the OPC

Yoga Day at the OPC This Saturday, March 21 is your chance to try yoga, or if you haven’t practiced it in a long time, this is your opportunity to build strength, flexibility, balance, and peace.  Yoga Day is open to the public - all ages welcome.    Session 1 - 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Nancy McCaochan Yoga Basics. Session 2 - 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Tracy Flynn Gentle Yoga Session 3 - 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Norma Byrne Yoga Blend Bring a mat, water, and a blanket. A light snack will be provided. 1 … [Read more...]

Flexible pregnancy: Prenatal yoga comes to Yoga Planet Studio in Rochester Hills

Breathing and stretching have been shown to alleviate haywire moods, i.e. from stress, so it’s no surprise that yoga during pregnancy can have its not-so-hidden benefits. For the first time, Yoga Planet Studio in Rochester Hills will expand its schedule exclusively for expecting women in the area this week. The program combines succinct breathing with gentle poses and offers a sense of community to elevate the pregnancy experience for mothers-to-be. And the woman in charge is a bit of a … [Read more...]

Shake off the winter blues at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Reading Comes Alive With Yoga Fridays, February 14, 21 & 28 Ages 4-5 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Story Room Register all children attending. Children are reading, absorbing the story, doing yoga poses, and exercising their body and brain muscles at once. This method of whole child learning stimulates academic curiosity and presents a fresh and integrative dimension to a class. Online registration begins one week prior to each session. Favorite Things Family Time Thursday, February … [Read more...]

Exciting new adventures await at the RHPL

Weekly Story Groups - Winter Session I Monday, January 13 through Thursday, February 13; Registration begins Monday, January 6, 2014 New year, new choices! Check out our events calendar for details on our new groups in addition to the traditional formats you know and love. Please choose and register for one group per child, so we can accommodate as many children as possible. Children must be residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township and be registered with his/her own … [Read more...]

Oakland County among Michigan’s Healthiest Employers

Oakland County is among Michigan’s healthiest employers because of OakFit, the county’s employee wellness initiative. Michigan's Healthiest Employers, which is “a statewide program with a goal of showcasing how companies are using wellness programs to make a positive impact on their employees' lives,” gave Oakland County the top spot in the 1,500-4,999 employees category for Metro Detroit. “Kudos to our H.R. Director Nancy Scarlet and her team,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. … [Read more...]