The Ranch Review - eNewsletter
February/March 2019


March Calmness … Ditch the Madness

by Rus Adams

Mind-body classes such as yoga,tai chi and qigong are extremely popular in the fitness world and the same is true at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa. According to the IDEA Fitness Association, participation in yoga, tai chi and qigong has increased by 95 percent from 1998 to 2002. By 2002, an estimated 11.1 million Americans were practicing yoga, tai chi and qigong. It is no surprise that mind-body programming is so sought after in a society plagued with stress and fatigue. Regular participants in these classes share similar testimony reporting: improved energy, strength and balance along with the reduction of stress and pain associated
with arthritis. The lure of stress reduction as well as fitness gains is a big deal. The concept of mind-body wellness springs from the field of mind-body medicine. Mind-body medicine is based on the “inseparable connection between the mind and body – the complicated interactions that take place between thoughts, body and the outside world” (Mind/Body Medical Institute). Mind-body medicine gained popularity in the 1950s in response to the study of stress and the impact it has on health and wellbeing. In the 1970s Harvard research presented the term “relaxation response” to illustrate that changes in one’s state of mind could influence physical changes in the body. Yoga, tai chi and qigong add the benefit of physical movement to the calming effects of guided breathing and meditative practices. Therefore, in addition to the “relaxation response” participants also gain cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength and endurance,
flexibility and balance. Join us at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa for “March Calmness” and take part in a special class each week dedicated to promoting the harmony of mind, body and spirit. Not a member? Not a problem, The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa offers membership alternatives ranging from a single Class Pass to full membership to accommodate your
personal needs.
• Monday, March 4, 11 a.m.:“Calm Down” rejuvenates with grounding and soothing hip opening sequences.
• Tuesday, March 12, 11 a.m.:“Guided Meditation” takes a tour of your mind, body and breath with this meditative experience.
• Wednesday, March 20, 6 p.m.:“Let Your Breath Move You” explores how your breath can help you move and improve your balance.
• Thursday, March 28, 5 p.m.and Friday, March 29, 11 a.m.: “Tai Chi for Memory” discovers how tai chi helps to center both the body and the brain.







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Kathleen Bushey, Hair Stylist at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa.Linda Denno

Linda Denno, Certified Personal Trainer at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa, has been with the company for eight years. Linda was born in Saginaw, Michigan and completed her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at Ferris State University. She holds advanced fitness and wellness certifications through World Instructor Training Schools, Senior Fitness Association, American College of Sports Medicine, TRX, and most recently graduated from Massage Therapy School.

Kathleen Bushey, Hair Stylist at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa.Doug Oxley

The Ranch would like to extend a warm welcome to Doug Oxley our newest certified personal trainer. Doug has been described by many of his clients as a “fitness therapist” due to his unique blend of skills and techniques. Doug is a licensed neuromuscular therapist as well as a certified personal trainer. He believes that his success as a trainer stems from his passion for helping to improve the health and quality of life of his clients. Doug brings many years of experience to his position at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa. He specializes in pressure point and range of motion techniques to manipulate soft tissues into an appropriate tonal state. These techniques influence muscle and connective tissue to either soften, tighten, strengthen or lengthen. This training process helps to bring the body back into a state of balance, profoundly improving posture, balance and motor function.

Doug’s formula is beneficial for clients with corrective needs as well as those seeking to maximize their fitness potential. Doug prides himself in helping his clients with weight loss, muscle gain, pain management, postural correction and improved flexibility. He has seen many of his clients go from “pain to performance.” In addition to his neuromuscular therapy and personal training, Doug is highly credentialed with specialized training in corrective exercises, senior fitness, performance enhancement and weight loss. Feel free to stop by or call The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa to chat with Doug about your fitness goals. We are very fortunate to have Doug on the fitness team!


Rus Adams, Facility Director
Cammy Dennis, Director of Fitness Programming

8385 SW 80th Street • Ocala, FL 34481

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