New Tribal Recreation and Wellness Programs emphasizes wellness lifestyles

August 4, 2017


Mikhail Sundsut

Gila River Indian News


The Gila River Tribal Recreation and Wellness Program would like to notify Community members of a number of upcoming classes. Tribal Recreation has developed a variety of classes for people of all ages, including adults, elders, and youth.


The program is putting an emphasis on wellness lifestyle within the Community to aid in the prevention of diabetes. The program is sending out an open invitation for Community members to attend any class at any district. Everyone is welcome.


Here is a list of classes Tribal Recreation is offering:


Water Aerobics with Denise James – This class is offered in District 6 on Tuesdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and in District 1 on Wednesdays from 10 – 11 a.m. No swimming experience is required, but be sure to bring proper swimwear. Water aerobics is done in waist to chest-deep water, so it is a fun, low-impact way to work out that’s easy on the joints.


Traditional Dance with Yolanda Elias – This class will be held at the District 5 Elderly Center at 1 p.m. on Mondays until Sept. 29.


Morning Grind with Raychell – Held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Sacaton Wellness Center at 6:15 a.m. Wake up with a heart-pumping, calorie-burning workout and feel rejuvenated all day.


Incycl with Brandon – Similar to “spinning” classes, participants can burn up to 1,000 calories with Incycl. This class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Riders must be 16-years or older to participate.


Circuit Training with Ryan – This class is also on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. but it’s at the District 5 Multipurpose Building. Bring a friend and some water.


Adult Yoga with Denise James - Yoga will be held in District 2 on Mondays from 6 – 7 p.m. and in District 4 on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Mats will be provided, but bring a sweat towel and water.


Hard Core, Rock Bottom! – Will be at the District 2 Multipurpose Building through Sept. 29, classes offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 7 p.m.


Lunchtime Workout – The Sacaton Wellness Center offers 30-minute classes weekdays at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.


The Wellness Center is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays, closed weekends. For information, call (520) 562-2026.