Tuesday, June 28, 2016

4th of July: Red Cross Steps for Enjoying a Safe Holiday Weekend

4th of July: Red Cross Steps for Enjoying a Safe Holiday Weekend
Fireworks, beach safety tips to keep everyone safe this Independence Day

Sacramento, CA (June 28 2016) — Everyone is looking forward to the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend and the American Red Cross has steps they can follow to stay safe when enjoying the fireworks or taking a trip to the beach.

“Millions of people will visit the seashore or watch fireworks shows over the 4th of July weekend and there are steps they can take to have a safe holiday,” said Gary Strong, Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Country Region. They can also download our First Aid and Swim Apps to have important safety information at their fingertips.”

FIREWORKS SAFETY The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. Many cities and states outlaw most fireworks. If someone is setting fireworks off at home, follow these safety steps:
•          Never give fireworks to small children.
•          Always follow the instructions on the packaging.
•          Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.
•          Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
•          Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight "a dud."
•          Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.
•          Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
•          Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.

BEACH SAFETY If holiday plans include visiting the beach, learn how to swim in the surf. Swim only at a beach with a lifeguard, within the designated swimming area. Obey all instructions and orders from lifeguards. While enjoying the water, keep alert and check the local weather conditions. Other safety steps include:
•          Swim sober and always swim with a buddy. Make sure you have enough energy to swim back to shore.
•          Have young children and inexperienced swimmers wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
•          Protect your neck – don’t dive headfirst. Walk carefully into open waters.
•          Keep a close eye and constant attention on children and adults while at the beach. Wave action can cause someone to lose their footing, even in shallow water.
•          Watch out for aquatic life. Water plants and animals may be dangerous. Avoid patches of plants and leave animals alone.

RIP CURRENTS Rip currents are responsible for deaths on our nation’s beaches every year, and for most of the rescues performed by lifeguards. Any beach with breaking waves may have rip currents. Be aware of the danger of rip currents and remember the following:
•          If you are caught in a rip current, try not to panic. Swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the current. Once you are free, turn and swim toward shore. If you can't swim to the shore, float or tread water until you are free of the rip current and then head toward shore.
•          Stay at least 100 feet away from piers and jetties. Permanent rip currents often exist near these structures.

DOWNLOAD SWIM, FIRST AID APPS The Red Cross Swim App promotes water safety education and helps parents and caregivers of young people learning how to swim. The app has features specifically designed for children, including a variety of kid-friendly games, videos and quizzes. It also contains water safety information for parents on a variety of aquatic environments including beaches and water parks. The First Aid App provides instant access to expert guidance on a variety of situations from insect bites and stings to choking and Hands-Only CPR. People can download the apps for free by searching for ‘American Red Cross’ in their app store or at redcross.org/apps.

HOME POOL ESSENTIALS COURSE The Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) have developed an online safety course for pool and hot tub owners. Home Pool Essentials helps people understand the risks of pool ownership, how to maintain a safer and cleaner pool, what safety equipment is appropriate, how to prevent pool and hot tub entrapment hazards, and how to respond to an emergency.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

The Gold Country Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

For more information, please visit redcross.org/GoldCountry or cruzrojaamericana.org. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter (@RCSierraDelta | @RedCrossNECal) or join the conversation on Facebook’s Sierra-Delta Chapter Page or Northeastern California Page.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Cool fun and aerobics at New York Fitness!

Are you a member of New York Fitness in Jackson? No? Consider it.
Click on this link for a free day pass to check this great gym out: http://www.nyftyfitness.com/index.cfm?page=9
As improbable as it may seem (J), I am now teaching a deep water aerobics class! Great cardio exercise, low to no impact. We wear foam suspension belts (like the one pictured) and move our bodies to great, hand-selected dance music.
Everyone works at their own pace. Individual modifications of each routine to ensure no one risks injury. 
It's fun, cool (during these warm Summer months) with a great Jacuzzi soak afterwards.
Call New York Fitness for more information: 209 223.3236 (Click on this link for a free day pass to check it out: http://www.nyftyfitness.com/index.cfm?page=9 )
Please forward this email to anyone in Amador County that you think would be interested or share it on Facebook. Kind thanks in advance.

Adam Gottstein

Friday, June 17, 2016

NAMI Amador encourages membership, announces meetings through December

If you are curious about NAMI Amador, and possibly becoming a member, you are welcome to sit in, and get a little bit of information also. Please keep in mind this isn't a support group. This meeting is to inform our members what we are doing and when and to get approval to make sure we serve our members based on the community needs and what they want to see. However, it is open to the public.

Becoming a member is very affordable and your support goes to a great cause! You don't necessarily need to have a mental illness to be a member. Statistics show that you most likely know someone or several people who struggle with a mental illness even if you do not know it. Support the ones you love by being a member of a Non-Profit who is here only to support our local community members.

We will have a guest speaker, Carla Fry at our June 28th member meeting, speaking about anxiety disorders. Carla graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a M.S. in Counseling. She has worked in Social Services and Education for more than 30 years. Currently, Carla facilitates Wellness Workshops through NEXUS Youth and Family Services at their Community Centers. She also provides other relevant wellness services to the community such as Wellness Recovery Action Planning. Carla is also an aspiring jewelry artist and teacher.

"I am doing more community workshops, such as Wellness Recovery Action Planning, Educate, Equip & Support, Common Ground and groups for teens. On June 28th I will cover what anxiety is and is not, generalized anxiety, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias. "

You may join is and listen in at Sutter Amador Hospital on Tuesday June 28 at 5:30 PM in the Multi-conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital - near the cafeteria.

NAMI AMADOR MEETINGS SPEAKERS JUNE THROUGH DECEMBER 2016 - All meetings are on Tuesdays, usually the 4th Tuesday of the month (3rd Tues in November, 2nd Tues in December.) Meetings are from 5:30 – 6:40, with break at 6:40 – 7PM and Support groups for families, also for people living with mental illness following from 7 – 8:30PM.

June 28th Carla Fry on Anxiety Disorders
July 26th Stephanie Hess, Amador BH Program Director
August 23rd Scott McIntosh, pharmacist on medications
September 27th Carla Fry on Anxiety Disorders
October 25th Carla Fry on Anxiety Disorders (cont.)
November 15th Open (possible speaker to be announced)
December 13th Holidays celebration and reflection

Thursday, June 2, 2016

New York Fitness - June 2016

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Did you know?
In the early Roman calendar June only had 29 days. It was Julius Caesar who added the additional day givingJune 30 days.
June 2016

Dear Members and Friends of NYF, 
We have lots of new updates to the gym this month. A new instructor, lots of new classes, and new hours new hours and prices with Fit Kids! All the information on those can be found below.

If you have been away from the gym for a while or have never been a member now is the time to get started, by taking advantage of NYF's Summer Special.

We are also still looking for another Water Fitness Instructor, if you are interest or if you know someone who might be please contact me at New York Fitness.

                                              Thank you for being a part of NYF.

                                                  Joshua Smart, Fitness Manager
NYF Summer Special!

$119 for 90 days!!! 

The NYF summer special is about to begin! Get into the gym between May 1st and June 15th to take advantage of this great deal! 
The summer special is open to all new members 14 years of age or older and members expired 30 days or more. No enrollment fee needed to participate!

After your 90 days have expired you can continue your membership at the discounted rate of $50 per month and a half price enrollment fee!
NYF Program!
Revolve- A new program designed by NYF Personal Trainer Whitney White.

The class is a combination of high intensity skills and drills formatted tabata style for circuit training. This class focuses on strength building, agility training, and stamina. For intermediate to advanced fitness level.

Classes will be held in the Studio. Starting Monday June 13th.
from 5:30 to 6:30pm.

Cost is $10 per class or $35 prepaid for 4 classes!
New Instructor!

Cheryl Weathford
Yoga has given Cheryl the tools for leading a more balanced life. In order to deepen her own practice she completed her 200 hour certified yoga instructor training through the Wanderlust studio located at the village at Squaw Valley, CA and holds a 200-RYT through Yoga Alliance. During this journey she discovered she enjoyed teaching and encouraging others along the path. She teaches Hatha yoga which includes slow, mindful movement from pose to pose. She offers the use of props and modifications to poses to make Yoga accessible to all.
Help Wanted
NYF has an immediate opening for a certified "water fitness instructor" to teach weekly classes or to substitute classes. 

Applicants should have knowledge of general population group techniques, including: shallow water aerobics, shallow water walking, and deep water aerobics. Flexible class hours.

Must have current certification in teaching some form of water fitness classes and a current CPR/AED certification.

Please, bring in or mail in applications to;
New York Fitness
615 New York Ranch Rd.
Suite 1
Jackson, CA 95642
Attention: Josh Smart

Fit Kids
New Hours for Fit Kids!

Fit Kids will be changing its hours on June 6th to better meet your needs! The morning time slot will be from 8:30 to 11:30am(Monday - Friday) and the afternoon time slot will be from 4:30 to 7:00pm (Monday - Thursday).

Time Limit: 1 hour for ages 3 months - 1 year, and 1.5 hours for ages 1-12 year.

Rates: $5 an hour per child or $45 for 1 month for the first child and $15 for each additional child.

Maximum capacity is 8 children at a time and only 2 children under age 1. Reservations are recommended.
Featured New Classes!
This 30 minute interval training workout involves a series of high intensity and low intensity exercises with designated rest periods. Designed to reap the benefits of a full body workout in a shorter time frame. This class focuses on core strength, full body mobility, and cardiovascular training.  Modifications are available for all fitness levels. 
Classes held;
Wednesday- 6:00-6:30pm
Hatha Yoga
Includes slow, mindful movement from pose to pose while encouraging healthy body structure alignment
Classes held;
Friday9:45 to 10:45am

Day Pass
New York Fitness
Come in for a ONE DAY FREE TRIAL. No strings attached! During your one day free visit, you will be entitled to attend any of our classes, enjoy our competition size heated pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, racquetball courts, basketball court, weights area and cardio section!

Terms & Conditions: One(1) coupon per person. Must be 14 years or older to use facility. Under 18 must have parent signature. 14-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult while in the facility. Only one(1) day pass per person valid during any 3-month period.
Offer Expires 8/01/2016.
New York Fitness | | nyf@goldrush.com | http://www.nyftyfitness.com
615 New York Ranch Rd   Jackson, CA 95642