From: Sun City Texas Community Association
Date/Time: 9/18/2022 9:00 am
Subject: Fitness Communicator - Weekly News - Sept. 18, 2022

Fitness Communicator

September 18, 2022

Kids Swim Time

Changes Oct. 1


Oct. 1- March 31

Kids swim hours are daily from 1- 3 p.m.

Indoor pools only:

•The Texas Drive Lap Pool (open area only) 

•The Cowan Creek Aerobic Pool

(Lane 4 and Lane 3 if needed) 

•No kids swim at The Retreat during this time


May 1 - Sept. 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Outdoor pools only!


No one allowed under the age of 4. Please visit the website under Fitness Policies for the detailed list of the pool rules.


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Policies and Procedures >>

Weekend Pool After Hours


Sunday, Sept. 25 is the last day for our weekend after-hours at the outdoor pools/spas to stay open until 8:30 p.m. The pools/spas will

then close on weekends at 5:30 p.m., when the fitness centers close, beginning Saturday, Oct. 1.


Thank you to our fabulous weekend pool monitors for keeping everyone safe and the pools/spa nice and tidy!

Communicator Chit Chat
News and views from our fitness center staff…

Getting to Know our Fitness Team

Carol Weld, Massage Therapist


First and foremost, I love God and my church. I’ve had my cosmetology license since 1972. I retired from being a cosmetologist in 2001. I worked in the real estate and mortgage industry with my sister and nephew as an assistant for six years. 


I became a massage therapist in 2010 and worked for a chiropractor in Pasadena, Texas doing therapeutic massages for 10 years. I was introduced to Young Living essential oils is 2012.  (I’m also distributor.) I use essential oils in massage which goes hand in hand. I’m a firm believer how oils can be therapeutic, relaxing and beneficial. 


My husband and I retired last December and moved to Sun City in March of this year. I decided that I still wanted to work part time as a massage therapist, when I heard there was an opening in Sun City for a massage therapist. I love to help people relax and help them feel better when their hurting. 


My hobby and side business is crafting. I enjoy making porch sitters, especially to celebrate the seasons. My husband and I enjoy bowling and reading. I have a son and daughter-in-law that live close by. Rounding out our family is Cookie, Willie and Tucker, our grand dogs!

Fitness Fun


September is National Yoga Month. To celebrate, all yoga classes will be FREE from Monday, Sept. 26, through Friday, Sept. 30. You will not check in on the computer for these classes, you will sign in with the instructor.


If you have any questions, contact Kathy Carver, Group Fitness Coordinator, at 512-948-7783 or [email protected]

Aquatic exercise: Healthy, easy on the body

Thank you, Jennifer Rossini, Fitness Instructor and

Personal Trainer, for sharing this.



Class Schedules

Texas Drive


Cowan Creek


Featured Fitness Class of the Week


Slow Flow

Tuesdays, 3:15–4:15 p.m.

Texas Drive

Instructor: Winnie


Warm up and move through uplifting Yoga poses that will stretch and strengthen muscles, improve balance and increase range of motion. Class will end with a 10-minute final relaxation. You will need to be able to get up and down off the mat. Level 3 – 4. 

Massage Therapy at Cowan Creek

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Spicy Spaghetti with

Grilled Chicken


Enjoy this recipe from Dinner Tonight!


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Allison Worley, Personal Trainer


When we think about exercise, many of us think about weight loss – If only I could lose that 10lbs! But there is so much more to be gained when we get moving.


Reduce joint swelling and pain.

When your joints are painful and swollen, it’s easy to think that exercise is the last thing you want to do, but to repeat the Arthritis Foundation’s tag line from a few years ago “What’s the best thing to take for arthritis? A walk!” Exercise releases synovial fluid into your joints, and just like the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz, oiling your joints helps you move easier. The more you move, the more lubricating oil gets released.


Prevent falls.

Physical activity, whether it’s walking, going to the gym, gardening, playing pickleball or golfing, helps to keep us limber and strong. Both are necessary components for maintaining balance. Tai Chi is one form of exercise which is proven to reduce the risk of falls. In Sun City, we are fortunate to have easy access to many forms of physical activity, including Tai Chi.


Improve memory and cognitive function.

We all fear “losing our marbles.” The thinking was that we are born with a set amount of brain cells and that it was downhill all the way. However, the field of neuroplasticity has proven that you can increase the number of brain cells if you move while thinking and keep trying new things. Try doing mental math as you work out or listen to an audible book while you walk.


Reduce depression and anxiety. Improve well-being.

The hippocampus helps to regulate our moods and neuroscientists have noticed that the hippocampus region of the brain is smaller in people who are depressed. Exercise supports nerve growth and enlargement of the hippocampus. The good news is that you don’t have to run a marathon to improve your mood! The best approach is low-intensity exercise sustained over time.


These are only four benefits of exercise and there are so many more. It has been said that if the benefits of exercise could be put into a pill, it would be the most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine ever. We can’t take a pill though; we simply need to move!


Consult with a Sun City personal trainer for ideas about how to get moving or try one of the 130 exercises classes offered in our fitness centers each week.

From the current personal training staff: 

John Rutan, Allison Worley, Michelle Dwyer, Brendi Middleton, Mike Stuchl, Byron Goff, Judy Baier, Jennifer Rossini, Lenny Jones and Bill Norton. 


Questions about personal training? Visit our website or email John Rutan at [email protected]

New Resident Fitness Orientation


If you are new to Sun City and need to complete your fitness center orientation, email Leslie McCoy at [email protected] to schedule your appointment.

Looking for Fitness Videos? Check out our collection here>>
As with all exercise programs, when using our exercise videos or other fitness information from our website, Facebook page or other SCTXCA social media source, please use common sense. To reduce and avoid injury, please check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program or performing any fitness activity. By performing any fitness exercises, you are performing them at your own risk. Do not start any fitness program without consulting your physician or health care provider. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately. SCTXCA and its agents will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm sustained as a result of any fitness program, online fitness videos or information shared on our website or other social media. This includes emails, videos and text. Thank you for understanding and stay safe!


Videos and More!


Check us out and "Like" us on the Sun City Fitness Facebook page for exercise, videos and nutrition tips.


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Contact Us


Michelle Mason

Fitness Director


[email protected]


Beth White

Fitness Manager


[email protected]


Kathy Carver

Group Fitness Coordinator


[email protected]


John Rutan

Personal Training Coordinator


[email protected]


Dick Jenkins

Fitness Operations Supervisor


[email protected]

Fitness Centers

Weekly Attendance


Your attendance record is important in planning for space, budgeting, equipment and programming. Below are the numbers of residents who logged in Sept. 3-9:

Texas Drive - 3,778

Cowan Creek - 2,806

The Retreat - 983

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Call our Fitness Information Lines:
Texas Drive 512-948-7750 • Cowan Creek 512-948-7780 • The Retreat 512-948-7763
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