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Featured Activity of the Month: Indoor Cycling

Indoor cycling classes are one of the best ways to engage in heart healthy cardiovascular exercise. Over time, continuous cardiovascular exercise can help lower the risk of coronary artery disease, lower blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol, and lower overall resting heart rate. Another positive impact on health is the release of endorphins, which are the happiness inducing neurotransmitters that Elle Woods is so fond of in Legally Blonde. Endorphins can also enhance immune response and lower stress levels. Who doesn’t want that? Indoor cycling can also increase muscle endurance and muscle strength in the lower body. Repeatedly exerting force on muscles can lead to increased muscular endurance. Cycling significantly impacts strength of quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calf muscles. Use of these muscles help to strengthen the surrounding bones, tendons, and ligaments. In order to maintain optimum health, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends that individuals perform 30 …

8 Reasons Your Child Should Play T-ball, Softball, and Baseball with CP&R

Spring is just around the corner, which means fun nights at the ball park with friends, family, and your favorite lawn chair! Ball season means time for making new friends, learning new skills, and enjoying the greatest game every played! So, what is so special about CP&R’s baseball, softball, and t-ball programs? Here are eight reasons your family will have a ball with is this Spring!
8. Facilities. CP&R features some of the most award winning facilities in the country at Heritage Park and the Field of Miracles. In 2013, both of these parks were recognized nationally by the United States Specialty Sports Association as the number one complex of the year. Our staff take pride in our facilities and strive to ensure that the parks are in premium condition for all Spring ball games.
7. Experienced Coaches. CP&R seek out the best coaches in the area! All of the CP&R volunteer coaches are instructed by college and high school coaches on drills, practice layouts, technique, an…

Featured Activity of the Month: Dancing

Love to cut a rug? If so, getting down on the dance floor could improve your overall health! Have a Grey’s Anatomy-style dance party in the middle of the living room, or take a dance-based fitness class at the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center, or line-dance at the Donald E. Green Senior Center! It’s instinctive to move to music, so don’t stop! These facts can help you dance your way to better health!


·It’s instinctual to move to music! Rhythm response starts in the brain where musical vibrations light up timing circuits in the brain that prompt you to move. ·Individuals with cardiac conditions that danced 20 minutes, at least 3 times per week can see significant improvement in heart health. ·Dancing helps increase bone strength which can help fight against osteoporosis ·Learning dance routines and following the cues of an instructor can help to preserve motor skills and perceptual abilities and decrease risks of developing dementia by 76%, which is important for the aging population. ·…