Before we left the Max Higbee Center, we made a grocery shopping list of all of the different things we wanted in our stir-fries. We decided on jalapeños, peppers, zucchini, carrots, and onion! We also grabbed some pork and rice. We all prepared the ingredients together and made our own personal stir-fries! YUM!
"We chopped vegetables. I chopped red peppers and a jalapeño. It tasted good!" - Mandala Girl
"I cooked rice and cut an orange carrot. Good job!" - Carrot Master
"I made rice, pork, and cut carrots! It was good!" - Birthday Boy
"I cut the peppers! It was easy." - Dancing Jalapeño
"I used a knife to cut meat and I put it in the frying pan! I got to stir my own meat. I had a good day!" - 2 Lincoln 1
"It was delicious! I helped chop up the zucchini and the carrots. I hope we have more cooking classes!" - Hobbit Girl 21
"I cut the meat and used the meat thermometer. It was my first time." - Mario
We started of our day by creating a rock climbing stretch routine. We stretched our hamstrings and quads, arm muscles, and our backs. We even fit in a little watermelon tai chi🍉 After our stretching, we walked up to the YMCA and rock climbed for two hours. WHAT A WORKOUT!
"The staff helped me rock climb today!" - 2 Lincoln 19
"I climbed high! All done." - High Climber
"I climbed like 4 steps onto the rock wall. I am happy!" - Dance Monster
"I accomplished my goal and I had a lot of fun doing it!" - Superstar
Today was fun! Confetti rained on us as we worked out hard by bouncing, dancing, and taking a stroll around town. We made a music video.... stay tuned on facebook!
We spread the word on on our walk for our 5k by passing out flyers!
Today we walked to Boulevard Park and back on the Railroad Trail so that we could train for the upcoming Hearty Party 5K! We also advertised for the 5K by dressing up in heart costumes and blasting some hearty music while we passed out flyers on our walk. It was cold, but we warmed up by working hard! 😍
"It was fun to walk. I was in charge of the speaker. Partay!" - Spicey Heart
"We walked! It was pretty." - Orange Girl
"We walked almost to Fairhaven!" - Mario
"We walked and listened to music and dressed up as hearts! It was good!" - Goofy
"I walked pretty far! It was good. I saw a train coming!" - 7 Lincoln 3
"The weather was cold, but my heart was warm!" - Woopsie Woah (our wonderful intern)
We went rock climbing at the YMCA today. In order to get ready for that, we stretched our quads, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, and hands! Everyone had fun 😀
"I climbed almost to the top! The staff was there helping me, so I felt safe." - Lincoln 2 Lincoln 4
"I tried my best today. Our intern Kyle helped me put my feet onto those holds. It makes me happy when people help me!." - Jalapeño Rock Climbing Monster
"I actually went over my goal. I think I climbed over halfway! My hands are really hurting!" - Go Getter
"I had fun rock climbing today with Rachel and Taylor! I rang the bell twice at the top." - T-dawg
"I saw Taylor at the YMCA! She helped me climb high and I climbed high!" - Shrek
Climbing was fun today! We even had Taylor there as a special guest! It can't get much more fun than that! 😁
Healthy lifestyles began today by bouncing on exercise balls to music. Then we walked to 20th Century Bowling alley to and knocked down some pins!
I did it. Strike! I am the queen of getting spares. -Sweetie Pie
I got a strike! My arms kind of sore.
I bowled a strike! -Mario
I got a strike! Oh yeah! -Superman
I got a spare. It was a good day!
I got a strike! I am proud. -Pickle
It was SO exciting when Levin got his strike. Everyone cheered super loud for him. Also it was really fun to have a big group of people! -Luigi
I was the DJ at the bowling alley. I had some help. It was fun. -T-dawg
It was fun to bowl with some new friends today. I am really proud of everyone who participated today.
We warmed up today learning about MyPlate which taught us about the 5 food groups and portion sizes. Then, we cranked up the tunes and made up dance moves to help us remember terms like carbs, vitamin c, fiber, antioxidants, and beta-carotene! It was a blasty-blast! We played Nutrition Jeapardy after our dance party which was fun and educational. To end our program, we walked up to the Food Co-op and bought limes, oranges, carrots, and kale which we made delicious juice out of. It was a busy and exciting day!
"It was a good day. Walking in the door to Max Higbee made me feel good!" - 2 Lincoln 1
"It was a very refreshing day! Especially the juice!" - Gryffindor Girl
"Making the juice was fun. I put the carrots in and pushed it down!" - Butterfly Pink
"We had carrots and stayed inside. We also had oranges!" - The Juicer
"It was great to run the juicer. That juice was really good! All of them!" - Speed Racer
"I tried the orange juice. It tasted good!" - Mario
"I liked everything about today! Jeopardy was especially fun!" - Rainbow
I used a juicer machine today! -rosa forever
We jump started our day by going right to the YMCA! We all hopped on our favorite cardio machines, and took turns trying out Life Fitness Machines. We really pumped some iron and broke a sweat!
"Bicycle! I did it! I got strong and did the butterfly stretch. I liked it." -Woah Girl
"I did 16 minutes on the treadmill and some lifting. I worked out my arms and it was a breeze!" - Eminem
"I did the rowing machine. I worked out my triceps, biceps, and chest. I felt the burn!" - The Gorilla
"I ride a bike! And treadmill! I did bicep curls! Big muscles!" - Turkey
"I'm a strong woman! I am now. I did the whole thing!" - Hey You
"It was an excellent workout! I tried brand new machines, and I really liked it. I'd like to do it again." - Snoop Dawg
"I did elliptical and worked out with Rachel. I liked working out with Rachel best!" - Mario
"I did about 4 workout machines. Now I'm nice and buff!" - The Auctioneer
Zumba at Love to Move studios was a party! We had fun, can't wait to go next month.
We liked all of the moves at Zumba!
So today was Member Choice Day. It was also National Indoor Plant Appreciation Day! We warmed up by learning about our indoor garden and watering our lovely plants (and of course, George our succulent)!
Then we left the Center and went on a really long, VERY COLD walk. We walked on the Hearty Party 5K course and had a good old time! We didn't do the full 5K because it was freezing, but it was still a good workout.
We turned around and walked back to the Center, and warmed up with a good old fashioned Max Higbee dance party!
"We saw some dogs today, so we practiced dog safety!" - The Sherrif
"We walked. It was fine and cold!" - Orange Girl
"I had dancing moves! We danced to music!" - Kidz Bop
""For one thing we went on a walk on the 5K course. It was so cold! We saw a green and black truck." - Mad Dog
"I was running! I just walked and ran. I talked to our volunteer Andrea and Rachel, our staff!" - Super Mario
"I felt cold! We came back early and were dancing!" - The Tallest Jalapeño on Earth