Blog | Redding Gym

Blog | Redding Gym

Lifeguard Training at Sun Oaks

Session 1 |May 9th through 12th
Session 2 |May 23rd through 26th

Training Times:
Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm
Thursday 6:30-9:30pm
Friday 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday 8am-6-pm

Email Steve Lazaraton at with questions.

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Summer Adventure Training

This is where your adventure begins…..

Join Wendy for a 6 week training designed to help you enjoy all the beauty of Northern California.  Learn how to get the most from your favorite summer activity or learn about a new one.   Meet new friends and join the adventure community at Sun Oaks!

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Cresswell April Newsletter

Spring Time

Ample sunshine, longer days and warmer temperatures provide more opportunities for the whole family to get outside and get active! Try walking, swimming, biking, skating, jumping rope, building a backyard obstacle course, or organizing a neighborhood soccer game. Even gardening, pushing a stroller or walking the dog counts. But when the temperature goes up, being active outdoors can be more challenging. It’s easier to become overheated when the sun is beaming down all day. The warm months also bring humidity to many parts of our County. With humidity, your sweat doesn’t evaporate as quickly, so your body has a harder time releasing heat.

Tips to keep in mind

Timing is key: Try to avoid exercising outside in the early afternoon. It’s usually hottest between noon and 3 p.m.
Hydrate: Drink Water before, during and after physical activity, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Bring a bottle of water with you, or plan water stops along your route.
Dress for success: Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes. Moisture-wicking fabric can also be a big help. Protect yourself from the sun with sunglasses, a hat or visor and plenty of sweat-resistant sunscreen.
Listen to your body: Take frequent breaks in the shade, and drink water before you’re thirsty. Allow yourself time to adapt to the heat — some experts say that this can take about 4-14 days. You may not be able to work out as long or as hard as usual when it’s very hot.
Doctor’s orders: Check with your healthcare professional before starting an exercise routine or moving your workout outdoors if you have cardiovascular disease, diabetes, other chronic disease or any medical concerns. Certain medications like beta blockers  and diuretics can exaggerate the body’s response to heat.
Buddy up: If you can, work out with a partner for safety … and fun!

Cresswell Physical Therapy March Newsletter



The feedback loop between our brain and body allows our muscles to remember and refine movement. This brain-body feedback loop is also how we think. It is how we reason, and it is how we make good decisions. Deciding to do something isn’t enough. We must act, and when we do, the feedback loop between the brain that evaluates our action and the body’s response to our action, occurs on an ongoing manner.

The human brain assesses the value and quality of our action with constant adjustments that happen at the subconscious level. When your hand touches a hot stove, information is sent to your brain which results in an immediate movement by the muscles and you jerk your hand away.

Our nerves transport the information to and from the brain. Someone yells, “Throw it here!” My brain hears the invitation and I throw the ball in the direction of the caller. But did I reach the target? My brain, in this case my visual system, will judge how well I tossed the ball. If I miss my target, I rethrow the ball until accuracy can be achieved. I heard the request, I responded by throwing, I observed my results, and I responded by rethrowing. With repeated experience, I can recall what my muscles and joints must do in order to toss the ball the correct distance to the caller.

The next time I hear someone calling for the ball, the auditory information goes into my brain and mixes with visual information that I discovered to be very important the last time I threw the ball. It then mixes with past experience, intelligence, and the memory and the recall of how I preset my muscles and joints in order to lead to the most accurate toss. This is how muscle memory helps us develop and mature.

Muscle memory occurs when we key up our muscles in sports, such as when a tennis player jumps, hops, and rocks in order to get the nerves that go to the muscle, ready to operate in a keyed-up and ready-to-work manner.

Obstacle Course Race Training

Obstacle Course Race Training

Cardio – Upper Body Strength – Core – Agility –  Endurance

Email David Schauer at for more information.

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