Mental fitness: group exercise at the intersection of physical and emotional well-being | Local News

LACONIA — Maria Cunningham, 86, and Rita Bell, 87, go to Zumba class together almost every day. But for Cunningham and Bell, and the dozen others who are regulars in their class, Zumba — a type of exercise that combines aerobics with Latin-inspired dance — is much more than choreography. Bell said the class kept … Read more

Student protest as discontent mounts over China’s zero-COVID | Health and fitness

By KEN MORITSUGU and DAVID RISING – Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Administrators at an elite Beijing university backed off plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students under China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend protest. end at school, according to students on Tuesday. Peking University graduate students staged a rare but peaceful protest on … Read more

DISD art students exhibit works at the Center d’Art | Culture & Leisure

“It’s floor to ceiling, every wall,” Dumas Art Center director Marti Christman said Monday as she watched art students from Dumas High School (DHS), along with teachers Selenda Hightower and Nancy Angeles, hanging pictures and displaying sculptures and other artwork in preparation for the annual art festival and student art exhibit that has become a … Read more

Zumba Instructor Maintaining Fitness Through Music in Juneau County | Juneau County Star Hours

Julie Ann Coggins, center forward, with her class at the Two Sisters Event Center in Mauston last September. JULIE ANN COGGINS/Contributed Juneau County residents looking for Zumba classes have a full-time instructor they can contact. Julie Ann Coggins, a Mauston resident for over 25 years, has been running a Zumba program for over 10 years … Read more

2022 WSA Belles & Beaus celebrate at the gala | Culture & Leisure

The Waxahachie Symphony Association Class of 2022 Belles & Beaus celebrated with a gala for the winners on Sunday, April 24. Each year, at the end of the symphony season, the Belles & Beaus are honored at an official gala, which includes dinner, dancing, and their presentation. Designed for juniors and seniors at Ellis County … Read more

Retired educator having fun on the drums | Culture & Leisure

Ken Schleifer has fun playing the drums. Coastal Point | Submitted Ken Schleifer, who lives in Dagsboro, is “having fun” in retirement. His hobby during his 38 years of teaching music is now his primary pleasure, being a drummer. But not just a Friday night band drummer sitting in the middle, back, out of the … Read more

A CRHS student hits his cock with the game | Culture & Leisure

Last year, when Cedar Ridge High School was doing distance learning, Evan Mitchell, the school’s drama teacher, approached one of his students with a project that was both exhilarating and terrifying. . Mitchell wanted Quinn Gilbert, then a junior, to write a full play. “I knew she was a prolific writer,” Mitchell said. “She had … Read more

Setting the standard: CRHS duo reach jazz heights | Arts & Entertainment

Setting the standard: CRHS duo reach jazz heights |  Arts & Entertainment

Standing in the band room at Cedar Ridge High School while the jazz band is steam rolling through rehearsals for an upcoming performance, one could close their eyes and believe they were taking in the sounds of a talented ensemble in a small, dark club in New Orleans , minus the cigarette smoke, alcohol, and … Read more

Earth Day Rally to be held in Oklahoma City | Arts & Entertainment

Earth Day Rally to be held in Oklahoma City |  Arts & Entertainment

OKLAHOMA CITY – Drummers will open an Earth Day rally to be held in downtown Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 23, from 10 to 11 am The event will take place at the corner of Robinson and Sheridan by the Cox Convention Center. The free, public event is co-sponsored by The Peace House, Oklahoma City … Read more

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers | Health and Fitness

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers |  Health and Fitness

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers approved sweeping legislation Thursday to outlaw gender-affirming medications for transgender youths, as well as a separate measure setting rules about school bathrooms and prohibiting early classroom instruction on sexual and gender identity — a bill critics have dubbed “Don’ t Say Gay.” The … Read more