August is National Wellness Month and we’re challenging you to put yourself first. This month is all about stress management and implementing healthy habits. We’ve put together some upcoming township events and activities that will kickstart your journey to a healthier, happier life. Read on to see how you can get involved!
Upper Merion Community Center Group Exercise & Open Gym
Group Exercise classes are available and free for all Community Center members! We offer over 25 classes, all of which are easily modified for all levels. With classes including spinning, yoga, zumba, HIIT and more, your workouts will constantly be changing and you’ll never be bored. As an added bonus, improvements to the Mind Body Studio have been completed! If you are not a member of the Community Center but are interested in membership, visit our website. For the full group exercise schedule, visit our website. Open gym is available to all members and nonmembers of the Community Center. Activities include pickleball, basketball, badminton, and volleyball. Rates vary depending on membership and residency in the township. For detailed information about open gym activities, times, and rates, visit our website. For all Community Center related questions or concerns, contact the front desk at (610) 265-1071.
Upper Merion Farmers Market Health and Wellness Day
Saturday, September 14 is the Upper Merion Farmers Market’s annual Health and Wellness Day, sponsored by Renewal by Andersen! Part of the market’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in Upper Merion through supporting an environment for community gatherings and education. This market will have close to two dozen local vendors, businesses, and groups with the purpose of keeping you and your family healthy, fit, and well. There will be farm-fresh veggies, locally produced artisan crafts, sustainable products, and live music! The event runs 9:00AM to 1:00PM in the rear parking lot of the township building. For more information, visit our website or contact Vince Lattuca at (484) 636-3910.
Upper Merion Township Library’s Workshops and Seminars
The library has two upcoming health and wellness events. The first is the Balanced Plate Workshop for Adults on Monday, August 12 from 7:00 to 8:30PM in the Valley Forge Room. This workshop is presented by Anu Tharmaraj, a certified health and wellness coach and TCM coach. In this workshop, participants will learn the definition of health, the reasons blood sugar goes out of control, the challenges we face, solutions for balancing blood sugar with food in every meal, and three strategies for changing and implementing new habits. To register, visit the library’s website. The library is also hosting an Emotional and Physical Balance Seminar on Wednesday, September 11 from 7:00 to 8:15PM in the Valley Forge Room. This seminar is presented by Kathryn Landis, MSW and energy medicine practitioner, who has 20+ years of experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. In this seminar, participants will become aware of the energetic make-up of the human body, which is known as the aura or the human energy field. They will learn how to use it to create physical and emotional balance in their lives. Additionally, participants will learn techniques that strengthen and enhance their energy fields. There will also be a visual demonstration in which the movement of energy can be seen via various portals that are located throughout the body. To register for this seminar, visit the library’s website.
Upper Merion Township Pool
August is the final month of the outdoor pool season and we’re celebrating with discounted pool membership rates! Swimming is one of the best activities you can do for your health. The pool has a designated long-course lane set aside every day for lap swimming only. This is available for pool members only and is monitored by lifeguards. Aquacize is also offered for adults 18 and older on Monday and Thursday nights until August 22. This is another fantastic way to enjoy the pool while getting a workout in. For more information about discounted membership rates and pool activities, visit our website or contact Heather Melck at (484) 636-3905.