Why should you participate in exercise? Exercise helps you improve endurance, strength, flexibility, & balance. Exercise will help you be able to continue to do the things you enjoy & continue to live independently. You will have the energy to enjoy your family. After you’ve increased your physical activity, you will notice you can do things easier & your thinking will improve. Our Summer Meltdown Challenge is just what the doctor ordered & you can still join the fun. The Challenge will wrap up on August 15th with a covered dish luncheon at River of Life Church, but you can continue to participate in as many programs as you wish. There’s a free fitness program waiting for you, so what are you waiting for? Just remember, if you haven’t been physically active for a while, start slow. Don’t look for perfection-look for improvement. For general questions, you may contact Ann Scarth at 347-5983. Here is a roster of classes in the order of available times with leader contact information: Shape Up Class (women only), 8 a.m., M/W/F, at River of Life with Catherine Dyer (347-9497); Yoga (for men & women) 8 a.m. T/T Mason library with Patti Grote (347-5446); Tai Chi (for men & women), 8:00 a.m., M-F, First United Methodist Church, with Eva Tannehill (347-1518), NOTE: Eva will be out of town from July 19th- July 29th, when class resumes on July 30th, class time will be changed to 8:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold (women only), 10:00 a.m., T/T, First United Methodist Church with Lynn Hedges (347-7407); Walk 2B Fit (for men & women), 10:00 a.m., M/W/F, First United Methodist Church with Ann Scarth (347-5983); Wellness Exercise (for men & women), 3:00 p.m., M/W/F, St. Paul Lutheran with Sara Banta (347-5582); Zumba (regular) (women only), 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays & 5 p.m. on Thursdays, River of Life Church with Rene Ince (347-2101); Shape Up Class (women only), 5:15 p.m., M/W, River of Life Church with Michelle Ingracia (347-9413); Hot Yoga (for men & women), 5:15 p.m., every other Wednesday ( July 2nd,16th, 30th), Lamplight Designs on Spring Street with Deborah Hofmann (347-5278); Zumba (regular) (women only), 5:30 p.m., Mondays, St. Paul Lutheran Church with Chel Terrell (347-7301); Yoga’latis (women only), 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, River of Life Church with Deborah Hofmann (347-5278); [Yoga (for men & women), 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays-basic, Fridays-intermediate, Mason ISD library, Cindy Morris ( for schedule clarification, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org); Restorative Yoga (for men & women), Mondays 7:45 p.m., Wednesdays 6:30 p.m., Power Barn (behind Dollar General) with Deborah Hofmann (347-5278).