Tucson fitness and workout ideas for July 16-22

Tai Chi/Meditation/Martial Arts

Morning Meditation — Mindful Yoga Studio, 1101 N. Wilmot Road. Restore, renew, reconnect with simple meditation and breathing exercises that lead to inner calm and peace. Ages 18 and up. 8:15-8:45 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Donations appreciated. 300-4378. mindfulyogatucson.com.

Tai Chi for Health — Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave, Oro Valley. Safe, effective and fun way to improve balance, mental clarity, relieve pain and create an overall feeling of well-being through natural breathing and slow, gentle, meditative body movements. 1-2 p.m. Mondays. $10; $60 for nine weeks. 780-6751. heatherchalon.com.

Kids Capoeira — Movement Culture, 435 E. Ninth St. Learn the historical and cultural aspect while developing balance, motor coordination, speed and strength. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays; 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays. $10. 603-8043. tucsoncapoeira.org.

Tucson Capoeira intro class — Movement Culture. Introduction to the four core expressions of Capoeira: Movement, music, philosophy, and history. 4-6 p.m. Saturdays; 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays; 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. $15. 603-8043. tucsoncapoeira.org.

Tai Chi for Health — The Studio, 4648 E. Speedway. Improve balance, mental clarity, relieve pain and create an overall feeling of well-being through natural breathing and slow, gentle, meditative body movements. 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays. $10; $60 for nine weeks. 1-203-470-9549. heatherchalon.com.

Beginner Capoeira for Kids — Studio Axé. Learn the fundamentals of Capoeira. Ages 6-12. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $15. 990-1820. tucsoncapoeira.com.

Saturday Tai Chi — The Hoff Studio, 215 N. Hoff Ave. Learn chi-building standing meditation and Yang form Tai Chi Chuan movement. 1-2 p.m. Saturdays. $10. 333-5905. windrivertaichi.com.

Gentle and Restorative Yoga — Mindful Yoga Studio. For all students seeking the benefits of a relaxing, gentle and restorative practice. Deep restorative work improves range of motion and joint mobility, reduces pain and the effects of stress. Ages 18 and up. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays. 300-4378. mindfulyogatucson.com.

Switched On Yoga — Floor Polish Dance Studio, 408 N. Fourth Ave. A music-centric yoga class built around Hatha and Bikram inspirations. Every week has a specially crafted soundtrack. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $6. 333-5905. floorpolishdance.com.

Buti Yoga — The Hoff Studio. Through primal movement, dynamic asana and cardio-sprints, students breakdown the emotional barriers that hold them back from achieving self-love and true human connection. Bring water and a willingness to engage in a strong and supportive female community. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. $7. 333-5905. thehoffstudio.com.

Tibetan Yoga — Rancho Center, 3400 E. Speedway. A preparation for meditation, very adaptable to those with physical limitations that are a barrier to many other forms of yoga. Ages 16 and up. 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. $5, donations accepted. 622-8460. awaminstitute.org.

Yin Yoga — Mindful Yoga Studio Annex, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. Exercise the bones, lubricate the joints and deeply stretch the body’s connective tissue, especially in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and all poses are seated or reclined. Ages 18 and up. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Saturdays. $8. 300-4378. mindfulyogatucson.com.

Beginning Yoga — Mindful Yoga Studio Annex. Designed as an introduction to the practice of yoga. Class is slower paced and focused on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. Ages 18 and up. Noon-1:15 p.m. Saturdays. $8. 300-4378. mindfulyogatucson.com.

Yoga for Humanitarian Aid — Floor Polish Dance Studio. This is a donation-based yoga class that benefits humanitarian aid groups in Arizona. All proceeds from class go to a designated group each month. July donations will go to The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project in Southern Arizona. 10-11 a.m. July 22. Donations appreciated. 333-5905. floorpolishdance.com.

Restorative Yoga — Mindful Yoga Studio. Deep restorative work improves range of motion and joint mobility, reduces pain and the effects of stress. Ages 18 and up. 6-7:15 p.m. Sundays. $11. 300-4378. mindfulyogatucson.com.

Vibe Out Yoga — Floor Polish Dance Studio. This yoga class strikes a balance between holding poses to increase strength and alignment, and flowing through a series of movements. Bring a yoga mat or rent one. Bring water. Ages 16 and up. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays. $6. 333-5905. floorpolishdance.com.

DO(OM) Yoga — Floor Polish Dance Studio. A slow sequence of low-impact, poses, to stretch and rejuvenate the connective tissues. Bring a yoga mat or rent one of ours for $1 and bring water. Ages 16 and up. 8-9 p.m. Sundays. $6. 333-5905. floorpolishdance.com.

Adaptive Athletics

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym — Donna Liggins Center, 2160 N. Sixth Ave. Recreational wheelchair basketball open to all levels. Ages 15 and up. Hosted by Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports and City of Tucson Therapeutic Recreation. 5-8 p.m. July 17, 19. Free. 370-0588. soazadaptivesports.org.

Other Workout Ideas

Total Bod – Workout Class — Floor Polish Dance Studio. Combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility gains of Yoga, set to music. 4:30-5:30 Thursdays; 5:45-6:45 p.m. Mondays. $6. 333-5905. floorpolishdance.com.

Cardio Party-O: Dance Fitness — Floor Polish Dance Studio. This class has more of an independent feel for music and choreography, and fosters a house party or community atmosphere. High-energy Dancerobix. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. $6. 333-5905. floorpolishdance.com.

Strong Butt fitness class — Floor Polish Dance Studio. A low-impact mat class full of exercises to strengthen all your gluteal muscles, hamstrings, and lower back. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Thursdays. $6. 333-5905. floorpolishdance.com.

Booty Boosting exercise class — The Hoff Studio. A muscle building and toning workout for the lower body. All fitness levels are welcome, wear comfortable exercise clothes, sneakers, and bring water. 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. $10. 333-5905. thehoffstudio.com.

Bollywood Fitness — Floor Polish Dance Studio. Incorporates classical Indian dance, modern Jazz, Hip-Hop, and more. Ages 16 and up. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move well in, sneakers and water. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays. $6. 333-5905. floorpolishdance.com.

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