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Publication Date: Wednesday, August 07, 2002

HEALTH HEALTH (August 07, 2002)

All Star Karate Center @addr:137 Franklin Street, Redwood City, 368-5777

All Star Karate Center: Self defense and kickboxing for men, women and children; karate fun for everyone; family discounts. Rated "Best Martial Arts School" by Parent Magazine.
Betty Wright Swim Center @addr:525 E. Charleston Road, PA, 494-1480

Revitalize, energize, exercise and socialize at the Betty Wright Swim Center @ C.A.R. Improve your health and wellness through aquatic exercise and therapy. Register now for services in the only fully-accessible, public warm-water (92 degrees), in-door therapeutic pool on the Peninsula. Staffed by knowledgeable, friendly and professional swim instructors and therapists. Adult classes include: Aqua Aerobics, Arthritis Therapy, Deep Water Fitness, Health Back and Body, Pre and Post Natal, and Water Work. Youth classes include: Learn to Swim, Parent & Tot, and private and semi-private swim lessons. Relaxation focus includes Ai Chi, Aquatic Massage, and Suspended Relaxation. Hours: Monday - Thursday: 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Sundays. Open year-round.
California Yoga Center @addr:570 Showers Drive, Suite 5, MV, 947-9642

The California Yoga Center offers classes for beginning to advanced yoga students. Instructors specialize in Iyengar-style yoga, which cultivates strength, endurance, flexibility and relaxation. Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled every day. Special classes are offered for back care, pre-natal and seniors, as well as workshops on a variety of yoga-related topics. Call for a schedule or visit
Gentle Pilates @addr:Palo Alto, 326-4172

Five-week series (Aug. 23 - Sept. 20), Fridays beginning at 1:15 p.m. Fee for series: $45. Dance Visions at Cubberley Community Center. Instructor Jennie Cosgrove. Call for more information or e-mail:
Lift Fitness @addr:284 San Antonio Road, MV, 949-3031

Lift Fitness of Mountain View offers: Pilates group mat classes and private instruction by appointment -- introductory special is $225 for five classes; personal training by appointment; massage by appointment -- introductory special is $300 for five sessions; weight management and fitness products for home and travel. For more information visit
Palo Alto Family YMCA @addr:3412 Ross Road, PA, 856-9622

This Family YMCA offers a new "Health & Fitness" lecture series on the 2nd Monday and 4th Tuesday of every month from September to December, beginning Sept. 9. The 12-week personal fitness program, designed to take the unfit individual from inactive to active, helps members make a commitment to physical activity. Call for more information on these programs and for membership at the Palo Alto Family YMCA.
Pilates for Golfers @addr:3906 Middlefield Road, PA, 494-0991

Gain distance and consistency with "Fit With Pilates for Golfers," Tuesdays, noon - 1 p.m. Taught by Body Balance for Performance physical therapist. Visit and link to Back to Fitness in Palo Alto. $120 for series of six classes beginning in September.
Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto @addr:Palo Alto, 327-9350

Established in 1973. Learn the classical Yang Cheng-fu style of Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan). Beginning classes start monthly. Classes are held at the Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Please call for more information and literature, or visit
Yoga Center of Palo Alto @addr:541 Cowper Street, PA, 322-YOGA (9642)

Since 1975, all levels of classes from beginning to advanced. Based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar, author of "Light on Yoga." Physical poses, breathing exercises and relaxation. Develop a strong, flexible body and a quiet mind. Most classes are drop-in. New classes begin in September. Beautiful studio and excellent instruction.


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