Archive for the ‘Zenergy Program’ Category

Apr 20

Ella’s first swim with AquAbility!

Ella swimming freestyle and backstroke combination.

Jan 31

Zenergy Health Club Sponsors AquAbility

Here’s a link to a great blog about Zenergy Health Club Sponsoring AquAbility :

http://zenergynews.blogspot.com/2013/01/zenergy-sponsors-aquability.html

Oct 14

AquAbility assists with Higher Ground Water Sports Camp

AquAbility assists at the Higher Ground Water Sports Camp for injured veterans, August 6-13, 2011.

Karen worked with 7 veterans and their spouses on the waterfront for a wonderful week at Lake Petit.  The veterans enjoyed a week in the beautiful Idaho wilderness in this week organized and run by Higher Ground.  AquAbility is happy to be part of this therapeutic recreation program helping the wounded veterans and their wives participate in and accomplish skills in a myriad of water sports including swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, tubing, wakeboarding, canoeing, and a team water sport challenge at the end of the week.

“Spending an entire week with the veterans was such a rewarding experience.  I was grateful to be able to help these veterans with physical and psychological injuries not only overcome their fears, but to find success and a feeling of accomplishment.  My heart was touched deeply over the course of the week; frowns turned to smiles as these veterans challenged themselves, made friends, opened up, and shared through laughter and tears.  Water is healing, and allows a venue in which these veterans can face the difficulties they have returning to life after being injured serving our country. Swimming is a great stress reducer and affords gravity free exercise for challenged bodies.  I’m happy I can help people with challenges find a way to be healthier and reduce stress in their lives through swimming.”   ◆ Karen Morrison

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Oct 13

AquAbility Swim Clinic for Higher Ground Women Veterans

AquAbility Swim Clinic held at Zenergy Health Club on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.

AquAbility director Karen Morrison taught a clinic in collaboration with Higher Ground and assisted by volunteers, Michael, Deb, Heidi, Cal, Alex, Don and Cameron.  The 6 women veterans began the clinic with trepidation, and by the end of the hour they had all surpassed their individual expectations.  Karen brought them through successive drills and exercises for freestyle and backstroke and by the end of the clinic, the swimmers looked great and the pool was filled with smiles and cheering.

These veterans can take these skills and a newfound comfort level in the water home with them. They all indicated a desire to go home and find a group to swim with.  AquAbility has given them a way to find health, fitness, stress relief, and social camaraderie through swimming despite their personal physical challenges.

Check out more pictures from the clinic.

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May 12

Zenergy Day Pass May 14-15 Benefits AquAbility

AquAbility is a non-profit corporation committed to providing therapeutic recreation and competition through swimming for people with a variety of physical challenges. 

Karen Morrison works with local participants to help them learn to swim despite their challenges and reap all the benefits and rewards that learning a new sport affords. Swimming is an activity that can be done independently, and this is a priceless freedom. AquAbility also has plans to work with wounded veterans and paralympian athletes training here in Sun Valley. Zenergy is partnering with AquAbility and sponsors the program by providing the practice facility.

This weekend, May 14 and 15, Zenergy hosts a day pass for $10 benefitting AquAbility. This pass allows use of the gym, pools, squash court, and group fitness or yoga classes. Please come to enjoy some healthy time at Zenergy and help AquAbility carry out this mission.

If you are interested in learning more about AquAbility, or know of someone who might benefit from this program, please contact Karen Morrison at 208-720-6362