Cardiovascular exercise is an effective way to burn calories and lose weight; strengthen the heart; increase lung capacity; reduce the risk of heart attack, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes; improve sleep, and reduce stress.
Certified AirRobics instructors at Airheads Trampoline Arena Pinellas, 12401 Belcher Road in Largo, offer a bouncing workout designed to burn 1,000 calories, promote cardiovascular health and increase flexibility.
AirHeads provides the helmet and shoes required for an hour of aerial cardio action. The bounce-intensive surface promotes ever-increasing hang-time increments in a low-impact workout that lets the joints off easy but puts lower-body muscles through rigorous training.
Fitness classes are $10 each; a 10-class pass is available for $90.
Class times vary. For schedule information, call (727) 532-2120 or visit airheadsusa.com.
Are you or someone you know suffering from a hearing impairment that requires an amplified telephone? These devices will be provided at no cost to those in need through the Family Center on Deafness at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Aging Well Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater.
Call (727) 399-9983.
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning and allied teens ages 14 to 18 can play games and watch movies while openly discussing everything from bullying to coming out and dating at 5:30 p.m. every Monday at Metro Wellness and Community Center, 3251 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg.
Call (727) 321-3854, ext. 234.
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Join Tampa Bay Vegetarians for an all-vegan dinner that includes stir-fry dishes such as pineapple basil with grilled tempeh.
Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Consciousness-Blossoms, 3390 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor.
Cost is $15; $2 additional for nonmembers. Seating is limited.
Call (813) 269-4665 or sign up online at tampabayvegetarians.org.
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It's hard to be human and not experience stress. It's been defined as a normal physical response to events that makes one feel threatened or upsets the balance of things in some way, resulting in a fight-or-flight response.
Internal medicine specialist Dr. Cynthia Miller will discuss how to recognize good and bad stress and offer healthy tips on how to treat it at noon Wednesday at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater.
The event is free.
Call (727) 562-4970. Go online to baycareevents.org.
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Taoist Tai Chi's health recovery class supports improved circulation, balance, strength and flexibility; alleviates neck, shoulder, hip and knee pain, and promotes increased mobility. It is effective for numerous chronic illness, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's.
Try a class at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, 1370 Main St., Dunedin.
Cost is $25.
Call (727) 734-0929.
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness Pinellas County offers a support group meeting open to family and friends of people living with mental illnesses, facilitated by family members of people living with mental illnesses, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Suncoast Hospice, Family Center on Deafness Building 100, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater.
For more information, call (727) 791-3434 or visit nami-pinellas.org.
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The I'llPumpYouUp.com vitamin and bodybuilding supplement store opens its doors at 11 a.m. Saturday at 527 D St., Clearwater, with a party including DJ music, meet and greets with International Federation of Body Building professionals, an autograph session, bench press competition, curling contest, strongman demonstration, CrossFit demonstration, raffles and free supplement samples.
For more information call toll-free, 1-800-940-2911.
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