55+ Digging the "Duke"

Today is movie day at Bart Peddicord Community Center!  Senior Regulars are beating the heat and enjoying classic John Wayne flix and popcorn.

A cinema and pizza field trip is scheduled for anyone age 55+ on August 9, 2011, and pancake buffet will be spread for the ages 55+ on  August 12, 2011, 9 am.  Pre-registration required with Center staff, 972-442-8119. 

The Senior Calendar full of Activities is available now online and at the Center.

Anthony Cook
Recreation Supervisor

Young Rembrandts Fashion Fun

Young Rembrandts Fashion Runway Camp busied aspiring fashionistas this week at Wylie Recreation Center.  Developing an eye for what's "in," campers worked as fashion magazine moguls and created one-of-a-kind magazine covers.

Young Rembrandts Wizards Enchanted Academy kicks off August 10 ... also at Wylie Recreation Center.  We have a few open registration spots still available.  Register now to experience this magical approach to learning how to draw. 

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager


Coyote Climb

July 21 through 23, 2011 ... climbers at Wylie Recreation Center competed in the first Coyote Climb.  Each participant was judged on speed, endurance and technical skill. 

Winners .... announced Monday, July 25 were:

1st Place - Stephen
2nd Place - Spencer
3rd Place - Tyrus
Congratulations, and thank you to all of our brave competitors.

Annika Sacco
Recreation Programmer


Wylie Wavers Get Crafty

Wylie Wave Summer Day Camp participants are exploring the Arts (yes, with a capital A) during Symphony of Senses week.

Campers are using all 5 senses this week while cooking, eating and painting.

A fan favorite this week are these little guys.  Grassheads.  Precious....

Annika Sacco
Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise

Strictly speaking, the terms "aerobic" and "anaerobic" refer to the presence and absence of oxygen, respectively.  Most of our cells prefer to get their energy by using oxygen to fuel metabolism.  During exercise with adequate fuel and oxygen (i.e., aerobic), muscle cells can contract repeatedly without fatigue.  This type of workout will be fueled mostly by fat cells stored throughout your body.  During anaerobic or non-oxygen conditions (i.e., higher intensity exercise), muscle cells must rely on other reactions that do not require oxygen to fuel muscle contraction.  Anaerobic activity relies mostly on carbs stored in your muscles as glycogen.  The burning of glycogen in the muscles produces waste molecules that can impair muscle contractions.  In other words, you fatigue!
Depending on your fitness goals will determine where most of your activity should occur.  For the vast majority, overall health and weight loss are the main goals.  For this group, about 80% of your activities should remain in the aerobic state.  These lower intensities will allow your body to burn a higher percentage of your calories from fat, resulting in a slow and steady weight loss (as long as your diet is right).  Aerobic exercise tends to be less stressful to muscles, joints, and your heart, which may be important for individuals with arthritis, heart disease, or high blood pressure.  For athletes, or those with more competitive goals, a typical week should see 40-60% of your workouts in an anaerobic state.  These workouts will teach your body to store more sugar in your muscles which will result in more rapidly improving your exercise capacities, tolerance, and performance.
When starting a training program, most trainers like to have their clients/athletes start with lower intensity exercise (i.e., aerobic exercise).  However, a high reliance on anaerobic metabolism is unavoidable for some types of exercise or activities.  For instance, lifting weights is anaerobic.  That is why muscles fatigue so rapidly with this type of training.  Other types of activities, such as walking up stairs, can also be anaerobic - especially if you are unfit or climb too fast.
Fortunately, you do not need sophisticated equipment to detect when you transition from aerobic to anaerobic exercise.  As we approach and pass our anaerobic threshold intensity, we start to breathe harder and exercise simply becomes uncomfortable.  Typically, you can’t finish a sentence without having to take a breath.  However, if you simply love gadgets, you can use a heart rate monitor to record the heart rate at which you sense these symptoms of developing over-exertion.  You then know that heart rates below this value occur when you're in your aerobic zone, and heart rates above this value reflect an increasing anaerobic contribution to your workout.
Steven Harben
Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie


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