8th Annual Spin-a-Thon
An indoor cycling event where participants can ride 1,2,3 or up to 4 hours. Rockin’ music, team teaching and drawings. 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 11 at Punta Gorda YMCA, 2905 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Register at www.ymcaswfl.org or call 941-505-0999. Proceeds benefit the YMCA of Southwest Florida Children and Families Scholarship Fund.
W.O.W. Women on WeightsFor women who are new to exercise and unsure how to incorporate weights into their workout. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 16-Feb. 20. Punta Gorda YMCA, 2905 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Register at www.ymcaswfl.org or call 941-505-0999.
‘Relief from Back or Neck Pain’ health talkHCA Florida Englewood Hospital presents “Relief from Back or Neck Pain” with spine specialist Arash Farahvar, M.D., who will discuss the symptoms, causes and treatments for chronic back and neck pain from 11:30 a.m.-1 pm. Jan. 17 at the Suncoast Auditorium on the campus of Englewood Hospital, 779 Medical Drive, Englewood. A free lunch will be served. Registration is required by calling 941-473-3919 or at https://bit.ly/EnglewoodWellnessSeries2022.
Harbor Hustle 5KStart off the New Year on the right foot and join our family-friendly 3.1 miles run/walk at 8 a.m. Jan. 22 at Laishley Park, 120 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/PuntaGorda/HarborHustle5K. Proceeds benefit the YMCA of Southwest Florida Children and Families Scholarship Fund.
Charlotte County Tobacco Free quarterly meetingThe Charlotte County Tobacco Free Partnership will hold its quarterly meeting at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Family Service Center, 21500 Gibralter Drive, Port Charlotte. An online option to participate is also available by calling 941-777-3945. The meeting is free and open to the public. The partnership is committed to education others about tobacco use, helping protect kids from tobacco and strengthening local policies, especially those that protect the public from secondhand smoke.
Suncoast Living Health & Wellness Expo10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 28. Port Charlotte Town Center mall, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. For additional information, call 941-204-2222.
Visually Impaired Peer GroupThe Visually Impaired Peer Group meets from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. weekly at the Wintergarden Presbyterian Church, 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte. Coffee and cookies/snacks provided. We play cards, Bingo, have sing-a-longs and go out to eat at local restaurants. For more information, call 941-268-7900.
Hashimoto support groupHashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder where an individual’s immune system makes antibodies that attack the thyroid gland. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 1105 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda. For additional information, call 941-787-4234.
Weight Loss & Fitness Support GroupTOPS (Take-Off-Pounds-Sensibly) is an affordable, welcoming, and non-judging support group focused on weight loss and health management. Meetings focus on underlying weight issues such as stress-induced and emotional eating, weight loss and health, and strategies to achieve a healthy weight. Visit topschapter0828.wordpress.com or call 304-919-3794 for more information. Meetings: TOPS 0828 Wednesdays, weigh-in 8:45 a.m., meeting 9:15 a.m. at South PG Heights Civic Center, 11200 1st Ave., Punta Gorda. TOPS 0133 Fridays, weigh-in 8:15 a.m., meeting 8:45 a.m. at Trinity UMC, 23084 Seneca Ave, Charlotte Harbor.
Dance 2 B Fit
Choreographed dance with movement and strengthening for every muscle group. The dance is low impact and designed to be enjoyed, especially for the non-dancer. Great music and appropriate for all age groups. 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays at Centennial Recreation Center, 1120 Centennial Blvd., Port Charlotte. $2. For more information, call 941-613-3230 or email email@example.com.
Pedaling for Parkinson’s
10:45-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. YMCA, 2905 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. For more information, call 941-505-0999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional locations, visit www. pedalingforparkinsons.org.
Rock Steady Boxing
12:45-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. YMCA, 2905 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. For more information, 941-505-0999 or email email@example.com.
Englewood Community Beach Yoga
Daily from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Englewood Beach, 2100 N. Beach Road. For more information, visit lovinglightyoga.com or call 941-473-0135.
9 a.m. daily at North Jetty Beach, 1000 S. Casey Key Road, Nokomis. 8:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday at Manasota Beach, 8570 Manasota Key Road, Englewood. For more information, call 941-313-0358.