Events and Seminars

OUTDOOR YOGA... It's Back!

Palm Court lawn-in front of Chaparral center.

7:30am Beginning Thursday March 27th

  • Tuesday’s w/Sherry
  • Thursday’s w/Therese

$3 paid at Adobe front desk prior to class time

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, extras available for those who need one.

Sun City Grand Fitness: Personalizing the Cardio Experience

1st Published in the December 2017 Grand Lifestyles

Over the summer we upgraded the cardio equipment at Adobe and Cimarron. Many of you continued your cardio workouts without a skip. Some of you attended our free orientations to get more familiar with the new Precor and SciFit touch screens, and Precor’s more extensive entertainment options.

Did you know that you can now track your cardio workouts when using our Precor equipment? With these new machines, you now have opportunities to personalize your cardio experience through software additions!

Let’s start with Preva. Preva is state-of-the-art software designed to personalize your fitness experience. This software is part of the Precor console on our treadmills, ellipticals, AMTs, upright, and recumbent bikes. You can add the Free Preva app to track your workouts inside or outdoors. This app allows you to earn badges while you accomplish key milestones in pursuit of your goals. You can even share your badges on social media, like Facebook and Twitter!

Stop by the fitness centers where you can sign up for our free Precor Preva orientations to learn more about how to set up your own account and purchase the Preva key fob to store your personal workout data.

Maybe your goals are more specific; a doctor’s prescription to improve overall fitness, that competition you want to excel at, etc. Precor has teamed up with EXOS (Look them up at to develop personalized, cardio respiratory evaluations to measure your current fitness level, and direct your progress through customized, cardio respiratory programming, called ESD.

EXOS ESD software is now available for a limited time (Summer 2018) at the EXOS Training Zone in the Adobe gym. Sun City Grand has contracted to provide this state-of-the-art software, and based on feedback, could extend to additional Precor equipment in the future.


What is ESD?
ESD stands for Energy Systems Development. It is a personalized and intelligent training system that helps to upgrade your metabolic performance by working through a series of targeted training intervals. Much more efficient and effective than traditional cardio training.

How do I get started?
It’s easy – once you’ve registered with the fitness staff, all you need is your phone number, and a 4-digit PIN to sign in. Your first session will be a quick and intuitive evaluation. Choose any device (bike, treadmill, or elliptical) and follow the simple instructions on screen to get started. The evaluation is quick and easy to complete – it will push you past your comfort zone, but don’t worry, it’s not a maximal test.

What’s so special about the training experience?
Once you’ve completed the evaluation the system will create a personalized and progressive training plan just for you! Each time you login, it will progress you along your plan. In each workout your speed and resistance targets for each interval will be provided, and it will automatically guide you through each one. No need to fiddle with the controls – just focus on putting in the effort.

Everyone is welcome to utilize this new addition to our fitness centers. Demonstrations are scheduled, and will be advertised through Eblast and flyers. These provide more information, and an opportunity to register and sign up for supervised or self-evaluations.