Classes Offered

CLASSES OFFERED

Yoga Mat

Gentle Yoga

For all levels. Anyone can attend this class.

This class is very gentle and slow moving with therapeutics influences. The sequence will be led by a certified instructor in Advanced Studies of Yoga with Therapeutic Influences and will keep your limitations in mind. During the class, you will be given clear instructions about what is going on in your body anatomically as we slowly move from one pose or movement to the next.We start out with basis and include variations based on your need. We include alignment and grounding a breathing technique for healthy lung expansion, additional breathing techniques to settle your anxiety, nervous and lymphatic systems, joint movement for range of motion, stretching for a healthy muscle, gentle movement for a supple spine, balance for fall prevention, strength for muscle and weight bearing, and restoration for relaxation.

You must be able to get down to the floor and back up at least one time. You may use a chair for assistance.

Registration is encouraged by calling Suzanne @ 910-308-8982. During this time, we will discuss any limitations you may have in order that variations may be made to keep you safe.

Class Warrior Pose

Moderate Yoga

For all levels. Beginners to experienced yogis can attend this class.This class is gentle to moderate (not flow) with limited challenges for your body. Some poses may be presented that include Yogalates to strengthen your inner core. The sequence will be led by a certified instructor in Advanced Studies of Yoga with Therapeutic Influences and will keep your limitations in mind. During the class, you will be given clear instructions as to what is going on in your body anatomically as we slowly move from one pose or movement to the next.

We start out with alignment and grounding. You will learn a breathing technique for healthy lung expansion, additional breathing techniques to settle your anxiety, nervous and lymphatic systems, joint movement for range of motion, stretching for a healthy muscle, gentle movement for a supple spine, balance for fall prevention, strength for muscle and weight bearing, and restoration for relaxation. Variations are given throughout the class to fit your body's needs.

You must be able to get down to the floor and back up one to two times.

Registration is encouraged by calling Suzanne @ 910-308-8982. During this time, we will discuss any limitations you may have.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi forArthritis & Fall Prevention

Developed by Dr. Paul Lam at the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), the program utilizes the Tai Chi Sun style for its ability to improve relaxation, balance, and its ease of use for older adults. The movements are taught to both left and right sides and with turns to move forward and backward to improve mobility and offer a variety of combinations.Tai Chi for Arthritis is led by Board-certified instructor, Suzanne Tindol, with each session including the following:

  • Warm-Up and Cool-down Exercises
  • One or two movements per lesson, progressively leading to completing the six basic core movements and six advanced extension movements
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Tai Chi Principles, Including those Relating to Improving Physical and Mental Balance

Movements are performed at a higher stance to make it easier for older participants and those with arthritis. Movements can be modified to accommodate mobility issues for any participant and can be done seated as a starting exercise.

Tai Chi for Arthritis has been shown to:

  • Improve Balance
  • Increase Muscular Strength
  • Improve Mobility
  • Increase Flexibility
  • Improve Psychological Health
  • Decrease Pain
  • Prevent Falls

The target audience is adults with or without arthritis, rheumatic diseases or related musculoskeletal conditions. The program is appropriate for people with mild, moderate and severe joint involvement and back pain. It is also appropriate for adults without arthritis who have a higher risk of falling.

Light Weights 4 Seniors

Resistance Bands
Aerobics with Light Weights for 55+!

Each class consists of Warm Ups, *Medicine Ball Sequence, Weight Training (wrist and ankle), Resistance Bands and Stretching.

Research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that strength training just twice a week dramatically cuts the risk of fractures for postmenopausal women. After a year, participants gained bone in their hip and spine; they became stronger and their balance improved. Now more than ever we, as 55 years and older, need fitness programs we can actually participant in, in order to accomplish our fitness goals. The class offered here is aimed for those 55 years and older. We go at a pace that will work for each individual.

This is what the 'Light Weights Fitness Program for 55+' can do for you:
  • Strength training increase your physical work capacity, it also improves your ability to perform activities of daily living.
  • It improves bone density. One of the best ways you can control bone loss as you age is to add strength training into your workout plan.
  • It promotes fat-free body mass with decreasing sarcopenia. The lean muscle mass that we all work so hard for decreases with age. If we don't add strength training to our routine then it will turn into fat.
  • It increases the strength of connective tissue, muscles, and tendons. This leads to improved motor performance and decreased injury risk.
  • It improves your quality of life as you gaining body confidence. Strength training will not only make you strong, but will also help with managing your weight.
  • *Medicine Ball - a weighted ball (we will use 1 to 3 lbs) that slows the motion of your exercise without reducing your control, the accuracy of your movements or your range of motion. A medicine ball or aka an exercise ball is a weighted ball often used for rehabilitation and strength training. The Medicine Balls provide an effective means of improving muscular power, endurance and functional fitness. Medicine Balls will help improve fitness.

Resistance training (also called strength training or weight training) is the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build the strength, anaerobic endurance and size of skeletal muscles.
Ageless Grace Brain Health®

Exciting news!

Our Ageless Grace Brain Health® class was just featured on WLOS!

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Ageless Grace Brain Health® is a profound body of work that provides amazing results in all ages — yet it simple to learn, playful, easy to do - and FUN! This educational program introduces all ages and all abilities to the 21 Simple Tools for Lifelong Comfort and Ease™ of Ageless Grace Brain Health®. Each tool addresses a primary factor that causes aging in the body — each tool provides many secondary fitness benefits — all 21 tools stimulate and utilize the five areas of the brain – analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall and creativity and imagination!

Ageless Grace Brain Health® works by re-opening the neural pathways that were created from the time you were born until approximately the age of 21 years old. Functional and cognitive skills were developed through typical childhood games, sports and activities that are now no longer “practiced” as adults. The 21 Tools of Ageless Grace Brain Health® re-open those pathways and, equally important, create new ones by practicing functional movements we don’t already know how to do.

The movement Tools of Ageless Grace Brain Health® are organic rather than choreographed, and focus on using the core to stimulate cognitive function and physical function simultaneously. The Tools are practiced using a chair for stability and range of motion. This allows all ages and abilities of seniors to practice it, as well as baby boomers, young adults, those with weight, joint, diabetes and other challenges, those in wheelchairs or with other physical limitations — and kids absolutely love it! It also provides a great multi-generational program for grandparents, adult children and grandchildren to share.

 

Strength & Balance

With the aid of a chair, this class works strictly on balance, using exercise to increase muscles strength. Muscle strength improves balance. We work on a set of exercises that challenges one to work toward improving your balance. Everyday activities will come more smoothly and you will feel more confidence in knowing this can prevent falls. Breathing techniques to strengthen core will also be taught.

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