Health and Conditioning

No street shoes are allowed in room 1227 #308. Please choose another classroom should you require shoes to exercise.

The following courses maximize the physical conditioning benefits for older adults in accordance with the latest research. Students are encouraged to exercise regularly and to choose an appropriate level of workout in consultation with their physician.

HEALTH E21 Yoga Health & Safety, Principles & Practices for Older Adults

Yoga for Seniors. Focus on flexibility, balance, circulation breathing and muscle tone. Build flexibility, balance, circulation, breathing and muscle tone and learn to relax. Bring a personal yoga mat, pencil and a notebook.

9758    10:00a-11:50a    Tue, Thu    WISE-Ken Edwards    Kathy Cass

Using all the tools of Yoga to set goals and improve your health and safety. Bring a pencil and notebook and develop a personal plan. No mat required for the above section.

9757    8:30a–10:20a    Wed, Fri    1227 #308    Marsha Walters

Beginners and new students learn at a gradual pace.

9759    10a–11:50a    Tue, Thu    1227 #308    Marsha Cooper

9760    11a–12:50p    Mon, Wed    1227 #308    Jasmine Lieb

9761    12p–1:50p    Tue, Thu    1227 #308    Sonya Chapnick

The above section is for those with limited range of motion and students new to yoga or looking for a reasonable level.

9762    2p–3:50p    Tue, Thu    1227 #308    Gitta Walton

HEALTH E22 Chi Gong Principles & Practices for Older Adults

Understand Chi Gong principles. Work at your own level to improve tone, strength, flexibility and balance.

9763    8:30a–9:45a    Tue, Thu    1227 #308    Charlotte Holtzermann

Develop goals and a personal health plan. Also learn limbering moves with mindful breathing and the health benefits of Chi Gong.

HEALTH E23 T’ai Chi Principles & Practices for Older Adults

Tone and strengthen every muscle in the body by using this method of slow, circular movement. Learn to relax, concentrate and focus your energy. Meditate to nourish the whole body.

9764    9a–10:15a    Mon Fri    VIRGINIA PARK    Patricia Akers

Yang style for intermediate and advanced students with limited beginning instruction. Develop goals and a personal health plan. Meets at VIRGINIA PARK CENTER, Fitness Room #1.

9765    10:30a-11:45a    Tue Thu    FST PRESBYTERIAN    Barbara Goldthwait

Yang style instruction and practice for advanced beginner and intermediate students with limited beginning instruction. Develop goals and a personal health plan.

9766    12p–1:15p    Wed Fri    1227 #304    Nancy Vogel

Instruction and practice for intermediate and advanced students. Develop goals and a personal health plan.

9767    12:30p–1:45p    Tue Thu    1227 #304    Barbara Goldthwait

Yang style instruction and practice for intermediate and advanced students. Develop goals and a personal health plan.

9768    3p–4:15p    Mon, Fri    1227 #304    Patricia Akers

Yang style for beginners through advanced. Develop goals and a personal health plan.

HEALTH E24 Physical Fitness Principles & Practices for Older Adults

9769    8:30a–9:45a    Tue, Thu    VIRGINIA PARK    Don Moy

Low–impact aerobic exercises to music, some strength training, and stretch movements to improve cardiovascular performance and flexibility. Students attend BOTH days.

Develop your own personal plan to achieve your health goals. The class uses international music. stretching, hand weights, mat exercise and aerobic activity to demonstrate ways to be safe and healthy. Meets in VIRGINIA PARK CENTER, Fitness Room #1.

9773    11a-12:15p    Tue, Thu    1227 #304    Rebecca Yewell

Beginning

9770    9a-10:15a Mon, Wed    1227 #304    Linda Wapner-Baart

9771    9a-10:15a Tue, Thu    SR REC CENTER    Linda Wapner-Baar

All levels.

9772    9:30a–10:45a    Tue, Thu    1227 #304    Rebecca Yewell

9774    10:30a–11:45a    Wed Fri    1227 #304    Nancy Vogel

Intermediate and advanced. Mat work.

HEALTH E25 Strength & Stamina Training Principles & Practices for Older Adults

Increase your range of motion and flexibility with a variety of stretches.

9778    10:30a–11:45a    Mon Wed    SR REC CENTER    Arlene Vaillancourt

Emphasis is on stamina. Each student should be able to learn exercises that require standing for a minimum of thirty minutes. Personal programs will be designed by end of semester.

9780    12p–1:15p    Tue, Thu    CLOVER PARK    Linda Wapner–Baart

Walk your cares away and feel great. Class meets near the tennis courts. Please contact the instructor via email prior to the start of class for details. wapner-baart_linda@smc.edu

9777    8a–9:15a    Tue, Thu    1227 #304    Rebecca Yewell

Strength Training: Learn to use 1– to 5–lb weights and other resistance techniques to strengthen muscles and offset the loss of calcium in the bones in later years. Students should attend BOTH days.

Develop your own personal goals. Upper body on Tuesdays and lower body on Thursdays. Train in a safe and supportive program.

HEALTH E30 Personal Safety – Fall Prevention

Preventing falls: The class content varies according to the section focus.

9781    11a–12:50p    Mon    1227 #307    Jenifer Weinstein

Falls are the most frequent cause of serious injury to older adults. Learn how, when and where falls occur and how to avoid falling at home, around town or on your travels. Improve your balance and learn to recover it. Lectures are followed by light exercise.

HEALTH E34 Enjoy Life – Stress Reduction for Seniors

Enjoy life. See section description for class focus. Lecture-based classes with some physical activity.

9786    1p–2:50p    Tue    1227 #408    Gloria Albert

Learn how to enjoy your life more fully and reduce stress, using such techniques as positive thinking, breathing, meditation, humor, diet, exercise. A must for those wanting to make positive changes in their lives.

9784    1p–2:50p    Fri    1227 #407    Gloria Albert

Life Force Energy. Improve your physical and mental well-being through the mind-body-brain connection. Gain more understanding of Eastern and Western Health philosophies and techniques to think more clearly, increase energy, improve balance and be more tranquil in your life.

HEALTH E34 Stress Reduction through Yoga

Learn how Yoga reduces stress and helps you relax..Maintain or improve your level of fitness and flexibilty while building your knowledge of Yoga

9783    9a–10:50a    Mon    1227 #308    Gitta Walton

Use the ancient forms of yoga to stretch and relax yet strengthen your muscles. Bring your own mat, pencil and notepad.

9785    11a–12:50p    Fri    1227 #308    Jasmine Lieb

A variety of poses and breathing exercises to enhance balance, breathing, and strength.

9782    8a–9:50a Sat    VIRGINIA PARK    Charlotte Holtzermann

Develop goals and a personal health plan. Beginning Hatha Yoga: Bring a yoga mat, blanket and block, pencil and a notebook. Meets at VIRGINIA PARK CENTER, Fitness Room #1.

HEALTH E38 Joint Health & Mobility for Older Adults

9789    10:30a–11:45a    Tue Thu    WISE-Ken Edwards    Don Moy

Specially designed for participants at the WISE ADULT DAY PROGRAM. Teacher Approval Required before enrolling.

9788    10:30a–11:45a    Tue, Thu    VIRGINIA PARK    Linda Wapner–Baart

For those with joint problems; improve strength, balance and flexibility with weights, stretches or repetitive movements. Students should attend both days.

Meets at VIRGINIA PARK CENTER, Fitness Room 1. Develop goals and a personal health plan.

9790    2p–3:15p    Tue, Thu    1227 #304    Olivia Regalado

Develop goals and a personal health plan. Low impact movement, and stretch to improve your well being.

9791    1:30p–2:45p    Mon Wed    1227 #304    Gloria Albert

Movement stretching training, build balance and flexibility. Also, chair exercise is available . Special instruction to meet your individual needs. Beginning and intermediate level. Improve your endurance and get rid of your fatigue by attending this after-lunch energy boosting class!. Bring a friend and improve your well being together! Bring a pad of paper and a pencil to improve your knowledge of healthy aging. Mats are available in class.

9787    9a-10:15a Mon Wed    SR REC CENTER    Arlene Vaillancourt

We will specifically learn to strengthen lower body with exercises performed on mats as well as free weights for upper body. You will be able to design your own personal workout based on your strengths and weaknesses.

HEALTH E63 Body Conditioning for the Disabled

Pathfinders Learn to cope with the effects of strokes. Develop your own personal plan. Restore energy, flexibility and range of motion through exercise.

New students must call (310) 434–4442 for approval to register. Limited class size. Meets 1.5 hours: Tue 10:30a, Tue 12p and Tue 1:30p; Thu 11am, Thu 12:30p and Thu 2p; Fri 12:30p, Fri 2pm. Develop a personal plan and learn to safely exercise sitting, standing and/or lying on a mat. Stretching, strengthening, and helping posture and balance.

Arrange Time    Tue, Thu, Fri    1227 #307    Jenny Martinez, Bonnie Nakasuji, Jiane Li

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