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.

9840   8:30a–10:20a   Wed, Fri   1227 #308   Marsha Walters

9756   10:00a-11:50a   Tue, Thu   WISE-Ken Edwards   Kathy Cass

Build your pace, for new and beginning students. Bring a mat, notebook and pencil.

9757   10a–11:50a   Tue, Thu   1227 #308   Marsha Cooper

9758   11a–12:50p   Mon, Wed   1227 #308   Jasmine Lieb

9759   12p–1:50p   Tue, Thu   1227 #308   Sonya Chapnick

For those with limited range of motion and students new to yoga or looking for a moderate level.

9760   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.

9761   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.

9762   9a–10:15a   Mon, Fri   VIRGINIA PARK   Patricia Akers

Beginning and intermediate. Meets at VIRGINIA PARK CENTER, Fitness Room #1.

9763   10:30a-11:45a   Tue, Thu   FST PRESBYTERIAN   Barbara Goldthwait

Beginning and intermediate.

9764   12p–1:15p   Wed, Fri   1227 #304   Nancy Vogel

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

9765   12:30p–1:45p   Tue, Thu   1227 #304   Barbara Goldthwait

Intermediate and advanced for continuing students.Develop goals and a personal health plan.

9766   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

9770   9:30a–10:45a   Tue, Thu   1227 #304   Rebecca Yewell

Intermediate and advanced. Mat work.

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

9767   8:30a–9:45a   Tue, Thu   VIRGINIA PARK   Don Moy

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.

9772   11a-12:15p   Tue, Thu   1227 #304   Rebecca Yewell

Beginning

9768   9a-10:15a   Mon, Wed   1227 #304    Linda Wapner–Baart

All levels.

9769   9a-10:15a   Tue, Thu    SR REC CENTER    Linda Wapner–Baart

All levels.

9771   10:30a–11:45a   Wed, Fri   1227 #304   Don Moy

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

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

9774   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.

9775   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

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.

9773   8a–9:15a   Tue, Thu   1227 #304   Rebecca Yewell

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

9841   10a–11:15a   Tue, Thu   VIRGINIA PARK   Olivia Regalado

HEALTH E30   Personal Safety – Fall Prevention

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

9776   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   Stress Reduction through Yoga

9778   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.

Learn how Yoga reduces stress and helps you relax.

9779   11a–12:50p   Fri   1227 #308   Jasmine Lieb

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

9777   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

9782   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.

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

9781   10:30a–11:45a   Tue, Thu   VIRGINIA PARK   Linda Wapner–Baart

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

9784   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.

9783   1:30p–2:45p   Mon, Wed   1227 #304   Gloria Albert

Movement and chair exercise training and conditioning. Special instructions and levels are given for individual needs. Bring a friend and improve your well being together!

9780   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.

9785    Arrange Time   Tue, Thu, Fri   1227 #307   Bonnie Nakasuji

             Arrange Time   1227 #307   Barbara Phillips

             Arrange Time   1227 #307   Jiane Li

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.

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