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 focus on the health and safety benefits of remaining active. Students are encouraged to select and develop a personal program. Choose an appropriate level in consultation with your physician.

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

Yoga for Seniors. A chair based practice for the older adult.

9530   10:00a-11:50a   Tue, Thu   1450 Ocean   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 this section

9529   10a–11:50a   Tue, Thu   1227 #308   Marsha Cooper

Bring a mat, pencil and notebook. Learn how yoga can improve your core and improve balance and safety.

9531   11a–12:50p   Mon, Wed   1227 #308   Jasmine Lieb

9532   2p–3:50p   Tue, Thu   1227 #308   Gitta Walton

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

9533   12p–1:15p   Wed, Fri   1227 #304   Nancy Vogel

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

9577   3p-4:15p   Mon, Fri   1227 #304   Pat Akers

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

HEALTH E24   Physical Fitness Principles & Practices for Older Adults

Learn how to safely build your aerobic capacity Low–impact some strength training, and stretch develop your personal plan to to improve cardiovascular performance and flexibility.

9534   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, matwork to improve aerobic activity to demonstrate ways to be safe and healthy. Meets in VIRGINIA PARK CENTER, Fitness Room #1.

9535   9a–10:15a   Tue, Thu   1450 Ocean   Linda Wapner–Baart

All levels.

9536   9:30a–10:45a Tue, Thu   1227 #304   K. Huner

Intermediate and Advanced. If you have not taken this class before, please speak with the instructor prior to enrolling. yewell_rebecca@smc.edu

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

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.

9537   8a–9:15a   Tue, Thu   1227 #304   K. Huner

Develop your own personal goals. Upper body on Tuesdays and lower body on Thursdays. Train in a safe and supportive program. Please contact the instructor prior to enrolling yewell_rebecca@smc.edu

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

9576   10:00a–11:15a   Tue, Thu   VIRGINIA PARK Patio Room    Olivia Regalado

In English and Spanish. Emphasis is on stamina. Personal programs will be designed by end of semester.

HEALTH E30   Personal Safety – Fall Prevention

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

9539   11a–12:50p   Mon   1227 #304   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

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

9540   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

9543   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.

9544   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.

HEALTH E38   Joint Health & Mobility for Older Adults

9545   2p–3:15p   Tue, Thu   1227 #304   Olivia Regalado

Learn how to improve strength, balance and flexibility. Develop a personal health plan. Incorporates music into health plan

9575   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!

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.

9546   Arrange Time   Tue, Thu, Fri   1227 #307   Barbara Phillips, Jeanne Adams, 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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