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.

9833   8:30a–10:20a   Wed, Fri   1227 #308   Marsha Walters

9748   10:30a-12:20p   Tue, Thu   1450 Ocean   Kathy Cass

9749   10a–11:50a   Tue, Thu   1227 #308   Marsha Cooper

9750   11a–12:50p   Mon, Wed   1227 #308   Jasmine Lieb

9751   2p–3:50p   Tue, Thu   1227 #308   Gitta Walton

Build your pace. Bring a mat, notebook and pencil.

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.

9752   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 how to stay in balance. Learn to relax, concentrate and focus your energy. Meditate to nourish the whole body.

9753   9a–10:15a   Mon, Fri   VIRGINIA PARK   Patricia Akers

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

9754   10:30a-11:45a   Tue, Thu   FST RESBYTERIAN   Barbara Goldthwait

Beginning and intermediate.

9755   12p–1:15p   Wed, Fri   1227 #304   Nancy Vogel

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

9756   12:30p–1:45p   Tue, Thu   1227 #304   Barbara Goldthwait

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

9824   2p–3:15p   Mon, Fri   1227 #304   Patricia Akers

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

HEALTH E24   Physical Fitness Principles & Practices for Older Adults

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

9757   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.

9758   9a-10:15a   Mon, Wed   1227 #304   Linda Wapner–Baart

All levels.

9759   9a-10:15a   Tue, Thu   1450 Ocean   Linda Wapner–Baart

All levels.

9760   9:30a–10:45a   Tue, Thu   1227 #304   Rebecca Yewell

Intermediate and advanced. Mat work.

9761   11a-12:15p   Tue, Thu   1227 #304   Rebecca Yewell

Beginning

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.

9762   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.

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

9763   10a–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.

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

9764   10:30a–11:45a   Mon, Wed   1450 Ocean   Arlene Vaillancourt

Focus on the techniques of aerobic exercise as you develop stamina. Each student should be able to learn exercises that require standing for a minimum of thirty minutes. Personal programs will be designed; based on individual needs.

9765   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

HEALTH E30   Personal Safety – Fall Prevention

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

9766   11a–12:50p   Mon   1227 #304   Jennifer 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.

9830   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.

9767   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.

9768   11a–12:50p   Fri   1227 #308   Jasmine Lieb

HEALTH E38   Joint Health & Mobility for Older Adults

9769   9a-10:15a   Mon, Wed   1450 Ocean   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.

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

9770   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.

9771   10:30a–11:45a   Tue, Thu   WISE-Ken Edwards   Don Moy

This class is specifically designed for participants of the WISE ADULT DAY PROGRAM. Teacher approval is required before enrolling.

9772   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.

HEALTH E63   Body Conditioning for Students with Disabilities

Pathfinders learn to cope with the effects of stroke or other traumatic brain injury. Develop your own personal plan. Restore energy, flexibility, and range of motion through exercise.

9773   Arrange Time   Tue, Thu, Fri   1227 #307   Bonnie Nakasuji, Barbara Phillips, 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 when sitting, standing and/or lying on a mat. Improve stretching, strength, posture and balance.

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