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Health and Conditioning

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

This course focuses on the history, principles and practices of yoga. Designed to promote health and safety among older adults, it focuses on yoga principles and practices to enhance the health of older adults through improved flexibility, balance, range of motion, strength, lung capacity and circulation. Some course sections may focus on specific yogic methods. Some sections may include therapeutic applications of yoga to address specific health challenges for older adults. Students will be encouraged to share their physical, mental and emotional challenges in a supportive environment specifically for older adults. These challenges will then be addressed within the coursework. Students will create a Daily Personal Yoga Health Plan integrating their own personal therapeutic yoga applications. Students will be encouraged to practice daily, creating opportunities to rehabilitate challenges. The course is designed to help students to use yoga methods such as postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and visualization to enhance their confidence, health, and overall feeling of well being.

Course Number:9750 Time:8:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. WF Location:EC 1227 308 Instructor:Dee D

Course Number:9751 Time:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. TTh Location:EC 1227 308 Instructor:Cooper M

Course Number:9752 Time:10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. TTh Location:1450 OCEAN Instructor:Cass K Above section 9752 is chair based — no mat required. Learn Yoga and Ayurveda wellness practices.

Course Number:9753 Time:11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. MW Location:EC 1227 308 Instructor:Lieb J B

Course Number:9754 Time:2 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. TTh Location:EC 1227 308 Instructor:Dee D

HEALTH E22 Chi Gong Principles & Practices for Older Adults

This course is designed to enhance the health and safety of older adults through use of the principles and techniques of Chi Gong. Based on Chinese philosophy and healing concepts, the course will include the history, theory and practice of Chi Gong, including both the Wu School and Yang Style. Included are such Chinese philosophies as Yin and Yang, the Eight Directions, and Five Element theory and their applications to healthy living. Students work at their own level to improve tone, strength, flexibility and balance. Lectures, films, texts and discussions will explore the theory and practice of this traditional Chinese method for health and healing. Students will analyze which strategies best meet their needs, and create an individual health plan integrating Chi Gong techniques into their daily lives.

Course Number:9755 Time:8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. TTh Location:EC 1227 308 Instructor:Holtzermann C

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

This course offers an overview of the history, philosophy and techniques of the Chinese energy balancing health practice T’ai Chi Ch’uan. With a focus on enhancing healthy aging for older adults, the course offers strategies for improving balance and posture; increasing flexibility and endurance, reducing stress, and promoting relaxation and mindfulness. The course shows older adults how to avoid injury, conserve energy and use the body in an ergonomic manner. Students will create a personal health plan integrating T’ai Chi principles and techniques into their daily lives.

Course Number:9756 Time:9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. MF Location:VP CTR Instructor:Akers P A Beginner and intermediate. Meets at Virginia Park Center, Fitness Room #1.

9757 12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. WF EC 1227 304 Nardini A S

Course Number:9758 Time:12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. TTh Location:EC 1227 304 Instructor:Terry Jr P W Beginner and intermediate course.

Course Number:9759 Time:2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. MF Location:EC 1227 304 Instructor:Akers P A For intermediate and advanced students of the long, Yang style form. Develop goals and a personal health plan. Not appropriate for beginning students.

HEALTH E24 Physical Fitness Principles & Practices for Older Adults

This course focuses on physical fitness and conditioning principles to help older adults maintain or improve their health, safety and independence. It covers basic principles of anatomy and fitness, showing older adults how to improve their cardiovascular health, muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, posture and balance. Principles of good nutrition also will be covered. Students explore movement strategies that are particularly helpful for older adults. Included are proper concepts and methods for warm-ups, stretching, low-impact aerobic activity, cool-downs, strength training and balance work. Students learn how to avoid falls and safely accommodate physical conditions and challenges. Students create a customized personal fitness and conditioning plan to suit their individual needs and physical challenges.

Course Number:9760 Time:8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. TTh Location:VA CTR Instructor:Moy D N Meets in Virginia Park Center, Fitness Room #1.

Course Number:9761 Time:9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. MW Location:EC 1227 304 Instructor:Wapner-Baart L J

Course Number:9762 Time:9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. TTh Location:1450 OCEAN Instructor:Wapner-Baart L J

Course Number:9763 Time:9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. T Location:EC 1227 304 Instructor:Terry Jr P W

Course Number:  Time:9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Th Location:EC 1227 304 Instructor:Huner K A Intermediate and advanced. This class is being taught by a pair of great instructors. You will have one instructor on Tuesdays and the other on Thursdays.

Course Number:9764 Time:11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. TTh Location:EC 1227 304 Instructor:Moy D N Beginner course.

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

This course focuses on how strength training and stamina building strategies help to promote health, safety and vitality in older adults. Principles of basic anatomy and physiology are covered. The course explores how older adults can maintain or improve their health and stamina through strength training using free weights, resistance devices and fitness techniques. The course emphasizes safe ways to start and maintain a program to increase strength, improve stamina and sustain bone density. Principles of good nutrition and stress management are included. Students create a personal fitness and strength training plan based on their individual needs and physical challenges.

Course Number:9765 Time:8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. TTh Location:EC 1227 304 Instructor:Regalado O

Course Number:9766 Time:10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. TTh Location:VP PATIO Instructor:Regalado O

Course Number:9767 Time:10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. MW Location:1450 OCEAN Instructor:Vaillancourt A This class has 30 minutes Aerobic exercise for stamina and 20 minutes weight training for strength.

Course Number:9768 Time:10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. MW Location:EC 1227 304 Instructor:Huner K A

Course Number:9769 Time:12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. TTh Location:CLOVER Instructor:Wapner-Baart L J 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

This course is designed to help students avoid falls, which are the most frequent cause of serious injury in older adults. The course focuses on how, when and where falls frequently occur; how to maintain mobility, and how to improve and recover one’s balance. Students will create an individualized activity program to improve balance, endurance, strength and flexibility.

Course Number:9770 Time:12 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. M Location:EC 1227 304 Instructor:Weinstein J M

HEALTH E34 Stress Reduction through Yoga

This course offers older adults a range of strategies and techniques to reduce and manage stress in their lives. It includes stress reduction methods such as positive thinking, breathing exercises, meditation, humor, diet and exercise. The course also helps students establish peer support groups to help maintain their stress reduction skills.

Course Number:9771 Time:8 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. S Location:VP CTR Instructor:Holtzermann C Above section 9771 meets at Virginia Park Center, Fitness Room #1.

Course Number:9772 Time:9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. M Location:EC 1227 308 Instructor:Cooper M

Course Number:9773 Time:11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. F Location:EC 1227 308 Instructor:Lieb J B

HEALTH E38 Joint Health & Mobility for Older Adults

This course helps older adults with chronic joint pain or mobility problems to attain and maintain physical strength, mobility and flexibility. Older adults with arthritis and/or other minor physical limitations will learn about the function of joints in the human body and techniques to move effectively without joint stress. Students create an individual plan for mobility and physical fitness.

Course Number:9774 Time:9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. MW Location:1450 OCEAN Instructor:Vaillancourt A You will learn to strengthen your lower body with exercises performed on mats and use free weights for upper body strength.

Course Number:9775 Time:10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. TTh Location:VP CTR Instructor:Wapner-Baart L J Above section 9775 meets at VIRGINIA PARK CENTER, Finess Room #1.

Course Number:9776 Time:1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. TTh Location:WISE Instructor:Moy D N Above section 9776 is targeted towards participants of the WISE Adult Day Program.

Course Number:9777 Time:2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. TTh Location:EC 1227 304 Instructor:Regalado O

Course Number:9778 Time:2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. MW Location:REED PK Instructor:Albert G S Above section 9778 is chair based — no mat required.

HEALTH E63 Body Conditioning After a Stroke

This course helps older adults who have experienced an acquired brain injury to maintain or improve their mobility and physical endurance through an individualized program offered in a group setting. Topics include how to cope with the effects of brain injury or stroke and how to restore the student’s natural energy and flexibility, through techniques used to regain and maintain physical fitness. Participation allows older adults to be included in their community and maintain their independence, and helps them to self-advocate and engage in activities that benefit their health.

Course Number:9779 Time:10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. T Location:EC 1227 307 Instructor:Nakasuji B J

Course Number:  Time:11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Th Location:EC 1227 307 Instructor:Nakasuji B J

Course Number:  Time:12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Th Location:EC 1227 307 Instructor:Nakasuji B J

Course Number:  Time:2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Th Location:EC 1227 307 Instructor:Nakasuji B J

Course Number:  Time:12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. T Location:EC 1227 307 Instructor:Phillips B S

Course Number:  Time:1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. T Location:EC 1227 307 Instructor:Phillips B S

Course Number:  Time:12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. F Location:EC 1227 307 Instructor:Evans Jami R

Course Number:  Time:2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. F Location:EC 1227 307 Instructor:Evans Jami R

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