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Low Back (begins Sept. 25, 7 p.m. class)

This class is led by professionally certified individuals that will lead you through proper technique and body mechanics in order to prevent further strain and pain in your back. Many adults have experienced back pain in their lives. Learn how to eliminate or control the pain with dynamic trunk stabilization and core strengthening exercises that will assist your daily life activities. This class can also help you understand how stress and unhealthy lifestyles contribute to back problems. Low back is taught in our 90 degree soothing therapy pool. Don't let back pain limit your lifestyle. Come and learn how to enjoy life again.

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Low Back (begins Sept. 26, 4 p.m. class)

This class is led by professionally certified individuals that will lead you through proper technique and body mechanics in order to prevent further strain and pain in your back. Many adults have experienced back pain in their lives. Learn how to eliminate or control the pain with dynamic trunk stabilization and core strengthening exercises that will assist your daily life activities. This class can also help you understand how stress and unhealthy lifestyles contribute to back problems. Low back is taught in our 90 degree soothing therapy pool. Don't let back pain limit your lifestyle. Come and learn how to enjoy life again.

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Back to B.A.S.I.C.S., Tuesday

Breath * Alignment * Stretch * Isolation * Core * Spirit Feature self-massage techniques and unique meditative rocking to go Back to B.A.S.I.C.S. This new format is a technique grown out of experience with back injuries and partial paralysis, features exercises naturally done by babies. Jutta Spanke, RYT will take you through vibration work for the body and meditative work for the mind to help ease the body into movement and manage pain. Jutta is available for personal training in this format as well.

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Standing Tall (functional posture and strength)

Nancy Klotz, RYT, Certified Pilates Instructor, will take some time to fine tune deep postural muscles in order to correct muscle imbalances. Exercises to stabilize the core and hips are blended with yoga postures to assist participants in creating functionally aligned, stronger posture. Equal emphasis is placed on stability, strength and flexibility.

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Knockout Parkinson's

Lead by our veteran Parkinson's expert, Connie Truesdale, Certified Rock Steady Boxing (R) Instructor and veteran Personal Trainer, will have you conditioning your way towards improved health with the NEW non-contact, boxing and circuit training-based fitness curriculum!

No prior boxing experience is required, however this program is meant to be rigorous and challenge the participant past their comfort zone...which according to current research has been proven to be neuro-protective and delay the progression of symptoms!

Workouts may include agility, balance, core strength, focus mitts, heavy bags and circuit training with weights. Boxing gloves are provided though having a personal pair is recommended.

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Adaptive Parkinson's Yoga, Thursday

More Parkinson's patients are turning to Alternative Therapies like Yoga to increase their overall quality of life (QoL). Yoga represents a non-pharmacologic approach to PD and research on the benefits of yoga showed improvements in the following areas: Mobility, Balance, Strength, Flexibility, Mood and Sleep. This weekly offering will include yoga postures, breath techniques, and guided visualization to support those who live with PD or other chronic progressive movement disorders. The class will be led by Gina Cox, RYT 500 or Adrienne Ann Ilseman, CYT, who became passionate about the field of yoga theraputics in her advanced 500 hour training through the Healing Yoga Foundation
Class meets on Thursday for 12 weeks in the YPT room.

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Yoga 101

Start here if you have limited or no experience with yoga. Come learn the various breathing techniques, physical poses (asanas), terminology and so much more in a nurturing environment guided expertly by our qualified and dedicated teachers. Yoga 101 will help to improve your balance, strength, flexibility, posture and more.

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Meal Planning for Busy Lives

Have you heard the saying that “failure to plan is a plan to fail?” It holds true for healthy eating and losing weight. Unhealthy choices such as fast food and take out are often our only options to get a meal on the table fast. Join Toni Havala, registered dietitian with the Edward Weight Loss Clinic, to learn about short cuts to planning, purchasing and preparing healthy meals.

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Flow and Core

Bridget Lenard RYT is going to help you stand up taller, be stronger and feel great with the combination of flow yoga and Pilates. We will start with the movement of yoga coordinating movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next, and then finish with a core strengthening Pilates workout that is sure to put us in a better place.

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Beating Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of conditions that can put you at risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Losing even a modest amount of weight can greatly reduce the risk factors that combine to form metabolic syndrome, improving health and well-being. Please join Neha Shah, MD, board certified in internal and obesity medicine and with Endeavor Health Weight Management, who will speak about the latest weight loss strategies and support available to help you maintain a healthy weight and feel great.

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Lunch and Learn: Prostate Cancer: What you should know

Prostate cancer is very treatable when found in the early stages and, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, it is estimated that over 3 million American men are living with prostate cancer. Please join Zuhair Hussaini, MD, urologist with Elmhurst Clinic and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital to learn about your risk, symptoms, screening and available treatments for prostate cancer.

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