New workshop in October:
BLADDER MATTERS FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES
More than Kegels! See details on our Workshops page.
Bring a girlfriend.
Learn how to control your bladder so you can laugh, sneeze, and cough without worrying!
This fall, get a body tune-up in our two-hour workshops!
Staying active, while adapting to life's changes and challenges, is the secret to healthy aging.
In our workshop sessions, participants will learn practical exercises to implement in their daily lives.
We will focus on different topics and address a wide variety of conditions. The goal is to keep moving in a safe and efficient manner, always respecting our own abilities. We are opening the season with:
FOR ACTIVE SENIORS at
PHINNEY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - ROOM 2
Saturday, October 17th, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00pm
EACH 2-HOUR WORKSHOP: $35
AARP or PNA MEMBERS: $30
Participants will acquire the basics of strength conditioning and leave class with a written, easy to follow list of moves to perform at home. Along with toning, you will also learn flexibility and balance exercises.
Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat or towel for floor exercises, and a pen and paper to take notes. This class is a good fit for people in early stages of dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and their caregivers. Also great for people who need balance training and to maintain their independence.
Assisting will be Mr. Tim Lundquist, PE Teacher and Outdoorsman. He has been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's.
To register and fill out our waiver, click here.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
To see our upcoming workshop schedule, visit our Workshops page.
I took time off recently. Now, summer is over. Time to focus on goals. Was it too hot to exercise where you live? Were you busy with events and family visits?
September is the month to get back on track.
Take a pen and paper.
Write what you want to accomplish.
Divide the goal into small manageable tasks.
Add the mini-tasks to your planner.
AND DO THEM!
The trick here is to make the tasks palatable and realistic, allowing you to reach your goal.
AND do not listen to your inner voice, you know, the one that comes up with excuses or says you CAN'T do this!
Here is an example:
Goal - Lift weights 3 times a week for 30 minutes. For someone who is not an exerciser, this goal can be a bit overwhelming.
Start by getting up 10 minutes earlier to exercise at home. Only 10 minutes. Do that for a week.
Extend by 5-10 minutes every week.
At the end of the month you will have added your 30 minutes. They will be built into your day. If it gets too challenging, stay at 10 minutes longer. (Even 10 minutes is better than nothing.)
Need ideas to exercise: get our apps. They are not expensive and will offer variety to keep you challenged!
Need help with your goals? Research S.M.A.R.T. goal on the internet (specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time- bound).
This mini-task technique works for cleaning up your desk or your cupboards too! Ha Ha!
A sculpted body made up of body parts assembled and reassembled, bringing the possibility of multiple assemblages - that was how Rodin created many of his famous sculptures.
In August, I had the chance to visit the Rodin - Metamorphoses exhibit in Montreal. It was an outstanding exhibit. My sister, the art teacher, bought the tickets for my birthday.
After our visit, I realized that Rodin, by assembling and reassembling body parts to build something new and fresh, created his art pieces the same way I write workouts, using all muscle groups to combine a full-body workout. I was flabbergasted. Who knew? I suddenly felt smart. I also realized that I sculpt bodies too!