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Stretch, Tone and Strength Training for the Active Adult (9:15 am) PDF Print E-mail
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Join our fun exercise class utilizing a variety of equipment for the active adult. This dynamic strength training class will develop a body instilled with power and one that can move with ease and confidence. Get stronger, steadier and more balanced as you develop new body awareness, flexibility and control of “usable strength.” Weights, bands and balls are provided and a mat is recommended for some floor work. Modification can be made for the individual exerciser and all are welcome to join in the fun. The instructor is Linda Ginsburg. Class meets Mondays, Sept. 29-Nov. 17 and/or Thursdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 20, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Fee: $55, one day per week, $85, two days. Register: Clubhouse I.

 
Beginner and Advanced Tai Chi PDF Print E-mail
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A must for seniors! Tai Chi builds strength in muscles and bones, promotes a healthy heart and is fun and easy to do. It improves endurance, flexibility, breathing and circulation. The class begins with 30 minutes of stretching and muscle strengthening exercises, which promote greater agility, better posture and strengthens muscles. This is followed by meditation for 10 minutes and Tai Chi for 20 minutes. Tai Chi is the best way to improve balance and coordination, thereby decreasing the risk of falling and fractures. This Tai Chi program was created and taught for 15 years in Leisure World by Grandmaster Jin Pal Kim. The instructor is Steve McCleary, a student of Grandmaster Kim for six years and a practitioner of Tai Chi for over 20 years. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 30-Nov. 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m. For more information, call Maureen McCleary (301-598-1145). Fee: $30 for 1 day; $50 for 2 days per week. Register: Clubhouse II.

 
"I don't want to fall" - Balance and Stability Training with Claudia Miller PDF Print E-mail
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Maintaining good balance requires proper posture, strength and practice. This class will review balance and stability pitfalls and will introduce easy-to-follow exercises to strengthen the muscles necessary to improve posture and overall body strength. It will allow participants to practice the exercises and to also practice functional activities like standing up, stepping up, stepping over and bending down utilizing the learned techniques to improve mind-to-muscle activation. Instructor will provide the bands, foam rollers and additional "tools" for strength and stabilization exercises in class use as well as handouts with detailed descriptions of the exercises learned in each session for participants to practice at home. This class will focus on: 1. Discussion on ways to keep your home environment safe, overview of a Fall Prevention Home Safety Checklist. 2. Proper postural alignment and its role in balance and stabilization. 3. Exercises to improve proper posture (body weight exercises and band exercises) 4. Core stabilization muscles and their role in maintaining stability. Exercises to activate and strengthen those muscles. 5. Incorporating balance tools such as foam roll to challenge and improve balance. 6. Depending on each individual's stability and capabilities, a series of simple obstacle courses to practice stepping over obstacles, stepping up and bending down utilizing the techniques learned in class. Class meets Thursdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 9, 4 p.m. Fee: $60. Register: Clubhouse II.

 
Gentle Yoga – Wednesdays & Saturdays with Marilyn PDF Print E-mail
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Refresh, restore and relax your body and mind in a slow-paced series of movements. Yoga increases flexibility, strength, balance and breathing. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. No prior experience is required. Participants must be able to stand for brief periods. Class meets Saturdays, Sept. 20 Nov. 22 and/or Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Nov. 26 , 9 am. Fee: $80/1 day, $140/2 days per week. Register: Clubhouse I.

 
Ba Duan PDF Print E-mail
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The world’s oldest exercise for seniors and those who need to restore a normal, optimum state of health. Participants will learn to combine joint movement and breathing to improve balance and to augment core strength. Limited enrollment. Class meets Mondays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17, 4 PM. Fee: $15. Register: Clubhouse II.

 
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