Dynamic Toning Class Event

Get your heart rate going, tone your muscles, and heighten your body awareness in this dance-inspired, “shoes-off” Dynamic Toning class with Amanda Chesnutt! Using the influence of modern dance movements, Amanda will take you through several sequences that work the full body, bring your awareness to posture and positioning, and create freedom of movement and greater mobility. You’ll leave feeling centered and revitalized!

$30

Art Class: Animal Portraits

Did you know that dogs, cats, and other pets encourage playfulness, laughter, and exercise, which can help boost your immune system and increase your energy? In this art class, you’ll use inking pens and watercolor to create a pet portrait to celebrate the human-animal bond that adds vitality to life. You are invited to bring a photo (either a printed photo or on an iPad) of a favorite animal or pet. Don’t worry if you don’t have an image: instructor Maria Ojascastro will provide photos of a few adorable animals for you to choose from.

$30

Contemporary Dance Class

Join us for a special evening of dance! PALM welcomes Sarah Hultsch, a visiting instructor from Vallauris, France, who will offer members and guests a beginner/intermediate class of contemporary dance. The class will begin by exploring basic contemporary techniques, then move on to a more artistic phase, including light choreography and/or time for creativity. Please wear comfortable clothes and socks to move around in. Sarah instructs dancers of all ages and abilities at Studios Actuels de la Danse, recipient of the award for Best Contemporary Dance School of the Year in 2020. She is also a member of the UNESCO International Dance Council.

$30

Eat for Better Energy and Vitality

Did you know that processed and convenience foods can often cause or worsen lack of energy, low mood, and brain fog? Proper nutrition is key to establishing healthy energy levels and living with full vitality on a day-to-day basis. Join dietitian Christaney Townsend for a seminar in the Oak Room to learn how to structure your diet around nutrients, foods, and supplements that will help you optimize your energy and improve your vitality.

Free

ELDOA Class Event

Start relieving pain, preventing injury, recovering properly, and improving your posture by learning the foundations of ELDOA! Join us in the Oak Room for a pop-up class with certified ELDOA trainer Angie Campbell to learn some of the myofascial stretches and osteopathic techniques used frequently in the ELDOA practice. These exercises will help create space and balance in the joints and surrounding tissues to improve pain and posture.

$30

Why Muscle Mass is Key for Health and Longevity

Did you know that muscle mass naturally starts to decline after age 30? Over time, the loss of that strength can lead to limited function in daily activities and hobbies. Luckily, there is much you can do to bolster your muscle mass and build your strength at any age to set yourself up for a lifetime of vitality. Join chiropractor Dr. Jake Schaake for this seminar to learn about the metrics and components of strength, workouts to build muscle mass, supplements that may help you, and how chiropractic training can greatly improve your stability and mobility.

Free

Art Class: Coloring Outside the Lines

We’ve always been taught to “color inside the lines,” but sometimes, art presents us with opportunities to embrace nonconformity and turn accidents into something beautiful. Join teaching artist Maria Ojascastro for a class that encourages you to be creative with fast and freeing watercolor brushstrokes and pencil sketches.

$30

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release techniques can be a helpful addition to a regular exercise regime to help improve mobility, prevent injury, release tension, and aid in muscle recovery before or after exercise or movement. In this practical session with Heather Walther, PT, participants will learn self-myofascial release techniques from head to toe. Please wear comfortable clothing to move around. Participants must have the ability to get up and down from the exercise mat.

$30

Dynamic Toning Class

Get your heart rate going, tone your muscles, and heighten your body awareness in this dance-inspired, “shoes-off” Dynamic Toning class with Amanda Chesnutt! Using the influence of modern dance movements, Amanda will take you through several sequences that work the full body, bring your awareness to posture and positioning, and create freedom of movement and greater mobility. You’ll leave feeling centered and revitalized!

$30

Mammography Screening

All PALM members ages 40 and older and their guests are invited to schedule a mammography screening with the Siteman Cancer Center Mammography Van, which will be parked in the PALM Health parking lot. The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine offers mammograms at no cost to those who qualify. Funding is provided by Susan G. Komen® Missouri. The Mammography Van follows all CDC safety precautions regarding COVID-19 to ensure members stay safe.

CIMT Testing Event

The Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT) test is a non-invasive diagnostic test used for the detection of early cardiovascular disease. With this test you will receive the “age” of your arteries to help you understand your risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack or stroke. Early detection is key, and thickness of the carotid arteries can be gauged using CIMT long before you become symptomatic. This allows you to develop a plan for prevention or treatment with your doctor and follow your improvement over time. The CIMT Test consists of an ultrasound of your neck to check for plaque buildup in your carotid arteries. It is a safe and painless test that only takes 10-15 minutes with a certified technician.

$325