Does it feel increasingly difficult to maintain your weight as you age? If so, there may be a biochemical reason the number on the scale keeps creeping up. As you age, your body becomes much more susceptible to inflammation and less resistant to hormonal and environmental fluctuations.
As your body ages, it can become harder to do high-level activities such as running. Come join Ashley Kumar, physical therapist and personal trainer, in this runners-specific pop-up class, during which you will learn how to cross-train to prevent injuries that are common among runners. You’ll learn how to become injury-resilient with optimal trunk, pelvis, and hip control. Be sure to come in your workout clothes, because you and Ashley will be working together to put these exercises into action right away!
Why should you stretch? Your first thought may be, “to become more flexible.” Understandably, many people discount stretching for this reason, since it is not everyone’s goal to become more flexible. But stretching is one of the most important things you can do for your body's health and fitness.
It’s easy to go through daily life without even thinking about what your body is doing. Going up and down the stairs, doing laundry, picking up your child or grandchild, or even exercising are routine activities that your body becomes used to performing. But it’s often activities like these that can lead to imbalances or even injury if your muscles — particularly your core — aren’t properly engaged and stabilized.
Have you been thinking about starting a workout routine, but just don’t know where to start? There are many types of training out there, and it can be confusing and difficult to navigate where to begin, how to structure a routine, and how to choose the right kind of exercise for you. Maybe you already have a fitness routine but aren’t seeing results or getting satisfaction from it. Regardless of the reason, if you are looking to start or change your routine, it’s important to consider the different aspects of a well-rounded fitness plan.
Join us in the Oak Room for a pop-up HIIT and Mobility class with Maggie Loida, certified personal trainer. This High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class includes an additional focus on mobility: quick, intense bursts of exercise are followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods with stability centered movements. This pop-up class event will include a raffle, special surprise giveaways, participant gifts, energizing music, and an atmosphere of community and fun.
If you feel stiff and unstable in your daily activities, if you work out frequently but would like to expand your range of motion, or if you are completely brand-new to exercise, this sequence of stretching poses is for you. In this webinar, personal trainer Cindy Vickers takes you through a series of yoga-like exercises you can do with a hard back chair to help you stretch your body, strengthen your muscles, and develop increased flexibility and stability.
Most of us know how to recover from a stressful day: we find ways to disconnect for the evening, spend time in quiet or with loved ones, or even perhaps get outside for a walk and fresh air. Letting your mind rest and process that stress allows you to come back ready to take on the next day. Interestingly enough, this kind of recovery doesn’t only apply to environmental stressors that affect your mental state. Physiologically, your body works the same way.
Have you ever wondered how our bodies process the chemicals found in our air, on our food, and in products in our homes? What happens when we are exposed to excessive amounts of these chemicals? In our modern, industrialized society, toxins are constantly surrounding us and creating an increased burden on our bodies’ natural detoxification pathways. We may notice these effects in our bodies over time with signs like decreased energy, brain fog, sluggish digestion, skin rashes, headaches, and other potential symptoms.
Get inspired by the wisdom of legendary painter Bob Ross. You’ll learn how to paint happy little clouds, trees, or streams from happy accidents. Join Art for Well-Being instructor, Maria Ojascastro, for two hours of creativity and joy. Kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with light snacks and refreshments.