Movement is essential for life, and the quality of our movement plays a critical role in our well-being, from injury prevention, to managing pain triggers, to performance outcomes, and beyond. Movement impairments can be a primary cause of many nagging and debilitating conditions. In this Lunch and Learn, Dr. Jason Biondo will look at the function of the musculoskeletal system, how muscle balance influences posture, function, and injury prevention, and the role of the nervous system in conducting the symphony that is our body.
What does a complete exercise regimen look like? Katheryn Scauzzo, our fitness lead, registered dietitian, and personal trainer, will discuss the different elements that should be incorporated into a well-rounded fitness plan, such as aerobic exercise, strength training, core exercises, balance training, and stretches for flexibility.
Like all other species on this planet, human beings have developed in harmony with the cycles of nature. In this seminar, our Director of Well-Being Coaching, Kevin Cloninger, PhD, PCC, will explore how nature affects human beings for better and sometimes for worse. He will also explore the healing power of nature and how an unbalanced natural environment affects people in ways they are barely—if at all—aware of. He will conclude with some tools and exercises to help manage these interactions.
What is the first step to preventative health? Know yourself! We are each unique in our genetic makeup, family history, environmental exposures to toxins and pesticides, lifestyle habits such as nutrition, sleep, and exercise, and levels of stress, inflammation, positive emotion, and hope.
“Head up, shoulders back!” We’ve all heard this order barked at us at least once from a well-meaning friend, teacher, or family member in order to help us improve our posture. But what does good posture really entail? And why should we care about our posture in the first place? Join Alinda Muszynski, certified personal trainer and well-being coach, for a seminar that will blend theory and practical exercises to help you become aware of and improve your own posture. Register through our class schedule on the PALM app. Free for members and their guests.
Life stressors like hair-on-fire deadlines, anxiety-producing headlines, and unexpected health crises are inevitable; suffering is optional. Learn how to balance time and energy between work and family, community service and recreation, exercise and relaxation, personal passions and obligations. Check things off both your to-do list and bucket list using a simple framework you can integrate right away to organize your day for joy even in the busiest of seasons.
Why is stretching so essential? What’s the best way to do it quickly and effectively? Come learn about the benefits of stretching and the most useful stretches for all the major muscle groups. Heather Walther, PT, has worked with physical therapy clients and professional athletes alike, and will help correct form and posture during this practical session.