In honor of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, Heather Walther will teach a fitness class in the Oak Room that emphasizes the importance of variety in exercise. The first 30 minutes of the class will focus on strength training and sculpting; the next 20 minutes will incorporate yoga and stretching, and the last 10 minutes will include myofascial release. Heather will talk about her intention as a fitness instructor to help women support their body and its tissues, not beat it up or burn it out. Her goal is to help women stay as active as possible for as long as possible, avoiding injury and loving the exercise they do along the way.
Inhale, exhale. Sounds simple, right? If your chest rises and falls with your breath, there’s actually a better way to breathe: with your diaphragm. Diaphragmatic breathing increases how much oxygen gets into your blood, reduces blood pressure and heart rate, helps you relax, and improves muscle function during exercise to prevent injury and strain. Join Ashley Kumar, physical therapist and personal trainer, for an interactive seminar in the Oak Room to learn proper diaphragmatic breathing techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life and workouts.
Calling all runners: how do you optimize your running performance while staying healthy? Like any sport, running can take its toll on your body over time, especially if you have improper form, injuries, inadequate nutrition, and unsupportive gear. Whether you run one mile or ten, it’s important to make sure you are employing healthy running habits so you can get the most out of your workout.
Is walking or hiking part of your regular routine? Get ready and stay steady for the trails! Join us in the Oak Room for a pop-up walking and hiking class with Andrew Tucker, certified personal trainer. In this class, you will learn fundamental core strength and stabilization exercises you can do at home to enhance your walking experience and keep your feet steady on the sidewalk or the trails. Andrew will demonstrate these simple bodyweight exercises that you can do anytime, anywhere.
Join us in the Oak Room for a pop-up class with Dr. Jason Biondo, chiropractor and Director of Fitness at PALM Health. This class will target movements that are foundational to building a healthy back and balanced core. Dr. Biondo will focus on spine stability, mobility, and endurance, as well as functional movements of the hips and lower body that demonstrate the kinetic linkage of the human body.
Join us in the Oak Room for a pop-up HIIT class with Maggie Loida, certified personal trainer. This High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class includes a focus on explosive movements that are necessary for all-around fitness and sports such as tennis, pickleball, and running. HIIT training involves quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by short recovery periods. Enjoy a challenging workout and a high-energy class in an atmosphere of community and fun.
Metabolic syndrome, also known as insulin resistance, refers to a cluster of risk factors that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol levels, which may increase your chance of developing serious health conditions. In this webinar, Dr. Karrie Hohn will discuss the root cause of diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease and how to treat the symptoms of metabolic syndrome to reduce your risk of developing further health conditions.
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 is stretching so essential? What’s the best way to do it quickly and effectively? 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 demonstrate correct form and posture in this virtual session. Follow along with each stretch from the comfort of your own home. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing to move around.