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.
Ladies: you’ve probably heard all about the hot flashes, mood swings, and physical changes that are all part of the inevitable process of menopause. Maybe you’ve even started experiencing some of these things. If you have, you’re certainly not alone. One of the most common changes women notice during this time is weight gain or redistribution, particularly around the middle. Though it can be a frustrating time for your mind and body, it doesn’t have to dictate your quality of life beyond menopause.
Did you know that most of the science on exercise has been done on premenopausal subjects? Join Dr. Cynthia Kardesch, our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, as she explains the physical changes a woman’s body goes through during menopause and the science behind changing your dietary and exercise routines to reach your physical goals. Dr. Kardesch will discuss how incorporating integrative medicine treatments into your lifestyle and adjusting your exercise habits will help improve your quality of life as you go through menopause and beyond.
This time of year, the grocery store aisles are stacked high with fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. What are the best ways to take advantage of the abundance of produce during this season? In this webinar, nurse practitioner Christen Rincker will describe the body’s particular needs during the summer months, discuss her top choices of late summer produce to eat along with their specific nutrients and benefits, and provide recipes to try at home.
It’s no secret that bad posture is often the root of pain, whether that be back pain, hip pain, or neck pain, especially as you age. The good news is that there is a therapeutic practice called SomaTraining that is specifically designed to target postural correction in order to ease pain and prevent injury and future complications.
Join us in the PALM parking lot for an outdoor Pilates Mat class with Jamie Dockman, founder of Real Core Pilates, certified personal trainer, and well-known Pilates instructor in St. Louis. This outdoor class event will include special surprise giveaways, energizing music, and an atmosphere of community and fun, weather permitting. Class size is limited to 15 participants, so sign up soon!
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.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a competitive athlete, or just beginning a new fitness journey, having a detailed approach to your training goals is key for success. This webinar with chiropractor Dr. Jason Biondo will dive into the key elements of training, nutrition, and recovery to optimize performance and health.
Double the classes, double the fun! Join us in the PALM parking lot for one or both mask-free outdoor classes, weather permitting. We’ll have Cardio and Strength Interval Training at 10:15am and Active Stretch at 11:30am with Jessica Dycus. Each outdoor class event will include special surprise giveaways, energizing music, and an atmosphere of community and fun. Class size is limited to 15 participants, so sign up soon!
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.