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 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.
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.
Since ancient times, creative movement has been integral to the development of humankind. In this seminar, Jessica Dycus, CWC, will explore why movement is important for our well-being and how it cultivates our potential through neuroplasticity, self-expression, and coordination with others. She will conclude with practical exercises and tools for discovering and developing creativity.
In this Lunch and Learn, cardiologist Dr. Michael Twyman will address specific biohacks to optimize the health of the heart and circulatory system. He will focus on issues such as heart rate variability, recovery between workouts, seasonal nutrition, getting adequate sleep, limiting nighttime blue light and technology exposure, and other topics related to mitochondrial medicine and biohacking.
In this Lunch and Learn, Dr. Basima Williams will discuss the many causes of a weakened immune system — such as stress, lack of sleep, poor diet, and environmental toxins, among others — and how this can impact an individual’s life and general well-being. She will focus on ways to help boost immunity and improve overall health in order to prevent illness before it starts.
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.
Low back pain is considered one of the leading causes of musculoskeletal disability worldwide, affecting both work and everyday life demands. The reality is, there is no single approach that will help cure everyone’s low back ailments, because we are all unique individuals with different makeups and demands. This Lunch and Learn will focus on scientific principles that help you understand motions, postures, and loads and how they influence spine health and function. It will carve out an understanding for different mechanisms of injury, how to overcome poor spine health, and effective exercises, strategies, habits, and routines for a stronger and more stable spine.
The old adage, “You are what you eat,” traces back to a 19th-century French gastronomist. Unfortunately, in the nearly 200 intervening years, many of us seem to have lost touch with this common-sense advice, as poor eating and stress-related habits have resulted in high levels of obesity, cancer, heart disease, and other health problems.
Learn about the health benefits of incorporating herbs into your diet. Since ancient times, herbs have been used both as spices and as home remedies for minor ailments. Katheryn Eldridge, RD will help you understand how herbs play an important role in any healthy lifestyle. Register through our class schedule on the PALM app. Free for members and their guests.
Back by popular demand! Amanda Chesnutt and Ashley Wiegand will present an encore of their March seminar Brain Aerobics. Ashley will introduce the neurobiology of creativity: what goes on in the brain when we are being creative and when we are not. Amanda will lead the group through a series of movement exercises that help build new pathways in the brain while discussing creativity in our daily lives.