Descriptions of Class Offerings
Exercise Classes for PwP
Chair Yoga (Monday, 12:00 Deeann) - We start seated in a sturdy chair where we will practice breathwork and giving special attention to the joints and spine. Standing poses are offered to build strength, bone density, and improve balance. You can expect a lot of deep stretching, a slower paced class offering plenty of time to practice mindfulness in each pose. We finish class winding down in the chair for core work, final stretches and a mindful meditation. This is a one hour mixed level class - all are encouraged to mind their own limitations.
Big Movement Challenge (Tuesday, 10:30 Chris) - In Tuesday's class I will be focusing on strengthening basic yet fundamental movements and muscle groups. Whether you have some weights or no weights, these exercises are significant to improving how well you move during your daily life. This class will challenge all at their own individual fitness level, improve muscle endurance, proper movement patterns, and overall creating a stronger base of balance and stability.
Big Movements in Smaller Places|Rock Steady Boxing (Wednesday, Friday 10:30 with Sharlene)- a fun, functional fitness blend of stretching/mobility, cardio, core, posture, agility, strength & balance for your whole body. Designed for Seniors and PWPD. Prepare for some shadow boxing and tuning your reaction skills. Most exercises can be practiced in a chair. Fine motor movement, cognitive and vocalization exercises included. Based on the Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s method, Brian Grant Foundation Exercise for Parkinson’s training, adaptive yoga mind/body movement and high intensity interval training. Classes end with a guided relaxation.
Some previous conditioning necessary - must be able to stand with minimal support or have a corner to help
Yoga for PD (Thursday, 1:30 Sharlene) Please register on Monday for class on Thursday
Adaptive, functional yoga appropriate for PWPD, people with reduced mobility, range of motion, mild balance issues & disabilities
Improve balance, range of motion, coordination, strength, core, posture & sleep habits
Focus on body-awareness (proprioception), breath, mindful movement, anti-anxiety & self care
Poses consist of seated, chair assisted, standing and floor
must be able to get up & down from the floor previous yoga experience & yoga props recommended
Big Movement after work and GitGoin! Weekender/Rock Steady Boxing (Thursday 5pm, Saturday 10:30am), Erik - Boxing and movement for Parkinson's and Older Adults. You only need a chair and yourself.