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Indoor/Outdoor Fitness Walking (Mon.)

Free

with Kathy Nyborg, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 17, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 24 weeks

THIS CLASS CURRENTLY RUNS YEAR ROUND, SO JOIN AT ANY TIME.

Want to stay active? Get into a walking routine! Join Kathy at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center for an hour of indoor/outdoor walking depending on the weather. You can saunter, power walk or speed walk. Whatever your pace you can do it safely. Meets regularly, and you can start and stop any time.

Senior Fitness (Winter/Spring)

Free

with Karen Dove, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 18, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 24 weeks

This class is in-person.  Registration is required as there are limited seats available.

Designed with the mature person in mind, this class will address the components of over-all fitness at each person's ability level.

The class helps you become stronger through cardiovascular activities (strengthening the heart and lungs), muscular strength and endurance (using weights) and flexibility through warm-up and cool-down stretching and yoga.

Class meets regularly, and you can start and stop any time. 

It is recommended that you bring 1-2 lb weights; wear comfortable clothes that let you move; and gym shoes to give your feet support. Always check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.

Full Course

Senior Fitness (Winter/Spring) - Online

Free

with Karen Dove, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 18, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 24 weeks

This class is being offered online using Zoom.

Designed with the mature person in mind, this class will address the components of over-all fitness at each person's ability level.

The class helps you become stronger through cardiovascular activities (strengthening the heart and lungs), muscular strength and endurance (using weights) and flexibility through warm-up and cool-down stretching and yoga.

Class meets regularly, and you can start and stop any time. 

It is recommended that you bring 1-2 lb weights; wear comfortable clothes that let you move; and gym shoes to give your feet support. Always check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.

Will run

Indoor/Outdoor Fitness Walking (Tu/Th)

Free

with Kathy Nyborg, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 18, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 24 weeks

THIS CLASS CURRENTLY RUNS YEAR ROUND, SO JOIN AT ANY TIME.

Want to stay active? Get into a walking routine! Join Kathy at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center for an hour of indoor/outdoor walking depending on the weather. You can saunter, power walk or speed walk. Whatever your pace you can do it safely. Meets regularly, and you can start and stop any time.

Will run

Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at any age

$37

with Carole Freeman, York Adult Education

Calendar Mar 1, 2022

Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at any age

Yes, it’s true, you can, literally, breathe new life into your body

Every cell in your body is dependent on oxygen to create energy. And the amount of oxygen available to every cell in your body and brain is dependent on the breath. To be even more specific, dependent on the quality of your breathing pattern and function. This class will train you, and your entire respiratory system, to be more efficient at delivering blood, oxygen, glucose, and nutrients to all those cells. Whether you’re an athlete or not, the secret to greater strength and endurance starts and ends with the strength of your respiratory system. No matter how long you train, or how hard you work out, when your breathing gives out - your body follows.

The course is presented as if the student will give themselves at least 3-6 weeks to implement the exercises & techniques.

 #breath #breathe

Breath Series: Breath-Taking at Night

$29

with Carole Freeman, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 29, 2022

The #1 reason why so many people are sick and tired.

This class teaches you how to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, stop snoring and wake up feeling rested.

You’d be shocked at how many health disorders are related to, if not caused by, faulty breathing during sleep. While many people feel there’s nothing they can do about snoring or waking frequently at night, they’d be just a surprised to know there’s more you can do about it than you think.

You and I know that you can’t possibly have your highest brain power, do your best performance and function at your highest level when you are chronically fatigued and drained from lack of deep restful sleep.

These are online classes that you can start and stop at anytime.  Do them at the pace you feel most comfortable in.

A little bit about our instructor:

Carole’s background has been equal portions of respiratory therapy, exercise physiology, and massage therapy.  Her career as a respiratory therapist began at Loma Linda University Medical Center where she discovered that most adult patients were in the hospital because of poor lifestyle choices. That inspired her to attend graduate school at LLUMC, majoring in Health Sciences. She now focuses her work in a relatively new field of pulmonary medicine - recognizing and treating breathing disorders.  She has personally benefitted from improved breathing patterns, “I have found that each day I was mindful of my breathing pattern, I gained more energy, and my breathing became easier. It felt like I was turning the clock back as I continued to gain strength and endurance.”

Breath-Taking Online is a school that encompasses the entire field of this branch of medicine. Carole’s mission is to share this information, along with personal experience and background, to help others breathe easier and feel healthier, too.

Breath Series: Breath-Taking Basics

$37

with Carole Freeman, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 29, 2022

What if you are breathing all wrong?

Breath-Taking classes aren’t just about breathing, everyone knows how to breathe, and we know that if you stop breathing, you die. But, if you never learn how to breathe well, you go on to become sick and tired. Since breathing is something you do every moment you’re alive, learning to breath well becomes one of the most essential factors in feeling your best and doing your best every day.

The most important thing to know about Breath-Taking Online classes is that they’re not about learning a single special technique. Courses are developed from the entire medical field of identifying and correcting Breathing Pattern Disorders.

It’s estimated that 85% of us currently have some type of Breathing Dysfunction that’s connected to feeling sick and tired. Or at the very least, more sick, and tired then we need to be.

These are online classes that you can start and stop at anytime.  Do them at the pace you feel most comfortable in.

A little bit about our instructor:

Carole’s background has been equal portions of respiratory therapy, exercise physiology, and massage therapy.  Her career as a respiratory therapist began at Loma Linda University Medical Center where she discovered that most adult patients were in the hospital because of poor lifestyle choices. That inspired her to attend graduate school at LLUMC, majoring in Health Sciences. She now focuses her work in a relatively new field of pulmonary medicine - recognizing and treating breathing disorders.  She has personally benefitted from improved breathing patterns, “I have found that each day I was mindful of my breathing pattern, I gained more energy, and my breathing became easier. It felt like I was turning the clock back as I continued to gain strength and endurance.”

Breath-Taking Online is a school that encompasses the entire field of this branch of medicine. Carole’s mission is to share this information, along with personal experience and background, to help others breathe easier and feel healthier, too.

Breath Series: Surviving Stress

$37

with Carole Freeman, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 29, 2022

How to take your emotional system from Depletion to Renewal

It’s estimated that more than 90% of people who suffer with chronic anxiety or stress have breathing pattern disorders. Also known as dysfunctional breathing. The nervous system’s normal response to stress, anxiety, frustration fear, all involve stimulating a particular breathing pattern of shallow, upper airway, open mouth breathing, with tightened abdominals, which are designed to help us run from a burning building or fight off an attacker. If we are under chronic mental, emotional, or physical stress, this breathing pattern becomes a habit as our ‘default’ breathing which is not good because it stimulates the brain to perceive more stress and anxiety. At this point, this ‘default’ breathing pattern is working against us and is known as “dysfunctional”.

These are online classes that you can start and stop at anytime.  Do them at the pace you feel most comfortable in.

A little bit about our instructor:

Carole’s background has been equal portions of respiratory therapy, exercise physiology, and massage therapy.  Her career as a respiratory therapist began at Loma Linda University Medical Center where she discovered that most adult patients were in the hospital because of poor lifestyle choices. That inspired her to attend graduate school at LLUMC, majoring in Health Sciences. She now focuses her work in a relatively new field of pulmonary medicine - recognizing and treating breathing disorders.  She has personally benefitted from improved breathing patterns, “I have found that each day I was mindful of my breathing pattern, I gained more energy, and my breathing became easier. It felt like I was turning the clock back as I continued to gain strength and endurance.”

Breath-Taking Online is a school that encompasses the entire field of this branch of medicine. Carole’s mission is to share this information, along with personal experience and background, to help others breathe easier and feel healthier, too.





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