Fitness

B-Fit for Seniors

This program is especially designed for older adults to improve their cardiovascular activity, flexibility, range of motion, balance, coordination, muscle strength and endurance, all while having fun to great music. The first 30 minutes of the class will consist of a warm-up, a very low impact cardio workout, a cool-down and gentle stretching, followed by muscle conditioning using resistance bands and finishing with nice stretching and relaxation.

Instructor: Silvina Holzman: Silvina Holzman bio
B-Fit for Seniors Supply List Spring 2014

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General Muscular Strength Conditioning Class

Do you want to improve your muscular conditioning (strength, endurance) stability and flexibility and balance?

Participants will enjoy a positive atmosphere while working to strengthen their muscular endurance and maintain strong healthy bones. They will get a full body workout designed to hit every muscle group, using a variety of portable equipment such as Dynabands         (resistance bands) hand weights and body weight exercises. Participants will be encouraged and challenged and will see measurable progress. Modifications and alternate exercises will be provided if participants can’t get down on the floor. Participants are required to bring their own Resistance bands.

Instructor: Suni Matthews

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Variety Formats – Muscle and Strength Conditioning Plus

This class supports and compliments the “General Muscular Strength Conditioning Class. It also benefits participants to maintain activities for daily living.

Participants will enjoy a full body workout that will improve muscular strength and endurance as well as strengthening bones. A variety of portable equipment such as Dynabands (resistance bands)and hand weights will be used along with body weight exercises. In addition some of the classes participants will be introduced to “Circuit Training, and “MITT” (Moderate Intensity Interval Training) to add variety of formats to the class. In “MITT” participants will experience gradual progress as they perform 8 exercises in a 2:1 ratio interval format.

Participants will see measurable progress.

Modifications and alternate exercises will be provided if participants can’t get down on the floor.

Participants are required to bring their own Dynabands (Resistance bands)

Instructor: Suni Matthews

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Pilates

Pilates balances strength and flexibility and heightens body awareness.
Pilates is an asset in rehabilitation from injury and is widely recommended by physiotherapists. It enhances functional fitness and ease of movement, improves balance, coordination and circulation. Pilates compliments other forms of exercise and can enhance performance in sports. It is done on a yoga mat as non-impact exercise that is easy on the joints.
Perfect for someone who has never done Pilates before. Please tell the instructor if you have any injuries.

Instructor: Aiyana Lajeunesse

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Resistance/Weight Training for Older Adults

This one hour class is designed to slow down the loss of muscle mass and strength, which comes as a natural result of the aging process.

The class starts with a 10 minute warm up and quickly moves into 35 minutes of strength training where exercises are performed for all the large muscle groups. A combination of body weight, hand weights and resistance bands are used to do the varied exercises. A variety of games are played to work on balance, coordination and reaction time. The last 15 minutes of class are used to stretch out and relax all the muscles in the upper and lower body and bring our heart rate back to its normal level. The class concludes with balance work, breathing exercises and a group hurray. The major benefit of this class is the building of stronger muscles and bones. Other benefits include better health, improved fitness, better self-esteem and feeling more energetic.

This class will keep you active which is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle.

Instructor: Judy Olmstead-Coss
OA Resistance Weight Training Supply List Spring 2014
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Seniors Fitness

This 60-minute class will help you to stay healthy and independent through exercise that will challenge your cardiovascular system and balance as well as your muscle conditioning through strength training and stretching exercises. This class will start with a warm-up, pre-cardio and cardio exercises, followed by muscle conditioning and balance exercises and will conclude with a cool down and relaxation. Heart rate will be monitored at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of each class. Participants should wear comfortable shoes that provide good cushioning and support, such as running or walking shoes. No sandals or open-toed shoes allowed.

Instructor: Eleanor Single bio
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Zumba® Gold

ZUMBA® GOLD is an exciting low-impact dance exercise class which combines Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow steps such as cha-cha, mambo, salsa and much more! It is designed for the beginner exerciser and active older adults.

Instructor: Karen Hodgins  Karen Hodgins Bio       Zumba Supply List Spring 2014

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 Seniors Self Defense

The concept of self defense for seniors deals more with not showing fear than with ways to body-slam someone to the pavement. Strength to protect oneself comes from an awareness of surroundings, a fearless presence, and an understanding of your capabilities.

Instructor: Jay Parenteau

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