Are you starting a new fitness regimen in the new year? The Center for Health & Wellbeing has multiple free and open to the public fitness-focused Community Education programs scheduled from now until March. These programs are the perfect opportunity to kick start your healthy habits and find a fitness routine you’ll love for the new year and, importantly, one that will stick with you through 2023. From stretching, yoga, strength training to balance and breath-work – we are hosting many different types of fitness programs for you to experiment with.
Basics of Stretching – January 9, 11 AM – Noon: Want to improve your flexibility? Routine stretching is a key component to improving your overall health and wellbeing. Some of its many benefits include decreased risk of injury and improved flexibility. It’s also a proven mood and mental health boost! In this interactive, activity-filled workshop, Crosby Wellness Center group fitness instructor KK Swanson will demonstrate how to stretch the body’s major muscle groups in a safe and effective way.
Reenergize and Realign Through Breath and Movement – January 11, 1 PM – 2:30 PM: Conscious and intentional breath and movement are the fastest ways to pull ourselves back and reenergize the mind and body. In this program, led by Crosby Wellness Center group fitness instructor Alan Zemel, a certified Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing coach with the Oxygen Research Institute, you’ll learn techniques to consciously modify the breath and move the body that are scientifically proven to bring inner peace and relaxation.
Laughter Yoga – January 25, 7 PM – 8 PM, February 15 and March 14 from 3 PM – 4 PM: Join certified Laughter Yoga teacher Dana Kaplan in this program focused on helping your body create feel-good hormones using a gentle form of exercise combining breathing techniques from yoga with laughter exercises. Laughter Yoga will leave you feeling more energetic and healthier than ever. Proven to release stress, Laughter Yoga will boost your immune system, exercise your heart and lungs, and elevate your mood.
Strength Training for Osteoporosis – January 31, 1 PM – 2 PM: In this informational session with Crosby Wellness Center fitness specialist Cody Chapin, you’ll learn how to properly and safely exercise to build strength while living with osteoporosis. Chapin will explain the many benefits of continuing with a fitness program after diagnosis and will share important dos and don’ts when it comes to fitness activities. Learn how to live with osteoporosis and stay active, an important step in maintaining your overall health and wellbeing.
Stretch Out! – March 9, 11 AM – Noon: From your fingers to your toes and everything in between, show up to stretch out! Stretching is an important part of our journeys to good health and wellbeing. A flexible, limber body is less prone to injuries and stretching can give your mood and mental health a boost. In this interactive workshop, Crosby Wellness Center yoga instructor Katie DeAscanis will guide you through gentle stretches and teach you valuable techniques for improving your flexibility.
Register for a Fitness Community Education Program in the New Year
Find your new fitness regime with one of our free and open to the public fitness community education programs hosted at the CHWB. Discover your next fitness obsession by clicking here.