Tai Chi Demo Class
Saturday – September 12th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM , At Healthymotion
Instructor N. Seton Handville, MPH CT
Come and enjoy this ancient form of self-care… while having fun with others. Experience exercise that flows in healthymotion, and doesn’t beat up the body. Take time to activate inner healing resources and step away from the treadmill of daily life. It’s easy and fun.
Tai chi practice can help to: Improve balance and prevent falls, lessen stress response, reduce blood pressure, increase muscle strength and aerobic conditioning, improve mood, and ease the response to chronic pain. When combined with medical treatent, Tai Chi can help with the following conditions: Arthritis, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Heart Disease, Sleep problems, MS, High Blood Pressure, and Low bone density.
Pilates Workshops – SATURDAY, September 19th
STOTT PILATES® Reformer Workout for Men 9:00am – 11:00 am
Adding these specially designed STOTT PILATES® Reformer exercises to a male client’s routine can boost athletic performance and strengthen the core to minimize the risk of injury. Learn how to tackle this total body workout, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness™ team, for optimum strength, endurance, agility and conditioning. Discover how adding hand-held Toning Balls™ to a Reformer workout can build coordination and challenge the body from the inside out.
STOTT PILATES® Cueing & Modifications on the Reformer for a Client with Postural Issues
Saturday, September 19th, 11:30 – 1:30
Clients with specific postural issues require specialized programming to effectively realign the skeleton and rebalance muscles. This lecture/demo, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness™ team, reviews exercises from the Essential Reformer repertoire and explores how these movements can be modified for each individual. Specific postural habits are discussed with particular focus paid to muscular imbalances associated with aspects of the following postures: kyphosis-lordosis, sway back and flat back. How to recognize and target lengthened, weak, shortened, or tight muscles due to postural habits, what exercises to select and appropriate cues and modifications are also examined.
STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer – 2:00 – 4:00
Level 2 Athletes and trainers alike recognize the benefits of alternative performance enhancing training methods like Pilates. This second-level Reformer workout, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness™ team, builds on the first full body routine placing even more emphasis on core stability, while challenging strength, power and agility. Learn new variations of familiar exercises and unique moves that challenge unilateral movement, weight transference and torso rotation as well as strength and mobility of arms, legs, shoulders, and hips. This high caliber workout is perfect for very fit and accomplished sports enthusiasts.