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Fitness - Fall 2019
                       

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                                

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Fusion Fitness Tuesday                                

Tuesday                                              FI193021              $15

8:15-9:15                             

Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17

Instructor(s): Wenndy Green

Come join us for a true variety of fitness! We’ll be mixing in low impact and strength with balance and core. The class will end on our mats, stretching those muscles we strengthen. This fusion will send you into the rest of your day feeling refreshed, energized and renewed. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, appropriate footwear (workout sneakers - walking, running or cross trainer shoes - sturdy and supportive!) and bring a water bottle, towel and your own yoga mat (a limited supply will be available in class.)

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Chair Yoga Tuesday                                       

Tuesday                                              FI193006              $15

1:30-2:30                             

Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17

Instructor(s): Sheila Burris

We live our lives within a familiar but limited comfort zone by staying away from both our physical and our mental edges.  This would be fine, except that as we age these edges can close in considerably.  Bodies can tighten.  Strength and stamina can diminish. But by consciously bringing the body to its limits and holding it there gently, nudging it toward more openness, with awareness and sensitivity, the long slow process of closing in begins to reverse itself.  The range expands as the edges move. Rooted in the transformational power of this ancient eastern healing art, this gentle yoga practice taps the simple power of breath and movement to ease pain and renew posture. It also rekindles the natural sense of well-being and joy of our youth.  Chair yoga is open to all.

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Gentle Yoga Tuesday                                    

Tuesday                                              FI193009              $15

2:45-3:45                             

Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17

Instructor(s): Sheila Burris

We live our lives within a familiar but limited comfort zone by staying away from both our physical and our mental edges.  This would be fine, except that as we age these edges can close in considerably.  Bodies can tighten.  Strength and stamina can diminish. But by consciously bringing the body to its limits and holding it there gently, nudging it toward more openness, with awareness and sensitivity, the long slow process of closing in begins to reverse itself.  The range expands as the edges move. Rooted in the transformational power of this ancient eastern healing art, this gentle yoga practice taps the simple power of breath and movement to ease pain and renew posture. It also rekindles the natural sense of well-being and joy of our youth.  Gentle yoga requires the ability to get down on the floor.

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Low Impact Wednesday                                              

Wednesday                                      FI193002              $15

9:00-10:00                          

Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18

Instructor(s): Sherella Brown

Fitness that's not intimidating…just invigorating! This 60-minute class pairs moderate aerobics with exercises that are designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility using easy-to-follow movements. Classes combine seated exercises using weights to increase muscle strength with stylized walking patterns to boost cardiovascular endurance. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, appropriate footwear (workout sneakers - walking, running or cross trainer shoes - sturdy and supportive!), and bring a water bottle and towel!

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Wednesday Fun Fitness                               

Wednesday                                      FI193017              $15

9:40-10:40                          

Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18

Instructor(s): Nicole Thomas-Jackson

Come and have fun while moving, strengthening and stretching. Learn WHY we do certain moves or stretches, as well as HOW to do them. This class is appropriate for anyone who wants to move, strengthen their bodies, protect their joints and HAVE FUN! We do a variety of cardio/strength work, as well as stretching, balance and core. Modifications for most of what we do are always shared with the class. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, appropriate footwear (workout sneakers - walking, running or cross trainer shoes - sturdy and supportive!) and bring a water bottle and towel!

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Sit and Be Fit Wednesday                                           

Wednesday                                      FI193018              $15

10:45-11:30                        

Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18

Instructor(s): Nicole Thomas-Jackson

This class is designed for individuals with restricted movement, difficulty standing, or other health issues that make it difficult to engage in traditional aerobic activity but who still need to or want to exercise. Individuals exercise from a seated position, using weights and resistance bands to help build strength and increase cardiovascular endurance. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, and bring a water bottle and towel!

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Beginning Tai Chi (Part 1)                                            

Wednesday                                      FI193014             

11:45-12:30                        

Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18

Instructor(s): Damir Strmel

Tai Chi can be many things. It is a walking meditation; a means of understanding the range and limits of the body; an activity for the improvement of balance, mental focus, and breathing; a stress reducer; and a beautiful art form. In essence, it is the energetic expression of the mind’s intent through the body. Sessions will explore all of these aspects, encouraging students to find their own path through “playing” Tai Chi. The first half of the Yang-style Simplified 24-Form will be used to explore Tai Chi principles and provide a framework for a range of movements in this course. You are invited to breathe, learn, and play as you create your journey through Tai Chi. Note: Students are welcome to take either Beginning Tai Chi Part 1 or Part 2 first, as the first half and second half can be learned in any order.

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Chair Yoga Wednesday                                

Wednesday                                      FI193022              $15

1:00-2:00                             

Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18

Instructor(s): Dorota Kawka

Rooted in the transformational power of this ancient eastern healing art, this gentle and supportive class guides students through a series of flowing postures to improve strength, flexibility, breath and posture, creating greater ease in both body and mind.

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Pilates to Strengthen Your Core                               

Wednesday                                      FI193015              $15

2:30-3:30                             

Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18

Instructor(s): Sandi Phillips

Pilates helps to condition the body, build flexibility, muscle strength and endurance in the legs, tummy, arms and back.  It emphasizes correct spinal alignment and breathing as well as tones the core or deep abdominal muscles of the torso.  The exercises isolate muscle groups through repetition and sustained movement but are not highly aerobic.  Pilates will get your heart pumping as it develops strength and coordination through isometric flexing and extending of legs and arms while maintaining a tightened abdomen.  If you are looking for overall tone, looking to tighten your tummy, consider this introduction to Basic Pilates.  Come ready for a moderate to occasionally intense exercise conducted primarily on the floor.  Come ready to breathe heavily, feel your muscles, and maybe even sweat!

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Sit and Be Fit Thursday                                 

Thursday                                            FI193005              $15

11:30-12:15                        

Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19

Instructor(s): Sherella Brown

This class is designed for individuals with restricted movement, difficulty standing, breathing, or other health issues but who still need to or want to exercise. Individuals exercise from a seated position, using weights and playground balls to help build strength and increase cardiovascular endurance.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, and bring a water bottle and towel!

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Chair Yoga Thursday                                      

Thursday                                            FI193010              $15

12:00-1:00                          

Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19

Instructor(s): Wendy Morgan

Rooted in the transformational power of this ancient eastern healing art, this gentle and supportive class guides students through a series of flowing postures to improve strength, flexibility, breath and posture, creating greater ease in both body and mind.

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Gentle Yoga Thursday A                                               

Thursday                                            FI193007              $15

1:15-2:15                             

Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19

Instructor(s): Sheila Burris

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. We live our lives within a familiar but limited comfort zone by staying away from both our physical and our mental edges.  This would be fine, except that as we age these edges can close in considerably.  Bodies can tighten.  Strength and stamina can diminish. But by consciously bringing the body to its limits and holding it there gently, nudging it toward more openness, with awareness and sensitivity, the long slow process of closing in begins to reverse itself.  The range expands as the edges move. Rooted in the transformational power of this ancient eastern healing art, this gentle yoga practice taps the simple power of breath and movement to ease pain and renew posture. It also rekindles the natural sense of well-being and joy of our youth.  Gentle yoga requires the ability to get down on the floor.

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Gentle Yoga Thursday B                                               

Thursday                                            FI193026              $15

1:15-2:15                             

Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19

Instructor(s): Wendy Morgan

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Stretch, strengthen, enliven, relax! This gentle yoga class offers students the opportunity to experience all of these. Focusing on gentle movement and breathwork, a greater sense of ease for body, mind and spirit is the intention. This class requires the ability to get up and down on the floor.

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Fusion Fitness Friday                                     

Friday                                  FI193003              $15

8:15-9:15                             

Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec 6, 13, 20

Instructor(s): Dorota Kawka

Come join us for a true variety of fitness! Half of the class will be low impact cardio movement, followed by a little stretching, balance, and toning, using hand-weights and bands. This fusion will send you into the rest of your day feeling refreshed, energized and renewed. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, appropriate footwear (workout sneakers – walking, running or cross trainer shoes – that are sturdy and supportive!), and bring a water bottle and towel.

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Chair Yoga Friday                                            

Friday                                  FI193029              $15

9:30-10:30                          

Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec 6, 13, 20

Instructor(s): Dorota Kawka

Rooted in the transformational power of this ancient eastern healing art, this gentle and supportive class guides students through a series of flowing postures to improve strength, flexibility, breath and posture, creating greater ease in both body and mind.

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Continuing Tai Chi                                          

Friday                                  FI193016             

12:30-1:15                          

Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec 6, 13, 20

Instructor(s): Damir Strmel

This course is for students who have taken one or more semesters of the Beginning Tai Chi classes and wish to expand their understanding of Tai Chi’s possibilities. The Yang-style Simplified 24-Form will be used to explore Tai Chi principles and provide a framework for a range of movements. Exploration of the other modern styles of Tai Chi, push hands, qi gong (energy work) and meditation will give the student a deeper understanding of  Tai Chi. Regular attendance at previous session's classes is highly recommended before registration in this class.

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Zumba Gold                                      

Monday                                              FI193020              $15

8:15-9:15                             

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16

Instructor(s): Tracey Brooks

The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. This class is perfect for active older adults who are new to Zumba or looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. This class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, appropriate shoes and bring a water bottle and towel!

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Low Impact Monday                                     

Monday                                              FI193001              $15

9:00-10:00                          

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16

Instructor(s): Sherella Brown

Fitness that's not intimidating…just invigorating! This 60-minute class pairs moderate aerobics with exercises that are designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility using easy-to-follow movements. Classes combine seated exercises using weights to increase muscle strength with stylized walking patterns to boost cardiovascular endurance. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, and bring a water bottle and towel!

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Sit and Be Fit Monday                                  

Monday                                              FI193004              $15

10:00-10:45                        

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16

Instructor(s): Sherella Brown

This class is designed for individuals with restricted movement, difficulty standing, breathing, or other health issues but who still need to or want to exercise. Individuals exercise from a seated position, using weights and playground balls to help build strength and increase cardiovascular endurance.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, and bring a water bottle and towel!

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Gentle Yoga Monday A                                

Monday                                              FI193028              $15

10:30-11:30                        

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16

Instructor(s): Sandi Phillips

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Stretch, strengthen, enliven, relax! This gentle yoga class offers students the opportunity to experience all of these. Focusing on gentle movement and breathwork, a greater sense of ease for body, mind and spirit is the intention. This class requires the ability to get up and down on the floor.

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Beginning Tai Chi (Part 2)                                            

Monday                                              FI193027             

12:30-1:15                          

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16

Instructor(s): Damir Strmel

Tai Chi can be many things. It is a walking meditation; a means of understanding the range and limits of the body; an activity for the improvement of balance, mental focus, and breathing; a stress reducer; and a beautiful art form. In essence, it is the energetic expression of the mind’s intent through the body. Sessions will explore all of these aspects, encouraging students to find their own path through “playing” Tai Chi. The second half of the Yang-style Simplified 24-Form will be used to explore Tai Chi principles and provide a framework for a range of movements in this course. You are invited to breathe, learn, and play as you create your journey through Tai Chi. Note: Students are welcome to take either Beginning Tai Chi Part 1 or Part 2 first, as the first half and second half can be learned in any order.

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Gentle Yoga Monday B                                 

Monday                                              FI193008              $15

1:45-2:45                             

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16

Instructor(s): Wendy Morgan

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Stretch, strengthen, enliven, relax! This gentle yoga class offers students the opportunity to experience all of these. Focusing on gentle movement and breathwork, a greater sense of ease for body, mind and spirit is the intention. This class requires the ability to get up and down on the floor.

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About Fees
Your Lifelong Learning Institute membership gives you access to all of LLI classes and trips, most without any additional costs. There are some classes and trips which require additional fees. Where there are additional fees, those fees must be paid at the time of registration. Fees can be paid by check, cash or credit card. If paying by check, please clearly indicate the classes and trips being covered.