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Low Back (begins Sept. 25, 7 p.m. class)

This class is led by professionally certified individuals that will lead you through proper technique and body mechanics in order to prevent further strain and pain in your back. Many adults have experienced back pain in their lives. Learn how to eliminate or control the pain with dynamic trunk stabilization and core strengthening exercises that will assist your daily life activities. This class can also help you understand how stress and unhealthy lifestyles contribute to back problems. Low back is taught in our 90 degree soothing therapy pool. Don't let back pain limit your lifestyle. Come and learn how to enjoy life again.

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Low Back (begins Sept. 26, 4 p.m. class)

This class is led by professionally certified individuals that will lead you through proper technique and body mechanics in order to prevent further strain and pain in your back. Many adults have experienced back pain in their lives. Learn how to eliminate or control the pain with dynamic trunk stabilization and core strengthening exercises that will assist your daily life activities. This class can also help you understand how stress and unhealthy lifestyles contribute to back problems. Low back is taught in our 90 degree soothing therapy pool. Don't let back pain limit your lifestyle. Come and learn how to enjoy life again.

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Back to B.A.S.I.C.S., Tuesday

Breath * Alignment * Stretch * Isolation * Core * Spirit Feature self-massage techniques and unique meditative rocking to go Back to B.A.S.I.C.S. This new format is a technique grown out of experience with back injuries and partial paralysis, features exercises naturally done by babies. Jutta Spanke, RYT will take you through vibration work for the body and meditative work for the mind to help ease the body into movement and manage pain. Jutta is available for personal training in this format as well.

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Standing Tall (functional posture and strength)

Nancy Klotz, RYT, Certified Pilates Instructor, will take some time to fine tune deep postural muscles in order to correct muscle imbalances. Exercises to stabilize the core and hips are blended with yoga postures to assist participants in creating functionally aligned, stronger posture. Equal emphasis is placed on stability, strength and flexibility.

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Yoga 101

Start here if you have limited or no experience with yoga. Come learn the various breathing techniques, physical poses (asanas), terminology and so much more in a nurturing environment guided expertly by our qualified and dedicated teachers. Yoga 101 will help to improve your balance, strength, flexibility, posture and more.

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Flow and Core

Bridget Lenard RYT is going to help you stand up taller, be stronger and feel great with the combination of flow yoga and Pilates. We will start with the movement of yoga coordinating movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next, and then finish with a core strengthening Pilates workout that is sure to put us in a better place.

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Be Breast Aware

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please join Christine Gresik, MD, board-certified breast surgeon with Edward Surgical Oncology Group and on staff at both Elmhurst and Edward Hospitals. She will provide education on prevention, early detection, breast cancer risk factors, and the latest breast imaging technologies.

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Back On Track

The goal is to have your exercise program help you keep up your muscle strength and keep you able to do the things you want and need to do. The more you exercise, the better you'll be able to function and build stamina. Join us during your cancer treatment, after treatment and living with advanced cancer.

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Delicious Meets Nutritious

This two week series, will meet weekly from 7pm-8:30pm, focuses on flavorful food choices that you can make while still maintaining a well-balanced diet. Learn smart shopping secrets and the best choices for snacking and restaurant eating. A recipe demonstration is included in the series.

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Yoga 101 Express

This is where to start if you have limited or zero experience with yoga. Come learn the various breathing techniques, physical poses (asanas), terminology and so much more in a nurturing environment.

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Peace and Calm Guided Meditation

Enjoy a calmer mind with this guided meditation experience that will enable you to transfer these tools into your daily routines. Meditation can remove stress and replace it with a dose of inner peace.

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CPR/First Aid Classes

The Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare Community Training Center is one of the largest training centers in the Chicago area. Annually we train more than 12,000 individuals in CPR, First Aid and Advanced Life Support. Our staff includes 40 instructors and 160 affiliated instructors.

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