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Being your Best Self during Perimenopause and Menopause

Staying healthy at every age is important for women. This can be challenging when dealing with midlife issues such as perimenopause or menopause that can have you feeling out of control of your mind, body, and health. Please join Shirley Moore, APN, CNM, with the Elmhurst Clinic and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital as she explains common changes that occur in the body and mind as well how to help stay healthy and age wisely.

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Delicious Meets Nutritious PM

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. In the event of adverse weather conditions, please call the Class Status Line at 630-527-5183.

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Wellness House: Smoothie Demonstration

This presentation will give you a hands-on demonstration on how to make the perfect smoothie that is easy and healthy. Learn the benefits of smoothies and what makes them different from juices. Program offered at no cost to people directly impacted by cancer.

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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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Knockout Parkinson's

Lead by our veteran Parkinson's expert, Connie Truesdale, Certified Rock Steady Boxing (R) Instructor and veteran Personal Trainer, will have you conditioning your way towards improved health with the NEW non-contact, boxing and circuit training-based fitness curriculum!

No prior boxing experience is required, however this program is meant to be rigorous and challenge the participant past their comfort zone...which according to current research has been proven to be neuro-protective and delay the progression of symptoms!

Workouts may include agility, balance, core strength, focus mitts, heavy bags and circuit training with weights. Boxing gloves are provided though having a personal pair is recommended.

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Adaptive Parkinson's Yoga, Thursday

More Parkinson's patients are turning to Alternative Therapies like Yoga to increase their overall quality of life (QoL). Yoga represents a non-pharmacologic approach to PD and research on the benefits of yoga showed improvements in the following areas: Mobility, Balance, Strength, Flexibility, Mood and Sleep. This weekly offering will include yoga postures, breath techniques, and guided visualization to support those who live with PD or other chronic progressive movement disorders. The class will be led by Gina Cox, RYT 500 or Adrienne Ann Ilseman, CYT, who became passionate about the field of yoga theraputics in her advanced 500 hour training through the Healing Yoga Foundation
Class meets on Thursday for 12 weeks in the YPT room.

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