Community Fitness Workshops
Enjoy a wonderful class without a long commitment. These specialty fitness classes are perfect to try something new. Click on the links below for specific dates, times and fees.
*Note: Credit card charges for Workshops will appear on your statement from “Evolutions.” Please contact Energize at AAMC with any billing questions: 443-481-5555.
Yoga for Stress Reduction and Wellness
Learn simple and effective techniques to de-stress throughout the day and sleep better at night. Using gentle yoga poses, breath work, meditations and visualizations, we will explore the many inner resources for clearing stress and reducing burnout. We’ll explore how to tap into the body’s amazing capacity to “rest and recover” from the stressful events of day-to-day life, improve your energy levels and gain enhanced body awareness. Taught by an experienced yoga therapist with a passion for synthesizing the many layers of the self: physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual. No previous experience with yoga is necessary and all are welcome. Cost for 7 week workshop is $105. Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm. Limited to 12 participants. Workshop begins in Januray 2015.
Senior Solutions is a complete workout for seniors…using a chair! Classes include warm up, seated aerobics, strength training, flexibility exercises, balance training and relaxation in a safe and supportive environment. Classes are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1pm. Drop in rate is $15 or purchase the entire month for $10 per class. For more information contact instructor Serelee Hefler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Therapeutic Yoga
Learn about evidence-based yoga “pre-postures” with a primary focus on spinal neutral and deep core muscle stabilization. This workshop is designed for anyone with spine or pelvic disorders, arthritis, or chronic pain. Taught by AAMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Licensed Physical Therapist, Veronica Whetsel. Please bring a yoga mat and 2 yoga blankets or beach towels. $120 for 8 week workshop.
A practice to embrace this wonderful time in a woman’s life. Yoga postures and breathing exercises will be practiced to enhance a woman’s comfort during pregnancy and birth. $80 for 8 week workshop.
Mother-Baby Yoga is specifically designed for mothers and babies six weeks old to pre-crawling. Learn how to breathe more efficiently, strengthen your core, increase upper body strength to meet your functional needs and improve overall flexibility, all while bonding with your baby and other moms! Bring a yoga mat, a thick baby blanket, small baby toys, and a water bottle. Please obtain physician consent first if you recently birthed your baby. Caregivers are welcome. Taught by Integrative Physical Therapist and certified yoga instructor, Veronica Whetsel, MPT, PPI, PYT-C. $90 for 6 week workshop
This evidence-based strength-training program is geared toward midlife and older women. StrongWomen™ provides a positive change to live stronger, healthier lives by providing knowledge, inspiration, and ongoing support. $6 per class.
Tai Chi/Qigong for Wellness
Tai Chi/Qigong are ancient mind body practices that focus on self care. With regular practice you will notice improvement in managing stress, better sleep and balanced moods. Also recommended in many cases for recovery from surgery and to improve balance. Appropriate for all levels of fitness.
Medically-based Rehabilitative Pilates Mat Workshop
Pilates emphasizes core strength and flexibility while enhancing functional fitness and movement. This workshop is beneficial for those ready to increase endurance, strength and function in a supervised setting to avoid undue fatigue, injury or pain. Modifications are taught to allow exercises to be performed safely. Workshop led by AAMC Physical Therapist Shelia Craig Whiteman, a certified lymphedema therapist and STAR® certified cancer rehabilitation physical therapist. Cost of the 7 week workshop is $105. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Workshop begins in January 2015.
AAMC Staff Fitness Workshops
Small Group Training
Individual attention geared towards personal achievement with specific feedback surrounding form, alignment, progression and overall program guidance. These are essentially personal training sessions at half the cost of a health club.