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Chair Yoga
For those of us with limited mobility, yoga on a floor mat can seem like an activity that we're better off skipping. But in this fun exercise session, you'll discover how you can still perform basic yoga routines to work your whole body--all from the ease and accessibility of a…
Katrina Fitness Presents... Ease Into Pilates
Pilates, a form of training that focuses on using multiple muscles simultaneously, was first introduced in the early 1900s by Joseph H. Pilates. Today it the latest craze in fitness. A more efficient and balanced workout, Pilates teaches you to use your own body weight for resistance and realize amazing…
Yoga for Obesity
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Yoga gently tones and shapes the body, improves posture and flexibility, and contributes to a feeling of well being. When practiced as part of a daily yoga routine of breathing exercises, meditation and poses, these asanas bring about a feeling of calm and address the basic problem associated with Obesity.
Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
If we don't like what we see in the mirror, we tend to think, "Wow, I really need to lose some weight!" But the truth is you might not need to lose weight. What you really need to do is lose fat and gain muscle. That change will make you…
Carbohydrates: Composition, Storage, and Use
While the breakdown of carbohydrates provides the energy needed for all human functions, excess carbs can significantly disrupt good health. Exploring the complex relationship between carbs and the hormone insulin, you'll learn which carbs are best eaten at certain times of the day based on your individual total nutrition and…
Pilates In Pregnancy
Everything you need to prepare for a healthy pregnancy, enjoy a healthy pregnancy or get back into shape after pregnancy, safely and effectively. And it doesnt matter if you have never done Pilates before, this program is suitable for all studentsbut dont take our word for it - read what…
Pilates Essentials
Certified Pilates Instructor Lindsey Jackson has a unique teaching style and makes Pilates accessible, easy to follow and entertaining whilst bringing all the known benefits of a strong core, abdominal and back strength and a calmness of mind. She includes a warm up to prepare your body, a workout for…
It’s Not Just Physical—Mindful Fitness
Mindful fitness is an important part of aging healthfully and involves exercises that cultivate unity between your mind and your body. Among the many exercises you learn about here are basic yoga, tai chi, martial arts, and meditation--all of which combine physical exercise with deliberate breathing and mental training.
Core Strength and Balance
Maintaining core strength and balance is essential for maintaining our physical independence as we age. In this session, focus on a series of yoga and Pilates exercises--performed both in a chair and on the floor--designed to improve your posture and strengthen the muscles in your core and back.
Asanas
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Asanas are an ancient blend of movement, meditation and mindful breathing that will help stretch and massage the organs of the body to keep them fit and increase the flexibility of the joints. The degree of good health is judged by the flexibility of the body and its capacity to…
Motivation to Change Your Body Composition
Time to get started! Identify a few small changes to make to your nutrition and exercise programs, ones that seem the easiest to fit into your lifestyle. Set small, reachable goals that you're confident you can stick with--and you will be successful.
How to Stay Fit as You Age Series
As we get older, we discover changes in how our bodies move and behave--changes that contradict how young we feel on the inside. But you can transform your experience of aging into a positive and, above all, healthy one. And it all starts with staying fit. Certified fitness and wellness…