Sunday, April 4, 2010

Posture and Balance Workshop Announced
"Posture 101 for Balance 911"

Presenters: Pam Holt, One-to-One Personal Training and Wellness Coaching
Kelly Holt, One-to-One Creative Movement
Date: April 29, 2010
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: One-to-One Studio, 5430 Green Road, New Haven, Indiana
Enrollment: e-mail or call 260/749-7226
Limited class size.
Pre-Pay Deadline: April 22, 2010
Fee/Refund Policy: $35.00/No refunds will be given after April 22.
Make checks payable to: One-to-One.
Mail to: One-to-One, 5430 Green Road, New Haven, Indiana 46774
Who Should Attend: Any fitness level.
What To Wear: Form-fitting shirt and shorts or pants that come above the knee.

Workshop Description:
Have you heard the expression "stand up straight"? Have you ever "lost your balance"? It is possible to stand up, sit up and move well with healthy posture and balance awareness for safe and efficient, low stress movement. Posture is quite simply the alignment of our skeleton, joints and muscles over our center of gravity. Simple perhaps but not always easy - until you attend this workshop. Learn why poor posture creates neck, shoulder, low back, knee, and foot pain/discomfort and how it even affects our metabolism and brain health. Learn a basic posture practice and participate in a technical posture analysis to improve overall function of your body, resulting in less inflammation, less pain, and greater ease of movement. You will also learn a moving posture practice to use as you travel through your days.
Posture in action requires good balance. Falls are a leading cause of injury-related deaths in older adults, as well as a significant cause of disability in this group. A fall, or even a near fall, can instill fear that can lead to a self-imposed decrease in activity which can contribute to a decline in health and an even greater risk of falling. Balance exercises are recommended for those with diagnosed bone loss, those who recognize a loss of confidence in activities that require balance, and for those with strong balance who wish to learn these exercises as a preventative tool now.
Learn to identify the factors linked to falling and learn balance-specific exercises to target the muscular system and the three major senses that affect balance.
You will leave this workshop with handouts that you can use to practice what you learned, and a healthy sense of where your body should be in space to feel great and be safe.

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