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Healthy Aging

Karen's Class

This group exercise class is taught by Karen Theos, certified Senior Fitness instructor with 25 years experience. This class is designed for ages 50 years and over and focuses on agility, balance, coordination, endurance, stretching, and strength training. Physician clearance is required. All abilities are welcome at any time. Modifications are taught for participants who are limited in range of motion or mobility. Equipment used includes steps, dumbbells, weighted balls, resistance bands, weighted bars, and exercise balls, and other props. This class is done to music as a group.

Dates

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am

 

Women on Weights

Fee: Members $160, Non-members $240.00

(4 week program with meetings 2 times per week)
 
This program is designed to educate and familiarize women on how to properly use weight training exercises to effectively improve

•    Strength
•    Coordination
•    Balance
•    Core control

Engaging in weight training on a regular basis has not only been proven to help people lose weight, it also been proven to reduce the painful symptoms of arthritis and help slow the declines in muscle mass and bone loss that come with aging.
Sign up at the membership desk at the Wellness Center.  This is a small group personal training program and is for healthy individuals who are injury free and without major physical limitations.

Classes are ongoing Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 9 am.


Please contact Dwight Gore at goredt@musc.edu for more information and to check availability.

 

S.T.A.E. Fit (Strength Training and Aerobic Exercise) – Healthy MUSCles for Seniors! 


This program combines strength, aerobics, flexibility, and balance exercises. The class follows an easy progression beginning with stretching, abdominal, back, and balance exercises. This is followed by 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise using the indoor or outdoor track, and equipment such as the treadmill, elliptical trainer, Nustep, and various steppers and bikes. The strength training exercises include resistance tubing, dumbbells, weighted bars, exercise balls and body weight exercises. Safety, proper training techniques, strength, endurance, balance, and range of motion are all important aspects of the program. Physician clearance is required for the program.  The program is not for rehabilitation or physical therapy purposes. It is intended to keep senior adults physically active, healthy, prevent injury, and improve the quality of life. 

Class schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 

Fees: Free for members or $175 for 3 months.

 

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline consisting of slow, meditative movements that are learned in a sequence.  Over time, the practice of tai chi results in impressive physical and emotional benefits.  Recent research has demonstrated improvements in balance, strength and immune system functioning, as well as better stress management and increased psychological well-being. This class is for all ages.
 

When:  Wednesday, 9:00 am
 

Dates:  September 6 – October 11, 2017  (6 weeks)
 

Fees:    Member:  $35.00

             Non Member:  $125.00 (Includes access to the Wellness Center for 6 weeks)                                                                      

             MUSC Student:  $30.00

 

Sign up at the Membership Desk  (843-792-5757)

For more information please contact:   baier@musc.edu    Tatiana Baier

 




 



 

 
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