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Lorena Smalley

SEATED STRETCH FIT

INSTRUCTOR: KATHY PATERSON

  • 1 hour class
  • This class is done as a seated class – no standing or getting down on the floor
  • If you are looking for a beginner class or have any kind of mobility concerns, this is a fantastic class for you!

Note: stretchy band required

MONDAYS’ SESSIONS 

  • Monday, May 09 – June 20 (6 Classes)
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • No Class on May 23
  • Cost $54

THURSDAY’ SESSIONS 

  • Thursday, May 12 – June 23 (6 Classes)
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • No Class on June 9
  • Cost $54

We may be working out from a chair but that doesn’t mean we are not getting our hearts pumping! Popular and long time instructor Kathy Paterson has created a fun, energetic class for you!

WARM UP

Warm up consisting of rhymical marching, clapping, toe tapping, ankle rotations, and arm movements

STRETCHING UPPER BODY

We start with the upper body muscles of the arms and shoulders and gently move them through the range of motion using both dynamic and static stretches. These reduce tension/pain in the neck, upper back, shoulders, and increase range of motion in the shoulders and neck.

STRETCHING LOWER BODY

We gradually moved down the body stretching core, hips and legs with larger stretches such as side leans, straight leg leans, and rag-doll slouches. These moves strengthen the core, relieve tension/pain and stiffness in the lower back, hips, legs, and promote functional movement.

NEXT COMPONENT

Using a stretchy band or scarf we lift one leg at a time and follow gentle movements designed to
stretch tight hamstrings, calves, inner/outer thighs and glutes while at the same time providing some strength training for the arms.

WRAPPING UP – We finish off with hand and neck stretches to relieve stiffness and pain and limber up the hands and wrists. Finally, we sit quietly for deep breathing intended to lower blood pressure and promote a feeling of wellness and calm.

Kathy Patterson

I have been a certified fitness instructor for 40 years and have a special Older Adult certification. I appreciate the many challenges of seniors, being one myself and recently having undergone a hip replacement, so my classes reflect that awareness. I promote the belief that movement is magic when it comes to keeping older adults functional, and that moving to music is a fun and healthy way to meet the challenges of age.

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