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Lorena Smalley

Essentrics® Age Reversing (Trinity United Church)

Instructor: Liz Olson

NOTE: This class is offered at Trinity United Church (8810 Meadowlark Rd NW)

 

Questions?  Please contact our Programs Team

  • Phone: 780-483-1209 Ext. 228
  • Email: programs@weseniors.ca

COME JOIN US!

Prepare to be standing through the majority of the class. 10 minutes on the floor and the last 15 minutes will be standing with a chair for stretching. If you are unable to get down on the floor, you can do this part from a chair.

 

EQUIPMENT:

  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga strap/TheraBand

2024 WINTER TERM – TUESDAYS

  • January 9 to February 27 (8 Classes)
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Cost $88

 

  • March 5 to April 23 (8 Classes)
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Cost $88

2024 WINTER TERM – WEDNESDAYS

  • January 10 to February 28 (8 Classes)
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost $88

 

  • March 6 to April 24 (8 Classes)
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost $88

AGING REVERSING ESSENTRICS

This is an age-reversing workout that will restore movement in your joints, improve flexibility and strength in your muscles, relieve pain and stimulate your cells to increase energy, vibrancy and your immune system.   

Prepare to be standing through the majority of the class. 10 minutes on the floor and the last 15 minutes will be standing with a chair for stretching. If you are unable to get down on the floor, you can do this part from a chair.

  

WARM-UP

We start the class with some gentle movements from a standing position.  We work the top 3 muscles (front, back and side) by swinging our arms, bending the wrists, moving in a nice gentle way to loosen up and warm up.  For our lower body we do things like swinging our legs gently, gentle kicking and arm movements as we get ready for our class.  

This class is all about movement as we work on range of motion, mobility, strength, flexibility and toning.

        

UPPER BODY

We root our body and get into a nice full back stretch.  We then move into big movements to free up the spine and work through the arms, shoulders and back, focusing on rotation, lateral and forward and backward movement of the spine. 

       

LOWER BODY

After that we do a series of movements working on the legs and lower body…lunges, stretching and toning the lower body, calf stretches, getting into the Achilles and our whole leg.  We continue with light kicks and lengthening our legs as we work on our balance and toning.  We also work on different movements, as we work to improve our balance in our lower body.

Now we move back into working on our arms, moving our fingers, wrists and more.  Then we go back to our spine work, doing windmills, strengthening our backs as we add in lower body movements as well…nice big circular movements as we work on strengthening our functional movements.  

 

     

 

     

We continue these transitions between our upper and lower body movements until we are ready to get down on the ground.

We do find participants often start using a chair to help with balance but as they progress through the series of classes, their balance and strength often improves enough to no longer need the chair for assistance.

      

     

        

ON THE FLOOR and CHAIR MODIFICATIONS

We start with a fitness strap to help us as we work on our range of motion and create a bit of resistance.  We do a series of lower body stretching on our backs.  We also do some core strengthening with some gentle movements to balance our body.  The instructor will remind you to work within your own range of motion.  

We work towards the end of the class with some stretching from a sitting position (either on the floor or in a chair), doing hip flexor stretches, hamstrings and other lower body exercises

 

 

COOL DOWN

Now it’s time to cool down with gentle spine movements, stretching and movement to cool down the rest of our body. 

Now you are ready for the rest of your day!

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