Free Classes for Wellness Week

Wed, September 18, 2013
8:00 am 6:00 pm

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital firmly believes in the importance of physical activities for improving one's health. To help encourage community members to make fitness part of their daily lives, the Fitness Center at Burke is offering a day of FREE fitness classes as part of White Plains Wellness Week.

On Sept. 18, stop by the Fitness Center on Burke's main campus at 785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. The day's events are as follows:

8am: Zumba®Gold: Fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create dynamic fitness program.  The routines feature interval-training sessions, where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body, while burning fat.  Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got Zumba® Gold!

9am:  Silver Sneakers® Muscle Strength and Range of Motion (MSROM):  Move to music through a variety of strengthening and stretching exercises designed to increase range of motion, strength, endurance and activity for daily living skills.  Balls, weights and tubing are used and a chair is provided for seated and/or seated support.

10am:  Zumba® Gold Chair:  This class provides you with a fun and exciting experience of moving your body to the Latin rhythm.  You will get the experience of dancing Cha-Cha, Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Bellydance, and Cumbia. While learning upper body movements you will also learn some fancy footwork. The goal here is to keep the joints flexible, stretching, strengthening muscles, and most importantly HAVING FUN!

11am:  Therapeutic Tai Chi: Movements can be done Seated, Standing with Support or Unassisted Standing. Students work within their own level of mobility. Special emphasis placed on coordination and focus. Students must be able to participate without the assistance of and aid or companion.

5:15pm:  Slow-Flow Gentle Yoga: Enjoy sustained stretches to release and relax the body and mind combined with dynamic, slow-flow poses to create strength and balance.  Each class will incorporate breath work and finish with savasana, the final relaxation pose.  This is a mat based and standing class.  No yoga experience is necessary, but participants should be comfortable moving between the floor and standing poses.

For more information about any of the class or about Wellness Week, please contact the Fitness Center at Burke at (914) 597-2805.

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