We are continuing to offer the popular beginning and intermediate classes of “Senior Fitness: Core Strength & Balance with Paul Spector,” in series of four classes each throughout 2018. All classes will be on Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm. February and March classes are filled; if you wish to register for April or May classes please do so as soon as possible.
Second intermediate: April 7, 14, 21 & 28
Third beginner: May 5, 12, 19 & 26
Core Strength & Balance introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. The class size has a cap of 12 to allow greater flexibility in addressing the needs of each participant. After completing the series of four sessions, the individual will have mastered a balance routine that they can continue independently at home. Intermediate students, who have taken the beginner class, will receive some further exercises.
Balance is an essential part of all movement, at every level: dance, athletics, biking, boating, hiking, and plain old walking. Like all other capacities, the “use it or lose it” maxim holds true for balance. There are many reasons why our balance deteriorates with age, but the principal cause is lifestyle.
Dr. Spector works with private clients and corporations in New York City and Hudson, NY. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post where he reports on the often confusing and contradictory news on health. He has written on a wide range of topics including the effect of sedentary behavior on health and cognition, the microbiome, diet and depression, blood sugar levels and brain function, supplements, anti-ageing techniques, cancer detection, new research on muscle, hormesis (the health benefits of certain types of stress), how we assess risk and make decisions, what constitutes fitness, and much more.
This class is offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center. The class is free and and wheelchair accessible. Please come in clothes that are comfortable to move around in. Registration is on a first come/first serve basis and students may sign up for one class series only. Only students who have taken Paul’s class prior can register for the intermediate level. To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.