New Video from Dr. Paul Spector

Core Strength & Balance with Dr. Paul Spector

Dr. Paul Spector’s Core Strength and Balance is one of the library’s signature, and most popular, programs.

This video is a recorded session that Dr. Paul led in October, and includes some more advanced exercises for those looking to change up their routines or take on new challenges.

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Virtual Creative Writing and Core Strength & Balance Continue through May!

Two of our popular collaborations with the Hudson Senior Center continue through May virtually on Zoom.

Creative Writing w/ Maureen McNeil, Thursdays 2:30-4pm. This class, focusing the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing, has been a touchstone for students during the pandemic crisis and the writing coming out of it shows the depth of thought and feeling in the people attending. Mandy Beckley, Library Assistant, facilitates the Zoom sessions while Maureen McNeil conducts class.

 

Core Strength & Balance w/ Dr. Paul Spector, Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm. This class, featuring exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility, and coordination, has become an important space for community and healthy connection, breathing, and encouragement.

To register for these classes email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org and you will be sent a Zoom invitation. 

VIRTUAL: Core Strength & Balance

Note: Due to the library’s temporary closure, Core Strength & Balance will be offered virtually from Paul Spector’s home on Zoom video conferencing services. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org for more information.

Program Description: Instructor Paul Spector introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility, and coordination. All levels welcome. This program is a collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.

Date/Time: Series of 4-week workshops meets weekly on Saturdays in January, February, March, and April, 1:30-2:30pm.

Registration: Space is limited. To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org
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Core Strength & Balance w/ Dr. Paul Spector

Dr. Paul Spector

Program Description: This series, divided into 4-week long workshops during the months of April, May & June, 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.

Date/Time: Saturdays, April 6 – June 29, 1:30-2:30pm

Recommended Audience: The class is open to all ages but focuses on senior fitness and health.

Registration: Registration is required and space is limited. Register for each month separately by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org
Core Strength & Balance is a collaboration of the library & the City of Hudson Senior Center.

Senior Fitness: Core Strength & Balance with Dr. Spector

Program Description: This workshop introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. After completing the series of four sessions, the individual will have mastered a balance routine that they can continue independently at home. Open to all levels.

Date/Time:  Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm; 4-session classes meet weekly and are being offered in September, October and November. The September series will meet on September 8, 15, 22 & 29.

Suggested Audience: Seniors

Pre-registration: Required. The class size has a cap of 12 to allow greater flexibility in addressing the needs of each participant. The September series is already partially filled so please do register as soon as possible.  Continue reading

Core Strength & Balance: Register for Spring Classes!

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.   Continue reading

Senior Fitness: Balance & Strength

We are happy to announce Senior Fitness: Balance & Strength with returning instructor Paul Spector. These fitness classes, offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center, will run as a four part series on Saturdays, July 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2 – 3pm in the community room of the library. To sign up, please call 518-828-1792 x101, email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org or stop by the library at 51 N 5th St. Hudson, NY. 

 

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. Most adults don’t do much to challenge their balance skills. So those skills atrophy.

This workshop will introduce exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. The class size will be kept small to allow greater flexibility in addressing the needs of each participant. The workshop is designed as a series of 4 classes. After completing the weekly sessions, the individual will have mastered a balance routine that can be continued independently at home.    
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