Educational Programs

”Targeting Abs” by Dick Fortier, certified personal trainer and senior fitness specialist. Biography The abdominal muscles play a crucial role in functional fitness because they support the spine in all movements of daily living. Most back pain can be reduced by strengthening the abdominal muscles. Dick will address these issues, as well as present a “15 minute Ab Workout” that gets results. Attendees are welcome to participate in the workout – bring a mat or beach towel.

“Travel and Stay Fit” by Tom Reemtsma, certified personal trainer and senior fitness specialist. Biography Don’t leave your workout regimen at home when you travel – take it with you! Tom will present an exercise strategy that targets the aerobic and strength levels you have worked so diligently to achieve. Exercises will involve a light-weight devise that tucks into a suitcase, and items easily found in any tourist accommodation. This workout can be taken with you as you travel or used right in the comfort of your home.

“Exercise Tips for Golfers” by Jane Fortier, certified personal trainer and weight management specialist. Biography There are 32 major muscle groups involved in the game of golf. Having those muscles working at optimal capacity can make a difference in the final game score. Jane will introduce ways to improve golf performance through appropriate exercise. She will take a comprehensive look at preparing the body for the game of golf. Attendees are asked to bring one golf club that will be used for learning on-course conditioning and stretching exercises.

“Keys for Better Balance & Mobility” by Dick Fortier, NESTA certified Personal Trainer. Biography Balance becomes a major concern for aging adults. Dick will highlight some important factors for maintaining and improving balance. He will discuss the physiological changes that lead to mobility problems and suggest some appropriate exercises for improvement. Exercises will be demonstrated and audience participation is encouraged.

“Changing Body Composition” by Jane Fortier, certified personal trainer and weight management specialist. Biography Total body weight is important, but critical to health and well-being is the composition of that weight. Jane will discuss metabolism, “lean weight” vs “fat weight”, and the importance of food and exercise in achieving a healthy body composition.

“How Aging Affects the 9 Body Systems,” by Tom Reemtsma, certified personal trainer and senior fitness specialist. Biography “What is happening to my body?” is a question you may be asking yourself these days. Tom will shed some light on this subject, as he provides a panoramic view of the age-related changes in our nine body systems. Although each body system is affected by aging, it is possible to maintain high functionality with those systems through appropriate care and action. Tom will provide some tips for doing this in his hour-long lecture.

“Guidelines for Managing Weight” by Jane Fortier, certified personal trainer and weight management specialist. Biography Managing weight for a lifetime is not about dieting – it’s about making lifestyle changes and setting priorities. Jane will provide some essential guidelines for getting started with a good weight management program.


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