Body & Brain Fitness
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For Your Body
Tuina: Chinese-Style Exercise and Self-Massage
Led by Sunny Chen
This unique form of mild exercise has been shown to have the same benefits of aerobics and strength training. Try it, you might like it.
Dayan Qi Gong
Come join a group of dedicated students who enjoy learning this safe and effective Chinese exercise together. Discover the increased energy flow you’ll feel, and learn about the health and longevity benefits.
Beginning Pilates Techniques
When you strengthen your core, you strengthen your entire body. This is a great method for learning core exercises that help you maintain or enhance your posture, strength, flexibility, grace. A side benefit: it also helps keep you free from injuries.
Gentle Exercise (like "Sit and Be Fit)
This conditioning class is individualized for personal needs. You have the choice of exercising either sitting or standing. And if you thought exercising wasn’t any fun, you haven’t met this bubbly and enthusiastic instructor who gets everyone moving and smiling.
Are you tired of having an aching back? Sign up for this course and learn how to improve your posture and strengthen your back. You’ll be glad you did.
Aerobic Exercise & General Conditioning
Exercise at your own pace. This upbeat class includes a warm-up, low impact and fun aerobics, strength building, flexibility exercises, and a gentle and relaxing cool-down. Come find out how easy it is to get fit.
Stretch, strengthen and improve your balance as you breathe and relax through basic Yoga postures. You’ll experience all the benefits of this age-old movement. Please bring your own mat.
T’ai Chi promotes well-being, relaxation, and flexibility in a series of non-strenuous movements. Feel yourself relax and reenergize after working through a session.
Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement®
Judy Windt, PhD
In these gentle, playful, verbally guided lessons you explore habits developed over a lifetime. As you ease out of the limiting habits, you start to move freely; ease chronic pain; improve everyday functioning; and find flexibility, lightness, and coordination.
Strong for Life
This national model program is designed specifically for older adults with physical limitations to improve strength and functional movement. Exercises may be performed seated.
The Avenidas walking group provides people with the opportunity to walk, talk and enjoy nature. Light, moderate and mildly strenuous walks are scheduled each month. Walkers often go to lunch together afterwards. For details, and a current schedule of walks, click here.For more information call Hal at 650-796-7316 or for more information, writing "Walkers" on the subject line.
For Your Brain
Maintain Your Brain
This one-hour innovative workshop reveals what the latest scientific research tells us about simple changes leading to a brain-healthy lifestyle. Understanding the heart-brain connection and how to make smart nutritional choices and reduce risk of brain diseases.
Maximize Your Memory
An innovative and interactive workshop that teaches tips and strategies for improving memory, as well as how to tell the difference between normal memory loss and warning signs of dementia.
This stimulating, eight-week series includes responses to 1 no trump, takeout doubles, the Stayman convention, cue bids, opening leads, and slam bidding. There is approximately 30 minutes of instruction and at least 1.5 hour of play, plus time to discuss hands that students may bring in. Whether you’re already a card shark, or would like to learn to be one, this is a not-to-miss class.
The Avenidas Book Group
Facilitated by Phil Lumish
Join us and share your insights! A great place to discuss ideas, make friends, and read current and past titles by a wide variety of acclaimed authors. Drop by and join the discussion. Please call (650) 289-5436 for the book title.