Hello !! Happy Spring! Although snow remains at my house as I write this afternoon! But soon we'll be out gardening, walking and enjoying more outdo

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Hello !!

Happy Spring!

Although snow remains at my house as I write this afternoon! But soon we'll be out gardening, walking and enjoying more outdoor activities. If walking is something you'd like to enjoy -- or enjoy in more challenging terrain -- but lack the confidence, consider the Walking with Poles Class coming in May. And think about diversifying your exercise program -- your brain (and body) will thank you. See the article below.


Exercise: A Supercharged 401(k) for the Brain!

That's what Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki calls it in her TED Talks

Different types of exercise are now being recognized as affecting different areas of the brain, which in turn influence various skills and abilities needed for healthy living. And doing more than one type of exercise is even better. Engaging in both aerobic and strength training, for instance, provides greater improvement in executive functioning than either alone. Improving the coordination of movement seems to boost our attention. Working memory, holding onto information and manipulating it, can be influenced by activities that challenge our proprioception while requiring some thinking or navigation. Like walking on a balance beam or walking/climbing in a challenging and unfamiliar environment. Maybe that’s why dancing is so beneficial.

In addition to the graphic below, check out this article: New Finding: Different Types of Exercise Affect Different Parts of the Brain. And then go mix it up!!


Core Coordination -- Feel Stronger & More Aligned


Photoby Rosalie O'Conner. Used with permission; Feldenkrais Guild of No America

We don't usually thing of the Feldenkrais Method® as strength-building. When we use ourselves well, however, we often feel stronger, better able to use our arms and legs, able to move with power and grace.
Improve the efficient use of your torso:
• Balance the use of your front and back muscles
• Discover easier movement for your arms and legs
• Sense your skeletal alignment to stand and walk tall

Chintimini Senior Center - 2601 NW Tyler

Tuesdays April 3 - May 1 -- 10:30 - 11:30 am $32 in-city discount; $40 non-city; $8 drop in if space. Classes tend to fill so sign up early at the center or online. You'll need to set up an account if you don't have one.

Friends Meeting House - 3311 NW Polk

Tuesdays April 3 - May 1 -- 12:00 noon - 1 pm Register at first class please. $40 for series; $10 drop in. Bring mat or blanket for carpeted floor. Please do not park in front of neighboring homes.

What's the right class for you? Please contact me--details below

Mindful Movement with Parkinson's - Thursdays

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We still have room for a few more in the 1:15 pm Chair-based class! If you are beginning or returning to exercise after a setback or are not comfortable with getting down to the floor, this is the class for you.

Thursdays 1:15 - 2:15 pm

April 5, 12, 19 & 26

New students--first class session free!

If you're new, contact me in advance -- class on April 5 depends on my jury duty.
May series: May 3, 10, 17 & 24.

Location: Fitness Over Fifty: 6735 SW Country Club Drive Corvallis
Cost: $40/month; Drop-in $12/class

2:30 pm Floor Class: April 5 (?), 12, 19 & 26; May 3, 10, 17 & 24

Cost: $40/month; Drop-in $12/class

Walk Well with Poles Workshop - Coming in May

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Three-part Workshop: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Fri May 18, Mon May 21 & Wed May 23

Rain Day: Fri May 25

Includes classroom and outside instruction. Please bring poles if you have them -- loaner poles available if registered by May 11
CLASS LOCATION: Walnut Community Room – 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive, off Walnut just south of Martin Luther King Park, 4905 NW Walnut Blvd, Corvallis
COST: $38 in-city discount; $47.50 outside city; no-drop-in
REGISTRATION: Chintimini Senior Center 2601 NW Tyler Ave. Corvallis, Oregon 97330 Phone: 541-766-6959 or on-line. You'll need to set up an account if you don't have one.

For More Information

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Contact me: margbartosek@gmail.com or 541-286-4678

or check out: My Website

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