Aging Strong Pilates® Group Classes
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No matter your stage in life, keeping fit is essential to doing the things you love with ease, power and grace. In this class, you’ll cultivate body awareness and learn healthy functional movement strategies grounded in science such as hip hinging, a spine sparing technique.
If you have low bone density, weight-bearing exercises are included and safe mat variations will be offered. Incorporating the science of aging, we challenge our nervous system through fun movement brain games to develop new neural pathways that improve balance, fall response time and focus. We work on core, lower and upper body strength and we practice how to catch ourselves safely if we trip, to help prevent injury.
Expect improved posture, injury prevention, coordination, core strength, flexibility and balance with crossover benefits to your daily sports and activities. This class is appropriate for beginner to advanced intermediate active ager. To participate, you must be able to get up and down from a mat safely and independently. No prior Pilates experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun.
El Camino Hospital – Fall Class Information!
Day: Tuesday Morning Class is FULL.
Duration: Sept 10 – Dec 10 (14 classes)
Location: El Camino Old Hospital and new Main Hospital and Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos
14 Class series for the committed mover (no prorating)
Duration: Sept 13 – Dec 13 (12 classes total)
Note: no class on Oct 25, and Nov. 29
Location: El Camino new Main Hospital and Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos
12 Class series for the committed mover (no prorating)
MAKE UP CLASSES:
Please bring your own mat. Various small props are used to enhance your movement experience. Bring a resistance band and 9 inch inflatable ball if you have them.
FREE! Inflatable Mini Ball, myofascial release 1/2 tennis ball and a carry tote are provided free of charge to new participants! Low allergy/low latex 5 ft resistance bands are available for purchase in class for $10. Free video links will be made available for participants to encourage consistency of practice.
The instructor, Teresa Maldonado Marchok, is a licensed physical therapist, certified Pilates instructor, former professional dancer and ambassador for American Bone Health. She believes exercise should be challenging yet fun so bring a flexible mind, open heart and be prepared to laugh! For more information or questions email: Teresa@PilateswithTeresa.com
Fall Foam Roller “Release and Recharge” Class Series
Experience first hand, the benefits of the foam roller to release trigger points and recharge your body!
Where: El Camino Hospital-various rooms
When: Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:30 pm
Dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11
Cost: $200 (Price is for 10 classes with 11 dates to choose from)
Instructor: Teresa Maldonado Marchok, Physical Therapist, and PMA certified Pilates teacher
Please bring your own foam roller – standard 36 in long by 6 in circumference and a mat.
Available at most sports stores, Amazon, Marshalls, Target…
*Class size limited to ensure sufficient space, attention, and feedback. You must be able to get down and up from the floor safely and independently.