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Adult Fitness Programs

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga is a common style of yoga practice in Western culture. This type of yoga links postures from one to next, guided by the use of the breath. Postures and sequences vary from class to class.

Benefits of regular Vinyasa yoga practice may include increased strength, flexibility, overall fitness and reduced feelings of stress. Modifications can be made during practice, but participants should be in relatively good health and be able to move between the mat and standing postures.

Please dress comfortably and bring a mat and water. You also may bring along your own blocks, towels, straps or any other items to support your practice.

Instructor: Emily Shimko, Ed.D.
Dr. Shimko is an assistant professor in the Health Sciences Department at La Roche University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Slippery Rock University, and her M.S. in exercise physiology and Ed.D. in healthy and physical activity from the University of Pittsburgh.

She is a certified exercise physiologist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and registered yoga teacher (200 hour). Dr. Shimko previously worked as a personal trainer and still loves teaching group fitness. She believes that taking classes, as well as finding a supportive social network, is a great way to improve our physical health and fitness, and meet our individual goals. Dr. Shimko taught Fitness Sampler, a fall pilot course for Adventures in Lifelong Learning.

Aqua Aerobics

Join us for a low-impact but high-intensity water aerobics class. This class is designed to improve flexibility, range of motion, strength, muscle tone and cardiovascular endurance while using the resistance of the water to cushion the feet, knees and back.

Exercises are performed to be lively, motivating music, and are effective and easy to follow. There will be deep and shallow exercises, and modifications can be made based on the participant’s ability to swim and fitness level.

Instructor: Deb Carrera
Ms. Carrera has served the aquatic fitness industry for over 20 years as an aqua aerobics and swimming instructor. She holds a specialized certification in Deep Water Fitness, along with an Aquatic Fitness Professional certification from the Aquatic Exercise Association. She teaches a variety of aquatic classes and her classes are open to all levels and abilities. Her passion is to help people achieve their goals through the routine practice of Aquatic Fitness. In her spare time, she enjoys nature, kayaking, biking, hiking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

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