Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Somerville Council on Aging
Healthy-Steps is a therapeutic, gentle, movement class for anyone who needs to get moving, particularly anyone recovering from surgery, frail elders, or those living with a chronic illness such as cancer, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, MS, chronic fatigue, or rheumatoid arthritis. The class is fun and easy to do, and no special physical abilities are required.
This class can help participants regain range of motion, reduce swelling from or even lessen the risk of Lymphedema, increase flexibility in frozen shoulder, decrease pain, work with balance issues, and promote positive self image. Healthy-Stepsuses smooth, slow, resistant movements that are gentle and easy to do. It can be done sitting or standing. All ages, any fitness levels are welcome.
I am a licensed and certified instructor for Healthy-Steps; all instructors go through a rigorous training. I have also attended three conferences to further my knowledge and hone my skills as an instructor. I offered this class for the first time in the Boston area in January 2005.
The Healthy-Steps program combines sound physical therapy practice with the freeing aspects of graceful movement, incorporating music, positive reinforcement from a group, empowerment from information and education; it is a potent package that addresses mind, body, and spirit.