Fall Core Stability Classes Announced
Julie Burtis, Doctor of Physical Therapy has announced the fall 2015 schedule of core stability classes.
Early fall will bring introduction to core stability (Core Stability 1) Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30pm beginning September 22nd. The class will be six weeks long and cost $120.
In the level 1 core stability class, students will learn to integrate efficient breathing with a progressive program to strengthen the hips, back, and abdominal muscles. Class size will be limited in order to address individual needs and written instruction for home practice will be provided. This class is designed to be beneficial for students of all levels, including participants in the back care and gentle classes. Students are required to purchase an exercise ball for both class use and home practice.
The first two classes are focused on correct breathing and developing the ability to identify and contract the correct muscles. The beginning exercises are done lying down and the first few classes won’t feel like a traditional “work out”. As the course progresses, more dynamic exercises are added to give a stronger core contraction.
Late fall she will offer upper body strengthening. You will learn how to integrate core stability exercises with upper body strengthening. Participants will use theraband resistance bands to perform exercises targeting the chest, upper back, and arms. Written instructions will be provided for home practice. Theraband will be available for purchase at the first class at a cost of $10 dollars per student. All levels are welcome. Previous experience in core stability classes is beneficial but not required.
When: Tuesday Evenings, 7:30-8:30 pm, November 3- December 8.
Julie Burtis DPT Julie is a physical therapist and a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor at the Introductory ll level. She is a graduate of the teacher training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco and has traveled to India twice to study with the Iyengar family. Her teaching integrates mindfulness, breath work, and precise therapeutic exercise. She enjoys working with students of all levels and is particularly interested in chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.