Ralston Wellness Classes

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Ralston’s Wellness program, for those 55 and older, offers fitness classes to increase flexibility and balance, reduce discomfort, increase strength and support performance of everyday activities.

Our experienced instructors do an outstanding job of addressing individual needs in a group setting. Whether you’ve been active for years or taken some time off, you’ll enjoy and benefit from Ralston’s classes.

The first class is free, so why not give it a try?

For other price and payment information, please contact Jennifer Russell at 215-386-2984, ext 11.

Schedule for Classes Held at Ralston House effective July 1, 2017

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We will NOT be holding Wellness classes on the following dates in 2017:

July 3 & 4, Independence Day
September 1 & 4, Labor Day
November 22, 23, & 24, Thanksgiving
December 25 through January 1, 2018, Christmas/New Year’s Holiday Week

For information on classes at our community sites, please contact Jennifer Russell 215-386-2984, ext 11.

A Place Like Home II
Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith
East Falls Village at Falls Presbyterian Church
New Courtland LIFE Program
Ralston My Way at Chestnut Hill
Salvation Army Booth Manor
Salvation Army Ivy Residence
Mercy LIFE Program

 

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Abdominal Workout

Thirty minutes of exercises focusing on your core muscles. Developing your core muscles will improve posture and reduce lower back pain.

Mondays at 9:00 AM (30 minutes)
Wednesdays at 9:00 AM (30 minutes)

Instructor: Barbara Jankowski

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Chair Yoga

A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. We use a series of postures and breathing exercises to achieve control and integration of body, mind and spirit. Gentle stretches and strengtheners build range of motion safely in a supportive environment. Emphasis on breathing and proper technique increases flexibility and balance and promotes relaxation and well-being.

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM (60 minutes)

Instructor: Shiva Das

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Feldenkrais

A method of body movement re-education that will enhance your body’s function. Through directed attention and small movements you can increase both flexibility and range of movement.

Fridays at 10:00 AM (60 minutes)

Instructor: Jaclyn Boone

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Stretch & Tone

Adaptable to all fitness levels, this class emphasizes cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and strength training. Light hand weights are used to tone your body, stretches to improve flexibility, and cardiovascular exercises to improve endurance.

Mondays at 9:30 AM (60 minutes)
Wednesdays at 9:30 AM (60 minutes)
Thursdays at 9:00 AM (60 minutes)

Instructor: Barbara Jankowski

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Tai Chi

A graceful martial art using flowing movements to improve leg strength, reduce the risk of falls, raise energy levels, and increase concentration and balance.

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM (60 minutes)

Instructor: Andrew Heckert

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