Program Type:Health & Wellness
Balance Workshop – What It Is and Its Maintenance
This workshop is part lecture and part practicum designed to introduce you to the physiological components of balance AND to teach you several ways to improve your balance skills. You do not have to participate in the activities.
However, if you would like to join the exercise practice, please plan to wear shoes that allow you to move safely. The exercises will not be strenuous, and you will have the support of a chair, but you will need to be able to stand for about 15 minutes at a time
- Balance overview – what contributes to balance when moving
- Base of support practice
- Gentle warm-up before exercise
- Critical flexibility and strength moves
- Balance challenges: weight shifting and recovery
- Balance drills
Hosted by Vicki Jackson.
Vicki holds a Master of Arts degree from Sonoma State University. The focus of her thesis project was balance training in a community setting. She has been teaching a variety of fitness classes to older adults for over 15 years, but is now concentrating on balance and strength training. For fun, she likes to bike, hike and travel the world