*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Aren't I a little old for this? A Balanced Exercise Program for "Seasoned" Adults

Dr. P feels that the answer to the above question is an emphatic "no" and that the best day for anyone to start a  lifetime exercise program is today. This course is aimed at seasoned adults (55 to whenever) who may have never exercised regularly and to those who want to maximize their current regimen with an emphasis on safety, functionality, health, and fitness. Goals will be set and met through a balanced approach by looking at posture/ balance, movement  stability/flexibility, resistive training for strength, and cardiopulmonary endurance. The approach will be lighthearted and appropriately humorous at times, with the emphasis on "playing hard" rather than "working out." Note: This is a classroom-based course. However, the instructor is planning two optional field trips to a local health and fitness facility midway and at the conclusion of the course to put the concepts and exercises into practice. These field trips would take place outside of the set course times and be scheduled according to class participants' schedules. Before participating in any exercise program, individuals should check with their doctors to ensure that there are no contraindications, special considerations, or limitations to exercise from a medical standpoint.

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Pudhorodsky practiced Rheumatology in the Charlottesville area for over 30 years and later transitioned careers  to become a personal fitness trainer with certication from the American Council of Exercise.  He is also a retired Captain from the United States Navy Medical Corps with nearly 30 years of combined active and reserve duty.

Required Reading:

Enthusiasm and an appreciation of importance of play at every stage of life.

Recommended Reading:

Go 4 Life:  https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/mygo4life
There will be online articles given after each session that will prepare for the following session and there will be online access to all the slides and matierials covered in the sessions.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A210 Greg Pudhorodsky Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3 Tu 2:30-4:00 p.m. Country Inn and Suites WL

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