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

"Aren't you 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 to start a lifetime exercise program is today! This course is designed for seasoned adults (55 to whenever) who may have never exercised regularly and for those who want to maximize their current regimen. The approach will be lighthearted, with an emphasis on "playing hard" rather than "working out." We will cover 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. This is a classroom-based course. However, the instructor is planning an optional field trips to a local health and fitness facility midway at the 6th optional session of the course to put the concepts and exercises into practice. An attempt to schedule this at the same time of the preceding classes will be made. 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. Note: This course does not meet on Thursday, November 22.

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 certification 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 the importance of play at every stage of life.

Recommended Reading:

Outline and reviews will be made available as appropriate with each class


Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B405 Greg Pudhorodsky Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13 Th 2:30-4:00 p.m. YMCA A

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