Chair Pilates: Stronger Core for Seniors

Pilates in a chair is designed to strengthen abdominal and lower back muscles, improving posture and decreasing back pain.  Through mind-body awareness and breathwork, exercises improve balance and reduce injury. A standing section using ballet barre strengthens and refines small and large muscle groups and reinforces proper alignment principles. Props are used for challenge and modification.

Location

Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind & Body
310 Baker Ave

things to bring

Yoga mat

instructor

Photo of the instructor
Susanne Liebich

Susanne Liebich has been a dance and certified movement instructor, a choreographer and program director for over 30 years. She was one of the first Certified Dance for PD instructors in the world, and is on the Emerson Hospital Parkinson’s Disease Committee.  She was the recipient of a charitable foundation which is earmarked for cultural programming for the Dance for PD community. As a Senior Fitness Expert, she has expanded her exercise regime to include movement which enhances and sustains the health of the aging adult.  She takes a balanced, holistic approach to exercise blending traditional, expressive and therapeutic movement to create overall health and wellbeing. In addition to Steinberg Wellness Center, she works at independent senior, assisted living and memory communities in the Greater Boston area.   In addition to being Certified in Dance for PD®, she has certifications in Stott Pilates®, Black Belt Nia®, Moving to Heal® and Total Barre®.  Most recently, her classes include instruction in both therapeutic dance and injury prevention for older adults and other special population groups with limited mobility such as individuals with Parkinson’s, MS and arthritis.