Pilates for Strong Bones & Muscles (Online)

Healthy bones are the result of weight bearing exercise, including standing, balancing, weight shifting and bouncing.  Add resistance bands and weighted balls to increase muscle tone, and you have the workings of a whole body strength class. Exercises alternate between standing and laying or seated on the mat, and are integrated with Pilates principles to improve posture and alignment, enhance cardiovascular system through systemic breath work and strengthen core muscles.  

things to bring

  • 2 toning balls or hand weights (1lb-3lb)
  • Flex band

sessions

July 8 - August 19
Thu 9:15 AM - Thu 10:15 AM

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instructor

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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.