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MANITOBA SHOE BOX PROJECT 2022 Holiday Drive

This holiday season, fill a standard-sized, decorated Shoebox with approximately $50 worth of gifts and essentials that any woman might enjoy, and include a warm greeting or message of support. Our volunteers distribute these gifts to local women’s shelters and community agencies serving women impacted by homelessness across Canada. Whether you donate a Shoebox virtually or in-person, it is more than just a gift. It is a rare and powerful reminder that we all matter.

We are so happy to be drop-off location for the Shoe Box Project that is re-starting Nov 21 – Dec 12, 2022.

You can bring them to class with you or text 204.999.9984 to arrange big drop-offs with me.

New Classes November 2022

BEGINNER REFORMER PILATES
Mon 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Thurs 7:30 – 8:30 pm

BEGINNER Pre-Hab Before Rehab (Adaptive & Integrative Fascial and Joint exercises)

Mon 8-9 pm

Health guidelines recommend adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. Which activities you choose don’t matter as long as they get you moving.

But what if an injury, illness, health condition, disability, or even normal aging makes being active hard for you? In those cases, adaptive Pilates could lend a much-needed hand.

Adaptive Pilates is for  people with disabilities or physical limitations. They often run parallel to traditional exercises but are modified to support people’s specific physical abilities.

MELT Mornings (Fascial Foam Rolling with Integrative Joint Stability exercises)

Tues & Thurs 7:45-8:45 am

ELDOA

Thurs 6:30 pm

Performing ELDOA Fitness movements will help increase your flexibility, improve muscle performance and tone, reduce stress, reduce joint inflammation, delay disc degeneration, improve posture, relieve chronic and acute back pain, relieve neck and shoulder tension, and improve the longevity of the spine and your overall wellbeing.

ELDOA’s active use of reinforcement exercise movements, myofascial stretches and posture techniques which aim to increase the space between joints and lengthening the spine.

MELT Mornings with Mindfulness and Meditation

Learn FAST and EASY WAYS to release fascia and accelerate healing! The health of every cell in your body depends upon its ability to receive nutrients and eliminate waste through the connective tissue fluid surrounding them. Discover how fascial release can enhance energy, boost mood, eliminate pain, and unravel deeply held tensions, fear and repressed emotions held in the body. You will also learn and keep joint stability and regulation.
Classes on ZOOM Wed and Fri morns 30 min $10 per classFridays on ZOOM 60 min $15 per class
MELT MORNINGS Tues and Thurs morns 7:45-8:45 am at the Corydon Studio. Great for beginners to use the props. 10 class BEGINNER LEVEL Program Nov 15-Dec 15 $180(need to add tax to all)

#meltmethod #fascia #selfmyofascialrelease #SMFR #jointstability #jointregulation #autonomicnervoussystem #selftherapy #beyourownbestfriend

So much more than just Foam Rolling

LUNGtivity Program

LUNGtivity ™  is a low intensity community exercise program for individuals living with lung disease. Fitness Leaders are specially trained to work with those living with lung conditions. It is offered both in person and virtually.

The goals of the LUNGtivity ™ program are to:

· Reduce feelings of breathlessness during daily activities

· Remain independent for as long as possible

· Be active in a safe and accessible environment

· Be supported in lung disease self-management

LUNGtivity ™  is a continuation of the exercise portion of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program offered in Manitoba. Before starting this exercise program, you are not required to complete a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.

This is the exercise program for you if you can:

· Safely attend a community exercise class

· Walk and transfer to a chair on your own or with a gait aide

(cane/walker, etc.)

· Administer/change and manage your own oxygen (if you require oxygen)

· Have an emergency contact available during your exercise class for safety

To participate in this program:

You will be asked to fill out some screening questionnaires and consent to participate in an exercise program· to ensure your safety

You will be asked to provide phone numbers for two emergency contacts who are available during your exercise class in case you feel unwell

Participants may be asked to speak to their health care provider before beginning this exercise program.

Our Fall Session is full for our 7 week Winter Session Wednesdays Jan 11- Feb 22 11:45 am -12:45 pm

is open for registration. As well, we are the only location offering this where you do not need to get up and down off the floor to do your stretches or exercises. We have specialised raised mats for you to lie on.

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FELDENKRAIS classes with Colin Mehmel

What a treat! Hurry…limited time offer!

Thursdays 5:15 and 6:30 Oct 27 and Nov 3

The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education uses gentle movement and directed attention to help your ease, range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. Since how you move is how you move through life, these improvements will often enhance your thinking, emotional regulation, and problem-solving capabilities.

The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. Moshe Feldenkrais said, “We move according to our perceived self-image.” By expanding your perception and increasing awareness, you will become more aware of your habits and tensions and develop new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity, the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently, and comfortably.

The medical world begins to acknowledge fascia

When we think of research on pain and how it manifests within the physiology of the human body, myofascial tissues have been a persistently understudied part of the picture.

The following is from Dr. Helene Langevin, M.D., Directorof the National Centre for Complimentary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) in the U.S. ” Myofascial tissues are potentially involved in nearly all common chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions, like chronic low-back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headache, and temporomandibular disorders. But our understanding of myofascial pain is severely hampered by a basic lack of tools to differentiate between normal and abnormal myofascial tissues. “

While this is a promising advancement in the relationship of chemical and surgery medicine with mind-body medicine, the medical world needs help with the language and basic understanding about fascia and connective tissues. Thousands of practitioners and their clients around the world have known about (and for thousands of years) taught about fascia before a research lab or test-tube told us anything. Fascia is a continuum, a system, it houses your sensorial nerve endings, it is the organ of being and gives you sentience. It is fluid, and hence, will change with pressure and tension and movement so there is nothing “abnormal” about it. This kind of cartesian dualism thinking is not going to work when understanding fascia. It is my hope that the NCCIH includes fascial researchers like Dr. Robert Schleip, John Sharkey, and Sue Hitzmann, integral anatomists like Gil Hedley, and Pilates, ELDOA, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, some yoga, and MELT Method teachers and their clients as well.

Fall Session – BEGINNER

BEGiNNER REFORMER

Mondays 6:45 pm

YOUTH Pilates Tuesdays 4 pm

Tuesdays 5:15 pm

Wednesdays 7:30 pm

Plus Size Thursdays 11:45 am

Saturday 12:45 pm

ELDOA

Thursdays 6:30

Join us!

Youth Pilates starts Oct 4 at 4 pm

LUNGtivity Program starts Sept 14

LUNGtivity is a gentle exercise program for those with COPD, emphysema, Long COVID and other lung ailments. A small group, community based, 8 week program for $10 per class. Starts Wed Sept 14, 11:45-12:45. Classes take place at Pilates Manitoba, 836A Corydon.

This program was developed in collaboration with The Wellness Institute, Manitoba Fitness Council and the Manitoba Lung Association. Space is limited. Assessment and screening done on the phone so call to discuss needs and goals. You do not need a doctor’s prescription or referral.

60 min class with warm-up, gentle cardio, stretching, cooldown and meditation. Can be done in a chair. Space is limited. DM or text me 204.999.9984.

Please share this information with anyone who may benefit from this program.

#lungtivity#manitobalungassociation#breathing#COPD#emphysema#LongCovid#classes#exercises#healthcare#equitablehealthcare#socialjustice#healthequity#pulmonaryrehab