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Orono - Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at Any Age - Virtual
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Orono - Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at Any Age - Virtual

$115

with Carole Freeman B.S. RRT, Respiratory Therapist & Breathing Specialist Call 866-4119 for More Information

Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at Any Age

Yes, it’s true, you can, literally, breathe new life into your body. Every cell in your body is dependent on oxygen to create energy. And the amount of oxygen available to every cell in your body and brain is dependent on the quality of your breathing pattern and function. This class will train you, and your entire respiratory system, to be more efficient at delivering blood, oxygen, glucose, and nutrients to all those cells. Whether you’re an athlete or not, the secret to greater strength and endurance starts, and ends, with the strength of your respiratory system. 

Course Outline

Week 1; Breathing Pattern Awareness

Developing an awareness of common breathing pattern dysfunctions. 

Learn optimal breathing and begin awareness of your own breathing patterns. 

Several activities will be included to establish your own fitness baseline. 

Creating a 10-week journal

Week 2; Respiratory Muscle Training

Learn how to improve the strength of the respiratory system and inspiratory muscles. 

Learn how inspiratory muscles are responsible for doing ‘the work’ of breathing when drawing in fresh air and oxygen. When these muscles tire, your whole body will tire. 

We’ll practice exercises to ‘strength train’ the entire Respiratory muscles system. 

Week 3; Endurance Training

Establishing your own target heart rate for maximum fat burning.

Learn how and when to stretch 

Take the Body Oxygen Level Testing

Experiment with different training styles. A week of FreeStyle Training.  

Week 4; Core Strength Training

Principles of Core strength training. 

How to lift weights without hyperventilating

How to support and stabilize the back during exercise. Stabilizing exercises for beginners. Practice stabilization during daily activities.

Four week fitness assessment to compare with the week 1

Your 10-week journal

Live Zoom 3 hours each class for 4 weeks (offered with 2 different time options) 

4 nights Mondays February 6, 13, 20, 27, at 5-8 pm $115

4 days Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 10am - 1pm $115

Orono - Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at Any Age - Virtual
Registration Unavailable

Orono - Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at Any Age - Virtual

$115

with Carole Freeman B.S. RRT, Respiratory Therapist & Breathing Specialist Call 866-4119 for More Information

Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at Any Age

Yes, it’s true, you can, literally, breathe new life into your body. Every cell in your body is dependent on oxygen to create energy. And the amount of oxygen available to every cell in your body and brain is dependent on the quality of your breathing pattern and function. This class will train you, and your entire respiratory system, to be more efficient at delivering blood, oxygen, glucose, and nutrients to all those cells. Whether you’re an athlete or not, the secret to greater strength and endurance starts, and ends, with the strength of your respiratory system. 

Course Outline

Week 1; Breathing Pattern Awareness

Developing an awareness of common breathing pattern dysfunctions. 

Learn optimal breathing and begin awareness of your own breathing patterns. 

Several activities will be included to establish your own fitness baseline. 

Creating a 10-week journal

Week 2; Respiratory Muscle Training

Learn how to improve the strength of the respiratory system and inspiratory muscles. 

Learn how inspiratory muscles are responsible for doing ‘the work’ of breathing when drawing in fresh air and oxygen. When these muscles tire, your whole body will tire. 

We’ll practice exercises to ‘strength train’ the entire Respiratory muscles system. 

Week 3; Endurance Training

Establishing your own target heart rate for maximum fat burning.

Learn how and when to stretch 

Take the Body Oxygen Level Testing

Experiment with different training styles. A week of FreeStyle Training.  

Week 4; Core Strength Training

Principles of Core strength training. 

How to lift weights without hyperventilating

How to support and stabilize the back during exercise. Stabilizing exercises for beginners. Practice stabilization during daily activities.

Four week fitness assessment to compare with the week 1

Your 10-week journal

Live Zoom 3 hours each class for 4 weeks (offered with 2 different time options) 

4 nights Mondays February 6, 13, 20, 27, at 5-8 pm $115

4 days Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 10am - 1pm $115

H - Open Art Studio

$25

with Melanie Crowe

Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 6 pm

Join artist & art educator Melanie Crowe for a personalized learning experience. Open Studio is a visual art class in which the student has structured time to explore ideas and create new and unique 2-dimensional and three-dimensional art.  All students will be given the freedom to explore various media. The teacher will provide prompts and guidance to assist the student in exploring and creating art to their highest potential.

Participants can work in any medium - graphite drawing, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic or oil paint, and more. This class is for everyone - from beginners to experienced artists - with an emphasis on the creative process. Students will work independently on projects of their choosing with feedback from the instructor in a relaxed, group setting. Whether you are looking to explore a creative outlet for the first time, hone your skills, or find a community that shares your artistic interests, this class is for you!

Feb 7, 14, 28, & March 7

6-7:30 pm

Materials fee: $25 paid to the instructor at the time of the class (cash or check only)

Orono - Peaceful Beach View Painting Class

$15

with Obrianna Cornelius

Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Peaceful Beach View Painting Class OK

This one night paint and sip style class is intended for people who want a fun and creative afternoon. The instructor is fun and easy to follow as she teaches you through creating your own painting. This is a perfect environment to flex your artistic muscles and have fun! This will be an acrylic painting of a beach scene with long grass. Feel free to improvise and choose your own colors while the teacher explains the method! So grab your coffee and your brushes and settle in for a fun evening!

One time class

Instructor: Obrianna Cornelius

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023  6:30-8pm

Cost: $15 + $15 Materials Fee (paid directly to the instructor)

Will run

H - Wool and Yarn Dying Class

$52

with Toni Philbrook

Calendar Feb 11, 2023 at 9:30 am

Wool and Yarn Dying Class -

Learn to dye your own wool or yarn for hooking or applique. Several methods will be taught. If you wear old clothes or an apron, you can get in the dye pot and play. Lined rubber gloves are also recommended. Take home samples of your endeavors! Bring lunch or order out. Limited to 6. The Keeping Room is located at 56 Main Rd N Suite C, Hampden

Saturday, February 11            9:30 am- 3:30 pm

Course fee: $52 - Everything included.

Orono - Living the Dream Guided Journaling Workshop

$48

with Anne Sirois

Calendar Feb 13, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Get a bird's eye view and a worm's eye view of your career, business, relationships, philanthropy, finances, self- care, etc. to experience more joy, less stress, in this packed, highly interactive guided journaling course. 

This course will teach you innovative, smart, easy approaches to solve these challenges and more:

How to recognize what your real dreams are and finish them.

How to trust and rely on your intuitive Voice.

How to get actionable aerial and detailed views of your life to make the best decisions with.

 How to achieve satisfaction in your life and raise the joy in your spirit up higher than you ever thought possible. 

How to distill information down to the nuts and bolts of the knowledge you need to streamline your time and energy.

Instructor: Anne Sirios

Cost: $25

Location: Online Class

Hampden - SpringWalking Club

$10
Calendar Mar 1, 2023 at 6 pm

Walking Club - Hampden Academy 

Too cold, dark and slippery outside to walk? Join our indoor walking club. Please change out of your boots into a good pair of walking shoes. Stay on the ground level or challenge yourself by walking between the first and second floors. This is an independent program with no instruction provided. Masks are required at this time.

Tues, Weds, and Thurs            6 - 8 pm           March 1 - May 25 

No Walking April 18, 19, 20

Course fee: $10

Hampden - Strength and Balance for Senior Fitness (Hybrid Class)

$50

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Mar 1, 2023 at 6 pm

Strength and Balance for Senior Fitness (Hybrid Class) Hampden Academy and Virtual

Michelle Spencer, Holistic Health Provider

 

Reaching balanced wellness by practicing & focusing on the breath, strengthening and stretching the muscles, preventing falls, posture and balance assessment, improving cardiovascular and bone density health. While we work on the health of our body we will also work on our brain health by doing lateral, bilateral, cross lateral, symmetrical and asymmetrical movements. Hybrid model. Wednesdays,  March 1, 8 and April 5 in-person and

Wednesday March 15, 22, 29 recorded classes sent out via email. A total of 6 sessions.

Wednesdays, March 1 - April 5                6 - 7 pm

Course fee $50





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