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Orono - Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at Any Age - Virtual

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


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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

  • Feb 7th, 2023
    Tue for 4 weeks from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Online Class

For more info, call us at (207) 866-4119

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