June 21, 2011 in Features

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Baby Care – Hands-on course focuses on the care of infants, diapering, comforting, safety issues, feeding and infant massage. Cost is $25. Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register.

Summer Exercise Classes for Seniors – Aerobics: Improve your cardiovascular endurance, muscle tone, flexibility and overall sense of well-being. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Aug. 11, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Spokane Cascade Mobile Home Park, 2311 W. 16th Ave.; or 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Sons of Norway, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. Held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27-Aug. 19, 8:30-9:30 a.m. or 9:45-10:45 a.m., at Sons of Norway. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 23-Aug. 30, 9-10 a.m., at Liberty Lake Athletic Club, 23410 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake. Cost is $19 for Tuesday and Thursday sessions; $25 for Monday, Wednesday and Friday sessions. Gentle Exercise: For seniors with some physical limitations. Class includes a gentle aerobic segment and strength, stretching and range of motion training. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, today through Aug. 11, 3:15-4:15 p.m., at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Cost is $19. Dancercise: Jazzy, low-impact class is designed to build cardiovascular endurance and increase strength and flexibility. Class includes a mat stretch cool-down. Participants should bring their own mats. Held today-Aug. 12, noon-1 p.m. on Wednesdays and 1-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Southside Senior Activity Center. Cost is $27. Walking for Fitness: Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Aug. 11, 8:30-10 a.m. or 4:30-6 p.m. (afternoon class is for more advanced students), at Manito Park, above the duck pond. Cost is $25. Aquatic Exercise: Strengthen and tone all major muscle groups and experience greater flexibility and joint integrity. Participants should bring a swimsuit, towel and water bottle. Water shoes are required. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, today, 10:15-11:15 a.m. at Liberty Lake Aquatic Club, 23410 E. Mission Ave., or 9:45-10:45 a.m. at Spokane Cascade Mobile Home Park, 2311 W. 16th Ave. Cost is $19. Yoga: Increase body awareness, muscle strength, flexibility, and balance and reduce stress, regain range of motion and manage pain in muscles, bones and joints. Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Aug. 11, 8-9:15 a.m., 9:30-10:45 a.m., or 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., at CenterPlace. Wednesdays, June 22-Aug. 10, 10-11:30 a.m., at Corbin Senior Activity Center. Pilates: Pilates helps tone and strengthen the muscles, improve posture, reduce lower back pain and increase your flexibility and balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Aug. 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at Park Heights Baptist Church, 5101 S. Freya St. Cost is $19. Call (509) 279-6027 or visit www.ccs.spokane.edu/ continuinged.

New listings

Enzymes for Endurance - Going the Distance – Amy Pereira will present enzyme information for the serious athlete, the weekend warrior and those who are seeking optimal health. Learn how enzymes assist the body to digest for maximum energy, build muscle, recover from injury and contribute to overall health. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Fee is complimentary. Call (208) 676-9730 for more information.

How to Start Training for Ironman – Seminar by triathlon coach Ben Greenfield will teach you everything you need to know to start training intelligently for Ironman and about the key nutrition, training and lifestyle factors necessary for Ironman success. Seminar also includes a comprehensive question and answer session. June 28, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Fee is complimentary. Call (208) 676-9730 for more information.

Think Your Drink! – Spend time with a registered dietitian exploring topics such as: Are flavored, low-calorie drinks good for you; are there advantages to vitamin supplemented water; how does the cost of these products compare to other sources of nutrition; and what is going on with weight and diet sweeteners? June 28, 6-7:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 1, 711 S. Cowley St. It is free. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Beyond Baby-sitting Basics Day Camp – Youth ages 11 to 15 years will create a marketing flier, put together a bag of activities to take with them on babysitting jobs, learn cooking basics, become certified in First Air and CPR, and explore what it really means to be a baby sitter. Two-day camp is 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 29-30, at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 1, 711 S. Cowley St. Baby-sitting Basics is a prerequisite for this course. Cost is free. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Sensational Beginnings – Course designed to help new parents and caregivers communicate with baby and understand the cues they are sending. June 30, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $15. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

The Miracle of Greens – Learn how greens and wild edibles can transform the way you feel while simultaneously pleasing your taste buds. Green lecture and smoothie demonstration will include smoothie samples, recipes and informational handouts. June 30, 6:30-8 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost of $10 includes recipes, smoothie samples and handouts. Call (208) 676-9730 for more information.

Barefoot Running – Learn how barefoot running can help you run lighter, faster and more injury-free. Whether you’re in Vibram FiveFingers, barefoot, or a complete tenderfoot, this clinic will help you become a better runner with effortless form. Free and open to the public. Space is limited, reservations are requested. July 28, 7 p.m., at REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. Call (509) 328-9900, visit www.rei.com/ spokane, or email cchrist@rei.com.

Upcoming

Hypnotherapy Workshops - Past Life Exploration: Two-night exploration of past lives. Discover more about yourself through journeys into the past. Thursday-Friday, 6-9 p.m., at 1411 W. Garland Ave., Suite B. Cost is $78. Accessing Your Inner Guidance: Explore your inner resources, ask advice from your inner guide, gain support from your inner healer and understand yourself better through your inner mate. June 30, 6-9 p.m., at 1411 W. Garland Ave., Suite B. Cost is $48. Abundance Now: Discover what may be holding you back from achieving your goals for prosperity and abundance. Learn techniques to enhance your ability to attract more prosperity and abundance in your life. Two-day workshop is July 14-15, 6-9 p.m. at 1411 W. Garland Ave., Suite B. Cost is $78. Reservations are requested for each class. Call (509) 270-3161 or (509) 688-7701 to reserve a spot.

Summer Exercise Classes for Seniors – Aerobics: Improve your cardiovascular endurance, muscle tone, flexibility and overall sense of well-being in these energizing fitness classes. Exercise levels vary. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28-Aug. 18, 9-10 a.m., at Hillyard Senior Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Cost is $19. Also held Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 5-Aug. 11, 10-11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 218 E. Crawford Ave., Deer Park. Cost is $15. Gentle Exercise: For seniors with some physical limitations. Class includes a gentle aerobic segment and strength, stretching and range of motion training from a standing. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27-Aug. 12, 8:15-9 a.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Cost is $19. Also Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28-Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-noon, at Park Heights Baptist Church, 5101 S. Freya St. Cost is $17. Zumba: Combine Latin and international rhythms such as salsa and cha-cha to get your body energized and in shape. All shapes, sizes and levels are welcome. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28-Aug. 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at Garland Avenue Alliance Church, 2011 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $19. Also Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, July 5-Aug. 12, 4-5 p.m., at Hillyard Senior Center. Cost is $17. Nia: Class uses movements from dance arts, martial arts and healing arts to create an effective, safe and expressive class. Experience the benefits of cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strengthening and increased flexibility. Adaptable for every body. Participants should bring a mat and water bottle. Class may be performed barefoot. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 5-Aug. 11, 9-10 a.m. at Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Building 5. Cost is $15. Core, Strength, Stretch and Balance: Strength exercises for upper body, core and lower body. Balance exercises included, followed by relaxing stretch exercises. A mat, resistance band and 3- to 8-pound handweights are required. Ankle weights are recommended. Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, through Aug. 12, 9:15-10:15 a.m., at CenterPlace. Cost is $23. Call (509) 279-6027 or visit www.ccs.spokane.edu/ continuinged.

Kidney Disease Education Class – Fresenius Medical Care Northpoint will offer its Treatment Options Program June 28, 4-5 p.m. Class is a free seminar to inform at-risk patients and their families about chronic kidney disease and treatments. Sessions are open to the public. Full schedule is available at www.ultracare-dialysis.com. Class will be at 9651 N. Nevada St. Call (877) 867-7543.

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