Special Events, On-going Series, and
Small Group Personal Training
Specialty series and events are designed with specific start and end dates.
Veterans Gratitude Week
During this week, thousands of veterans and civilians gather to practice yoga in a spirit of camaraderie and gratitude to support the Veterans Yoga Project. This projects helps veterans with breathing techniques, mindful movement, meditation, and guided rest. It is a tangible way to give back to veterans for their loyalty and to better understand the challenges of military service.
This is Body Moves sixth year to participate in this event, and you can join with us in this event by making a donation this month in the glass box dedicated for this event on the front desk. Roll out your mat in support of recovery and resilience among our veterans, families, and communities during Veterans Gratitude Week!
Whole-Food Plant-Based Workshop
A great opportunity to learn about a Whole-Food Plant-Based lifestyle is with Beth in the studio on Monday, December 9, from 10:30AM-12:00PM. Beth recently completed the Plant-Based Nutrition certificate program through T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.
Join in a discussion with Beth about ways to bring more whole-food plant-based eating into your lifestyle, including small and realistic transition steps with recipe and food sampling. (Yum!)
Community is welcome for this informational session in a casual atmosphere. Come to learn, listen, jot down tips, and ask questions. $15 tuition covers food/materials costs. You can register for the class here.
In a specialty series, students are expected to attend all classes within the time frame as they learn through an established progression of content and technique. Due to the nature of instruction, class enrollments are typically small in number. Examples of a specialty series are Small Group Personal Training, Tai Chi, and Yoga with a Chair.
Events are periodically scheduled at Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center to provide focused learning or skill development in specific topics and movement disciplines. The events include workshops, intensives, seminars, clinics, camps, and special presentations.
To select, purchase, and register for a specialty class or event, find and click corresponding link by either scrolling down or using the quick links listed below.
Moving to Heal Series
Body Moves studio is excited to offer Moving to Heal, a mindful class designed for all those with long or short term healing goals. Read more about the series below.
Space is limited for this beneficial series. Click here to reserve your space for Moving to Heal with Kathy on Fridays. Please call the studio with any questions at 319-337-4777.
MOVING TO HEAL — 8 Week Series beginning September 20
Meet each Friday from 9:30-10:30AM
Qigong is a class of moving meditation that meets each Tuesday with instructor Sue Campney. You can drop into qigong any week to promote healthy “qi”(energy), relieve stress, build stamina, and increase vitality by stimulating the acupuncture organ meridians for overall improved well-being. To sign up for a single $20 class of qigong click here or visit our our regular class schedule.
T’ai Chi lifts the spirit and calms the mind. This ancient marital art uses slow, flowing movement and postures that increase balance, strength, focus, energy, and grounding. Based on simple but challenging principles of movement, T’ai Chi is not just exercise; it is a way to move through life!
T’ai Chi is a progressive series. As you progress though the 37 posture short form, Cheng Man-Ching style, new postures will be introduced. Students will build upon the short form postures while continuing to practice the basic principles. Upon completion of the form, students continue to make adjustments, implement basic principles and practice Form Correction. Each of the sessions is 60 minutes in length. Tuition for T’ai Chi is independent from monthly unlimited and free-class options. Feel free to call the Studio at 319.337.4777 if you have questions.
Body Moves now offers four levels of T’ai Chi. Registration is limited. Register below for the T’ai Chi practice of your choice:
6-week series beginning November 4
Meet each Monday from 5:30-6:30PM
T’AI CHI LEVEL 1 — 8-week series beginning September 26
Meet each Thursday from 5:30-6:30PM
T’AI CHI LEVEL 3 — 8-week series beginning September 19
Meet each Thursday from 6:30-7:30PM
T’AI CHI FORM CORRECTION — 8-week series beginning October 7
Meet each Monday from 6:30-7:30PM
Yoga with a Chair
Yoga with a Chair is a very gentle form of yoga which works the muscles and joints to increase flexibility, mobility, strength, balance, energy, and relaxation without having to get up and down from the floor. There is an emphasis on breath work as a method of relaxation and focus.
The exercise of yoga encourages proper breathing, improved posture, and light form of meditation. It has been known to help with reducing blood pressure, improve circulation, quicken recovery from injuries and surgery, and improve sleep. It is a pleasurable way for people with physical limitations to experience the overall well -being of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. It also helps to firm and tone the body.
The class is perfect for anyone with physical limitations who wants to find an adaptive form of yoga as well as those wanting to learn about yoga and basic poses either for the first time or as a refresher. Reserve your spot early as class size is limited. Dress in comfortable clothes. $125 for the 8 Week Series. Call the studio to reserve your space.
YOGA WITH A CHAIR — 8 Week Series beginning November 6
Meet each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30AM
Small Group Personal Training
The two fastest growing trends in wellness are Functional Fitness and Small Group Personal Training, and they are popular with good reason! Together they help people achieve necessary changes to enable them to live active, full, and satisfying lives. Our Small Group Personal Training Program focuses on Functional Fitness.
What is Functional Fitness? It’s an exercise program designed to enhanced performance in day-to-day, real-life movements and activities.
In personal training, you meet with your trainer and small group twice a week for 7–12 months. More than just strength training and cardio exercise, our program begins with an initial assessment to address your health concerns, including screenings of your upper and lower body strength, cardio-respiratory level, balance, agility, and flexibility; as well as your current daily health behavior practices that help and interfere with you staying on a wellness track. Your trainer and group members will work with you to achieve your goals for greater health, fitness, and wellness, while also paying strict attention to the ACSM (American College of Sport Medicine) Exercise Guidelines for overall adult wellness and fitness.
During this program, trainers Cathryn Lucas and Holly Carpenter will design individualized workouts for you based on your needs and aspirations. Our trainers are experienced in working with adults who want to lead active, vital lives. They know that people generally underestimate what they can accomplish in overall functional fitness and wellness and will evaluate your progress throughout the program to lead you to reach realistic goals.
This is a program designed for long-term success and lifestyle change. Research positively supports small group training for social and motivational support. Small group training also allows for personalized training that is affordable. It is the best of all worlds in fitness programs!
What you do in this program will surprise you and will positively impact you both now and later in life into your 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. The rewards of being in this program are priceless! Call us at 319-337-4777 to reserve one of the five spaces in a training group.