Special Events, On-going Series, and
Small Group Personal Training
Specialty series and events are designed with specific start and end dates. You will find the most current events at the top of the page.
If you are interesting in learning more about our Specialty Series or our Small Group Personal Training, please click on the highlighted text to quickly jump down the page to those sections. Otherwise, keep reading to learn about the latest events planned for our community.
Head Smart: Training Your Brain
with Personal Trainer Holly Carpenter
New Posting, Friday, March 20:
Holly’s workshop on Head Smart will not be released online on Saturday, March 21. Once we have our new webinar system connected appropriately we will inform you of the release date and time. We will make the webinar available beyond the release date and time in case you are not available during the actual release. Our apologies for the delay in releasing Body Moves’ very first Webinar!
Learn state-of-the-art information about physical activity as intervention to increase your brain health. Holly will describe the meaning of “cognitive aging,” “cognitive decline,” and “cognitive reserve.” She will discuss how to improve functional brain networks, and the effects of specific exercise on the brain and cognition. Attendees will get a chance to practice brain health exercises, including combining exercise with cognitive stimuli, and learn about classes you can take at Body Moves that will make you more Head Smart.
Please sign-up for this event online, by phone (319.337.4777), or in person at the studio.
Specialty On-going Series
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.
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, visit our our regular class schedule here. (If you have never visited Body Moves before, we offer a 2-week Intro Quick Start program for new students at just $25 that includes Qigong and more!) Please visit or call the studio with any questions at 319-337-4777.
T’ai Chi lifts the spirit and calms the mind. This ancient martial 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.
Body Moves now offers four levels of T’ai Chi in a pre-set number of week series. To see our current series, click here for our CLASS SCHEDULE page, then go to the T’AI CHI tab to find all of our current t’ai chi classes. Registration is limited. Once a series has started, registration must be done through the studio staff. Please visit or call the studio with any questions or to register at 319-337-4777.
T’AI CHI INTRODUCTION
8-week series beginning January 20
Meet each Monday from 5:30-6:30PM
T’AI CHI LEVEL 1 — 8-week series beginning January 23
Meet each Thursday from 5:30-6:30PM
T’AI CHI LEVEL 3 — 8-week series beginning January 23
Meet each Thursday from 6:30-7:30PM
T’AI CHI FORM CORRECTION — 8-week series beginning January 20
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. Please visit or call the studio with any questions or to register at 319-337-4777.
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.