Exercise Programs

Yoga Basics:   Resilience for the Holiday Season

A continuation of our Yoga Basics program, you will find a greater sense of peace and calm during the hectic holiday season.  This six-week series is appropriate for people of all ages and ability levels.  This program will continue with yogic practices such as; breathing and relaxation, flexibility, chair yoga, balance, restorative yoga and strength building.

Classes will be led by Melissa Lombard, a Registered Yoga Teacher who has been teaching a wide variety of fitness classes to all levels and abilities since 2001.

When:  Tuesdays, Nov. 14th – Dec. 19th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am.

Where:  Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Road, Edina

Cost:  $30 for the series ( all six classes)                                                                                     $6 for drop-in (per single session)

To register for any of the Vision for Healthy Living events, contact the Center at 952-929-1698 or via email at info@normandalecenter.org.

T’ai Chi

Taught by Brian Kuebler, Certified Instructor

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T’ai Chi is a very old Chinese exercise characterized by a series of careful, precise, fluid movements, like a slow motion dance. Its purpose is to cultivate relaxation, balance, strength, and flexibility…both in body and mind.

When: Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Road, Edina (Fireside Room)
Cost: $8 per one hour class.

No registration required!  Contact us at 952-929-1698 or e-mail us at info@normandalecenter.org prior to your first class to ensure there are no changes to the calendar.

Healthy Moves for Aging Well

Participant Quotes:

“The exercises were simple, I could do them without complaining.”

Healthy Moves is a 12-week, evidence based in-home exercise program. It provides older adults the opportunity to learn three to five simple exercises that they can do at home to build strength, flexibility and endurance. This program has been proven to increase balance and decrease falls in older adults.

Participants receive an in-home enrollment visit by our Health and Wellness Coordinator, along with a trained volunteer. A baseline test is completed, realistic goals are set and “red flags” are reviewed for safety, per program protocols.

Each participant is then supported by the trained volunteer motivational coach, who checks in by phone weekly to monitor progress and provide encouragement. This is what we call the “Ears and Cheers!” part of the program. Once the 12 weeks are complete, our Health and Wellness Coordinator returns to the home to repeat the baseline test and measure progress. Majority of participants have seen significant improvement and are very happy with the results and often move onto other programs.

Cost: Suggested Contribution of $60 – We have a Sliding Fee Scale*, please inquire!

Registration:  Call 952-929-1698 or via e-mail at:  info@normandalecenter.org.

*Our program fee is based on 50% of the total cost to provide this service. A sliding fee scale is available! Many individuals qualify for a reduced rate, based on income. Please inquire.

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