Barre Basics

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Join this beginner-level online barre class taught by an MSK dance/movement therapist to strengthen your pelvic floor and improve your balance and flexibility. Your pelvic floor is a large group of interconnected muscles. Treatment for genitourinary cancers can cause the pelvic floor to stretch, which can lead to discomfort with sex, bladder leaks, and pain. Our Barre Basics series is a safe, evidence-informed option to strengthen these muscles before, during, and after cancer treatment.

Every week in this core exercise program, you will move your body with purpose to:
• Maintain a healthy immune system
• Engage pelvic floor muscles to tighten and rebuild strength
• Tone your arms, abs, glutes, and thighs
• Be aware of your posture and alignment
• Improve bone health
• Reduce fatigue and stress

Each class includes seated and standing work that can always be modified for your ability and fitness level. We will close with a gentle stretch and cool down using guided breathwork to relax the body and mind.

Audience

This class is open to people who have been treated for cancer and their caregivers.

Instructors

  • Jennifer Whitley, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, CMA; MSK dance/movement therapist

Start Date

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Time

to Eastern Time

Class Schedule

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Date & Time(s)

Location

This class is taught online through Zoom, a videoconference system.

You Will Need:

  • A yoga mat, exercise mat, or a large towel
  • A pair of light hand weights, preferably one to three pounds each in size
  • Water to stay hydrated
  • A chair
  • A computer with a high-speed Internet connection, or a tablet, such as an iPad, or a smartphone
  • A webcam, speaker, and microphone. If you do not have a microphone and speaker, you can participate in the class by phone. You will receive the phone number once you register
  • Google Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser

What to Wear:  

  • Comfortable clothing so you can move easily

You Must Be Able To:  

  • Move from standing to lying down on the ground safely

Registration Details

Registration for this workshop is required. Please complete the form below for one of the available dates: You will receive an email to confirm your registration and instructions to join the class.

  • General public rate: $125
  • Integrative Medicine at Home member rate: $100

Integrative Medicine at Home is a monthly membership program offering access to daily different online fitness and mind-body classes. Learn more and become a member today by visiting our website.

 

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