June 21, 2008
Genesis Health Clubs to Talk Fitness at ‘Our Body’ Exhibit
By Karen Shideler, The Wichita Eagle, Kan.
Jun. 21--Part of the mission of the "Our Body: The Universe Within" exhibit is to get people to look at themselves in a different way, so pairing the exhibit with presentations by Genesis Health Clubs is a natural fit, said Christina Bluml, communications manager for Exploration Place.
"They are all about health and fitness, obviously, and that is part of the mission of this exhibit -- that people will look at themselves in a different way" and be inspired to make changes, Bluml said.
Most of the presentations are free with admission to the exhibit or Exploration Place.
They begin today with Preston Petersen, a personal trainer, talking about training the body as a system, focusing on the development of young athletes. He will speak at 1 p.m.; his presentation will be repeated Aug. 16 at 1 and 3 p.m.
Here is the rest of the schedule:
Every Saturday through Oct. 11, noon to 4 p.m., Genesis trainers will be available to talk about creating a plan and achieving goals.
June 25, July 23, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24, 1:30 p.m., Senior Fit Plus class, with seated or standing toning moves and joint mobility stretching. Cost: $2.
July 12, 1 and 3 p.m., personal trainer Wendy Williamson will talk about the impact muscles have on the skeletal system.
Aug. 2 and Sept. 20, 1 and 3 p.m., dietitian Marsee Bates will speak on the role calcium plays in bone health.
Aug. 30, 1 and 3 p.m., Williamson will speak on helping lower back pain via the musculoskeletal system.
Sept. 6 and Oct. 11, 1 and 3 p.m., Genesis mind-body director Kelli Harsh will lead demonstrations of Pilates positions.
Oct. 4 and Oct. 11, Harsh will lead demonstrations of yoga poses.
Reach Karen Shideler at 316-268-6674 or [email protected]
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