Fitness

Exploration of the many faces of movement

Functional Fitness
Instructor: Sarah Booker, MS, ATC, CSCS
Date:Fridays 7:30-8:30am (8:30-9:30 starting on September 27)
Price: $18 drop in, $160 for 10-class card. Register here>

A morning strength class with a strong emphasis on quality of movement.  We will incorporate body-weight exercises, free weights, TRX/rings, and core strength.

Start your day right!!

For questions, email Sarah at sarahbookerOD@gmail.com


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Lengthen & Strengthen
Instructor: Kevin Comeau, CMT, CPT
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 12-12:50pm
Price: $18 drop in, $160 for 10-class card. Register here>

A supple body makes movement easier.  This class aims to restore and preserve movement that is full, easy, and pain-free.  Each class will open with exercises to warm and tone muscles, then proceed to a variety of stretching techniques to lengthen the muscles and fascia.  We will end with a brief body-centered meditation.

If you are frustrated by your stiffness, confused by the proliferation of conflicting advice, or simply want to explore your potential for somatic freedom, come and practice.  We will cover topics such as anatomy, duration and intensity considerations, different stretching modalities, and incorporating flexibility training into a workout program.

For questions, email Kevin at kevincomeau1989@gmail.com


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Strengthen Your Core
Instructor: Sara Lamie
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Price: $18 drop in, $160 for 10-class card. Register here>

The "core" is the keystone to stability and strength in the arms and legs. This core strengthening class is designed to activate, isolate, coordinate, and challenge your deep abdominal muscles, pelvic stabilizers, and shoulder girdle. Perfect for postpartum women, athletes, those recovering from injury and after rehab, and anyone seeking to improve their performance and daily function. All levels are welcome, and modifications and progressions will be offered as needed.

For questions, email Sara at saralamiept@gmail.com


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Aging Actively
Instructor: Ann Greenwald
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, September 9 - November 13, 2019
Time: 9-10 am
Price: $360 for 10 weeks (20 classes)

Finding balance and pain-free movement in an ever changing body can be hard and frustrating! We’ve endured a lot of stress on our bodies in our lifetimes and you may be feeling warning signs in the form of pain and inflammation that limit your fun and vitality. This 10 week exercise class will address how we currently move and walk and will give options on how to retrain our bodies so we don’t wear out so quickly. You will gain mobility, stability and strength in all areas, plus improved reaction time so balance will be a breeze. All levels of fitness are welcome. Exercises will include both standing and laying on the floor work. Please bring your own yoga mat, tennis ball, and smile!

Ann is a personal trainer and movement coach with a Masters degree in Orthopedic Biomechanics and advanced certifications in Neurokinetic Therapy and Active Aging Health Coaching. She loves working with chronologically enriched clients who struggle with chronic joint pain, neurological issues, and balance deficiencies both on land and in the water.

For questions or to register, email Ann at anngreenwald@comcast.net


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Run Well - Open Clinic
Instructors: Sarah Booker, MS, ATC, CSCS & Carly Wynn, Endurance Coach and semi-pro athlete
Dates: Tuesdays, September 17, September 24, October 1, October 8
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Price: 4-week full session: $120 (Individualized plan), Drop-in: $35/session (standardized running injury prevention program)

RunWell is a sports medicine and injury prevention clinic for runners. Athletes of all levels can come together to complete injury prevention, prehab, and mobility exercises, meet with an athletic trainer and an endurance coach, and find support in a group setting. If you have experienced an overuse injury (currently or past), or you wish to prevent injury and strengthen connective tissue, please join us at Open Door. If you sign up for 4 sessions, your rate includes an individual session to determine your needs before the group begins.  Complete your injury prevention with support and progressions. If you are a drop-in participant, complete a standardized injury prevention program for runners, created by Sarah and Carly.

Sarah Booker explores the connections between medicine, movement and sport. As a certified athletic trainer, she conducts a clinical evaluation that includes an emphasis on how an athlete moves. During her sports medicine internships,she worked with track athletes at Northeastern and Boston University.

Carly Wynn is an endurance coach and semi-pro athlete. Carly provides training plan design and consultation for endurance athletes. She specializes in running and Nordic skiing, and emphasizes the intersection of physical and mental training.

For questions email Sarah at sarahmbooker@gmail.com or Carly at carly3ski@gmail.com

Please register at RunWell Registration


Healthy Spines: Achieving a healthy spine through education, posture and exercise
Instructor: Lisa Blackburn, PT
Dates: Wednesdays, September 18- October 16
Time: 5:30-7pm
Price: $150 for series, $35 for drop in. ***SERIES FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED***

A five class series designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and exercise tools to maximize your spinal health.  Whether you are having pain or want to improve your athletic performance - posture, body mechanics and deep core strength are critical to achieving your goals.  Join Lisa Blackburn, owner of Blackburn Physical Therapy in Hanover, at Open Door in exploring the concepts of neutral spine, dynamic alignment and core stability as it applies to everyday activities and athletic pursuits.
Equipment needs: 36”x6” foam roller, Swiss Ball (55 cm or 65 cm sized to the individual), Franklin Foot Balls  (participants may bring their own equipment or purchase at the class)

The ability to attend the first two sessions of the series is critical to mastering the material.  If you cannot make the first two sessions we suggest you wait to take the Healthy Spine Series during the next offering.

 Lisa Blackburn is a seasoned physical therapist who specializes in manual physical therapy. Training in manual therapy techniques through Michigan State University School of Osteopathy Continuing Education Program differentiates her skill set from other practitioners.  She also has extensive continuing education in foot biomechanics, gait and running analysis.  Lisa enjoys keeping people healthy and moving in order to fully maximize success in their chosen activity.

For questions, email Lisa at lisa.blackburn@comcast.net


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Better Balance
Instructor: Sara Lamie
Date: TBD

Balance improves the more you practice. Join us for a weekly balance class to improve or maintain your stability in gait, static balance, and in daily functional activities. This class will improve your confidence in moving through crowded spaces, turning in place, changing speed and direction, and navigating uneven surfaces. Strengthening exercises relevant to balance strategies will be included, as well as education in safe strategies for activities of daily living.

All levels are welcome to join, and difficulty level will be tailored to the group, with modifications and progressions demonstrated as appropriate.

Sara is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with 9 years experience in orthopedics and geriatrics. She seeks to learn what drives her clients in order to form a collaborative partnership. Her intent is to give her clients the tools to help them achieve and maintain their functional and recreational goals.   

For questions, email Sara at saralamiept@gmail.com


Gymnastic Strength and Mobility Circuit Training
Instructor: Joseph Sargent
Date: TBD
Price: $18 drop in, $160 for 10-class card

Build a foundation of strength and mobility through gymnastic circuit training. Sequences of exercises will develop core, upper, and lower body strength, while preserving joint integrity.

Students will learn to develop strength, coordinative control, and active joint mobility, through movements utilizing their own body-weight and the floor, wall, gymnastic rings, stall bars, resistance bands, and more. This is a perfect class for anyone looking to tone and strengthen their bodies safely and progressively, or for athletes looking to create strong, resilient joints that can absorb the stresses of their sport.

For questions, email Joe at joseph.b.sargent@gmail.com

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