January 2, 2013
Kickboxing, offering both a strength and cardio workout, will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 18, at the St. Joseph-Breese HealthPlex.
A combination of kicking and boxing, Kickboxing has its background in martial arts and stand-up combat sports and is used today as a great way to get fit, said class instructor Christi Persing, a certified YogaFit instructor who also teaches Yoga classes at the HealKickboxing, offering both a strength and cardio workout, will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 18, at the St. Joseph-Breese HealthPlex. thPlex.
“It’s a strength and cardio work-out that will work most of the muscles in the body during one session,” Persing said. “It’s also a great way to practice self-defense.”
Persing will teach different punching combinations and kicks, among other techniques.
Participants will need to bring a pair of boxing gloves to class.
Cost is $30 for the six sessions and class size is limited. HealthPlex membership is not required.
For more information or to register (required), contact Marion at 526-5628 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 29, 2012
Taking advantage of the Martin Luther King Day school holiday, St. Joseph’s in Breese will offer “For Babysitters Only” from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the hospital’s Heritage Room.
Cost is $15 per student and class size is limited. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 18, or when class is full.
“For Babysitters Only” is for boys and girls 10 years old and older who are just beginning or experienced babysitters and looking to review their skills and learn new information.
During the three-hour course, hospital staff will discuss medical emergencies, first aid, safety, infant and child care including diapering and feeding, fire procedures, age-appropriate games, toys and entertainment.
This is the first of four babysitting classes planned for 2013. Additional classes are set for Mondays, April 1, July 15 and Oct. 14, however, those dates may change depending on the school calendar.
For more information or to register (required), contact 526-5464 or email@example.com. Fees may be paid the day of the class.
December 28, 2012
Senior Yoga, for those 55 years old and over, will be offered from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, beginning Jan. 21, and/or Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 23, at the St. Joseph-Breese HealthPlex.
Classes will feature typical Yoga poses but with modifications to allow those in an older age bracket to participate, said hospital Physical Therapy Director Lynn Rinella. Those who follow an active lifestyle or who are more sedentary are welcome to attend.
“Modifications take into account physical issues—especially heart-related concerns—that many in this age group experience,” Rinella said. “Poses and methods will focus on increasing muscular strength, endurance and flexibility as well as an increase in stamina, lung capacity and overall wellness.”
In all its forms, Yoga is also considered a great stress reliever.
Christi Persing, a certified YogaFit instructor, is the class instructor.
Cost is $30 for either the Monday or Wednesday series or $60 for both. Participants need to register for and only attend that specific day.
HealthPlex membership is not required.
Class size is limited. For more information or to register (required), contact Marion at 526-5628 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 27, 2012
The 2013 schedule of Basic Life Support or BLS classes at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese has been announced.
The first three Heartsaver BLS classes are set for 6 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and March 18, in the Heritage Room; the first Healthcare Provider class will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, also in the Heritage Room.
Heartsaver is for anyone who needs BLS certification to meet job requirements or for personal interest. Healthcare Provider is for medical professionals including physicians, nurses or nursing students, paramedics and others who care for patients in a variety of venues in or out of the hospital setting.
Cost is $40 per class; fees include the instruction manual.
Seating is limited; please call to confirm dates and class availability. Those registering may be referred to a later session. Groups are welcome.
For details or to register (required), contact 526-5353 or email@example.com.