Movement Ministry Classes at Ascension, Open to the public!
Posted on October 2, 2023 | Posted by Mary Stoneback
Location: 2505 N. Circle Drive, Lower Level
Meet Your Instructor | Laura Rinne
Like so many in the area, we’re a military family and moved here for work. We had lots of options but chose this area based on all the wonderful things we’d heard about living here. My undergraduate degree is in Exercise Science. I’ve always been active – playing a multitude of sports and discovering a passion for movement. Through various stages of life I recognized that I always felt better the more I was moving. The human body is an incredible thing and I love discovering all that it’s physically capable of. I want all people to realize that “movement” doesn’t just mean “exercise”. Our culture is obsessed with getting to the gym or going on a run/ride but then we spend the other 23 hours of our days sedentary. Moving our bodies should be an organic and natural part of our ENTIRE day.
Our bodies are built to move. If we continue to use them in the ways they are designed we won’t lose capacity nearly as fast. We’re meant to sit on the floor and get back up again, walk for lengthy distances, pick up and carry loads then put them where they belong. These are basic movement patterns that allow us to remain independent and do the things that bring us joy. I want to provide a safe environment where participants can learn and grow together. A space that improves not only physical health, but social and emotional health as well. During each 60 min class, we’ll:
- Go through a comprehensive warm-up
- Perform exercises designed for neuroplasticity as well as physical strength
- Perform a cooldown
Exercises focus not only on strength, but also:
- Coordination, and
My hope is that participants receive not only a fantastic experience during the class, but feel educated and empowered to take what they learn and apply it to their everyday lives. That they would regain or retain a level of physical capability they might have thought was lost or diminishing. I also genuinely hope that they enjoy their time together in class, making or improving friendships while working through physical challenges together.
The classes are designed with participants 50 and older in mind, but the principles of movement are universal – all are welcome. Questions? Contact Laura | firstname.lastname@example.org