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Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital Wellness Center offers group exercise classes, yoga and Tai Chi; cooking classes for adults and kids; meditation, holistic and educational classes that focus on your health and well-being. For more information, please call the main office at 440.356.0670, option 4.

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Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
440.356.0670, option 4

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Infants & Kids

Infants & Kids



The Fourth Trimester for Women - Practical Tips from a Physical Therapist
Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 6 | 6 to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Delivering your baby is just the beginning. Dealing with the unexpected things that happen to your body in the months after childbirth is worth talking about. If you are experiencing incontinence, back pain and feelings of instability in your core, we invite you to join us for an informative talk with Katie Coughlin PT, DPT and Jill Dubbs PT, DPT who will discuss the best steps to recovery after giving birth. Additional topics that will be discussed include:

  • Returning to an exercise regimen
  • Addressing incontinence issues and pelvic floor muscle function
  • C-Section and perineal scar management
  • Evaluating core muscle health

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Infant Massage Class – Learn How to Massage Your Baby!
Dates/Time for Tuesday mornings: Dec 11; Jan. 8; Feb. 12; March 12; April 9; May 7; June 4 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Dates/Time for Wednesday evenings: Dec. 19; Jan. 16; Feb. 20; March 20; April 17; May 15; June 19 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (2 caregivers + baby/multiples) | $4 (booklet fee due at class, exact change)

Bring your baby to this fun and educational class led by Lisa Falkenstein, CPD, CNMI. She will teach you hands-on infant massage techniques to enhance your baby’s digestion; improve circulation; promote a deeper and more restful sleep; promote bonding; and many other benefits! This class is open to new parents and caregivers with newborns to pre-crawlers. Pregnant end expectant parents are also encouraged to attend, a doll will be used for practice in class. All attendees will leave with a detailed booklet for reference to continue to massage at home with confidence. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Safe@Home by Safe Sitter®
Dates/Time:
Thursday, Jan. 17 or March 14 | 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Cost:
$25

Safe@Home is a NEW program that teaches students in grades 4 to 6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. Students will learn how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Students are also introduced to the Safe Sitter® First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses. Advance registration is required. Please register in the parent’s name and be sure to download the required paperwork for your child to attend this class. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR
Dates/Times: Friday, Dec. 28 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $60 per student (This class is for young teens in grades 6 – 8 only)

The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens in grades 6 - 8 who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. They learn basic first aid and infant, child choking rescue and CPR. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to run their own babysitting business. Advance registration is required. Please register in the parent’s name and be sure to download the required paperwork for your child to attend this class. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Learn From the Experts on What’s Best to Feed Your Child

WHAT'S FOR DINNER, MOM?

Baby’s First Foods
Date/Time: Thursday, March 14 | 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Nutrition during the first year of your baby’s life is important for proper growth and development. Join us for a class led by a certified Pediatric Registered Dietitian from Cleveland Clinic Children’s. They will discuss proper introduction of solids, how to prepare fresh and nutritious homemade baby foods and touch on common food allergies. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4. If registering online, please register in the parent’s name.

Toddler and Early School Age Nutrition – Overcome the Picky Eater
Date/Time: Thursday, April 11 | 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Your child is now learning to eat more solid foods and is much more active than he/she was as an infant. Good nutrition is important for growth, health and increased energy levels. Join us for a class led by two certified Pediatric Registered Dietitians from Cleveland Clinic Children’s. They will discuss adequate nutrition for toddlers through early school age children. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4. If registering online, please register in the parent’s name.


Childbirth & Parenting Education

Cooking

Cooking

Things to Note:

  • Your food fee is due at class - payable to the instructor
  • These classes are mostly demonstration (unless noted)
  • You will receive a handout with recipes
  • Advance registration by the Thursday prior to the class is suggested to avoid cancellation due to low enrollment

Register online by clicking on the class(es) listed below or call the Wellness Center Main Office at 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.


Food, Fitness and Fun: A Wellness RESET for Women class


Holiday Baking with The Charmed Kitchen
Date/Time: Monday, Dec 10 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening

Create that home for the holiday feeling by learning how to bake some traditional favorites. Judi Strauss will cover how to bake some less-traditional foods, too. There will be several treats to sample in class including tree-shaped sweet rolls and cheese puffs. Use of these goodies as gifts will also be discussed. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Make Brunch and have a Sunday Funday with The Charmed Kitchen
Date/Time: Monday, Dec 17 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening

Whether it’s for a few friends or the whole neighborhood, Judi Strauss with The Charmed Kitchen can show you how brunch can be a fun way to entertain. Brunch enchiladas, easy Danish and stuffed French toast are just a few of the recipes you will receive in class. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.  


Eat Well. Live Healthy.

Healthy Cooking with Sara

Sara Bisheimer, Co-Owner of Floressa Café will offer healthy cooking classes. Not every class will be hands-on, but they will be interactive! Sara grew up in a farming community where local agriculture was organic and abundant. These roots influenced her passion for supporting local organic initiatives, cooking, and preparing meals for large groups and events.

Clean Eating: Whole30®
Dates/Time:
Tuesday, Jan. 8 and Jan. 22 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
Cost: $30 for both classes + $10 food fee due each evening (Total $50)

Are you committed to eating clean as a New Year’s resolution? Why not join Sara for this fun, informative 2-part class. You’ll meet like-minded people who understand the importance of clean eating all while learning how to be successful on the Whole30®. Sara will share techniques and dinner options to make healthy eating a lifestyle!

To help keep those clean eating vibes going, Sara will go a little more in-depth at the Jan. 22 class. She will share additional Whole30® recipes and discuss strategies for preparing meals that make you feel better about eating healthy, especially when you’re on the go. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.  

Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner? Absolutely!
Date/Time:
Thursday, Feb. 7 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 per person + $10 food fee due the evening of class

Don't use Valentine's Day as an excuse to indulge! Come to this class (make it a date night!) and learn how to make a romantic meal without derailing your health goals. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.  

Make Ahead Meals - Spice It Up!
Date:
Tuesday, March 12 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $10 food fee due the evening of class

Get out your rut (or comfort zone)! Join Sara to learn how to prep to save time and have make-ahead meals all while using different and delicious spices and herbs. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.  

Hors D'oeuvres for Dinner 
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 16 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $10 food fee due the evening of class

Hors d'oeuvres for dinner? Absolutely! This is a perfect class to bring kids to. We’ll explore how to set out a beautiful spread perfect for entertaining, taking on a picnic, or to simply enjoy yourself. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.  


The Art of the Quick and Easy Dinner with The Olive Scene
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, Jan. 29 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Cost: $15 per person + $8 food fee due that evening

Do you think you are too busy to eat right? In this fast-paced world, cooking does not need to be a tiresome, time consuming work load. Join Anne from The Olive Scene as she demonstrates how to quickly cook Sausage Fassoulia with Roasted Vegetables, a healthy, tasty, easy dinner, using fresh pressed extra virgin olive oils. You will have an opportunity to learn the difference between a single varietal olive oil, an infused olive oil, and a fused olive oil as Anne leads the class in a comparative tasting.

This demonstration will last approximately 1½ hours and will include a sampling of the dinner. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4. 

Educational & Holistic

Educational & Holistic

  • Registration is required for every class – no drop-ins allowed.
  • Register at least five (5) days prior to the class date.
  • Call the Wellness Center Main Office at 440.356.0670, option 4 to register by phone.

Cleveland Clinic Functional Medicine Health Talks


Functional medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. We’re delighted to offer informative health talks presented by Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine the first Friday of each month.

The Ketogenic Diet for Health
Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 4 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost:$10

The ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate diet that induces the metabolic, fat burning state of ketosis. This diet has been studied as nutrition therapy for a variety of conditions including diabetes, obesity and cancer. Join Functional Medicine dietitian Rachel Stockle as she teases out truths and misconceptions about this popular diet and potential health benefits. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Sitting is the New Smoking: How Small Changes in Daily Activity Have a Big Impact on Health
Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 1 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost: $10

Can standing for a few extra hours daily add years to your life? Do short bursts of activity reverse aging at a cellular level? Can taking the stairs reduce your risk of obesity? Join Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine Health Coach Kevin Heine, ACSM EP-C, as he explores how small changes in how you move through your day can have a profound impact on your health. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Eat Yourself Well: Superfoods and Simple Swaps to Upgrade your Diet
Date/Time: Friday, March 1 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost:
$10

Overwhelmed with all the diet advice out there but want to make some positive changes to your plate? Join Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD, Manager of Nutrition and Health Coaching at Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, to learn how to get the most nutritional bang for your bite with simple daily diet swaps and the inclusion of nutrient rich superfoods. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Stress Less: Reduce the Physical Burden of Stress While Creating a Calmer Day and Clearer Mind
Date/Time: Friday, April 5 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost:
$10

The human stress response is innately positive, it serves to protect us during traumatic and life threatening events. Conversely, chronic or ongoing stress has a negative impact on human health. The physiologic stress response is a factor in 5 of the 6 leading causes of death in the US and plays a role in an estimated 60-80% of all doctor visits. Improve your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease by learning to turn off your chronic stress response. Join Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine Health Coach Kevin Heine, ACSM EP-C, as he reviews simple, manageable stress management techniques to relax the body and clear the mind. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


JANUARY


Food, Fitness and Fun: A Wellness RESET for Women
Date/Time: Four Saturdays: Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26 OR March, 2, 9, 16 and 23 | 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $80 + $10 food fee each class

Join Laura Marshall, Health and Professional Coach and Doreen Gardner, Certified Yoga Instructor, for four 1½ hour sessions designed to provide you with a wellness RESET for the New Year.

  • Come hungry. You will taste healthy food, learn to make the recipes and meal prep for the week.
  • You will learn easy moves to strengthen, stretch and gain balance.
  • We’ll discuss new activities that are sure to bring more fun and enjoyment into your life.

At the conclusion of the RESET, we’re confident you will understand how to implement a plan for healthy eating and incorporate exercise and play into your daily routine all while receiving great support from your instructors and classmates! Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Yoga for a Strong Back
Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 16 | 6 to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

This class presented by Judi Bar, yoga specialist for chronic pain and disease, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Yoga Program Manager Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrated and Lifestyle Medicine, will discuss yoga for back care and show you simple accessible yoga poses using a chair that can be easily done - without having to get on the ground or use any special equipment. No experience needed, everyone is welcome. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Healthy Habits to Improve Diabetes Control
Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 22 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Evidence based medicine has shown that what we eat and how we spend our time has a direct link to our long term health. The cornerstones of blood glucose management are healthy eating, physical activity, medications and blood glucose monitoring. Please join Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Educator, Rosalinde Witkowski, MSN, RN, who will help you identify and establish healthy habits to improve your blood glucose control. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Your Health Starts with YOU!
Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 23 | 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Feeling overwhelmed about how to make sustainable healthy lifestyle changes? Need simple healthy solutions for your busy life? Come join Cleveland Clinic Health Coaches Kristal Grunick, RN and Danielle Naples, RD, who will share ideas and tools for finding ways to put yourself and your health on top of the priority list! Learn practical meal preparation tips, ways to reduce added sugar, how to incorporate simple daily movement, and using mindfulness to support living your best life! Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Planning for the Future: Legal and Financial Issues for People with Dementia
Date/Time: Thursday, Jan. 24 | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

This program, presented by the Alzheimer's Association, is designed for diagnosed individuals and their family members who want to learn what legal documents are essential to manage family affairs and learn how to prepare to finance long-term care.

  • Participants will have the opportunity to get their questions answered by an attorney who specializes in Elder Law.

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

When Your World is Spinning (aka Vertigo) Tips and Treatments
Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 29 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Vertigo is a feeling that you’re standing still but the world around you is spinning or tilting. Come and learn from Cleveland Clinic Physical Therapist, Kara Seese, PT, DPT, NCS, about the causes, general anatomy of the inner-ear for balance and “What are crystals, and can they make me spin?” She will discuss a simple self-assessment method and generalized treatment of the most common cause of vertigo and where to seek ongoing care if the symptoms should persist. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


FEBRUARY


Take a Deep Breath to Experience the Healing Power of Your Breath
Date/Time:
Saturday, Feb. 2 | 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (NEW TIME!)
Cost: $20

Your breath is the ‘steering wheel’ to reduce stress, improve sleep and be calm. It is free and effective and with you all the time. Discover your preferred powerful techniques for use at anytime, anywhere! This class is facilitated by Mary Lou Stricklin MSN, ANP, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Mindful Living. What’s it all about?
Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 5 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25

It’s on everyone’s radar; Old Buddhist practices are now mainstream. What do mindful people do differently? Practice easy techniques to be fully present and learn to live with your imperfect life! This class is facilitated by Mary Lou Stricklin MSN, ANP, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

The Fourth Trimester for Women - Practical Tips from a Physical Therapist
Date/Time:
Wednesday, Feb. 6 | 6 to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Delivering your baby is just the beginning. Dealing with the unexpected things that happen to your body in the months after childbirth is worth talking about. If you are experiencing incontinence, back pain and feelings of instability in your core, we invite you to join us for an informative talk with Katie Coughlin PT, DPT and Jill Dubbs PT, DPT who will discuss the best steps to recovery after giving birth.

Additional topics that will be discussed include:

  • Returning to an exercise regimen
  • Addressing incontinence issues and pelvic floor muscle function
  • C-Section and perineal scar management
  • Evaluating core muscle health

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Go Nuts (and Cook with Oils)
Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 12 | 6 to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight diseases and promote longevity. Nuts, seeds and oils not only do this – but also provide crunch, protein, texture and taste to meals and snacks. This program, presented by Cleveland Clinic dietitian Andrea Dunn, RD, LD, CDE, will provide information on these plant-based fats, which are unique in the vitamins, minerals and calories that they bring to the table. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Early Heart Attack Care + Hands-Only CPR
Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 26 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

When it comes to heart health emergencies, many Americans don’t have the knowledge to aid others, and often don’t know the proper way to help themselves, according to a Cleveland Clinic survey. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. According to the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Come to this important presentation to learn about Early Heart Attack Care that will include Hands-Only CPR. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


MARCH


Food, Fitness and Fun: A Wellness RESET for Women
Date/Time: Four Saturdays: March, 2, 9, 16 and 23 | 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $80 + $10 food fee each class

Join Laura Marshall, Health and Professional Coach and Doreen Gardner, Certified Yoga Instructor, for four 1½ hour sessions designed to provide you with a wellness RESET for the New Year.

  • Come hungry. You will taste healthy food, learn to make the recipes and meal prep for the week.
  • You will learn easy moves to strengthen, stretch and gain balance.
  • We’ll discuss new activities that are sure to bring more fun and enjoyment into your life.

At the conclusion of the RESET, we’re confident you will understand how to implement a plan for healthy eating and incorporate exercise and play into your daily routine all while receiving great support from your instructors and classmates! Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Diabetes 101
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 5 | 6 to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there are 30.3 million people with diabetes (9.4% of the US population) including 23.1 million people who are diagnosed and 7.2 million people (23.8%) undiagnosed. Please join us for an informative talk focused on diabetes, presented by Cleveland Clinic Outpatient Diabetes Dietitian at Lakewood Family Health Center and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, Margaret Doyle, RD, LD, CDE. She will offer an introduction to what diabetes is, what increases the risk to develop it, how it’s diagnosed, and how to manage it. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Self-Defense Class with Riverview Martial Arts and Fitness
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 6 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10

Come to this hands-on basic personal protection strategies training class offered by the staff of Riverview Martial Arts and Fitness. Participants will perform defensive moves to protect against strikes, grabs, holds, and chokes that don’t require a lot of practice or a high level of physical fitness to execute. The instructor will also teach attendees how to use a variety of defensive devices including pepper spray. Most importantly, you will learn what signals predators look for and how NOT to send those signals. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

This presentation is brought to you by Fairview Hospital Trauma Center, the Northern Ohio Trauma System (NOTS) and Riverview Martial Arts and Fitness.

Optimizing Brain Health: What You Can Do to Stay Healthy AND Stay Sharp!
Date/Time: Thursday, March 7 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Your lifestyle has a profound impact on your brain health. Unlike aging and genetics, you have control of your life lifestyle choices: what you eat and drink, how much exercise and sleep you get, the way you socialize and deal with stress, the hobbies you develop, and the medications you take to control your blood pressure or diabetes. All of these decisions are critically important to helping you to create and brain span that matches your life span. This talk will be facilitated by Christine F. Nelson, MSN, Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist at Cleveland Clinic Center for Brain Health. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer: Let’s Talk About It!
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 20 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

The American Cancer Society lists colorectal cancer as the number two cause of cancer deaths in the United States - even though it's one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer, if caught early. Learn more by joining Cleveland Clinic surgeon, Joseph Trunzo, MD, who specializes in colorectal surgery as he discusses colorectal cancer prevention, treatment, and current screening guidelines. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


APRIL


Stop the Bleed: Learn the Basic of Bleeding Control
Date/Time: Thursday, April 4 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Severe blood loss is one of the leading causes of preventable death. Stop the Bleed is a national campaign that encourages bystanders to be trained to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Join Tod Baker, EMS coordinator for Northern Ohio Trauma System (NOTS) to learn skills that could help you save a life during a bleeding emergency. The class will begin with a lecture and move to hands-on practice skills for bleeding control and tourniquet use. EMS, nurses or physicians can become instructors after taking this course. Due to graphic nature of this class, 18+ only. No medical experience is required. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4. This presentation is brought to you by Fairview Hospital Trauma Center and the Northern Ohio Trauma System (NOTS).

Worry Too Much? Learn to Stop that Runaway Stress
Date/Time: Saturday, April 13 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (inc. workbook)

Our brains are hardwired for worry. It can create a negative cycle of suffering. Learn tried and true solutions that use the healing power of your mind to help you solve problems with calm and clarity. This class is facilitated by Mary Lou Stricklin MSN, ANP, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Exercise

Exercise

Ab Attack!

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Click to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.
Description: Strengthening the muscles of your abdomen is key to overall core strength, stability and performance in your daily life. Come to this 30-minute class to develop a stronger, firmer core with abdominal, oblique, and lower back exercises.


Barre Flow and Flex Classes

Days & Time: See below
Cost: $35 for 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.
Description: Our barre classes, led by Charlotte Petrie, IFTA, will tone, lengthen, and sculpt your whole body and improve your balance, all while having fun working out! Both classes are designed to complement each other and can accommodate all levels. Wear long pants and socks and bring a mat to class.

Barre Flow | Tuesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s Barre Flow class will focus on balance and flexibility that includes a 15-20 minute stretch with lighter intensity and no cardio. Participants use small and large balls, resistance bands and yoga straps.

Barre Flex | Thursdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Barre Flex class will focus on strength and movement goals with a slightly more intense, low-impact cardio that includes a 5-10 minute stretch, use of small and large balls and weights.


Fitpaths (Ages 50+)

Days & Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (ongoing) | 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4, to register over the phone.
Description: This multilevel class is for adults 50 and older who want to reap the benefits of aerobic and strength training. Dress in comfortable, loose clothing, and leave class feeling energetic.

Fitpaths Too (Ages 60+)

Days & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays (ongoing class) | 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4, to register over the phone.
Description: This multilevel exercise class is for the active senior who wants to reap the benefits of regular physical activity. Work at your own pace, enjoy the music and feel refreshed.

Fit for All (ages 18+)

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays (ongoing) | 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Fridays (ongoing) | 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4, to register over the phone.
Description: A full body workout to include warm up, low impact aerobics, strength training and stretching. Suitable for all ages. Work at your own pace and leave feeling refreshed. Please bring a mat or towel and a water bottle.


Jazzercise®

Morning Schedule
Monday – Thursday | 8 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday* | 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sunday | 10 a.m.

Evening schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday | 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $179 for unlimited classes through Jan. 1, 2019**
Registration: Call 440.356.0337 or email at kkjazrcize@yahoo.com with questions or to preregister
Description: Take your workout up to the next level with our new class formats: Strength 60, Interval, Fusion, Core and Strike! Join us for these new formats as well and our original Dance Mixx workout. Jazzercise combines dance, strength training, yoga, Pilates, and kickboxing movements into one fun and effective total body workout.

*Childcare available M-W-F (9:30 a.m. class only). Reservations requested by the evening prior to class you’ll attend. Cost: $20 for 10 classes or $3 a class. Call or text 440.554.4213 for to reserve childcare.

**New customers only or those not attending in six months or more.

Meditation

Meditation

Meditation is good for your brain health because it will:

  • Help you to feel more in control of your stressful emotions
  • Allow you to enjoy the present — and worry less about the future
  • Enable you to feel better about yourself and your life
  • Reduce your risk of developing stress-related diseases

Mini-Classes for Reflection and Meditation
Day & Time: Mondays | 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Cost: $15 per session

Description: Join us for instructive sessions that consist of lecture and discussion, followed by guided reflections or meditation. You will be guided through a variety of practices that can be integrated into your daily routine of self-care. These sessions, facilitated by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, APN, FAAN, are ideal for the release of stress and anxiety, calming your mind and emotions and awakening your spirit. You will further your development in spiritual and emotional growth as we explore specific life issues and topics.

Advance registration is required. Register online by clicking on the date or call the Wellness Center Main Office at 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.

Total Joint / MoveSmart

Total Joint / MoveSmart

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class

Dates/Time:

  • Wednesdays | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | December 12, March 13
  • Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | January 16, February 13 or April 10

Cost: Free

During this informative class, you will learn about:

  • Preparing for surgery
  • What to expect immediately after surgery
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Care options after your hospital stay

You will receive additional printed materials specific to your type of joint replacement. You will also have an opportunity to speak with the orthopaedic nurse specialist, a physical therapist and a skilled nursing representative.

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 216.476.9005.


Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee? Join us for a free educational program!

Move Smart 
Date/Time: Last Wednesday of Every Month | 5 to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Move Smart is a FREE educational program designed for patients referred to Physical Therapy with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee to learn more about arthritis and what you can do to stay healthy! Physical Therapists from Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy will share information on the following topics:
  • Overview and introduction of Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Common symptoms and risk factors
  • Myths and Facts about OA
  • What activities are safe with OA
  • Treatments options available

Advance registration is required. Register online (search by the date) or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Tai Chi & Yoga

Tai Chi & Yoga

Wellness Center Yoga Classes

Chair Yoga
Day/Time: Every Monday and Wednesday | 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card

Chair yoga can improve your flexibility, strength, balance, and posture. Your instructor will lead you through a series of stretches and yoga postures that can be modified to accommodate limited mobility or difficulty balancing. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Chair Yoga Instructors

  • Mondays: Courtney Berg, RYT-200
  • Wednesdays: Lyndsey Needham, RYT-200, Certified Yoga Therapist

Advance purchase of a 10-class card is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Gentle Yoga
Day/Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday | 11 a.m. to Noon
Cost: $50 for a 10-class card or pay a $10 drop-in fee (exact cash only)

An accessible, beginner-friendly class led by Lauren Fraley, RYT 200, will introduce you to the foundations of yoga within a supportive environment. Emphasis is placed on developing clear and safe alignment, establishing mindful awareness of the body and breath, and adapting practices to suit your needs. This class is perfect for people who are interested in trying yoga, but unsure of where to start. Advance purchase of a 10-class card is recommended. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Yoga with Lyndsey Needham

Space is limited for Lyndsey’s classes, so call soon to reserve your spot!

Baby & Me Yoga (Infants 6 weeks to crawlers) | Wednesdays | 6 to 6:45 p.m. (NOTE TIME!)

$60 a session (1 parent/1 baby)

Join Lyndsey Needham, RYT-200 and Certified Yoga Therapist, for a 6-week yoga session that will help you regain strength, relieve stress and bond with your baby. You will learn techniques to soothe and support your baby’s growing body, as well as fun, playful ways to incorporate your baby into yoga poses. No previous yoga experience necessary. Dads and caregivers are welcome to register. Bring a small blanket and toy for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself. Advance registration is required. Register online (click on the dates above) or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy | Thursdays | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Jan. 10 – Feb. 21 (no class Feb. 14)
  • (CANCELED) Session 2: Feb. 28 – April 4

$72 per session

Join Lyndsey Needham, RYT-200 and Certified Yoga Therapist, for a 6-week yoga session where you will explore movement and stillness through traditional yoga postures, as well as other shapes that feel good in the body. The intention of the class is to use yogic techniques to invite greater presence and awareness of what is, and greater the ability to embrace challenges as an opportunity for growth and change. Connect with yourself on a deeper level. Occasional journaling will be included. Please bring your yoga mat to class. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Wellness Center Tai Chi Classes with Michael Stadul

Please Note: You do not need prior experience to start a session.

Tai Chi Balance
Day/Time:
Tuesdays | 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Cost: $40

Tai Chi Balance is designed to reduce the fear and likelihood of falling, increase range of motion, stop the fear of falling cycle and improve activity levels of older adults. The program combines techniques from Tai Chi movement that focus on strengthening muscles of the ankles, knees, hips and legs. This class is suitable for all ages and abilities. Please wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Advance registration is required. Register online (click on the date above) or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Tai Chi Ch’uan Wu Style
Day/Time: Thursdays | 9 to 10 a.m.
Cost:
$40

Tai Chi Ch’uan Wu style is a classical form of Chinese exercise characterized by slow, gentle rhythmic movements of ancient martial arts origin. Graceful movements promote physical fitness, flexibility and general health. Advance registration is required. Register online (click on the date above) or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention
Day/Time: Fridays | 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $40

According to the Arthritis Foundation, 53 million people in the U.S. suffer from to more than 100 types of joint diseases. This class will give you valuable techniques to better cope with this potentially disabling illness. Tai Chi for Arthritis is easy to learn, enjoyable and provides many health benefits in a relatively short period of time. Please wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Advance registration is required. Register online (click on the date above) or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Cleveland Clinic Yoga Class

Cleveland Clinic Wellness Yoga | Traditional
Day/Time:
Mondays (ongoing) | 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $12 per class (General Public); $5 per class (Cleveland Clinic Caregivers)

This class will incorporate postures that are practiced on a mat, on the floor, and may be done from standing, seated, or lying down on the abdomen or back. While the instructor will be able to guide participants of all ability levels, this is primarily an intermediate level class. Advance registration is required. Register by phone at 216.448.4325, option 4 or online:


Yoga for You Classes with Carole Lesko

Circle Yoga
Day/Time:
Monday (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 per class

If you have high blood pressure, this is the yoga class for you. No inverted postures will be done in class, only gentle but strengthening moves. Guaranteed to relax you and increase your energy levels. Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.

Yoga for You
Day/Time: Mondays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $72 for every six classes. If more than one class is taken in a week, the fee is $6 per class.

WELCOME beginners and experienced yoga practitioners! Yoga will be practiced slowly with attention to the alignment of the poses, viniyoga (step by step). This class is for all ages and beneficial for many medical conditions including people with back challenges. There is no competition in yoga, everyone listens to their body. We will learn stretching, breathing techniques, mediation and everyone enjoys the relaxation/meditations. Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.

Yoga as Therapy
Day/Time:
Fridays (ongoing) | 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cost: $72 for every six classes. If more than one class is taken in a week, the fee is $6 per class.

This class is open to everyone. A gentle but strengthening class utilizing breathing techniques, meditation and asanas (poses) along with stretching and warm-ups. This class is guaranteed to empower you with techniques to feel more confident in your everyday movements. Everything about yoga reduces stress. Yoga is anti-aging! Some healing techniques will be shared. Chairs may be used if desired. Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.


Qigong and Yoga Classes with Mary-Martha Corrigan

Qigong for Everyone
Day/Time:
Tuesdays (ongoing) | 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Cost: $10 per class or $8 per class for two or more classes

Qigong (chee-gung) uses slow graceful movement, coordinated with breathing to improve circulation and energy throughout the body, creating vitality with relaxation. This class includes breath practice, meditation, and a changing weekly Qigong routine. Register at class (Room 201) for each month. If you have a question, call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.703.0777.

Qigong Plus
Day/Time: Tuesdays (ongoing) | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 per class or $10 per class for two or more classes

Zhineng Practitioners extend Qigong class with an extra 45 minutes of revitalizing Zhineng Qigong and a discussion of Zen Philosophy. The Zhineng Qigong course is a prerequisite for Qigong Plus (see Zhineng Qigong listing for details). Register at class (Room 201) for each month. If you have a question, call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.703.0777.

Gentle Yoga & Qigong
Day/Time:
Wednesdays (ongoing) | 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 per class or $10 per class for two or more classes

Make your years truly golden with this reviving morning class, which includes breath practice, meditation, Hatha Yoga and Qigong. Experience well-being, clarity and self-awareness. Bring mat and blanket. Register at class (Room 201) for each month. If you have a question, call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.703.0777.

Zhineng Qigong
Day/Time:
Four Thursdays | April 4, 11, 18, 25 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $195 (plus $30 material fee payable to instructor at first class)

Restore your vigor. Discover the secret of longevity, vitality, calmness, and balance through this very special Qigong technique. You will learn to work with your body’s energy system to profoundly improve your health and well-being. This holistic healing system is known worldwide for ease of learning and practice. Course includes 3 CDs and instructional handouts. Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.703.0777 to register by Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Alzheimer's Support Group
Last Thursday of the Month | 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 1.800.272.3900 for more information.

Fairview Hospital Breastfeeding Support Group
Mondays and Fridays | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 440.356.0347 for more information.

New Beginnings: Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Drop-In Support Group
Second Tuesday of the Month | 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Call 216.209.0856 for more information.

Parkinson’s Support Group 
Third Tuesday of the Month | 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Call 440.356.0670, option 4 for more information.
(Note: this group DOES NOT meet in December, January or February)

Postpartum Depression Support Group (POEM for Moms)
Every Tuesday in Room 100 | 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Call 216.282.4569 for more information.

Stroke (Re-Set) Support Group
Last Thursday of the Month | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Some meetings are held off-site. Call 216.505.0558 for more information.

*Note: If a support group falls on a major holiday, it will be canceled.