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Fairview Hospital Wellness Center offers group exercise programs for your entire family and educational classes that focus on your health and well-being. From trending health topics as well as innovative and traditional forms of exercise, we’ve got you covered!

In addition, the gym and classrooms are available to rent. Please inquire with the main office for fees and availability.

For more information, please call us at 440.356.0670, option 5.

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Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
440.356.0670, option 5

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Classes & Programs

Childbirth and Parenting Education

Mom & Baby Yoga
Wednesdays (ongoing) | 10 - 11 a.m.
$50 for a 10-class card or pay a $5 drop-in fee

This class will help you regain strength and relieve stress while bonding with your new baby.
  • Learn techniques to soothe and support baby’s growing body, as well as fun, playful ways to incorporate baby into yoga poses. 
  • Practice self-care, deepen your bond with baby, and meet other local moms. 
  • No previous yoga experience necessary. 
  • Dad or caregiver is welcome, too! 
  • Bring a small blanket and toy for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself.

Register online (search calendar using Mom & Baby Yoga) or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Cook with us! Mondays | 7 to 9 p.m.

Please note: Advance registration by the Thursday prior to the class is required for all of Charmed Kitchen cooking classes.  

These classes are directed by Judi Strauss of The Charmed Kitchen and are demonstration only (unless noted). You will receive a handout filled with recipes and lots of sample to taste in class.  Make sure you come hungry and bring a container for leftovers!


Cooking with Herbs | Monday, Sept. 26 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 plus $8 food fee due the evening of class

Cooking with herbs (and spices) can enhance even the simplest of foods. It can also be a way to reduce the use of salt in cooking. In this class you’ll learn the basics of cooking with herbs, both fresh and dried. Buying, preserving and storing herbs will be discussed as well as extending their shelf life. Instructor’s cookbook will also be available to purchase. 


Apples and Pears | Monday, Oct. 3 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 plus $8 food fee due the evening of class
While available throughout the year these tasty fruits are certainly at their best in autumn. They are very versatile and can be used in desserts, baked goods and even in main dishes. In class you’ll learn about many of the varieties on the market and about many ways to use them. There will also be a section on freezing for later use. 

Lunch in a Jar | Monday, Oct. 10 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 plus $9 food fee due the evening of class

This current trend is popular for a reason. What a great way to prepare and carry our lunches. The idea is to layer ingredients in a Mason jar so that you can prep a week’s worth of lunches and take one with you to work each day. In class we’ll talk about what ingredients work and which to avoid. There will be a lot of combination choices and each participant will make their own lunch to take home with them- jar included!! 

Vegetarian Cooking | Monday, Oct. 24 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 plus $8 food fee due the evening of class

Watching your cholesterol? Looking for an alternative to meat and potatoes? In this class you will learn the basics of eating meatless meals including ‘protein pairing’ and how to make food the family will enjoy, too. Whether you are already a vegetarian or just want a change of pace this class will give you a lot of information and plenty of good food. 

Soup's On | Monday, Nov. 7 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 plu $9 food fee due the evening of class

What could be nicer than a simmering pot of homemade soup? In this class you’ll learn how to make wonderful soups staring with how to make stock from scratch. You’ll sample Tomato Bisque, Cabbage Soup and Bean and Barley soup!

Bread Baking | WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9 | 7 to 9 p.m. (NOTE THE DIFFERENT DAY!)
Cost: $15 plus $8 food fee due the evening of class

Nothing beats the aroma of fresh baked bread. In this class you’ll learn how to bake a perfect loaf of bread every time. There will be a demonstration of braiding bread and shaping dinner rolls. You’ll also see a loaf of yeast bread that can be made in one hour! 


Appetizers, Fast and Easy | Monday, Nov. 14 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 plus $9 food fee due the evening of class

Entertaining can be fun, but can also wear us out. This class will give you plenty of recipes and ideas for simple, tasty appetizers. Many can be done ahead and frozen until you need them. Some of the recipes include Brie Truffles, Artichoke Dip, Empanadas and many more. So if you have more friends and family than you have time learn how to make your next party fun for you, too. 


Gifts from the Kitchen | Monday, Nov. 28 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Hands-On
Cost: $15 plus $9 material fee due the evening of class

Homemade gifts are always appreciated. They are also more personal than store bought gifts. In class you’ll get lots and lots of ideas on easy homemade gifts from food. You will also work on a hands-on project and will have samples to taste in class. 

One-Pot Meals | Monday, Dec. 5 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 plus $9 material fee due the evening of class

You can create tasty meals for your family without creating chaos in your kitchen. This class is all about making meals that cook in one dish for easy preparation and easy clean up. From casseroles to soups you'll get to sample a wide array of dishes and you'll get plenty of time saving tips as well as recipes to take home. 

More One-Pot Meals | Monday, Dec. 12 | 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: $15 plus $9 material fee due the evening of class

One-pot meals can be casseroles, crock pot meals, stews, soups and skillet dinners. Most are easy to prepare and leave behind a minimum of dishes. They are also comfort foods everybody loves. In this follow-up class the instructor will share even more of her favorite one-pot dinners including both meat-based and vegetarian meals. There will also be hints on getting the most from a crockpot. 

Guest Cooking & Instructional Classes
ESSENTIAL OILS

Please contact Sharon Mack at 440.623.9000 to register for any Essential Oils classes.

Creative Ways to Scent your Home | Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 7 to 8 p.m.

$25 (includes supply fee)

Prepare for the upcoming fall and winter season by creating aroma-coasters essential oil mug coasters. Functional and aromatic, resting your warm mug on the coasters releases an enticing scent and protects your furniture all at the same time. We will also create a terracotta clay diffuser, an artful way to scent your car, your home, or to just place on display in a sunny window to release the wonderful scent of essential oil. These make great teacher or hostess gifts!


Sweetest Day Massage Oil Blends | Saturday, Oct. 15 | 10 to 11 a.m.

$20 (includes supplies)

In this class we will be using essential oils that are known for their ability to help release stress and tension, as well as uplift mood. You will have your choice of creating soothing blend or an invigorating blend, and a relaxation blend of massage oils using essential oils. Come and create and treat your sweetie! Class includes a handout on pressure points and application tips from Massage Therapist.


Caregiver Stress Relief Workshop | Saturday, Oct. 29 | 10 to 11 a.m.

$10 (includes a sample bottle of stress relief blend of essential oil)

November is National Family Caregivers Month. Since we are all caregivers in some capacity, Jennifer Antkowiak (jennifercares.com) will share how to bring work/life balance into your life using basic stress release techniques and essential oils. Jen has authored several books on this subject, and offers workshops specifically for those in the field of caregiving as a profession. Jen is funny, inspirational and a TV News Anchor in Pittsburgh, PA. You won’t want to miss this workshop!


Holiday Desserts | Saturday, Nov. 12 | 10 to 11 a.m.

$25 (includes food fee)

You will learn recipes that are sure to become a family favorite for years to come. These desserts are great to take to gatherings for the upcoming Holidays! Inside-out Peppermint Patties, Wild Orange Dark Chocolate Brownies, Banana Spice Cake, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Lemon Bars. Bring containers to take some home with you!


The 12 Sprays of Christmas | Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 7 to 8 p.m.

$25 (includes supplies)

You will create 12 different aromatherapy sprays to scent your home including Gifts of the Magi; Dashing through the Pines; Peppermint Stick; Merry & Bright; Warm Winter Chai: Gingerbread Cookies; Tannenbaum Forest; Christmas Potpourri; Spiced Hot Cider; Vanilla Spice; Wonderland and Holiday Joy. Wonderful sprays to give as hostess or teacher gifts!


Essential Snowman | Thursday, Dec. 8 | 7 to 8 p.m.

$25 (includes supplies)

A wonderfully clever way to give the gift of a spa treatment! You will leave the class with a snowman filled with Gingerbread bath salts and Peppermint Exfoliating Foot or Body Scrub. Perfect as a stocking stuffer or hostess gift!


Roller Ball Remedies | Wednesday, Dec. 14 | 7 to 8 p.m.

$25 (includes supplies)

Come and create your own collection of rollerball essential oil blends. Choose six (6) favorites from the following recipes: Allergy Bomb; Aching Relief Blend; Belly Soothe; Bruise Blend; Cough Help; Focus Blend; Flu Bomb; Owie Blend; Sleep Time Blend; Stuffy Nose blend and Hand Sanitizer Blend. These rollers are wonderful to have on hand for the cold and flu season and they make great stocking stuffers!

Learn how to save a life with us

CPR: Heartsaver AED Course*
Registration: Call 440.356.0670, option 5 for the most up-to-date schedule.


CPR for Infant and Child
Dates & Time:
Weeknights 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Saturdays 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $30 per person
Registration: For dates and to register, check the online calendar or call Childbirth Education at 440.356.0347.

Description:
The CPR for Family and Friends course targets parents, grandparents, family members and other caregivers who want to learn rescue skills for infants and children, since you are the first person to react in a child’s emergency.


*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association; any fees charged for such a course do not represent an income to the Association.

Educational & Instructional Programs
Note: Registration is required for every class – no drop-ins allowed. Please make an effort to register at least five (5) days prior to the class date. 


SEPTEMBER

Practical Tips for Working with Pain | Tuesday, Sept. 20 | 7 to 8:30 p.m.
$25

The newest pain treatment is one of the oldest: mindfulness. An introduction to techniques that help overcome internal resistance by observing and opening to it with simple meditations. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN.  Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

How to Lead a Heart Healthy Lifestyle | Thursday, Sept. 22 | 3 to 4 p.m.
Free

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women in the United States. There are numerous factors that put Americans increased risk of developing heart disease. Cleveland Clinic Registered Dietician, Kate Patton, will discuss the most helpful ways to follow a heart healthy diet and lifestyle. It is important to know your risk factors and how to manage them. Many risk factors can be managed through diet and lifestyle. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Body Mechanics for Caregivers | Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free

The nature of caring for a loved one at home can be stressful. Understanding proper body mechanics will decrease stress and strains and help you safely manage the care of your loved one. Come to this important talk presented by a Cleveland Clinic Physical Therapist who will demonstrate proper body mechanics and home safety for caregivers. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


OCTOBER
Ladies Night Out with Cleveland Clinic Aesthetics | Thursday, Oct. 6 | 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
$10 (This fee will go into a fund that provides a spa day for breast cancer patients)

Ladies, call your girlfriends and join us for a night out with experts from Cleveland Clinic Aesthetics Department. They will teach you the basics of good skincare; discuss myths and facts and the newest trends in skincare. All participants will receive a complimentary treatment and gift for attending. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.
Let’s Be Mindful | Wednesdays | Oct. 12 and 26 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
$60

This class will cover the basics of mindful meditation practice. It’s all about being in the ‘present’ and going inside to quiet the mind, relax the body and lift the spirit. The class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.
Understanding Insomnia and Restless Legs Syndrome | Tuesday, Oct. 11 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Free

Without adequate sleep, your mental and physical health can suffer. According to Cleveland Clinic experts, 75 percent of adult Americans experience sleep disorder symptoms at least a few nights per week. You don’t need to suffer with poor quality sleep or daytime sleepiness. Join Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center specialists, Tina Waters, MD and Michele Drerup, PsyD, to learn about insomnia and restless legs syndrome and when you should see a specialist. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5. 

Advance Directive & Living Will Workshop | Monday, Oct. 17 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. OR 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Free

Be in control of your health care!  Come to this free workshop led by Dr. Joshua Crites, Cleveland Clinic Bioethicist, to learn about an advance directive and living will (legal documents that allow you to convey your wishes when you are too ill or injured to speak for yourself). All attendees will leave with a packet of forms. Advance registration is required.  Register online by clicking on the time above, or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Cancer-Fighting Foods | Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Free

Cleveland Clinic Registered Dietician Anna Taylor, MS, RD, LD will review how our food choices can affect our cancer risk. She’ll cover foods to choose and foods to avoid to support a decreased cancer risk according to the latest evidence-based research. Advance registration is required.  Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Self-Care for the Holiday Season | Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 7 to 8:30 p.m.
$15 per person

Is taking care of you on your holiday to-do list? Staying healthy and calm helps you conquer the busy holiday season. Join Sara Green, R.N. (Australia) and Certified Health Coach and Jennifer Warden, M.S.S.A., to learn diet and lifestyle tips to keep you on track with healthy habits over the holidays. As the anxiety creeps in, they will give you tools on how to dial it down. Discussion on immune support for the winter is also offered. Your holiday spirit will soar when you give yourself the attention you deserve. Gather your girlfriends and start the holiday season on a high note! Please bring a journal to class. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

NOVEMBER
Smart Holiday Eating for Heart Failure Patients | Thursday, Nov. 10 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free

Heart failure doesn’t take a holiday! Most of us indulge a little too much at this time of year. For heart failure patients, the holidays can be an especially tricky time. Limiting fluid and salt intake is an essential part of staying healthy. Come to this presentation by Deanna Mcleeson, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Fairview Hospital Chronic Care Clinic to learn how to be successful and stay healthy through the holidays. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

SEVA: Acupressure for Stress Relief 1 & 2 | Saturday, Nov. 12 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$75

Part 1
:This class teaches an acupressure protocol that can be used for self-care, addressing a wide range of needs, including general relaxation and wellbeing or extreme shock and stress. Participants learn: a unique touch method; various effective acupoints; how to use this protocol for self-care; the healing and transforming power of acupressure; practice techniques to use for self-care; and take home skills to use for the rest of their life.

Part 2: Students learn to give acupressure to others; demonstrated and practiced seated in chairs and lying comfortably on massage tables. After taking modules one and two, students have enough information and skill to practice easily on themselves, as well as with family and friends.

Continuing Education Credits available through: AHNA: American Holistic Nurses Association; NCBTMB: Massage Therapists; NCCAOM: Acupuncturists & Asian Bodywork Therapists. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Are You Intuitive? | Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$35

Intuition is a natural ability in all of us. Let’s unlock it and practice simple techniques to access and develop that intuitive skill for greater insights and creativity. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required.  Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5. 


DECEMBER

The AURA: Your Personal Energy Signature | Tuesday, Dec. 6 | 6:30 to 8 p.m. 
$30

Everyone has an aura…the energy field that surrounds our physical body. Simple techniques demonstrate the aura and you will learn how it reflects your emotional and mental energy. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Your Aging Brain – Tools to Keeping it Healthy | Thursday, Dec. 8 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Free

Your brain controls every aspect of your body, mind and spirit. It works 24/7 and without a break to keep you moving and determines your thoughts, feelings and memory. With that in mind, you can see the importance of keeping your brain healthy for the long haul. Join Rachael McGuirk, MD, of Fairview Hospital Center for Family Medicine, to learn how being proactive with your health maintenance including regular screenings, diet and exercise and memory exercises can help your brain stay strong. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.
Educational & Instructional Series

Your Monthly Meditation Experience
$15 per session
Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click the date below to register online. Reservations are required for each session. 

These open sessions with guided meditation and focused topical discussions will be offered once a month on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. through 2016. Join us to experience calm and relaxation. These sessions are directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN.

Those new to or practiced in meditation are welcome!


Reiki Training – Level 1 through Master 

Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-invasive form of hands-on, energy based healing. It works with the body’s natural energy to support healing and balance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Common issues addressed with Reiki include anxiety, pain, spiritual and emotional distress, and nausea. These sessions are directed by Reiki Master, Chaplain Elyse Berry.

Reiki Level 2 | Saturday, Aug. 13 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$150 (uses Level 1 manual) 
Reiki Level 2 will go more in-depth into learning about Reiki and will teach you more advanced techniques. Level 1 is a prerequisite. A certificate of completion will be provided. 

Reiki Master | Saturday, August 27 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$150 (plus $20 for the manual – payable to instructor at first class)

Reiki Master is the most advanced class. You will learn the Master techniques, including how to attune others to Reiki, and will then be qualified to teach Reiki classes. Levels 1 and 2 are prerequisites. A certificate of completion will be provided. 

Advance registration required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date above to register online.

SEVA Stress Release Part 1 and Part 2 | Saturday, Aug. 13 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$75 per person

Description: Seva Stress Release Part 1: This three hour class teaches an acupressure protocol (The Seva Stress Re-lease) that can be used for self-care, addressing a wide range of needs, including general relaxation and wellbeing or extreme shock and stress. This dynamic and interactive workshop allows the participant to ful-ly experience the Seva Stress release through demonstration and hands-on practice. Workshop partici-pants learn a unique touch method, various effective acupoints and how to use this protocol for self-care. In this workshop participants learn about the healing and transforming power of acupressure, practice tech-niques to use for self-care, and take home skills they can use for the rest of their life.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes At the completion of the workshop participants will be able to: Discuss the importance of self-care: Demonstrate touch method used in Soul Lightening Acupressure: Locate and access 15 specific acupoints; Demonstrate and return demonstration the Seva Stress Release for self-care during lab practicums; Describe and practice therapeutic presence and relationship interactions with others Prerequisites. This is an entry level workshop for professional healthcare providers and non-professionals. There are no prerequisites for this class.

SEVA Stress Release Part 2: Our special form of acupressure touch is reviewed, and students learn to give acupressure to others. The Seva Stress Release is demonstrated and practiced in two new ways: seated in chairs and lying comfortably on massage tables. After taking modules one and two, students have enough information and skill to practice easily on themselves, as well as with family and friends.

Continuing Education Credits available through: AHNA: American Holistic Nurses Association; NCBTMB: Massage Therapists; NCCAOM: Acupuncturists & Asian Bodywork Therapists.

Advance registration required. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the date above to register online.


Moving Beyond Loss: An 8-week Action Program| Tuesdays | Sept. 27 – Nov. 15 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
$65 (includes book and materials)

One of the least acknowledged and least addressed concerns in our society is grief, the normal and natural reaction to loss. Many events cause human beings to experience grief and the range of emotions that accompany it; death of a loved one, divorce, loss of career, loss of hopes and dreams, health issues, and significant changes head the list. Losses can limit us and get in the way of investing emotionally in relationships and life.  

Grief Recovery Method Support Groups teach a step-by-step process that will allow participants to address the pain of loss, and complete the unfinished business of the relationship, so that hope and trust can be restored, and one can feel whole again. Rev. Robin Schreiber and MaryElin Halek, both certified Grief Recovery Specialists®, will facilitate the group.  

No matter how recent or long ago your loss, the loss may be limiting your ability to participate fully in life.  Participation in this program will assist you to feel more enriched, more alive and more fulfilled.  After registering a facilitator will contact you to provide further information and answer your questions. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.

Living well with Chronic Conditions | Mondays | Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 | 1 to 2 p.m.
$10 per class or four classes for $35

Are you suffering from a chronic condition like Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, and Diabetes to name just a few? Join us for this class specifically designed for those who are living with chronic conditions. In most chronic conditions STRESS plays a major role in exacerbating symptoms. These classes, led by Tricia Gilbert, M.Div, B.C.C., LMT and Mello Mitchell, Certified Meditation Instructor, will teach you how to manage your stress so you can live well.  Download a flier for this series.

Oct. 10 | Breath work - A Key to Balanced Living

Empower yourself by learning more about your breath. Experience techniques that calm your emotions, quiet your mind and relax your body, leading to feeling more balanced and helps in reducing stress levels.  Eat light before class.
 
Oct. 17 | Acupressure for Stress Relief 
Did you know there is a simple Acupressure routine that you can easily incorporate into your life that is called the Seva Stress Relief?  This class will teach you an acupressure routine that is designed to promote stress relief. The practice of Acupressure is believed to be over 5,000 years old and has been time tested and proven effective. Join us to learn how to incorporate this wellness modality into your life.

Oct. 24 | Meditation - A Path to Inner Peace
Learn simple meditation techniques to reduce anxiety and find inner peace. You will explore its history, the research behind its effectiveness, and how to establish a successful practice. Dress in comfortable clothes. Chairs will be provided for sitting meditation. Eat light before class.

Oct. 31 | Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping)
Join us for a class learning how to use EFT in your everyday life. This simple method combines self-tapping on acupoints along with mindful attention to, and statements of, one’s thoughts and feelings. The body points that are tapped are derived from traditional Chinese medicine, and are called acupoints. Tapping is a combination of Acupressure and Modern Psychology that works to physically alter your brain, energy system and body all at once. This method is great to use in helping to stop the stress response and can help you live well with chronic conditions. 

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


Smoking Cessation Course | Lose the Habit – A Quitter Wins! | Thursdays | Oct. 27 – Nov. 17 (Great American Smokeout Day)| 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
$25 for the 4-week program 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the health benefits are greater for people who stop smoking at earlier ages, but there are significant benefits at any age. Join Fairview Hospital tobacco cessation champion, Rakesh Bhalla, MD, FACP, MBA, to learn about the behavioral triggers for tobacco use. He will also provide strategies and techniques for successfully quitting tobacco and how to avoid weight gain and manage stress. By quitting, you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life. Download a flier for this course.

We believe you can quit. Advance registration is required.  Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5.


The Total Joint Pre-Op Education Class 
Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | July 20; Aug. 10, Aug. 24; Sept. 21; Oct. 5; Oct. 19; Nov. 2; Nov.16; or Dec. 7
Wednesdays | 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | July 6; Sept. 7 or Dec. 21
Free

This pre-surgical class is for patients having a total hip or total knee replacement. Presented by the staff in the Rehabilitation Department, attendees will learn what to expect during the surgery, hospital stay and recovery. Advance registration is required. Click on the calendar and search by date to register online or call 216.476.9005.
Group Exercise Classes


Ab Attack!

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by day to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

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 Fitness

Cost: $35 for 10-class card 
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by day to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

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. Advance registration is required.

Barre Flow | Tuesdays (ongoing) | 7:00 to 8:00 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 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: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (No Saturday classes May 28 - Sept. 3)
Time: 9 to 9:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by day to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

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: Tuesdays & Thursdays (ongoing class)
Time: 10 to 10:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by date to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

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 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Fridays | 5:15 to 6 p.m. (No Friday classes May 27 - Sept. 2)
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Click on the calendar and search by day to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register

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®

Days & Times: Monday - Thursday | 8 to 9 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday* | 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 
Monday, Wednesday | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday ½ hour express | 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday | 10 to 11 a.m.
Cost: $179* for unlimited classes May 2 thru Aug. 31 at the Wellness Center and the Lakewood location OR $20 off of a class bundle.
Registration: Call 440.356.0337 or email at kkjazrcize@yahoo.com with questions or to preregister

Description: You want to be fit? That’s where we come in! Jazzercise fuses cardio, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and dance. Experience our new formats - Interval, Strength 60, Fusion, Interval Fusion and Core as well as our classic format, Dance Mixx. Feel results after three classes. With different formats to pick from, you will stay motivated and break thru plateaus. The average customer stays with Jazzercise for seven years. Why? Because it works! *New customers only or those not attending in six months or more.

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


Body Sculpting™

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $55 per eight-class term or $130 for three terms (save $35)
Sessions: June 15 – July 13 (No class July 4);July 18 – Aug. 10; Aug. 17 – Sept. 14 (No class Sept. 5);Sept. 19 – Oct. 19 (No class Oct. 3, 10): Oct. 24 – Nov. 16; Nov. 21 – Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 23)
Registration: Visit www.flexcity.com or call 440.729.FINE (3463) to register.

Description:This results-oriented workout will sculpt and tone your muscles, improve your flexibility and core strength while revving up your metabolism. Bring a set of 5 lb. dumbbells and a mat to class.


Ballroom/Latin Dance Class

Days & Time: Thursdays | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m
Cost: $55 per 8-week session
Session Runs: 8-week sessions (call for dates)
Registration: Call 440.263.3101 to register

Description: Have fun dancing and get your exercise! Learn slow dance steps to Fox-trot, Jitterbug/Swing steps, kicks and turns and Latin dances such as Cha-Cha, Salsa, Tango Salsa, Rumba and Mambo.

Kids - Learn and grow strong with us!

Safe Sitter® Babysitting Class | Saturday, Sept. 10; or Saturday, Nov. 12 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$60 per student

According to Safe Sitter®, inadequate emphasis is placed on the magnitude of the responsibility a young teen accepts when caring for themselves and others. Most young teens lack the knowledge of first aid, rescue skills, behavior management techniques, and life experiences necessary for handling medical, behavioral, or household emergencies which might occur. Successful completion of this one-day program, taught by registered nurses, addresses these competencies.
Download a flier for this class.


Kid’s Cooking Classes  
Directed by Chef Amee Hoge, the following classes are for kids ages 7 to 12 years old. Chef Amee is a Graduate of the French Culinary Institute, New York City and professional teacher and graduate of Northern Arizona University. Advance registration is strongly recommended to avoid cancelation.  Download a flier for the fall classes.

Halloween Appetizers and Treats | Saturday, Oct. 29 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$20 + $10 supply fee due to Chef Amee the first day of class

Chef Amee will lead her young chefs through two yummy appetizers and two delicious treats perfect for a Halloween Party!

Become a Chef – Learn Knife Skills | Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8 and 15 | 4 to 6 p.m.
$75 + $25 supply fee due to Chef Amee the first day of class

Chef Amee will lead her young chefs through a 3-part series focused on knife skills.  Each young chef will learn safe and proper knife skills while practicing with 3 knives: a paring, serrated and mini santoku knife. In each class, the young chefs will also prepare a 3-course meal to eat together.

Holiday Appetizers and Treats | Saturday, Dec. 3 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$20 + $10 supply fee due to Chef Amee the first day of class

Chef Amee will lead her young chefs through two festive appetizers and two holiday treats perfect for the holidays.

Family Exercise Classes

Family Yoga | Thursdays (ongoing) | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
$50 for a 10-class card  

This FUN class, led by Jill Prok, E-RYT 200, provides an opportunity to cultivate bonding, wellness, and mindfulness! Practice yoga together in an engaging, developmentally appropriate manner to help your child build confidence and self-esteem, as well as a strong and healthy body. Family yoga includes posture variations to accommodate all of the students in the class. 

Children ages 5+. LIMIT: One parent per two children (Or you have to purchase an additional card). 


Mom & Baby Yoga | Infants 6 weeks to crawlers | Wednesdays (ongoing) | 10 to 11 a.m.
$50 for a 10-class card

Join us for a nurturing yoga practice filled with ways to enhance bonding and make babies happier and more comfortable in their bodies. Jill Prok, E-RYT 200, will teach you practices designed specifically to soothe and support baby's growing body, as well as yoga postures to increase your strength and flexibility and help relieve stress. Dads and caregivers are welcome to register, too! 

Bring a small blanket and toy for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself. Infants 6-weeks to crawlers. One pass will allow two adults and one infant or one adult and two infants.

Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi Classes

Mom & Baby Yoga | Wednesdays | Ongoing | 10 to 11 a.m.
$50 for a 10-class card or pay a $5 drop-in fee (Exact cash only)

Join us for a nurturing yoga practice filled with ways to enhance bonding and make babies happier and more comfortable in their bodies. Learn practices designed specifically to soothe and support your baby’s growing body, as well as yoga postures to increase your strength and flexibility and help relieve stress. Dads and caregivers are welcome to register, too. Bring a small blanket and toy for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself. Infants 6 weeks to crawlers. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.


Gentle Yoga | Thursdays | Ongoing | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (No class Aug. 25)
$50 for a 10-class card or pay a $5 drop-in fee (Exact cash only)

This class is appropriate for beginners and intermediate level yogis and will help establish a strong foundation for your yoga practice. This class is slower paced with a focus on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses, offering modifications and breath awareness. Postures will be held for longer periods of time. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.


Chair Yoga | Mondays | Ongoing | 10 to 11 a.m. (No class Sept. 5)
$35 for a 10-class card

Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to include flexibility, balance, and range of movement. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.

Family Yoga | Thursdays | Ongoing | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
$50 for a 10-class card or pay a $5 drop-in fee (Exact cash only)

This class presents an opportunity to cultivate emotional and physical bonding within your family. Family yoga includes postures for the whole family, including age and intensity level appropriate variations to accommodate all of the students in the class and make sure that everyone has fun! Children ages 5+. One parent per two children. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the calendar, search by date to register online.


Tai Chi Balance | Tuesdays | 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
$40 for a six week session or $28 for Session 5 

Session 3: Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4
Session 4: Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15
Session 5: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13

Tai Chi Balance, taught by Michael W. Stadul, 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. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the session above to register online.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention
| Fridays | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
$40 for a six week session or $20 for Session 5

Session 3: Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct.7
Session 4: Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18
Session 5: Dec. 2, 9, 16

Are you one of the 70 million people in the U.S. who suffer from some type of arthritis, including pain, stiffness and fear of falling?  If so, this class can give you valuable techniques to better cope with this potentially disabling illness. Come prepared to participate in this six week series of simple exercises that are part of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program taught by Michael W. Stadul. The Tai Chi for Arthritis program is easy to learn, enjoyable and provides many health benefits in a relatively short period of time. Please wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Call 440.356.0670, option 5, to register by phone, or click on the session above to register online.

Cleveland Clinic Yoga Classes


Therapeutic Yoga Class | Wednesdays | Ongoing | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
$12 per class | 5-class pass: $55 | 10-class pass: $100

If you find traditional yoga poses uncomfortable, this 60-minute chair yoga class is designed specifically for you. Come discover the powerful benefits that yoga can bring. Call 216.448.4325, option 4 to register for this class or register online.

Wellness Yoga Level 2 | Mondays (Ongoing) | 5 to 6 p.m.
$12 per class | 5-class pass: $55 | 10-class pass: $100

This class will incorporate postures that are practiced while seated on a chair, or standing, using the chair as a prop. The instructor will be able to guide participants of all ability levels, and may be practiced as gently or strongly as the student prefers. While the instructor will be able to guide participants of all ability levels, this is primarily an intermediate level class. Call 216.448.4325, option 4 to register for this class or register online.


Yoga for You Classes by Carole Lesko
Yoga for You | Mondays | Ongoing (No class Oct. 31 & Dec. 12) |  6:30 to 8 p.m.
$72 for every 6 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. I encourage you to come and try a class to see if it suits your needs. It may be the life changer you’ve been hoping for. We look at each student to see what you’re capable of at the time. When your body feels ready to receive a challenge we can help show you how. 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 | Fridays | Ongoing (No class Nov. 25) | 9:30 to 11 a.m.
$72 for every 6 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.


Yoga and Qigong Classes by Mary-Martha Corrigan
Gentle Yoga & Qigong
| Wednesdays | Ongoing | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
$15 per class or $10 per class for two or more classes

Make your years truly golden with this refreshing morning class, which includes breath practice, meditation, Hatha Yoga and Qigong. Experience well-being, clarity and self-awareness. Bring a mat and blanket. Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789 to register. 

Qigong for Everyone | Tuesdays | Ongoing | 6 to 6:45 pm 
$13 per class or $10 per class for 2 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. Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789 to register. 


Qigong Plus | Tuesdays | Ongoing | 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
$15 per class or $13 per class for 2 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). Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.661.6789 to register. 


Zhineng Qigong | Sept. 29 – Oct. 20 (Must register by Sept. 15) | 6 to 9 p.m.
$200, 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 216.661.6789 to register. 

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.


Breastfeeding Support  Group
Monday, Tuesday, Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Call 440.356.0347 for more information.


New Beginnings: Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Drop-In Support Group
Second Tuesday of the Month | 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Call Rev. Mark Oster, MDiv, BCC at 216.209.0856 for more information.


Parkinson’s Support Group 
Third Tuesday of the Month | 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Call 440.356.0670, option 5 for more information.


Postpartum Depression Support Group (POEM for Moms) 
Every Tuesday | 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Call 216.373.0302 for more information.


Stroke (Re-Set) Support Group
Last Thursday of the Month | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
June 2016 is located off-site. Call 440.356.9104 for more information.


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