Health Notes

Health Notes

December 26, 2004

Freedom Area Recreation Council adult fitness classes

The Freedom Area Recreation Council's adult fitness program Health and Fitness is offering free introductory classes Jan. 2 to 15 at its Carrolltown Center studio.

Classes include free babysitting.

Available classes include:

Jan. 2 and 9: 8:30 a.m., Muscle Step; 9:30 a.m., BLT (Butt, Legs, Thighs and Tummy toning).

Jan. 3: 8:30 a.m., Yoga Belly Dance; 9:15 a.m., Dance Aerobics; 10:30 a.m., Easy Dance; 1 p.m., Step; 5 p.m., Hi/Lo Dance; 6 p.m., Pilates; 7 p.m., Crazy Cardio; 8 p.m., Metabolift.

Jan. 4 and 11: 9:15 a.m., Step; 10:15 a.m., Metabolift Cardio; 5 p.m., Rhythmic Step; 6 p.m., Hi/Lo; 7 p.m., Step; 8 p.m., Cardio Powertraining.

Jan. 5: 8:30 a.m., Step; 9:15 a.m., Dance Aerobics; 10:30 a.m., Easy Dance; 1 p.m., Step; 5 p.m., Hi/Lo Dance; 6 p.m., Pilates; 7 p.m., Crazy Cardio; 8 p.m., Boot Camp Interval.

Jan. 6 and 13: 9:15 a.m., Step; 10:15 a.m., Metabolift Cardio; 5 p.m., Rhythmic Step; 6 p.m., Hi/Lo; 7 p.m., Step; 8 p.m., Cardio Powertraining.

Jan. 7: 9:15 a.m., Dance Aerobics; 10:30 a.m., Step; 5:30 p.m., Crazy Cardio.

Jan. 8 and 15: 8:30 a.m., Step; 9:30 a.m., Metabolift.

Jan. 10: 8:30 a.m., Yoga Belly Dance; 9:15 a.m., Dance Aerobics; 10:30 a.m., Easy Dance; 1 p.m., Step; 5 p.m., Hi/Lo Dance; 8 p.m., Metabolift.

Jan. 12: 8:30 a.m., Step; 9:15 a.m., Dance Aerobics; 10:30 a.m., Easy Dance; 1 p.m., Step; 5 p.m., Hi/Lo Dance; 6 p.m., Step.

Jan. 14: 9:15 a.m., Dance Aerobics; 10:30 a.m., Yoga; 5:30 p.m., Crazy Cardio.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. They must sign a waiver and register for the free classes on site just before class.

For complete class descriptions, information or to register, call 410-795-9101 or e-mail Tracy Cox at TLCabc123@ aol.com.

Gymnastics center offers meditation classes

Mid-Atlantic Gymnastics Center in Eldersburg will offer meditation classes from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month starting Jan. 5.

The cost will be $10 per class.

Instructor Richard Martin will lead participants in various meditation techniques, including ancient methods from several different world religions such as Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Judeo-Christian traditions and Hinduism.

Scientific studies have shown the benefits of meditation, including reduced tension and stress, better sleep, clearer thinking, lower blood pressure and an increased sense of peace.

Martin has studied with many teachers during the past 35 years, including Buddhist monks, Taoist priests, Sufi teachers, Hindus and a rabbi.

The gymnastics center is at 5320 Enterprise St., Suites E and F.

Information: Richard Martin at 410-549-3379.

Nursing assistants pass Carol Lutheran exam

Carroll Lutheran Village recently graduated eight certified nursing assistants who passed the nursing assistant exam.

The eight graduates are: April Abner, George Dykes, Ilde Branda Fischbach, Cortnie Hall, Stephanie Johnson, Alicia Starrett, Donna Zepp and Crystal Zile.

All of the graduates are employed full time at the Lutheran Village's Health Care Center.

Hampstead school PTA donates toys to hospital

The Hampstead Elementary School PTA recently donated more than 60 toys, ranging from electronic keyboards, DVDs and sports games to books, jewelry boxes and stuffed animals, to Carroll Hospital Center's pediatric unit.

The toys were presented to the hospital's pediatric nurses by Donna Lyons, PTA president, and Caroline Purcell, chairwoman of the PTA's Breakfast with Santa.

The PTA holds an annual Breakfast with Santa and accepts donations for various charities. This year, Purcell initiated a toy donation drive at the breakfast to benefit sick children during the holidays.

More than 140 families and 515 individuals attended the breakfast.

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