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2014 Seminars

Please pre-register at each location.


To schedule a customized workshop at your location, please visit www.DebbiHarper.com/contact

July 2014


The Brain Class
Saturday, July 12, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Santa Monica College
Bundy Campus
3171 S. Bundy Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90066
http://commed.smc.edu


September 2014


The Brain Class
Saturday, September 13, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Santa Monica College
Bundy Campus
3171 S. Bundy Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90066
http://commed.smc.edu

Body Moves for Brain Power – 4 week series
Saturday, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Santa Monica College
Bundy Campus
3171 S. Bundy Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90066
http://commed.smc.edu

October 2014


The Brain Class
Saturday, October 4, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
http://www.pcclearn.org

Earn Great Money Teaching Specialty Senior Fitness Classes
Sunday, October 12, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chaffey College
Community Education
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
909-652-6043
http://www.chaffey.edu/communityed

Past program locations:


Hallmark Channel “What the Stuff Baby Boomers”
San Diego Living – Channel 6
Furman University – Learning for You
Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian Church
Inland Empire Senior Games
Trinity Church
Wells Fargo Advisors - Investments
Palomar Pomerado Health “Dine with the Docs”

Seminar Descriptions


The Brain Class


Are you concerned how your brain is aging? Are you interested in researched techniques to protect your brain cells so they can last your lifetime? In “The Brain Class” you will learn exciting “brain power” exercises to boost your mental focus, you will learn about specific actions that threaten and those that help promote your brain health, and you will even learn how to simply be less forgetful. The “Body Moves for Brain Power” segment of this class is designed to stimulate brain cell activity and improve blood flow to the brain. The patterns, actions, and training are done from a chair. You won’t get sweaty, but your brain will be invigorated! This information-rich class will be a combination of lecture and seated activity.


Body Moves for Brain Power


Without any doubt, exercise is the top recommendation for keeping your brain healthy. Exercise increases blood flow to the brain and helps build new brain cells. Regular exercise can reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s symptoms by up to 50%! The researched techniques in "Body Moves for Brain Power" (done mostly in a chair) allow you a unique avenue to challenging your brain.

What will you do in the “Body Moves for Brain Power” class?

  • • Hand coordination exercises with balls and bean bags.

  • • Balance exercises to train your mind to respond quickly.

  • • Dominant and non-dominant activities to challenge your brain with new movements.

  • • Crossing midline moves to improve motor skills development and increase cognitive capacity.

  • • Super Brain Yoga to help boost brain function.

  • • Coordination patterns to help improve your brain’s ability to reason.

  • • Shaking movements to help release tension in your muscles, lubricate your joints, improve circulation, and help reduce and release the stress hormone cortisol from your body.

  • • Finger exercises to stimulate nerve endings that go directly to the brain. By developing the finger to thought connection you begin to improve the fine motor responses that can contribute to brain plasticity.

  • • Peripheral vision work to stimulate the production of acetylcholine in the brain. Acetylcholine is critical for focus and for the process of memory development. Acetylcholine is greatly diminished in Alzheimer’s patients.

  • • Abdominal exercises. Well, if you are going to live a long healthy life…you better look good too!

See you in class!


Earn Great Money Teaching Specialty Senior Fitness Classes


Are you a healthy individual looking for a part-time job in the older adult fitness market? Whether you are looking to begin a career in fitness or are a veteran fitness instructor looking to expand your expertise, this workshop is perfect for you! Start working in a booming industry where you can earn money, stay in great shape, help others stay healthy, and have fun doing it! In this workshop, you will learn how to find fitness-training positions in a variety of settings, how to inexpensively promote your services, how to attract students, and how to get started right away. There is a recognized need for qualified instructors in the older adult fitness market. Find your niche in this industry and start working! No prior experience required.

Note - Please wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. Workshop will include lecture and activity participation.
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