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Lifelong Learning Wellness Courses

Lifelong Learning courses are designed primarily for students age 50 and over. Not all listed courses are offered each semester. See schedule of Lifelong Learning classes to find current schedules, location, dates, and costs.

A.S.K. About Medicine and Wellness LLI-866 7.5 Hours

This class will present information on medical and wellness trends and information in health topics; discover what promotes healthy living, active physical and mental health; and new research on important medical issues. This course will feature multiple speakers and an open discussion period.

Eat Healthy, Eat Local for Less, LLI813 - 8 Hours

Organic, All Natural, Cage Free—what’s it all mean? In this class, you’ll explore alternatives to the industrial food system: CSAs, farmer’s markets, food co-ops, and more, where the focus is on delicious, healthy food grown by environmentally responsible methods. When was the last time you bit into a tomato that exploded on your tongue the way they did when you were a kid? Taste industrial foods alongside local, organic, permaculture alternatives. Discover how to find sources of great local food-and how to make it cost less than what you buy at the grocery store! Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

 Gentle Yoga for Mood and Strength, LLI-723 – Hours: 6

The medical community is recognizing the numerous benefits of yoga for healing and living with chronic pain. Learn postures that strengthen muscle to support joints while creating stronger bones. Explore postures to balance strength with flexibility and create more energy. Learn to incorporate breathing techniques to calm the nervous system and de- crease anxiety. Bring awareness to alignment in the spine and body to achieve improved balance. Understand the interconnectedness of the body’s systems to treat the body as a whole. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Laugh Your Way to Happiness, LLI-814 - 8 Hours

This course looks at laughter used through the ages as a technique to bring on happy feelings, reduce stress, and promote good health. Nira Berry with teach experiential laughter techniques that can use at home, work, or just for fun! Students will learn individual as well as group laughter techniques. In addition, scientific studies and the history of laughter will be discussed as well as laughter boosting and laughter meditation techniques through the DVD, Laugh Off Stress, Laughter Yoga Techniques. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Personal Fitness I LLI-887 25 Hours

An individualized fitness course with emphasis on improving the health-related components of physical fitness. Principles of conditioning will be applied to develop a personalized training program to enhance cardiovascular conditioning, strength and muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.

Personal Fitness II LLI-909 12.5 Hours

Continue the maintenance and improvement of the health-related components of physical fitness. Topics include exercises to improve flexibility, strength, and muscular endurance; concepts and methods associated with sustaining motivation; and principles on developing a lifestyle adherence to exercise.

Self-Defense for Women LLI-920 25 Hours

An introduction to basic self-defense skills. The course includes an exploration of escape and avoidance strategies, offensive and defensive postures, defensive techniques, and simulated attacks. The course will also examine community services available for both violence prevention and victim abuse services. Finally, fitness principles, such as strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness, will be addressed, particularly in regard to the impact of personal fitness on one’s ability to perform the self-defense skills presented in the class.

Water Exercise, LLI- 563 – Hours: 62.5

This course offers stimulating exercises providing for optimum fitness. Water resistance for developing muscle tone, increased endurance, and figure improvement. Water buoyancy for aiding relaxation, endurance, flexibility, and figure improvement. Stress and tension release through creative exercises in shallow water. Not a swimming course. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Weight Training Designed for Women, LLI-562 – Hours: 62.5

This course emphasizes the design and implementation of individualized weight training programs to meet the specific muscular fitness needs and interests of women. Students will experience and evaluate the potential benefit of weight training exercises to increase lean body tissue, reduce body fat, improve bone density, and develop firmer, more efficient muscles for enhanced appearance and performance. Conditioning techniques will focus on the utilization of weight resistance machines and free weights. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Yoga LLI-925 12.5 Hours

In this course, you will explore exercises, postures, and breathing techniques to relieve tension, increase muscle flexibility, and promote good health. In addition, the important aspects of yoga such as concentration, body awareness, and body-mind integration will be discussed. Furthermore, you will practice deep relaxation techniques at the end of each class.

Contact Us:
  • Natasha Sacks, Program Director
  • Tracy Ritenour, Program Assistant
  • Lynda Schrack, Program Assistant
  • Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education
  • 12 South Summit Ave. 4th Floor
  • Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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