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.
Laugh Your Way to Health, ILL589 – Hours: 6
Join us for laughter exercises, light movement, music, and joyful living tips for a happy life. Experience easy laughter exercises and discover uplifting feelings, increased energy, and health benefits through laughter and relaxation techniques. Scientific studies show many benefits, such as reduced stress, joyful feelings, and a boost to the immune system. No experience necessary; open to all ages. Wear comfortable clothes. Laughter exercises are taught by a laughter wellness expert and Health and Happiness coach, Nira Berry. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Creative Movement for Cardio and Posture, Course: ILL680, 6 Hours
Join this fun-filled creative movement class which combines elements of posture improvement exercises, stretching, and dance movement routines. This class is designed to improve bone strength, posture, and cardiovascular functioning for individuals 40+. Additionally, memory exercises will involve remembering step sequences and routines. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Therapuetic Yoga for Muscles and Joints, Course: ILL696, 6 Hours
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 decrease 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.
Water Exercise, ILL563 – 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, ILL562 – 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.