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FSCN4088KETTLEBELL TRAINING

  • begins friday may 4th
  • MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS (*no class Monday May 21st)
  • 12:00p – 12:45p
  • Charlottetown Curling Club

 

kettlebell training will help kick all your fitness goals into high gear!  compound exercises work multiple muscle groups simultaneously, developing strength and muscular endurance and efficient caloric expenditure.  a focus on integrating breathing, movement and alignment with your ability to control balance and weight.  working with the kettlebell is combined with body weight exercises for an all around heart-pumping workout.

*if you have not worked with kettlebells before, please be in touch to arrange pre-session preparation

please register in advance.

  • 8 classes (1x/week) $72
  • 16 classes (2x/week) $128
  • drop in (for kettlebell-experienced practitioners only) $12

for registration or additional information, contact wendy   info@wendychappell.com  or leave message at 902-969-3738

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love, wendy

 

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GENTLE YOGA

  • begins friday may 4th
  • MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS (*no class Monday May 21st)
  • 10:30a – 11:30a
  • Charlottetown Curling Club

 

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gentle yoga is appropriate for anyone who wants a slow-paced, well-supported, softer and relaxing practice. the class includes carefully programmed movements, controlled pressure, and well-measured stretches, including range of motion exercises. postures are approached in gradual steps, with plenty of time to focus on breathing and repetition so that the practice is nourishing, simple to do and easy to remember.

please bring your own mat if you have one.

please register in advance.

  • 8 classes (1x/week) $72
  • 16 classes (2x/week) $128
  • Drop in $12

for registration or information, contact wendy   info@wendychappell.com  or leave message at 902-969-3738

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love, wendy

quality of our life

it feels rather unreal, that a month has passed since the whole way health & fitness studio closed.

the days have passed, each in abundance and fullness, with so much to be grateful for. still, i have not managed to organize, adequately, how i will continue to serve.

i spent 13 hours this month training in nova scotia with Julie Palmer of Yoga4all. along with 19 other aspirants, i learned about and explored Chair Yoga For Seniors.  i had taken this training 3 years ago, but had not, it ended uchairyttgroupp, ever taught a Chair Yoga Class. so, with teaching foremost on my mind, i renewed and refreshed, and i am so very glad i did.

i taught my first Chair Yoga Class at Now N Zen in Stratford, PE last week. it was intriguing to design the class and so fun to teach. the participants, already chair yoga practitioners, were so gracious and welcoming. it was such a heartful experience. i am excited for our future classes together.

also excited for the Chair Yoga Classes i will be teaching in Montague! at AFE beginning May 2nd.

the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, University of Western Ontario, was on island providing training.  i was fortunate to attend as a delegate of Seniors College, for whom i teach Yoga and Meditation classes.  we trained in a number of Functional Assessment Measures (FAM) and i was particularly excited and inspired by the brilliantly designed Tiered Exercise Program (TEP). i will be implementing so much of what i learned across a number of classes i teach.

kelleri also managed to get to 3 out of 4 sessions offered by Doug Keller of Doyoga in Charlottetown this month. these workshops focused on Sacral Stability, Bandhas and the Breath, with so much goodness for shoulders added in. there is always so much to learn from Doug, that my head and heart spin in these sessions.

during the month, my brother arrived from ON with a van load of my mom’s belongings … furnishings, clothing, clothing, clothing.  integrating our things with her things with studio things means narrow passage ways and boxes galore. someday they may or may not all be unpacked.

having mom join our household has been an adventure. i keep thinking i would like to blog this part of life. perhaps i’ll get to it.

today i completed three tax returns.

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love, wendy

 

 

5pm kettlebell training class canceled because winter

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hunker down.

lament missing your class or personal training appointment.

workout at home.

cuddle cozy.

stay safe.

come again another day.

because nothing is happening in the studio today, january 4th

 

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i have stared at this blank screen for a while and have not found a gentle, tender way to share this news.

the whole way health & fitness studio is closing. march 31, 2018 is the day.

ideally, i would like to share this news in a personal, face-to-face conversation with every single one of you who come to the studio.  that desire is not feasible.

most of you know that my life has changed quite a bit recently; there are new other  aspects of my day-to-day that I want to spend more time with. closing the studio made the most sense whenever i dared entertain the thought. the last few weeks have brought me to a place of peace with the thought.

the studio has always been about you. about each and every clientfriend friendclient who has created a space for themselves and, in the process, crafted an amazing communal space. i have had the gift and the immense pleasure of being the steward of that space.

i will not say good-bye to the collective energy of the studio quite yet. there are still kettlebells to swing and clubbells to swipe; lebarre class squats to do and so much yummy yoga to practice. there is a final a.m. ready session to grace our early morning alarms.

i look forward to spending sweaty. sweet time with you in these next months.

thank you.

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the studio will be closed on monday october 9th

not get what you want

the whole way health & fitness studio is now offering kettlebell classes designed specifically for those of us dealing with issues related to aging.

there is a growing body of research which tells us that regular physical activity can reduce the risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, by as much as 50%. the mechanism seems to be the increased flow of blood — therefore oxygen — to your brain. this is a message consistently put out there by neuroscientists — exercise which increases your heart rate is the best preventative for dementia and a vital prescriptive for dementia.

recent research indicates that resistance training can reverse aspects of aging at the gene level. wow! regular, progressive resistance training also improves the muscle’s longevity profile at the molecular level;  long-term resistance training is associated with a lower risk of age-associated disease and death.

resistance training does more than just make you stronger. it helps optimize biomarkers indicative of overall wellness such as triglycerides, LDL-cholesterol, and HDL-cholesterol in both men and women. sweet news.

mood and mental health markers, like depression, anxiety and response to stress are improved with regular exercise.

the amount of daily or weekly activity you put into your life is totally within your control!  group activities have the added benefit of new social interaction.

the whole way health & fitness studio provides a friendly and supportive atmosphere; a place where you’ll receive instruction with care and expertise.

 

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aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
betty friedan

seaglassthe waters of the world — the oceans and seas — are powerful alchemists.

broken class is tumbled by currents, by waves. rolled in the sands of beaches, stroked along craggy rocks. over time, the sharp edges begin to smooth. the transparency of the glass is polished into an opaque lustre. what was once hard is now soft, what was once hidden is now revealed.

as with seaglass, a meditation practice performs this exact process on our mindheart.

when we sit with ourselves, we discover our hard places, our sharp edges, our cocoons. with time, the sharp edges begin to smooth, the hardness in us softens, the reasons we cocoon fall away.

what was once hidden is now revealed. compassion for self.

compassionate action starts with seeing yourself when you start to make yourself right and when you start to make yourself wrong. at that point you could just contemplate the fact that there is a larger alternative to either of those, a more tender, shaky kind of place where you could live.”

― pema chödrön

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