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Splash! Gravity & levity: Belt out a water workout in any depth by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM-5722

Splash! Gravity & levity: Belt out a water workout in any depth by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM

Yoko Holcombe has been teaching water exercise at the Big Canoe Fitness Center in Jasper, Georgia, for 15 years. The facility’s swimming pool has shallow- and deep-water sections, and her longtime regular participants say they love the feeling of working out in the water with the support of a buoyancy belt. This equipment suspends an individual with feet off the bottom in shallow or deep depths. In this article, we'll explore the advantages of adding a buoyancy belt to exercise at any depth. Then we'll incorporate this equipment into an all-depths workout that includes different formats for variety and fun.

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Splash! Infusing the flavor of pilates into water exercise by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM-5620

Splash! Infusing the flavor of pilates into water exercise by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM

Joseph Pilates developed and taught a method of exercise that kept him physically robust until he died in his 80s. Pilates is practiced on land as a means to improve performance, to rehabilitate an injury and to achieve health and wellness. Researchers have defined the popular discipline as "a mind-body exercise that requires core stability, strength, and flexibility, with an attention to muscle control, posture, and breathing." ... With respect to my pilates colleagues, and in the spirit of cooperative learning, I'd like to take this opportunity to apply some of the discipline’s core concepts, so together, we develop an innovative, synergistic, "pilates inspired" experience in the pool.

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Splash! Improving swim skills & drills, part 2: the backstroke, breaststroke & butterfly by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM, and Nebojsa Bikic-5494

Splash! Improving swim skills & drills, part 2: the backstroke, breaststroke & butterfly by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM, and Nebojsa Bikic

By addressing common mistakes in technique, swimmers of all ages can enhance their skills to produce safer, smoother and more effective strokes that improve swimming performance. Part 1 of this article explored common errors and corrective drills for the freestyle stroke, or front crawl. In part 2, we’ll tackle the “3 Bs” of swimming strokes: the backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

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The Power of Posture: a program to encourage optimal posture by Terry Eckmann, PhD, and Dayna Stoddart, BScPT-5448

The Power of Posture: a program to encourage optimal posture by Terry Eckmann, PhD, and Dayna Stoddart, BScPT

Many parents encourage their children to “sit up straight” or “stand tall” to help them develop good posture. Why? Adults understand the impact of good posture on appearance. Fewer may realize that good posture is vital to overall health and well-being. The Power of Posture program promotes body awareness and alignment, functional movement patterns, and proper movements to encourage optimal posture.

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Splash! Improving swim skills & drills, part 1: the freestyle stroke by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM, and Nebojsa Bikic-5349

Splash! Improving swim skills & drills, part 1: the freestyle stroke by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM, and Nebojsa Bikic

It's never too late for people to learn how to swim for health and fitness, or to brush up on techniques that will improve performance. This two-part article offers active-aging professionals and swim enthusiasts a swim clinic that addresses common mistakes in technique among participants and helps them achieve a smooth glide. The first installment offers skills and drills for the freestyle.

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Senior PUMP: a high-level fitness program incorporates functional movements by Michael McCann, MS, Jeff Rose, BS, MBA, Jessica N. Enriquez, BS, ACSM, PT, and Jenna Belt, BS, ACSM, PT, RYT-5345

Senior PUMP: a high-level fitness program incorporates functional movements by Michael McCann, MS, Jeff Rose, BS, MBA, Jessica N. Enriquez, BS, ACSM, PT, and Jenna Belt, BS, ACSM, PT, RYT

At Friendship Village of Schaumburg, Illinois, the Lifestyles team has developed a new level of a higher-engagement fitness program and introduced it to the independent-living area of our continuing care retirement community. This program, called Senior PUMP (Physical-Uplifting-Motivational-Power), takes elements of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and adapts them for older adults.

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