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Rebuild Energy and Endurance at Any Age 7.11.23


with Carole Freeman

Calendar Jul 11, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Yes, it’s true, you can, literally, breathe new life into your body. Every cell in your body is dependent on oxygen to create energy. And the amount of oxygen available to every cell in your body and brain is dependent on the quality of your breathing pattern and function. This class will train you, and your entire respiratory system, to be more efficient at delivering blood, oxygen, glucose, and nutrients to all those cells. Whether you're an athlete or not, the secret to greater strength and endurance starts, and ends, with the strength of your respiratory system.

Course Outline

  • Week 1: Breathing Pattern Awareness Developing an awareness of common breathing pattern dysfunctions. Learn optimal breathing and begin awareness of your own breathing patterns. Several activities will be included to establishing your own fitness baseline. Creating a 10-week journal
  • Week 2: Respiratory Muscle Training Learn how to improve the strength of the respiratory system and inspiratory muscles. Learn how inspiratory muscles are responsible for doing ‘the work’ of breathing when drawing in fresh air and oxygen. When these muscles tire, your whole body will tire. We'll practice exercises to ‘strength train’ the entire Respiratory muscles system.
  • Week 3: Endurance Training Establishing your own target heart rate for maximum fat burning. Learn how and when to stretch Take the Body Oxygen Level Testing Experiment with different training styles. A week of Freestyle Training.
  • Week 4:Core Strength Training Principles of Core strength training. How to lift weights without hyperventilating How to support and stabilize the back during exercise. Stabilizing exercises for beginners. Practice stabilization with during daily activities. Four week fitness assessment to compare with the week 1 Your 10-week journal

Golf for Beginners


with Ashton Benn

Calendar Sep 7, 2023 at 12 pm, runs for 4 weeks
This course will focus on how to begin playing the game of golf. Each week will cover a different aspect of the game from basic rules, formats of play, and history of the sport through the fourth week playing a nine-hole round of golf. Along the way students will learn the mechanics of the golf swing, use of clubs, putting and chipping, and be introduced to the variety of golf equipment and apparel that is essential to playing the game. At the end of the course, students will feel confident in their game regardless of age, ability, and physique.

Breath-Taking at Night


with Carole Freeman

The #1 reason why so many people are sick and tired

This class teaches you how to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, stop snoring and wake up feeling rested.

You’d be shocked at how many health disorders are related to, if not caused by, faulty breathing during sleep. While many people feel there’s nothing they can do about snoring or waking frequently at night, they’d be just as surprised to know there’s more you can do about it than you think.

You and I know that you can’t possibly have your highest brain power, do your best performance, and function at your highest level when you are chronically fatigued and drained from a lack of deep restful sleep.

You will receive a link and a code for this class after you have registered and paid.

Breath-Taking Basics


with Carole Freeman

What if you are breathing all wrong?

Most adults use Dysfunctional Breathing most of the time.Everyone knows how to breathe, and we know that if you stop breathing, you die. But, if you never learn how to breathe well, you go on to become sick and tired. In this class, you will learn how to optimize your breathing to combat the downward spiral of stress, improve energy and stamina, reduce, or eliminate shortness of breath, breathe to sleep more comfortable. You breathe every moment you’re alive, learning to breathe well becomes one of the most essential factors in feeling your best and doing your best every day.

You will receive a link and a code for this class after you have registered and paid.

Breath-taking for Children


with Carole Freeman

Yes, it’s true, your child is perfect – now. Everything from the shape of your child’s skull and facial features to the function of their lungs is dramatically impacted by their habitual breathing patterns. It’s estimated that 85% of us have some degree of dysfunctional breathing. Much of this starts in childhood and has dramatic consequences on our health, our brain function, and our appearance over our lifetime. This is where you can make a dramatic difference in your child’s life by guiding them to optimal breathing. We'll connect the dots between your child's Breathing Pattern and their Childhood Development affecting overall health.

You will receive a link and a code on your registration confirmation email.

Curling for Beginners
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Curling for Beginners


with Steve Mclaughlin

Curling is sometimes referred to as chess on ice, where players use skill and strategy to slide polished granite stones to a target 150 feet away, and using curling brooms to influence the path of the stones. Learn to curl in one two hour session at the Belfast Curling Club and have fun playing this Winter Olympic sport. Wear loose comfortable clothing, dress in layers (you're on ice) and bring a separate pair of clean soled sneakers. Register with Belfast Curling Club only. Click on or call Steve McLaughlin at 207-685-9540. Provide your name, email address, phone number and desired session date and time. Registration fee of $40 must be prepaid to reserve a slot. A check, made out to “Belfast Curling Club” must be sent to Steve McLaughlin, 32 Lovejoy Pond Road, Wayne ME, 04284. All Learn to Curl participants who join the club right after the Learn to Curl session will have $40 deducted from their membership dues! The following sessions are available:

Saturday, 10/29/22; Sunday, 10/30/22; Saturday, 1/7/23; Sunday, 1/8/23.

All dates have the option of 10:30 am-12:30 pm or 1:00-3:00 pm. 

Energy Medicine Secrets for Optimal Health, Learn to Thrive


with Paula Apro

Are you doing all the right things, visited many doctors, and have tried lots of other remedies but still struggle with chronic issues? Are you ready to start taking your health into your own hands? You have the power to heal yourself. Your body is capable of healing and wants to heal. The trick is to remove the energetic blocks that prevent the healing process. Learn what those blocks are in this course and how to overcome them.

High Altitude Vacationing


with Carole Freeman

If you are planning a mountain vacation in 4-6 weeks, TAKE THIS CLASS NOW

High Altitude Vacationing is for people who are planning to vacation in a mountain region. The higher altitude reduces the amount of oxygen that will reach the body’s tissue, including the brain. You may have heard of people going to Denver, and other high-altitude locations, to train for elite sports. But we won’t need an elaborate training center. You’ll progress through 10 exercises, over 4 to 6 weeks, that will help your body begin to adapt to the higher altitude while still at home at sea level. Changes in your body will include an increase in Red Blood Cells, giving your blood more oxygen-carrying capacity prior to your vacation. You will learn a more functional breathing pattern that gives greater tissue oxygenation and less shortness of breath. Using the new, more optimal breathing pattern, will allow you to maintain a higher oxygen level and ease of breathing while on vacation.

You will receive a link and a code for this class after you have registered and paid.

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