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Move It or Lose It – How to Stay Physically Active throughout Your Lifespan
March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$10
INSTRUCTOR: Meg Pomerantz
As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Research shows that exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. And not only is exercise good for your body, it’s also good for your mind, mood, and memory. Whether you are generally healthy, managing an illness, or just becoming more sedentary as you’re getting older, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve confidence, and boost your fitness. This course will describe the components of fitness, offer strategies for staying active and tips for falls prevention, and demonstrate simple flexibility and strength training exercises. There will be plenty of information to take home, but be sure to come dressed to participate.
Meg Pomerantz, MA, HFS, CET, is an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health Fitness Specialist and a Cancer Exercise Trainer. Meg earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, and has over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry. She began teaching group exercise classes at NC State University, and later served as the Aquatics Director and creator and Director of the Lifetime Fitness Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Meg has taught and coached various age groups from youth sports to adult novice running and swimming programs. Meg began swimming competitively at age 10 and later competed at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. On a personal side, she has competed in dozens of triathlons and road races. Meg enjoys cycle touring with her husband, most recently riding through the hills of Tuscany. Her longest trip was a cross county trip from Seattle, WA to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Currently, Meg is a former project director in Worksite Wellness research in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and is the founder and CEO of MORE Living, a personal training company that helps cancer survivors Move On through Recreation and Exercise.