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Course Description

Did you know we lose 5- 8% of our lean muscle every 10 years after age 30 and it increases after we turn 60?  Most older adults don’t get enough protein or engage in strength training to avoid sarcopenia, the loss of muscle tissue that is a natural part of the aging process.

OLLI at Duke is partnering with VIVO to offer our members the opportunity to build strength and improve balance and mobility with live online strength classes specifically designed for older adults. Our collaboration with Vivo allows us to offer these classes to you at a 45% discount. These classes offer a unique opportunity for those who are new to exercise or interested in beginning/resuming strength building. Maintaining strength is key to preserving your posture, balance, mobility and independence. And strength training even improves sleep!   

ONLINE: Muscle strength and balance are critical to maintaining health and independence as we age. Without additional strength training, most older adults will suffer a loss of muscle tone that can negatively impact their balance and mobility. Vivo, a live, online, interactive strength-building course customized to your fitness level, helps you attain physical fitness. Vivo exercise sessions consist of cognitive, balance and strength exercises. Classes are small and instruction is individualized. Certified personal trainers, skilled in working with older adults, provide modified exercises to meet each student's fitness needs. Classes meet twice a week for 45 minutes. Participants receive personal strength assessments at the beginning and end of the course that measure their strength, balance and mobility — a critical health strategy for people over 55. Whether you are new to exercise or exercise regularly, Vivo will help you build your strength. • Active Skill Learning.

Max enrollment: 8.

 

Updated 1/18/23: Due to an overwhelming response to this opportunity, we have closed registration for this course. No new registrations will be accepted. We hope to offer this program again in the fall.

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Section Title
Build Your Strength With Vivo - Level 2
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
M
Time
9:00AM to 10:00AM
Dates
Feb 06, 2023 to Mar 27, 2023
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
W
Time
9:00AM to 10:00AM
Dates
Feb 08, 2023 to Mar 29, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Please note: Four sections will be offered:

 Level 1 classes are for those who prefer to perform the exercises seated. 

1) Vivo Level 1 - Mon/Wed, 10 a.m.  

2) Vivo Level 1- Tues/Thu, 10 a.m.     

Level 2 classes are for those who have some experience with weight training or can perform the exercises standing.

3) Vivo Level 2-3 - Mon/Wed at 9 a.m. 

4) Vivo Level 2-3 - Tues/Thu at 9 a.m. 

Each section is limited to eight students.

No exercise equipment is required; exercise bands will be mailed to all participants to use in class. 

Please note: Initial personal assessments need to be completed between January 16 and February 3. Registered participants will receive an email with a link to schedule their assessment and a waiver. Final strength assessments will be completed the week of April 3-7.

Section Title
Build Your Strength With Vivo - Level 2
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 10:00AM
Dates
Feb 07, 2023 to Mar 28, 2023
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
Th
Time
9:00AM to 10:00AM
Dates
Feb 09, 2023 to Mar 30, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Please note: Four sections will be offered:

 Level 1 classes are for those who prefer to perform the exercises seated. 

1) Vivo Level 1 - Mon/Wed, 10 a.m.  

2) Vivo Level 1- Tues/Thu, 10 a.m.     

Level 2 classes are for those who have some experience with weight training or can perform the exercises standing.

3) Vivo Level 2-3 - Mon/Wed at 9 a.m. 

4) Vivo Level 2-3 - Tues/Thu at 9 a.m. 

Each section is limited to eight students.

No exercise equipment is required; exercise bands will be mailed to all participants to use in class. 

Please note: Initial personal assessments need to be completed between January 16 and February 3. Registered participants will receive an email with a link to schedule their assessment and a waiver. Final strength assessments will be completed the week of April 3-7.

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