Courses

Examine a series of extremely effective exercises that will quickly strengthen all four layers of abdominal muscle, especially the deepest layer, WITHOUT stressing your back or neck joints and WITHOUT having to get on the floor.


Thursday, February 17, 2022, Online Only
Acupressure is an eastern healing technique that involves pressing or massaging key points on the body to stimulate energy flow through pathways called meridians. When the points that regulate metabolism, digestion and thyroid function are blocked or out of balance, losing weight will seem like an impossible task. In this virtual workshop, you will learn the main pressure points that help strengthen thyroid function, boost metabolism, control appetite, decrease food cravings, reduce stress-eating and strengthen the entire digestive system.


Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Online Only
Could you save a life in an emergency? Being trained in CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator has the greatest impact on resuscitation over any other factor.


Monday, January 31, 2022, HC Rm 209 Door 5
Monday, May 2, 2022, HC Rm 209 Door 5
Be prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive.


Monday, February 7, 2022, HC Rm 209 Door 5
Monday, May 23, 2022, HC Rm 209 Door 5
Learn how to use yoga's principles and practices to awaken the subtle inner body of energy and connect with your highest self. You will be guided through practices that open and activate each chakra through postures, breathing practices, mudras, mantras, and yoga philosophy. This series is great for all levels of yogis.


March 5, 2022 to April 16, 2022, HC Gym Door 5
An average manager can spend more than 20 percent of their day engaged in or reacting to a conflict situation. No matter what your position, conflict management skills can positively correlate to higher earnings and promotion. This course is included in the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.


February 7, 2022 to March 4, 2022, Online Only
April 4-29, 2022, Online Only
June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
Core Fusion combines yoga, Pilates and body sculpting in an upbeat and challenging format to strengthen your core, provide a total body stretch, and increase your flexibility.


January 6, 2022 to February 17, 2022, HC Stage Door 5
February 24, 2022 to April 7, 2022, HC Stage Door 5
April 14, 2022 to May 26, 2022, HC Stage Door 5
Current research shows lifestyle and diet have a big effect on how the brain ages. No matter what your age, there are things you can begin to do today to improve how quickly and effectively brain cells communicate with each other. Learn which superfoods reduce the damaging effects of toxins and inflammation on the brain and which nutrients are great for memory, attention, processing information and reducing stress.


Thursday, March 24, 2022, Online Only
Explore senior services in the Elk River area. Examine various care levels and discuss what fits you or your loved one best. There will be plenty of time for questions at the end of the class.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Have you ever found that in the morning your pants fit just fine, but by mid-afternoon the waistband is squeezing you like a tourniquet? Or that no matter how many crunches or ab exercises you do, some days your belly will hang out? Learn the causes of belly bloat as well as concrete solutions and fast fixes to rid yourself of it once and for all.


Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Online Only
Would you like a little variety in your workouts? Do you need some flexibility in your workout schedule? Our "Fitness with Chelsey" Punch Card lets you participate in your choice of 50/50 and Core Fusion classes at Handke Family Center.


January 4, 2022 to February 22, 2022, HC Gym Door 5
February 24, 2022 to April 12, 2022, HC Gym Door 5
April 14, 2022 to May 31, 2022, HC Gym Door 5
Do you have the desire, but not the willpower, to stop smoking? People can, using guided imagery, stop smoking after just one session!


Monday, February 7, 2022, RM Media Door A
Monday, April 11, 2022, RM Media Door A
Tuesday, June 7, 2022, RM Media Door A
Did you know that there is a way to lose weight without diet pills or starvation? Group hypnosis includes suggestions that will help you eat the type and quantity of foods that are beneficial in losing weight and maintaining your desired weight.


Monday, February 7, 2022, RM Media Door A
Monday, April 11, 2022, RM Media Door A
Tuesday, June 7, 2022, RM Media Door A
Is your child battling skin problems such as acne, breakouts, sun damage, dryness, or irritation? Learn how to help your child clear acne and blemishes quickly and effectively without medication. Discover how to protect your skin from the inside out.


Thursday, June 23, 2022, Online Only
Get a great workout at the pool without having to pay club membership fees!


January 9, 2022 to March 6, 2022, VM Pool Door M
March 20, 2022 to May 22, 2022, VM Pool Door M
Have you ever had a day where you just can't stop eating? Do you crave starches, snack foods and sweets, and find the more you eat, the more you WANT to eat? Is your snacking out of control? Overcoming carb cravings is not a matter of willpower, but a matter of biology. Learn how you can stop the vicious cycle of food craving and weight gain. No hype - just the facts.


Thursday, February 10, 2022, Online Only
If you've ever felt yourself in a situation that made you feel physically unsafe, having reassurance about your next steps can make all the difference. Through lecture, discussion, skill demonstrations and practice, you will leave this class feeling more confident on how to handle yourself in a variety of potentially dangerous situations. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes.


Thursday, April 21, 2022, RH Wrestling Room Door 10
Shinrin-Yoku is the practice of immersing our senses in nature with the intention of enhancing our well-being. It is a mindful practice in which you experience the forest with all five senses. You will be led through a series of connective invitations that slows you down, awakens your senses, and opens up your awareness to a beautiful healing connection to nature. This is not just a walk in the park -- it is a forest therapy experience thoughtfully designed with you in mind. The experience is gentle and accessible to almost anyone at any fitness level.


Thursday, April 21, 2022, Otsego Regional Park
Saturday, June 4, 2022, Otsego Regional Park
Tuesday, August 23, 2022, Otsego Regional Park
Do you have joints that ache - a knee, hip, or back? Whether you have arthritis, bursitis, or just creaky joints, this workshop is for you! Joint lubrication exercises are simple and easy to do yet produce rather remarkable results by helping to free your joints of pain. You'll also discover which nutrients are needed to help keep your joints healthy.


Thursday, May 19, 2022, Online Only
Good communication is an essential part of healthcare today. This Spanish class -- designed specifically for healthcare professionals -- will give you the skills you need to effectively communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.


February 7, 2022 to April 1, 2022, Online Only
April 4-29, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to October 28, 2022, Online Only
Do you have too much stress in your life? Discover the damaging effects of stress on your nervous system, how to keep it from aging you, and one-minute stress-busting techniques to calm the nervous system. Explore ways to decrease stress hormone levels, and learn how different foods, colors, surroundings, and even music can increase or decrease stress.


Wednesday, April 13, 2022, Online Only
Do you ever wonder just what your teenager is thinking? The teen brain actually functions very differently from the adult brain. Certain kinds of thinking, such as decision-making, actually happen in different parts of the brain for adolescents and adults.


February 7, 2022 to March 4, 2022, Online Only
April 4-29, 2022, Online Only
June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
Are you finding that fat is collecting around your midsection and no matter how well you watch what you eat or how much you exercise that weight is not budging? It might be your hormones! In this virtual workshop you will learn 7 key strategies for fighting fat and losing weight, and how to help your body begin to lose weight again.


Thursday, March 10, 2022, Online Only
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Symptoms are different for women than men, so many symptoms are ignored or go unrecognized. We will discuss all you need to know: signs, symptoms, and risk factors of a heart attack. Learn how hormones and your heart intermingle. Discover foods that can help prevent and reverse heart disease, nutrients that are particularly helpful for heart health, exercises, and the 4 numbers you need to know that could save your life.


Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Online Only