with Haley Wilde
Wednesdays and Fridays, January 10th – February 2nd (2:00 – 3:00pm)
at Align Fitness
(Series includes a personal assessment on Wednesday or Friday during the first week; classes will take place on both Wednesdays and Fridays on weeks 2-4. The instructor will contact students individually to arrange assessment times.)
$120 for the series ($110 for Sellwood Yoga members with a 3- or 6-month autopay; email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the discount.)
This series will be targeting the areas of fitness that we tend to lose track of as we get older. We will focus on building muscular strength, increasing bone density (yes, this is possible!), improving balance/coordination, and conditioning our bodies as well as our minds for effective injury prevention and recovery. This series is a great complement to a yoga practice. While it is “low impact,” it is not “no impact” as some impact is necessary in conditioning our muscles and joints for prevention of falls. Get a well-rounded workout using TRX, kettlebells, resistance bands and bodyweight. The small group setting will help hold you accountable with your peers. After performing an initial set of assessments, we’ll provide you with a take home report of your current levels in each component of fitness: muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiorespiratory, flexibility and balance/coordination. This will allow you to be able to track your progress from the beginning to end of the series.
I was delighted to participate in Haley Wilde’s first “Strong Seniors” class via Align Fitness. Her coaching was consistently engaging, informative, physically challenging and deeply respectful of our elder realities. Coming from a (flowing) yoga perspective, I was jolted into increased awareness of the benefits of her modified yet still rigorous cross-training style of exercises. Haley demonstrated and wisely explained the basis and benefits to fitness training that builds strength and stability while more closely approaching the ways in which we actually move in everyday life. Fantastic! Looking forward to the next Strong Seniors class!– Previous participant
Instructor — Haley Wilde
A multi-sport athlete throughout her youth, Haley Wilde has long been steeped in the endurance, competitive, and team-building side of fitness. As an adult, she began to realize how much was missing from what she’d learned about fitness as a kid. The lack of education in flexibility, nutrition, injury prevention, stability training, and mind-body connection kept her from developing a well-balanced fitness routine.
It also became clear that fitness settings are not always welcoming environments for people of all body shapes, sizes, genders, ability levels, sexualities, and races. Being a passionate athlete but also someone who has struggled with what can often be an intimidating and discouraging mainstream fitness culture propelled Haley into the profession of personal training and fitness instruction. She received her Certificate in Personal Training through the Fitness Technology program at Portland Community College with a special focus on healthy older adult fitness, and is a certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Throughout and beyond her formal education at PCC, she has been passionate about learning as much as possible about what it means to be a body-positive, queer-positive, and fat-positive fitness professional. She is a dedicated bicycle commuter on any day of the year and in any type of weather, but still eagerly awaits summer’s motorcycle weather.