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Adult Classes for Mind and Body

Written by Anthony Guzman, Lifelong Learning and Professional Programs

Swim instructor Carl Brothers '10, right, works with SMCM staffer Anthony Guzman and his daughter, Bella, age 1.

On my first visit to Philadelphia, I went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and of course ran to the top of the steps with my hands up, singing the music from “Rocky.” I was one of several dozen people doing the same thing; that scene of the boxer training for his big fight is a classic. While most of us will not face a challenge as daunting as the undefeated Apollo Creed, training of both mind and body are indeed necessary at any age. The St. Mary’s College Office of Lifelong Learning and Professional Programs offers a variety of courses to the public; please see below. For more information, visit our web site: www.smcm.edu/continuinged/lifelonglearning.html

• Seahawk Swimming Lessons teach children and adults how to safely enjoy the water. Our instructors guide you from basic water safety and fundamental skills through advanced stroke development.
• Learn to Sail classes will return in May 2010.
• The Mature Muscles classes offer strength and conditioning for a more mature body. These classes use sound principles of exercise to strengthen muscles and bones, improve flexibility and balance, and increase energy.
• The Hatha Yoga class combines the physical benefits of yoga with an emphasis on reflection.
• The Grace & John Horton Explorations in Learning Program brings College faculty to the Asbury and Wildewood communities for variety of classes intended to intellectually enrich the Southern Maryland community. These classes touch on history, literature, politics, and religion.
• For those looking to improve their work skills and marketability, the Project Management Certificate Series teaches a standardized process for managing projects and develops skills to recognize and avoid potential problems.
• Of course, if you would rather enjoy a movie and discussion, you could attend the Robin Bates Film Course each semester. Next spring: caper or heist    films, such as “Inside Man” and “Spanish Prisoner.”