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Welcome to Maintenance Boosters

 


 Joining Your Booster Class 

  • Click on your instructor’s name on the day and time of your Booster class. This will open an electronic attendance form.  Fill in the form and click on submit, and you will get a confirmation message with the link to class.  
  • For tech help, see positivechoice.org/tech 

2023 Booster Schedule

MARCH

 
March 2nd 4-5pm Ali C. (Alison) Booster Support Group Sharing, support, and tips for after meal replacements.
March 6th 6-7pm Carmel A. Loving the Body You Are In Learn ways to see your body in a more positive light.  This work shop will focus on finding ways to strengthen your body image and help you embrace the body you are in!
March 13th 5:30-6:30pm Nicholas S. Introduction to Plant-Based Eating Series What does it really mean to eat plant-based? Learnhow plant based eating style came to be, what it is, and common misunderstandings.
March 14th 1-2pm Lizzy K. (Elizabeth)  The Energy Gap Does it ever feel as if your body is working against you?  Come learn about the biology of weight loss and tips to long term success.
March 15th 9-10am Janet K. What’s On Your Mind? Learn the dangers of mindlessly going through your day. Learn about the benefits of staying present and mindful in the moment and how that benefits your long-term maintenance routine.
March 15th 6-7pm Katharine K. Getting to Know Your Gut Learn how your digestion system works and what you can do to take good care of your gut!
March 16th 4-5pm Ali C. (Alison) Booster Support Group Sharing, support, and tips for after meal replacements.
March 20th 5-6pm Carissa F. Label Reading Refresh What do all those numbers on the side of the box mean? Come get a refresher on how to read nutrition labels and what to look for to meet your health goals.
March 27th 9-10am Melanie P. Effects of Exercise on Blood Sugars and Insulin Sensitivity Whether you are struggling with rising blood sugar levels or you just want to avoid developing diabetes, learn how exercise can lower blood sugars and increases insulin sensitivity. Melanie Perkins, MS will explain the mechanics of how exercise and movement effects blood sugars and the types of exercise that will increase insulin sensitivity.
March 27th 5-6pm Carissa F. Label Reading Refresh What do all those numbers on the side of the box mean? Come get a refresher on how to read nutrition labels and what to look for to meet your health goals.
March 29th 2:30-3:30pm Jesus J. Sweat it Out with Jesus Log-on ready to move and feel good!  Discuss the benefits of consistent exercise and how to work more movement into your days.  This class will include an upbeat workout, Jesus’s specialty!

APRIL

April 3rd 6-7pm Carmel A. Exercise Buffet Learn about and practice different styles of movement including: Barre, Yoga and Tai Chi
April 6th 4-5pm Ali C. (Alison) Booster Support Group Sharing, support, and tips for after meal replacements.
April 10th 5:30-6:30pm Nicholas S. Plant-Based Eating Series ─Carbohydrates Learn about the benefits of plant-based eating and which carbohydrates to ramp up in your meals and snacks.
April 11th 1-2pm Lizzy K. SELF-Care This class will discuss the importance of self-care, stress resilience and mindfulness practices.
April 17th 5-6pm Carissa F. Positive Self Talk and Motivation Are you your own best cheerleader, or your own worst critic? The way we talk to ourselves matters. In this session, we’ll talk about practical tools for positive self-talk and staying motivated
April 19th 9-10am Janet K. Eating by Habit or by Physical Need? Examine and the differences between psychological and physiological hunger.
April 19th 6-7pm Katharine K. Meditation and Pranayama This class will focus on practicing meditation and breath work techniques to help calm body and mind.
April 20th 4-5pm Ali C. (Alison) Booster Support Group Sharing, support, and tips for after meal replacements.
April 24th 9-10am Melanie P. Strength Building Exercise: Benefits and Practice Come learn about the benefits of resistance exercise (strength training) and get ready to move with a light workout routine!
April 24th 5-6pm Carissa F. Positive Self Talk and Motivation Are you your own best cheerleader, or your own worst critic? The way we talk to ourselves matters. In this session, we’ll talk about practical tools for positive self-talk and staying motivated
April 26th 2:30-3:30pm Jesus J. Building Your Healthy Lifestyle Action Plan Put your healthy lifestyle goals into action!  Learn tips to help you stay motivated in your health journey.

MAY

May 1st 6-7pm Carmel A. Finding Balance A physical body out of balance becomes vulnerable to weakness and disease. Learn about holistic medicine strategies and information on how to create greater health resiliency.
May 4th 4-5pm Ali C. Booster Support Group Sharing, support, and tips for after meal replacements.
May 8th 5:30-6:30pm Nicholas S. Plant-Based Eating Series ─ Fats Learn about which types of fats are inmportant to include in plant-based eating.
May 9th 1-2pm Lizzy K. (Elizabeth) Building Your Movement Motivation Explore your reasons for staying active and gain insight from others.  This class will also discuss creative ways to uplevel your fitness routine and add some spice!
May 15th 5-6pm Carissa F. Staying in a Growth Mindset Learn about the growth mindset and how it can impact our ability to learn, our thoughts and our lives.
May 17th 9-10am Janet K. Can I Handle My Emotions Without Food? Examine emotional triggers and brainstorm nourishing coping strategies.
May 17th 6-7pm Katharine K. Gut Health Learn nutrition strategies for improved gut health
May 18th 4-5pm Ali C. (Alison) Booster Support Group Sharing, support, and tips for after meal replacements.
May 22nd 5-6pm Carissa F. Staying in a Growth Mindset Learn about the growth mindset and how it can impact our ability to learn, our thoughts and our lives.
May 22nd 9-10am Melanie P. Tools for Staying On Track Life throws us curveballs and sometimes our healthy habits can start to slip.    Learn tools and tips to keep your health and fitness a priority.
May 25th 5:00pm Vicki P. Nutrition Strategeis for Lowering Inflammation The consequences of an inflamed and damaged gut can be devastating. Learn about gut health, why it is important, and what can happen when your gut becomes inflamed. Learn strategies to improve gut health, how to clean up your environment and more.
May 31st 2:30-3:30pm Jesus J. Strength Training and Aging Loosing muscular strength as we age is not just a muscle issue but a nerve issue as well. Jesus teaches you why strength training is MORE important for mature individuals before leading you through a safe basic exercise split to get you started. *This class has a movement component so please wear comfortable athletic clothes and have at least 1 set of 5lbs weights. Mats and cushions are optional but HELPFUL.

JUNE

June 1st 4-5pm Ali C. (Alison) Booster Support Group Sharing, support, and tips for after meal replacements.
June 5th 6-7pm Carmel A. Rewiring Your Brain for Success Feeling a little stuck and ready to make a change? This workshop will discuss different ways to tweak your current thought process to help you reach health and wellness goals!
June 12th 5-6pm Carissa F. Stress Coping Tool Box Life is stressful! Come learn about some tools and tricks that can help us manage stress in healthy ways and see what you might like to add to your personal toolbox.
June 12th 5:30-6:30pm Nicholas S. Plant-Based Eating Series: Part 4 -Protein Learn about the benefits of plant-based eating and which plant-based proteins to ramp up in your meals and snacks.
June 13th 1-2pm Lizzy K. (Elizabeth) Meal Prep for Clean, Healthy Food Understand how to make balanced meals using food prepping strategies that will help you stay on track for a healthy lifestyle.
June 15th 4-5pm Ali C. (Alison) Booster Support Group Sharing, support, and tips for after meal replacements.
June 21st 9-10am Janet K. I Need to Eat What I’m Craving! Right Now! – Really? We can experience powerful cravings for particular foods, but is that food really what we are looking for? And will it satisfy?  Learn the underlying reasons that can trigger food cravings and strategies to meet the real needs.
June 21st 6-7pm Katharine K. All about Adaptogens Learn about different plants and mushrooms that can help steady your body’s physical and mental balance.
June 26th 9-10am Melanie P. Helpful Kitchen Equipment What do you really need to create healthy tasty meals?  Get guidance from a pro!
June 26th 5-6pm Carissa F. Stress Coping Tool Box Life is stressful! Come learn tools and tricks that can help you manage stress in healthy ways and see what you might like to add to your personal toolbox.
June 28th 2:30-3:30pm Jesus J. Understanding Your Metabolism Learn about the basics the bodies metabolism and what to do to help keep it health.

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