Building Better Balance Exercise Classes* 

Balance classes suspended due to the "shelter in place" advisory - may resume when this advisory has been lifted. 

Weekly one hour classes in Los Gatos 1:00-2:00 pm Thursdays

Location: Ma*Shuqa's Hidden Garden Oasis Studio, 15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA (408) 356-9473  (at the corner of Edmund Drive).

Classes offered to the Los Gatos community as a public service. 

Please come to the class 10 minutes early the first time attending this class to complete a short form.

Balance improvement and fall prevention exercises.  45 minutes seated exercises in chair, and 15 minutes standing behind chair exercise.  Not aerobic.  Wear regular comfortable clothing. 

Classes appropriate for anyone who has fallen, uses a walker or cane or someone who simply wants to improve their balance and overall wellness and health.

Enjoy gentle exercise and time with neighbors to improve your balance, avoid falls, develop spine health, and reduce chronic pain and inflammation.

Classes offered weekly on Thursdays at 1:00-2:00 pm  We work out with an instructional DVD by Vanessa Kettler who produced this excellent gentle exercise series.  Some people attending these classes purchase the DVD series from Vanessa for working out at home.

This exercise class is followed by meeting of the Los Gatos Seniors meeting weekly 2:00 - 3:30 pm at the same location.  

Teaching weekly classes with 4 different exercise foci - taught in a rotating series:

1.  "Balance Basics" - Essential elements to improve balance, how to avoid falls, how to steady ourselves when we feel dizzy or disoriented by using eyes. Chair exercises, standing exercises and eye exercises.

2. "Legs and Feet: Walking Made Easier" - Learn how to walk and no longer shuffle, techniques for climbing stairs and standing up, all while improving fitness of our legs and feet. Special feature: Peripheral neuropathy of the feet.

3.  "Developing Spine Health" - Features safe methods to reduce back tension, shoulder pain and neck discomfort while strengthening the core to help reverse the effects of spinal compression.  Special feature: Spinal nerve impingement.

4.  "Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Injuries and Other Chronic Conditions" - This program contains easy, safe, and effective routines for arthritis of the knee and rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder using methods helpful for any inflamed area. Special Feature: Arthritis of the hands.

15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (408) 356-9473 Drop-in, no pre-registration required. Come 10 minutes early to complete a short form.

See for Class meeting calendar.

Check this page - Building Better Balance Class for dates without class.

*Exercise in the comfort of your own home. The Building Better Balance Exercise series is available on DVD and can be ordered directly from Vanessa Kettler  $30/topic or $100 for all 4 DVDs.