Free Health & Fitness Topics in Chicago

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  • Self-Defense

    Peter Honigmann, Founder and Head Instructor, Best Defense Concepts, LLC

    Offering presentations, seminars or hands-on classes in basic self-defense. The presentation can cover the following topics: law of self-defense, situational awareness and de-escalation, simple and effective strikes and techniques for dealing with the most common street attacks, how to defend against attacker's with weapons, the use of improvised weapons/pepper spray, or any other self-defense related topics of interest to the group. MORE >

    Presentations will be tailored to the group and the topic.

    I am generally available to give presentations after 5:30 PM on weekdays, and almost any time on weekends.

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  • Self-Defense for Seniors

    Peter Honigmann, Founder and Head Instructor, Best Defense Concepts, LLC

    I've been teaching teaching self-defense to seniors at libraries, senior centers, park districts and retirement centers throughout Northern Illinois since 2012. My presentations to seniors focus on being observant, using verbal skills to de-escalate a situation, complying with demands for property, and then only as a last resort using very simple self-defense techniques to disable an attacker, including: the use of a cane or walking stick, improvised weapons such as pens, flashlights, and magazines, and the use of pepper spray. MORE >

    I include inspiring stories of other seniors who have successfully defended themselves against various attacks. My presentations are 1 hour or less, generally done on weekday evenings or weekends, and I usually limit my travel to a 25 mile distance from Lincolnshire.

    I am generally available to give presentations after 5:30 PM on weekdays, and almost any time on weekends.

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  • Create Your Weight Loss Success Project™

    Coach Beckie, CEO, Build UR Best U, LLC

    This is Building Block #2, the largest building block in the five-step building block process to sustainable weight loss. In Building Block #1, you laid the foundation to your Weight Loss Success Project™, it is now time to start creating it. By attending this Master Class, you will learn how to write your S.M.A.R.T.-E.R Goals because when it comes to something as important as your health, a S.M.A.R.T. Goal just won't do, you will identify and determine how to address your Obstacles and Risks and then...you will commit to the Actions you will take that can lead to Everlasting Results. MORE >

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  • Mastering Building Block #1 – Laying the Foundation to Your Weight Loss Success Project™

    Coach Beckie, CEO, Build UR Best U, LLC

    This is the first building block in the five-step building block process to sustainable weight loss. By the end of this Master Class, you will walk away with learning how to create the initial and essential steps that lay the foundation to your Weight Loss Success Project™. No two projects are the same and the reason why this is so important is that by creating a plan that is right for you, tailored to your specific life circumstances and to your fitness & health levels is what can lead to sustainability. MORE >

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  • Breaktime! = Workday Productivity

    Sabrina Schottenhamel, Licensed Massage Therapist, Be Touched, by One Voice and Two Hands

    If you are looking to have more energy, feel happier, and have more energy, then Breaktime! is for YOU! I know you are probably thinking you do not have the time for breaks throughout your day, but I'm here to tell you, YOU DO! If you are consistent with taking breaks scheduled breaks, you will feel more clarity and be able to accomplish more through the day. MORE >

    You will receive the following:

    -the power of sprinkling breaks throughout your day
    -how to take breaks without skipping a beat in your day
    -you will increase your exercise and movement every day (Gotta make sure you're getting those steps counted!)
    -improved productivity
    -more daily focus!

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  • Effective Stretches for the Officeworker (Virtual)

    Sabrina Schottenhamel, Licensed Massage Therapist, Be Touched, by One Voice and Two Hands

    Sabrina goes through five stretches that can be done in five minutes at your desk. These are quick yet effective to help increase circulation and reduce pain and stress. In this interactive program you will learn each stretch and the many benefits of daily stretching and exercises. MORE >

    You will walk away with:
    -simple stretches that can be done anywhere
    -stretches that can be done seated in a chair or standing
    -less pain and stiffness
    -more energy and mobility!

    Now there's Part 2, Five more Stretches in Five Minutes!

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  • Anxiety Management

    Dr. Frank Sassetti, PsyD, CPT

    Anxiety is on the rise all over the country, stem the tide of anxiety in your life, family, business ... by learning anxiety management from Dr. Sassetti. He offers only the most reliable, accessable and effective strategies.

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  • Stress Reduction – Have we ever needed it more?

    Dr. Frank Sassetti, PsyD, CPT

    It seems that lately, our inner resources are being taxed to our limits and it feels like relief is a long way away. In just a few minutes Dr. Sassetti will teach you simple, efficient stress reduction techniques. These techniques can be implemented immediately, practiced with minimal effort and give you much needed respite from the extraordinary stressors we are experiencing. MORE >

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  • Healthy Drug-Free Lifestyle, How To Say No!

    YM/SgtMaj Nina Staben, Division 5 Young Marine of the Year, Young Marines

    This presentation is designed for any youth program or school from grades 3 - 12. In this presentation Young Marine Sergeant Major, Nina Staben will speak about gateway drugs, the negative effects they have on a body, and how drugs affect school, family, friends, and your future. There will also be a discussion on peer pressure and how to effectively get out of a situation in which someone is pressuring you to do something you don't want to do. MORE >

    Each presentation will be tailored according to the age group. For kids in middle and high school, the presentation will include real-life stories of drug use and discuss how to manage peer pressure.
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  • Does Everyone Need to Detox?

    Iuliana Lixandru, L.Ac., MSOM, Vitality Natural Wellness

    A talk about how our bodies detox, the pathways, the processes, the genes, when we need to help the process, environmental toxins and how to stay away from them. Which toxins are the most harmful and what we should choose to use instead of those. Summary of important nutrients for detoxification and gut health importance. MORE >

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