Wellness Programs and Classes
DC Wellness Program
In an effort to help the community live healthier, more active lifestyles and to reduce the number of obesity related diseases among citizens, Dr. Ivan L. Robinson and Associates Family Practice and Urgent Care has partnered with the local community to develop the Step Up to Strength-Vitality-Wellness Program sponsored by National Recreation and Park Association.
Using the guidelines of the National Recreation and Park Association’s Step Up To Health initiative, the program seeks to improve the overall health and quality of life in the community by promoting heart-healthy eating and physical activity. Participants in the program receive:
- Health and Wellness Screenings
- Exercise therapy including aerobic strength training, yoga, belly dancing, turbo-kick, self-defense, Tai Chi, and more.
- Nutrition and meal planning education
- Relaxation and massage therapy
Participants in the program are required to attend four (4) classes per week at their local Wellness Center and in return, receive massages and once-a-month dinners prepared by professional chefs. The Step Up to Strength-Vitality-Wellness program is for people of all ages and the exercise classes are free with registration for DC residents, The program also assist in providing access to medical services for the locally uninsured.
Get Fit in the Workplace
Do you have 25 minutes for wellness and 20 for lunch? If so contact our office about a daily workplace wellness program. Our program currently has classes at lunchtime all over the DC area. Contact us for a trial session at your work site.
Classes for MIND, BODY and HEALTH
African Dance Class
Wholistic North African BellyDance (WNABD) is a dance workout that is designed for the whole self and for overall well-being. It is a healing approach to the ancient art of belly dance that includes full-body stretches, isolations, shimmies, slow-motion serpentine movements, fast hip drills and more. A session of WNABD incorporates dance technique and traditional elements of North African healing dances into an intensive endorphin-releasing experience that increases strength, flexibility, coordination, relaxation and balance. This class is held in a safe and peaceful environment that promotes joy and self-acceptance.
The benefits of Tai Chi Chih are felt within weeks or months of practicing. No special clothing, equipment or experience is required. Only a few feet of floor space is necessary.
Beneficial results are obtained regardless of physical condition, agility or age. It is practiced with the body relaxed, but the mind clear and focused.
Benefits to the Body and Mind are: Helps to improve balance, flexibility, and coordination and reduces falls, Fantastic for reducing stress, Strengthens the immune system, Improves circulation, Strengthens ligaments/tendons, Helps manage chronic diseases, such as arthritis, and heart disease, depression and diabetes.
Yoga Stretch: An innovative approach to the popular fitness-focused mind/body workout, Yoga Stretch consists of traditional yoga poses executed with a Vinyasa flow. Participants will experience improved strength, flexibility,balance and posture. Yoga Stretch is friendly and suitable to members of all fitness and experience levels
Yoga is designed to enhance vitality and a sense of well being, this workout will help participants gain improved flexibility, balance, strength and posture. The class will borrow from each instructor’s experience with Yoga and may incorporate basic poses from various Yoga styles.
Qigong is a discipline that combines mental concentration, breathing techniques and body movements to activate and cultivate a person’s “vital energy.” In Chinese, Qi or Chi (pronounced “chee”) means “air” or “breath, vital energy and the universal force that is in all things.” Gong is defined as “work, the function or benefit of this energy.”
Qigong, like other holistic healing modalities, promotes the philosophy that a person’s mind, body, and spirit are interconnected. Qigong also teaches that energy moves through channels or meridians in the body. Illness or pain can be a result of blockages or changes in the Qi and channels. The practice of Qigong can enhance health and life by opening blockages and improving the flow of energy in the mind, body and spirit.