To contact Gika Rector, call 713.213.7643 or send e-mail.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Bones for Life at ER-Jewish Community Center

Date and time

5-Week Series on Tuesdays
November 11, 18, 25, December 2,9, 16, 2014
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Description

Bones for Life® (BFL) is a program based on the premise that bone strength is stimulated through natural movement and weight-bearing posture.  It was developed by Ruthy Alon, and is based on Moshe Feldenkrais’ teachings for the re-education of movement habits.

Bones for Life training teaches you safe, non-jarring exercises, through gentle, springy, weight-bearing motions.  It helps to stimulate bone health, improves skeletal alignment, posture, and balance.

“Natural movement, which resonates through every part of the body, integrates them all into graceful harmony. It organizes the body both for stability and flexibility. It inspires trust in the bones as well as in the freedom of the joints. The joy which emerges in performing vigorous movements with ease and success is a constant companion to the dynamic activity. I call this joy, biological optimism. This biological optimism in regaining natural movement is the real benefit of the program; strengthening the bones is the bonus.”     —Ruthy Alon
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Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

– $26 Member/$36 Public/FREE for Fitness Center Members

How to register

For more information and to register, please visit the ER-JCC website.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
5601 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX 77096-3907

Bones for Life at West University

Date and time

5-Week Series on Thursdays
October 30, November 6, 13, December 4, 11, 2014

10:45-11:30 a.m. (Beginner’s Class)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Regular Class)

Description

Learn through Bones for Life lessons how to move better through out your day, improve your posture, and improve or maintain bone health. Bone health is critical for a vibrant and active life. The lessons will help you to develop a more springy dynamic walk that helps build bones, continue to improve your posture and give you more options of how you move through your daily life.
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Join Gika Rector for this series and add a new bounce to your step.

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

– $30 for six week session

How to register

Visit www.westutx.gov/SeniorServices or call 713-662-5895 and ask to speak with Toby Brooks or Patricia Noren.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Date and time

Thursdays
August 14–28, 2014
9:00–10:15 a.m.

Description

Learn what you can do to promote bone replenishment and maintain healthy bones for the future.

relax_womanBones for Life® (BFL) promotes healthy bones and improved alignment—making your movements easier, safer and more fun. Ways of moving to sustain life and maintain health have well served many of the world’s traditional cultures for centuries. Some of these ways have been lost in our modern, comparatively sedentary life.

Learn through Bones for Life lessons how to move better through out your day, improve your posture, and improve or maintain bone health. Bone health is critical for a vibrant and active life.

Join Gika Rector for this introductory series and add a new bounce to your step.

For more information about Bones for Life, please Click here! 

Fee

– $45 for all three classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $55 after.

– 6 weeks: $90 for all six classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $110 after.

– Single Session $20 Online $25 at Door

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

– Contact Gika if you want to take fewer than the full number of sessions.

How to register

Register online at NiaMoves. Select the Special Event & Series tab and go to May 15. You may also pay at the door.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

NiaMoves
508 Pecore Street [MAP]
Houston, Texas
713-864-4260

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Date and time

Thursdays
July 10–July 24, 2014
9:00–10:15 a.m.

Description

Learn what you can do to promote bone replenishment and maintain healthy bones for the future.

relax_womanBones for Life® (BFL) promotes healthy bones and improved alignment—making your movements easier, safer and more fun. Ways of moving to sustain life and maintain health have well served many of the world’s traditional cultures for centuries. Some of these ways have been lost in our modern, comparatively sedentary life.

Learn through Bones for Life lessons how to move better through out your day, improve your posture, and improve or maintain bone health. Bone health is critical for a vibrant and active life.

Join Gika Rector for this introductory series and add a new bounce to your step.

For more information about Bones for Life, please Click here! 

Fee

– $45 for all three classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $55 after.

– 6 weeks: $90 for all six classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $110 after.

– Single Session $20 Online $25 at Door

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

– Contact Gika if you want to take fewer than the full number of sessions.

How to register

Register online at NiaMoves. You may also pay at the door.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

NiaMoves
508 Pecore Street [MAP]
Houston, Texas
713-864-4260

Bones for Life at West University

Date and time

5-Week Series on Thursdays
April 10, (no class April 17), April 24, May 1, 8, 15
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Description

Learn through Bones for Life lessons how to move better through out your day, improve your posture, and improve or maintain bone health. Bone health is critical for a vibrant and active life. The lessons will help you to develop a more springy dynamic walk that helps build bones, continue to improve your posture and give you more options of how you move through your daily life.
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Join Gika Rector, Mary Grimord, and Cathy Wright for this series and add a new bounce to your step.

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

– $30 for six week session

How to register

Visit www.westutx.gov/SeniorServices
or call 713-662-5895

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Date and time

Thursdays
May 15–June 19, 2014
9:00–10:15 a.m.

Description

Learn what you can do to promote bone replenishment and maintain healthy bones for the future.

relax_womanBones for Life® (BFL) promotes healthy bones and improved alignment—making your movements easier, safer and more fun. Ways of moving to sustain life and maintain health have well served many of the world’s traditional cultures for centuries. Some of these ways have been lost in our modern, comparatively sedentary life.

Learn through Bones for Life lessons how to move better through out your day, improve your posture, and improve or maintain bone health. Bone health is critical for a vibrant and active life.

Join Gika Rector for this introductory series and add a new bounce to your step.

For more information about Bones for Life, please Click here! 

Fee

– $45 for all three classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $55 after.

– 6 weeks: $90 for all six classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $110 after.

– Single Session $20 Online $25 at Door

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

– Contact Gika if you want to take fewer than the full number of sessions.

How to register

Register online at NiaMoves. Select the Special Event & Series tab and go to May 15. You may also pay at the door.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

NiaMoves
508 Pecore Street [MAP]
Houston, Texas
713-864-4260

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Date and time

Thursdays
April 3–May 8, 2014
9:00–10:15 a.m.

Description

Learn what you can do to promote bone replenishment and maintain healthy bones for the future.

Bones for Life® (BFL) promotes healthy bones and improved alignment—making your movements easier, safer and more fun. Ways of moving to sustain life and maintain health have well served many of the world’s traditional cultures for centuries. Some of these ways have been lost in our modern, comparatively sedentary life.

Learn through Bones for Life lessons how to move better through out your day, improve your posture, and improve or maintain bone health. Bone health is critical for a vibrant and active life.

Join Gika Rector for this introductory series and add a new bounce to your step.

For more information about Bones for Life, please Click here! 

Fee

– $45 for all three classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $55 after.

– 6 weeks: $90 for all six classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $110 after.

– Single Session $20 Online $25 at Door

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

– Contact Gika if you want to take fewer than the full number of sessions.

How to register

Register online at NiaMoves. Select the Special Event & Series tab and go to August 15. You may also pay at the door.
Registration is closed for this event.

Location

NiaMoves
508 Pecore Street [MAP]
Houston, Texas
713-864-4260

Bones for Life at West University

Date and time

5-Week Series on Thursdays
February 27, March 6, 13, 27, April 3
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Description

Learn through Bones for Life lessons how to move better through out your day, improve your posture, and improve or maintain bone health. Bone health is critical for a vibrant and active life. The lessons will help you to develop a more springy dynamic walk that helps build bones, continue to improve your posture and give you more options of how you move through your daily life.
iStock_000017831931XSmall

Join Gika Rector, Mary Grimord, and Cathy Wright for this series and add a new bounce to your step.

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

– $30 for six week session

How to register

Visit www.westutx.gov/SeniorServices
or call 713-662-5895

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Date and time

Thursdays
February 20–March 27, 2014
9:00–10:15 a.m.

Description

Learn what you can do to promote bone replenishment and maintain healthy bones for the future.

Bones for Life® (BFL) promotes healthy bones and improved alignment—making your movements easier, safer and more fun. Ways of moving to sustain life and maintain health have well served many of the world’s traditional cultures for centuries. Some of these ways have been lost in our modern, comparatively sedentary life.

Learn through Bones for Life lessons how to move better through out your day, improve your posture, and improve or maintain bone health. Bone health is critical for a vibrant and active life.

Join Gika Rector for this introductory series and add a new bounce to your step.

For more information about Bones for Life, please Click here! 

Fee

– $45 for all three classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $55 after.

– 6 weeks: $90 for all six classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $110 after.

– Single Session $20 Online $25 at Door

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

– Contact Gika if you want to take fewer than the full number of sessions.

How to register

Register online at NiaMoves. Select the Special Event & Series tab and go to August 15. You may also pay at the door.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

NiaMoves
508 Pecore Street [MAP]
Houston, Texas
713-864-4260

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Date and time

Thursdays
9:00–10:15 a.m.

Description

Learn what you can do to promote bone replenishment and maintain healthy bones for the future.

Bones for Life® (BFL) promotes healthy bones and improved alignment—making your movements easier, safer and more fun. Ways of moving to sustain life and maintain health have well served many of the world’s traditional cultures for centuries. Some of these ways have been lost in our modern, comparatively sedentary life.

Learn through Bones for Life lessons how to move better through out your day, improve your posture, and improve or maintain bone health. Bone health is critical for a vibrant and active life.

Join Cathy Wright, certified BFL Teacher and Teachers in Training, Gika Rector and Mary Grimord for this introductory series and add a new bounce to your step.

For more information about Bones for Life, please Click here! 

Fee

– $45 for all three classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $55 after.

– 6 weeks: $90 for all three classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $110 after.

– Single Session $20 Online $25 at Door

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

– Contact Catherine if you want to take fewer than the full number of sessions. wrightleet@yahoo.com

How to register

Register online at NiaMoves. Select the Special Event & Series tab and go to August 15. You may also pay at the door.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

NiaMoves
508 Pecore Street [MAP]
Houston, Texas
713-864-4260