Fitness Expert -- Creator, Ageless Grace
A youthful 64-year old, Denise has been featured on television, in publications such as “American Fitness”, and at such internationally acclaimed facilities as Canyon Ranch Health & Fitness Resort (Tucson, AZ), The Oaks Spa (Ojai, CA), Rosie’s Little Village (Gastric, Greece), aboard Princess and Carnival Cruise Lines & at The Pebble Beach Resorts (Pebble Beach, CA).
While she has taught all ages and all abilities, from children to athletes, from dancers & non-dancers to golfers…she specializes in movement for those who believe their movement is restricted and helps them find they can not only move again with joy, but heal their bodies and improve their quality of life! She works with those over 65 years old, those with chronic illness, and those recovering from physical injury and surgery.
Denise was a senior officer & board member of one of the largest communications companies in the world in New York City for 14 years, and served as a Marketing & PR consultant in California and North Carolina for another 15 years. She also has more than 30 years singing and acting experience, and brings high energy, creativity, fun and excellent stress management skills to her workshops and trainings!
Her newest venture and offering is Ageless Grace®:
Ageless Grace® provides 4-Hour Seminars (for personal practice) and 12.5 – Hour Certifications (for those who want to teach), offering CE Contact hours through NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork).
These programs introduce all ages and all abilities to 21 Simple Tools for Lifelong Comfort and Ease™ of Ageless Grace®. Each tool addresses a primary factor that causes aging in the body — each tool provides many secondary fitness benefits — all 21 tools stimulate and utilize the five areas of the brain – analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall and creativity and imagination!
Ageless Grace® works by re-opening the neural pathways that were created from the time you were born until approximately the age of 21 years old. Functional and cognitive skills were developed through typical childhood games and activities that are now no longer “practiced.” The 21 Tools of Ageless Grace® re-open those pathways and creates new ones, allowing positive results to come surprisingly quickly – much like remembering how to ride a bicycle after many years. This is the process of neuroplasticity, (the ability of the brain and nervous system to change structurally and functionally) and is vital to active aging.
The movement Tools of Ageless Grace® are organic rather than choreographed, and focus on using the core to stimulate cognitive function and physical function simultaneously. The Tools are practiced using a chair for stability and range of motion. This allows all ages and abilities of seniors to practice it, as well as baby boomers, young adults, those with weight, joint, diabetes and other challenges, those in wheelchairs or with other physical limitations — and kids absolutely love it! It can provide a great multi-generational program for grandparents, adult children and grandchildren to share.
Ageless Grace® is a profound body of work that provides amazing results in all ages — yet it simple to learn, playful, easy to do – and FUN! It may change the model of aging in America – and change the quality of function in your own future.
Presented by the Founder and Creator of Ageless Grace®, Denise Medved, who spent 7 years with a Duke –affiliated hospital and a university graduate department to develop this creative approach to aging. She was an International Nia Technique Trainer for 15 years, has been teaching Nia for 28 years, is a Certified Personal Trainer, tai chi and feng shui instructor, and was in the corporate marketing and PR world for 29 years with Fortune 1000 companies.
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