]My guest is OASIS' Executive Director, Jill Faulkner. She is pictured here with First Lady Jane Beshear after Mrs. Beshear presented the proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month issued by Gov. Steve Beshear.

OASIS is a Domestic Violence Program and licensed Women’s Substance Treatment provider for battered women and/or homeless,chemically dependent women and their dependent children in Owensboro, Kentucky.

OASIS, provides services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and women who are homeless due to substance abuse. OASIS has provided services for seven counties in Western Kentucky since 1980. OASIS serves approximately 300 women and children per year in shelter, and many more through non-residential domestic violence services to women living in the community. OASIS provides services in five main areas of focus: domestic violence, substance abuse, parenting, financial literacy, and life skills. The facility also provides child development programming and non-residential court advocacy.

Jill was more than willing to demonstrate an exercise that you could do anywhere, even during a board meeting or in your car, as a passenger!

This seated core exercise will strengthen your abdominal muscles. Make sure you bring your belly button towards your back/spine (SCOOP) and breathe all the way through this exercise. Position both hands behind your head and then exhale as your curl your spine up like a cat and hollow out your belly. Slowly return to a sitting position and repeat for 8-16 repetitions.

March in place: Bring one knee up at a time and keep your core engaged!

Opposite elbow to knee: Rotate and bring your elbow to your opposite knee and then switch sides. Continue for 8-16 repetitions for 2-3 sets.

Go at your own pace and stay ACTIVE!

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