Practice yoga poses using a chair, at your desk, in a hotel room, or at home. Incorporate breathing techniques, relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. Yoga helps to reduce stress during your busy day, improve your mood, and lift your spirit.
Carol Bjork has been married to Kevin for 39 years. They have 2 adult daughters, one son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren.
Born and raised in Bismarck, Carol attended NDSU School of Nursing. After graduating, she moved with Kevin to Minneapolis where she worked as a nurse for 4 years at the University of Minnesota Mayo Hospital. They returned to Bismarck where she worked as a NICU nurse at Bismarck Hospital (Sanford), and St Alexius Hospital, where she also taught Lamaze Childbirth classes for 13 years. She retired from nursing in 1992.
In 1982 Carol began teaching aerobic classes at ATA Fitness Center. In 1989 she continued teaching classes at the YMCA, where she has been employed for 25 years. Carol has enjoyed teaching Vinyasa yoga classes for the past 15 years. She loves helping people to feel good, to be healthy in both mind and body.
Carol has been leading a women’s Bible study at her church, Charity Lutheran, for 8 years. She has been the Bis-Man Community Coordinator of SADD-Students Against Destructive Decisions, for 13 years. She coordinates the 6 local chapters in both the middle schools and high schools.
Carol views her role in fitness as an encourager of preventive medicine, especially after losing her dad to ALS, her mother to complications of osteoporosis, and her brother to diabetes and coronary artery disease. She believes, “Some things can’t be prevented, as ALS, but a healthy lifestyle of weigh management, exercise, good nutrition, and decreased stress, can prevent many health issues.