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“Music,Motion, and Mindfulness: A 3D Journey to the Golden era of German- American Physical Training”

July 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Davenport native Ed Thomas, Ed.D. began practicing the art of Indian Clubs and harmonicas as a boy in the early 1950’s. These historic forms of health training are still widely used in physical training, therapy, and even recommended to treat COPD,PTSD, and other illnesses. Join us as Dr. Thomas explains, demonstrates, and conducts the practical application of these two beautiful and powerful gifts given to the Quad Cities by the German Turners with his talk “Music,Motion, and Mindfulness: A 3D Journey to the Golden era of German- American Physical Training”. The demonstration will be Saturday July 7th at 2PM

Dr. Thomas has an extensive background in Physical Education including but not limited to:
Instructional Systems Specialist, U.S. Army Physical Fitness School
Director, Upper Iowa University, Fort Benning
Instructional Systems Specialist GS-11, U.S. Army Physical Fitness School
State Health and Physical Education, and Substance Abuse Prevention
Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Instructional Services

Dr. Thomas has been recognized for his contributions and efforts many times!

“Dr. Thomas is undoubtedly the U.S. Army’s top physical readiness training expert,” said USAPFS Commandant Lt. Col. William Rieger. “He has inspired a paradigm shift that will benefit our soldiers for years to come.”

Jeremy Levine, head physical training advisor to the U.S. Navy SEALS, calls Thomas a world-class physical educator. “He is a gifted teacher who recognized many years ago the power
of training concepts that are cutting edge today,” said Levine.

Lecture is included with admission:
$5 for Adults
$4 for Seniors
$3 for Children
FREE for Members


July 7, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


German American Heritage Center & Museum
712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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