Health, Safety, and Physical Fitness


Two Programs Will Be Offered


Start Date:  Saturday, March 18

Glen Rock Duck Pond, 149 Alan Avenue, Glen Rock

Time:  9:00-10:00 a.m

Cost $90


Start Date: Wednesday, March 22

Ridgewood Duck Pond, Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood

Time:9:00-10:00 a.m.

Cost $90


NJ Masters premier running Club is offering his very popular beginner level program for those with little or no running experience, or those looking to improve their overall fitness.  The Couch to 5K (C25K) is a fun and non-competitive program that offers weekly group training sessions that will take you from being a couch potato to running your first 5k.  Enrollment fee includes 10 weeks plan with a certified coach, t-shirt, race entry to the Ridgewood Run on Monday May 29th and a one-year membership to the North Jersey Masters Running Club.  For further information, please contact or call 973 333-4837.  Register through Midland Park Continuing Education.




Wednesday, 6:45-7:45 p.m. 

(8 sess. beg. Mar. 1) (no class 4/12)   Midland Park H.S.

You’ve read about it in magazines, you’ve heard about it from celebrities. Come see what the buzz is about with a cutting-edge method that will firm, tone and challenge you. The muscle shaping technique of isometrics, the elongating method of dance conditioning and the fat burning format of interval training. It is designed to sculpt abs, strengthen core, shape the arms, and slim and lift the hips, thighs and seat! Participants should bring a mat and a pair of light weights (2-3 lbs.)  Instructor: DENISE SWAN



Tuesday, 6-7 p.m.

(8 sess.  beg. Mar. 7)(No class 4/11)   Midland Park H.S.

Remember when your strength, balance and coordination were second nature?  Allow our simple exercises to instill your body and mind with renewed energy.  Bring fitness back into your life and make your body stronger, balanced and more limber.  With a ball and band you will exercise your muscles and mind to ensure better balance, strength and mental acuity.  Revitalize yourself this Fall!  Your mind and body will thank you!  All exercise materials are provided; just bring water and enthusiasm. Instructor: RICHARD PORTUGAL



Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (1 sess. April 22)        (Plus $10 mat. fee due at reg.)

            Eric Smith School Library, Ramsey 

Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School.  Register through M.P.C.E.

This AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED class introduces the student to cardiac risk factors and signs and symptoms of a heart attack, cardiac arrest and stroke. Participants will learn one and two rescuer CPR for the Adult, Child and Infant, rescue breathing, choking and obstructed airway management. Mouth to mask ventilations as well as the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is also taught. Upon successful completion of the course, in a month, the student will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Card. Instructor: JOE RECTOR



Thursday, 6-6:45 p.m.

(9 sess. beg. Mar. 2)(no class 4/13)     Midland Park H.S.

Pilates focuses on core strength, flexibility, flattening the abs, narrowing the waist, toning the arms and legs, sculpting the glutes, and creating a strong, healthy back. Pilates can strengthen and streamline your entire body, yielding a whole new feeling of vitality. The mini balls and bands will not only change-up your Pilates workout in a refreshing way, it will also produce faster and more dramatic results. Participants will need to bring a mat.  

Instructor: DENISE SWAN



Winter - Monday, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

(10 sess. beg. Jan. 9 (no class 2/20)     FEE: $120

Winter - Wednesday, 9:15-10 a.m.

(10 sess. beg.  Jan. 11 (no class 2/22)  FEE: $120

Spring – Monday, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

(9 sess. beg. Apr. 17 new start date (no class  5/29)      FEE: $108

Spring – Wednesday, 9:15-10 a.m.

(9 sess. beg. Apr. 12 new start date (no class  5/31)      FEE: $108

All classes will be at the Glen Rock Athletic Club, 221 Main St., Glen Rock

Offered in cooperation with Glen Rock Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) means Energy Work. Developed in ancient China, it is a system of flowing movements coordinated with deep breathing and meditation. Qigong has numerous proven health benefits including improved flexibility, muscle strength, balance, and heart and lung functions. It decreases stress and reduces muscle pain and stiffness and is deeply relaxing. Qigong is also practiced to improve sports performance. It is suitable for all ages and most fitness levels. The combination of movement and meditation will help you start your day feeling refreshed, energized and relaxed.  Instructor: Melissa Canter



Tuesday, 7-9:30 p.m.                       (plus mat. fee of $10 payable at registration)

(1 sess. Feb. 28)                                Eric Smith School, 73 Monroe St., Ramsey

Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

Do you suffer from gas, bloating, indigestion, irritable bowel, acid reflux, diarrhea, constipation or Chron’s? Find out what’s wrong and how to correct it in this in-depth seminar. Topics covered are natural nutritional approaches, what foods to eat and what to avoid, what supplements you should be taking (or not), proper food combinations, the role that stress plays, how to detect food allergies/sensitivities and much more. Every attendee will receive a 25+ page handout full of reference materials to take home.  Instructor: ROBERT GALAROWICZ, ND



Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Mar. 7) (no class 4/11)          Midland Park H.S.

Are you ready to have a dance party each week?  Come join this jammed pack open level street jazz class.  You’ll learn the hottest hip-hop and jazz moves while getting a work out at the same time.  Not only will you get a good work, you will learn how to keep your stamina up and strengthen your muscles.  Please wear comfortable workout clothes and jazz shoes or sneakers.  Come join the party, we’re waiting for you!  Instructor: KRISTEN ROMANO


TAHITIAN CARDIO            FEE: $92

Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Feb. 27)         Midland Park H.S.  
(no class 4/10)

Tahitian Cardio is a FUN, no to low impact dance workout like no other! Inspired by the beautiful dances of the Pacific Islands. Super shaping emphasis on the abs, glutes, & quads! It isolates your larger muscle groups, adds strength & definition to your core.  Set to the sound of traditional Polynesian drumbeats, the class fuses easy to perform dance movement and fitness moves. Barefooted, thin socks or ballet slippers. Mat required for floor work.  Instructor:  DENISE SWAN



Thursday, 7-8:15 p.m.

(8 sess. beg.  Mar. 2)(no class 4/13)    Midland Park H.S.

This is a slower paced class suitable for beginners and advanced beginner practitioners. The flow of the class incorporates breath with movement and focuses on developing strength, flexibility and balance. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Blocks and straps are optional. Instructor: AILEEN PURCELL



Monday, 6-7:15 p.m. (10 sess. beg.  Feb. 27)(No class 4/10) Midland Park H.S.

Restorative Yoga focuses on relaxing the body in restful postures. Rest is different than sleep.  Rest provides our body the opportunity to renew, heal and restore.  There are physical and emotional benefits to this practice. The restorative effects of this form of yoga should never be overlooked no matter what age.  By using props in the postures, it allows one to feel the restorative power that will do wonders to the body. Students must bring a yoga mat, blanket (throw), hand towel and yoga strap, (yoga blocks, if needed). Eat at least 2 hours before class or have a light snack. Instructor: GLORIA SMILEY



Winter - Monday, 9-10  a.m.

(10 sess. beg. Jan. 9) (no class 2/20)   FEE: $140

Winter - Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.

(10 sess. beg. Jan. 11) (no class 2/22) FEE: $140

Spring – Monday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (new start time)

(9 sess. beg. Apr. 17 (new start date) (no class 4/17 & 5/29)      FEE: $126

Spring – Wednesday, 10:00-11 a.m. (new start time

(9 sess. beg. Apr.12 (new start date) (no class 4/19 & 5/31)      FEE: $126

All classes will be at the Glen Rock Athletic Club, 221 Main St., Glen Rock

Offered in cooperation with Glen Rock Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

Stressed, out of shape, out of sorts?  Would you like to gain muscle tone and feel more peaceful?  Yoga can change your life. Come learn yoga with a former Wall Street executive who transformed her life through yoga practice. Yoga fosters balance, strength and flexibility in the body, mind and spirit.  Start a new, healthier way of life today! This yoga class will use yoga postures and sequences that will appeal to both the beginner and intermediate student.  Please bring a sticky mat and wear loose clothing.  Instructor: MELISSA CANTER



Thursday, 7-8 p.m.      Midland Park H.S.

(8 sess. beg  Mar. 2)(no class  4/13)  

Join us for a Latin dance party! Basic Latin rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia will be enjoyed along with the newest form of Zumba:Sentao! We will use a chair for this portion of the class to strengthen our core and sculpt our muscles! Not only will you get a cardio workout, you will also receive targeted resistance training. Come and join us! Bring a water bottle, towel and one pound weights – we’ll supply  the chairs!  Instructor: SILVIA ACOSTA


ZUMDA GOLD: LATIN & POP             FEE: $85

Thursday, 6-6:50 p.m.             Midland Park H.S.

(8 sess. beg  Mar. 2)(no class  4/13)

A shorter, simpler dance fitness class that breaks the steps down.  You have the option of using light Zumba maraca weights  to make the Latin moves burn more calories and add zest.  


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