Health, Safety, and Physical Fitness



Spring 2018

Start Date:  Saturday, March 24

Glen Rock Duck Pond, 149 Alan Avenue, Glen Rock

Time:  9:00-10:00 a.m

Cost $90

 NJ Masters premier running Club is offering this 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 week plan with a certified coach with over 20 years of experience, t-shirt, race entry to the Ridgewood Run 5km on Memorial Day and a one-year membership to the North Jersey Masters Running Club.  For further information, please contact  or call 201-540-9701


Wednesday, 6:45-7:45 p.m.    Midland Park H.S.
(8 sess. beg.  Feb. 28) (no class 3/7 & 4/4)
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, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (3 sess. Mar. 6, 13, 20)        Midland Park H.S.
Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences, both originating over 5000 years ago. This three-part series, an introduction to Ayurveda, will teach us about natural and holistic methods of wellness that have withstood time.  Learn about the “Doshas”-your particular bodily constitution, your emotional buttons, foods and habits. Then delve deeper into balancing and optimizing your Doshas so you can live life to the fullest, empowered and enriched with bliss. Instructor: ARUNA RAOBEG 


Thursday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (2 sess. Feb. 22 & Mar. 1)            Dater School Café, Ramsey 
Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School.  Register through M.P.C.E.
Heartsaver CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.  Instructor: RICHARD VAN DER WALL


MEATLESS MONDAY                                     FEE:  $60
Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.         (plus $20 mat. fee payable to instructor)
(2 sess. Apr. 9 & 23 )  Midland Park H.S.
With all the media cry over meat sourcing production, preservation, etc., the “Meatless Monday” wave is surging.   But what to eat without meat?  Enroll in these cooking sessions to learn how to make hearty vegetarian meals that will nourish you, inhibit cravings and send stress-reducing signals to your brain. These workshops will also include a review of herbs and spices, their usage and wide benefits, importance of grains, and use of fresh vegetables. Instructor: ARUNA RAOBEG


Thursday, 6-6:45 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Mar. 1)(no class 3/8 & 4/5)         Midland Park H.S.
Pilates is a total body workout that will increase flexibility of the spine, strengthen abs and lower back, and improve posture. The Pilates Ring (or Magic Circle) aids alignment and establishes a mind/body connection. The ring offers challenge and novelty so it benefits beginners and those with Pilates experience. No Pilates Ring necessary for first class.  Instructor will provide details on how/where to obtain an inexpensive ring.  Participants will need to bring a mat. Instructor: DENISE SWAN

Winter - Monday, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
(10 sess. beg. Jan. 8-Mar. 19 (no class Feb. 19)          FEE: $120
Winter - Wednesday, 9:15-10 a.m.
(10 sess. beg.  Jan. 10-Mar. 21 (no class Feb. 21)       FEE: $120
Spring - Monday, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
(9 sess. beg. Apr. 2-June 4 (no class May 28) FEE: $108
Spring - Wednesday, 9:15-10 a.m.
(9 sess. beg.  Apr. 4- June 6 (no class May 30)           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. 27)                                        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, 6:00-7:00 p.m.(8 sess. beg Feb. 27)(no class 4/3)    Midland Park H.S
Chair yoga is a form of yoga that can be practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. The chair replaces the yoga mat allowing you to take advantage of yoga’s wonderful fitness and health potential. Anyone who sits in a chair for most of the day, or cannot get on the floor for whatever reason (working long hours, weight issues, inflexibility, lack of muscle tone, wheelchair bound, etc) can learn to improve circulation, strength and flexibility from a seated position. Wear comfortable clothing.  Instructor: AILEEN PURCELL


Thursday, 7-8:15 p.m.             Midland Park H.S.
(8 sess. beg.  Mar. 1)(no class  4/5)
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.   This class will cover the traditional Sun Salutation and most of the level 1 standing and seated postures.  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. 26) (no class 4/2)   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, 9:30-10:30  a.m.
(10 sess. beg.  Jan. 8-Mar. 19) (no class Feb. 19)        FEE: $140
Winter - Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.
(10 sess. beg. Jan. 10-Mar. 21) (no class Feb. 21)       FEE: $140
Spring - Monday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
(9 sess. beg.  Apr. 2. –June 4) (no class May 28)        FEE: $126
Spring - Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.
(9 sess. beg. Apr. 4-June 6) (no class May 30)            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. 1)(no class 4/5)  
Join us for a Latin dance party! Basic Latin rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Samba and Cumbia! We encourage you to bring 1.0 lb. weights to strengthen and sculpt your muscles. Not only will you get a cardio workout, you will benefit from the stress relief that comes from dance. Come and join us! Bring a water bottle and a towel. Prepare to smile, laugh and dance! Instructor: SILVIA ACOSTA


Thursday, 6-6:50 p.m. Midland Park H.S
(8 sess. beg.  Mar. 1)(no class  4/5)  
A shorter, simpler dance fitness class that breaks the steps down.  You have the option of increasing your muscle tone by bringing 1.0 lb.  weights. Dance is good for your balance, your brain and your mood. Join us! Please bring water and a towel.

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