Health and Physical Fitness

BARRE                                                                FEE: $95
ednesday, 7:00-7:50 p.m.                                Midland Park H.S.
(8 sess. beg. Feb. 26) (no class 4/8)

The dancers body” workout! Designed to help you develop a longer, leaner body using small, controlled movements, isometric holds and high repetition. Define and lift the hips, thighs and glutes, sculpt the abs, tone and shape the arms! The format includes light weights for upper body, barre work for lower body, mat work for abs. Participants will need a mat and one pair of light weights,( 2 - 3 lbs ) Instructor: DENISE SWAN


onday, 6:15-9:15 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 9)   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 AHAs 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


onday, 6:15-9:15 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 16) Dater School Café, Ramsey

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

Heartsaver First Aid teaches critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Learn first aid actions including choking, heart attack, and stroke, skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings. This class is for people with limited or no medical training. Upon completion, youll receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid certification card valid forn2 years. Instructor: RICHARD VAN DER WALL

NUTRITION 101                                             
FEE: $75
Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (3 sess. Mar. 17, 24, 31) Midland Park H.S.

Are you confused by all the nutrition information that seems to contradict itself every day? Nutrition 101 is a course that will teach you the fundamentals of health and wellness so you can navigate through the fad diets, fancy exercise plans and snake oil salespeople. Dan Mezzina is a NESTA certified Fitness Nu- trition Coach and Sports Nutrition Specialist with years of experience coaching everyone from athletes to the office worker. He will guide you through meal planning methods, sleep optimization, how to shop and more!!  Instructor: DAN MEZZINA

FEE:  $75 Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m.(4 sess, beg. Apr. 21)       Midland Park H.S.

This is a meditation class-starting with a centering to clear the mind allowing the meditation to take place. A focus on the breath and how it changes when meditation occurs, Soft music and calming sounds allow a relaxing feeling and enable us to become mindful of our much needed calmness in our lives. Following this we will go through a Yoga Nidra which allow us full body relaxation for the entire body.

PILATES PLUS                                                 FEE: $95
Wednesday, 6-6:45 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Feb. 26)(no class 4/8)  Midland Park H.S.

Pilates is a series of precise movements that work together to develop a strong core. It is a total body workout that improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. The format is primarily mat work with some standing exercises. Instructor will provide small balls or bands as needed. Participants need to bring a mat & one pair of 2 lb. weights  Instructor: DENISE SWAN

POUND®                                                           FEE: $98
Monday, 6:45-7:30 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Feb. 24) (no class 4/6)   Midland Park H.S.

The “Rock Out Work Out”! You become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®,
lightly weighted drumsticks, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way to tone up. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® is easily modifiable and is suitable for men & women of all ages and abilities. Ripstix provided by instructor. Participants need to bring a mat. Instructor: DENISE SWAN

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

(8 sess. beg. April 13) (no class 4/27, 5/4, 5/25)     FEE: $96 Wednesday, 9:15-10 a.m.
(9 sess. beg.  April 1)(no class 4/8,4/29
,5/6)     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 move- ment and meditation will help you start your day feeling refreshed, energized and relaxed. Instructor: MELISSA CANTER

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

(1 sess. Feb. 25)    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 Crohn’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

CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERYONE                   FEE: $82
6:00-7:00 p.m.(8 sess. beg  Feb. 25)(no class 4/7)    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

YOGA LEVEL 1                                                 FEE: $99
Thursday, 7-8:15 p.m.                                        Mi
dland Park H.S.

(8 sess. beg. Feb. 27)(no class 4/9)

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.

THERAPEUTIC YOGA                                    FEE: $125
6-7:15 p.m. (10 sess.  Feb. 24) (no class 4/6)   Midland Park H.S.

Therapeutic 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 (10 ft.), 2 yoga blocks. Eat at least 2 hours before class or have a light snack like yogurt and water.  Instructor: GLORIA SMILEY

Monday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

(8 sess. beg April 13) (no class 4/27, 5/4, 5/25) FEE: $112   Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.

(9 sess. beg. April 1) (no class 4/8, 4/29, 5/6)    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.

7-8 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Feb. 25)(no class 4/7) Midland Park H.S.

Join us for a Latin dance party! Basic Latin rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Samba and Cumbia! We en- courage 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

ZUMBA GOLD: LATIN & POP                     FEE: $85
6-6:50 p.m. (8 sess. beg.  Feb. 25)(no class 4/7)       Midland Park H.S.

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.Instructor: SILVIA ACOSTA

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