Health, Safety, and Physical Fitness


Wednesday, 6:45-7:45 p.m.    Midland Park H.S.

(8 sess. beg.  Feb. 27) (no class 4/17)

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



Monday, 6:15-9:15 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 11)          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 


Register for Both Courses  -  Save $30  -  Fee $140


Monday, 6:15-9:15 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 18) Dater School Café, Ramsey

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

This AHA Heartsaver First Aid class is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training. Upon completion employees will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid certification card valid for 2 years. Instructor: RICHARD VAN DER WALL



Thursday, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (6 sess. beg. Feb. 28)         Midland Park H.S.

Mindfulness has been an effective calming device for centuries. It has been known to reduce stress, improve moral, functioning, creativity, and productivity. Research indicates that high stress can compromise a person’s immune system and lead to an increase to physical illness. Join us as we destress in this mindfulness & art session. Each week we will engage all of your senses while we work with clay, pastels, and other medium while engaging in guided Mindfulness and deep breathing.  Instructor: ART INNOVATORS


Pilates with Mini Balls & Bands          FEE: $99

Thursday, 6-6:45 p.m. Midland Park H.S.

(9 sess. beg. Feb. 28)(no class 4/18)

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


POUND®                    FEE: $95

Monday, 6:45-7:30 p.m.         Midland Park H.S.

(8 sess. beg. Feb. 25) (no class 4/15)

Instead of listening to music, 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 of working out.  Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for toning up and rockin’ out!  The workout 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.

(10 sess. beg. April 1 – June 24)(no class 4/8 & 5/6, 5/27)    FEE: $120

Wednesday, 9:15-10 a.m.

(10 sess. beg.   April 3 – June 26) (no class 4/10, 5/8, 5/29)  FEE: $120

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. 26)                                        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


Chair Yoga for Everyone        FEE: $82

Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 p.m.(8 sess. beg  Feb. 26)(no class 4/16)        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.            Midland Park H.S.

(8 sess. beg.  Feb. 28)(no class  4/18)

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. 25)(no class 4/15) 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 (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.

(10 sess. beg.  April 1 – June 24) (no class 4/8, 5/6, 5/27)     FEE: $140

Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.

(10 sess. beg. April 3 – June 26) (no class  4/10, 5/8, 5/29)   FEE: $140

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



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

(8 sess. beg.  Feb. 26)   (no class 4/16)

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



Tuesday, 6-6:50 p.m.  Midland Park H.S
(8 sess. beg.  Feb. 26)   (no class 4/16)

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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