Health and Physical Fitness

BARRE BLEND                                                                                                                      FEE: $105

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  (8 sess. beg. Sept. 21) (no class 10/5)                   Midland Park H.S.

Barre Blend helps create a lean, toned physique through a fun fusion of ballet barre, Pilates, and interval weight training. It incorporates a variety of techniques, focused on high-reps of small-range movements, dynamic exercises, core stabilization and active stretches to energize your entire body.  The format includes light weights for upper body, standing barre work for lower body, mat work for abs.  Participants will need a mat and a pair of 2-3 lb. weights. 

Instructor: DENISE SWAN


CHAIR YOGA WORKOUT                                                                                     FEE: $90

Tuesday, 5:30-6:15 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Sept. 20)                                                                     Midland Park H.S.

A complete workout in a chair!  If you have mobility issues or need a workout for your desk… this class will be perfect for you.  Develop flexibility and strength and learn some new techniques to add to your home practice!



GENTLE YOGA WITH MAGGIE                                                                           FEE: $105

Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Sept. 20)                                                                     Midland Park H.S.

This class will lead you through some gentle yoga, stretching, breathwork and meditation.   You do not need to be flexible or to be able to touch your toes. The instructor will guide you and teach you how to do the best moves for your body at the time of class. The breathwork and meditation can help with symptoms of anxiety and depression.                        Instructor:  MAGGIE WOLARIK



Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. (1 sess. Oct. 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 techniques, which allowinstructors 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 used to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. Instructor: RICHARD VAN DER WALL

HEARTSAVER FIRST AID COURSE FEE: $85 Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. (1 sess. Oct. 18)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 arrive. Learn first aid actions for choking, heart attack, and stroke victims as well as skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies including external bleeding, broken bones, sprains, bites and stings. This class is for people with limited or no medical training. Upon completion, you'll receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid certification card valid for 2 years.



HIIT BOOTCAMP (HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING)                                  FEE: $105

Monday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Sept. 19) (no class 10/10)                                          Midland Park H.S.

Workout Classes combine cardiovascular conditioning and strength training to give you the best high-energy workout possible.  Track your progress and challenge yourself every week. Join alone or with a friend for fun and friendly competition. Bring a mat and water. Instructor:  JENNY KELLY


Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (4 sess. beg. Oct. 18)                                                                   Tisdale School Gym, Ramsey

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

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation is a powerful system for building physical, emotional and mental health.  It precisely and consciously combines breathing exercises, hand position, eye-focus, mantra and postures to balance the glandular system and nervous system.  The practice makes you feel amazing, happy to be alive and comfortable and home in your body.  This specialized group experience is designed to support the health of your heart, lungs, thyroid, digestive organs and adrenals, all of which are critical for a healthy metabolism and a strong immune system.  Even if you have never done yoga or meditation before, this class is for you.   If you have a mind, you can receive all the health benefits.  If sitting on the floor is not available to you, many of the seated postures can be done in a regular chair.  Bring to class:  mat, water, light blanket, and seat cushion.  Instructor: CHRISTINE OKEZIE


PILATES (MAT)                                                                                                  FEE: $105

Thursday – 6:00-6:50 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Sept. 22) (No class 11/10)                   Midland Park H.S.

Beginner mat class is for people who have never tried Pilates before or those who’ve had a substantial break & need to review. Pilates is a series of precise movements that work together to develop a strong core (torso) specifically abdomen & back.  It strengthens & tones all muscles, improves posture & flexibility & unites body/mind.  Participants need to bring a mat.   Instructor will provide bands or small balls as needed.  One pair of 2 lb. weights will be needed when the instructor indicates. Instructor: DENISE SWAN


SECRETS TO ALLEVIATING DIGESTIVE DISORDERS                                          FEE:  $40

Wednesday, 7:00-9:30 p.m. (1 sess. Sept. 28)                                                                  Eric Smith School, Ramsey

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

Do you suffer from digestive issues?  The gas?  The bloating?  Acid reflux, gastritis, indigestion, constipation, cramping etc...  Did you know these are not normal symptoms?  Find out why these symptoms come on and how to correct them.  We will cover:  The Cause of Digestive Issues, Nutritional Approaches - Foods to avoid, Food combining, Allergies vs Sensitivities, Supplement, Lifestyle Involvement - Stress, How one eats and Resting period.  Get to the root of your digestive health with this in-depth seminar. Instructor: Humaira Quraishi, ND, MS


SHADOW KICKBOXING                                                                                  FEE:  $105

Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Sept. 20) (no class 10/11)                                     Midland Park H.S.

A high energy, high impact blend of kicks and punches set to upbeat music. This workout is designed to be a full body workout where you will burn calories and it’s a great way for beginners to build up some muscle mass. In every class we guarantee you will burn fat, relieve stress and above all have fun. Bring water and a mat. Instructor:  JENNY KELLY


ZUMBA DANCE PARTY                                                                                 FEE: $105

Thursday, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (8 sess. beg Sept. 22) (no class 11/10)                         Midland Park H.S.

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. 15-20 minutes of toning moves will be built in! Come and join us! Bring a water bottle and a towel. Prepare to smile, laugh and dance!

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