Welcome to our events calendar! Below you can see all upcoming events and programs in South Florida.
Click on each event to find out more information including directions and contacts.
Can’t find a program or event you’re looking for? Please contact us at 305.537.9933 or email info@npfsouthflorida.org for more information.

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  • Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    09:15 -10:00
    08-01-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

    The Wellness Center of BHMC’s Tai Chi instructor, James Cravens, will provide Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at our Wellness Center.  The class will be 45 minutes in length twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:15a. The hopeful start date will be July 18th. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments of the participants.  The assessment will include blood pressure and heart rates screening, PHQ9, and fall risk assessment.   The assessment will be provided by an Exercise Physiologist.

    How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

    Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

    Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

    Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

    Instructor Bio:

     James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

    Ryan Cranshaw:

    Mr. Cranshaw has worked as an Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Broward Health for the past 7 years.  His main focus has been with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.  With his recent completion of the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, he has been turning his attention and training towards disease prevention and treatment.

  • Yoga – Davie, FL

    Yoga – Davie, FL

    13:00 -13:45
    08-01-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Tuesdays 1pm – 1:45pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-01-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-01-2017
    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Location:
    Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
    rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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    • Tai Chi - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
      Tai Chi - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
      09:15 -10:00
      08-01-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

      The Wellness Center of BHMC’s Tai Chi instructor, James Cravens, will provide Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at our Wellness Center.  The class will be 45 minutes in length twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:15a. The hopeful start date will be July 18th. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments of the participants.  The assessment will include blood pressure and heart rates screening, PHQ9, and fall risk assessment.   The assessment will be provided by an Exercise Physiologist.

      How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

      Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

      Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

      Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

      Instructor Bio:

       James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

      Ryan Cranshaw:

      Mr. Cranshaw has worked as an Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Broward Health for the past 7 years.  His main focus has been with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.  With his recent completion of the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, he has been turning his attention and training towards disease prevention and treatment.

    • Yoga - Davie, FL
      Yoga - Davie, FL
      13:00 -13:45
      08-01-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Tuesdays 1pm – 1:45pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      13:00 -14:00
      08-01-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

      There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

      How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

      Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

       Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

       Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
      305-932-4200 ext 136

      Instructor Bio:

      Dany Weil:

      Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

       

    • Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Hollywood, FL
      Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Hollywood, FL
      14:00 -15:00
      08-01-2017
      300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021
      300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

      In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

      How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

      Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

      Location:
      Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
      rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

      Instructor Bio: 

      Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

      Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    08:00 -08:45
    08-02-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8am – 8:45am*

    *Class will change to 10am-10:45am starting August 7, 2017

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Boxing – Davie, FL

    Boxing – Davie, FL

    10:15 -11:15
    08-02-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Wednesdays 10:15am – 11:15am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • TheraQi Movement Class – South Miami, FL

    TheraQi Movement Class – South Miami, FL

    11:30 -12:30
    08-02-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    TheraQi  universal movement protocol is a FREE exercise program inspired by dance, eastern martial arts and physical therapy for people living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.  This program is taught by Daniel Martinez Hixson and is produced by Brain Center Social Work Programs Department.

    How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

    Dates: Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 & August 2nd 11:30am – 12:30pm

    Location: St. Matthews Church 7410 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143

    Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

  • Chair Yoga – South Miami, FL

    Chair Yoga – South Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-02-2017
    7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

    7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

    How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

    Dates: Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm

    Location: St. Matthews Church 7410 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143

    Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-02-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Spinning – Davie, FL

    Spinning – Davie, FL

    13:30 -14:15
    08-02-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Wednesdays  1:30pm – 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-02-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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      Aqua Splash - Davie, FL
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      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8am – 8:45am*

      *Class will change to 10am-10:45am starting August 7, 2017

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

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      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Boxing - Davie, FL
      Boxing - Davie, FL
      10:15 -11:15
      08-02-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

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      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

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      TheraQi Movement Class - South Miami, FL
      11:30 -12:30
      08-02-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      TheraQi  universal movement protocol is a FREE exercise program inspired by dance, eastern martial arts and physical therapy for people living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.  This program is taught by Daniel Martinez Hixson and is produced by Brain Center Social Work Programs Department.

      How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

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      7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143
      7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

      How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

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      Location: St. Matthews Church 7410 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143

      Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

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      Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      13:00 -14:00
      08-02-2017
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      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

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      How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

      Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

       Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

       Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
      305-932-4200 ext 136

      Instructor Bio:

      Dany Weil:

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    • Spinning - Davie, FL
      Spinning - Davie, FL
      13:30 -14:15
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      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Wednesdays  1:30pm – 2:15pm

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      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

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      14:00 -15:00
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      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

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      In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

      How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

      Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

      Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

      E: rherzog@mhs.net

      T: 954-844-4800

      Instructor Bio: 

      Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

      Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    09:15 -10:00
    08-03-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

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    How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

    Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

    Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

    Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

    Instructor Bio:

     James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

    Ryan Cranshaw:

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  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-03-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

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    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-03-2017
    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Location:
    Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
    rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    08:00 -08:45
    08-04-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8am – 8:45am*

    *Class will change to 10am-10:45am starting August 7, 2017

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    13:30 -14:15
    08-04-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays 12pm – 12:45pm & Fridays 1:30pm 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-04-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • The Heart of Caring Series (2 of 4)

    The Heart of Caring Series (2 of 4)

    14:00 -16:00
    08-05-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Heart of Caring Series

     

    Saturday, August 5th, 2017

    Northeast Dade – Aventura Branch Library
    2930 Aventura Blvd.
    Aventura, FL 33180

    Program Starts at 2:00pm
    Program ends at 4:00pm

    The Heart of Caring Series program is for caregivers and care partners of those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

    The program will provide an opportunity to connect and begin – or continue – creating a community and support system.
    Learn About:

    • Communication
    • Parkinson’s Advocacy
    • Resources and Services

    Speakers:

    Carolina Kimball, NPF South Florida Mission Chair

    Yvonne Brookes, RN, MSN

    Registration is required by Thursday,August 3, 2017 online (click orange registration button below) or call/email Melissa Ann Hubicsak at 305.537.9933 or MHubicsak@parkinson.org

    There will be an open Q&A session after the presentation, so you can voice questions and comments.

     

    No cost to attend – Seating is limited

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  • Yoga – Coral Gables, FL

    Yoga – Coral Gables, FL

    16:00 -17:00
    08-06-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Greenmonkey’s Yoga for Parkinson’s Classes are geared towards those living with early or young onset Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners.

    Through our collaborative research with the University of Miami, we have found that yoga is able to reduce limb bradykinesia and joint rigidity while increasing muscle strength, flexibility, power and quality of life.

    Our classes work with multi-directional movement and focus on specific poses and transitions to help improve some of these symptoms of PD. Thanks to Parkinson’s Foundation and Moving Day® Miami we are able to bring these classes to our South Miami community!

    How to sign up: Call studio at 786-953-7709

    Dates:  Sundays from 4-5 pm

    Location:  1430 S Dixie Hwy Ste 116 Coral Gables, FL 33146

    Contact: Cassie Kitcoff Greenmonkey Coral Gables cassiekitcoff@greenmonkey.com
    786-953-7709

    Instructor Bio:

    Melissa Callahan: Ms. Melissa Callahan is a RYT200 hour Yoga Instructor and has been teaching yoga since the summer of 2014.  In addition to her 200-hour training, Melissa has also studied in Naples, Florida, attending Mastery of Restorative Yoga Workshops, Yin Yoga workshops, and Fascia Release Workshops. Melissa participated in a workshop at Aum Home Shala on working with Yoga for Parkinson’s and currently leads a weekly yoga class for Parkinson’s patients and their care givers at Greenmonkey® Yoga Studio in Coral Gables. Melissa has assisted with teacher trainings at Greenmonkey® and aspires to one day help facilitate trainings as well. Melissa’s passion for yoga is shared by her students and her ability to adjust the level of intensity to match the ability levels of her students, is one of her strong points as a Yoga Instructor. Melissa lives in Cutler Bay where her family is a priority, along with her husband Michael and their 12-year-old son, Connor.

    Funda Cetinkaya:  Funda is a yoga Instructor with certifications for Tai Chi, Mat Pilates, Yoga RYT200, Athletic Yoga, and Chair Yoga. At Greenmonkey®, she teaches therapeutic chair yoga and our Yoga for Parkinson’s classes. She also has participated in studies on the effects of yoga on metabolic diseases, and compression of cable training – weight training machines to improve physical function in older adults in collaboration with the University of Miami’s Neuromuscular and Active Aging Lab. Prior to becoming a yoga teacher 2016, she was a middle school physical education teacher, and a tai chi instructor for after school programs.  She has 9 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities, mostly for people with autism, and 3 years as Director of exercise programming.

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  • Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    10:00 -11:00
    08-07-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Tai Chi – Davie, FL

    Tai Chi – Davie, FL

    11:00 -12:00
    08-07-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays 11am-12pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    12:00 -12:45
    08-07-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays 12pm – 12:45pm & Fridays 1:30pm 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-07-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

  • Monday Madness – Brickell, FL

    Monday Madness – Brickell, FL

    19:00 -20:00
    08-07-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a. Brain Center is an IRS-designated, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS and Stroke patients. As part of our mission, we wish to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered, disease specific health care, for a patient’s medical and non-medical needs. Monday Madness builds upon the positive effects of exercise in persons with PD by offering a free, boot camp style fitness class for those diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) or early stage PD patients.

    How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

    Dates: Mondays from 7-8pm (excluding holidays)

     Location: 1770 Brickell Ave.

     Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

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    • Aqua Splash - Davie, FL
      Aqua Splash - Davie, FL
      10:00 -11:00
      08-07-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Tai Chi - Davie, FL
      Tai Chi - Davie, FL
      11:00 -12:00
      08-07-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays 11am-12pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Ageless Grace - Davie, FL
      Ageless Grace - Davie, FL
      12:00 -12:45
      08-07-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays 12pm – 12:45pm & Fridays 1:30pm 2:15pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Pembroke Pines, FL
      Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Pembroke Pines, FL
      14:00 -15:00
      08-07-2017
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

      In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

      How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

      Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

      Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

      E: rherzog@mhs.net

      T: 954-844-4800

      Instructor Bio: 

      Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

      Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

    • Monday Madness - Brickell, FL
      Monday Madness - Brickell, FL
      19:00 -20:00
      08-07-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a. Brain Center is an IRS-designated, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS and Stroke patients. As part of our mission, we wish to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered, disease specific health care, for a patient’s medical and non-medical needs. Monday Madness builds upon the positive effects of exercise in persons with PD by offering a free, boot camp style fitness class for those diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) or early stage PD patients.

      How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

      Dates: Mondays from 7-8pm (excluding holidays)

       Location: 1770 Brickell Ave.

       Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

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  • Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    09:15 -10:00
    08-08-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

    The Wellness Center of BHMC’s Tai Chi instructor, James Cravens, will provide Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at our Wellness Center.  The class will be 45 minutes in length twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:15a. The hopeful start date will be July 18th. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments of the participants.  The assessment will include blood pressure and heart rates screening, PHQ9, and fall risk assessment.   The assessment will be provided by an Exercise Physiologist.

    How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

    Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

    Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

    Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

    Instructor Bio:

     James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

    Ryan Cranshaw:

    Mr. Cranshaw has worked as an Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Broward Health for the past 7 years.  His main focus has been with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.  With his recent completion of the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, he has been turning his attention and training towards disease prevention and treatment.

  • Yoga – Davie, FL

    Yoga – Davie, FL

    13:00 -13:45
    08-08-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Tuesdays 1pm – 1:45pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-08-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Voice Therapy – Davie, FL

    Voice Therapy – Davie, FL

    13:00 -13:45
    08-08-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Tuesdays 1:00pm – 1:45pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-08-2017
    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Location:
    Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
    rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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    • Tai Chi - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
      Tai Chi - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
      09:15 -10:00
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      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

      The Wellness Center of BHMC’s Tai Chi instructor, James Cravens, will provide Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at our Wellness Center.  The class will be 45 minutes in length twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:15a. The hopeful start date will be July 18th. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments of the participants.  The assessment will include blood pressure and heart rates screening, PHQ9, and fall risk assessment.   The assessment will be provided by an Exercise Physiologist.

      How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

      Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

      Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

      Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

      Instructor Bio:

       James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

      Ryan Cranshaw:

      Mr. Cranshaw has worked as an Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Broward Health for the past 7 years.  His main focus has been with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.  With his recent completion of the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, he has been turning his attention and training towards disease prevention and treatment.

    • Yoga - Davie, FL
      Yoga - Davie, FL
      13:00 -13:45
      08-08-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Tuesdays 1pm – 1:45pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      13:00 -14:00
      08-08-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

      There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

      How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

      Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

       Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

       Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
      305-932-4200 ext 136

      Instructor Bio:

      Dany Weil:

      Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

       

    • Voice Therapy - Davie, FL
      Voice Therapy - Davie, FL
      13:00 -13:45
      08-08-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Tuesdays 1:00pm – 1:45pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Hollywood, FL
      Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Hollywood, FL
      14:00 -15:00
      08-08-2017
      300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021
      300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

      In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

      How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

      Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

      Location:
      Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
      rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

      Instructor Bio: 

      Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

      Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    10:00 -11:00
    08-09-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Boxing – Davie, FL

    Boxing – Davie, FL

    10:15 -11:15
    08-09-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Wednesdays 10:15am – 11:15am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-09-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Chair Yoga – South Miami, FL

    Chair Yoga – South Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-09-2017
    7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

    7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

    How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

    Dates: Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm

    Location: St. Matthews Church 7410 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143

    Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

  • Spinning – Davie, FL

    Spinning – Davie, FL

    13:30 -14:15
    08-09-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Wednesdays  1:30pm – 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-09-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

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      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

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      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

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      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

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      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

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      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

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      Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

      There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

      How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

      Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

       Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

       Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
      305-932-4200 ext 136

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      Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

       

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      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

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      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

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      14:00 -15:00
      08-09-2017
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

      In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

      How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

      Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

      Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

      E: rherzog@mhs.net

      T: 954-844-4800

      Instructor Bio: 

      Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

      Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    09:15 -10:00
    08-10-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

    The Wellness Center of BHMC’s Tai Chi instructor, James Cravens, will provide Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at our Wellness Center.  The class will be 45 minutes in length twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:15a. The hopeful start date will be July 18th. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments of the participants.  The assessment will include blood pressure and heart rates screening, PHQ9, and fall risk assessment.   The assessment will be provided by an Exercise Physiologist.

    How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

    Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

    Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

    Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

    Instructor Bio:

     James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

    Ryan Cranshaw:

    Mr. Cranshaw has worked as an Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Broward Health for the past 7 years.  His main focus has been with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.  With his recent completion of the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, he has been turning his attention and training towards disease prevention and treatment.

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-10-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-10-2017
    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Location:
    Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
    rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    10:00 -11:00
    08-11-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    13:30 -14:15
    08-11-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays 12pm – 12:45pm & Fridays 1:30pm 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-11-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Yoga – Coral Gables, FL

    Yoga – Coral Gables, FL

    16:00 -17:00
    08-13-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Greenmonkey’s Yoga for Parkinson’s Classes are geared towards those living with early or young onset Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners.

    Through our collaborative research with the University of Miami, we have found that yoga is able to reduce limb bradykinesia and joint rigidity while increasing muscle strength, flexibility, power and quality of life.

    Our classes work with multi-directional movement and focus on specific poses and transitions to help improve some of these symptoms of PD. Thanks to Parkinson’s Foundation and Moving Day® Miami we are able to bring these classes to our South Miami community!

    How to sign up: Call studio at 786-953-7709

    Dates:  Sundays from 4-5 pm

    Location:  1430 S Dixie Hwy Ste 116 Coral Gables, FL 33146

    Contact: Cassie Kitcoff Greenmonkey Coral Gables cassiekitcoff@greenmonkey.com
    786-953-7709

    Instructor Bio:

    Melissa Callahan: Ms. Melissa Callahan is a RYT200 hour Yoga Instructor and has been teaching yoga since the summer of 2014.  In addition to her 200-hour training, Melissa has also studied in Naples, Florida, attending Mastery of Restorative Yoga Workshops, Yin Yoga workshops, and Fascia Release Workshops. Melissa participated in a workshop at Aum Home Shala on working with Yoga for Parkinson’s and currently leads a weekly yoga class for Parkinson’s patients and their care givers at Greenmonkey® Yoga Studio in Coral Gables. Melissa has assisted with teacher trainings at Greenmonkey® and aspires to one day help facilitate trainings as well. Melissa’s passion for yoga is shared by her students and her ability to adjust the level of intensity to match the ability levels of her students, is one of her strong points as a Yoga Instructor. Melissa lives in Cutler Bay where her family is a priority, along with her husband Michael and their 12-year-old son, Connor.

    Funda Cetinkaya:  Funda is a yoga Instructor with certifications for Tai Chi, Mat Pilates, Yoga RYT200, Athletic Yoga, and Chair Yoga. At Greenmonkey®, she teaches therapeutic chair yoga and our Yoga for Parkinson’s classes. She also has participated in studies on the effects of yoga on metabolic diseases, and compression of cable training – weight training machines to improve physical function in older adults in collaboration with the University of Miami’s Neuromuscular and Active Aging Lab. Prior to becoming a yoga teacher 2016, she was a middle school physical education teacher, and a tai chi instructor for after school programs.  She has 9 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities, mostly for people with autism, and 3 years as Director of exercise programming.

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  • Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    10:00 -11:00
    08-14-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Tai Chi – Davie, FL

    Tai Chi – Davie, FL

    11:00 -12:00
    08-14-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays 11am-12pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    12:00 -12:45
    08-14-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays 12pm – 12:45pm & Fridays 1:30pm 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-14-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

  • Monday Madness – Brickell, FL

    Monday Madness – Brickell, FL

    19:00 -20:00
    08-14-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a. Brain Center is an IRS-designated, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS and Stroke patients. As part of our mission, we wish to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered, disease specific health care, for a patient’s medical and non-medical needs. Monday Madness builds upon the positive effects of exercise in persons with PD by offering a free, boot camp style fitness class for those diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) or early stage PD patients.

    How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

    Dates: Mondays from 7-8pm (excluding holidays)

     Location: 1770 Brickell Ave.

     Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

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      Aqua Splash - Davie, FL
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      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Tai Chi - Davie, FL
      Tai Chi - Davie, FL
      11:00 -12:00
      08-14-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays 11am-12pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Ageless Grace - Davie, FL
      Ageless Grace - Davie, FL
      12:00 -12:45
      08-14-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays 12pm – 12:45pm & Fridays 1:30pm 2:15pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Pembroke Pines, FL
      Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Pembroke Pines, FL
      14:00 -15:00
      08-14-2017
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

      In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

      How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

      Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

      Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

      E: rherzog@mhs.net

      T: 954-844-4800

      Instructor Bio: 

      Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

      Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

    • Monday Madness - Brickell, FL
      Monday Madness - Brickell, FL
      19:00 -20:00
      08-14-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a. Brain Center is an IRS-designated, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS and Stroke patients. As part of our mission, we wish to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered, disease specific health care, for a patient’s medical and non-medical needs. Monday Madness builds upon the positive effects of exercise in persons with PD by offering a free, boot camp style fitness class for those diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) or early stage PD patients.

      How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

      Dates: Mondays from 7-8pm (excluding holidays)

       Location: 1770 Brickell Ave.

       Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

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  • Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    09:15 -10:00
    08-15-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

    The Wellness Center of BHMC’s Tai Chi instructor, James Cravens, will provide Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at our Wellness Center.  The class will be 45 minutes in length twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:15a. The hopeful start date will be July 18th. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments of the participants.  The assessment will include blood pressure and heart rates screening, PHQ9, and fall risk assessment.   The assessment will be provided by an Exercise Physiologist.

    How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

    Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

    Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

    Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

    Instructor Bio:

     James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

    Ryan Cranshaw:

    Mr. Cranshaw has worked as an Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Broward Health for the past 7 years.  His main focus has been with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.  With his recent completion of the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, he has been turning his attention and training towards disease prevention and treatment.

  • Yoga – Davie, FL

    Yoga – Davie, FL

    13:00 -13:45
    08-15-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Tuesdays 1pm – 1:45pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-15-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Voice Therapy – Davie, FL

    Voice Therapy – Davie, FL

    13:00 -13:45
    08-15-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Tuesdays 1:00pm – 1:45pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-15-2017
    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Location:
    Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
    rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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      The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

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      Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

      Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

      Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

      Instructor Bio:

       James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

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      13:00 -13:45
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      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Tuesdays 1pm – 1:45pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

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      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

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      How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

      Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

       Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

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      305-932-4200 ext 136

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      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Tuesdays 1:00pm – 1:45pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

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      Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Hollywood, FL
      14:00 -15:00
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      300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

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      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

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    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

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    10:15 -11:15
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

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    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-16-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Chair Yoga – South Miami, FL

    Chair Yoga – South Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-16-2017
    7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

    7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

    How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

    Dates: Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm

    Location: St. Matthews Church 7410 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143

    Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

  • Spinning – Davie, FL

    Spinning – Davie, FL

    13:30 -14:15
    08-16-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Wednesdays  1:30pm – 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-16-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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      Aqua Splash - Davie, FL
      10:00 -11:00
      08-16-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Boxing - Davie, FL
      Boxing - Davie, FL
      10:15 -11:15
      08-16-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Wednesdays 10:15am – 11:15am

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      13:00 -14:00
      08-16-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

      There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

      How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

      Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

       Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

       Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
      305-932-4200 ext 136

      Instructor Bio:

      Dany Weil:

      Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

       

    • Chair Yoga - South Miami, FL
      Chair Yoga - South Miami, FL
      13:00 -14:00
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      7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143
      7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

      How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

      Dates: Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm

      Location: St. Matthews Church 7410 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143

      Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

    • Spinning - Davie, FL
      Spinning - Davie, FL
      13:30 -14:15
      08-16-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Wednesdays  1:30pm – 2:15pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Pembroke Pines, FL
      Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Pembroke Pines, FL
      14:00 -15:00
      08-16-2017
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

      In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

      How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

      Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

      Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

      E: rherzog@mhs.net

      T: 954-844-4800

      Instructor Bio: 

      Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

      Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    09:15 -10:00
    08-17-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

    The Wellness Center of BHMC’s Tai Chi instructor, James Cravens, will provide Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at our Wellness Center.  The class will be 45 minutes in length twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:15a. The hopeful start date will be July 18th. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments of the participants.  The assessment will include blood pressure and heart rates screening, PHQ9, and fall risk assessment.   The assessment will be provided by an Exercise Physiologist.

    How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

    Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

    Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

    Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

    Instructor Bio:

     James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

    Ryan Cranshaw:

    Mr. Cranshaw has worked as an Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Broward Health for the past 7 years.  His main focus has been with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.  With his recent completion of the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, he has been turning his attention and training towards disease prevention and treatment.

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-17-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-17-2017
    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Location:
    Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
    rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    10:00 -11:00
    08-18-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    13:30 -14:15
    08-18-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays 12pm – 12:45pm & Fridays 1:30pm 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-18-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Yoga – Coral Gables, FL

    Yoga – Coral Gables, FL

    16:00 -17:00
    08-20-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Greenmonkey’s Yoga for Parkinson’s Classes are geared towards those living with early or young onset Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners.

    Through our collaborative research with the University of Miami, we have found that yoga is able to reduce limb bradykinesia and joint rigidity while increasing muscle strength, flexibility, power and quality of life.

    Our classes work with multi-directional movement and focus on specific poses and transitions to help improve some of these symptoms of PD. Thanks to Parkinson’s Foundation and Moving Day® Miami we are able to bring these classes to our South Miami community!

    How to sign up: Call studio at 786-953-7709

    Dates:  Sundays from 4-5 pm

    Location:  1430 S Dixie Hwy Ste 116 Coral Gables, FL 33146

    Contact: Cassie Kitcoff Greenmonkey Coral Gables cassiekitcoff@greenmonkey.com
    786-953-7709

    Instructor Bio:

    Melissa Callahan: Ms. Melissa Callahan is a RYT200 hour Yoga Instructor and has been teaching yoga since the summer of 2014.  In addition to her 200-hour training, Melissa has also studied in Naples, Florida, attending Mastery of Restorative Yoga Workshops, Yin Yoga workshops, and Fascia Release Workshops. Melissa participated in a workshop at Aum Home Shala on working with Yoga for Parkinson’s and currently leads a weekly yoga class for Parkinson’s patients and their care givers at Greenmonkey® Yoga Studio in Coral Gables. Melissa has assisted with teacher trainings at Greenmonkey® and aspires to one day help facilitate trainings as well. Melissa’s passion for yoga is shared by her students and her ability to adjust the level of intensity to match the ability levels of her students, is one of her strong points as a Yoga Instructor. Melissa lives in Cutler Bay where her family is a priority, along with her husband Michael and their 12-year-old son, Connor.

    Funda Cetinkaya:  Funda is a yoga Instructor with certifications for Tai Chi, Mat Pilates, Yoga RYT200, Athletic Yoga, and Chair Yoga. At Greenmonkey®, she teaches therapeutic chair yoga and our Yoga for Parkinson’s classes. She also has participated in studies on the effects of yoga on metabolic diseases, and compression of cable training – weight training machines to improve physical function in older adults in collaboration with the University of Miami’s Neuromuscular and Active Aging Lab. Prior to becoming a yoga teacher 2016, she was a middle school physical education teacher, and a tai chi instructor for after school programs.  She has 9 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities, mostly for people with autism, and 3 years as Director of exercise programming.

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  • Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    10:00 -11:00
    08-21-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Tai Chi – Davie, FL

    Tai Chi – Davie, FL

    11:00 -12:00
    08-21-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays 11am-12pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    12:00 -12:45
    08-21-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays 12pm – 12:45pm & Fridays 1:30pm 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-21-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

  • Monday Madness – Brickell, FL

    Monday Madness – Brickell, FL

    19:00 -20:00
    08-21-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a. Brain Center is an IRS-designated, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS and Stroke patients. As part of our mission, we wish to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered, disease specific health care, for a patient’s medical and non-medical needs. Monday Madness builds upon the positive effects of exercise in persons with PD by offering a free, boot camp style fitness class for those diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) or early stage PD patients.

    How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

    Dates: Mondays from 7-8pm (excluding holidays)

     Location: 1770 Brickell Ave.

     Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

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      Aqua Splash - Davie, FL
      10:00 -11:00
      08-21-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Tai Chi - Davie, FL
      Tai Chi - Davie, FL
      11:00 -12:00
      08-21-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays 11am-12pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Ageless Grace - Davie, FL
      Ageless Grace - Davie, FL
      12:00 -12:45
      08-21-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays 12pm – 12:45pm & Fridays 1:30pm 2:15pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Pembroke Pines, FL
      Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Pembroke Pines, FL
      14:00 -15:00
      08-21-2017
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

      In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

      How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

      Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

      Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

      E: rherzog@mhs.net

      T: 954-844-4800

      Instructor Bio: 

      Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

      Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

    • Monday Madness - Brickell, FL
      Monday Madness - Brickell, FL
      19:00 -20:00
      08-21-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a. Brain Center is an IRS-designated, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS and Stroke patients. As part of our mission, we wish to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered, disease specific health care, for a patient’s medical and non-medical needs. Monday Madness builds upon the positive effects of exercise in persons with PD by offering a free, boot camp style fitness class for those diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) or early stage PD patients.

      How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

      Dates: Mondays from 7-8pm (excluding holidays)

       Location: 1770 Brickell Ave.

       Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

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  • Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    09:15 -10:00
    08-22-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

    The Wellness Center of BHMC’s Tai Chi instructor, James Cravens, will provide Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at our Wellness Center.  The class will be 45 minutes in length twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:15a. The hopeful start date will be July 18th. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments of the participants.  The assessment will include blood pressure and heart rates screening, PHQ9, and fall risk assessment.   The assessment will be provided by an Exercise Physiologist.

    How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

    Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

    Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

    Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

    Instructor Bio:

     James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

    Ryan Cranshaw:

    Mr. Cranshaw has worked as an Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Broward Health for the past 7 years.  His main focus has been with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.  With his recent completion of the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, he has been turning his attention and training towards disease prevention and treatment.

  • Yoga – Davie, FL

    Yoga – Davie, FL

    13:00 -13:45
    08-22-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Tuesdays 1pm – 1:45pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-22-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Voice Therapy – Davie, FL

    Voice Therapy – Davie, FL

    13:00 -13:45
    08-22-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Tuesdays 1:00pm – 1:45pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-22-2017
    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Location:
    Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
    rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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    • Tai Chi - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
      Tai Chi - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
      09:15 -10:00
      08-22-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

      The Wellness Center of BHMC’s Tai Chi instructor, James Cravens, will provide Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at our Wellness Center.  The class will be 45 minutes in length twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:15a. The hopeful start date will be July 18th. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments of the participants.  The assessment will include blood pressure and heart rates screening, PHQ9, and fall risk assessment.   The assessment will be provided by an Exercise Physiologist.

      How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

      Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

      Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

      Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

      Instructor Bio:

       James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

      Ryan Cranshaw:

      Mr. Cranshaw has worked as an Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Broward Health for the past 7 years.  His main focus has been with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.  With his recent completion of the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, he has been turning his attention and training towards disease prevention and treatment.

    • Yoga - Davie, FL
      Yoga - Davie, FL
      13:00 -13:45
      08-22-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Tuesdays 1pm – 1:45pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      13:00 -14:00
      08-22-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

      There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

      How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

      Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

       Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

       Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
      305-932-4200 ext 136

      Instructor Bio:

      Dany Weil:

      Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

       

    • Voice Therapy - Davie, FL
      Voice Therapy - Davie, FL
      13:00 -13:45
      08-22-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Tuesdays 1:00pm – 1:45pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Hollywood, FL
      Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Hollywood, FL
      14:00 -15:00
      08-22-2017
      300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021
      300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

      In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

      How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

      Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

      Location:
      Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
      rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

      Instructor Bio: 

      Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

      Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    10:00 -11:00
    08-23-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Boxing – Davie, FL

    Boxing – Davie, FL

    10:15 -11:15
    08-23-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Wednesdays 10:15am – 11:15am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-23-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Chair Yoga – South Miami, FL

    Chair Yoga – South Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-23-2017
    7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

    7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

    How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

    Dates: Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm

    Location: St. Matthews Church 7410 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143

    Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

  • Spinning – Davie, FL

    Spinning – Davie, FL

    13:30 -14:15
    08-23-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Wednesdays  1:30pm – 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-23-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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    • Aqua Splash - Davie, FL
      Aqua Splash - Davie, FL
      10:00 -11:00
      08-23-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Boxing - Davie, FL
      Boxing - Davie, FL
      10:15 -11:15
      08-23-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Wednesdays 10:15am – 11:15am

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      13:00 -14:00
      08-23-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

      There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

      How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

      Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

       Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

       Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
      305-932-4200 ext 136

      Instructor Bio:

      Dany Weil:

      Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

       

    • Chair Yoga - South Miami, FL
      Chair Yoga - South Miami, FL
      13:00 -14:00
      08-23-2017
      7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143
      7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

      How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

      Dates: Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm

      Location: St. Matthews Church 7410 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143

      Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

    • Spinning - Davie, FL
      Spinning - Davie, FL
      13:30 -14:15
      08-23-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Wednesdays  1:30pm – 2:15pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Pembroke Pines, FL
      Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Pembroke Pines, FL
      14:00 -15:00
      08-23-2017
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

      In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

      How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

      Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

      Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

      E: rherzog@mhs.net

      T: 954-844-4800

      Instructor Bio: 

      Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

      Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    09:15 -10:00
    08-24-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

    The Wellness Center of BHMC’s Tai Chi instructor, James Cravens, will provide Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at our Wellness Center.  The class will be 45 minutes in length twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:15a. The hopeful start date will be July 18th. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments of the participants.  The assessment will include blood pressure and heart rates screening, PHQ9, and fall risk assessment.   The assessment will be provided by an Exercise Physiologist.

    How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

    Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

    Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

    Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

    Instructor Bio:

     James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

    Ryan Cranshaw:

    Mr. Cranshaw has worked as an Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Broward Health for the past 7 years.  His main focus has been with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.  With his recent completion of the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, he has been turning his attention and training towards disease prevention and treatment.

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-24-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-24-2017
    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Location:
    Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
    rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    10:00 -11:00
    08-25-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    13:30 -14:15
    08-25-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays 12pm – 12:45pm & Fridays 1:30pm 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-25-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Yoga – Coral Gables, FL

    Yoga – Coral Gables, FL

    16:00 -17:00
    08-27-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Greenmonkey’s Yoga for Parkinson’s Classes are geared towards those living with early or young onset Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners.

    Through our collaborative research with the University of Miami, we have found that yoga is able to reduce limb bradykinesia and joint rigidity while increasing muscle strength, flexibility, power and quality of life.

    Our classes work with multi-directional movement and focus on specific poses and transitions to help improve some of these symptoms of PD. Thanks to Parkinson’s Foundation and Moving Day® Miami we are able to bring these classes to our South Miami community!

    How to sign up: Call studio at 786-953-7709

    Dates:  Sundays from 4-5 pm

    Location:  1430 S Dixie Hwy Ste 116 Coral Gables, FL 33146

    Contact: Cassie Kitcoff Greenmonkey Coral Gables cassiekitcoff@greenmonkey.com
    786-953-7709

    Instructor Bio:

    Melissa Callahan: Ms. Melissa Callahan is a RYT200 hour Yoga Instructor and has been teaching yoga since the summer of 2014.  In addition to her 200-hour training, Melissa has also studied in Naples, Florida, attending Mastery of Restorative Yoga Workshops, Yin Yoga workshops, and Fascia Release Workshops. Melissa participated in a workshop at Aum Home Shala on working with Yoga for Parkinson’s and currently leads a weekly yoga class for Parkinson’s patients and their care givers at Greenmonkey® Yoga Studio in Coral Gables. Melissa has assisted with teacher trainings at Greenmonkey® and aspires to one day help facilitate trainings as well. Melissa’s passion for yoga is shared by her students and her ability to adjust the level of intensity to match the ability levels of her students, is one of her strong points as a Yoga Instructor. Melissa lives in Cutler Bay where her family is a priority, along with her husband Michael and their 12-year-old son, Connor.

    Funda Cetinkaya:  Funda is a yoga Instructor with certifications for Tai Chi, Mat Pilates, Yoga RYT200, Athletic Yoga, and Chair Yoga. At Greenmonkey®, she teaches therapeutic chair yoga and our Yoga for Parkinson’s classes. She also has participated in studies on the effects of yoga on metabolic diseases, and compression of cable training – weight training machines to improve physical function in older adults in collaboration with the University of Miami’s Neuromuscular and Active Aging Lab. Prior to becoming a yoga teacher 2016, she was a middle school physical education teacher, and a tai chi instructor for after school programs.  She has 9 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities, mostly for people with autism, and 3 years as Director of exercise programming.

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  • Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    10:00 -11:00
    08-28-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Tai Chi – Davie, FL

    Tai Chi – Davie, FL

    11:00 -12:00
    08-28-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays 11am-12pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    Ageless Grace – Davie, FL

    12:00 -12:45
    08-28-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays 12pm – 12:45pm & Fridays 1:30pm 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-28-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

  • Monday Madness – Brickell, FL

    Monday Madness – Brickell, FL

    19:00 -20:00
    08-28-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a. Brain Center is an IRS-designated, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS and Stroke patients. As part of our mission, we wish to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered, disease specific health care, for a patient’s medical and non-medical needs. Monday Madness builds upon the positive effects of exercise in persons with PD by offering a free, boot camp style fitness class for those diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) or early stage PD patients.

    How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

    Dates: Mondays from 7-8pm (excluding holidays)

     Location: 1770 Brickell Ave.

     Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

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    • Aqua Splash - Davie, FL
      Aqua Splash - Davie, FL
      10:00 -11:00
      08-28-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Tai Chi - Davie, FL
      Tai Chi - Davie, FL
      11:00 -12:00
      08-28-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays 11am-12pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Ageless Grace - Davie, FL
      Ageless Grace - Davie, FL
      12:00 -12:45
      08-28-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Mondays 12pm – 12:45pm & Fridays 1:30pm 2:15pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Pembroke Pines, FL
      Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Pembroke Pines, FL
      14:00 -15:00
      08-28-2017
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
      703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

      In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

      How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

      Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

      Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

      E: rherzog@mhs.net

      T: 954-844-4800

      Instructor Bio: 

      Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

      Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

    • Monday Madness - Brickell, FL
      Monday Madness - Brickell, FL
      19:00 -20:00
      08-28-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a. Brain Center is an IRS-designated, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS and Stroke patients. As part of our mission, we wish to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered, disease specific health care, for a patient’s medical and non-medical needs. Monday Madness builds upon the positive effects of exercise in persons with PD by offering a free, boot camp style fitness class for those diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) or early stage PD patients.

      How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

      Dates: Mondays from 7-8pm (excluding holidays)

       Location: 1770 Brickell Ave.

       Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

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  • Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Tai Chi – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    09:15 -10:00
    08-29-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

    The Wellness Center of BHMC’s Tai Chi instructor, James Cravens, will provide Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at our Wellness Center.  The class will be 45 minutes in length twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:15a. The hopeful start date will be July 18th. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments of the participants.  The assessment will include blood pressure and heart rates screening, PHQ9, and fall risk assessment.   The assessment will be provided by an Exercise Physiologist.

    How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

    Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

    Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

    Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

    Instructor Bio:

     James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

    Ryan Cranshaw:

    Mr. Cranshaw has worked as an Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Broward Health for the past 7 years.  His main focus has been with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.  With his recent completion of the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, he has been turning his attention and training towards disease prevention and treatment.

  • Yoga – Davie, FL

    Yoga – Davie, FL

    13:00 -13:45
    08-29-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Tuesdays 1pm – 1:45pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-29-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Voice Therapy – Davie, FL

    Voice Therapy – Davie, FL

    13:00 -13:45
    08-29-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Tuesdays 1:00pm – 1:45pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Hollywood, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-29-2017
    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Location:
    Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
    rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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    • Tai Chi - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
      Tai Chi - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
      09:15 -10:00
      08-29-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

      The Wellness Center of BHMC’s Tai Chi instructor, James Cravens, will provide Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at our Wellness Center.  The class will be 45 minutes in length twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:15a. The hopeful start date will be July 18th. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments of the participants.  The assessment will include blood pressure and heart rates screening, PHQ9, and fall risk assessment.   The assessment will be provided by an Exercise Physiologist.

      How to sign up: Online or on the phone or in person at front desk.

      Dates: Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 10am

      Location: 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ; Broward Health Wellness Center 8th Floor Physician Office Building

      Contact: Cara Boyarin North Broward Wellness Center,   cboyarin@browardhealth.org 954-712-6878

      Instructor Bio:

       James Cravens: Mr. Cravens has studied and taught Martial Arts for just over fifty years and has studied Tai Chi for over 30 years.  He is President of Chinese Boxing Institute International, a Senior Student of the world famous Chen Xiaowang of Chen Taiji and has been teaching seniors as well working with Parkinson clients and groups for the last six years.

      Ryan Cranshaw:

      Mr. Cranshaw has worked as an Exercise Physiologist, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Broward Health for the past 7 years.  His main focus has been with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.  With his recent completion of the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, he has been turning his attention and training towards disease prevention and treatment.

    • Yoga - Davie, FL
      Yoga - Davie, FL
      13:00 -13:45
      08-29-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Tuesdays 1pm – 1:45pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
      13:00 -14:00
      08-29-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

      There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

      How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

      Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

       Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

       Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
      305-932-4200 ext 136

      Instructor Bio:

      Dany Weil:

      Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

       

    • Voice Therapy - Davie, FL
      Voice Therapy - Davie, FL
      13:00 -13:45
      08-29-2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

      How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

      Dates: Tuesdays 1:00pm – 1:45pm

      Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

      Instructor Bios:

      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Hollywood, FL
      Dance, Kickboxing and more! - Hollywood, FL
      14:00 -15:00
      08-29-2017
      300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021
      300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

      In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

      How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

      Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

      Location:
      Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

      Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
      rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

      Instructor Bio: 

      Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

      Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    Aqua Splash – Davie, FL

    10:00 -11:00
    08-30-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:45am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Boxing – Davie, FL

    Boxing – Davie, FL

    10:15 -11:15
    08-30-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Wednesdays 10:15am – 11:15am

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    Rock Steady Boxing – North Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-30-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

    There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

    Instructor Bio:

    Dany Weil:

    Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

     

  • Chair Yoga – South Miami, FL

    Chair Yoga – South Miami, FL

    13:00 -14:00
    08-30-2017
    7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

    7410 Sunset Drive miami, fl 33143

    How to sign up:  For more information or to register  call Carolina Hoires, LCSW @ 305-856-8940 X104

    Dates: Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm

    Location: St. Matthews Church 7410 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143

    Contact: Carolina Hoires The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center choires@braincenter.org 305-856-8940 x 104

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    Spinning – Davie, FL

    13:30 -14:15
    08-30-2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

    Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

    How to sign up:  Call or inquire through our website or in person

    Dates: Wednesdays  1:30pm – 2:15pm

    Location: David Posnack JCC 5850 South Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328

    Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

    Instructor Bios:

    Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

    Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

    James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

    Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

    Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

  • Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    Dance, Kickboxing and more! – Pembroke Pines, FL

    14:00 -15:00
    08-30-2017
    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates: Classes are offered at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Locations:  Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine

    E: rherzog@mhs.net

    T: 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

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      Contact: Robert Schwartz bobbyspitt1@gmail.com 954-805-1800

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      Ysaac Kaplan: Assistant Sports & Wellness Director Certified: NCSF Personal Trainer, TRX, Spinning, ABS, KidsFit, Boxing.

      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

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      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Our classes that include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Yoga, Boxing, Spinning, Aqua Splash and Voice Therapy are all geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

      Our goal at the JCC is to enhance the quality of life of the participants. These classes help with the social and emotional well-being of all the participants.

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      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

      James Cravens: Certifications: Senior Instructor, Chen Xiaowang Chen Taijiquan International President Chinese Boxing Institute International.

      Karen Greene: Certifications: AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga, Pilates and SilverSneakers®.

      Lana Gelb: Certifications: ACSM, ACE, Body Vibration Training, Yoga Therapist, Aroma Yoga and Ageless Grace.

    • Rock Steady Boxing - North Miami, FL
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      08-30-2017
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      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), offered in over 50 locations worldwide, is a program that uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for Parkinson’s disease patients by focusing on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The 2-year study conducted at the University of Indianapolis behind this program, in conjunction with others that focus on the neurogenic and neuro-protective results of intense physical exercise, demonstrates increased Dopamine and positive brain changes.

      There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination. Through programs like RSB, the MAR-JCC looks to help members of the Parkinson community to actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren TODAY until there is a TOMORROW without Parkinson’s

      How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

      Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

       Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

       Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
      305-932-4200 ext 136

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      Dany Weil:

      Mr. Dany Weil at an early age in Lima, Peru, received the National Inter-Schools Title of “Greco-Roman Fight”; category 52 Kg”. Subsequently, practicing sports led him to become part of Peru’s Maccabi Soccer Team and compete at the Maccabi Games in Brazil, Venezuela, Israel and Uruguay. At that time, he was also part of Peru’s Hebraica Volleyball Team which for a year played in the Peruvian Professional League. Since an early age, he has worked with people with special needs. In Peru, his mother was Assistant Director at a school for Kids with Special Needs affected with Down syndrome and Mental Retardation. There, he was a proud volunteer helping these underprivileged kids to develop their abilities in order to find employment. In 1993, after moving to Miami, Florida, his interest in sports took a turn to spinning and running. He has have participated in over a dozen marathons; having run the most important races around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, London, Toronto, Orlando and Washington DC. My passion for spinning led him to a STAR 2 Certification and then to a certification in the Real Ryder Program. Consequently, his passion for sports led me to do the Group TRX Suspension Training. Intense competition has taught him the importance of persistence and resilience. Currently, as the MAR-JCC’s Health and Wellness Director, he manages all the sports’ group exercise activities. He supervises programs for kids as young as 2 years old to our seniors; from swimming to Special Programs within the Center’s Quality of Life and Senior Wellness Program for individuals affected with Parkinson’s Disease. In April 2016, he completed the required training at the Rock Steady Boxing’s headquarters in Indianapolis and received his certification. Mr. Weil’s philosophy is that nothing can be achieved without effort, dedication, discipline and perseverance but without motivation and goals, there is neither path nor destination. The power that motivates us makes any goal achievable. The instructor can only be the spark – the fire is inside each one of us!!!

       

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      Sharon Barten: Sports & Wellness Fitness Coordinator Certifications: AFAA®, Group Fitness and Personal Training, Aqua Splash.

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      Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

      Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

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    09:15 -10:00
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Tai Chi for Parkinson Patients program is a new program for Broward Health Wellness Center. The targeted impact of this program is to create and implement a specific exercise program for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Many exercise programs do not meet the needs of these patients, and they feel overwhelmed and often drop out of participation. Exercise is an important part of the overall well-being, and participating in a program not only provides physical well-being, but the ability for mental well-being by making friends and finding support from others who are familiar with the daily struggles of Parkinson’s disease.

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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

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    How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil by phone or email to get interviewed and assessed.

    Dates:     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm

     Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MAR-JCC)

     Contact: Dany Weil Michael-Ann Russell JCC,  danyw@marjcc.org
    305-932-4200 ext 136

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    08-31-2017
    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes to adults with Parkinson’s disease.  The classes are designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s to improve the competence needed in everyday life, addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of PD on patients. The classes are open to both the patients and their caregivers, expanding the physical benefits of the classes and enabling further practice of the skills in the home environment.

    Classes are offered three times a week at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center and three times a week at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center, with an additional class that alternates weekly between the two Fitness Centers, for a total of seven classes each week.  A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements.

    In addition, the specialized classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, offering aggressive and effective strategies to improve patient health and suit every interest.

    How to sign up: Participants can sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125 or the Hollywood Fitness Center at 954-265-5800.

    Dates:  Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.  Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

    Location:
    Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL 33021

    Contact: Rob Herzog Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine
    rherzog@mhs.net 954-844-4800

    Instructor Bio: 

    Viki Villany: Ms. Viki Villany has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for more than 20 years.  She holds Expert Rating Certifications as a personal trainer and aerobics instructors, as well as further certifications in strength training, prenatal exercise, weight management and much more.

    Robert Herzog, M.S.: Mr. Rob Herzog is the Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees all staff and operations within two hospital based fitness facilities, the Memorial Fitness and Rehabilitation Centers, one in Hollywood and one in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Programming within these centers also includes Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs and Sports Development programs for which Mr. Herzog is responsible. In addition, he directs community outreach programs as they relate to fitness and wellness. Rob holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapies for disease status. He has been involved in many community activities and partner organizations over the years including holding board member positions with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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