During the month of June, Gilbert “JilBear” Paris will be hosting free Chair Fitness workout sessions within Palisades Center’s East Court (by H&M) on Level One.
Chair Fitness is a great alternative workout with those who have limited mobility and injury recovery. This program is designed to help decrease the risk of heart disease, reduce stress on joints, and assist in managing weight. JilBear will illustrate how these exercises will enhance physical activity, reduce the risk of falling, develop and maintain confidence, and additional positive factors to increase your quality of life.
Instructor, Gilbert “JilBear” Paris is a Rockland resident and former dancer, teacher, and choreographer. For almost 10 years, he worked as an instructor at various senior centers and at Rockland Community College. In 1997, he was hired as a Recreational Assistant for a local nursing home and discovered his passion for dedicating his time to comforting those in need. “I would like to continue that legacy, by having different people experience what I have to offer,” said Paris, “…for the mind, body, and soul.”
All Saturdays in June are free and open to the public. Beginning in July, JilBear will move into the Community Access Rooms on Level 4 of the Center to further teach those who are interested. For more information, contact JilBear Paris at (845) 270-3231 or [email protected].