Workshops 2005

8:30 a.m. Neal I. Pire, MA, CSCS (Don't Let This Happen To Your Child)

9:00 a.m. Emily Caigan (Letting Go of the Numbers and Creating Health)

10:00 a.m. Christine Neiman, MA ("Reinventing Your Life")

10:00 a.m. Joan Apter, LMT (Boosting Your Immune System With Therapeutic Oils and Aromatherapy) (also repeated at 1:00 p.m.)

11:30 a.m. Vicki Koenig, MS, RD, CDN (An Expansive View of Childhood Obesity: Steps to Take to Improve Your Child's Nutrition)

1:00 p.m. Joan Apter, LMT "Boosting Your Immune System with Therapeutic Oils and Aromatherapy"


Don't Let This Happen to Your Child

by Neal I. Pire, MA, CSCS
8:30 a.m.

Our kids are in the worst shape ever. The rate of childhood obesity has skyrocketed in the past 20 years and it's NOT because they are "super-sizing" or making poor food choices. Diseases like "adult-onset" diabetes are now common in children and teens, and it is directly related to our kids' lack of physical activity. Learn why every parent must get their kids moving: Neal Pire shares the "how-to" to teach kids to lead a happy, healthy and active lifestyle.

pire.jpgThe American Council on Exercise. He developed the largest athletic kids program in Northern NJ, where he trained thousands of young athletes; turning varsity athletes into all-county and all-state scholarship athletes is his specialty. He has been a contributor or technical consultant to local and national media such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Weight Watchers, Muscle & Fitness HERS, Physical Magazine, Family Circle, New Jersey Monthly, Runner's World, Shape, Fitness, Heart and Soul, and Women Outside Magazine, WB/WPIX TV, Univision TV and WABC TV Eyewitness News, among others. Pire is an exercise physiologist with 26 years of professional experience of training both de-conditioned adults and competitive athletes, as well as educating other trainers to hone their personal training and athletic conditioning skills. He currently serves as vice president of fitness and wellness for Plus One Fitness, NYC.


Letting Go of the Numbers and Creating Health
by Emily Caigan
9:00 a.m.

When did you start weighing yourself? How does the number make you feel? Do you think it's important to know how much you weigh? Why? What are daily rituals and how do they affect our lives? These and many other questions are central to Emily Caigan's workshop. During this fascinating and non-judgmental examination of our behavior, she discusses her art installation Scale Dances, a brief history of the scale and how it has been marketed, and encourages participants to share their own stories and weighing rituals.

emily_caigan.jpgEmily Caigan is an interdisciplinary artist, community animator and educator. Her work is primarily focused on giving voice to women's experiences, both physically and symbolically through objects, actions and text. As an educator, she is currently on the faculty at SUNY, New Paltz, in the Women's Studies Program, and she has also taught at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, and at Skidmore College. Her work has been seen in many venues; in NYC these include La Mama Galleria, Tribeca Lab, The Roundabout Theater, Art and Work Ensemble and regionally at the New York Stage and Film Company and the Williamstown Theater Festival.


Reinventing Your Life
by Christine Neiman, MA
10:00 a.m.

neiman.jpgStuck? Overwhelmed? Coach yourself to a new experience!

Get inspired, motivated and moving toward the life you want. Learn and experience three powerful and fun coaching techniques that will get you unstuck and back in the driver's seat with your work and your personal life.

Taught by Christine Neiman, MA, a consultant and executive coach who has helped people in companies such as NASA, Disney and Coca Cola create magic in their lives.


Boosting Your Immune System with Therapeutic Oils and Aromatherapy
by Joan Apter, LMT
10:00 a.m.

Tired? Stressed out? Prone to colds and flu?

apter.jpgIf you've ever wondered about using natural methods and essential oils to boost your immune system, this seminar is a great introduction for women of all ages. Joan Apter discusses the importance of cleansing the body of excess toxicity; petrochemical-free products for personal and home use; increasing longevity, libido and vitality with essential oils and formulations; and prevention and treatment of several common illnesses and conditions.

Joan Apter is a licensed massage therapist with 14 years of training in the use and application of therapeutic essential oils. She has advanced training in the medicinal applications of essential oils from Ege University in Izmir, Turkey, and holds an international certificate of study from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. Apter offers therapeutic essential oil products, aromatherapy massage, consultations and classes throughout the tri-state area.


An Expansive View of Childhood Obesity: Steps to Take to Improve Your Child's Nutrition
by Vicki Koenig, MS, RD, CDN
11:30 a.m.

About 15% of US children, almost 9 million, are overweight and obese today. Childhood obesity creates a significant risk of our children not living to our current life expectancy. This seminar discusses the problems, with concrete suggestions of how to prevent and address childhood obesity. You'll leave with a list of pro-active things you can do to improve your child's nutrition at home and at school.

vicki_koenig.jpgVicki Koenig, MS, RD, CDN has over 17 years of practical and educational experience as a Registered Dietitian and Consulting Nutritionist. Drawing on a comprehensive knowledge of nutrition throughout the life cycle enables Koenig to have a broad perspective when counseling and writing, allowing her to specialize in Nutrition for Wellness.

Koenig counsels people of all ages in nutrition for wellness and diverse chronic conditions. Working as a consultant to Stonyfield Farm yogurt, businesses, schools and organizations, she helps communicate a healthy nutrition message to consumers and fellow health care professionals. She has maintained a private counseling practice and consulting business since 1987.