Yoga offerings expanding

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More Yoga programming is coming soon to The Miller Center! We are excited to announce that the Integral Yoga Center of Pa. (IYCPa) will be renting space at the Miller Center starting the week of March 18, 2019. In our discussions, we negotiated a significant discount for our members and are pleased to share the details below.

IYCPa will focus on adding additional yoga classes during our current open time slots and will begin with:

Mondays 530 PM with Vani (beginning March 25)
Tuesdays 800 AM with Alysia
Thursdays 815 AM with Keith
Thursdays 415 PM with Alysia

Check our posted schedules as we look to add more classes on days and times that will meet everyone’s needs.

Miller Center Member Perks
Purchase a punch card for 10 classes for $70 ($7 per class). The front desk will accept a check made out to IYCPa and give you a card. Cards will need to be punched by the instructor at each class. In April we will have a system in place in cooperation with IYCPa to accept credit cards, checks or cash.

Attend any class for $10/class without a punch card (Normal rate is $15/class). Non-members are welcome to join any class for the $15/session. The day passes and punch cards won’t be available until Monday, March 18th, at the Front Desk.

About Integral Yoga:
Integral Yoga is a classic yoga style that follows an ordered series of postures combined with deep relaxation, breathing and meditation practices. Level One Integral yoga classes are suitable for most all abilities and no experience is necessary.

New weightlifting program coming soon

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Has the endless cycle of bi’s and tri’s, shoulders and back, etc., grown stale? Do your workouts seem less challenging? Is going to the gym boring, or worst of all, you aren’t making any progress with your physique or strength levels?

If this sounds familiar, then we have a brand new program for you!

Olympic Style Weightlifting with Anthony Hauck is now enrolling at The Miller Center.

Olympic Weightlifting (or just weightlifting as it is known abroad) is a training methodology and sport whose sole purpose is to see how much weight you can lift in the snatch, clean, and jerk.

This program is designed to focus on these three lifts, maximize your abilities, and in turn become:

• Stronger.
• More explosive.
• More agile.
• More mobile.
• More courageous.
• More patient.

Weightlifting has the potential to redefine what it means to be an athlete. However, given the technical nature of the sport, it requires proper instruction. At The Miller Center, we have a USAW coach on our team that is highly certified and exceptionally skilled to make you the best weightlifter you can be. This program is incredibly supportive and looks to develop you over the LONG TERM. If you think that you aren’t ready for weightlifting, don’t worry! This program is designed for lifters of all abilities, from those just starting their journey to those with years of experience.
Isn’t it time to take the next step forward in your athletic development? If you are looking to be a part of a program that is focused on redefining the standards of excellence, sign up at the desk or online.

13 to 17 year olds register here

18+ register here

Do you have a group of people interested in this form of training or another form of small group training and would like to start your own group? Contact Anthony Hauck  for more information.

Olympic Style Weightlifting
Begins April 1, 2019
4 Week Program (Continuous)
Mondays and Wednesdays (Limit of 6 per group)
3:30-4:30 ages 13-17
4:30-5:30 ages 18+

Parkinson’s programs

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The next round of Parkinson’s programs have been announced here at The Miller Center and NOW is the time to enroll! Currently, we offer three different programs: PWR!Moves Class for Parkinson’s, Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s and Pedaling for Parkinson’s.

To inquire about a program, please email Cindy Murphy.

 

PWR!Moves Class for Parkinson’s

Monday, Wednesday & Friday from noon to 1 PM

$55 for members, $75 for non-members

February 11 to March 8

March 11 to April 5

April 8 to May 3

 

Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s

Level I – II / 8 weeks March 5 to April 25

Tuesday & Thursday from 10 – 11:30 AM

Level III – IV / 8 weeks March 5 to April 25

Tuesday & Thursday from 12:15 – 1:45 PM

$60 for members, $75 for non-members

 

Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Monday & Wednesday from 9 – 10 AM

$75 for members, $90 for non-members

March 4 to April 24

Giant's Chris Brand and The Miller Center's Jim Mathias

GIANT announces $100,000 gift to The Miller Center

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CARLISLE, Pa., (Feb. 8, 2019) – GIANT Food Stores announced today a $100,000 donation to The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness in Lewisburg, Pa., in support of its children’s programming. The Miller Center, a 96,000 square foot center located in East Buffalo Township, is a non-profit, community-based resource that fosters a multidisciplinary approach to health and fitness and enhancing community health and wellness through programs, activities, events, and partnerships.

“GIANT has a long history of both helping kids and building healthier communities so we are excited to partner with The Miller Center in supporting the youngest residents of the Lewisburg community,” said Kathy Sweigert, GIANT District Director. “The Miller Center has promoted health and fitness for local families and we look forward to partnering with the Center to grow its youth programming in 2019 and beyond.”

Located at 120 Hardwood Drive, The Miller Center fully opened in October 2017 and is adjacent to the GIANT store in Lewisburg, which the company has operated since August 2015.

Amy Solomon, manager of the Lewisburg GIANT noted, “We’re incredibly fortunate to have The Miller Center in our backyard, which many of our customers and associates have enjoyed firsthand. We’re proud to have worked closely with The Miller Center to improve the health and wellbeing of the Lewisburg community and we’re excited to do more together as we take our partnership to the next level.”

The Miller Center will use the $100,000 GIANT donation, paid out over three years, to support its children’s programming including after-school care, introductory sports classes and equipment for youth activities. Funding will also be used to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to local families, ensuring that even more children in the area are able to enjoy and benefit from the resources of The Miller Center.

“GIANT was an early believer in our vision to build a non-profit center that brings people together to build healthier communities,” said Jim Mathias, President of the Board of Directors at the Miller Center.
“To be able to formalize GIANT’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of the children in our region is truly a dream come true. We’re very grateful to GIANT for their support and look forward to our partnership to enhance the lives of those we serve.”

For more information on The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness including facilities, membership, youth programming, upcoming events and class schedules, visit https://millercenterlewisburg.com.

The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is a 501(c)(3) a community-based resource that fuels a lifelong passion for health and fitness, enhancing community health and wellness through education, empowerment and partnerships. Facilities include: a 6,000 sq/ft synthetic turf field with drop-down cages for baseball, softball, and golf practice; four hard courts surfaced with Taraflex laminate flooring; an 18,000 sq/ft fitness center equipped with Technogym and Precor exercise equipment; a specialized performance fitness room, and separate group fitness & multi-use rooms; a 13,000 sq/ft outdoor courtyard; and a café featuring whole, fresh and mindfully-sourced foods and drop-in childcare. The Center features hundreds of programs spanning multiple sports and ranging from kids activities to Silver Sneakers. Group fitness classes include LES MILLS™, BEACHBODY®, TRX® Training, Cardio, Mind, Body, Core, and Functional. Established community partnerships are in place with Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger, Next Level Strong, NUU Soccer, Victory Sports & Fitness and Bison Club Field Hockey.

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About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
GIANT Food Stores, LLC has more than 170 neighborhood stores and offers home delivery, online/mobile ordering, fuel centers, pharmacies, plus in-store nutritionists. Serving families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, GIANT Food Stores is proud to employ nearly 30,000 associates who believe in giving back to their community. The GIANT Family of Brands includes GIANT, MARTIN’S Food Markets, and GIANT Heirloom Market. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.

 

How will GIANT’s donation be used?

GIANT chose to earmark this gift to fund children’s programming here at The Miller Center, specifically:

  • Little Stars – kids 2-4 learn basic fundamentals of sports, rule following and fun
  • Big Stars – kids 4-6 learn basics of sports, proper technique and fun
  • Kids Night Out – parents drop kids here so they can have an evening out of their own
  • Kids in Action – a day-long event for kids when school is not in session

 We’re also investing to improve these programs.  

Our children’s programs are some of the most popular offerings we have here at The Miller Center. We get A LOT of kids to come and play, and they play HARD. With that said, we will continue to invest to keep our equipment up-to-date and expand our collection of playthings to include more items that promote safe, creative and active play. Look for GIANT BLOCKS coming soon!

This will also enable us to help those in need.  

GIANT’s donation will help us establish a scholarship program that will allow kids to participate in activities even if their family is unable to afford them. We are currently finalizing the program, and will make an announcement soon regarding how families will be able to take advantage of it.

February Member of the Month

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness would like to honor Dennis Landis as our Member of the Month for January 2019. Dennis first joined the Fitness Center in December 2017 and has participated in all of our programs for people with Parkinson’s Disease (Rock Steady Boxing, PW!R Moves and Cycling) since we first started offering them in January 2018.

Dennis shared his story of transformation with us, “When I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, I had been going to physical therapy at both Geisinger and Evangelical Community Hospital. I then worked with a doctor in Hershey, who spent a good amount of time with me to understand my symptoms and help me manage my condition. I heard about the Parkinson’s classes at the Miller Center through a friend and have seen the biggest changes and great results from my participation in those classes. Being a part of the classes is like being a part of a team. You’re missed if you don’t go, and we all work together to support each other in getting stronger and staying active.”

Dennis is also grateful for how the classes are run. “I believe the leadership of these programs has a lot to do with the successful results people are experiencing. Cindy Murphy and Kim Murphy make you feel comfortable. Their sense of caring and concern are second to none. We’re challenged each week to do things we didn’t think we could do, and we see real progress.”

Our trainer, Cindy Murphy, who leads these classes, has also seen improvements in Dennis since he started. “Dennis shows up to every class with a smile on his face and ready to work. He is positive and upbeat and always sheds a little humor with every situation, which is why all his peers and our team of volunteers love him. Dennis is a hard hitter and lays it all out there for every workout. Dennis has been in our classes since almost the beginning, and if he feels like an exercise isn’t challenging him enough, he’ll add a tougher progression and take it to the next level. He is an inspiration to all of us!”

Not only has Dennis been an active “Parkie” member, but with his background in large construction (he started Landis Builders in 1980) not to mention his generous spirit, he thoughtfully built these amazing wooden totes for his fellow Parkies to carry their boxing gear and water bottles to class. And when he saw the need to have something to store the PVC pipes used for the warmups during class, and dollies to stack and transport the chairs, he built and donated that equipment to the center as well.

Dennis and his wife Joan are both members of the Fitness Center and reside in New Columbia. They have four daughters: Chelsea, Courtney, Caitlin and Alexa, three of whom are also members of the Fitness Center. After hosting their daughter Courtney’s wedding at their home in 2012, they ventured to open a new business called The Cypress House (www.thecypresshouse.org) where they host weddings on their picturesque 24-acre property and where Joan’s amazing talents in floral arrangements are put to good use. Dennis shared that Caitlin and Alexa will be getting married this summer, and they have already booked several weddings for 2019, which certainly keeps his family in active event-planning mode! With 15 years of coaching experience in basketball and soccer in the Milton area, Dennis is currently coaching the Lewisburg 8th grade boys’ basketball team. And whenever he can find the time, Dennis enjoys hunting and fishing.

As our honoree, Dennis will receive a $25 gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen, a Miller Center water bottle, and a reserved parking spot. Congratulations, Dennis, on being our January 2019 Member of the Month! We are grateful for your generous donations, and most of all, we’ve enjoyed getting to know you and having you as part of the Parkie and Miller Center family! You are an inspiration to many, and we’re fortunate to support you and work alongside you through your lifelong fitness journey!

Member Perks

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Get discounts at local businesses just for being a Miller Center fitness member!

Annual Fitness Center members are eligible for discounts at local businesses and all you have to do is show your Member Perks card! To pick up your card, stop by the Fitness Desk during regular business hours and show them your Miller Center ID. Once you get your card, you can begin using it immediately! It’s just another perk to being an annual member. Thanks for your membership and happy shopping!

Member Parks Card (front)
Member Parks Card (front)
Member Parks Card (back)
Member Parks Card (back)

 

 

 

 

 

BusinessDiscount
All Star Bagels10% off
Betty's15% off any one item
Bella Salon10% off retail products
Bull Run Taphouse10% off food (excludes alcohol)
Champion Shoe10% off footwear
Cornerstone Kitchen at The Miller Center10% off
Elizabeth's an American Bistro15% off lowest price entree
Lanie's Bare Bowls10% off
Open Door Gallery10% off framing purchase
Pizza Phi15% off L or XL pizza
Wilson Ross Antiques15% off any one item
Wolf's Jewelry10% off jewelry and watches

Win a Fitbit with #30ForMe

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It’s no secret that THIS is the time of year when more and more people are looking to become the best version of themselves. So, to help you along, we’ve got some really cool prizes for you to win – just for coming to The Miller Center!

Studies show that if you exercise for only 30 minutes a day for 3 days a week, you will:

  • Sleep better
  • Lower your risk of experiencing depression, heart disease, excessive weight gain, some cancers, type 2 diabetes and premature death
  • Be more productive at home and work
  • Help your weight loss (if that’s a goal of yours)
  • Have increased energy levels
  • Improve your brain health and memory

It’s true! 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week is LESS THAN 1% OF YOUR WEEK. Why not take 1% for yourself and start today? That’s why we say, it’s “30 For Me”!

To enter to win a Fitbit Charge 2, here’s what you do:

  • Members should visit the Miller Center and check in using their ID card.
  • When you’re here, take a selfie or have a friend take a picture of you and tag it with #30ForMe
  • Share your visits from now until February 28, 2019. All visits count! Group Fitness classes, workouts in the gym, even checking in to walk or shoot hoops on the courts. Just be active for 30 minutes!
  • Not required but certainly helpful, “check in” to The Miller Center on Facebook or “add location” using The Miller Center on Instagram.
  • That’s it! You’ll be in the running for the Fitbit Charge 2.
  • Other cool DAILY PRIZES will be awarded, too, like Miller Center gear, water bottles, free passes for your buddies, and gift cards to the Cornerstone Kitchen cafe.

Good luck! Enter today. Remember, all you have to do is post your pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #30ForMe. That’s it!

 

Winner announced Monday, March 4, 2019. No purchase necessary. For one free entry, send a SASE to The Miller Center, Attn: #30ForMe, 120 Hardwood Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

New items in our Gear store

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Cold weather is here and our Gear store has great new items to help keep you stylish and warm. Check out some of our jackets, 1/4-zip pullovers and other apparel for men and women.

 

December 2018 Employee of the Month

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The Miller Center is excited to announce our December 2018 Employee of the Month, Cornerstone Kitchen chef, baker, recipe maker, Marti Miller!

Marti is an extremely forward facing member of the Cornerstone Kitchen team here at The Miller Center. She’s often seen behind the counter taking care of hungry customers, but her real contributions come from behind the scenes. Countless diners have enjoyed Marti’s creations, and her weekly specials have received rave reviews on social media and at the café. She love so bake, cook and create delicious dishes and her passion is our benefit – amazing tasting food made fresh from whole ingredients found locally. She is truly a culinary artiste!

Marti was born in Lewisburg and currently resides in Mifflinburg. Her extended family includes a handsome baby nephew that frequents the Cornerstone Kitchen and we have it on good authority Aunt Marti attempts to spoil him generously.

Marti’s background includes baking and cooking at Green Ridge Country Market and she served as Supplies Coordinator & Event Server at Bucknell Dining & Catering. The fast paced, high volume environment at Bucknell prepared her well for big tournament and event weekends here at The Miller Center.

marti miller cookies, salads, soups and grain bowls
Some of Marti’s delicious creations

Cornerstone Kitchen General Manager Chris Wheeler spoke of Marti’s contributions. “Marti is great! She has helped with creating and tweaking recipes for the menu, prepares weekly soups and specials and is consistently looking for new ideas. Saying Marti is a hard worker is an understatement; she puts in a lot of time & energy and goes above and beyond what is asked or expected to make the kitchen function. She was an integral part in planning, preparing and managing the café’s involvement with the UnPAved event this past October. Marti has a mountain of patience and a great sense of humor (which she needs to work with me!). Most of all, Marti is humble. She truly is a pleasure to work with, and I cannot be more pleased to have her as part of my team and assisting me with managing the Cornerstone Kitchen.”

When Marti is not creating delicious creations in the Cornerstone Kitchen or at home, she loves to spend time with her family, especially her 13 nieces and nephews. She calls them, “The coolest people in her family!” She’s a Penn State and Philadelphia Eagles fan and her creativity never stops when it comes to healthy recipes.

Congratulations, Marti! Thank you for your delicious contributions to the Cornerstone Kitchen at The Miller Center. We’re delighted to have you here and even more happy that we get to taste your enchanting creations. As the December 2018 Employee of the Month, Marti will receive a gift certificate and her very own parking spot.

December 2018 Member of the Month

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness would like to honor Micah Reigel as our Member of the Month for December 2018.

Full disclosure, Micah is not just a member. Micah was here long before The Miller Center was The Miller Center. During construction in 2017, Micah worked for a local IT provider and was the driving force behind our computers, networking, IT, phones and wireless connectivity. So, Micah has been with us from the start!

Micah has undergone a tremendous transformation in the past few months and wanted to share his success story with all of our members. We asked Micah about life before he started working out at The Miller Center. “Before I joined the Miller Center, I was overweight and generally unhappy with my physical appearance. I never let my weight stand in the way of what I wanted to do, but I knew it was a problem that needed to be fixed. I was also more prone to other normal sicknesses like common colds, etc. I knew a lot of what I was consuming was not organic or even remotely healthy in some cases.”

But, something happened. Micah decided to make a change. “Ultimately, life is about making the “right” decisions, right? Diet and exercise are always the right decision. I was not who I wanted to be. I realized that my habits were wrong, and everyone knows you can’t keep the same habits and expect better results.”

micah before after
Micah’s Amazing Transformation

Micah began his journey with some morning visits to The Miller Center, which then turned to sometimes morning and sometimes evening, and some days, Micah would even do “two-a-days” where’d visit morning and evening. He could not stay away! “I know the staff pretty well, and I can say with confidence they’re all great people with great personalities! The atmosphere is every bit as good as the facility!”

While weight loss was a big part of Micah’s transformation, it was not just about that. He advises, “Don’t get on that scale! Try eating healthy and making good decisions in your diet for at least three months to really start feeling the difference. It’s simple decisions that I make every day in my eating habits and exercise routines that helped me ultimately lose weight and get into a better shape. Sometimes hopping on the scale can be demoralizing depending on what you see. You may even get discouraged when you don’t see the numbers you were expecting. But, I can tell you with confidence, that if you eat healthy, avoid junk food, and get a workout routine that challenges you, you’ll see and feel results! Feeling better is far more important than moving the needle on the scale. As you start to feel the changes, you’ll start making better decisions easily. It’s never too late to start, but it’s certainly too long to wait!”

Micah resides in Mifflinburg, PA, with his daughter, son and two cats. His favorite fitness activities are running and using resistance bands and weights. He enjoys rebuilding cars and loves all things technical. In fact, he loves tech so much that he trudged here through a foot of snow to get our computers back up and running after a prolonged power outage. Thanks, Micah!

As our honoree, Micah will receive a $25 gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen, a Miller Center water bottle, and a reserved parking spot. Congratulations, Micah, on being our December 2018 Member of the Month! We are so happy that you are feeling healthier, and can’t wait to see how you will challenge yourself next.

Support Parkinson’s programs on #GivingTuesday

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Giving Tuesday, often stylized #GivingTuesday, has quickly become an international day of activism and charitable giving. Rather than putting the focus on shopping and bargain hunting to start the Holiday season, #GivingTuesday is a movement to shift this time of year more toward helping others.

Our Parkinson’s programs exist specifically to help those affected by Parkinson’s disease. Programs including Rock Steady Boxing, PWR! Moves and Cycling for Parkinson’s have helped those diagnosed with Parkinson’s by giving them better mobility, increased strength, fewer tremors and an overall reduction of symptoms. Private contributions from individuals and businesses, including Senior Helpers, has allowed us to provide these programs at or below cost.

But we still need your help.

The demand for Parkinson’s programs continues to grow here at The Miller Center. More and more people are diagnosed in our region and to provide additional services, we need more equipment and manpower. This is where you can make a difference.

Click HERE to make your gift to our Parkinson’s programs. Your donation will help those affected by Parkinson’s disease, and their families, be able to take part in classes, workshops and free support groups. Your donation is tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Below is a guide to help you make the gift that you feel is most appropriate. While we are deeply grateful for any and all support, we hope you’ll find these guidelines helpful.

After you make your gift, don’t forget to share your experience on social media using the hashtags #Punchback and #GivingTuesday.

Thank you for your support and a very Happy Holiday season to you and yours from The Miller Center.

Our winter 3-month membership is back!

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Our unlimited 3-month membership includes everything The Miller Center has to offer including over 60 group fitness classes/week to pick from, a state-of-the-art fitness center, Netflix and Hulu on every cardio machine, use of the courts during open gym hours and so, so much more.

Try us now for only $169 for 3 months and see the difference The Miller Center can make in your life. We want you to become the BEST version of yourself! If other plans, diets, facilities or programs have failed you, visit The Miller Center and begin your fitness journey with us. If you have a busy schedule with your career, family, kids and activities, THIS is the plan for you. Why? We’ll even watch your kids! Drop them in our child care space and let them have a BLAST while you’re getting in shape. Ready to take the next step? Stop in and visit us today. But hurry! This offer is valid for a short time only.

Terms and Conditions of this offer:
This offer is good for one (1) 3-month membership including orientation meeting to The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness (MCRW), 120 Hardwood Drive, Lewisburg, PA. Offer is valid through January 31, 2019. New member must enroll by January 31, 2019. MCRW makes no warranty regarding any good or service you may receive in connection with the use of this offer. MCRW assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any injury, loss, or damage of any type or nature which arises out of your use of this offer. One 3-month membership permitted per person. The total value of this offer must be remitted at once. No partial balances can be used or redeemed. $2 fee applies to drop in childcare for 90 minutes. No holds or refunds permitted. These terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Ard’s Farm gift baskets

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The Miller Center has teamed up with Ard’s Farm Market in Lewisburg to offer a truly unique gift idea – – – the gift of wellness! We’ve joined forces with Ard’s Farm, known for their fresh-off-the-farm items, to bring you a gift basket loaded with healthy and delicious items, including a 1-month membership to The Miller Center! Your gift basket, beautifully wrapped and stuffed with goodies, contains:

One month membership to The Miller Center $75
Miller Center  Aluminum Water Bottle $6.95
Miller Fit towel $8
Miller Center lanyard and cell phone credit card holder $3
Ard’s Farm Just Fruit $2.49
Ard’s Farm Natural Organic Peanut Butter $4.99
Ard’s Farm Almonds $4
Cliff bars $4.50
Ard’s Farm Banana Split Mix $3.29
Total $112.22

Get your Ard’s Farm / Miller Center gift basket for only $79!

Futsal offerings expanding at The Miller Center

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Futsal is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Top level players from all over the world turn to futsal to maximize touches and improve control, skills and touch. Games take place on a basketball court and is played with four field players and one goalie. Futsal is played with a special low bounce ball, making it necessary for players to use their striking skills, rather than the ball’s bounce, to propel it. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.

Clinics

Join a futsal clinic before the winter season and learn from current Assistant Susquehanna Soccer Coach Augusto Lima. Clinics are designed to teach young players the benefits and opportunity that futsal presents. Players will develop quicker foot skills, decision making and explosive movements. Sign up today by clicking the links below!

Coming Soon!

 

Tournaments

Futsal tournaments provide a day full of exciting fast paced action where players will maximize touches and be forced to make quick and decisive moves on the hard court. See below for details about upcoming tournaments, rally the squad and come dominate the court. 

February 23, 2019 – Click Here.

Leagues

If you are looking for more than just one day of futsal, consider joining one of The Miller Center’s many futsal leagues. We offer team sign ups as well as individual sign ups for players who want to play but can’t find a team! Each league will have 8 regular season games with the top 4 teams making a single elimination playoff.

*NEW- AYSO Discount ($15 OFF)- This is for all players who are currently participating in a AYSO program!

BOYS DIVISIONS

2018 Futsal League (U8 Boys)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U10 Boys)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U12 Boys)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U14 Boys)-: Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U16 Boys)-  : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U19 Boys)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (Men’s)- : Click Here.

GIRLS DIVISIONS

2018 Futsal League (U8 Girls)-  : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U10 Girls)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U12 Girls)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U14 Girls)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U16 Girls)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U19 Girls)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (Women’s)- : Click Here.

November 2018 Employee of the Month

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The Miller Center is pleased to announce our November 2018 Employee of the Month, Youth Programs Coordinator Keith Jacobsen.

Keith is an extremely busy guy here at The Miller Center where not only is he the brains behind all of our fun and exciting programs for kids & families, but is often the guy who runs them! The kids know him as “Coach Keith” and literally follow his every move. Keith is originally from Oakland, New Jersey where he went to Indian Hills High School. After graduating from Stockton University, he worked as a 5th grade teacher for 2 years in Baltimore. He was a phys-ed teacher at the Montessori School, also in Baltimore, and has held various other positions in the field of education all over the United States. Keith has experience in various fields including special education, substitute teaching, tutoring, refereeing and even camp counseling. Keith began here at The Miller Center in the summer of 2017 as an Americorps member. After his tenure was up, he landed the full-time position of Youth Programs Coordinator.

Director of Sports and Recreation Kyle Snyder said that Keith makes his job easier. “Keith is a trustworthy coworker who has a passion for kids. He has developed quality youth programs that our community has embraced wholeheartedly. His expertise in finding creative ways to get kids active and his knack to involve all kids, regardless of age or ability level, is like nothing I’ve ever seen.”

Employees here at The Miller Center are all well aware of Keith’s celebrity status. Kyle elaborates, “Keith is truly a super-star in the eyes of our toddlers. Every time we run Little and Big Stars, kids arrive with a huge smile and a loud “Coach Keith!” as they run in to give him a high five or hug. Seeing kids light up when he says their name means is something I’ll never grow tired seeing.”

Keith lives with his wife, Michelle, and dog, Perkie here in Lewisburg. When he’s not coming up with the next great kids or family programming idea here at The Miller Center, Keith likes to play sports, hike, bike, swim, read and write. He loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. And, not only does Keith like to play the games he teaches young kids, but he also likes to create his own! Pretty cool.

Congratulations, Keith, and thank you for all you’re doing to ensure that no kid leaves here unhappy! You embody the true meaning of The Miller Center’s mission and we’re so glad you landed here in Central Pennsylvania. For being named our November 2018 Member of the Month, Keith will receive a gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen café, as well as his very own parking spot.

Refer-a-Friend in October

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Refer a friend in October and both you and your friend get a free month!

October is a very friendly month here at The Miller Center. Throughout the month, members can refer a friend and get a free month of their own! The “friend”, or new member, gets a great deal, too. They’ll get one free month and also get half off the initiation fee. So, both you – – and your friend – – get a sweet deal!

Terms and Conditions:

Applies to two annual memberships in good standing from different households. Free months will be awarded after 2 months of successful membership. Offer is non-transferrable and has no cash value. Must be redeemed at time of annual enrollment of new member. Not valid for previous members. Valid 10/1/18-11/30/18.

 

September 2018 Employee of the Month

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The Miller Center is pleased to announce our September 2018 Employee of the Month Terri Hixson.

Born just barely over the PA border in Callicoon, NY, Terri eventually made her way to Central Pennsylvania and attended Warrior Run High School. Earlier in her career, Terri worked at Bethesda Day Treatment Center in Lewisburg and founded her own jewelry business, Premier Designs. She used her optimistic and bubbly personality to sell jewelry to clients and made friends all over the region. Terri’s next stop was Playworld Systems in Lewisburg to work alongside Miller Center founders Matt and Dale Miller. When the opportunity presented itself to be a part of their vision for the community, Terri jumped at the chance. Here at The Miller Center, Terri serves in many capacities as an assistant manager, human resources coordinator, office manager and other roles.

At home, Terri loves to spend time with family when she can. She has been married to Monte for 28 years and has two children, Seth (25) and Hannah (20), and two dogs Cozmo and Mya. When she’s not busy at the Center, she loves yoga, walking on the Rail Trail, reading, writing and of course, jewelry. We also have it on good authority that Terri loves a good nap. Here’s to that, Terri!

As our September 2018 Employee of the Month, Terri will receive a gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen café, as well as her very own parking spot. Congratulations, Terri! We’re so glad you’re here. Your energy, kindness and positive attitude make everyone around you enjoy their job more, and your hard work and attention to detail make you the unsung hero to our members.

Upcoming basketball events

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Elementary Training Series for Boys & Girls grades 1-5

Sessions will focus on teaching fundamentals in all areas of the game including shooting, ball handling, passing, defense, rebounding, cuts and screens, and footwork. Players will be divided by grade and skill level so beginners are definitely encouraged to participate, as well as players with experience.
WEDNESDAYS
SEPTEMBER 5, 12, 19, 26, OCTOBER 3, 10 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM 
Register

Middle School Training Series for Boys & Girls grades 6-8

Great way to prepare for your upcoming season. Each session will include advanced instruction on various aspects of the game including shooting, ball handling, offensive moves, screening, cuts off a screen as well as perimeter and post play. Players will also receive instruction on defending the screen, help side defense and rebounding.

Each session will include a scrimmage segment.

Players will be divided at baskets based on grade and skill level to maximize each athletes development.

TUESDAYS
SEPTEMBER 4, 11, 18, 25, OCTOBER 2, 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM 
Register

Next Level Strong Fall Girls Basketball League grades 5-8

Teams looking to get ready for the season will want to participate in this middle school girls league. Sign up now to gain a competitive advantage on the rest of your opponents.

– We will have a 5th-6th grade division as well as a 7th-8th grade division.

Each week, teams will get a 1 hour practice session with their team coaches as well as a 1 hour game time slot.

**We are accepting teams and individuals. Individual players will be assigned a team and coach.

– Individual Fee includes an assigned coach, t-shirt and 6 games.
**6 games guaranteed.
$30 discount for players who sign up for both the fall league and training series! 
SUNDAYS
SEPTEMBER 9, 16, 23, 30, OCTOBER 7, 14 from 3 PM to 6 PM
Register

Next Level Strong Fall Fest Basketball Tournament

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8 AM


Also, make plans to join us for our Fall Fest Basketball Tournament!

The Miller Center and Next Level Strong are hosting a 1 day Fall Fest Basketball Tournament. All 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys teams are invited to participate. Each team will be guaranteed 3 games with the chance to advance to playoffs.

Championship teams will receive prizes.


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September 2018 Newsletter

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What’s Happening at

The Miller Center

Superheroes in Training

Superheroes in Training is a class geared toward teaching 10 – 16 year olds the proper way to work out with the hopes of starting a lifelong passion in being fit and avoiding injuries. There will be no weights involved, mostly body weight exercises and resistance bands. Whether you’re a young athlete or just an adult wanting to get your kids moving right; this is the perfect approach.
Dates: Mondays & Wednesday (4 weeks) September 10th-October 3rd 3:15-4:15pm
Prices: $99 for Members & $125 for Non-Members
Ages: 10-16 
Register here.

Commit to Be Fit

Are you looking for a higher level of training than you find in most exercise classes?  Do you want more individualized attention without sacrificing the camaraderie you find in group workout?  Commit to Be Fit is a small group training program designed with differing levels in mind. In this class you’ll learn how to improve movement mechanics as well as challenge each other to push yourselves through various up-tempo full-body workouts in a friendly and encouraging environment. You will receive accountability, motivation, support experience and expert guidance to reach your fitness goals!
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays September 11th-November 1st (8 weeks) 7am-8am
Prices: $180 members, $230 non-members
Registration here

 

The Miller Center and Senior Helpers

bring you Rock Steady Boxing

Miller Center performance training room


Description: Come and condition yourself to defend against and overcome your No.1 adversary: Parkinson’s Disease. Train for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, balance, hand-eye coordination, and footwork . This program has shown that forced, intense exercise can reduce, reverse and delay Parkinson’s Symptoms. 
Dates: Tueesdays & Thursdays 10-11:30am September 11th-November 1st
Prices: In an effort to allow everyone to participate, we offer this program at a reduced cost as a community benefit.
$60 member, $75 non-member (extra $50 for gloves, gels, & participant tee-shirt: not necessary purchase can bring own equipment)
Register here


Other Parkinson’s programming

PWR! Moves for Parksinson’s disease
Description: PWR!Moves is a PD-specific skill training program to maintain or restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements. Dr. Farley created PWR!Moves® as the EVOLUTION of her original LSVT BIG® exercise program.  The BASIC4 | PWR!Moves® offer a flexible and functional amplitude-focused exercise approach that targets multiple symptoms, and that allows for adaptation for disease severity. 
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12-1 PM from September 10 – October 5
Prices: In an effort to allow everyone to participate, we offer this program at a reduced cost as a community benefit. $55 members, $75 non-members. 
Register here
Pedaling for Parkinson’s
Description: Indoor group cycle class focused on delaying the effects of Parkinson’s using heart rate monitors. Cycling in high heart rates has proven to make regions of the brain that deal with movement connect to each other more effectively.
Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays 9 – 10 AM from September 10 – October 31 
Prices: In an effort to allow everyone to participate, we offer this program at a reduced cost as a community benefit. Member: $75, Non-member: $90.
Register here.

Les Mills Bodyflow Training

Details: Ideal for anyone and everyone, BODYFLOW® is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. During BODYFLOW an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm and centered. Happy. BODYFLOW is available as either a 55, 45 or 30-minute workout.

Dates: September 29 & 30, 2018 

Want to become an instructor? See our Director of Fitness, Robin Barth, or email her here. 

Members please note that there will be NO Group Exercise Classes in the Group Fitness room the weekend of September 29 and 30. 

Basketball Training Series


M.S. Basketball Training Series
Tuesday Nights- Sept 4th to Oct 9th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
6th to 8th grade
$135 for all 6 sessions or $25 drop in fee
Register here

Elementary Training Series

Wednesday Nights- Sept 5th to Oct 10th
5:30 to 7 p.m.
1st to 5th grade
$105 for 6 sessions or $20 drop in fee
Register here


Doubles/Singles

Pickleball Tournament

Doubles/Singles Pickleball Tournament

September 8th
Mens & Womens Doubles Tournament – Start at 9 AM
Mixed Doubles/Singles Tournament – Start at 12 NOON 
Age Divisions (12-29; 30-49; 50+)
Mixed Doubles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Singles (Men’s and Women’s)
CASH PRIZES!

Register here



Tennis, anyone?

Brand new at The Miller Center!


Cardio Tennis
September 10th, 17th, 24th and October 1st
7 to 8:30 p.m.
$40 for 4 sessions or $15 drop in fee
18 and older
Register here.Kids Tennis Club
September 10th, 17th, 24th and October 1st
5 to 8 year olds (5 to 6 p.m.)
Register here
9 to 12 year olds (6 to 7 p.m.)
Register here

$40 for 4 sessions or $15 drop in fee


After School at

Need after-school care for your kids?
We can help!

We offer a fun, active and educational program that your kids will LOVE.


Featuring: 
  • Flexible pricing – pay by the year, month or day.
  • TONS of activity for your kids rain or shine.
  • Homework help, snacks and LASD bus stops right here at the Center.



Need more information? Ready to sign up? Visit our After School page here, or call Keith Jacobsen at 570-556-4191. Email Keith here


 

Sports Activities for preschool aged kids!

Little Stars (2-4) and Big Stars (5-7) Basketball and Sluggers Training
Little Stars Basketball Training (September 6 to October 11) 
5:15 to 6 p.m.
$55 per person
Register here
Big Stars Basketball Training (September 6 to October 11) 
6 to 7 p.m.
$55 per person
Register here
Little Sluggers Baseball Training (September 11 to October 16)
5:15 to 6 p.m.
$55 per person
Register here
Big Sluggers Baseball Training (September 11 to October 16)
6 to 7 PM 
$55 per person
Register here

4 v 4 Mens & Womens Volleyball

Men’s
Wednedays – September 12th to November 7th
7 to 9 p.m.
$30 per player
Register here.
Women’s
Wednesdays – September 12th to November 7th
6 to 9 p.m.
$30 per player
Register here



Special Events

We’re excited to bring you FREE community programs on our Courtyard at The Miller Center! Please join us for one of our upcoming events. All of our Courtyard events feature FREE giveaways and FREE refreshments. See you soon!
Date Time Event
Wed 9/5 7 PM Ard’s Farm: Kale & Beet Greens
Wed 9/12 6:30 PM Service 1st: Get Financially Fit
Wed 9/19 7 PM Ard’s Farm: Squash
Wed 9/26 6:30 PM Victory Sports: Safer, Stronger, Faster
Wed 10/3 7 PM Ard’s Farm: Cauliflower
Wed 10/10 6:30 PM Service 1st: Understanding Your Credit Score
Wed 10/17 7 PM Ard’s Farm: Pumpkins

Children’s Health Fair

More info here!


Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9 AM to noon. 
Evangelical Community Hospital, The Miller Center and dozens of local agencies are putting on a FREE health fair for kids! Drop in anytime between 9 AM – noon for demonstrations, giveaways and lots of activities & fun.

FitnessOnDemand™ is here!

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The Miller Center is proud to announce the addition of FitnessOnDemand™ to our already extensive list of offerings in our Fitness Center. Robin Barth, Director of Fitness Operations for The Miller Center, explained, “We’re known for having the most group fitness classes of any facility in the region. While we take a lot of pride in having so many to choose from, we can’t have live instructors on-site every hour of everyday. FitnessOnDemand™ will allow us to supplement our live classes with the market leader in virtual fitness technology.”

The FitnessOnDemand™ system at The Miller Center is included with Fitness Center membership fees at no additional charge. Classes in both the Group Cycle and Group Exercise rooms. Videos include yoga, martial arts, mind & body, Tabata, HIIT and many others. Group Cycle videos have workouts that are either instructor-led or scenic routes with just landscapes and music.

The system will be available during regular business hours, and open for use when a live class is not already scheduled. Members who wish to try FitnessOnDemand™ can see any Miller Center team member for help with the system.

July 2018 Member of the Month

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness would like to honor Marcy Shaeffer as our Member of the Month for July, 2018.

Marcy is not just a member; Marcy is an advocate. Sure, Marcy can be seen checking into the fitness center to stay well, but her real reasons for being here are much more personal. Her countless volunteer hours in our Parkinson’s programs are what really caught the eye of Cindy Murphy, and that’s why she nominated her for Member of the Month.

We asked Marcy why volunteering at The Miller Center is so important to her. “Several years ago, a relative was diagnosed with Parkinson ’s disease. Over the years, I observed his ups and downs with medications, and many changes in physical abilities. His children are extremely concerned about his health, as are many other family members. It’s heartbreaking watching him deal with such a lousy disease.” Marcy adds, “Several months ago, Terry (Stahley) told me how rewarding it was assisting with the Parkinson’s disease class. (I had no idea that the Miller Center offered such a class.) I couldn’t help but wonder if my relative could benefit from such a class. However, I couldn’t really discuss it with him without more information. A few days later, I asked Cindy about the class and immediately volunteered to assist with the next session.”

As for what it’s like to volunteer in a Parkinson’s class at The Miller Center, Marcy remarked, “Volunteering to assist with the PWR!Moves for Parkinson’s Disease classes is a great experience – definitely not a task! I’ve observed improvement in physical abilities, and people willing to try new activities and exercises. Recently, one of the participants commented, “I couldn’t do this exercise a year ago.” Wow, what a powerful statement! Terry was right, volunteering to assist with the Parkinson’s Disease class is very, very rewarding!”

As our honoree, Marcy will receive a $25 gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen, a Miller Center water bottle, and a reserved parking spot. Congratulations, Marcy, on being our July 2018 Member of the Month! We are SO thankful for your membership, volunteer hours and most of all, for your kindness to others.

New employee spotlight

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Rawle Clarke is the newest member of The Miller Center family. Rawle joins us as a Personal Trainer and is anxious to get involved in other aspects of our fitness operations.

Rawle comes to us with an impressive list of experience and credentials, most notably, a program he calls “Superman Training.” Rawle created the class which uses a mixture of sparring techniques, core training and full body weight training to transform clients into their best self. He’s also experienced in the use of resistance bands, kettlebells, dumbbells, Olympic bars, and more. Rawle has also developed individualized training plans utilizing HIIT and weight training and is always happy to explain programs in detail to his clients so they can achieve the best results. Rawle aims to maintain his own peak physical condition so he can better serve his clients, no matter their age or fitness level.

Rawle, a New York native, currently lives in Danville with his wife Simone and kids Jackson and Sydney. In addition to his work here at the Center, he also is employed in the finance department at Geisinger as an accountant. Welcome to the party, Rawle! It’s great to have you aboard.

July 2018 Employee of the Month

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The Miller Center is pleased to announce our July 2018 Employee of the Month, Group Fitness Instructor Heather Baranoski.

Heather Baranoski, is a group fitness instructor certified in teaching a variety of classes to meet one’s fitness needs. Heather brings with her a diverse professional background.  In her past, she has worked with cardiac rehabilitation patients, residents of a senior living community, at-risk youth and community health populations. As a certified wellness coach, she provides a multi-dimensional approach to health and wellness with an emphasis on the enjoyment of the experience. “Smiling through my class is key, as it convinces your brain that you are having fun-regardless of what your body is telling you”.

While Heather is certainly known for her work as a Group Fitness Instructor here at The Miller Center, she’s involved in a lot more than that. Heather is passionate about her senior class members, pitches in around the Center whenever and wherever she can, and lately has been helping Director of Fitness Operations Robin Barth with class coordination and planning.

When she is not working at the Miller Center, Heather is also an assistant Varsity Girls Soccer Coach for the Muncy High School Indians. Heather lives with her husband Matt, daughter Lexi and dog Callie.

Congratulations, Heather, and thank you for such a big part of what we do! For being named our July 2018 Member of the Month honoree, Heather will receive a gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen café and a reserved parking spot.

Register for Parkinson’s programs

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The Miller Center recently received a generous gift from Senior Helpers of Sunbury to add Rock Steady Boxing to our line-up of programs to assist those suffering from the effects of Parkinson’s disease. Read more about Senior Helpers, their gift, and Rock Steady Boxing here. To register for programs, use the links below.

If you do not already have a RecDesk account with The Miller Center, please set one up here.

Cycling for Parkinson’s
Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 to 10 AM
Class runs July 9 – August 29, 2018
Register here.

PWR! Moves for Parkinson’s
Mondays & Wednesdays from noon to 1 PM
Class runs July 9 – August 3, 2018
Register here.

**Next Session Enrolling NOW!** PWR! Moves for Parkinson’s
Mondays & Wednesdays from noon to 1 PM
Class runs August 6 to August 31, 2018
Register here.

Rock Steady Boxing – Powered by Senior Helpers
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 AM
Class runs July 10 – August 30, 2018
Register here

**Next Session Enrolling NOW!** Rock Steady Boxing – Powered by Senior Helpers
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 AM
Class runs September 11 to November 1, 2018
Register here.

Rock Steady Boxing at The Miller Center

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Rock Steady Boxing is coming to The Miller Center! A generous $5,167 gift from Senior Helpers of Sunbury makes this the first program in the region of its kind, which helps sufferers of Parkinson’s disease by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum. The first class will be on July 10, 2018.

Bobbi Emanuel, owner of Senior Helpers, said, “When I visited The Miller Center, I noticed that many people inside the organization had been personally touched by Parkinson’s disease. It’s very rare to find an agency where everyone, from the board, to staff members, to volunteers, have the heart and drive to help those with Parkinson’s. In the case of The Miller Center, it extends throughout the entire team. That brings a compassion and empathy that can’t be taught.”

Emanuel, who operates the Sunbury-based location with co-owner John Emanuel, says they provide varying levels of care to elderly clients in the surrounding 5-county area. She elaborated on what this program means to Senior Helpers caregivers, clients and leadership. “The number one thing this brings to us is the opportunity to touch more people. We were told one member drives an hour and a half to come to the Miller Center to participate in a Parkinson’s class because there is nothing like this close to his home. The more we can help educate volunteers, family, professional caregivers, and most of all, the general community, the better it will be. 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every year. Like most neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson’s Disease effects everyone associated with the person who has the disease. Through our work with the Miller Center, we hope to assist with education and support all involved.”

Cindy Murphy, Rock Steady Boxing certified instructor, added “I’m so honored and grateful for this gift from Senior Helpers. Their generosity will enable us to purchase equipment needed to offer Rock Steady Boxing classes and allow me to pursue my dream of bringing hope to those in our community who suffer from Parkinson’s. I have already seen the health benefits that our PWR!Moves for Parkinson’s classes have had on those participating. I’ve also witnessed the comradery, encouragement and new friendships built among the participants as well as their caregivers. Adding Rock Steady Boxing will give people with Parkinson’s another exercise option to choose from.”

A special media event will take place at 9 AM on July 10, 2018 just before the inaugural class kicks off at 10 AM. Interviews, photo opportunities and demonstrations will take place. RSVP for the July 10 media event to drew.kelly@millerrec.org.

Foreground is Cindy Murphy, Certified Personal Trainer at The Miller Center, and Rock Steady Boxing instructor. Background, from left to right, Robin Barth, Director of Fitness Operations for The Miller Center, Courtney Matrey, Community Care Coordinator for Senior Helpers, Brenda Buckles, Client Service Manager for Senior Helpers, Bobbi and John Emanuel, Owners of Senior Helpers (Sunbury location), and Matt Miller, Founder of The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness.
Foreground is Cindy Murphy, Certified Personal Trainer at The Miller Center, and Rock Steady Boxing instructor. Background, from left to right, Robin Barth, Director of Fitness Operations for The Miller Center, Courtney Matrey, Community Care Coordinator for Senior Helpers, Brenda Buckles, Client Service Manager for Senior Helpers, Bobbi and John Emanuel, Owners of Senior Helpers (Sunbury location), and Matt Miller, Founder of The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness.

Drop-in childcare now available!

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is excited to announce the opening of our drop-in childcare space. We will begin taking kids starting Tuesday, November 7, 2017. We’ll be staffed from 8 AM to noon Monday through Friday and then again from 4 to 8 PM, Monday through Thursday. Rates are $2 for members and $5 for non-members per 90-minute session. One 90-minute session is the maximum allowed per child, per day and parents must remain on-site. Our drop-in care space is currently limited to 10 kids, of which up to 4 can be infants (3 months to 1 year old), but we’re expanding to accommodate more children soon.

The Miller Center announces new Executive Director 

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Director of Communications Drew Kelly to succeed James Mathias

 LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness announced today that Drew Kelly, currently Director of Sales, Communications and Marketing, will succeed James P. Mathias as Executive Director of their 96,000+ square foot facility in East Buffalo Township.  Mathias will remain involved through the completion of construction, and will join the board of directors in 2018.

Mathias, the Center’s founding Executive Director, began his involvement in October 2012 overseeing funding, construction and initial operational phases. He remarked, “I am so proud of what we have accomplished thus far and having Drew Kelly at the helm is a perfect fit for the organization moving forward. Joining such a talented group of individuals on the Board and helping to chart the course for the future of the Miller Center is very exciting to me.”

Kelly, who will immediately begin working with Mathias in a transitional capacity, said, “I’m extremely honored to lead this amazing facility and carry out the vision of a premier health and wellness resource for the region. Jim has done an incredible job making the center a reality.  I’m extremely grateful that I’ll continue to benefit from his knowledge and expertise in the interim.”

Family representative Matthew Miller said, “We cannot thank Jim enough for his involvement with this project. From day one, he treated this Center as if it were his own, exhibiting an attention to detail that ensured our success before we opened our doors. Jim’s involvement ensured this project became a reality.  We’re elated that he will continue as a board member.  We are equally as enthusiastic to have a talented and seasoned team member in Drew Kelly who can step in and keep us on a course of continued success.”

About the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness

The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is a 501(c)(3) a community-based resource that fuels a lifelong passion for health and fitness, enhancing community health and wellness through education, empowerment and partnerships. Our facilities include: A 6,000 sq/ft synthetic turf field with drop-down cages for baseball, softball, and golf practice; Four hard courts surfaced with Taraflex laminate flooring; An 18,000 sq/ft fitness center equipped with Technogym and Precor exercise equipment; A specialized performance fitness room, and separate group fitness & multi-use rooms; A 13,000 sq/ft outdoor courtyard; and coming soon, a café featuring whole, fresh and mindfully-sourced foods and drop-in childcare. The Center features hundreds of programs spanning multiple sports and ranging from kids activities to Silver Sneakers. Group fitness classes include LES MILLS™, BEACHBODY®, TRX® Training, Cardio, Mind, Body, Core, and Functional. Established community partnerships are in place with Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger, Next Level Strong, NUU Soccer, Victory Sports & Fitness and Bison Club Field Hockey.

tyler hanson - athletic trainer

Athletic trainer now on site

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is proud to announce that athletic training services are now on site. Provided through an agreement with Evangelical Community Hospital, athletic trainer Tyler Hanson will be available to members most weeknights from 3 to 9 PM and also during some weekend hours.

Tyler is originally from Northwest Indiana where he attended Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer and played baseball for 4 years. After graduating from Saint Joe’s in 2015 with a degree in Exercise Science, he then obtained his his Masters from Bloomsburg University’s Athletic Training program. At Bloom, Tyler spent time in the University’s Concussion Clinic as a Research Assistant.

Tyler has co-authored several collaborative studies at Bloomsburg, along with presenting findings at several American Academy of Neurology symposiums. You may have also run in to Tyler as an athletic trainer at Bucknell University, Bloomsburg University, and Next Level Fitness.

Tyler is now operating out of The Miller Center’s Athletic Training room, located in the Center’s main corridor, where he is fully stocked with supplies as well as an ice machine. Tyler can assist not only members coming off teh courts & turf, but the fitness center as well.

If you see Tyler around, be sure to say hello and inquire how he can help you can achieve your fitness goals injury free.

Birthday parties now available

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Looking for a great way to celebrate a birthday this year? Don’t worry! Leave all the planning to the Miller Center party hosts.

We do the work while you & your guests have all the fun! All you need to do is bring a cake, gifts and celebrate your loved one. We provide almost every game you can think of! If you don’t see it listed or if you have a special request, please let us know. We would love to make it happen.

Activities Include:  Baseball/Softball (Batting Cage) – Basketball – Dodgeball – Football – Soccer – Volleyball – Newcombe – Futsal – Floor Hockey – Lacrosse – Wiffle Ball – Kickball

Other Activities Include: Nerf Gun Wars (Not supplied) – Obstacle Course  – Superhero Party – Parachute – Relay Races – Playground

 **All packages include a t-shirt and a $15 discount to one summer camp, clinic or league during the upcoming year for the birthday guest.

 For a kid’s party, adults are welcome to attend at no additional cost.

Additional Food can be brought at no additional cost if the Miller Center doesn’t provide it.

In order to book a party, you must create an account on our website. You will then be sent an invoice. Payment in full is due by the day before the birthday party.

Little Tots Party Package
Ages: 1-3
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Minutes Food/Presents
Kids: 10 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: One Hard Court/Turf and Multipurpose Room
Food: Three 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Activities: Parachute, Puzzles, Obstacle Course, Relay Races, Legos, Playground & Arts & Crafts
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations and Supplies
Cost: $250

Little Stars Party Package
Ages: 2-5
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Minutes Food/Presents
Kids: 15 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: One Hard Court/Turf and Multipurpose Room
Food: Four 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Activities: One or two sports “Little Stars” style. Choose from: Soccer, Basketball, Kickball, Hockey, Football, Wiffleball.
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations and Supplies
Cost: $250

Multi-Sport Party Package
This party package consists of a mix of sports and favorite kid games- like dodgeball, kickball or wiffleball
Ages: 5+
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Minutes Food/Presents
Kids: 15 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: One Hard Court/Turf and Multipurpose Room
Food: Four 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Activities: As many sports as you would like
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations and Supplies
Cost: $250

Sport Specific Party Package
This party package is designed for your child to spend the day learning and playing a specific sport. This package will include drills and competitive games that your coach will put them through.
Ages: 5+
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Minutes Food/Presents
Kids: 15 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: One Hard Court/Turf and Multipurpose Room
Food: Four 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Activities: As many sports as you would like
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations and Supplies
Cost: $250

Brain Games Party Package
This party package is designed for your child who loves to experiment with new things like arts & crafts, science lab and engineering (block building/legos).
Ages: 5+
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Mins Food/Presents
Kids: 15 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: Multipurpose Room
Food: Four 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Potential Party Ideas: Painting, Jewelry making, Science Projects, Block Building and Paper Airplane Contest
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations
Cost: $250 (Art Supplies NOT included)
($100 additional for supplies) (Please provide at least 6 weeks’ notice for most supplies)

  • Add Ons to Any Party!
  • Extra Party Time (30 mins): $50
  • Additional Court/Turf ($50/hour)
  • Extra Coach ($50) (If party is more than 20 kids)
  • Extra Participants ($4 for every additional kid above 15)
  • Extra Pizza ($7/pizza)
  • Extra Juice or Water ($0.50 per drink)
  • Watermelon Bowl ($10) (Serves 5-10 people)
  • Carrots and Ranch ($10) (Serves 5-10 people)
  • Fruit Tray ($40) (Serves 15-20 people)
  • Veggie Tray ($30) (Serves 10-15 people)
  • Cheese/Cracker Tray ($50) (Serves 15-20 people)
  • Chips/Salsa ($25) (Serves 15-20 people)
  • House Salad ($40) (Serves 15-20 people)

Cancellation Policy
The Miller Center requires a 3-day cancellation notice prior to your scheduled arrival.

All party bookings within 72 hours must be paid in full. Themes may be limited.

Facility Use Policy
No smoking, alcoholic beverages or use of any illegal substances on the grounds.
No profanity or fighting will be tolerated.
No provocative clothing or clothing with offensive pictures, words or sayings.
No dangerous activities.
No defacing of the physical property including but not limited to: tape, staples or nails on any surfaces. (Decorations must be approved)
No firearms, explosives, fireworks or similar items will be permitted.
All children must be monitored at all times to keep them in the contracted spaces and maintain safety.

Contact Keith Jacobsen at keith.jacobsen@millerrec.org for more info!
We look forward to seeing you at one of our Miller Center Birthday Parties!

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Miller Center Café is coming together

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The Café here at the Miller Center is coming together quickly and we’ve got an update on what’s going on. Today, our state-of-the-art pizza oven arrived from Maryland. The oven, manufactured by Marra Forni, is gas-fired and has nearly 7 square feet of cooking surface, enough to cook four large pizzas at a time.

The Café will feature delicious, healthy meals, grab & go items, salads, smoothies, cappuccino beverages and more.

The Marra Forni has arrived!
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Miller Center now offering homeschool gym classes

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is now offering gym classes for kids that are part of a homeschool program. The program will set out to help create well-rounded children while they learn different sports and have fun. There will also be a focus on developing three major character traits: Respect, Responsibility and Safety.

Feature sports for Fall 2017 include basketball, soccer, kickball, wiffleball, volleyball and hockey.

Homeschool gym classes for Fall 2017 begin October 3rd so register now by visiting our online signup page here and typing “Homeschool” in the search box.

If you have additional questions about Homeschool Gym Class, or any other program at The Miller Center, call Kyle Snyder at 570-556-4191 or email him here.

 

The Miller Center announces partnerships with local organizations

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LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is pleased to announce its partnership with two well-known and established organizations, North Union United Soccer Club and Bison Field Hockey Club. Both programs will use the Miller Center as its home base during the winter months to run leagues, camps, clinics and tournaments. “We are excited to have two premiere organizations teaming with us to create a center that can provide a variety of sports to our community as well as quality instruction and development for each sport,” said Kyle Snyder, the Sports and Recreation Director.

Bison Field Hockey will have training for all ages and ability levels. You can sign up now at http://bvrec.org/bison-field-hockey/. These clinics and camps focus on very individualized training and attention. Training for field hockey will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Tournaments will be held at the Miller Center on December 17th and February 10th. The Bison Field Hockey Club is organized by Jeremy and Sandra Cook. Jeremy is currently serving as the Head Coach at Bucknell University and has played and coached at the international level for 25 years. Sandra served as an assistant coach at multiple universities and also played indoor for the United State Women’s National Team. “Jeremy and I are thrilled that the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness will be the new home for the Bison Field Hockey Club.  This state of the art venue will help to grow the game in our area of Central PA. Partnering with three non-profit community based organizations; like the United States Field Hockey Association, Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority and now the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness allows us to serve the community through the sport that we love.” Cook said.

North Union United Soccer Club will also be hosting a sanctioned league, tournament and clinics for coaches and players. The sanctioned league will be operating as the Tri-County Futsal League this winter. Games will be played from November to February. Tournaments will be held in the new year. The league is accepting new teams at www.nuunited.com/futsal. The president of NUU, Darsh Bhangdia, said, “NUU is proud to announce a partnership with the Miller Center to bring futsal to the area. Futsal is fast paced soccer on a hard court with a small ball that encourages foot skills and passing. It is a

 

wonderful opportunity to develop skills and have fun.  It is open to all NUU teams in addition to the surrounding town teams and clubs. It will begin in November and run through the end of January”.

 

About the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness

The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is a 501(c)(3) a community-based resource that fuels a lifelong passion for health and fitness, enhancing community health and wellness through education, empowerment and partnerships. Our facilities include: A 6,000 sq/ft synthetic turf field with drop-down cages for baseball, softball, and golf practice; Four hard courts surfaced with Teraflex laminate flooring; An 18,000 sq/ft fitness center equipped with Technogym and Precor exercise equipment; A specialized performance fitness room, and separate group fitness & multi-use rooms; A 13,000 sq/ft outdoor courtyard; and coming soon, a café featuring whole, fresh and mindfully-sourced foods and drop-in childcare. The Center features hundreds of programs spanning multiple sports and ranging from kids activities to Silver Sneakers. Group fitness classes include LES MILLS™, BEACHBODY®, TRX® Training, Cardio, Mind, Body, Core, and Functional. Established community partnerships are in place with Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger, Next Level Strong, NUU Soccer, Victory Sports & Fitness and Bison Club Field Hockey.