Rock Steady Boxing coming to 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.

Upcoming Pickleball Tournaments

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Grab your paddle and your partner and sign up for a Pickleball tournament at The Miller Center!

 

50+ Pickleball Tournament

All players must be 50 years or older by July 7th. Round robin (single game to 11) will be played and then a single/double elimination tournament.

WHEN: July 7th at 9:00 AM (registration starting at 8:30 AM)

AGE DIVISIONS: 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (Mixed Doubles, Singles, Men’s and Women’s)

COST: Team Fee – $40     Individual – $25

Mother-Child Pickleball Tournament

WHEN: July 21 at 3:00 (registration starting at 2:30 PM)

COST: Team Fee – $30     Individual – $20

All teams will play in the same bracket unless enough teams sign up to split ages.

Father-Child Pickleball Tournament

WHEN: July 21 at 3:00 (registration starting at 2:30 PM)

COST: Team Fee – $30     Individual – $20

All teams will play in the same bracket unless enough teams sign up to split ages.

Doubles Pickleball Tournament

WHEN: September 8 at 9:00 AM (registration starting at 8:30 AM)

AGE DIVISIONS: 12-29, 30-49, 50+ (Mixed Doubles, Singles, Men’s and Women’s)

COST: Team Fee – $40     Individual – $25

All teams will play in the same bracket unless enough teams sign up to split ages.

 

Schedules for all Pickleball Tournaments will be posted on The Miller Center website once they are finalized.

 

To sign up for the 50+ Pickleball Tournament, click here.

To sign up for the Mother-Child Pickleball Tournament, click here.

To sign up for the Father-Child Pickleball Tournament, click here.

To sign up for the Doubles Pickleball Tournament, click here.

 

For more information, contact Kyle Snyder at kyle.snyder@millerrec.org or call The Miller Center at (570)556-4191.

Football Summer Training Series

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Looking for next level football instruction? Come to The Miller Center and sign up for the Football Summer Training Series where kids will work on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. All players will focus on all positions to learn the basic fundamentals and technique to help them perform better on the football field. Learn from Brandon Smith, former Penn State University linebacker and Ryan Schuck, former Ohio State University walk on. Not only will players learn about what it takes on the field but will also get a taste of what it takes off the field.

 

WHEN: Every Friday starting June 22 for 5 weeks.

Elementary (Grades 2-6) from 5:30-7:00 PM

Middle School/High School (Grades 6-12) from 7:00-8:30 PM

COST: Individual (all 5 sessions) – $100.     Drop In – $25

*All participants must have the $15 Admin Fee

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Brandon Smith – Smith graduated from Lewisburg High School where he was a four-year Letterman and a standout linebacker. After high school Smith continued his football career at Penn State University where he appeared in 30 games including the Fiesta Bowl.

Ryan Schuck – Schuck graduated from Selinsgrove High School where he was named first team all-state and Daily Items player of the year. After high school he continued his football career at Bloomsburg University earning all-PSAC honors. After two-years at Bloomsburg, he transferred to Ohio State University where he finished his football career.

 

To sign up for the Football Summer Training Series Elementary (Grades 2-6), click here.

To sign up for the Football Summer Training Series Middle School/High School (Grades 6-12), click here.

 

For more information, contact Kyle Snyder at kyle.snyder@millerrec.org or call The Miller Center at (570)556-4191.

 

Member of the Month Stephen Duffy

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Congratulations to our June 2018 Member of the Month – Stephen Duffy

Terry Stahley, often seen at the Fitness Desk during early morning hours, sent us a nomination for Stephen Duffy. Terry tells us, “Stephen lives in Maryland, but has been working here on the gas power plant in Shamokin Dam for quite a while.”

 

Stephen first came to us on a chilly January morning. “He had just finished working 3rd shift and stopped in with an interest in losing weight and regaining a healthier lifestyle.” Stephen joined us during a special promotional period, and started it off with a bang. Terry continues, “He came in faithfully at 5:30 AM every morning with a big smile and cheerful disposition.” After Stephen’s promotional period ended, he opted to continue his membership at The Miller Center.. Terry finishes, “Stephen wanted to continue coming here after his promotional membership expired to remain on track with his goals and boy has he ever! He’s lost 65 pounds and counting since January and he looks FABULOUS!”

 

As our honoree, Stephen will receive a $25 gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen, a Miller Center water bottle, and a reserved parking spot. Congratulations, Stephen, on being our June 2018 Member of the Month, and more so, on doing so well on your journey! We’re really glad you’re here.

Employee of the Month Cindy Murphy

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Congratulations to our June 2018 Employee of the Month – Cindy Murphy

The Miller Center is pleased to announce our June 2018 Employee of the Month, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Cindy Murphy. Cindy, who came to us by way of Evangelical’s Fitness Center, is a very busy lady here at The Miller Center. She leads a loyal group of noon-time cyclists in her spin class, and also has a large roster of personal training clients. While Cindy is certainly a huge favorite amongst her clients and members, it was her work on our Parkinson’s programming that earned her this month’s honor. “Cindy came to me with a program to help Parkinson’s sufferers called PWRMoves! for which she already had certifications. I showed the program to Matt Miller and he knew immediately it was something we wanted to do here at The Miller Center,” said Drew Kelly, MCRW Director of Marketing, Sales and Communications. Matt elaborated, “Cindy’s passionate desire to run PWRMoves! here is something that we know will directly improve the quality of life of the individuals who take the class, and is also the type of signature program we want to be associated with here at The Miller Center. I’m grateful that she’s part of our team, and excited to see what else she will to bring to the Center in the future.”

 

Cindy’s journey is a personal one. She said, “Several years ago, at the age of 45, my best friend was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  It became my desire and vision to help my friend and as many people as possible who have received a Parkinson’s diagnosis.  Over the past several years, I began researching and educating myself about this disease and the positive effects that exercise can have on someone with this illness. With my background as a fitness specialist and my accreditations as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, I have been able to expand my knowledge by obtaining additional certifications which allow me to instruct PWR!Moves for Parkinson’s as well as Rock Steady Boxing and Cycling for Parkinson’s. It has been an amazing journey so far, and I am very excited and look forward to providing these programs to those diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  It is an incredible opportunity to empower people who have this disease to positively improve their overall health and enable them to maintain an active lifestyle.”

 

Congratulations, Cindy, and thank you for all you’re doing to benefit the lives of our members and guests. You are the embodiment of The Miller Center’s mission and we’re so glad you’re here! For being named our June 2018 Member of the Month Cindy will receive a gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen café, as well as her very own parking spot.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

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Donate blood and help save lives!

When: Thursday, August 2nd at 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at The Miller Center on Court 1.

 

F.A.Qs

Who can donate?

Individuals who are 17 years of age or older, meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

How long does it take?

When appointments are made in advance, the process takes about an hour. The actual donation takes about eight to 10 minutes. The actual donation time for a double red cell donation is slightly longer and takes about an hour and a half from start to finish. Time is needed for registration, a mini-physical and health history interview, and refreshments following your donation.

How much blood is taken?

For blood donations, a little less than a pint of blood is drawn. Your body will replace the fluid loss in about 24 hours. Red blood cell replacement will begin immediately but will take place four to six weeks for completion.

How will I feel after donating?

Most people feel just fine. Eating a balanced meal and drinking plenty of fluids before your donation, thinking positively about your donation and knowing what to expect will all help. Regular activity can be resumed following the donation, although you should avoid heavy lifting for the remainder of the day.

 

For more information, contact Emily Long at emily.long@millerrec.org or call The Miller Center at (570)556-4191.

 

To sign up for the American Red Cross Blood Drive, click here.

Upcoming Youth Soccer Programs at The Miller Center

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Come to The Miller Center to participate in our Youth Soccer Programs!

 

Lil’ Soccer Kickers:

Participants will focus on basic motor skills as well as social skills all while learning how to play soccer.

When – Thursday’s starting May 3 for 5 weeks from 5:00-6:00 PM

Ages – 4-5

Instructor – Ross Liberati

Cost – $60/individual

Soccer Sprouts:

Participants will focus on basic motor skills as well as social skills while teaching them to pass, dribble and kick a soccer ball.

When – Thursday’s starting May 3 for 5 weeks from 6:00-7:00 PM

Ages – 6-10

Instructor – Augusto Lima

Cost – $60/individual

Future Soccer Kickers:

Participants will learn how to control the ball and become comfortable in pressure situations. Instructors will incorporate juggling, speed, agility and footwork.

When – Thursday’s starting May 3 for 5 weeks from 7:00-8:00 PM

Ages – 11-18

Instructor – Augusto Lima

Cost – $60/individual

 

To sign up for Lil Soccer Kickers, click here.

To sign up for Soccer Sprouts, click here.

To sign up for Future Soccer Kickers, click here.

 

Soccer Performance Training:

During this training, participants will work on perfecting their technique and getting more explosive with their footwork and touch and go development.

When – Tuesday’s and Thursday’s starting June 12 for 9 weeks from 12:00-1:00 PM

Ages – 7-14

Instructor – Augusto Lima

Cost – $300/individual for whole session or $200/individual for a bundle of 10 sessions

Soccer Goalie Training:

All participants must have the $15 Admin Fee (one-time fee) to participate in programs at The Miller Center.

When – Tuesday’s and Thursday’s starting June 12 for 9 weeks from 1:00-2:00 PM

Instructor – Augusto Lima

Ages – 7-21

Cost – $300/individual for whole session or $200/individual for a bundle of 10 sessions

 

 

To sign up for Soccer Performance Training, click here.

To sign up for Soccer Goalie Training, click here.

 

All participants must have the $15 Admin Fee (one-time fee).

 

For more information about Youth Soccer Programs at The Miller Center, contact Kyle Snyder at kyle.snyder@millerrec.org or call The Miller Center at (570)556-4191

Member of the Month: Swan Stull

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March 30, 2018
The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness salute our members with our Member of the Month feature. This month, we congratulate Swan Stull of Lewisburg. When Swan first met MCRW personal trainer Lis Reitz, she said she was looking for help with what she called her “jello-like muscles, iffy knees and bad back.” Swan elaborates, “Lis studied my problem, created a fitness program for me to strengthen my body, become core-strong, and be able to do maintenance at home or away.”
Swan loves working out at The Miller Center. “The Miller Center introduced me to a whole new level of state-of-the-art equipment! Tom Reitz taught me how to use the TRX equipment and I love it. Now Lis adds it to my workouts. I even bought one for home and travel use!”
“Lis also encouraged me to include exercise into my daily life, like parking as far away from the entrance as I can at a grocery or big box store, and walking the cart all the way back.” While Swan still experiences a problem now and then, the overall improvements have been dramatic. “Since Lis has created a flexible and dynamic workout for me, I am never bored and always feel stronger and happy. My knee is still arthritic and my vertebrae still ‘slip’, but we do exercises that strengthen rather than aggravate them. It is a challenging work-out, but the payoff is priceless.”
Swan credits Lis and Tom Reitz at The Miller Center for also improving her mood. “I am determined, have more energy, and have fun becoming physically and mentally healthier. Miller Center and Lis rock! Fist bumps all around!”
Fist bump, to you too, Swan! We’re so happy that you’re feeling well and we’ll see you back here at The Miller Center.
For being our April 2018 Member of the Month, Swan will receive a $25 gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen, a Miller Center water bottle, and a reserved parking spot.
To nominate one of our members or employees to be recognized, please send an email to Robin Barth at robin.barth@millerrec.org.

Little Stars and Big Stars Summer!

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Attention 2-6 year olds! The Summer of Fun at The Miller Center hasn’t forgotten you. We are excited to announce special editions of our popular Little Stars and Big Stars programs.

You won’t want to miss these programs as we will continue with our fun-centered learning environment that our Little and Big Stars programs are known for, but now we will be taking them outside onto our Outdoor Courtyard. We will be learning and playing games such as outdoor soccer, outdoor basketball, mini golf and even a field day!

This is a perfect place to spend those perfect summer evenings with the little ones.

To sign up for Little Stars Summer (Ages 2-4), click here!

To sign up for Big Stars Summer (Ages 4-6), click here!

Space is limited so sign up today!

 

One parent must stay and participate.

*All children must have sports and rec pass (one time $15 fee to process information and receive membership card.)

::::POSTPONED::::Les Mills GRIT Masterclass

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March 7, 2018
3:45 PM
Unfortunately, due to travel complications in the New Jersey area, our master trainer can’t make it. We will work with Les Mills to reschedule ASAP and when we do, we’ll let you all know. We are VERY sorry for the inconvenience and truly thank you for your understanding! 

GRIT, the hottest HIIT experience from Les Mills, is coming soon to The Miller Center and YOU can get an exclusive sneak preview! Join us for a Les Mills GRIT Masterclass on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 5:30 PM on Court 1. It’s FREE for members or $15 for non members. James Thomas, Les Mills Master Trainer, will be on hand to teach the class and speak with attendees afterward.