It is estimated that one in five women will be sexually victimized while attending college. Although the presence of other students in the classrooms, study halls, dorms, labs and other facilities that students frequent on campus serves as natural deterrent to the potential predators that may be lurking about, there are always those times and places on campus where a student will find herself alone and vulnerable to attack.
As a child, I often got bullied. My response was to engage in countless hours of anguished self-recrimination. What was wrong with me? Why didn’t I fit in? Was it my hair, my clothes, my foreign accent, or, perhaps, my “uncool” parents? At school, hoping to win the approval of my peers, I would [...]
Once, while serving as a dean in one of New York City’s large high schools, I encountered a student walking through the halls with what appeared to be the butt end of a revolver sticking out of his trouser waistband. Security personnel quickly apprehended the young man.
CounterStrikeTM is a personal safety course that arms women with the street-smart strategies needed to avoid victimization and the self-defense skills needed to defeat those that would try to attack them. CounterStrikeTM training, is available at the Workout Place, our studio in Nanuet, NY and can be sponsored off-site by schools, businesses or civic [...]
Get in Shape, Lose Weight, Learn to Protect Yourself! A featured Olympic sport and a highly valued system of self defense relied upon by combat forces all over the world, TaeKwonDo provides the perfect training regimen for anyone wishing to get into shape, lose weight or learn self-defense. In addition to the dynamic kicking, [...]
CounterStrike™ is a powerful and comprehensive training program that arms women with the street-smart personal safety strategies and easy-to-learn self-defense techniques needed to respond to threats of violence, bullying and intimidation. Never Feel Powerless Again...Two hours is all it takes! As a workshop participant you will learn: Who gets targeted and why How to [...]
Zumba is a feel-happy dance fitness program that combines invigorating hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo music with easy-to-follow dance step routines that utilize the principles of aerobic exercise and resistance training. Dance away your worries. Zumba’s combination of fast and slow dance rhythms tone and sculpt the body while maximizing caloric [...]
At The Workout Place, we empower each student to embrace the “Noble Warrior,” armed with knowledge and skills to navigate daily challenges with confidence and understanding of the greater good.
Never before has the pace of our lives been so hectic and deserving of a holistic approach to health and nutrition. At the Workout Place, clinical nutritionist and Reiki Master, Sari Smolarz offers comprehensive nutrition counseling and uplifting Reiki sessions to heal the individual on all levels: body, mind, and soul. Take care [...]