|Saturday, February 24 and March 3||Brunswick Square Mall Series - RU Fit? (OPEN INVITE) 1-3pm|
|Saturday, March 3 and 24||Assisted Living Home Visits|
|Friday, April 13||Bingocize at North Brunswick Senior Center|
|Saturday, April 14 and Monday, April 23||Bingocize at Piscataway Senior Center|
|Monday, April 16||Senior Center Visit at Rutgers University|
|Monday, April 23||Senior Center Field Day at Rutgers University|
February 24 and March 3 - Brunswick Square Mall Series - RU Fit?
Overall, the RU Fit program was a success at The Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick, New Jersey. The students from Dr. Kaplowitz’s Exercise and Aging class were able to interact with a variety of age groups, ranging from toddlers to older adults. Luckily, we were able to have Kim LoSacco, regional fitness instructor, and George Saliba, coach of strength training, attend the event to provide the general public with fun and lively exercises! Kim demonstrated how to do exercises involving balloons, which definitely attracted a great amount of the younger population to come and join the activities at hand. The following week, Kim performed a workout involving primarily aerobic movements, along with some strength training elements, such as squats. George was able to inform everyone about myths pertaining to strength training and showed us how to use the agility ladder he brought from his own facility. In addition, the students incorporated the knowledge that they acquired in the classroom setting to the plethora of activities with which they came up. For instance, the students had games for everyone, which encompassed “Simon Says Flex,” a life-size maze, and more. Also, students had brain games, such as the Stroop Test so that individuals could test their mental abilities. Among the most popular games were those involving dexterity, such as the Soda Pop Test, and balance, such as the Tissue Dance. To conclude, we had a leader board, for which we came up with four different exercises per week. Some of these exercises included planks, squats, stork stand, tricep dips, and so on. The mall was kind enough to provide us with prizes to give out for the winners of the leader board activities — these prizes ranged from gift cards to the AMC theaters in the mall to Old Navy gift cards! In the future, we would love to partner with the mall again in order to give to the community once more.