Congratulations to Barbara Mascialino, RWJ Hamilton Center for Health & Wellness's Group Fitness Instructor of the Month for May 2011!
"During my college years, I participated in aerobic classes (the standard name for them back then) every Saturday. For one hour, we moved and sang together as a group--mostly inspired by good music and lyrics. Somewhere in that class, participants became transformed. A group of individuals, with cares and worries, transformed into vehicles of energy. Participation in the class was an invitation to self, through music, movement, and social support. This experience inspired me to teach aerobic classes. Since those days in the early 1980s, I forever became a part, as a participant and facilitator, of the Group Fitness vehicle whose destination was always a healthy, integrated self."
Years Teaching: 27 years (with a decade hiatus)
Master of Arts, Holistic Health Studies, Georgian Court University