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Annual Thanksgiving Give Back Party to benefit People to People 2015

We raised $1060 for People to People! 

THANK YOU Z-LIFESTYLE COMMUNITY!!! 

THANKSGIVING GIVE BACK PARTY TO BENEFIT PEOPLE TO PEOPLE 2014

First Fundraiser at new location

THANK YOU TO THE WONDERFUL ZLIFESTYLE FAMILY FOR COMING OUT IN THE STORM TO DANCE AND RAISE $1,000 TO HELP SEND KIDS TO CAMP THIS SUMMER!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!

THANKSGIVING Give Back Party 2012

 

Local Fitness Instructor Raises Benefit Money, Awareness

Zumba® instructor Pauline Henriques holds fitness events that raise money and awareness for charities.

By Andrew Glikin-Gusinsky |  September 12, 2010 

It is possible for any of us to take what it is we love to do and use it to help others. Local Zumba® instructor Pauline Henriques does just that and uses her passion for fitness not only to benefit those who are looking to get into shape, but also our community at large.

She hosts special events that raise money for charities, aiding both local and national causes. Pauline, who teaches classes in Nanuet, Garnerville, West Nyack, and Nyack, has been a certified fitness instructor for about 20 years. Formerly an instructor of step, spinning and kickboxing, Pauline now only teaches Zumba® classes, which is a dance fitness program. The West Nyack mother of three runs a program for 3rd to 6th grade girls in Rutherford, New Jersey in addition to being active in raising money and awareness for a plethora worthy causes.

We sat down with Pauline for a few moments to discuss her charitable works.

Q: What causes do you raise awareness for?

A: I have done fundraisers for Breast Cancer and for People to People of Rockland County, it's a local organization. Also, for United Hospice of Rockland County and, recently, for the Dizzy Feet Foundation. I also helped in an event at the JCC to benefit victims of terrorism in Israel.

Q: How did you first get inspired to get involved in these causes?

A: The first one [cause] I did was People to People.  I heard about it through my son's elementary school. They were having a food drive and I thought I could raise money through dancing and raise money for families in my own area. For that class the owner of the Liquid Ice night club donated the space. We had a packed Zumba® Class and raised $1,000.

Q: What upcoming events do you have planned?

A: My next general event is a Zumba®party on September 25 at Liquid Ice nightclub, which is going to be an hour and a half class and I'll be raffling off prizes. My next fundraiser is going to be October 24 at 11:30am  at the JCC in West Nyack and will benefit the Gulf Coast Restoration Network.

Q: As a fitness instructor, what thoughts do you have about general wellness?

A: I was a general fitness instructor before I became a Zumba® instructor and I always tried to make my classes fun, but when Zumba® Fitness came on the scene, my job became a lot  easier.  I think if you can have fun while you're working out you'll keep doing it. 

For more information about Pauline, her charitable efforts, and her classes, check out her website at www.zlifestyledance.com.

http://nanuet.patch.com/articles/local-fitness-instructor-raises-benefit-money-awareness

Fundraiser to benefit Austin DeGiorgio - June 3, 2012

On June 3rd, 2012 our Z-Lifestyle community came together and danced, burned lots of calories and raised over $2,000.00 to help this local 13 year old in our community who has been diagnosed with Leukemia.  THANK YOU!!!

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Third Annual Zumbathon® to benefit United Hospice of Rockland County.  Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Party In Pink"  Breast Cancer Zumbathon®  Sept. 10, 2011

We raised $1,000.00!!!!  Thank you to all who attended, donated and danced their hearts out for the cause!!!

 

 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Rockland County May 14, 2011

Saturday, May 14th loomed before us all as the day of days to exercise – and no excuses! A grey, dismal, rainy morning greeted almost 100 women and 3 men who were intent on doing the right thing!

The right thing, of course, was to attend the Nanuet Community Center and Zumba away 2 ½ hours to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County!!

What fun, what energy and what support! This group of wonderful people decided that it was time to take action! Initiated by long term BBBS Mentor,  Vicki, the event went uncontested by all our supporters and the BBBS Zumba Fundraiser was established.

The struggle by some to keep up with 4 instructors who so kindly donated their time, oomph and talent, did not deter anybody’s motivation and a great time was had by all.

Amazing isn’t it that this event started with a few words from Vicki and was achieved through Pauline’s sense of volunteerism? Amazing also isn’t it that so many wished to accomplish Vicki’s vision?

Sincerest of thanks and deepest appreciation to all!

Respectfully submitted,

Gillian E. Ballard

Pres./CEO 

Dance, Burn Calories, Raise Money for United Hospice

Last Sunday the JCC of Rockland held a Zumba fundraiser for United Hospice of Rockland

By Andrew Gilkin-Gusinsky | January 27, 2011

Last Sunday the JCC of Rockland hosted a special event to raise money for an incredibly praiseworthy cause: a Zumba class to raise money for United Hospice of Rockland. United Hospice of Rockland is a truly important local institution that provides care, hope, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families facing serious illness.

“It’s something that touches every family in Rockland County,” said Bart Bookman, one of the organizers of the event. “Hospice of Rockland is trying to build a new facility and is conducting various activities to raise funds and awareness for that cause.”

The driving force behind the fundraiser was Bookman’s wife Eileen. Eileen has been active as a volunteer for United Hospice of Rockland for quite some time. She became involved with the organization after her own parents were cared for there.

“Hospice is a phenomenal organization,” she said. “It is the most compassionate organization that not only caters to the very ill, but to their families as well. You are nourished by their tenderness and expertise. Their volunteers are rigorously trained.”

Zumba, for those who may not know, is a dance fitness craze that is sweeping the nation and it has quite a few devotees here in Rockland who are active in raising awareness and funds for a bevy of worthy causes here in Rockland, across the USA, and even abroad. Last Sunday’s event was just the latest in a long line of Zumba fundraisers held by local instructor Pauline Henriques.

“Zumba is best is the best thing to ever happen to a person’s psyche and body,” said Eileen. “We laugh while we shed hundreds and hundreds of calories. There is not a depressed bone in anyone’s body when they finish doing Zumba. As far as I’m convinced Pauline Henriques is the Zumba guru of all time.”

Entrance fee to participate was $25 and every penny raised at the event went directly to United Hospice of Rockland. This is the second such fundraiser to be held and, after its resounding success, will likely not be the last of its kind.

“We’d like to do it bigger next year,” said Bart Bookman.

Did you go? Have you been to a Zumba for charity? Tell us in the comments.

Last Sunday the JCC of Rockland hosted a special event to raise money for an incredibly praiseworthy cause: a Zumba class to raise money for United Hospice of Rockland. United Hospice of Rockland is a truly important local institution that provides care, hope, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families facing serious illness. 

“It’s something that touches every family in Rockland County,” said Bart Bookman, one of the organizers of the event. “Hospice of Rockland is trying to build a new facility and is conducting various activities to raise funds and awareness for that cause.” 

The driving force behind the fundraiser was Bookman’s wife Eileen. Eileen has been active as a volunteer for United Hospice of Rockland for quite some time. She became involved with the organization after her own parents were cared for there. 

“Hospice is a phenomenal organization,” she said. “It is the most compassionate organization that not only caters to the very ill, but to their families as well. You are nourished by their tenderness and expertise. Their volunteers are rigorously trained.” 

Zumba, for those who may not know, is a dance fitness craze that is sweeping the nation and it has quite a few devotees here in Rockland who are active in raising awareness and funds for a bevy of worthy causes here in Rockland, across the USA, and even abroad. Last Sunday’s event was just the latest in a long line of Zumba fundraisers held by local instructor Pauline Henriques. 

“Zumba is best is the best thing to ever happen to a person’s psyche and body,” said Eileen. “We laugh while we shed hundreds and hundreds of calories. There is not a depressed bone in anyone’s body when they finish doing Zumba. As far as I’m convinced Pauline Henriques is the Zumba guru of all time.” 

Entrance fee to participate was $25 and every penny raised at the event went directly to United Hospice of Rockland. This is the second such fundraiser to be held and, after its resounding success, will likely not be the last of its kind. 

“We’d like to do it bigger next year,” said Bart Bookman. 

Did you go? Have you been to a Zumba for charity?

Tell us in the comments.

 http://nanuet.patch.com/articles/dance-burn-calories-raise-money-for-united-hospice

 

Get Into Shape, Do Some Holiday Shopping at Saturday's Zumba Party!

This Saturday there will be a Zumba®  event that will benefit two different charities and provide participants with a chance to catch up on their holiday shopping. 

 By Andrew Glikin-Gusinsky |  December 10, 2010 

Are you looking for a great way to spend this Saturday afternoon? If so, why not consider the Zumba Party that will be taking place at the Nanuet Family Resource Gym at 150 Convent Road. The event will benefit not one, but two charities: People to People and World Orphans. In addition to getting active and donating money to two fantastic causes, participants can also take care of some their holiday shopping as well.

"This Zumba Party is extra special to me!  We will dance, laugh, sing, and burn lots of calories to help the people that need it most," said event organizer Pauline Henriques. "Our help will reach people near and far. All proceeds will be donated to World Orphans and People to People.  World Orphans is committed to rescuing millions of orphaned and abandoned children and People to People is committed to helping our local neighbors through difficult times with dignity.  What makes this event even more special is the vendors that will be set up.  We will have a one-hour Zumba class and then snacking, socializing and shopping at the tables set up by Silpada Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys, Party Lite Candles, Isogenix, Millie's Sweets, The Health Buzz, Accessories by Gina, Isotonix Vitamins and Scott Barnes Motives Cosmetics and more! If you are looking to do some holiday shopping this is a perfect opportunity.  You can burn some calories and get your shopping done all in one place and all for a good cause!" 

The event will take place from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and costs $20 if tickets are purchased in advance and will cost $25 at the door. For more information please contact Pauline Henriques at 201-637-2047 or [email protected]

http://nanuet.patch.com/articles/get-into-shape-do-some-holiday-shopping-at-saturdays-zumba-party 

 

Lucille Roberts Zumba for Breast Cancer

The fitness center is located in Nanuet next to Staples. 

By Kim Tran |  October 17, 2010  

More than 50 women danced to lose pounds and raise money despite the Thursday night rain. The Lucille Roberts gym in Nanuet hosted a  Zumba class in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month.

"All the proceeds go to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer," said Camille Calixte, who works at the gym. "Lucille Roberts invested a lot of time into women's health."

She added that this gym hosts several events and tries to do one monthly.  

"We do book drives, donation classes such as this where the instructor volunteers her time," she said. "We sometimes get local vendors to raffle gift certificates." She added that the Zumba event in about 50-60 people and approximately $300.

The event was  open to the public, but only for women because Lucille Roberts is a women's gym. There's a minimum of a $5 donation but a lot of women donated more. The fitness instructor that volunteered to run this 45-minute class was Pauline Henriques.

"She's awesome. She's the best instructor I've have taken," said Maritza Gorritz of Henriques. Gorritz used to teach at this gym as well. "It's a party everyday."

"It was great and a lot of fun and a good cause," said Chrisanne McGarvey, a 2-year member of the fitness center. "My favorite class here? Yoga."

"It was fun. I got to jump around a lot," said Amber Lanier. Although she's not a member of the gym, she came with her aunt Taraya Gales who is a member.

"Zumba was great. I'm here (at the gym) everyday," said Gales.

Henriques never faltered in energy throughout the entire class and kept the class interacting and having fun.

"I look at Zumba as a gift. It's a gift to me to be able to teach it so I want to give back," said Henriques. Her first Zumba class fundraiser was a year ago and she hasn't slowed down since. "I try to do something once a month."

"Zumba is great fun. It's addictive," said Dorothy Miller who attended the fundraiser. "I've become so fit and mobile since working with (Henriques)." 

http://nanuet.patch.com/articles/lucille-roberts-zumba-for-breast-cancer 

Local Fitness Instructor Raises Benefit Money, Awareness

Zumba® instructor Pauline Henriques holds fitness events that raise money and awareness for charities.

By Andrew Glikin-Gusinsky |  September 12, 2010 

It is possible for any of us to take what it is we love to do and use it to help others. Local Zumba® instructor Pauline Henriques does just that and uses her passion for fitness not only to benefit those who are looking to get into shape, but also our community at large.

She hosts special events that raise money for charities, aiding both local and national causes. Pauline, who teaches classes in Nanuet, Garnerville, West Nyack, and Nyack, has been a certified fitness instructor for about 20 years. Formerly an instructor of step, spinning and kickboxing, Pauline now only teaches Zumba® classes, which is a dance fitness program. The West Nyack mother of three runs a program for 3rd to 6th grade girls in Rutherford, New Jersey in addition to being active in raising money and awareness for a plethora worthy causes.

We sat down with Pauline for a few moments to discuss her charitable works.

Q: What causes do you raise awareness for?

A: I have done fundraisers for Breast Cancer and for People to People of Rockland County, it's a local organization. Also, for United Hospice of Rockland County and, recently, for the Dizzy Feet Foundation. I also helped in an event at the JCC to benefit victims of terrorism in Israel.

Q: How did you first get inspired to get involved in these causes?

A: The first one [cause] I did was People to People.  I heard about it through my son's elementary school. They were having a food drive and I thought I could raise money through dancing and raise money for families in my own area. For that class the owner of the Liquid Ice night club donated the space. We had a packed Zumba® Class and raised $1,000.

Q: What upcoming events do you have planned?

A: My next general event is a Zumba®party on September 25 at Liquid Ice nightclub, which is going to be an hour and a half class and I'll be raffling off prizes. My next fundraiser is going to be October 24 at 11:30am  at the JCC in West Nyack and will benefit the Gulf Coast Restoration Network.

Q: As a fitness instructor, what thoughts do you have about general wellness?

A: I was a general fitness instructor before I became a Zumba® instructor and I always tried to make my classes fun, but when Zumba® Fitness came on the scene, my job became a lot  easier.  I think if you can have fun while you're working out you'll keep doing it. 

For more information about Pauline, her charitable efforts, and her classes, check out her website at www.zlifestyledance.com.

http://nanuet.patch.com/articles/local-fitness-instructor-raises-benefit-money-awareness

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