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2021

THIS IS
YOUR Year

Put aside your aches and pains and improve your health in 2021. Learn from leading healthcare experts in the 2021 YMCA Wellness Series.

Registration is free and all classes are hosted online.

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Ready for a fresh start?

Put 2020 behind you, improve your health, and get back to doing the things you love. The 2021 YMCA Wellness Series is here to help you improve your health and wellness.

Join top healthcare professionals from Buffalo, NY for a discussion on a variety of topics.

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Registration

All classes are 100% free and open to the public.

Live or Recorded

Perfect for busy schedules and distancing.  All events are hosted online at 7:00 PM EST.

Live Q&A

Ask questions to leading healthcare professionals durnig the event.

View the full schedule

Registration is free and all classes are open to the public and hosted online at 7:00 PM EST.

JANUARY

19

7:00PM EST

Exercising with Back Pain

Struggle with a “bad back?”  Learn from Physical Therapist Christopher Ponichtera PT DPT as he shows you how to manage and treat your back pain with safe exercise.

JANUARY

26

7:00PM EST

Core Strength for Women

If you want to tone up, get stronger, and boost your energy, this class is perfect for you.  Join women’s health expert & Physical Therapist, Tiffany Regdos PT DPT, as she teaches women how to improve their bone health and muscle strength for a more active life.

FEBRUARY

02

7:00PM EST

Exercising with Knee Pain

Don’t let a sore knee slow you down — even if you have arthritis.  Join orthopedic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Bernas MD and physical therapist Matthew Profeta PT DPT as they teach you everything you need to know to keep you moving and doing the things you love.

FEBRUARY

09

7:00PM EST

Healthy Joints: Slow the Aging Process

Do your knees and ankles ache or stop you from doing the things you love?  Maybe you’re worried your joints won’t last?  If so, join orthopedic surgeon Dr. K Keely Boyle MD and Physical Therapist, Melissa Bulas-Mercuri PT DPT to learn what you can do to improve your joint health and even slow the aging process. 

FEBRUARY

16

7:00PM EST

Running: 3 Secrets to Prevent Injury & Perform Your Best

If you love to run, this class is perfect for you.  Join Physical Therapist Kearsten Fish PT DPT as she teaches you how to train smarter to not only improve your performance, but also reduce your risk for injury.

FEBRUARY

23

7:00PM EST

Exercising with Shoulder Pain

If you have trouble reaching up or lifting due to shoulder pain, you should join this class.  Learn from orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Duquin MD and Physical Therapist Christopher Ponichtera PT DPT as they teach you how to fix, manage, and prevent shoulder injury.

MARCH

02

7:00PM EST

Dizziness, Vertigo, & Balance

Feeling off balance, dizzy, or struggle with vertigo?  Join Dr. Lixin Zhang MD, neurologist of the Dizziness & Balance Center at DENT Insitute, and Physical Therapist Jodi Ridler PT DPT for this live event.  Learn how to improve your life by fixing or managing your dizziness and vertigo.

MARCH

09

7:00PM EST

Eat Well: Secrets to a Healthy Diet that Lasts

If you struggle with healthy eating habits, this class can help you.  Learn how to build a nutrition plan that keeps you energized and healthy, without having to starve yourself or cut out your favorite foods. 

MARCH

16

7:00PM EST

GolfSmart: Exercises to Hit the Ball Further & Straighter

Love to golf, but you feel stiff and sore?  This class with Physical Therapists Brandon Tytka PT DPT and John Nazzarett PT DPT is perfect for you.  Learn little-known exercises that can not only help your game, but also keep you feeling loose and strong round after round.

MARCH

23

7:00PM EST

Keeping Your Feet Fit

If you struggle with foot and ankle pain, you should attend this event.  Learn from podiatrist Jessica Nowak DPM as she teaches you how to manage, treat, and fix the injury.  From ankle sprains to bunions, you’ll learn everything you need to know during this event.

NEW for 2021

All classes will be held as a discussion with leading healthcare experts.  Audience can ask questions in real time.  Learn exercises, treatment options, and what you can do to feel your best this year!

Make 2021 your year.
join us for the 2021 wellness series!

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