With the winter dragging on, February can be a particularly tough month to stay on top of your wellness goals. So to help our clients stay motivated through to the spring, we've introduced a healthy dose of competition.
Lantern personal trainer David Brand appeared yesterday on BronxNet's Open University program, to discuss his work integrating social work and personal training. David said that as well as offering fitness classes for Lantern clients, he creates informal fitness opportunities that are also an opportunity for therapeutic engagement.
Lantern opened our first fitness centers nearly a year ago, supporting treatment of some of the most prominent health problems in our clients, including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, anxiety, and substance use issues. Tony started using the Clover Hall fitness center as soon as it opened, and is a regular at fitness instructor and social … Continue reading On-site fitness centers a big hit with residents
Lantern's Director of Arts, Culture & Fitness, Karisa Antonio, spoke yesterday with our fitness consultant David Brand at The Network's annual conference on using body movement practices in supportive housing interventions. Karisa and David shared with around 100 workshop attendees how Lantern's fitness programming has developed over the past couple of years, with the launch … Continue reading Karisa Antonio gets staff moving at The Network’s annual conference
Lantern clients and staff took part in the NYC NAMIWalk on Saturday, standing up against mental health stigma and raising nearly $700 for NAMI's work. Chantal Heijnen, who leads digital photography groups with clients at three Lantern sites, documented the day for us. At the South Street Seaport in Manhattan, waiting for the walk to … Continue reading 2016 NAMIWalk – Lantern raises nearly $700 for NAMI
Lantern Community Services is delighted to announce the grand opening of new state-of-the-art Fitness Centers in our Clover and Audubon supportive housing sites. As of August 2015, the residents of these buildings are benefiting from convenient, onsite access to treadmills, stationary bicycles, weightlifting machines, free weights, foam rollers, strength classes, and other equipment and resources … Continue reading Lantern Launches Full-Scale Fitness Centers in Two Residences