Meet the 2021 Team

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Checking In With the 2021 Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes

See what our five athletes have been up to, and join them live on Zoom for sessions on weightlifting, adaptive exercise, and more!
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Hollis Wagenstein-Hurturk, 69: Do What You Can Do

Sponsored Athlete Hollis isn't letting a disability stop her from living a strong and healthy life. Get to know Hollis and her work with functional fitness training.
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Arlene Toonkel, 68: Jumping with Joy

Sponsored Athlete Arlene is "bouncing back" from life's challenges by exercising on a mini trampoline — better known as rebounding — and discovering joy in the process.
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Mark Newton, 61: Super Bowl-er

Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete Mark Newton explains his passion for a 7,000-year-old sport. No, it's not bocce... it's lawn bowling!
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Abbey Moon, 76: Powering Through Life

Sponsored Athlete Abbey turned trauma into triumph through her mastery of powerlifting. She is determined to prove that strength, power, and confidence can be achieved at any age.
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Elisse Barnes, 60: Dancing Her Way Around the Globe

Sponsored Athlete Elisse overcame challenges to meet her weight loss goal. Now she is taking the next steps to inspire others on their own fitness journeys.

Upcoming Wellness Events

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Free
Tue October 19 | EDT

CANCELLED – Holistic Wellness Discussion Group

Online

Share your experience with holistic wellness. Hosted by Senior Planet NYC
FREE
Tue October 19 | EDT
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until 12/17/2021

Barre

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Build strength during this full-body workout. Hosted by Senior Planet NYC
Free
Tue October 19 | EDT
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

Afternoon Stretch

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Join us to decrease muscle stiffness, improve your circulation and calm your mind. Hosted by Senior Planet NYC
Free
Wed October 20 | EDT
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 12/30/2021

Morning Stretch

Online

Start your day with a short morning stretch. Hosted by Senior Planet NYC

Featured Video: Abbey’s Powerlifting

2020 Sponsored Athletes

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Mind, Body, and Spirit: Sponsored Athletes 2020 Wrap-Up

In a year unlike any other, the Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes took a holistic approach to wellness — putting physical and mental health to the test.
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Liliana Cortez, 76: Learning Every Day

Gardening in the Bronx? This Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete is finding creative ways to stay fit and healthy.
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David Hill, 63: Spreading His Wings

Sponsored Athlete David is embracing retirement and navigating his way through the pandemic by walking, running, and even birding.
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Joan Janek, 67: Stress Fighter

After surviving a series of stressful events, Sponsored Athlete Joan is sharing healthy tips for living life to the fullest.