Lichiana Amigo

Viva Program Instructor  212-824-VIVA or C (917) 573-3010 

Proven talent for helping Special Populations in community based settings achieve goals to invigorate functionality, mobility, and health. Helping those in need delay or prevent many of the diseases and conditions that are the leading causes of death and disability.

Professional Experience
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Safe, Fun, and Effective group exercise classes, walking clubs, and fitness training Teach aerobic conditioning, strength, flexibility, balance, and mind body awareness by using industry standards to achieve good health Fitness assessments including action requirements for healthy living Facilitate evidence based programming for Arthritis and Diabetes Skilled Sessions on accountability, awareness, socialization, motivation, and self-efficacy Communicate wellness skills with sensitivity to socio-cultural and health status to facilitate adherence Motivate participants to increase physical activity and eat well Provide fitness (exercise and nutrition) principles to communities in need and at risk Change sedentary behavior to physical activity and poor eating habits to nutrient rich food sources Demonstrate and Organize Activity to Promote Wellness

Melissa Mark Viverito, City Council Citation for Fitness Instruction Outstanding Volunteer in Hispanic Outreach of the Year Award, MS Society of NY Certificate of Appreciation, ABSW Senior Citizen Center Certificate of Appreciation, Hispanic Outreach, MS Society of NY Community Service Award, ARC XVI Ft. Washington, Inc 2011 2010 2010 2008 – 2010 2007

Education Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Group Fitness Instruction Certificate, Pending 2011 Arthritis Foundation of NY, Spanish Self-Help Program, Trained Instructor, 2010 Arthritis Foundation of NY, CERTIFIED EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR, 2009 Healthways Silver Sneakers Fitness Program, CERTIFIED HEALTH INSTRUCTOR, 2009 Institute for Geriatric Social Work, HEALTHY AGING CERTIFICATE, 2009 Hunter College, ADULT FITNESS INSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE, 2008 Sarah Lawrence College, BACHELOR OF ARTS, 1995 Continuing Education and Health and Wellness Training
o o o o o o o o o o o o o Assessing the Older Adult Exercise for Chronic Diseases Balance and Fall Prevention Functional Testing and Evaluation Exercise and The Frail Elder Strength Training past 50 Designing Chair Exercise Programs Designing Practical Programs Practical Skills and Choreography Workshop for Group Fitness Instruction Bending the Aging Curve, Complete Exercise Guide for Older Adults Exercise and the Aging Baby Boomer Athletic Fitness Baby Boomer Boot Camp The Road to Health Toolkit, Diabetes Public Health Resource, DPP Study