||Raves: What people say about
||“Conductorcise, in unifying the key therapeutic elements in music such as rhythm and emotion with physical activity, enhances the body and mind. Bravo Maestro!" – Concetta M. Tomaino, D.A., MT-BC, LCAT Executive Director/ Co-Founder, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function
Senior Vice President, Music Therapy Services, CenterLight Health System
“David’s program is an oasis for body, mind and soul. Through his warmth, humor and talent, he is able to integrate physical activity, and intellectual stimulation in a forum that allows our clients to express themselves creatively. These are the components that are essential for healthy aging, and to living a long and happy life!" – Mary Springer, Program Director Nazi Victim Services Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
Inscription in the cover of Dr. Spirduso's new book Exercise
and Its Mediating Effects on Cognition: "To David, a creative
and courageous musician, who because he hears also the harmony of
a fit body, creates a new and wonderful world for others. Best wishes.” – Dr.
Waneen W. Spirduso, EdD, Oscar and Anne Mauzy Regents Professor
in the department of kinesiology and health education at the University
Texas at Austin. A widely published author and popular speaker at
conferences across the United States.
is a wonderful marriage of music, fun, connections and aerobic exercise.
It is harder to conceive of a more engaging challenge that all people
will love, learn, and get healthy from the experience."
– Dr. John J. Ratey, Associate
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and authored the best
selling book, A User's Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention and the Four
Theaters of the Brain. See www.JohnRatey.com or More
info about the book on Amazon.com
"Conductorcise is a wonderful combination of fun and fitness. It is amazing to see how Maestro Dworkin is able use music, conducting and humor to get the audience listening, engaged, exercising and entertained."
– Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP,
Chairperson, Department of Primary Care,
Endowed Professor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Executive
Director, Institute for Complementary & Alternative Medicine,
UMDNJ- School of Health Related Professions
“It is I who need to thank you.
I have had a chance to read quite a few of
the 250 patient evaluations and the comments about you and your
presentation are just incredible. Plus I have had numerous unsolicited
emails from patients, pharmaceutical reps, etc. that have had such
wonderful comments about you and the entire day. Although our past
Days have been great with good comments - this one by far has been
ever. You certainly played a big part in that success.....as I told
many others, I have never seen so many people/patients participate
together in anything, especially group 'exercise' like this before
really were having a great time. How wonderful. Dr. Valitutto told
that we should have you back again!” – Cheryl
Clinical Manager -
Borgess Center for Diabetes Care,
Borgess Wound Clinic
might look like a Bikram Hot Yoga class with maestro David Dworkin
in a headset microphone. But look closer and you will see this fitness class
wields batons and swings to Bach and Vivaldi. While it has yet to reach fitness-craze
status, Conductorcise has received rave reviews from across North America.”
Times Colonist (Victoria, Canada)
“I am very enthusiastic about the benefits of exercise, even
moderate exercise*, for prevention of Cardiovascular disease, obesity
and diabetes. In this sense I would be very enthusiastic about CONDUCTORCISE
as a way to motivate and move people to get a good work-out” – Dr.
Tilden-Weger-Bieder Professor of Medicine and Chief of
Molecular Medicine, Dept. of Medicine at Columbia University. Dr.
Tall heads the research program in molecular medicine and
at Columbia University.
amazing! I have seldom seen a group of older adults so attentive;
they did not miss a beat! I saw huge smiles on people who were
conducting their hearts out. The group of adults who participated
are begging to have it return. Maestro Dworkin’s positive
energy was contagious to everyone. We were so impressed!” – Jody
Portnoff, Older Adult Director, Jewish Community Center of New
not add a little joy, charm, culture and sophistication to fitness
... and to life in general? Here is one physical exercise program
that is innovative, unique, and truly special!” – American
Senior Fitness Association
brings every closet conductor to his feet. A symphony performance,
music history lesson and aerobics workout all rolled into one.
It's probably the only class of its kind where sweats and tights
are accessorized with batons. Fitness fusions are currently
very hot -- and CONDUCTORCISE®
fits the mold. The conductor knows how to wield his aerobic power.
He speaks softly and carries a little stick, and in his class
you feel the beat, as well as the burn" – The
Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA
provides the framework for aerobic activity which is key to improving
functional capacity and enhancing one's sense of well being.
The manner in which CONDUCTORCISE® captures the emotive
thrill of music makes this workout magical." – G.R.
Vorhoff M.D.-FACC M.D. Fellow, American College of Cardiology
is an extremely innovative program which combines the best and
most enjoyable aspects of musical conducting and aerobic exercise.
Those who participate in CONDUCTORCISE® will certainly
have an excellent experience.” – U.S.
Representative Steven R. Rothman (NJ)
response to CONDUCTORCISE® was wonderful. One resident stated
that she was ‘absolutely energized,’ another asked ‘please,
can he come back again?’ My staff said that the evening
was so much fun and that the combination of the music and
the movement was invigorating. We have found that music seems
to unlock warm and spirited feelings within our residents.
It was a ‘musically-magical’
evening, enjoyed by all. It was a pleasure sharing such a fun filled
evening.” – Lisa
Reingold, JARC Activities Coordinatior, Jewish Association for
Residental Care, Palm Beach, Florida
conditioning is an integral component of maintaining optimum
cardiovascular health. CONDUCTORCISE® is a unique method
of obtaining this conditioning, which can be performed even
when other activities may be limited. This may present an enjoyable
and important physical activity for those who otherwise might
be reluctant or unable to exercise. Even people in wheelchairs
may be able to use this method.”– Dr. Vincent DeFilippi, cardio-thoracic
surgeon, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Paterson, NJ
meet Maestro David Dworkin is a ‘moving’ experience.
He's like a perpetual mobile, constantly in motion. His energy
is boundless, his enthusiasm infections. His body language conveyed
his feelings, his feet barely touched the ground as he leapt
and bounced on the podium, shouting instructions to his audience
whose smiles indicated they were enjoying their musical workout.” – The
Republican-American (Waterbury, CT)
“Conductor David Dworkin is getting
people young and old moving to classical music in his classes - it has been taught
to youngsters and oldsters around the country and is proven a popular hit for
“It's with great interest that
I saw your work on your website. Your passion and drive is an example for many.
Congratulations on what
you have achieved and are achieving daily."
regards, Ann Van de Winckel, Belgium