We are very excited to announce that tomorrow, August 6th, Dr. Marilyn LoPresti, founder and CEO of North Fork Bodies in Motion, LLC, will be giving our residents a tai chi demonstration along with 10 volunteers. Dr. LoPresti, a second-degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo, provides tai chi instruction, as well as authentic master-level Walk15® low-impact aerobics on the north fork of Long Island. Although originally developed for self-defense, tai chi is an excellent form of exercise often used for stress reduction.
About North Fork Bodies in Motion
San Simeon is very privileged to have Dr. LoPresti and the dedicated volunteers of North Fork Bodies in Motion at our facility. If you’d like to learn more about them, please visit their Facebook page.
About Marilyn A. LoPresti, Ph.D
Dr. Marilyn LoPresti is a retired Assistant Superintendent of Schools, with more than 36 years in education. Her career spanned all grades, from pre-school to secondary education. Dr.LoPresti has been cited with installing innovative computer access in classrooms, as well as providing Internet access for students, more than ten years before her colleagues in most schools on Long Island and and across the country. Local, state, national, as well as international visitors and educational officials, visited and duplicated her programs.. Believing strongly in school-business-community partnerships, Dr. LoPresti introduced strong relationships with businesses, such as IBM, as well as partnerships with Dowling College, in order to offer the students she served a strong, well-rounded education.
As an educator, Dr.LoPresti was known for her programs, curriculum innovation, and professional staff development involved with Character Education in the classroom. Her experience as an administrator, provided a strong knowledge base in the area of screening, interviewing, hiring and supervising employees.
On a personal level, Dr LoPresti is a Second Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo. She has studied Kung Fu, and has visited and performed for the Grand Abbot, at the Shaolin Temple, China. She and her sister were the first two women, historically, to have ever performed at the Shaolin Temple.
Dr. LoPresti enjoys living on the North Fork of Long Island and has been President of her Homeowners Association. She has been a Long Islander all of her life. She and her husband, Anthony, raised two children, and have two grandchildren.