Spinal Cord Injury Weekly Virtual Groups

Our support groups are now virtual! See below for further information.

Meditation Group

Meditation establishes a secure connection between our internal and external worlds. It awakens the body and benefits all aspects of the conscious and subconscious layers of the mind that can enhance empathy, improve cognition, is a natural stress stabilizer and promotes emotional health and well-being.
Join us Mondays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM on Zoom for our Well-being Meditation Group
To register and for more information contact Woody Wood at richard.wood1@mountsinai.org

Sitness! SCI Exercise Class

Sitness Live Group Exercise: Join us every Tuesday at 2 PM EDT for Sitness class, led by world class trainer Alex Bunt. Created by the Spinal Cord Injury Transitions Group of Mount Sinai and powered by Social Creatures and Mount Sinai Performance 360, Sitness is a fully seated workout that requires no equipment to get your heart pumping and muscles burning. Register for this event at the link below or join us on Zoom using meeting ID #994 2451 7273. **Please note: our Sitness sessions are recorded and archived on our YouTube Channel (subscribe below). If you do not wish to be recorded, simply turn off your camera during class. REGISTER HERE

Sitness Classes are now also on Thursday! Every first Thursday of the month join us Sitness Boxing from 1-2 PM ET.

Now on YouTube
Our Sitness class videos are archived on YouTube, so that we can revisit them and keep the momentum going between our weekly live group exercise classes. Subscribe using the link below to keep up-to-date with all of our latest video content. SUBSCRIBE


SCI Transitions Support Group

Our Weekly SCI Transitions Support Group Are Now Virtual! Every Wednesday at 12 PM, Noon Moderated by Angela Riccobono, Ph.D.

In order to maintain patient confidentiality, this group is open BY INVITATION ONLY. To request admission, please contact: Angela Riccobono, Ph.D. at angela.riccobono@mountsinai.org or Woody Wood at richard.wood1@mountsinai.org

Family Support Group

The SCI Family and Friends Support group is a weekly support group conducted on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Mount Sinai. It is co-led by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Outreach Peer Coordinator. Family and friends from both the inpatient and outpatient community are invited to attend. This is an open group, meaning there is no fixed start or stop date for participants. The focus of the group is to provide support and education to individuals whose loved one has a spinal cord injury.

Join us every Wednesday between 3:00 – 4:00 PM. To register contact Jim Cesario at jamescesario@gmail.com or Ruth Karasik at ruth.karasik@mountsinai.org

Women On Wheels

Our Women On Wheels group are now virtual! Every 2nd and last Wednesday of every month 2:30 PM.

Please email Womenonwheelsnyc@gmail.com to RSVP and receive the code for the Zoom session.

Virtual Zumba Zoom

Virtual Zumba Zoom led by Recreational Therapy!

All abilities welcome and the motivation to move through seated fitness is encouraged.

Please contact Clarisse Quirt at clarisse.quirt@mountsinai.org for zoom link and further information on schedule updates or any questions.


SCI Peer Support Group

This group is for individuals with SCI to come together and share their experiences with each other so that we all can live a more fulfilling life with a spinal cord injury. Every Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm conducted by Woody and Jim.  To register and for any questions please contact Woody Wood at Richard.wood1@mountsinsi.org or Jim Cesario at James.Cesario@mountsinai.org.

Adaptive Boxing Class

IT’S TIME YOU TRIED OUT A BOXING SESSION with TITLE. Every Friday from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. This will challenge you mentally and physically. You will learn the skill, build your strength and belong to a community. This isn’t your ordinary and average workout but the great thing is YOU TAKE YOUR OWN PACE!
Boxing has been used to train individuals of all ages and abilities. It is well documented to help individuals with Parkinson’s. There are many neurological and physical benefits to this specific type of training. No experience necessary. All abilities welcome. Little to no additional equipment necessary. Can be done in the comfort of your own home.
We offer trainer led, 45-minute workouts including warm-up, stretching, boxing and cardiovascular exercises. Perfect for all abilities and no experience necessary. These sessions challenge participants both physically and mentally giving them the opportunity to improve their overall mental and physical health. The style of the session is trainer with a motivational approach vs “bootcamp” style. The positive reinforcement encourages everyone to try to the best of their ability and just keep active. To register please contact please Woody Wood at Richard.wood1@mountsinsi.org