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May 19, 2017 -  Juan Carlos Organization Logo updated

A subtle change to the logo has been made to better emphasize the "Dance Therapy Exercise" portion, as JCO keeps adding additional styles of classes. So along with the Zumba® Inclusive, Zumba Gold®, and "sit n Fit" classes, are the Dance Therapy Exercise classes which started May 15, 2017 at North Clairemont Recreational Center and starting in June at Hilltop Recreational Center. Soon to come: specially tailored Parkinson's classes!

July 2015

New 2017

May 15, 2017 -  New Classes: Zumba Gold® at Standley Park and Recreation Center,

New Zumba Gold® Classes on Mondays and Thursdays start at noon at Standley Park and Recreation Center,

Zumba Gold® is perfect For: Active older adults who are looking for modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves at lower-intensity, easy-to-follow routine that focuses on balance, range of motion, muscular conditioning, flexibility and coordination.

Days: Mondays and Thursdays
Time: 12:00 - 12:55 p.m.
Fee: $5 per class
Season 1: May 15 - June 15, 2017
$45.00/5 weeks
For more information contact Lisbeth Garces 619-971-3904

Standley Park and Recreation Center
3585 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

New Location: Standley Park and Recreation Center

May 15, 2017 -  New: Dance Therapy Exercise Class at North Clairemont Recreation Center

JCO is happy to announce our new Dance Therapy Exercise Class

Dance Therapy Exercise is perfect for people of all ages with physical, sensory or cognitive challenges. How it Works: This class stimulates joy, acceptance, and achievement. We use a repertoire of body movements through guided dance and rhythmic exercise programs that builds trust and physical strength and provides a safe, supportive environment. Benefits: Improve physical health and wellness. All levels of fitness are welcome.

Class start at 1:15 pm on Mondays at:
North Clairemont Recreation Center
4421 Bannock Ave
San Diego, CA 92117

New Location: North Clairemont Recreation Center

May 8, 2017 -   Lisbeth completes Parkinson's Network Instructor Certification


JCO is happy to announce that Lisbeth has completed her certification for instructing classes tailored for people with Parkinsons Diesease, MS, stroke and aging.


In 2008, Gary Sobol, the Founder & Executive Diector of the Parkinson's Network, was diagnosed with Parkinson's diesease. Gary developed exercises that focus on the effects of Parkinson's. These workouts are a series of physical and cognitive drills specifically designed to attack the symptoms of Parkinson's, MS,neurological deficits, stroke and aging. The Parkinson's Network trains fitness instructors throughtout the USA.

Gary Sobol and Lisbeth

May 7, 2017 -  Movement conference

Lisbeth attended the Movement Conference in Pasadena.

April 29, 2017 -  10th Annual EFMP Activity and Resource Fair

Lisbeth participated and did a demonstration at the fair.

March 13, 2016 -  Spring Zumba® (Inclusive) Party

We had a great Zumba® party on March 13, 2016. Thank you for coming and supporting the Juan Carlos Org.

Click on the picture to see photos from the party.

Special thank you to our special guest:
Booster Buddy. Your performance was incredible.


the video is a sample of the performance.

February 25, 2016 -   New class added to schedule


JCO is happy to announce we are adding a new class


Senior Chair Zumba Gold®


Wednesdays 11:00 to 11:50 am starting March 2, 2016
in the Chapel at Christ Lutheran Church in Pacific Beach.
4701 Cass St.
San Diego CA 92109
Classes are FREE


Donations will be accepted for JCO who is sponsoring the class. All abilities are welcome at this class.

January 29, 2016 -  CountyNewsCenter article.

Juan Carlos Org. Classes and Community Libraries:
Read About an Inspired Partnership
as reported in the CountyNewsCenter article.


Click to see entire article.



See News items 2015 and before.


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Copyright© 2013 Juan Carlos Organization. All Rights Reserved. Juan Carlos Organization is a not-for-profit organization. Articles of Incorporation classifying the Juan Carlos Organization as a tax-exempt, non-profit with 501(c)(3) status were approved on May 4th, 2012 by the California Secretary of State, and the organization became IRS approved on September 21, 2012, retroactive to May 4th, 2012. See the IRS Determination Letter.