The JCC offers more than 90 classes each week, FREE for Full Center Members. Classes are held in our two beautiful group fitness studios.
See our Group Fitness Schedule for a complete list of regularly scheduled classes, dates and times.
Upcoming special events include:
For more information, contact Kirsten Olshan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart Health Month <3
Sharing the Love at the APJCC
February is a tiny little month, full of short days and long, cold nights. Maybe that’s why we pack it full of love. February brings us Valentine’s Day, time off with the kids for “ski week", and is the official month for National Heart Health.
This February at the JCC we hosted BodySpec scans to give you an overall picture of your individual body composition, a heart health meditation session, the Red Cross blood drive, and, my personal favorite, two Zumba dance parties with replete with refreshments and raucousness.
I took my first Zumba class at the JCC in late 2009, and became instantly hooked. After a couple of months, I was losing weight. But the most recognizable difference came when I was running after my twin boys at the playground – not only could I suddenly keep up with their pace, I could pass them and just keep on running. The first time it happened, I thought very clearly: “This is because of Zumba, and this … is … AWEsome.” They’re still trying to catch up with me.
February is over, but here at the JCC we’re focused on you and your heart health every month. Adding exercise to your regular routine makes an enormous difference in your heart health, as well as for your overall well-being! If you haven’t found yourself in a group exercise class yet, try one out – it’s inspiring and motivating to be surrounded by supportive classmates all working hard together (or all dancing like crazy people, as the case may be in my specific classes…).
See you around the halls!
-- Amy M Gardner (Amy transitioned from JCC member to JCC instructor in 2011, and teaches Zumba and Aqua Fitness)
In a celebration for Heart Health Month we raffled of a Fit Bit with a heart rate monitor for group fitness participants. Our winner was Sheila Raymond.
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