Special Fitness Events and Classes
FREE! Stroller Fitness with Debi
Friday, May 18, 25, June 1 • 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. • meet in the Front Lobby
Build strength and improve muscle tone with a unique blend of movement – all with your baby! Class will be in the gymnasium on rainy days.
Satellite Bicycle Ride for the Living
Thursday June 28 • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
In the JCC Indoor Cycling Studio
Be part of this amazing ride taking place thousands of miles away this June!
Cycle to learn about and support the renewal of Jewish life in Krakow, Poland. Our JCC and other participating JCCs will hold these dedicated Satellite Rides for the Living to support Krakow’s Jewish community and learn about the renewal of Jewish life in Poland.
Click here to register by June 28 at 3:00 p.m. Search Ride for the Living
Ride for the Living is a one-day, 55-mile fundraising bicycle ride from Auschwitz to JCC Krakow. Ride for the Living not only commemorates Jewish history, but also celebrates and supports the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland. The Ride was inspired by JCC Krakow member Robert Desmond, who rode his bicycle 1,350 miles from London to Auschwitz. Robert realized his ride would not truly be completed until he reached the JCC. Proceeds from the Ride support programming for all generations at JCC Krakow. Click here to make a donation. Select Ride for Living 2018
QuickFit Small Group Training
Stay tuned for our fall QuickFit dates
QuickFit is an efficient 30-minute workout-specific small group training class designed and led by certified trainers. With the focus on a specific workout for six consecutive weeks, QuickFit helps you progress further than you might in a Group Ex class or on your own – at a lower cost than one-on-one personal training.
Boot Camp: Military-style workout designed for anybody who needs a kick-start and wants to push to new levels!
Monday 6:00 a.m.
Ab Lab: Build your 6-pack and improve posture in this 30-minute intensive core session.
Tuesday 7:15 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m.
TRX/Kettlebell: Use two of the hottest pieces of equipment in fitness to tone your body in the high intensity style program.
Monday 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m.
Price: $54 for 6 classes (one per week/same class and time)
Full Body Stretch Training
Work with a certified trainer to enhance overall movement, reduce stress and improve flexibility. Better flexibility can improve your performance in physical activities, decrease your risk of injuries, help your joints move through their full range of motion and enable your muscles to work most effectively. These 30-minute sessions are offered as 3-packs or as a single session. A complimentary flexibility assessment is included.
Price: $115 for 30-minute 3-pack, $42 for a single session
A complimentary flexibility assessment is included.
NEW! JCC Cancer Exercise Training/Recovery Fitness
This program will help individuals recovering from cancer treatment by providing hands-on training with Debi Price, certified expert. Training is designed to help patients and survivors who may be suffering from effects caused by surgery and treatment. Debi will teach exercises designed to help heal and improve physical and emotional quality of life post cancer treatment.
Some cancer patients think that rest will decrease fatigue and hasten recovery, however rest may make cancer patients weaker and more drained of energy. This training offers patients and survivors a proactive way to improve their health and reclaim their lives past cancer.
Benefits of Working with a Cancer Exercise Expert:
- Reduce pain and fatigue
- Prevent, identify and manage lymphedema (swelling in arms or legs)
- Increase shoulder range of motion and correct postural deviations following mastectomy and/or reconstruction
- Improve treatment tolerance
- Prevent and/or manage osteoporosis, diabetes, and damage to the heart and lungs following chemotherapy, radiation or hormonal therapy
- Return to pre-treatment levels of strength and fitness
Individualized Training Includes:
- Postural assessment
- Range-of-motion assessment
- Balance and core stability assessment
- Girth measurements to monitor lymphedema
- Flexibility assessment
- Heart rate measurement
- Personalized program to correct imbalances, build back strength and stamina, and prevent future degeneration
Debi Price just recently received her certification through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute as a Cancer Exercise Specialist.
For more in formation on the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, click here.
One-on-One 3-Pack, 30-minute sessions
Price: $120, Member Price: $100
One-on-One 5-Pack, 30-minute sessions
Price: $239, Member Price: $199
Small Group Training, 30-minute single session
Price: $25, Member Price: $18
Small Group Training, 30-minute 10-pack
Price: $250, Member Price: $180
Active Adults and Seniors Walking Club
Fridays • 10:00 A • Eisenberg Gymnasium • Ongoing, no registration required
Join Vin, certified personal trainer, every Friday for a gentle stroll outside or around the gym. Class will include light stretches and is appropriate for all levels of fitness.
La Leche League at the JCC
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to helping mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education and dedicated to promoting a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
La Leche League will meet at the JCC twice a month. Our daytime meetings will usually be on the second Wednesday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Our evening meetings will usually take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. All mothers, mothers-to-be, babies, toddlers and others interested in learning more about breastfeeding are welcome to attend.
Click here for La Leche website
Click here for La Leche Facebook page
For more information, please write to La Leche League at email@example.com
Stroke and Aphasia
Aphasia is a language disorder that impairs the expression and understanding of spoken language, reading and writing. It occurs most often from a stroke or brain injury. This frustrating condition affects a person's ability to communicate, but does not affect his or her intellect. Adler Aphasia Center Group of Scotch Plains is at the JCC This group meets at the JCC 2 Fridays a month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Participants can join this group at any time. For more information and to pre-register, contact Wendy Greenspan at 973-530-3981 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This FREE aphasia communication group will:
- Help you cope with the challenges of living with aphasia
- Give you the practice with speaking
- Show you alternative communication strategies
- Introduce you to others with aphasia
Crohns & Colitis Foundation of American Support Group (Union County group)
Join us for this self-help group enabling patients and/or their families an opportunity to meet in an informal setting with others who have similar issues regarding inflammatory bowel disease. Provides education, emotional support, coping, caring and sharing of solutions and experiences. For more information, contact Jennifer Useloff at email@example.com.