Upcoming Specialty Programs

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Get Dirty with Us!
Join the JCC Mud Run Team!
3 Races to choose from...join us for one or all three!
Sign up early...race cost increases as race day approaches.

Tri State New Jersey Dirty Girl Mud Run 2014 (5K)

Team Captain: Lori Sternberg
Team Name: J's Dirty Divas
Date: June 7
Location: coming soon
Wave Time: 2:00 p.m.
Click here for more info and to register

New Jersey Rugged Maniac (5K)
Team Captain: Steve DeAngelis

Team Name: JCC Central
Date: July 12
Location: Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ
Wave Time: 10:45 a.m.

Click here for more info and to register

New Jersey Warrior Dash (5K)
Team Captain: Matt Sych
Team Name: JCC Central
Date: August 2
Location: Lewis Morris County Park, Morristown, NJ
Wave Time: 11:45 a.m.
Click here for more info and to register

Join the Mud Team mailing list for our workout prep program and more!  Contact Steve DeAngelis at sdeangelis@jccnj.org.

Running Club with Rebecca
Monday, April 7 – Monday, May 12 • 9:15 A • the streets of Scotch Plains (meet in the JCC front lobby)
Meet at the JCC and head outdoors where you’ll learn running and stretching techniques. No registration required...just show up for a good run! All levels welcome. Please note, class cancelled any day that it is raining • FREE
Outdoor Boot Camp
Wednesday, May 7, 14, 21, 28 • 9:00 – 10:00 A • Kramer Manor Park (meet in the Fitness Center)
Try this complimentary boot camp centered on achieving your fitness goals and having fun! Start with a dynamic warm-up followed by body weight exercises for a great calorie-burning workout. This invigorating class is designed to improve your cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone - all outdoors! FREE

Back by popular demand!
Stroller Fitness
Wednesday, May 7, 14, 21, 28 • 10:15 - 11:00 A • Eisenberg Gymnasium and/or outdoors
This class helps new moms learn proper exercise techniques and appropriate steps to achieve a healthy lifestyle after the rigors of childbirth and early motherhood. Exercise techniques are taught by our certified staff who will stress safe and gradual progress. FREE

Israeli Dancing Adult Workshop
Sunday, May 18 • 12:15 - 1:15 P • Group Exercise studio
Since Biblical times, Jewish people have expressed joy through dance. Throughout the centuries, dance has become a part of religious, communal and family celebrations. Come join us for this specialty class filled with Israeli dancing and fun! Enjoy the relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Coming to the JCC! Xena
Xena is committed to helping women unleash their inner Warrior Princessthrough increasing both their physical and inner strength. We believe that improvement in a woman’s physical strength and stamina will simultaneously enhance self-esteem and self-confidence. The Xena trainers are dedicated to a training philosophy that encompasses total well-being. They will be relentless in their efforts to empower Xena participants to lead healthier, more fit and well-balanced lifestyles! More information coming soon!

For Youth and Teens 

Youth Boot Camp: Small Group Training for 9-12 year olds
24771-01 • classes underway
We are committed to making fitness fun for children with this program dedicated to their health and fitness! This 6-week program will focus on cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and flexibility. All fitness levels are welcome! Sign up soon...only six per class • Member: $90

F.A.S.S.T. is coming back this spring!
Functional  Agility  Speed  Strength Training
 Mondays and Wednesdays, April 28, 30, May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21  5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • for ages 8-15 years • Camp Yachad grounds
F.A.S.S.T. at the JCC improves the athletic performance of young athletes, prepares them for various sports and teaches them about physical safety.  F.A.S.S.T. is aimed at measurably and safely improving the athletic performance of participants and putting them on the right course for future success.  There will be a 10:1 student: instructor ratio.  Member: $120 for 8 sessions, Community Participant: $150 for 8 sessions

• Introduction, fitness testing and evaluations
• During this time, trainers will analyze for biomechanical deficiencies
• Focus on preparing athlete for upcoming season
SESSIONS 2 and 3:
• Work on improving imbalances and deficiencies
• Improve proper movement patterns, joint mobility and stability
• Pre-habilitation exercises to prevent future injuries
• Teach proper form for exercises geared toward increasing strength and proper muscle activiation
• Improve core strength and stability
SESSIONS 4 – 6 :
• Learn exercises focused on increasing the athlete’s core strength and stability
• Begin speed and agility training focused on overall speed, quickness, technique
• Sport-specific movements to increase the athlete’s performance
• Continue to build athlete’s strength with continued focus on improving speed and agility
• Begin training to increase athlete’s power
• Explosive movements and exercises to increase power and speed in the athlete’s sport
• Continue to teach proper technique and muscle activation
• Conclude with a final fitness screening to gauge progress

Kids in Motion
FREE Fitness Class for Children
Tuesday, May 6 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
K-2nd Graders: Fitness Fun with Rachel Toporek
3rd-5th Graders: Pound with Debi Price
6th-8th Graders: Boxing Boot Camp with Lori Sternberg

For 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.

Support Groups

Insight: Cancer Support Group 7:00 – 9:00 P • Ongoing • third Thursday of each month.  With facilitator Mary Aloia, MSW, this support group meets for the benefit of cancer patients and their families, caregivers, friends and loved ones. Guest speakers discuss well being and related issues. Sponsored by the JFK Medical Center, American Cancer Society, Solaris Health Systems and the JCC of Central NJ. Call the group facilitator at (732) 321-7769 for additional information. No fees.



Upcoming Events and Dates

April 15 - 16, 2014
April 17 - 18, 2014
April 21 - 22, 2014
April 25, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
May 4, 2014 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
May 6, 2014 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
May 15, 2014 | 7:30 pm
May 18, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
May 20, 2014 | 7:00 pm


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