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Upcoming Specialty Programs

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To register for the programs below, click on the red Login/Register button on the bottom right of this page.

The Ultimate Family Boot Camp (for families with children ages 7+)
Sunday, March 8, April 19 • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Parents and children, join us every month for a high energy, workout - have fun together and be fit all at the same time!  Free.

I Lost It at the J  
Get into a good eating and exercise groove in the new year!
An 8-week weight loss program (and contest!)
Monday, January 12 – Monday, March 9
This program is FREE and for members only.

How does I Lost It work?

Starting Out
Individual appointment with a personal trainer to discuss:
• Resistance Training
• Cardiovascular Workouts
• Nutrition

During this meeting, the personal trainer will set up a customized resistance training regimen including workload increases based on progress and a complementary cardiovascular program. Dietary guidelines will also be provided during this initial consultation.

Checking In
Progress will be tracked with weekly weigh-ins to promote participant accountability which ultimately leads to your success!  During these weekly meetings, the exercise program and other concerns will be discussed to ensure smooth sailing.

Along the Way
Bi-weekly educational emails will be sent to all participants to help keep you motivated and give you tips.

Wrapping It Up
When program has run its course, all participants will have a final weigh-in followed by a celebration on Tuesday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three success stories!  Each participant will also benefit from a follow-up complete with tips which will help you stay on track with your new exercise routine, eating habits and lifestyle changes.

Remember...it’s FREE!

Weekly weigh-ins:
Sundays 7:30 A - 3:00 P
Weekdays: 8:00 A - 12:00 P and 4:00 - 8:00 P

1st Prize: Complimentary 50-minute Personal Training 2-pack + 60-minute massage
2nd Prize: Complimentary 60-minute Massage
3rd Prize: $20 Gift Certificate to Whole Foods

FREE Fitness Workshops
Healthy Heart: Cardio Interval Training
Tuesday, February 17 • 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Healthy Heart: Cardio Interval Training
Thursday, February 26 • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Circuit Training – Max Calorie Burn
Sunday, March 8 • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

TRX – Beginner/Intermediate
Monday, March 9 • 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Best Ab & Core Exercises
Thursday, March 19 • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Plyometrics and Boot Camp Exercises
Sunday, March 22 • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Functional Exercise for Balance, Coordination and Posture
Tuesday, March 31 • 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.

TRX – Intermediate/Advanced
Monday, April 13 • 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Let us show you different exercise routines...freshen up your workouts and see results! No RSVP required.  Just show up!  Questions?  Contact Matt Bansch, Director of Fitness and Wellness, at 908-889-8800 x276 or mbansch@jccnj.org.

Kids in Motion for grades K - 3 and grades 4 - 8 
Free Fitness Class for Children
Tuesday, February 24, March 24 • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
This program is committed to helping kids increase both their physical and internal strength all while having fun.  Children will be divided into three different age groups and each will enjoy an age-appropriate Group Exercise class taught by professional instructors. Email Lindsay at lnapchen@jccnj.org to RSVP.




Teen Open Basketball
March 17 - September 8
Tuesdays • 8:00 – 9:45 P • Informal games played 
Price: $10/night (limit of 5 visits), Member Price: Free

Adult Open Volleyball
March 19 - May 28
Thursdays • 8:00 – 9:45 P • Informal games played  
Price: $10/night (limit of 5 visits), Member Price: Free

Be a Triathlete in an Hour! for ages 12+
60-minute Timed Indoor Triathlon at the JCC using the indoor pool, Spin studio and Fitness Center
Sunday, April 19 • 2:00 p.m. • check-in at 1:30 p.m. 
Price: $40
Here are the details:
10-minute SWIM • 5-minute transition period • 20-minute BIKE • 5-minute transition period • 20-minute RUN

The male and female to log the most total combined miles win!  Prize: $100 in JCC Bucks!

Be a Triathlete in an Hour! Training Package
Under the guidance of our fitness and aquatics staff, train ahead of time for Be a Triathlete in an Hour!
2 30-minute personal training sessions, 1 30-minute massage and group swim lessons (either the winter or late winter sessions)
Start any time after January 4!  The winter group lesson session begins on January 4 and the late winter group lesson session begins on March 2.
Price: $200

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.

Complimentary Fitness Services
HealthCheck (10 - 15 minutes)
An evaluation of your resting blood pressure, resting heart rate and calculation of your Body Mass Index (BMI).

FitCheck Fitness Assessment (45 minutes)
Measure your overall fitness level. The information obtained during this assessment will help you gauge your fitness level and will be used to develop effective, goal-directed fitness programs. (One-time complimentary assessment)

Fitness Assessment Follow-Up (30 minutes)
Follow up after your Fitness Assessment and let one of our personal trainers give you an exercise “prescription” based on your fitness test results and overall goals. (One-time complimentary follow-up)

Program Review
Our fitness staff is always available to help you update/modify your workout so your workouts stay fresh and you can continue to see results!  This service is free and included as a benefit of your JCC membership.

Support Groups
Stroke and Aphasia...there's hope!
 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 wgreenspan@adleraphasiacenter.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

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.

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 jlu624@yahoo.com.  



Upcoming Events and Dates

March 1, 2015 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 1, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
March 2, 2015 | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
March 3, 2015 | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
March 3, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
March 3, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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