1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Ph: 908-889-8800

Special Fitness and Wellness Events and Classes

Power Vinyasa Yoga Series with Adam Schultz

Sundays • February 16, 23, March 1, 8 • 11:30 a.m.
Adam, who has his 200-hour certification with Home Power Yoga in Cranford, will show us the incredible physical benefits of yoga: less tightness in the legs, more power on the bike, better running form due to more core strength.  He shares his passion for Power Vinyassa in his classes, challenging his students while providing a fun and balanced sequence benefitting all levels of fitness.
Price: $40, Member Price: $30

Adam Schultz was born and raised in Florida where he grew up playing competitive tennis until suffering a shoulder injury in college. After graduating Florida State University, Adam moved to NYC where he was introduced to the sport of triathlon in his mid-twenties, competing in numerous Ironman and Half-Ironman triathlons, marathons and even qualifying for the famous Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. In his early-thirties, Adam began to focus on cycling, joining Foundation Cycling, a competitive racing team. It wasn’t until Adam moved to Westfield, NJ, where he found yoga. He realized like all endurance athletes, yoga provided the tools to help control negative thoughts that can sabotage our ability to reach our true potential. The physical benefits of yoga were incredible - less tightness in the legs, more power on the bike, better running form due to more core strength. Adam wanted to share the benefits of yoga with others and felt that teaching offered the best outlet to do so.  Adam received his 200-hour certification with Home Power Yoga in Cranford. He shares his passion for Power Vinyasa in his classes, challenging his students while providing a fun and balanced sequence benefitting all levels of fitness. 

Introduction to Meditation

Sunday, March 15 • 12:00 p.m.
Do you want to attain clarity, feel less stressed, tap into your innate creativity, sleep better, become more focused and productive, and have greater health and wellness in your life? If so then beginning a practice of meditation can be the place to start. Not sure how? Don’t worry. Anne Sussman will lead this introduction to the practice and help demystify it for you by teaching you the 5 essentials, the mindfulness STOP technique and will answer your questions after a brief meditation experience. Price: $25, Member Price: $20, please register by Tuesday, March 10

Meditation has numerous benefits:

  • reduces stress
  • calms anxiety
  • promotes emotional health
  • enhances self-awareness
  • lengthens attention span
  • improves sleep 

Anne Sussman is the founder of Mindfulness Meeting Place and the author of the Bliss Buddy Project - How Sharing Gratitude Increases Joy. She teaches the life changing skills of meditation and mindfulness that have been scientifically proven to reduce stress, increase focus, attention and creativity, improve communication skills and promote overall health and well being. Anne received her certification through the McLean Meditation Institute as a Meditation and Mindfulness instructor and Mindfulness at Work Trainer. She teaches one-on-one in the privacy of your own home, small groups, at local drop-in meditation studios, and she teaches employees in the work force through her corporate coaching.  Passionate about feeding hungry people, Anne donates 10% of her earnings to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges. 

JCC of Central NJ Indoor Triathlon

Sunday, March 22 • 12:30 - 5:00 p.m.for ages 12+
Open to the community!
Fun, active and invigorating way to spend a Sunday afternoon! 
There will be a 10-minute swim, 30-minute bike ride and 20-minute run. 
Compete as an individual or put together a team of two or three. 
Snacks and swag!  Gift card prizes for both 1st, 2nd and 3rd place individuals and teams!

Sign-in begins at 12:15 p.m., heats begin at 1:00 p.m.; the last heats are at 4:00 p.m.  Winners will be announced at 4:45 p.m.

Racers need to sign in 30 minutes before their scheduled start time.  Heat schedule will be released the week of March 16.  

Six teams will race at once.  There will be a 5-minute transition time between each event.  The goal is to go the furthest distance possible in each event within the given time.  The winners will have the furthest combined distance of all three events.

  Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5
10-minute Swim 1:00-1:10 p.m. 1:35-1:45 p.m. 1:50-2:00 p.m. 2:45-2:55 p.m. 3:20-3:30 p.m.
30-minute Bike 1:15-1:45 p.m. 1:50-2:20 p.m. 2:25-2:55 p.m. 3:00-3:30 p.m. 3:35-4:05 p.m.
20-minute Run 1:50-2:10 p.m. 2:25-2:45 p.m. 3:00-3:20 p.m. 3:35-3:55 p.m. 4:10-4:30 p.m.

Individual Price: $45
Team of 2 Price: $70 ($35/person)
Team of 3 Price: $90 ($30/person)

Registration required by Sunday, March 15.


Functional Movement, Balance and Strength for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease and Limited Mobility

Mondays • April 6 - May 11 • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Open to the community
Movement disorders can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory processing.  Research has shown that exercise can provide benefits such as improved gait, balance, flexibility, grip strength and motor coordination as well as tremor reduction.  In this class, we will work on functional (everyday) movement and strength training using weights, weight-bearing exercises and indoor cycling.
Price: $60, online registration is required. 

JCC Cancer Exercise Training/Recovery Fitness

Tuesdays • April 7 - May 12 • 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Price: $60, online registration is required

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.

A past participant had this to say about the JCC’s Cancer Recovery class, “I participated and worked my butt off with Debi in this program last year. I cannot measure which was more valuable: the physical benefits or the motivation and emotional support she provides. While I wish that no one would “qualify” for this program, if you do, I would strongly encourage you to take advantage of all Debi has to offer. Her professional expertise and compassion are amazing and whatever your stage of recovery and return to good health, you will benefit from this program - and Debi!"

Cancer Exercise Personal Training
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 

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.    

Pickleball at the J!

Now you can play pickleball, the fastest growing sport, in the JCC Eisenberg Gymnasium!
Sundays • October 6 - November 24 • 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fridays • December 6 - March 27 • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Ages 18+ only, please
Bring your friends and drop in any time during those hours.  Pick-up games available too.
New to pickleball?  We will supply the paddles and balls.
Price: $10/visit, Member Price: Free    

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.