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

The men’s locker room will be closed on Friday, March 22 from 2:00 p.m. to closing to deep clean the showers.  It will reopen on Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 a.m.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Special Fitness Events and Classes

Take the Challenge and Be Ready for Summer!
8-week Beach Body Challenge

Monday, April 22 – Friday, June 14
Choose from three options to obtain your body fitness goals before summer. Each option will include a beginning and ending measurement check with trainers. You will also receive a weekly food journal to help with nutrition and will have the option to join personal trainer Shane in the Vegan Challenge to sculpt your body in the kitchen! This program is completely designed by the trainers, so just show up and complete their tasks to reach their body transformation!
Body Tone - personalized exercise program design + two 50-minute training sessions (weeks one and five) to check in with trainer and update training
Price: $110
Body Blast - personalized exercise program design + one 30 minute training session per week
Price: $275
Body Transformation - personalized exercise program design + two 30 minute training sessions per week
Price: $550

Winner is the participant who loses the highest % weight
Win four 50-minute personal training sessions or eight 30-minute personal training sessions!

Here's how it works:

  1. Register for the level that best suits your needs.
  2. Fill out the form sent to your email which includes goals, limitations, class likes/dislikes, scheduling preferences.
  3. You will then be assigned a trainer based on scheduling/trainer preferences.  Jenny and Debi will set this up.
  4. Your trainer will receive your info sheet and will contact you to set up your first session and ask any other questions that will be helpful in developing their program design for you. 
  5. You attend the kick-off event to complete your initial measurements (weight, body comp, circumference), receive program materials (measurement sheet, nutrition pamphlet, program info sheet) and learn about program design card which you will receive at your first session with your trainer

Body Tone participants will meet with their trainer during week one for a 50-minute session. During this session, participants will learn their workout (actually do it and feel it) so they and the trainer can make any necessary adjustments. Then they will work with the trainer to create their program calendar for the first four weeks. They will repeat this process during week five and then do final measurements at the end of week eight. 

Body Blast participants will meet with their trainer for the first 30-minute session. The trainer will train them based on their goal sheet and then give them their pre-written program design card. The participant will do a 30-minute session with a trainer once a week and then complete addition workouts based on their calendar created by the trainer. Trainers can either write the workout they did that week for participant to repeat or write a basic workout for them to complete weekly. These participants are looking for a body change, so they should work out at least two to three times outside of their training session. Group Fitness classes can be a part of the participants’ workout calendar if they enjoy participating in them. The weekly training session is a great way for the trainer to check in on their progress and to keep them on a consistent track.

Body Transformation participants will meet with their trainer for the first 30-minute session. The trainer will train them based on their goal sheet and then give them their pre-written program design card. The participant will do two
30-minute sessions with a trainer a week and then complete at least two additional workouts outside of this. With two sessions per week, trainers will be able to keep close track of a participant's progress. Their sessions should be difficult; their fitness and nutrition outside of the training sessions will be discussed.

Each week participants will be sent a program email with nutrition information.  This email will also contain a workout of the week to help challenge participants outside of their workouts with the trainer. (Trainers should add this to a participant's calendar.)  For access besides email, a copy of the nutrition information and the workout of the week will be at the fitness desk.

Last week of program (June 9 – 14) participants will need to complete their final measurements.  They can either schedule a time to do this with their trainer during their trainer’s floor hours or during the floor hours of another trainer.  (Fitness Director Jenny Siegel can also help trainers complete these measurements.)  We are excited to see and celebrate everyone's progress!  

NEW! JCC Cancer Exercise Training/Recovery Fitness

Current session: Tuesdays • March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. 
This session is free for qualified participants thanks to a grant from Stad's Crabfest Foundation.
Registration 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  

Indoor Cycling for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

6-week program • Mondays • March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   
Open to the community
Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative movement disorder which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory process.  Research has shown that exercise, such as treadmill training and cycling, can provide benefits such as improved gait, balance, tremor, flexibility, grip strength and motor coordination.
Price: $60, online registration is required. 

Jewish Mindfulness, Music and Meditation with Cantor Steven Stern

Tuesday, April 2, Monday, May 13, Monday, June 17 • 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Explore the power of mindfulness to bring calmness and mental clarity to everyday living.  This monthly circle will tap into Jewish teachings and melodies to support a mindfulness practice.  Steve Stern is Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth O'r Beth Torah of Clark.  This program is free.

Let's Mingle!

Sunday, April 28 • 11:45 a.m.
Be social!  It helps reduce stress.  Debi Price, JCC Wellness Director, and Craig Rogers, JCC Indoor Cycling Instructor and author, invite you to the Fitness Center for good company, lively conversation, healthy snacks and a little time to forget about your to-do list!  Free and open to the community.  Please register by Wednesday, April 24.

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. 

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.

Pickleball for JCC Members

JCC members get the Senior rate for Pickleball games at Mountainside Racquet Club.  
Click here for information.

 

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