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Heart Crisis: 4 Yoga Poses to Open Your Heart Chakra

By Ashley Zeller, JCC Wellness School Manager and Yoga Instructor E-RYT® 200 (Published Sep 26, 2016) Angie Finds Relief. About a year ago a new student complained of neck and shoulder pain. After a few sessions and conversations, we discovered she had recently switched from working part-time to full-time, significantly increasing the time she spent sitting at a desk in front …

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Community Yoga School Graduate

Interview with Community Yoga School Graduate Emily Byas (Published Aug 16, 2016) Community Yoga School instructor, Ashley Kay Zeller, a certified e-RYT® 200, talked recently with Community Yoga School graduate, Emily Byas about her experiences as a student in the inaugural 2016 class. If you’re interested in yoga teacher training, the JCC will host an Open House on Sat, Aug 27 …

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Board President Knows What It’s Like to Have No J

(Published Aug 1, 2016) “The reason I’m involved with the JCC in Indianapolis goes back to my childhood. I guess you can say that if you want to make an impression upon a person, do it when they’re young. That’s exactly what happened with me,” said Keith Pitzele, newly-elected president of the JCC board (he served as president previously 1991-93). …

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Bodybuilder Lands at JCCindy

18 Years of Personal Training Experience on Three Continents (Published Jan 4, 2016) Born and raised in Kenya, Javan Odinga is a Hoosier by marriage. “I was living in Qatar, my wife was in the U.S. and my son in Kenya,” Odinga says. “My favorite activity is spending time with family because we’re now all in the same place.” Once …

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Help Celebrate Earth Day

A woman pointing at plants while a Master Gardener explains at a JCC Earth Day celebration

(Published Apr 17, 2015) April 22 marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement 45 years ago. On this day in 1970, Earth Day organizers capitalized on an emerging consciousness in this country to put environmental concerns front and center. At the JCC, after three very successful previous Earth Day celebrations, almost one year …

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3 Tips for Children Who Have Never Played Sports

And Another 3 for the Parents Who Coach Them (Published Mar 10, 2015) As Director of Athletics, parents often ask me if it’s okay for their children to play sports if they’ve never played the sport before. Yes! Here are three tips for getting started: Look for an Introductory Program. The JCC’s youth sports programs are designed to teach the basics …

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7 Tips for Making a Resolution That Sticks

(Published Jan 2, 2015) So you’ve made yourself a promise. You told your friends and family, this is the year! You’re going to cut back on sweets, eat more vegetables and work out every day! That mini marathon you just signed up for is just a warm-up for the Tough Mudder, Spartan series race and the USAT Ironman championships in …

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9 Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking, and Eating!

(Published Nov 20, 2014) Fact: The greatest number of heart attacks occurs on the same three days each year. According to a study published in the journal Circulation, you are most likely to die from a heart attack during the winter holidays. Overindulgence is one key factor: over the holidays, we tend to overeat in general, consuming too much unhealthy …

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10 Tips for Choosing a Summer Camp

(Published Nov 13, 2014) Looking for a summer program for your child that will allow them to have fun, make friends, be safe and develop new skills?  Be sure to ask any program you are considering these questions to ensure your child will have a blast and the program meets your needs for appropriateness and safety. What is the camp’s …

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6 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

(Published Oct 30, 2014) Does Halloween start the downward slippery slide off of your health goals? It is easy to get derailed this time of year when so many holidays fall in succession. Every January, I see a spike in the number of clients trying to lose weight after a torrent of holiday parties and excess but it typically begins …

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