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Tim Bass, Teaching Boisterously

Walk down the JCC’s fitness hallway on a Monday evening or Saturday morning, and you’ll hear music blasting, laughing and cheering, and people generally sounding like they’ve having the time of their lives. That would be the J’s Total Body BoxJump Group Exercise class, led by instructor Tim Bass. Four years ago, Tim suffered a heart attack at 53 years …

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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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Q&A with Javan

(Published Jul 6, 2016) Javan Odinga is not just a friendly face in the Mordoh Fitness Center. He is a great resource for answering any JCC member’s question from how to use certain equipment to what kinds of calories help a person maximize their workout. Similar to how a GPS device functions for a car, Javan can provide direction to …

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Do I Need a Personal Trainer?

(Published Jul 5, 2016) Below are three case studies of JCC members who work with personal trainer, Javan Odinga. They shared with us why they started using a personal trainer and why they keep coming back. Case Study 1: David C After a 15-year hiatus from working out, David C. met with Javan. Based on David’s goals to lose weight …

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A Typical Day at the J

A smiling Black woman with orange hair wearing a purple and black tank top standing next to a Stairmaster

(Published Nov 15, 2015) On any given weekday between 8-10 am, you’ll find a group of regulars who came to the JCC for a variety of reasons, but who now say they keep coming back because of the friendship they’ve developed. “We know each other through the stairs (the stair stepping machine),” Sandy Nachlis said. “We didn’t know each other …

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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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In the Kitchen with Katherine

(Originally published on June 1, 2014) JCC Director of Health and Wellness, Katherine Matutes, Ph.D., CPT, RYT 200, is fantastic in the kitchen. Her recipes are simple, easy, delicious and best of all, healthy! Katherine’s specialty is getting kids excited about good food. Try the following recipe on grilled chicken, fish or hamburgers or turn it into an amazing salad by …

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