100 Days of Fitness Challenge
In 2017, JCCs across the country are celebrating 100 years of the JCC movement. What better way to celebrate than by dedicating each day between May 28 and September 4 to a fitness challenge?
Our JCC will be participating in 100 Days of Summer Fitness Challenge, a continental fitness challenge aimed at connecting JCCs and the people who love them to their counterparts across North America through friendly competition.
The premise is straightforward: JCC participants can take part in one or all seven activity categories:
- Cardio machines
- Group exercise classes
- Personal training.
You will be able to log in your stats, such as distance or class activity at http://100.jcca.org/100-days-fitness. At the end of the summer, the JCC Association will tally the results and announce the winners.
JCCA will present awards to the top three JCCs based on size of JCC in the seven event categories for a total of 84 team awards. JCCA will also present awards to the top three individuals in the seven events. Our JCC will be awarding prizes for the top person in each of the seven categories.
The fitness challenge is just one of many ways JCCs can celebrate the JCC Movement centennial this year. The JCC Movement began in 1917 when a loose confederation of Jewish organizations came together on the eve of the United States entering World War I. They created an organization, the Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) that would see to the needs of Jewish young men heading overseas to serve in the U.S. military. Following the war, JWB expanded to support Jewish communal life in North America, serving its cultural, educational and recreational needs through Jewish Community Centers and YM-YWHAs.