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Feeling the Holiday Stress?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)
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Are you feeling the stress of the holidays?  Well, we have two special programs especially for you.  Come learn how to reduce stress in your mind and in your body and be led into complete relaxation – Physically, Mentally and Emotionally.

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Goal Setting: Setting Target for Maximum Results

Friday, June 6, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)
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The unofficial start to summer has come and gone so have your New Year's Resolutions to be in shape by summer.  The official start to summer is just a few weeks and you can achieve that beach body but you need to set some goals.  

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Resisitance Training Program Design

Friday, May 23, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
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American Council of Sports Medicine’s current recommendations on resistance exercise are:

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5 Ways to Help Your Heart

Friday, May 9, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

We’ve all heard the ways to fight heart disease; from eating heart healthy to knowing your family history. These facts are everywhere & not adhering to them can be deadly. Even with those sobering outcomes, one in three people in the U.S. remain within an obese weight range. What keeps us from practicing better heart health? Is it just too hard? Maybe we need to start taking small steps to make an even bigger impact. Try these 5 applicable ways to help your heart health:

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EXERCISE OF THE MONTH: Self Myofasical Release (SMR)

Friday, May 2, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

PRIMARY MUSCLE USED:

Hip Flexors, Quadriceps & IT Band


BENEFITS:

Self Myofascial Release “can increase circulation and as a result, increase metabolism to the musculature and aid in the removal of metabolites such as lactic acid.”¹

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Exercise for Mental Fitness

Friday, April 11, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (0)
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Many people are familiar with the physical benefits of exercise. Whether you exercise to control weight, prevent disease, look fitter or increase your energy levels, everyone can benefit.

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Exercise of the Month: High Knee to Rear Lunge

Friday, April 4, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)
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This month's Fitness Focus exercise of the month: Step Up: High Knee to Rear Lunge

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Food as your Medicine

Friday, March 28, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)
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Food is an important part of our daily lives.  The question is - When we eat, do we really grasp the importance of our action? There are many claims connecting a healthy diet with prevention & disease reversal - from obesity to diabetes to cancer. A healthy diet can be a powerful. If we start thinking about food as our medicine – we could change our health for a life time.

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Wisdom from the French & those successful in weight loss

Friday, March 21, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)
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When the words “chocolate cake” are mentioned to the French, most of them respond with connotations that describe celebrations.  Conversely, Americans most frequently respond with words like “guilt” and “bad”.  Although the US is the most educated country in the world when it comes to nutrition, we tend to be some of the unhealthiest eaters.   When I asked a few people successful in weight loss what nutrition meant to them, I found they thought more like the French. Specifically, I asked what nutrition means to them and what has helped them keep the weight off.

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LesMills BodyVive is coming to the JCC.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)
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BODYVIVE™ is the low-impact, whole body group fitness workout that uses VIVE™ balls, VIVE™ tubes and body weight to boost fitness and core strength. There are inspirational instructors and music to motivate you. Best of all, you're left fizzing with energy, so you can really take life on! Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODYVIVE™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography.

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Welcome to the new Fitness at the JCC: The JFit Club

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
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We are re-imaging the fitness experience at the JCC and bringing your fitness to a whole new level..  Welcome to the JFit Club!

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New Year. New Challenges.

Friday, January 24, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
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Let me guess: you want to lose weight or simply eat healthier in 2014.  You’re not alone, as this is the most common resolution in the U.S.  Despite our good intentions, research suggests that just 8% of us are able to achieve our New Year’s resolutions.   That’s a 92% failure rate! I would argue that our time and energy could be better spent elsewhere.

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EXERCISE OF THE MONTH: Hip Thruster

Friday, January 10, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
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Primary Muscle Used: 

Glutes &Hamstrings

Benefits:

 Core stabilization & glute strength

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Get Ready to Hang Clean and Clean & Press

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (3)

With each new release for BodyPump, LesMills introduces new movements, new music and new choreography.  Take look at these two new video clips from Release #87, currently being taught in our BoyPump Classes. 

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Women's Way to Wellness

Monday, October 7, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

With only so many busy hours in the day, caring for ourselves is usually the first thing we neglect. However, it should be the first thing on our daily to-do list. Follow these tips to help you stay well in your busy lifestyle.

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Preva Fitness App arrives at the JCC

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

Preva at the JCC

Back in March, our Fitness Center received a face lift. Walls were painted, new mat flooring was installed, and the Next Generation of Precor Cardio Equipment was moved in!

Our members are experiencing the great enhancements Precor has created in their new line, and also Internet Capability.  A member working out has the luxury of watching the news, movies, or educational program to make them more fit – the exerciser can now download their routines and stats for a given workout to their smart phone via PREVA.

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Ninety Days of Hard Work, Dedication, and lots of Sweat…

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (0)

On Wednesday April 3, eight JCC Members made a decision to change their lives. To work harder, to eat cleaner, and to become “Fitness Warriors”. On Monday, July 1,  90 days later, all their hard work and perseverance paid off.

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P90X – 45 DAYS IN AND FANTASTIC RESULTS!

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (2)

Eight participants –  90 Days….and lots of hard work and sweat.

Our P90Xers are over the half way mark of this remarkable new program here at the JCC.  The P90X fitness program, which started on April 3, has brought the lives of eight JCC Members together to work toward their fitness goals.

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An Ounce of Prevention is Still Worth a Pound of Cure

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

With Summer upon us, we start thinking about sun protection.  In reality, we should be thinking about it all year long.  Sun exposure is the number one cause of skin cancer, which is the most common of all cancers. Whether it’s June or December, make sure to protect yourself. 

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P90x-ers Going Strong

Monday, May 6, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

On Wednesday, April 3rd , Eight JCC Members enrolled in our very first session of P90X. All participants had specific goals in mind and were determined to reach them by the end of a 90 day period ( July 1st).

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Eat Well, Be Well: Nutrition for Health

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Nutrients in our food provide sources of energy, act as building blocks to provide structure, and regulate chemical reactions.  Three macronutrients (Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats) seem to get the most attention.  What’s the real story?

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Getting Started with the new Equipment

Monday, April 8, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

Have you checked out the new cardio equipment in our Fitness Center yet?  With touch screens and lots of functions, they can be a little intimidating, so this post will highlight some of the features to get you started.

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Fitness Center Inprovements

Friday, March 15, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (2)

We are excited and pleased to share with you exciting information on upcoming improvements and enhancements to our Fitness Center and Outdoor Pool.

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Eat, Play, Win: Tips for Optimal Performance

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or competitive athlete, fueling your body with proper nutrients will take your performance to the next level. 

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Interval Training

Friday, February 1, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Interval Training is a great way to improve your speed and endurance. Training ratios are traditionally one part rest to one part work. As your endurance starts to improve, you can increase the ratio of your workout to rest cycle.

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EXERCISE OF THE MONTH: Wood Chop on Cable Machine

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

EXERCISE OF THE MONTH: Wood Chop on Cable Machine

Muscle groups: Core, Abdominals, Obliques
Benefits: Strength training and stability in the transverse plane

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Fitness Focus - Biceps

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Got Pain? Then Roll with It!

Monday, December 10, 2012
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Muscular tension tends to form within the myofascial system, which is comprised of muscles and fascia (a thin layering that covers various organs and tissues) that run throughout the body. Tension in this system can come from things we encounter each day; stress (chemical, physical, emotional or psychological) or trauma, repetitive movement patterns, poor muscular condition, poor hydration and diet or bad posture.

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EXERCISE OF THE MONTH: Planks

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
Muscle groups: Core, Chest, Anterior Deltoids, Triceps Benefits: Increased core stability and strength. Beginner: Modified Plank HOW TO DO IT: Kneel down on all fours, ...... Read More