Jill joined our Fitness Family December of 2005 as a Group Fitness Instructor. Jill was one of our first instructors who taught solely in our multipurpose rooms...... Read More
Our January Fitness Staff Member of the Month is Heidy Jaramillo!
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Congratulations to Amy (Kessler) Mulcahy our October Fitness Staff Member of the Month!
Amy joined our Fitness Family in 2009 as a fitness floor attendant. Not long after, she became certified in Les Mills BodyPump (November 2010).... Read More
Laura is a great example of quality over quantity. Laura gives 100% during every workout. Never over training but always working to her full potential. Laura balances work, family and the gym with grace.... Read More
Fitness Staff Member of the Month: Fred Shandor... Read More
Our JFIT June “Staff Member of the Month” is Aviv Wagner. Aviv started working for our facility in May 2009 and has made it his second home.... Read More
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?... Read More
What is LesMills GRIT®?
Les Mills GRIT is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout designed with short rounds of high-intensity exercise followed by periods of strategic recovery. The secret to ultimate results is not adding more workouts to your routine, but increasing their intensity. We recommend two HITT workouts a week as part of a balanced training plan.... Read More
Third Round of the Greatest JFIT Kick-Start Program
- Monday, October 17 - Friday November 11
- Fee: $35/Star | $50/Basic
High intensity interval training combines short, high intensity bursts of exercise, with slow, recovery phases repeated throughout one short 15 - 20 minute session. It’s done at 85–100 percent of one’s maximum heart rate rather than 50 -70 percent in moderate endurance activity.... Read More
Hey JFit Warriors!!! Are you looking for something new to add to your Spring workouts?
Why not join us for a "Spin" through the park?... Read More
Biggest Loser is Back!
- April 25- May 23
- Fee: $40 (STAR) $55 (BASIC)
At the start of the New Year, 49 JCC Members and Staff joined in our JFIT Biggest Loser Contest. For 30 days, contestants worked in teams with the common goal of losing weight and total body inches.
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Rich Bohach is a long time member of our JCC. Rich loves a challenge. Not only does he teach 5th grade, but he is a hands-on dad to Annalisa (8) and Jaxson (4). In addition, Rich loves fitness. He has participated in many obstacle races, including the Tough Mudder and ALL the Spartan races, including the “Beast”! He also ran the Runapalooza 1/2 marathon in Asbury Park.
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“Grit” can be defined as the passion and motivation to achieve a personal goal. Bill Dreier has grit.
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Why Group Fitness?
We all know that we should work out at least 3 to 4 times a week. Those who are new to fitness gravitate towards the fitness center. Here both cardio and strength can be worked on with minimum exposure to the other members. They feel apprehensive, in their new endeavor to get healthier, lose weight, and reverse the effects of gravity and aging.... Read More
Anyone who has worked out in our JFIT Center knows Jay Kellogg. Besides Personal Training, Group Fitness Instruction and maintaining our Fitness Center…Jay Kellogg is also a professional MMA- Mixed Martial Artist.... Read More
JFIT is Simply Awesome for Everyone!
Here at JFIT we focus on Fitness for everyone…every age and every intensity level.
What makes JFIT so AWESOME?... Read More
The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater announces the opening of JFitGround, the JCC’s new outdoor fitness training area. JFitground opened in mid-July at the JCC located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater.
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Fit Week returns July 6 to July 10 with LesMills launches and special demo classes.... Read More
New Small Group Training programs are coming to the JCC in June.
- TRX Suspension
- Fitness Boxing
- JFIT FitGround - expected mid July
I was born in Sri Lanka and moved to NY in 1980 for my college degree, and where I met my husband, Amal. We moved to Bridgewater in 1987. I started my running career in 1998, after a six week long vacation during which I had put on a few , and was determined to lose them. I had never exercised in my life and did not know even where to start.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
American Council of Sports Medicine’s current recommendations on resistance exercise are:... Read More
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:... Read More
PRIMARY MUSCLE USED:
Hip Flexors, Quadriceps & IT Band
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... Read More
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.... Read More
This month's Fitness Focus exercise of the month: Step Up: High Knee to Rear Lunge... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More