October Fitness Staff Member of the Month

Friday, October 6, 2017
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Congratulations to Amy (Kessler) Mulcahy our October Fitness Staff Member of the Month! amy-mulchahy-phtoto

Amy joined our Fitness Family in 2009 as a fitness floor attendant. Not long after, she became certified in Les Mills BodyPump (November 2010).

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October Fitness Member of the Month

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

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.laura-fink-photo

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Fitness Staff Member of the Month: Fred Shandor

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Fitness Staff Member of the Month: Fred Shandor fred-shandor-magazine

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Fitness Staff Member of the Month

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

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. aviv-wagner-photo1

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100 Days of Fitness Challenge

Friday, May 26, 2017
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

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? 100-days-logo

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What is LesMills GRIT®?

Monday, January 2, 2017
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

What is LesMills GRIT®?grit-logo

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.

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Biggest Loser 3

Monday, September 19, 2016
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (1)

Third Round of the Greatest JFIT Kick-Start Program biggest-loser-logo

  • Monday, October 17 - Friday November 11
  • Fee: $35/Star | $50/Basic
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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is coming to the J!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)


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.

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Take a "Spin" on the Road

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Hey JFit Warriors!!!  Are you looking for something new to add to your Spring workouts?  joe-deiulio-photo

Why not join us for a "Spin" through the park? 

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JFIT Biggest Loser 2

Monday, April 11, 2016
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Biggest Loser is Back!biggest-loser-image

  • 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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March Fitness Member of the Month

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

rich-bohach-photoRich 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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Fitness Member of the Month

Friday, January 29, 2016
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

January 2016

Bill Dreier

“Grit” can be defined as the passion and motivation to achieve a personal goal. Bill Dreier has grit.


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Group Fitness is for Everyone

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 5:00:00 am Comments (1)

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. group-fitness-photo

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Fitness Staff Spotlight

Friday, October 23, 2015
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5:00:00 am Comments (0)

jay-kellogg-imageAnyone 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.

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JFIT is Simply Awesome for Everyone!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

JFIT is Simply Awesome for Everyone! dalia-fitground-pose

Here at JFIT we focus on Fitness for everyone…every age and every intensity level.

What makes JFIT so AWESOME?

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The FitGround is Open

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

fitground-thumbnailThe 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 at the J | July 6 - 10

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Fit Week returns July 6 to July 10 with LesMills launches and special demo classes.

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JFit Tri-Fit - 3 Programs, 1 Misson

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

New Small Group Training programs are coming to the JCC in June. fit-ground-photo

  • TRX Suspension
  • Fitness Boxing 
  • JFIT FitGround - expected mid July
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Running for Health

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Posted by: Rohini Mitra on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

rohini-mitraI 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.

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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)

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)

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)

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)


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

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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