Joy started at the JCC in December 1999. Her primary roles were Personal Training and Group Fitness Instruction. In September 2005, Joy became Fitness Director. With this position, Joy oversees Personal Trainers/Fitness Center, Group Fitness Instructors/Group Fitness programming, Aquatic Fitness Classes, and Babysitting. In addition, she is also Senior Fitness Adviser for our Senior Population.
Joy has twenty-three years of fitness experience and is certified in a number of fitness areas which include: BodyCombat, BodyPump, BodyVive, CXWORX, BodyStep, P90X, Spin, Pilates, Senior Aquatics, and is a certified NASM Personal Trainer. She also has a certification in Fitness Supplementation and Nutrition.
Joy’s main objective as Fitness Director is to create a fitness environment in which the JCC Members will excel in overall Health and Wellness, and obtain all their Fitness Goals and Dreams.
Certified Personal Trainer
Group Fitness Instructor
My name is Aviv Wagner and I am a certified personal trainer. I have been working at the JCC since I arrived here from Israel 7 years ago. Before I moved to America I was a member of the Israeli Air Force and worked for the IDF as a fitness trainer for new cadets. My specialties are strength and endurance, sports agility, and weight training. I have taught both boot camp classes and P90X at the JCC. I look forward to helping each of JCC member reach his or her fitness goals. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer, trail running, and participating in events such as the Tough Mudder and Spartan Races.
Group Fitness Trainer
Certified Group Fitness for BodyPump, CXWorx and Grit
Certified BodyCombat, BodyPump, Grit and Precor Queenax Instructor. Jessica has been with the JCC since November 2012.
Sandi is certified in Group Fitness for Les Mills Body Pump, Body Combat and Body Vive. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer. You will see her working in the Fitness Center on weekends. She also loves to teach the Silver Sneakers Fitness Classes.
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer
Julie believes that staying fit and strong enhances every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life. As long as she can remember she always participated in movement and sport. As a child she was a ballerina and a gymnast. As a teen she played soccer, basketball and then became a runner in high school and college.
Julie has a BA in communications from William Paterson University, and studied Physical Education at Adelphi University. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Specialist, 200 hour Yoga teacher, and Spinning Instructor, with several marathons to her credit. Julie carries over 15 other certifications including: Thai Yoga Stretch, HIIT, Bootcamp, Pilates, TRX, and Kettlebells. When she’s not at the JCC, Julie teaches group exercise classes and trains for corporate clients like Pfizer, SHI, and Sanofi. She also addresses large groups at corporate events on the importance of making fitness and wellness part of their daily routines for peak productivity.
Over the years Julie has helped hundreds of people become their best selves, nothing makes her happier than to bring health, fitness, and peace of mind to her clients. Whether your goal is to be best at your sport, to walk up and down stairs, to lift your grandchildren, to lose that beer belly or pregnancy weight just ask for Julie! She’ll be with you every step of the way.
Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning Gold
Bonnie has been the JCC Pilates Instructor for over ten years. She also teaches senior Pilates and yoga as well as yoga classes for children and families. Pilates Institute of America certified, Yoga Fit, Kidding around Yoga and Silver Sneakers certifications.
David is certified by WITS (World Instructor Training Schools) as a Personal Fitness Trainer effective February 19th of 2011. He passed the CPR/First Aid (American Heart Association) effective January 26, 2011 and holds a bachelors degree in Art History from New York University. David’s focus is on helping people of all ages to look better and feel younger through integrated training programs. He emphasizes core strength, endurance, and flexibility training to improve overall health taking into account the individual’s particular goals and limitations.
Hi, I’m Heidy Jaramillo and I love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! Come join me and you\ll see what I mean. You don’t even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It’s easy! Come try it, I guarantee you will have a blast! I look forward to meeting you! Certified in Zumba, Zumba Core, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning.
I have been teaching Spinning classes at with JCC since March 2009. My classes are a mix of fun and fitness. I try to use music in sync with motivation to get riders to push themselves outside their comfort levels. In addition, I am a strong believer in visualization, which means even though we are riding inside, I try to mentally put you outside on that nice winding road. The playlists are always fresh, and member’s music suggestions are always welcome!
BodyPump, BodyCombat and Grit
Lisa is certified in Spin and Sprint and has been with the JCC since 2014. She teaches a very upbeat spin class utilizing an eclectic style of music and choreography. She encourages her spinners to challenge themselves, to get stronger and improve their form.
Lisa says: “My class loves to sweat, we have fun, and enjoy the ride!”
Donna started instructing fitness classes nearly 30 years ago, and is proud to say 15 of those years have been at the JCC. She has taught all kinds of classes and obtained many different certifications from “aerobics” (shows how far she goes back), aquatics, senior fitness, STEP, weight training, pilates, kids fitness, and even stretching & flexibility classes. Approximately 8 years ago Donna decided to further her education and obtained her Personal Fitness Trainer Certification. Donna loves to dance so it was only natural that she obtained Zumba, ZumbaGold and ZumbaStep certifications. Her love for instructing and helping people keeps the passion of instructing alive!
Barbara is proud to be a part of the JCC group fitness team. She is certified in Yoga, Body Flow, Body Pump, CX Work, & TRX.
Welcome Desk Staff/Personal Trainer
Amy started working in the JCC fitness department in 2009 as a Fitness Floor Attendant. She is currently a certified Bodypump and Grit instructor.
Education/Certification: Zumba Fitness Basic 1 and Zumba Kids, Kids Jr, Bollywood
Maria was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She has a bachelor degree in Physical Education. Maria was the Health Promotion Administrator for the 13 Johnson & Johnson facilities in Puerto Rico managing the fitness facilities, nutrition & weight control programs, ergonomic programs, recreational and sports programs, health risk programs and stress management programs. She’s being in the fitness and wellness field for more than 30 years. Maria is a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Her certifications include: NCCPT,NCCPT-Yoga, NASM, CPR/First Aid/AED, AAAI-ISMA, HK, Speed & Agility Trainer, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Strong by Zumba, TRX Suspension Training, TRX Group Exercise, BodyShred, TABATA Bootcamp, BOSU, KickBoxing, Barefoot Training Specialist, Core and Functional fitness, QiForze, QiDance, Fierce4, Weight Management Consultant, Seniors and Youth Fitness, WaterART, BodyShred, Yoga, Water Yoga, Pilates, Barre Above, Pound, Plyoga, Soft Tissue Release, Postural Assessments and more.
Her work philosophy: “Everybody have the right to be the best that they can be, and I’m just the tool to make that happen”
JCC Fitness Staff since September 2011
Occupational Therapist for 25 years
I have been involved in the fitness program since before the facility opened. I have been teaching fitness classes at the JCC for Four years. I currently teach Spin, Bodycombat, BodyVive and Bodypump.
Group Fitness Instructor
Certified Personal Trainer Group Fitness Instructor
Jill has been an employee of the JCC since December 2005. She has a Fitness Specialist degree from RVCC and is certified in BodyPump, BodyStep, BodyFlow, Spin, & Kidding Around Yoga. Jill is also a Personal Trainer for Kids and Adults, and has experience with Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi.
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