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Fall Teen Programming in Full Swing at the J

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Posted by: Michelle Fingeret
We are thrilled to let you know about many opportunities for teens to engage in virtual and in-person programming at the J this fall! Many of our award-winning and popular teen programs have been re-imaged with health and safety in mind. Our Houston Connect 68 (HC68) in-person social program for middle schoolers kicked off in September with a “Saturday Night Dive” pool party. In October, we offered an improv comedy program and a ...
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Category: Teens

Member Update for Nov 11, 2020

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Posted by: admin

Periodically over the past few months, we have provided updates on the progress of our Capital and Endowment Campaign to renovate our J. I am thrilled to share with you to date we have raised $41.3 million towards our $50 million goal. While we still have an additional $8.7 million to raise, our Board of Trustees is confident of our ability to reach our goal and last month approved moving forward with our very exciting and transformational renovation plans.

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Category: Our New J

Flexibility Is The Key

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry

For the purpose of this article, flexibility has nothing to do with yoga, Pilates or gymnastics. It has everything to do with taking a different approach than your normal way of accomplishing goals and overcoming set-backs. The definition of flexibility is "the quality of bending easily without breaking". While this the definition is in the physical sense, I feel that it is relevant with what our society has been dealing with and for what may be to come. We want to bend, change and adapt but not to the point of simply giving up. The real key is to be cognitively flexible in order to improve your ability to create options.

So many changes have come about since this past spring...

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Age Is Just a Number

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry

The following article is by Certified Personal Trainer Ellen Goren. Ellen has worked for the J nearly five years helping clients of all ages meet their fitness goals. Below is just a short recap of Ellen’s transformation to fitness and her dedication to working with others.

The other day I was training a client who said, “I never used to be able to lift the heavy bags of mulch into my car by myself before. Today I told the sales clerk...

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