J Blog

Tennis is THE Perfect Sport

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Posted by: Erik Kiser, Tennis Director

Tennis is a great sport that challenges us on multiple levels. It is a great tool for stress relief as well. Tennis can be played by anyone no matter their age or ability.

The fact that tennis is a non-contact sport played on a 78-foot long court makes tennis the ideal sport for social distancing. In fact, the Texas Medical Association came out with a risk chart, and listed tennis at a level 2 with 1 being the safest and 10 being the least safe activity to participate in during these trying times. It's socially rewarding while being socially distant.

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Fitness & Aquatics Updates

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry, Director of Fitness Services

Read our Director of Fitness Services, Robin Fortenberry's, update on new Group Exercise classes and protocols, changes to our water exercise class schedule and information about our outdoor pool schedule as we head into the fall season. 

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Honoring Our Divine Humanity on Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 18, 2020
Posted by: Rabbi Samantha Safran, Director, Bobbi & Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living and Learning

Diverse Human FacesMost holidays on the Jewish calendar commemorate something involving the Jewish people, whether that be ritualistic, agricultural, or historical. On the surface, the holiday of Rosh Hashanah is no different. When we think of Rosh Hashanah, we typically summarize it as the “Jewish New Year,” the anniversary of the day that the world was created, the day we began counting Jewish time. Our liturgy echoes this notion, as we sing in services HaYom Harat Olam, “Today is the birthday of the world!” However, if we closely examine what our sages say about creation, we arrive at a radically different meaning of Rosh Hashanah.

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Category: CJLL

Meyerland Soccer: Fun and Fitness for Kids

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Posted by: by Robin Fortenberry, Director of Fitness Services

With fall weather fast approaching, parents are looking for new ways to safely get their kids outside and participating in fun activities. Outdoor play provides an important source of necessary activity for children. Children get the most benefit from exercising when participating in activities for at least one hour. Health benefits can include stronger bones and muscles, reduced risk of unhealthy weight gain, improved sleep, positive attitude and confidence, and a lowered risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

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Category: Youth Sports

Facility Update

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO

We would like to provide you with an update regarding the power outage that occurred at the J early Saturday morning. We have isolated the problem to a chiller that supports the Fitness Center, which means that throughout today, and likely until early afternoon on Monday, there will not be any air-conditioning in the Fitness Center.

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Category: News