J Blog

Drink Up! (Water, Of Course)

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Posted by: Nerissa Figueroa
Temperatures in Houston... Can change at the drop of a hat.It’s natural to adjust with changing temperatures. However, sometimes we adjust our habits without even realizing we are doing it. For example, many times if the weather is hotter, we drink more water. This also means that as the weather gets chillier, we tend to decrease water intake as well. While yes, it is true that we need to increase consumption in hotter temperatures, it is ...
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A Matter of The Heart

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry, Sr. Director of Health, Wellness and Recreation
The month of February is all about the heart. Celebrate American Heart Month by learning more about how you can gain and maintain great cardiovascular health as well as reduce your risk for heart disease. Heart disease can affect people of any age or gender and has no boundaries. In the last 20 years, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in both adult men and women in the United States. Increasing rates of obesity and hypertension ...
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Resolve to Be Successful

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry
This is the time of year where there is a lot of talk about resolutions to lose weight, gain muscle, get in shape, tone up, get fit etc., etc., etc. There is also a lot of talk about "New Year, New You", which means exactly what? The problem is that all of this information is too vague and doesn't give the average individual, who wants to make positive changes with their health, any real direction. Don't get caught up in hype and catch phrases. ...
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Peaceful Yoga

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Posted by: Gudrun
There are many styles of yoga. Visualize yoga as a tree, each branch of that yoga tree is representing a different style of yoga. You may have noticed, the more popular yoga has become, the more styles have sprung up. Just recently I was asked, what I would call my style of yoga. I had to pause and think a bit, because in the decades of teaching I have experienced many different styles of yoga, but I have never followed a ...
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Getting Through The Season of Indulge

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Posted by: By Robin Fortenberry, Director of Fitness Services, ACE CPT
We are now in the middle of what is referred to as the Holiday Season. It is a festive time of year full of get togethers, travel and celebration. For most of the world, it has been two years since we as a society have had an opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with others. That doesn’t mean to try and make up for lost time and especially lost opportunity to indulge. So how do we enjoy the festivities and maintain a healthy ...
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Director Spotlight: Brenda Boyd

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Posted by: Brenda Boyd
Hi, my name is Brenda Boyd, and I am the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center Health and Wellness Director. I have been in the fitness industry for over 30 years. Some of you may know me from when I worked at the J from 2006-2015. I started off as a Pilates instructor/Trainer, then later became the Group Exercise Coordinator. I put together the women’s program, three transformation challenges, J-Fit and Go Girl Go. I left to work for ...
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Mother Knows Best

Monday, May 3, 2021
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry, Fitness Director

For centuries, mothers have been giving their children the best health and wellness advice you can get. So in honor of Mother's Day, let's give moms credit where its due.

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Exercise & Mental Health

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Posted by: Brenda Boyd
Recently, one of my clients (I’ll call her Billie Jo) approached me and told me that her therapist noticed she’s been happier the last few months. After they chatted a while and went through Billie Jo's schedule and activities, they came to the realization that her work outs with a trainer twice a week have changed much more than her body. Billie Jo has trained throughout the pandemic (happy anniversary, Billie Jo!) either virtually ...
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Family Physical Fitness Challenge

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Posted by: Brenda Boyd

Exercise not only improves health, it increases self-confidence and reduces anxiety in children. Participating in physical activity as a family also strengthens family bonds, improves the overall mood of both the parents and their children, and sets an example for future behavior. 

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Sleep. It Does The Body Good!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry
When it comes to our health, exercise and nutrition are most people's top priority. But, without the proper amount of quality sleep, the circle of health is incomplete. The month of March celebrates sleep with National Sleep Awareness Week, March 1-7 and World Sleep Day, March 13. Let's explore why sleep is so important and how you can make sure that you get the right amount. Studies show that getting quality sleep on a regular basis can have ...
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