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Improvements Coming to the Indoor Pool

Monday, January 21, 2019
Posted by: Lee Hutchens, Aquatics Director

Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in our indoor pool aquatics survey. Through the survey we received plenty of wonderful feedback about what you like about the indoor pool and what you would like to see us improve. We have taken your feedback and have come up with a plan on how we are going to improve the indoor pool to provide you with a better experience.

We are happy to inform you of some of the things we will be changing and improving with the indoor pool over the next several months.

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Maintaining Fitness During Busy Times

Sunday, December 9, 2018
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry, Director of Fitness Services

Man on FloorThe month of December is always a busy and stressful time for everyone. With the sun setting earlier in the winter months, the days seem very short. "Not enough time" is the number one reason for people to either not start exercising or eliminate their regular workouts.

Keep in mind that research has proven regular exercise not only gives you energy throughout the day, but it also helps to reduce stress. Not to mention the fact that forming habits of regular exercise are difficult to create but easy to break. 

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Fitness Center December Updates

Sunday, November 25, 2018
Posted by: Caitlin Cecil, Health & Fitness Coordinator

Our Fitness Center has it all coming up! Work it Out Wednesday with CW39 on Dec 5, an exclusive shopping night for J members at Lululemon in Highland Village on Dec 11, plus save the date for our Fitness Open House Sunday, January 13. 

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Fitness Center Adds New Strength Class

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Posted by: Caitlin Cecil, Health & Fitness Coordinator

Bree TurnerYou asked and we answered! 

Our Fitness Center's group exercise schedule has been lacking a mid-week strength class in the evenings, and we have been waiting for the perfect instructor to fill that spot. 

Welcome Bree Turner to the J family! 

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Aqua Stand Up is Here!

Monday, July 30, 2018
Posted by: Caitlin Cecil, Health & Fitness Coordinator

Aqua Stand UpThe boards are here, the instructors are trained, now we just need YOU to practice your surf moves! Join us for demo days where you can learn the basic moves from our instructors out on the boards. 

Thursday, Aug 2 | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM 
Sunday, Aug 5 | 8:30 AM-10:30 AM

These are come and go, take some time in the pool to learn how to get on the board, stand up, work the paddle, and balance. We will have music playing and instructors ready to help.  Meet us outside by the BAS pool. 

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The Oy Vey! 5K Family Fun Run is Back

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry, Director of Fitness Services

Oy Vey 5KAs some of you may remember, we were days away from putting on our first Oy Vey! 5k Family Fun Run at Godwin Park in Meyerland when Hurricane Harvey hit our city last year. Obviously, the J, the City of Houston and especially the community of Meyerland were in no position to even consider hosting such an event at that time.

While we made some attempts to reschedule the event, we never felt confident about the timing. Nearly a year later, our community is coming back to life, and it's the perfect time to bring this event back to life also!

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Ride for the Living

Friday, June 15, 2018
Posted by: Caitlin Cecil, Health & Fitness Coordinator

Ride for the LivingOn June 24-July 1 we will be hosting an event to participate with other JCCs to connect to and cycle along with the Jewish community in Krakow.  We will be hosting two book end cycle classes of 55 minutes to mark the occasion as well as times to use the spin studio on your own to complete your own 55 mile ride all week to honor the JCC Krakow. 

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What is HIIT

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Posted by: Caitlin Cecil

HIIT ClassOn Thursday mornings at 5:30 AM or 6:05 AM, come to the Fitness Center to take our new class, Express HIIT

What is HIIT?

HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. Basically, work your booty off in intervals for maximum benefit. We will work in bursts of energy and short bursts of rest for a short amount of time.

This type of work out is well suited for all fitness levels and modifications, and you are expected to work 80-90% of your max. The workouts are efficient because you burn a high amount of calories in a short amount of time. 

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Staff Play an Integral Role in Splash 'n Dash

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Posted by: Caitlin Cecil

Splash & DashThe Splash 'n Dash, benefiting Justins TRIumph Over GAN, an organization that raises funds and awareness for Giant Axonal Neuropathy (GAN), was held on Sunday, May 6 at the J. The event was organized for kids aged 7-15:  7-10 year olds swim 100m and run 1/2 mile, and 11-15 year olds swim 200m and run one mile. 

The J hosted the event, race packet pick up and provided lifeguards. One very determined child and his mother shared their experience with us: 

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New Class Prepares Kids for Swim Test

Monday, May 14, 2018
Posted by: Lee Hutchens

Boy UnderwaterSummer is almost here and with the Outdoor Pool now open weekends, it’s time to think about preparing your child to pass the swim test.  All swimmers under the age of 18 must pass the test, which allows them to use any area of any pool past the 3 ft. depth marker rope line. 

It’s fairly common for kids to have the jitters about passing the swim test, especially if they haven’t been in a pool since last summer. 

To help our young swimmers build their confidence and review the skills needed to pass the test, we’re offering a NEW Swim Test Class beginning May 22. The class will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:15 PM—4:45 PM or from 4:45 PM—5:15 PM for four sessions. 

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