A Week, Just for the Members

The JCC took time to say thank you to its members during the week of February 15. The entire week showcased many of the great wellness programs offered to our members.

The week started with drinks and snacks in the lobby and a family fun event including a bounce house, face painting, activities on the Sportswall, and Kids Fun Fit group fitness class. It was a big hit with kids and parents alike, especially after a JCPS snow day.

“The JCPS snow day meant everyone spent the day inside,” said Tara Stone, healthy living and member Experience director. “Monday’s family event was exactly what everyone needed to burn off a little energy and get the week going in the right direction.”

The week continued with Try It Tuesday, offering free 30-minute demo classes of otherwise specialty paid programs. In the morning, Denise Joseph led members through W.O.W. and Women’s Golf, both classes designed for women. That evening, Collin Fitzsimmons led another group of members through a TRX suspension training class and Men’s Golf. Another Tuesday option was Kettlebell Kraziness with Matt Vamvas. This was a total body workout using only kettlebells.

Wellness Wednesday brought blood pressure and BMI (body mass index) testing in the morning and a Fitness Happy Hour where the chair massages and IM=X demos were stars of the show. Members were able to try out that crazy looking pilates machine with Sherry Fields and Emily Klempner. We also had personal trainers on hand to answer members’ workout questions. Healthy snacks were also available.

Everyone was able to cool off with Thirsty Thursday’s free mixed berry banana smoothies in the afternoon and water bottles throughout the day after their workouts.
“The members certainly enjoyed the sweet and healthy treat after their workout,” said JCC Membership Director Matt Vamvas.

Friday afforded members the opportunity to show their friends why they love the JCC so much for free! Every member could bring up to two people to the JCC for free.

Beth Mans lead a special group fitness class for Sampler Saturday. This class incorporated three 20- minute classes within one hour: CardioBlast, Muscle Blast and Your Own HIIT.

The week ended with a relaxing Spa Sunday. JCC Licensed Massage Therapists gave more than 50 free chair massages to members between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. after a long and successful week.

The next Member Appreciation event will be in the spring as we open the pool on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. More details will be announced soon.

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