Cycle for Good Returns for Another Year of Sweaty Tzedakah

You’ll do good on so many levels if you make plans to pedal at Cycle for Good on Sunday, December 13, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the JCC.

JCC members and visitors across North America will spin on stationary bikes to benefit a variety of charities. The JCC of Louisville’s cause of choice is Special Olympics Kentucky, and some Special Olympians will be at the event to inspire the cyclists.

At Cycle for Good, you won’t just be strengthening Special Olympics. You’ll also benefit your own body.

“Cycling is a great form of exercise. It improves your cardiovascular health, tones and shapes your legs and builds your abdominal and mental strength,” said JCC Fitness Director Ron Peacock. “Why not get a wonderful workout and contribute to a good cause at the same time?”

Here’s how Cycle for Good translates into funds for Special Olympics: cyclists rent a bike for $25 an hour and take up to four back-to-back hour-long cycling classes. To show her commitment to cycling and Special Olympics, JCC Healthy Living and Member Experience Director Tara Stone will be riding a stationary bike in the JCC lobby for the entire four hours.

“Members usually bring me water and talk to me during the hours on the bike,” Stone said. “It’s a lot of fun and so rewarding to be helping such a worthy cause.” Non-cycling fitness options will be offered in the Aerobics Studio. There will be a Cardio Jam class from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and a Yoga Jam session from 12-1 p.m.  Donations are not required for either of these classes, but some contribution to Special Olympics would be greatly appreciated.

Non-members will be able to visit the JCC December 13 with free guest passes. For more information, call the Health and Wellness Desk at 502-238-2727.

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