Earning the Feast: JCC Pre-Feast Fitness Fest

Imagine sitting down to your Thanksgiving meal knowing you’ve earned the right to gobble up every sweet and savory calorie.

Get that guilt-free feeling by taking advantage of the JCC’s Pre-Feast Fitness Fest on Thursday, November 26, from 8-10:15 a.m.

The Fest is a sampler platter of the JCC’s five most popular group fitness classes served up in back-to-back 30-minute portions for two hours straight. How many servings you consume is up to you.

You could take the same class four times in a row, try four different classes, or just take in one or two half-hour workouts.

The classes comprising the Fitness Fest are Body Pump Express, a barbell workout set to fast-paced music; Cycle, a challenging stationary bicycle class; Boot Camp, an assortment of military exercises; J-Barre, a strength and flexibility-building fusion of yoga, dance and Pilates; and Yoga, a more low-key workout which mixes physical postures, or asanas, and breathing exercises.

If you invest in your fitness early Thanksgiving morning, your efforts will pay off all day long, according to JCC Fitness Director Ron Peacock.

“Not only does exercise help control hunger during holiday meals but resistance training can help the body actually burn more calories in a 24-hour period,” Peacock said. “Start off your day with a good workout and you’ll be ready to spend the day with family and friends enjoying good food and good times.”

Those who attend four different classes will be entered in a special Thanksgiving drawing. Donations of canned goods for the JFCS Food Pantry will also be accepted at the event.

The Feast is free for JCC members. Half-price guest passes for friends of JCC members are $4 for adults (ages 12 and up) and $2 for kids (ages 3-12). Regular cost for non-members is $8 for adults and $4 for kids.

Reserve your spot by calling 502-238-2727. The JCC will be open on Thanksgiving 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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