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May is Water Safety Month

By Jared Kaufman, JCC Aquatics Director It’s hard to believe it’s already May and that summer is just around the corner! In just a few short weeks we are set to re-open our Summer Swim Club, which means it’s time to get back in the pool and ready for a…

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Speeding up Metabolism: What Can You Do?

By Allyson Mitidieri, JCC Nutritionist You have heard it before: A slow metabolism leads to weight gain and poor health. You’ve seen the advertisements for metabolism-boosting supplements, teas, juices, and diets. You may have even tried them all, but you still have not shed those last five pounds. What gives?…

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Shaping up for Summer

By Gene Bonetti, JCC Fitness Director It’s so nice to still see daylight at 6:30pm, isn’t it? The sun brings not only brings warmth, but positive vibes to the brain and thoughts of what will be, because very soon, our wardrobes will be mostly comprised of shorts, tanks, bathing suits…

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Making a Difference through Hoops

By: Alexander Schwarz, JCC Member, GW Class of 2018 With my 21st birthday around the corner and my final year at George Washington University approaching, I sit here writing this post with my future on my mind. I’m getting ready to submit law school applications this September, and I finally…

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Put Your Best Fork Forward

By: Allyson Mitidieri, JCC Nutritionist March is recognized as National Nutrition Month® by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This month it is a time to think about our eating habits and what we can do better. This year, the theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” It is a…

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Celebrate Healthy Heart Month

By: Gene Bonetti, Fitness Director Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. There is some good to be found, though –  heart disease can often be prevented…

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Holding on For Dear Life to Those Nutrition Resolutions

By Allison Mitidieri, JCC Nutritionist The New Year celebrations have come and gone, and as we approach the end of January many of our resolutions have come and gone as well. Maybe you vowed that in the New Year you would go to the gym every weekday and that you…

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Holiday Temptations, Begone!

By Stacey Macaluso, JCC Fitness Instructor Throughout the year, I make it a priority to stay consistent with my fitness routines and nutrition so when the holiday season temptations approach, I keep myself in check and in control. I allow myself to enjoy the things that come along with the…

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