Fitness & Wellness Special Events
The Katz JCC hosts many fitness and wellness special events throughout the year that are open to the community. All these events are a great way to get your family and friends involved in a healthy activity!
FREE Strengthen Your Abs Wellness Lecture
Dr. Scott Yorker will guide you through various abdominal exercises designed to strengthen the core and alleviate back pain.
Date: Wednesday, September 26 / Time: 11:15am-12:15pm / Register Online
Cooking with Heart for Kids
This class is meant to empower kids to make heart healthy food choices. Kids will learn basic food safety and cooking skills that they can use on their own or with the guidance of an adult. This class is hands on food prep and cooking demonstration with recipes that are simple and healthy for kids. Parent/guardians are welcome to join in on the fun (includes smoothie and snack).
Dates: Sunday, October 7 / Time: 11:30-2:30pm / Register Online
Sunday, November 11 / Time: 11:30-2:30pm / Register Online
Mason Jar Prep Party
It’s lunch in a jar! Use mason jars to create your own tantalizing salad recipes for the whole week. It promises to be a fun time including nutrition games and prizes! Please bring five 1-quart wide mouth jars with lids.
Dates: Monday, October 8 / Time: 12-1pm / Register Online
Sunday, November 4 / Time: 12:30-1:30pm / Register Online
Kettlebells Fundamentals One-Day Workshop
Learn how to properly use kettlebells while working out in the fitness center. Basic exercises for each muscle group will be introduced for an effective individual total body workout.
Dates: Monday, October 8 / Time: 9am / Register Online
Monday, October 8 / Time: 5pm / Register Online
Monday, October 15 / Time: 10:30am / Register Online
Cost: $10/Full Facility Members
TRX Fundamentals One-Day Workshop
Learn how to properly perform the top 10 exercises utilizing the TRX straps when working out on the fitness floor for a full body workout.
Date: Sunday, October 21 / Time: 8-9am / Register Online
Sunday, November 11 / Time: 10:30-11:30am / Cost: JCC Full Facility Member: $10 / Register Online
Cost: $10/Full Facility Members
FREE Menopause and Metabolism
Whether you’re trying to cope with menopausal symptoms or just looking for a little balance in your life, there are a number of things you can do to benefit your overall health and well-being. Women of all ages and stages of menopause will benefit fro learning how to alter what and when you eat as your body goes through these changes.
Dates: Monday, October 22 / Time: 12-1pm / Register Online
Monday, December 3 / Time: 7-8pm / Register Online
FREE Low Back and Leg Pain Wellness Lecture
Dr. Scott Yorker will share the most common causes of low back and neck pain, as well as one on one instruction of exercises to alleviate pain, strengthen the muscles and improve flexibility.
Dates: Wednesday, October 24 / Time: 11:15am-12:15pm / Register Online
Monday, October 29 / Time: 7-8pm / Register Online
Oy Vey 5K
Lace up your running sneakrs and wear your favorite team jersey. Stay and watch the Eagles on the big screen TV. Celebrate with a bagel breakfast, refreshments and football tailgate after party.
Dates: Sunday, October 28 / Time: 8:30am / Register Online
FREE Healthy Back Lecture
Come join an open discussion on some common spine injuries, how to reduce the risk of spine injuries, and some suggestions for any current problem that you may be experiencing. Taught by Sherri Fort, DPI
Dates: Thursday, November 8 / Time: 6:15pm / Register Online
FREE Neck, Arm and Wrist Pain Wellness Lecture
Dr. Scott Yorker will instruct how to prevent the most common causes of neck, arm and wrist pain, as well as provide guidance on one on one exercises designed to strengthen these areas.
Dates: Wednesday, November 21 / Time: 11:15am-12:15pm / Register Online
Monday, November 26 / Time: 7-8pm / Register Online
How to Stay Fit Where You Sit Wellness Lecture
Dr. Scott Yorker will be giving one on one instruction on how to sit with proper body mechanics and ergonomics and will give instruction on exercises to fix the common problems associated with sitting incuding back and neck pain related to headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Refreshments will e served and all attendees will receive a free private consultation with Dr. Yorker.
Dates: Wednesday, December 12 / Time: 11:15am-12:15pm / Register Online
Monday, December 17 / Time: 7-8pm / Register Online
Our annual Kids Triathlon is open to kids in the community ages 6-13. Our kid-friendly course allows participants to be a part of a heart-healthy activity and gain a sense of accomplishment as they swim, bike and run to the finish line.
Eric & Andy Sussman 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
This event is held in the spring each year, in memory of local brothers who lost their individual battles to cancer. Tournaments are held for adults, teens and children. Proceeds from the event benefit Coaches vs. Cancer and the JCC’s youth basketball programs.
Indoor Wiffleball Tournament
Round up a team and play ball in our wiffleball tournament. Teams are comprised of 3-4 players. Ages 15+.
Dates: Wednesday, December 19 / Time: 6pm
Be a part of a fun and friendly kickball tournament at the J! There will be 3 to 4 players per team with a 6 team limit.
Cycle for Good
JCC’s across North America will cycle all at the same time, riding for a good cause. Riders can reserve a bike per hour session and are encouraged to ask family and friends to sponsor the ride. Proceeds raised benefit the Katz JCC’s financial assistance fund.
Indoor Soccer Tournament
Dribble, shoot, score with friends in our indoor soccer tournament. Teams are comprised of 5-7 players.
Our annual 5K, which takes place in the fall, is a fun morning for the entire family on the USATF certified course through picturesque Cherry Hill. The JCC chip-times the participants and give out a dri-fit 5K shirt. Prizes are then awarded to top finishers.
Questions? Contact Gene Bonetti, Fitness Director, at [email protected] or call (856) 424-4444 x1141.