By Susan Donovan
JCC Director of Fitness & Spa Services
Spring offers the perfect opportunity to implement new wellness habits and set goals that support a happier, healthier you. Wellness is defined as the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind as the result of deliberate effort. It emphasizes preventing illness, as opposed to treating it, and prolonging life. This is our mission as we provide programming to support your success in living a long, healthy and active life, not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Here are some of our new Health & Wellness Department programs that can help:
•Our Fitness Center continues to offer a variety of cardio and strength training equipment and CT NOW Best of New Haven award-winning personal training programs. Among the new equipment, you will find an area for Small Group Coaching, TRX and Cross Core Suspension Training, Muay Thai Boxing, and Boot Camps.
•Our beautiful new Aerobic Room space is larger and offers Barre, Drum-Fit, a ramped up Silver Sneakers, Boom and Freestyle Dance classes in addition to the already popular Zumba, Yoga, Pilates and muscle conditioning classes.
•A new Cycling Studio houses brand new Schwinn indoor cycles, each equipped with computer consoles. •More therapeutic programming has been created including Pain Free Alignment Therapy, Trigger Point, Orthopedic Massage and MELT™.
•Since you can never out-exercise a bad diet, under the guidance of registered dietitians and nutrition health coaches, three new programs are being launched: 30 Day Sugar Detox, Nutrition for Athletes and our very own JCC Waist Watchers for sustainable weight loss with a focus on behavior change.
•Lastly, our new SPA at the J will be operational this spring with a full menu of services created to support your health and wellness goals. More than a luxury, our spa services will help you manage stress, pain, revitalize your personal energy and regain mobility. In addition to a variety of massage techniques, we are introducing facials, Reflexology and Reiki with all services, including a complimentary spa visit with sauna, steam room, whirlpool and shower amenities.
It’s time to begin taking better care of yourself and making your wellness a priority. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation.