Early Childhood





Fitness & Nutrition • Children

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Kids, ages 10 – 12 can build strong bones and lean muscle.  Both of these will serve them well later in life as strong bones are less likely to fracture and lean muscle burns calories at a higher rate than other muscles.  This can lead to a healthier self-image and a better life outlook.  Additionally, youth who exercise experience better sleep, enabling them to better cope with daily challenges, both mental and physical.  Establishing healthy habits prior to adulthood increases the chances of carrying them through life. Exercising during teenage years lays a foundation for future health.  Exercise with us at the JCC!

With the exception of small group and/or personal training sessions, use of the fitness center begins at age 15.

Kids in Motion

Ages 10-12
16 Thursdays, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Start Date: January 31
Class will not run on: February 21, April 18, April 25
Members: $240; Non-members: $320 / Gymnasium

This fun program will help get kids moving while improving their health and fitness!  Classes will include agility, balance, coordination and strength training drills.  Introduction to the basic fitness components of cardiovascular, strength (body work) and flexibility.

Youth Cycle

Ages 10-15
6 Tuesdays, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Start Date: March 26 – May 14
Class will not run on April 16 and April 23
Members: $90; Non-members: $120 / Cycle Studio

Specifically tailored for pre-teen and teenage cyclists, this indoor class is a great cardiovascular workout.  Pedal through hill climbs, sprints, and other challenging drills and exercises.  All levels are welcome.


5-Days of Real Food for Real Families with Missy Lapine

Ages 5 to 10, with a Parent
Sunday, March 3, 2019; 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
$15 Members / $20 Non-Members / Youth Lounge

Do you consider pizza a vegetable? Are fruit roll-ups really fruit?

Inspired by food expert Michael Pollan’s Food Rules “If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.”  This fun info session will help illustrate the difference between real and processed foods, with hands-on simple prep of some fun, kid-friendly recipes. After the info session, you may be inspired to kick-off 5 days of Missy’s version of a “real food challenge!”

Fees listed above cover 1 parent with 1 or 2 children.

Questions? Contact Lauren Morrison at lmorrison@shamesjcc.org