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Shames JCC VOD!

Shames JCC VOD!

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Fitness • Teens

Unless otherwise noted, online registration closes 3 business days prior to the start date. After this time, please call the Welcome Desk at 914-366-7898 to register. Many of our programs can be pro-rated after they begin as long as space is available.

Registration for September ’19 – June ’20 programs opens on 8-21 for Members and 8-23 for Non-members.


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Teens, ages 13 – 18, 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!

Our Fitness Center is open to people ages 15 & up but we now have special hours for teens ages 13 & 14 as well*. 

  • Monday-Thursday 3:00 – 6:30 PM
  • Friday 3:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday 2:00 – 6:00 PM

Teens 15 & older with all-inclusive memberships are also invited to take our Group Fitness classes. For a live schedule, please visit the homepage of shamesjcc.org.

*All teens 13 & 14 must attend an orientation with a parent or guardian. A parent or guardian must be present in the Fitness Center during workouts.

Join us for our Inaugral Indoor Sprint Distance Triathlon!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Anyone can do this triathlon! Unlike most triathlons where there is a set distance, in our triathlon, you swim, bike, and run as much as you want in the time allotted. This triathlon is meant to be fun—all levels and beginners are welcome! Adults (ages 16+) will swim for 15 minutes, bike for 20 minutes, and run for 20 minutes. Juniors (ages 8 – 15, divided by age: 8 –10, 11 – 12, 13 – 15) will swim for 5 minutes, bike for 10 minutes, and run for 10 minutes. In addition to the race, there will be a pre-race experience, a complimentary briefing, and lots of fun and goodies at the event

Junior* First Heat: 5:00 PM
Swim: 5 Minutes
Bike: 10 Minutes
Run: 10 Minutes
*Kids will be separated into these age groups: 8 –10, 11 – 12, 13 – 15

Adult (ages 16+): First Heat: 6:10 PM
Swim: 15 Minutes
Bike: 20 Minutes
Run: 20 Minutes

Junior Entry Fees:
Until February 19: $10 (Members)/$15 (Guests)
After February 20: $15 (Members)/$20 (Guests)
Day of (if available): $25 (Members)/$30 (Guests)

Adult Entry Fees:
Until February 19: $40 (Members)/$55 (Guests)
After February 20: $50 (Members)/$65 (Guests)
Day of (if available): $65 (Members)/$80 (Guests)

Be sure to join us for the complimentary briefing and race walk through!
March 25 6:00 – 7:00 PM

For complete details, click here. To register, click here.

Circuit FIT for Teens

Age 13-15
5 Thursdays, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Session 1: January 9 – February 6
Session 2: February 27 – March 26 (no class Feb. 20)
Members: $80 / Fitness Center
This functional circuit class will incorporate loads of conditioning equipment such as kettlebells, TRX, battle ropes, free weights and loads of cardio equipment.  Strengthen your heart, build lean muscles and increase your range of motion and make new friendships!

Youth Cycle

Age 10-13
5 Tuesdays, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Session 1: January 7 – February 4 (no class Jan.28)
Session 2: February 25 – March 24 (no class Feb.18)
$80 / Cycle Studio
Specifically tailored for pre-teens and teenage cyclists, this indoor class is great cardiovascular workout and will build and tone your entire body.  Pedal hill climbs, sprints, and other challenging drills and exercises. All levels are welcome.

MES (Medical Exercise Specialist) Training

Ages 15-Adult: Members only
Medical Exercise Specialists have the knowledge and skills to work with clients with a wide range of medical conditions and require “medical exercise” or post-rehab exercise. Clients who have been referred to a fitness professional after completion of a rehabilitation program can work with a MES to tailor a fitness program to their particular medical condition. Our MES’s are trained to develop safe and effective conditioning programs for clients with musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological
or metabolic disorders.

One hour sessions may be purchased in packages of 5 or 10 or as single sessions.
For more information and pricing, contact  Lisa Bruskin: lbruskin@shamesjcc.org.

One-on-One Yoga

Ages 15-Adult: Members only
Are you new to the practice of yoga or looking to enhance your own journey? We offer exclusive and personalized single sessions or packages that can help guide you safely and effectively through essential poses and help progress you into more advanced movements.

One hour sessions may be purchased in packages of 5 or 10 or as single sessions.
For more information and pricing, contact Lisa Bruskin: lbruskin@shamesjcc.org.

Personal Training

Ages 15-Adult: Members only

Wondering whether Personal Training is right for you? Let us work with you to:

  • Achieve better & faster results
  • Learn proper methods for fat loss & muscle gain
  • Reduce risks of injury
  • Build toward a lifetime of good exercise habits
  • Overcome obstacles

Session packages offered:

  • Introductory “Jump Start” package:
    4 sessions (60 minutes)
  • 5 session package (60 or 30 minutes)
  • 10 session package (60 or 30 minutes)
  • Single session (60 minute only)

For more information and pricing, contact Lisa Bruskin: lbruskin@shamesjcc.org.

Partner Training

Ages 15-Adult: Members only

Come train with a friend or family member!

  • 5 sessions package (60 minutes)
  • 10 sessions package (60 minutes)
  • Single session (60 minutes)

For more information and pricing, contact Lisa Bruskin: lbruskin@shamesjcc.org.

Small Group Training

Small Group Training is a fun, motivating, challenging and is an effective way for you to reach your goals.  Each session focuses on a specialized format designed with the knowledge and expertise to motivate you in a small group setting. Choose one or more of our small group training offerings!

For more information and pricing, contact Lisa Bruskin: lbruskin@shamesjcc.org.

Lisa Bruskin

Director of Fitness & Wellness

(914) 366-7898 x1120

BS Physical Education, Hunter College Varsity Tennis Team – CUNY Champs (1984-88) ACE CPT since 1995 ACE Senior Exercise Specialist RRCA Certified Race Director USAT Certified Race Director Fitness industry…

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