Usage Continues to Increase in JCC Fitness Department

By Terri Travers

COVID has caused many businesses to feel a hard hit, but one area that has particularly felt the struggle is the fitness industry and the JCC is no different. 

While COVID allowed for the JCC to create a virtual presence, many have missed being able to work out amongst their friends.  While we are not yet back to normal, we are happy to see utilization of the department increasing.

The indoor pool has consistently been a draw for members.  In the past month, swim lessons and preseason swim team have also hit the pool.  The fitness center is slowly seeing an increase in daily visits.  We are now up to 6 in-person fitness classes each week with the recent addition of an evening yoga class and hope to continue to grow these offerings. 

Marty Brill, a JCC Fitness Center regular, says that he is happy to have returned to performing his workout at the JCC.

“I had gotten used to lifting weights in my basement every other day, yet I missed working out with my friends – complaining and commiserating about our workouts together,” he says. “Now, I am out of the basement and seeing friends again as they return to the JCC – I made the right decision and it really was not that difficult!”

Working out with a mask takes an adjustment but the benefit of being around your friends for your workout has been a true benefit to many.  The fitness department is proud to offer both virtual and in person options as we continue to provide a fitness option for every member. 

We can’t wait to see you back at the J.  If you have any fitness questions please feel free to reach out to me at