February 2018 is National Heart Health Month. Here’s what’s happening at the JCC.


All Month: Take the Cardio Challenge

Earn 1 Raffle ticket for every Group Fitness Cardio Class you take at the JCC in February. This includes Masters Swim, Aquafit, Healthy Heart, and all classes in Studio A. Raffle drawing takes place after February 28, and winner will receive a new heart rate monitor.

February 2: National Wear Red Day

Wear red today in support of Heart Health Awareness.

February 8: “Where Are You Hearted”

Presentation and Meditation with TW Hawk, 12:15-1:30pm in the Adult Lounge. Step out of the thinking-centered place of your head and into the wisdom-centered knowing of your heart. TW Hawk is an author, filmmaker, and speaker who leads “meditations for transformation” on the Zen meditation app. $10 per person. FREE for Full Center Members. RSVP to [email protected].

February 11: Health Heart Ride

From 11:30am-1:00pm,  JCC spin instructors lead you on this extended ride (on spin bikes), benefitting Healthy Heart Programming for seniors at the JCC. Space is limited, contact [email protected] to reserve your bike! $18 recommended donation per person.

February 15: “Heart Health” Discussion

With Herb Schwarz, JCC Fitness Professional, 12:00-1:00pm in the Adult Lounge. How does exercise impact heart health, and what does a typical heart health class look like? $10 per person. FREE for Full Center Members.

February 22: “Heart Rate Variability & Heart Rate Monitors” Discussion

With Aaron Hodges, JCC Specialized Fitness Professional, 12:00-1:00pm in the Adult Lounge. An informational presentation and discussion on the use of heart rate monitors to help identify your resting and peak heart rates, and how to use the information to improve your cardiovascular health overall. $10 per person. FREE for Full Center Members.

February 25: Teen Healthy Heart Program

From 3:15-4:15pm. Raise your heart rate with a fast-paced walk/hike with Kia Blaustein, followed by heart rate recovery and guided meditation. $10 per teen (discount price of $5 for BBYO Members and JCC Social Members, FREE for Full Center Members). Pre-registration required. Minimum of 6 teens must register in order for us to run this program. Contact [email protected].

Ongoing:  NEW! Health Heart Classes

Every Monday & Friday, 11:00am-12:00pm, starting in February, with JCC instructors Herb and Else in the Gymnasium. This class offers a supervised exercise program designed to promote cardiac health and wellness. FREE for Full Center Members, $15 for Social Members, $25 for non-members.