Fitness, family, and fun at JFit Today

by | Mar 6, 2017 | Other News

New equipment, new classes, and reduced fees at Simon Family JCC

JFit Today, Simon Family Jewish Community Center’s newly remodeled fitness center at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, has a snappy new slogan, brand new Precor equipment, and some new joining incentives unmatched in the area. Sporting a colorful new mural with walls scattered with inspirational quotes, the fitness center has redefined itself as the place to be.

Tom Purcell, membership and wellness director, shares the new slogan with the fervent energy and enthusiasm of a true believer—just the committed attitude needed to keep members focused on their individual fitness goals. He says, “There is Fitness, Family and Fun for Everyone at JFit Today, for the beginner to the serious athlete, this new fitness center has stateof- the art equipment that will satisfy all of your health and fitness needs.”

Cardio equipment now has digital touch screens for selecting workout levels and watching TV—and generally with no waiting lines as there are plenty of machines.

Along with the generous lines of free weights and kettle bells in the strength training area, new leg press machines, squat racks, and a unique leg curl isolation machine— rarely found in most gyms—are available.

The special stretching and core training area boasts a Pilates reformer, a stretch machine, and ab and back machines to help keep limber.

With more than 60 classes offered in various disciplines including yoga, Pilates, spin, high intensity training (HIT), Zumba, and even a line dancing class, it is hard to imagine being bored while keeping fit.

Plus, for those who prefer a wet workout or just a place to relax, the Simon JCC offers three indoor pool areas: a splash area for children, a main pool with lap swimming and aerobic classes, or the warm and cozy heated therapy pool with submerged tread mills and bikes ready for a spin.

The outdoor water park provides summer fun for the entire family, complete with its own Noah’s ark populated by a menagerie of playful animal sculptures with every range of water, from wading pools to giant slides to laps.

Join before the end of March and the first two months are free, with individual JCC membership rate reduced from $60 to $39. Two free personal training sessions are included to help maximize success by helping members become familiar with the new equipment and utilize the proper height settings. For those who are still unsure, a free week trial is available with Purcell’s supportive staff ready to assist and answer any questions.

In addition to full access to the JFit Today facility, a JCC membership includes discounts for an array of enriching JCC cultural arts events, as well as Camp JCC discounts of $75 per camp week per child.

The health and wellness opportunities that can be found at JFit Today exist within a larger, family-based community center filled with programming for all ages from infant day care to senior’s Silver Sneakers. Joining JFit Today is more than joining a gym—it’s being part of a community.

For information, call 757-2300 or visit

– Sherri Wisoff