The Joy of the J – You can’t keep a good senior down

by | Jun 18, 2020 | Other News

When the Simon Family JCC opened on Monday, June 8, seniors bounced back in real numbers. Even with the necessary implemented regulations and other logistics, “overjoyed” was the overall response. In particular, Silver Sneaker students say they are thrilled to be reunited with Regina in her Fit and Fab class. “All of our classes are or can be appropriate for seniors, with modifications—yes, even Tony’s Bootcamp,” says Yolanda Muhammad, an instructor at the J. “We make the class fit the student, students don’t fit the class.”

Popular classes such as Hatha Yoga, HIIT, Zumba Toning, and Spin are back on the schedule in the building and some under the tent outside in the parking lot facing Lake Sandler. ZOOM classes continue to be a popular alternative for those who aren’t ready to return in person to the building.

Over the past 10 weeks, the JCC Membership Department called all 1,928 Silver Sneaker members to check in, see how they’re doing, and to find out if the JCC or Jewish Family Service could help them in any way. They also informed them of the online fitness classes offered while the building was closed.

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