Gershwind/Jacobson Health + Wellness Center


Saturday, January 19, 9:30-11:30am
Ages: 18+ years

Now’s your chance to find out what pickleball is all about!
> No experience necessary
> Pre-registration is required
> Paddles available for loan
> New participants only

$10 / members free
To register, call the Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139

Click here for our full Group Exercise Schedule!    

Our Facilities

At our Gershwind/Jacobson Health & Wellness Center, the rewards of better physical, mental and spiritual health begin the moment you walk through the doors. As you make your way through our 36,000 square feet of state-of-the-art fitness equipment and recreational space, our friendly, experienced and professional staff are waiting to greet you and your family. With an array of full service group exercise studios, strength and conditioning rooms, cardiovascular area, heated pools, spin room, indoor track and basketball courts, you’ll have plenty of options for your personal fitness. After the workout is over, make sure to enjoy our sauna, steam and whirlpool! Minimum age to use the center is 13 years old. Those 13-15 must complete a JFit Jr. (Teen Fitness Certification Course) prior to using the fitness center.

Our Trainers

Many of our members have already discovered the benefits of working with a personal trainer. From designing a customized workout plan to providing ongoing motivation and support, personal trainers are dedicated to helping you achieve your specific fitness goals. Our certified fitness experts specialize in a wide variety of exercise techniques and programs. Ask about a custom package for your budget. We’re positive you’ll find the plan that works for you! In focusing on workouts you like to do, we’ll help you stay motivated to meet your fitness goals. Come find out why we’re your only choice for your personal training!

Get Fit for A Cause

Our signature fitness and personal training programs, cutting edge equipment and innovative classes distinguish us as more than just your ordinary health club. In addition to all the great programs and amenities we offer, you’ll find even more to love at the JCC. Here, you’ll be able to train for and participate in great events to keep you feeling great in body, mind and spirit. With our annual 5k event, raising money for the Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center, we’re not just a place to work out. We’re always preparing for the next triathlon, spin for charity event, or community tournament.

Fitness and
Sports Training

Fitness Training

Our certified personal trainers customize your fitness program with individual sessions based on your ability, goals and schedule. Meet Our Personal Trainers Your child can play while you work out!  We offer babysitting services to members


JFIT PLUS Ages: 16+ years Members receive a complimentary JFit Plus which combines a 30-minute personal assessment (gauging your present health + fitness levels, lifestyle, goals, medical history) and a 30-minute orientation to familiarize you with the equipment. JFIT JR. TEEN FITNESS CERTIFICATION Ages: 13–15 years This two-part certification course is designed to ensure that all teen members are working out safely and effectively. Required in order to use the fitness center. $75 JFit Jr. SPECIAL $150 JFit Jr. + three one-hour personal training sessions

PERSONAL TRAINING PACKAGES Prices effective July 1, 2018

INTRO For new clients only. One intro package per person. PRIVATE 1-ON-1 Traditional full hour of individualized personal training. RAPID 1-ON-1 An intense half-hour workout or for those just starting a fitness regimen. BUDDY TRAINING Train for one hour with a buddy. OFF PEAK Book between 12-3pm, Monday-Friday.


INTRO PACKAGES     3 one-hour sessions $129 | 3 half-hour sessions $99 PRIVATE 1-ON-1     1 session $70 | 5 sessions $300 | 10 sessions $549 RAPID 1-ON-1     5 sessions $199 | 10 sessions $300 BUDDY TRAINING    1 session $85 | 5 sessions $350 | 10 sessions $650


INTRO PACKAGES     3 one-hour sessions $139 | 3 half-hour sessions $109 PRIVATE 1-ON-1 1 session $85 | 5 sessions $350 | 10 sessions $670 | 25 sessions $1,599 RAPID 1-ON-1 5 sessions $240 | 10 sessions $430 | 25 sessions $965 BUDDY TRAINING 1 session $110 | 5 sessions $500 | 10 sessions $900 OFF PEAK  5 one-hour sessions $290 | 5 half-hour sessions $200


Individual and group fitness training is available for children, teens and adults of varying ability levels. Physical activity builds self-esteem, reduces anxiety, improves social interaction and boosts focus & function for daily living skills. For more information, please contact the Fitness Welcome Desk at  516.484.1545 ext. 139.

SPECIALIZED FITNESS TRAINING See Fitness Training for pricing

BOXING TRAINING Get fighter fit without being hit! Learn boxing basics, improve body composition, gain muscle and lower stress. Limited hours of availability. AQUATICS FITNESS TRAINING Improve your cardiovascular endurance, rehabilitate a chronic source of pain or cross train for athletic events with our in-pool resistance and cardiovascular training. 50-minute sessions. PILATES Ages: 13+ years Reform your body with this refreshing mind/body workout proven to create a strong core, increase flexibility, improve posture and athletic ability. All sessions are 55 minutes long. Intro Package 3 sessions $140 Private One-on-One 5 sessions $275 | 10 sessions $525 Group Training (2+ participants) 5 sessions $120 per person | 10 sessions $220 per person PERSONAL TRAINING FOR KIDS  Ages: 8-12 years Safe training geared to the development of young bodies for generalized conditioning and sports specific skills. Workout focus on functional fitness training includes calisthenics and cardio. See personal training rates for 13-16 year olds. BASEBALL TRAINING Ages: 17+ years Swing away in our program focused on improving an athlete’s on-field performance through strength, conditioning, stabilization and flexibility exercises. Learnt he fundamentals of offense and defense through functional training exercises and explosive plyometric movements to build power, balance and coordination. Please see Personal Training Rates. GOLF Ages: 17+ years Sink a hole like a pro in our special program that utilizes TRX, resistance band and medicine ball exercises to enhance balance, focus and power on the golf course. Please see Personal Training Rates. JACOBSON NINJA WARRIOR At Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp Learn more


Our newly-certified Cancer Exercise Specialists design and administer individualized fitness assessments and exercise programs to ensure participants attain a quality of life that may have seemed out of reach. Only private 1-on-1 pricing applicable. that may have seemed out of reach. Only private 1-on-1 pricing applicable.


Geared for triathletes and competitive swimmers. 12 weeks October 9-December 30 Tuesdays, 12:15-1:15pm and Fridays, 10:30-11:30am 1 session per week: $360 / members $240 2 sessions per week: $480 / members $360 For more information and to register, visit the Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139.


Learn to run like the wind or power walk for indoor training on our track and treadmills. We will also meet outside (weather permitting). Open to members only. 6 weeks Begins Monday, October 15 6:30-7:30pm $60 REGISTER For more information and to register, visit the Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139.


OVERVIEW Looking to improve your fitness level? Competing in your first triathlon? Want to increase your racing distance or improve your time? This results-driven training program offers individual and group coaching to both newcomers and veterans. Supportive coaches and teammates will make your journey fun and unique. In order to join, you will need to meet the following requirements: • Run/walk 1 mile • Swim 250 yards in the pool • Ride a traditional bike for 20 minutes with the ability to handle starting, stopping and navigating through roads OUR TRAINING SESSIONS This schedule includes triathlon-specific training sessions. You will be asked to complete workouts on your own if you can not train with the team, and the coaches will provide these to you. For your benefit, we suggest implementing spin, strength training, yoga and group exercise classes to your routine. You should plan on training 5-6/week. GEAR You’ll need to start with: running shoes, spin shoes, bathing cap, fins and googles. Additional items will be needed as you progress, including a wetsuit, outdoor bike, helmet and bike gloves. INFORMATIONAL MEETING We will hold an informational meeting at Sid Jacobson JCC before our first meeting.  Questions? Contact Audrey Kurland, Health + Wellness Director, 516.484.1545 ext. 109, FEE One-time payment: $1,050 / members $800 Two payments*: $625 / members $480 Fee includes all group workout sessions, plus an evaluation & assessment by Metro Physical Therapy. UPCOMING SCHEDULE Please check back or call the Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139 for dates and times.


OVERVIEW Learn new techniques for road biking, explore new routes and make new friends! Pre-season indoor workshops include how to change a flat and simple bike maintenance. JCC bike jersey included. Rides will be held this spring, weather permitting, on Sunday mornings. INFORMATIONAL MEETING We will hold an informational meeting at Sid Jacobson JCC before our first meeting.  Questions? Contact Audrey Kurland, Health + Wellness Director, 516.484.1545 ext. 109, FEE One-time initiation fee: $250 / members $200 PLUS Annual fee: $50 / members $25 REGISTER UPCOMING SCHEDULE Please check back or call the Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139 for dates and times.


Learn more


Group Exercise Classes


With more than 75 free programs included in your membership, exceed your fitness goals with high energy workouts, motivating instructors, relaxing yoga, exhilarating Zumba, balancing Tai Chi and everything in between. Download our January Group Exercise Schedule. Your child can play while you work out!  We offer babysitting services to members. Contact the Fitness Center Welcome Desk to make your reservation, 516.484.1545 ext. 139.


IN2IT Discover a whole new you from the synergy of breath, alignment and fitness techniques. Find your optimal strength and flexibility from the inside out. 15 sessions Begins Wednesday, September 5 8:30-9:45am $375 / members $300 REGISTER 11 sessions Begins Monday, September 17 9-10:15am $275 / members $220 REGISTER Ballroom Dance Salsa, swing, tango and more! Our fun and easy approach is ideal for couples and singles at all levels. 5 sessions Begins Wednesday, September 26 7-8pm $100 / members $75 REGISTER {NEW!} GRANDPARENTS IN TRAINING Learn how to lift and bend safely in preparation for the new baby in your life! Start with 5 lb. weights and progress each week. 6 sessions Begins Saturday, October 6 10-11am $90 / members $60 Street Smarts Self-Defense Class Learn basic functional defense techniques including punching and kicking with accuracy and how to react in various situations. Teens welcome! 4 sessions Begins Wednesday, October 10 5:30-6:30pm $80 / members $50 REGISTER Calm Your Spirit Meditation Calm your mind and allay your fears during our mindfulness meditation instruction. Ongoing Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm $10 / members, Engage, Career>Connect, and Cancer Wellness participants free


Ages: Grades 8-12 $20 / members free

Zumba Fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves for a dynamic workout! Begins Tuesday, October 9 6:30-7:30pm Yoga Open to all levels of practice – options and modifications will be made throughout the class. Begins Thursday, October 11 8:15-9:15pm Spin Get a total body conditioning workout on our spin bikes with revolutionary technology. Begins Saturday, October 13 10:30-11:30am To register, contact the Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139


Heart Smart for Women: Six S.T.E.P.S. in Six Weeks to Heart-Healthy Living Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States but is 80% preventable. Our panelists will discuss a long-term approach to prevention and control of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. Acquire healthy eating habits at home and out at restaurants, incorporate exercise into your daily routine and learn how to form a true partnership with your doctor. The panel includes: Stacey E. Rosen, MD; Jennifer H. Mieres, MD; Marissa Licata, MS, RD, CDN; and Spencer Scalzitti, MS, EP-C. Wednesday, November 14 6:30-8pm



Spin Classes
and FTP Testing


Experience revolutionary indoor cycling at the JCC! Watch beautiful outdoor terrain rides on the big screen, listen to energizing music and train your body to ride to its potential on our brand new spin bikes featuring the cutting-edge Coach by Color training zone technology – the only one of its kind on Long Island! Click here for our expanded spin schedule, featuring classes for all ages and abilities. many which are free to members. For more information, contact Yossi Ben-David, Group Exercise Director, 516.484.1545 ext. 224,


Click here for the test schedule. What is FTP? FTP (functional Threshold Power) is a measure of fitness that represents the power (measured in watts).  It is the single best metric used to plan each workout to keep your fitness level growing. This test is a must for riders seeking performance gain and those that want to work in a specific training zone. Why Should I Take The Test? Riding at your FTP pushes you to the limit where pushing beyond that point will drastically limit the duration of your ride. Our new Coach by Color system uses your FTP number to keep you within your correct training zones and allows you to increase your fitness level on an even playing field with all class participants. You will be working as hard as you can at your own individual level. Before The Test… Please come prepared to give your best effort.  This should be the first fitness challenge of your day.  We strongly recommend that you eat 2-3 hours before the test, and make sure you are properly rested and hydrated! The test should be repeated every 3 months to measure improvements in your  fitness level! How Long Will This Take? Our FTP tests are a 5-minute maximum push after a 20-minute controlled warm-up. I’m Interested… Sign Me Up! Testing is free to members and will be held 3 times a week through the month of January. > Every Sunday at 12:30pm > Every Tuesday at 9:30am > Every Thursday at 6:30pm Classes are filling up quickly and are limited to 3 people per session so we can focus on each participant. To register, contact the Fitness Center Welcome Desk at 516.484.1545 ext. 139.



Metro Physical &
Aquatic Therapy

Metro Physical & Aquatic Therapy

A family-run business in practice for more than 35 years, we proudly provide comprehensive healthcare to JCC members of all ages. Our clinicians are known for their specialized physical, occupational and aquatic therapy expertise to guide your recovery and cultivate your preventive practices. No prescription is needed to start – free physical therapy screening for JCC members. Most insurances accepted, including Workers Comp and No Fault.

  • Acute or Chronic Neck & Back Pain
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Graston / Active Release Techniques
  • In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy
  • Neurological & Balance Disorders
  • One-on-One Manual Therapy
  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Therapy
  • Post-surgical Therapy
  • Sports Injuries / Sprained Jointed
  • TMJ & Headache Rehabilitation
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact 516-626-8787 or visit Save Save Save Save Save

Learn how to stay focused and healthy while dealing with the stress of divorce. Healthy eating habits, sleep patterns, time management, and meditation tips for stress are all topics to be covered. Led by Gale Arowitz, Health Coach. Advance registration required.
Monday, February 4
Additional sessions: February 11, 25, and March 4, 11
$220 / members $160 for 4-part series


Explore movement, music, and the power of dance! Performed in a mostly seated position, this intuitive and engaging class is designed to improve muscular range of motion and voluntary control in a social, joyful, and supportive environment. Taught by Ian Feurtado, MA, CPT, who has trained at the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD® program.
Begins Tuesday, February 5
$15 / members $10 per session


This traditional Okinawan martial art has practiced for centuries. Participants will be introduced to Fukugata Ichi, the first Kata form. A kata is a combination of assembled techniques designed to teach specific movements, stances, and fighting strategies. Dedicated practice builds health, strength, stamina, and endurance.
6 sessions 
Begins Wednesday, February 27
$240 / members $180 

For more information on any of these programs or to register, please contact the Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139

Looking for more information about our programs?

Audrey Kurland, Health + Wellness Director, 516.484.1545 ext. 109,

Bill Leonello, Head Personal Trainer, 516.484.1545 ext. 153,

Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139

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