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Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
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Shabbat Candle Lighting: 7:31pm

JCC Blog

Tag: Fitness

Feb24
by admin

Women and Heart Disease

With tips from Dr. Ali Tabrizchi and Lisa Sawyer 

Did you know that more women die from heart disease than from all forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s and lower respiratory disease combined? On February 3, 2016, Dr. Ali Tabrizchi, interventional cardiologist from LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute gave a presentation about how heart disease affects women and how their symptoms and risk are different from men at our well attended “Go Red for Women – A Ladies Night Out” event.

Risk Factors
Dr. Tabrizchi discussed ways to modify your risk for developing heart disease.  There are two risk factors you cannot control: your age and your family...

Jan29

Make Your Next Shoveling Adventure a Safe Workout!

Did you know a 145lb. person can burn 400 calories during just one hour of shoveling? Shoveling can be an excellent workout, but also a quick route to injury if you are not careful and don’t use proper shoveling techniques.

Here are my tips to prevent injury and get the most out of shoveling:

  1. Warm-up and stretch! You wouldn't skip this step at the gym, so don't do it now!
  2. Equipment — Make sure your shovel is long enough so you don't have to bend over too much. It’s not a good idea to borrow a kid-size shovel if you aren't a kid! Curved or adjustable handles are great.
  3. Start off slow — Even after stretching and warming up, it is still a great idea to ease into your shoveling workout.
  4. Alternate pushing and lifting; think of them as "sets". Do a set of 5-10 using the shovel to push the snow,...
Jan03

Getting Personal About Personal Training

Along with health insurance and regular doctor visits, personal training can be one of the best investments you can make in your health. Personal trainers can help you reach your fitness goals efficiently and safely. They can also be the uplifting source of motivation you need to hold you accountable for working out. 

Still, many are hesitant to take the step and hire a personal trainer.  And even once they do, how can they be sure they are getting the most out of their sessions?  Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about personal training.

I’ve thought about getting a personal trainer, but I get really intimidated by the “drill sergeant” personal trainers.  Are there other types of trainers?
At the J, we have over 20 personal trainers on our staff with a wide variety of personalities, training styles,...

Jan01
by Anonymous

10 Tips to Kick off a Healthy New Year

Brought to you by some the J’s very own wellness experts.

Amy Scwartz’s Tips

  • Set Short-Term, Realistic Goals. Short-term goals are easier to keep, and each small accomplishment will help keep you motivated. Instead of focusing on losing 30 pounds, focus on losing the first five.
  • Track Your Progress. Keep a food journal to help you stay on track, and reward yourself for each five pounds lost.
  • Don’t Beat Yourself Up. Obsessing over the occasional slip won’t help you achieve your goal. Do the best you can each day, and take one day at a time.

Raychel Setless’s Tips

  • Try Something New. Spice up your fitness schedule by adding something new into the mix.  Maybe this is an outdoor winter sport, a new group fitness class, adding a new piece of equipment into...