Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    5:30am - 6:00pm
  • Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    5:30am - 4:15pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 5:36pm
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Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    5:30am - 6:00pm
  • Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    5:30am - 4:15pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 5:36pm

Fitness, Wellness & Sports

Meet Our Trainers

Choose the personal trainer that's just right for you!
The JCC employs men and women with a variety of backgrounds at both locations. To help find the right fit for you, call our Personal Training Supervisors.

Raychel Setless

Director of Fitness, Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
Raychel joined the JCC team in Fall 2015 and serves as the Director of Fitness at our Owings Mills location.  Raychel’s responsibilities include supervising personal training, small group training, specialty classes, fitness center operations, and collaboration on fitness and agency wide events. Raychel is an NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer, Youth Fitness Specialist, Certified K-12 Physical Education and Health Teacher,  Group Fitness Instructor, and holds a B.S. in Physical Education and Health in addition to an M.Ed. in Athletic Administration and Physical Education. In pre-school, Raychel learned to swim at the J with her triplet brother and sister. A true “J kid,” of the J and of Jersey, Raychel is also a huge NY Jets fan.

Denard Smith

Fitness Supervisor and Personal Training Coordinator, Park Heights JCC
Denard joined the J’s Fitness Center Staff in June of 2008. Denard supervises the Weinberg Park Heights JCC’s Fitness Center, fitness center staff and personal trainers, and manages the Center’s operations. A Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a Concentration in Recreation and Parks Management, Denard also holds his AFAA and ISSA Personal Trainer certifications. Denard’s hobbies include “anything involving sports — the more physical, the better.” A semi-professional football player since 2004, Denard loves cinema, playing video games, and being with family and friends.

Questions? Contact:
Owings Mills: Raychel Setless | 410.356.5200 |
Park Heights: Denard Smith | 410.500.5921 |

Training available in both locations *

Park Heights

Bruce Raffel

Star Diamond Beach Body Coach and Certified P90X Instructor

Helps clients lose inches, improve fitness level, increase lean body mass and reduce health risks.

Chana Selig

CE Certified Personal Trainer; Associates Degree in Health and Fitness from CCBC; B.S. in Exercise Science from Towson University

Currently an exercise and physical education teacher, Chana is also a yoga and group fitness practitioner, who specializes in working with children and adolescents.

Mani Plater

Fitour Certified Personal Trainer with expertise in healthy weight loss, muscle toning, strength training, conditioning, and body building

Experience teaching junior fitness programs, and numerous other teen and adult- oriented fitness clinics.  


Yaakov Bar Am

Certified from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer, Team Beachbody Coach

Specializes in working with men and women over 40.


Avi Finkelstein

AFAA-Personal Trainer (pending)

Teaches and runs sports clinics, coaches Table Tennis and children’s basketball.

Michelle Mannes Mandell

NSPA Personal Trainer, CPR Certified Weight Management Specialist

Experience in training Spinal Stabilization and PNF Stretching. Expertise on core and balance and how it relates to functional training.

Denny Newborn

AFPA Personal Trainer Certified, A.A. Applied Exercise Science, B.S. Kinesiology/Physical Education

Focus on correct form and posture for all ages and fitness levels. Experience training with post-rehab, individuals with special needs, and for 5k or half marathons.

Ofek Ovadia

FiTour certified

Experience in strength training.

Chana Volosov

ACE Certificate Personal Trainer from The Community College of Baltimore County, Schwinn Certified Cycling Instructor, Les Mills Certified BodyVive Instructor.

A personal trainer since 2012 as well as a Cycling and BodyVive instructor, Chana enjoys training a wide variety of people of all ages.

Owings Mills

Alek Groopman

ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, ACE-Certified Group Trainer, Certified Shockwave Coach

Low to High Intensity Interval Training, Sports Athletics Training, Lifestyle and Nutrition Balance.

Larissa Unger

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor also certified instructor for Pilates Mat and Schwinn Cycling

Voted one of The Baltimore Sun’s Top Fitness Leaders in Baltimore. Specializes in weight loss, post-natal fitness, teenage fitness, and bridal shape up.

Emily Goren

AAAI/ISMA Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Total Body Strength. Certified Older Adult Fitness Specialist, Drums Alive instructor , Licensed Shockwave Coach

Weight loss management, postural improvement, sports conditioning, and resistance training to increase bone strength.

Jill Cohen

NCSF Certified Personal Trainer

Deploys comprehensive approach to both power and endurance training.

Harold Harris

NSPA Certified Personal Trainer. Fitness trainer as well as Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

Specializes in one-on-one and small group training for all ages and Boot Camp.


Yaakov Bar Am

Certified from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer, Team Beachbody Coach

Specializes in working with men and women over 40.


Ann Berey

AFPA Certified Personal Trainer; Also certified Reebok and Schwinn Cycle Instructor

Specializes in working with clients who desire a fat burning routine.

David Van Dinter

ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Schwinn Cycle Instructor

Specializes in endurance athletics, multisport athletics and weight loss.

Amy Schwartz

AFAA certified Personal Trainer, AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor. Certified Les Mills in six formats: BODYPUMP, BODYSTEP, BODYFLOW, BODYCOMBAT, BODYVIVE, and Born To Move

Group Cycling certified through Schwinn Indoor Cycling and Cycle Reebok. Specialty certifications in SHOCKWAVE, TriggerPoint SMRT-Core, and youth fitness as well. Actively working as a fitness professional since 1986.

Karyl Rosen

NSPA Personal Trainer Certified, ACE Gold Certified Group Fitness Instructor Drums Alive Certified Instructor, Matt Pilates Certified Instructor

Focuses on strength training, core stability, balance, weight loss and functional training post-rehabilitation for seniors.

Bernie Bondroff

AAAI/ISMA Certified Personal Trainer. Masters of Ed. in Guidance and Counseling, and a Bachelors of Ed. in Counseling and Human Development

Focuses on strength and endurance training for all ages.

Blake Piesto

NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer, Adapted Fitness Specialist

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