Wellness at the J

The wellness department is committed to supporting the growth of fitness, sports, aquatics programs such as Smart Start Fitness and Slimdown Challenge.

  January Membership Special
  JCC Free Day of Classes: January 10, 11AM-4PM
  Spotlight on Group Fitness
  Happy New Year! How to Accomplish Your Fitness Resolutions
  Healthy Recipe: Breakfast Muesli

January Membership Special
Save $75! Tell your family and friends -- join in January and there's no registration fee! Plus, all new members get a “Bring a Friend” card to bring a friend for free during their first 30 days of membership! Read more.
Free Day of Classes • January 10 • 11 AM-4 PM
Barre - Bootcamp - Cycling - HIIT - Strength - Cardio - Yoga - Dance - Swim Clinic - Pickleball - Fitness Assessments

Try out some of the JCC’s best group fitness classes with something new happening every 30 minutes. Click here for a full schedule. Have a friend interested in joining the JCC? This day is FREE for all, plus a one day only membership special: NO Registration Fee and NO Commitment! 
New Year, New You: Small Group Training
This 6-week program will help keep you motivated in the new year, regardless if your goals are to lose weight, meet new people, or just try something new. Come once or four times a week, the choice is yours!

Classes start January 11, so sign up today! For more details, contact Mariana at 512-735-8224.

Monday and Wednesday, 8-9 AM
Tuesday and Thursday, 11 AM-12 PM

Prices vary based on sessions purchased. More information and registration is available at the Welcome Desk.
Parents Jump Start Training Program
Are you an ECP or Kids Connection family? Have you been looking for help along your fitness journey? Then this is the deal for you! Your training will start with a consultation and fitness assessment performed by one of the JCC’s talented personal trainers, followed by three personal training sessions tailored to your personal goals.

3 Sessions: $135
3 “Buddy” Sessions (2 people): $162

Check out www.shalomaustin.org/personaltraining to choose a trainer, or contact Mariana at 512-735-8224 for more information. Sign up at the Welcome Desk!

*Sessions must be purchased AND used by January 31. 
Happy New Year!
Tips to Stick with Your Fitness Resolutions
Chances are, you’ve made at least one New Year’s resolution in your lifetime – and then broken it. The New Year brings new opportunities, so why is it so hard to stay with them? The problem could be as easy as how you are approaching your goals, specifically ones to better take care of yourself and get fit. Here are some tips to accomplish this year’s fitness resolutions:
     • Be Realistic. The easiest way to fall short of your goals is by setting them too high. You know how your body responds to change, so set a goal that you think is attainable. For example, if you set a goal to never eat your favorite food again, you are probably setting yourself up to fail. Try setting a goal to limit how much you eat it instead.
     • Outline Your Plan. If you are setting a fitness goal, try to create a process before you start. Know if you want to take a few extra classes, train for a 5K, or just change your diet. Whatever your goals are, make an outline to help you along your path to greatness!
     • Talk about it. One of the best ways to stay on track is to let people know what you are trying to do. Your friends and family will naturally give you confidence boosts when they see you working hard. They can also help you get back on track if you have one too many cookies.
     • Reward yourself. This doesn’t mean you can eat a whole box of chocolates if no one is watching. Trying to lose weight is a mental game as much as a physical one - don’t deprive yourself. Giving yourself a (small) treat you have a been craving will help produce serotonin, helping to keep you happy and on track.
     • Track your progress. If one of your goals is to run a 5K, record every workout you do to help you get there. This will help you know how much you have progressed, and each small accomplishment will help you stay motivated.
     • Don’t beat yourself up. Setting and meeting goals of any nature can be hard! If you do slip, try to not stress about it - the extra stress will only set you back further. Accept it and try to do better the next day. 
     • Stick to it. Did you know it takes 21 days to form a habit? That can range anywhere from making the bed when you wake up, to eating less chocolate in the afternoons, to settling in to a workout routine. Give yourself time to let your body adjust to any changes you’re making.
     • Keep trying. So you wanted to lose 20 pounds by March, but you only lost 12. That is still a victory! You were on the road to success and so close to meeting your goals. If you don’t meet your original goal, try to set a new goal for a shorter period of time. Each small victory will help you to stay motivated in the long run.

Healthy Recipe: Breakfast Muesli
• 3 cups banana yogurt
• 1 cup rolled oats
• 1 pint blueberries

1. Mix yogurt with oats and refrigerate overnight.
2. In the morning, serve bowls of yogurt and oats topped with fresh blueberries. (You can also mix it fresh in the morning, but the oats will be softer if they are refrigerated overnight).
3. Enjoy!

Don’t like banana yogurt? Don’t like blueberries? Substitute your preferred yogurt (go low-fat for an even healthier alternative!) and berries to make it your next favorite breakfast.