I’m a creature of habit.
I get up at the same time every day, eat the same thing every day, wear the same colors every day, and go to bed at the same time every day.
One thing I am pretty good at is changing up my exercise routine.
I committed years ago to change up my routine quarterly, with the seasons. So here we are, the leaves are falling and the weather is clearly pointing toward winter, time to change it up.
As I stated earlier, I am a creature of habit so my natural “go to” for Fall, if times were normal, would be to jump back into my favorite JCC group exercise classes. While I will definitely do this, I now have another option I have begun to explore and am excited about.
While the JCC was closed I am so grateful to have had all my JCC instructors come into my home and lead me in “live” or “on demand” workouts. This was priceless to my physical and mental wellbeing.
I have been exploring the large “on demand” library available on the JCC Rockland app. While all my JCC instructors, Dana, Diva, Stephanie, etc, are on the app for me, I started taking the classes led by our Technogym Wellness Team instructors as well. Brooke, Jeni, and Gideon, to name a few, have given me great new exercise options. I am thrilled to report that I am loving having this addition to my health and fitness available.
Our Technogym Team offers a wide variety of classes and you can filter by how long you want to exercise. Say I only have 15 minutes but really want to get a strength workout in, BOOM, filter and there it is. Or maybe I have ¾ hour, I can do a JCC boot camp followed by 15 minute abs, Pilates or tabata burnout. I’m loving the versatility of this!
My advice, when getting to know our Technogym instructors, is to begin with the beginner options, get used to the moves and rhythms of each instructor, then build on your strong foundation.
Of course nothing replaces being in the JCC, working out with friends, and sharing the experience, but it’s great to have this alternative on those days you just can’t make it into the building. JCC Rockland, we are here for you in person and on demand. Explore and enjoy.
Photo credits Jacob Colucci