Joining a community center is the third-best way to make a difference in the neighborhood, after installing more mailboxes and vowing to stop stealing mailboxes to read their juicy contents. Get involved with today’s Groupon to Arthur M. Glick JCC. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get a 5-visit punch card (a $40 value).
- For $30, you get a 10-visit punch card (a $75 value).<p>
The JCC strengthens bodies and communal bonds with a 70,000-square-foot facility full of health and fitness activities. The all-inclusive membership passes allow athletes to lap a three-lane indoor track and practice strokes in a 25-yard indoor pool. Members also strengthen muscles at the center’s gym by lifting free weights, running on cardio machines, or lifting the cardio machines while running from a trained bear. Group fitness classes let social exercisers limber up in diverse disciplines including free yoga classes, BodyPump, core conditioning, Pilates water classes, and mat Pilates, which challenges intermediate stretchers to tone the entire body with aligning movements and rhythmic breathing. The JCC also hosts cardio and strength-training sessions as well as classes that gently challenge baby boomers while offering each a chair for seated, standing, or levitation support. Check the gym’s schedule for class times.
Groupon holders hooked on health seeking at the JCC may opt to upgrade to a full-time membership at any time during their 60-day trial, and the JCC will waive the standard $300 enrollment fee. Official membership also includes two half-hour personal training sessions (a $56 value) for two adults or four children stacked inside two trench coats.
Arthur M. Glick JCC
For the past 50 years, people of all ages, faiths, and cultural backgrounds have gathered at the Arthur M. Glick JCC for attractions ranging from book festivals to a seasonal water park. Inside its 20,000-square-foot fitness center, visitors can break a sweat in the aerobics studio—with a spring floor that cushions joints—or swim laps in the six-lane competitive pool. During group workouts, athletes relieve stress with yoga poses, tone their physiques with boot camps, or practice Zumba moves to use with their up-and-coming boy band.
Through the JCC's educational programs, visitors can make their brains as well-toned as their bodies. Members cultivate their creative side with film screenings, art exhibits, and shows from celebrated performers. Alternatively, adult education classes can impart expertise on topics such as social media, cooking, calligraphy, and music. During the summer months, kids can learn and play at the JCC's camps, and adults can build their environmental expertise in the community garden, rather than by donning a tree costume in an effort to understand life on the other side.