Popular lifting class at the JCC

August 15, 2014

What’s Happening

Classes begin Monday, Sept. 8

by Leslie Shroyer

Designed for those who want to get lean, toned and fit fast, BODYPUMP tm is on its way to the Simon Family JCC.

Members will have their choice of five classes offered weekly in the fitness center. The class, called “The original LES MILLS barbell class” will sculpt, tone and strengthen the entire body by using lighter weights at a higher rate of repetition to produce leaner muscles—faster. This intense training technique accelerates the heart rate at the same time.

“Focusing on low weightloads and high repetition movements, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning,” says the BODYPUMPtm promotional material. “It’s one of the fastest ways to get in shape, as it challenges all of your major muscle groups while you squat, press, lift and curl.” With “cutting edge choreography and chart topping music” changed up every third month, it should never get old or repetitive seeming.

JCC instructors spent a weekend of intense training to be able to deliver highly skilled instruction.

“BODYPUMP really is addictive,” says Sharon Giannelli, group exercise director. “You enjoy feeling so much stronger. It’s safe for any age, as you use weights of your choice. It really does get people into shape. The music, instructors and group effect are so motivating that everyone should come give it a try.”

The Simon Family JCC is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

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