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Jewish Community Center

Adult Fitness Programs

Mindfulness & Meditation

Adults. This course is designed to inform participants of the purpose, methods and benefits of mindfulness and meditative practices. Sessions may involve breathing practice, mental imagery, awareness of body and mind, and/or muscle and body relaxation. You will be taught to pay more attention to whatever you are experiencing in the here and now, and how your body is reacting. This may include your emotions, thoughts and other sensations. We’ll provide you with just enough for your mind to focus on so it can quiet down and avoid the distractions of the daily enduring chatter. Benefits, some long-term, may include:

  • lowering levels of stress and anxiety
  • improve your attention
  • better sleep patterns
  • making progress towards longer-term goals
  • reduce or remove temporary negative feelings
  • manage chronic pain
  • and more

Participants will be encouraged to take the teachings and apply them to their own practices, with the goal of each individual to develop a daily practice. Ultimately, this can enhance a greater sense of personal peace and a better understanding of our daily lives. Instructor is personal trainer John Slay.

Join on Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 368 554 029
Password: 456098

Contact: Bernie Suddarth, 314.442.3452
Tuesdays, ongoing, 6-7pm


BrainSavers® Brain+Body Total Fitness Class

A program from Oasis. If you are concerned about the impact that Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related memory impairment could have on the quality of life for you or a loved one, you’ll want to know more about the BrainSavers® Brain+Body Total Fitness Program. It’s more than an exercise class. It’s a program designed to help participants transition to a brain-healthy lifestyle that encompasses six principles of brain health:

  • cognitive fitness
  • physical fitness
  • nutrition
  • quality sleep
  • stress management
  • social engagement

Reduce the impact of age-related memory impairment and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and many other memory disorders by adopting a realistic program of regular mental and physical exercises and a brain-healthy diet. BrainSavers® offers a comprehensive solution for total brain health to become the best versions of yourself both physically and mentally, incorporating physical exercise, nutrition, cognitive exercise, sleep, socialization and stress management. Our J instructors have been specially certified specifically for the BrainSavers program.

Contact: Priscilla Westbrooks, 314.442.3210
Register through Oasis: 314.862.4859 ext. 24

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Mondays & Wednesdays (ongoing through March)
1:30-2:30pm

$96/session (8 classes)
We encourage you to experience this class, so your first class is free!


Mobility Express: Flexibility Training

Mobility and flexibility is a critical component of physical performance and is equally important for your overall health. Simply “stretching” may not be enough or as effective as the techniques trainers can offer. In a series of 15-minute sessions, our trainers employ a variety of partner-assisted stretching and foam rolling techniques to maximize your results.

Benefits may include:

  • Reduced arthritic symptoms
  • Improved physical performance
  • Improved posture and range of motion
  • Decreased deterioration of joints
  • Reduced risk of pain (low back, joints, muscles)
  • Improved muscle coordination and overall movement

Express Mobility is purchased in bundles of four, 15-minute sessions.
$60 (package of 4 sessions)

Contact:

Jason Davis, 314-442-3176 (Creve Coeur/SFC)
Andy Hayes, 314-442-3147 (Chesterfield/Fox)