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Wellness

We Keep You Moving!

The JCC in Squirrel Hill and the South Hills offer comprehensive fitness and wellness programming for older adults, including SilverSneakers® Fitness Programs, Silver&Fit®, Active&Fit®, Tivity Health® Prime Fitness and JCC classes designed specifically for older adults and taught by certified instructors.

JCC SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit® participants, along with members, also have access to the JCC’s comprehensive fitness facilities, indoor swimming pools, gymnasiums and general locker rooms.

AgeWell at the JCC featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about the importance of exercise for older adults 

This month, 8 is the magic number!

Whatever your age, regular physical activity helps you stay healthy!

For all of us, young and old, regular physical activity is the most important strategy for staying healthy!

  • Compared to being sedentary, moderate-intensity physical activity is associated with better immune function.
  • Likewise, regular physical activity is associated with lower levels of anxiety and perceived stress (which many of us are feeling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic).

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend 150-300 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity and 2 sessions per week of muscle strength training.

This month, 8 is the magic number!

Two classes per week will help you meet the moderate intensity physical activity and muscle strength training guidelines.

Anyone who takes 8 online JCC classes, works out at the JCC in person 8 times, or does a combination of both for 8 total sessions this month will be entered into a random drawing.

The prize will be some great Silver Sneaker and fitness gear to help you with your workouts.

View the JCC’s Virtual Online Fitness Schedule HERE

Come on into the JCC! View reopening FAQs HERE

Questions?
Squirrel Hill: Marsha Mullen – [email protected]
South Hills: Elaine Cappucci  – [email protected]

Take 2 classes a week online, or come into our fitness centers and work out. We promise you: You’ll feel better!

Health and Wellness Programs
PWR!MOVES: Parkinson’s Wellness and Recovery

PWR!Moves is an evidence- based exercise program geared toward people with Parkinson’s and designed to counteract its major symptoms, including tremors, rigidity, and in coordination, and to restore function and improve quality of life. This program is also effective for anyone without the disease who wants to be able to function better while doing everyday activities. Taught by Patricia Murphy, physical therapist and certified PWR!Moves instructor, the exercises performed in this class are the building blocks for everyday movement. You will learn how to use these functional exercises to target each symptom that interferes with your movements.

This class currently is being held online. View the full virtual class schedule HERE

Schedules
Contact Us

Squirrel Hill

Marsha Mullen: 412-339-5415

South Hills

Elaine Cappucci: 412-446-4773

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