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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 

Health and Wellness Programs
Walk With Ease Arthritis Foundation

This program promotes successful physical activity for people with arthritis, arthritis self-management and walking safely and comfortably. Walk with Ease encourages participants to continue their walking program and explore other exercise and self-management programs that deliver proven benefits for people with arthritis.
When: Each course is one hour, three times per week, for six consecutive weeks. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30 pm. Next session runs October 28-December 6, 2019,
Where: JCC track.

Walking Club

Meet new friends at the JCC track. Build endurance and have fun.
When: Mondays 12:30 pm.
Where: JCC track.

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.

When: Mondays and Thursdays 11 am. Next session runs September 9-October 17, 2019.
Where: Kaufman Dance Studio on Mondays, Levinson Hall on Thursdays.

Fee: $60

Pickleball

When: Tuesdays 11:30 to 1:30 advanced and higher level intermediate players.
Wednesdays 11:30 to 1:00 for beginners or players, who have never played, for an introduction to Pickleball. Learn scoring, terminology, and rules. We will also focus on basics; ground strokes serves, and returns. Intermediate players welcome.
Friday 10:30 to 12:30 open play for all!
Where: Kaufman Gym. Contact Alan Mallinger at 412-697-3545 or [email protected] for more details.

Tai Chi

Strengthen muscles, improve balance and promote relaxation with traditional Chinese exercise.
Instructor Hesheng Bao, PhD, founder and director of Win-Win Kung Fu Culture Center, grew up with Tai Chi and Kung Fu and has been practicing and teaching different styles of authentic traditional
Tai Chi for many years.
When:

  • Beginners – Wednesdays, 1:45-2:30 pm, $1 drop-in fee
  • Advanced – Wednesdays, 1-1:45 pm, July 10-September 11; $35/community

Where: Kaufman Dance Studio.
Please contact Marsha Mullen at 412-339-5415 or [email protected] 

Schedules
Contact Us

Squirrel Hill

Marsha Mullen: 412-339-5415

South Hills

Elaine Cappucci: 412-446-4773

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