The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is holding a free, exhilarating, 75-minute Zumba-fest, for ages 12 and up, on Saturday, February 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m., featuring everything that makes Zumba the popular rage it is: exotic rhythms, high-energy Latin, international beats and easy-to-follow moves, where everyone in the community can take part in a one-of-a-kind, not-to-be-missed fitness party.
The event has been planned to treat participants to a night of fun, dance and the opportunity to meet others who share a similar passion. It will be led by a team of skilled, inspirational JCC Zumba instructors, including Louis Scriven, Evangelina Bishop, Hila Rivah and Jessica Walsh. Zumba is just one of more than 90 complimentary, drop-in group exercise classes that are offered each week to JCC members. Group fitness allows people to achieve their fitness goals with great company at all times of the day to suit different lifestyles. Programs are geared for all ages and all fitness and skill levels.
“In an effort to encourage people to engage in more healthful activities, we always look to feature a wide variety of fitness options,” says health and wellness director Roberto Santiago. “Zumba is one great option, because it not only provides great music and dance routines that are fun to learn, it is proven to help maintain cognitive skills. It’s also a great cardio workout, incorporating a series of higher and lower aerobic intervals throughout the session. Our goal is to help people find appealing workouts so they stay motivated. And that is why we offer free, ‘open to the community’ events several times a year, like our Zumba Fitness Party.”
The JCC has over 65,000 feet of dedicated wellness space, offering year-round health and wellness programs geared for the entire family, featuring all the latest in cardio, strength and exercise equipment, including a state-of-the-art dedicated Pilates apparatus training studio, cycling bikes with advanced Bluetooth technology, The Benjamin Bergen Youth Fitness Center (offering age-appropriate fitness equipment, training and drop-in exercise classes for 6-13 year olds), and a luxurious spa center offering massages, facials, waxing and more. This comprehensive, ultra-modern recreation facility is a place where members can enjoy individualized instruction, all the latest equipment, and a motivational staff that can assist people in achieving their fitness goals. There are also private family changing rooms and complimentary babysitting to members while they work out.
For more information on the Zumba event or other fitness programming at the JCC, please call Roberto Santiago at (201)408.1481 or email [email protected]. For more information on health and wellness at the JCC, visit the JCC website at www.jccotp.org, call (201)408.1448, or email join@jccotp. Facility tours and one-week guest passes available for the entire family.