The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater has named Jessica Kichura as Fitness Director at the JCC’s JFit Club, it was announced by Laura Friedman, JCC Executive Director. Ms. Kichura replaces Joy McIntyre who relocated out of the area. In addition to Ms. Kichura, the JFit Club senior fitness team includes Assistant Fitness Director Aviv Wagner and Assistant Fitness Director Elisa Bowser (recently promoted from Fitness Manager).
In making the announcement, Ms. Friedman stated, “We are fortunate to have this exceptional leadership team at JFit Club. Jessica, Aviv and Elisa are passionate about the role they play in enhancing the lives of our members and working with them in maintaining their health and wellness. Our mission is to provide our members and the community the most current equipment and innovative programs in health and wellness. Furthermore, during Covid, we maintain a full schedule of virtual fitness options, including group fitness classes and personal training, for those members who prefer to workout out at home.”
Ms. Kichura first joined the JCC in 2012 as a fitness instructor and was later promoted to Fitness Manager in 2018. As a team, they are certified in Personal Training, Sport/Fitness Nutrition, Health Coaching, LesMills, and additional Group Fitness Programming.
In accepting her new role, Ms. Kichura states, “JFit is committed to enhancing our member’s quality of life. We are centered on the whole-health and well-being of our community”. Using the motto, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can”, Ms. Kichura’s goal is for the JFit Club brand, and all that it offers, to be recognized throughout the community as the premiere fitness facility in the area. Ms. Kichura is excited to work closely with the dedicated JCC staff, members, and the community to provide an exceptional, high-quality experience at JFit Club through three key elements: innovative and personalized exercise programs and group fitness classes; foster social connection among members to build a family through fitness; and a professional staff to support and inspire.
The JFit Club facilities, which span over 7,500 square feet, include a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, Cardio Theater, Strength and Conditioning Studio, Group Fitness Studio, Spin Studio, Gymnasium, two salt-based filtration pools and Indoor and Outdoor Functional Training areas. The JFit Club offers over 65 weekly indoor, outdoor and virtual classes, as well as, Personal Training (indoor, outdoor and virtual). Group Fitness classes include: LesMills, Zumba, Yoga, Spin and Water Fitness. Sports such as Basketball and Pickleball are available in the Gymnasium. JFitClub membership is not required to participate in Group Fitness classes or sports offerings. (Ala carte pricing applies.)
The JCC is currently waiving the Joiner Fee on new JFit Club memberships through November 29, representing savings of up to $150 (some restrictions apply). To schedule a personal tour, contact Sarah Pollak, JCC Membership Director at 908-443-9015 or Spollak@ssbjcc.org. For additional information please visit ssbjcc.org.