Blog of the Barshop JCC

Good to Your Guf: Just You & The Bike

Sports & Fitness Staff on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Here are 5 incredible benefits happening to your body while you pedal away:

  1. Cardiovascular: ACSM (American Council of Sports Medicine) recommends that healthy adults aged 18-65 years old should participate in aerobic physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes, 5 days per week or vigorous intensity, aerobic activity for a minimum of 20 minutes, 3 days per week.

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Good to Your Guf: PowerHouse: It's what you're missing in your workout

Chris Rhoades, JCC Fitness Instructor on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Why are we so enamored with our core? We might think of it superficially (sculpted six-pack or soft), or how it feels after you eat (firm or bloated). The muscles of your core (trunk) support your organs (better digestion and breathing for example), as well as create a higher-functioning lifestyle. 

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Good to Your Guf: What is L.E.A.N.?

Brenda Morgan, Fitness & Nutrition Instructor on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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An Answer to the Health Care Crisis Your body makes its own medicine. When you eat a whole-food, plant-based diet and exercise regularly, you are creating an environment that allows your endothelium to maintain and repair your body naturally.

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Men's 3.5 USTA Tennis League Takes Dallas by Storm

Rodney Munoz on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 12:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Texas Sectionals - Adult 18 & Over 3.0 - 3.5 Strongest Teams by Championship Event and Flights Texas Section Championships for 18 & Over, 3.0 and 3.5 takes place ...

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Be Good to Your Guf: Top 10 Reasons to Try Yoga

Sports & Fitness Staff on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Originating in India thousands of years ago, yoga has become an increasingly popular form of exercise and stress reduction. The word yoga means to yoke or unite, which refers to the practice of using the mind and body together to achieve balance, flexibility and strength.

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Be Good to Your Guf: How to Exercise Safely

Sports & Fitness Staff on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Your fitness level depends on getting regular exercise, but how you approach an exercise program will determine whether it enhances your well-being or actually causes a problem - the exact opposite of your intention.

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Be Good to Your Guf: Nia

Brenda Morgan, JCC Nia Instructor on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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IT’S TIME TO TRY SOMETHING NEW! It’s time to exercise in an exciting and motivating class that will get your heart pumping, all of your muscles strengthened, and allow you to connect to the joy of movement. Nia is a fun fitness class in which you are encouraged to move and play in your body’s way – all in a nurturing environment. 

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Be Good to Your Guf: Cardio Fitness Blast

Audrey Koch, Group Exercise Instructor on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 10:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Cardio Fitness Blast! is a newly designed class at the JCC incorporating three very important workout techniques in one session: Cardiovascular Endurance Fitness/Resistance Training, and Interval Training.

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Be Good to Your Guf: Top Ten Reasons to Return to Indoor Cycling This Fall

Cesar De La Canal, Cycling Instructor on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Looking for a reason to sign up for one of the JCC's Cycling classes? We'll give you TEN! What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments!

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Be Good to Your Guf: POUND®

Jackie Shepherd, POUND® Fitness Instructor on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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POUND® - is it for you? YES, IT IS! Let me tell you all about it.

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Be Good to Your Guf: Make a Splash at the J!

Sports & Fitness Staff on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 12:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Summer has arrived in Texas and with that comes fun in the pool. The benefits of aquatic physical fitness for both adults and children are many.

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Be Good To Your Guf: Why Yoga?

Layla Rauch, JCC Fitness Instructor on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Born in India thousands of years ago, Yoga offers a long and impressive list of benefits for body, mind and soul.

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Be Good to Your Guf: Healthy Hydration

Gretchen Hokenson, Group Exercise Coordinator on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Our South Texas summer temperatures and humidity are coming soon. When the heat hits, hydration becomes even more important.

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Live Up to Your Resolutions in 2015!

Allison Newsom, Marketing & Sales Coordinator on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Every year, we resolve to be better the next year. Better at singing, better at writing, better at communicating, better at eating healthy, better at working out. We promise to start taking new classes - art, music, fitness. We vow to read more books - perhaps by joining a book club. 

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Thanksgiving Thoughts from YOUR JCC Fitness Instructors

JCC Group Exercise Instructors on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Thanksgiving only comes once a year, so there's no reason to let it sabotage everything you have worked hard to achieve. Most people gain at least one pound over Thanksgiving, some more, and then the cycle continues - it's New Year's Eve and you're vowing to amp up your fitness center attendance and to not let it happen again next year. Instead of getting in this never-ending rut once again, here are a few tips from YOUR JCC's Group Exercise instructors to take with you over the holidays!

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Your Tranquility Begins Here

Roberta Varela-Hein, Fitness Instructor on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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“Physical activity is like a tranquilizer…” thoughts passed to me by Dr. Habib Nathan. We were discussing recent information on exercise from the AMA. OH YES! We can all use a little tranquility since stress will occur. Being physically active is great for mental, physical, and emotional health. There are so many opportunities at the J. Just get up, get out, and get going.

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Body Back® - Meredith's Story

Meredith, Body Back® Participant on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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I completed two sessions of Body Back® and believe it is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I was an athletic youth and in-shape twenty-something, but pregnancy and babies put me in a place where I did not make time to take care of myself. With my first pregnancy, I gained 70 pounds and with the busy schedule and uncertainty of a first-time mom, I was overwhelmed and depressed.

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Body Back® - DJ's Story

DJ, Body Back® Participant on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Why did I choose The Mama Wants Her “Body Back” program? As a former collegiate athlete and mom of two young children, I knew there were four essential things that I needed in order to be successful with my weight loss efforts/lifestyle changes that the program offered: 

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