Thank you for your interest in Live Long – Live Strong (LLLS)!
While physical fitness is important to everyone, as you age, regular exercise becomes more important for your body and mind. The comprehensive wellness program funded by the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services “Live Long Live Strong” offers residents of Atlantic County the opportunity to do just that. Throughout the program participants explore a variety of exercises and lectures that provide the building blocks for healthy living.
The four main building blocks of fitness include cardiovascular exercise, functional strength training, flexibility, and balance. Each works with the other to prevent loss of bone mass and improve endurance, independence and capability in daily activities.
Live Long Live Strong brings each of these components together twice a week for nine consecutive weeks. The program is designed to help participants develop good health habits that are associated with a longer, healthier, and happier life. Each session focuses on one or more building blocks described above, along with nutritional guidance and a supportive group setting. The program is facilitated by Bernadette Ritzel Poyas, certified Personal Trainer and Life Wellness Coach. Over 125 people participated in the 2013 programs. Previous participants exhibit increased energy and fitness levels, significant weight loss and positive lifestyle changes. In addition to weekly sessions, participants have access during the nine-week program to the fitness center at the Katz JCC in Margate, which offers over 85 weekly group fitness classes, access to the indoor pool and aquatic classes, and the opportunity to purchase personal training sessions.
The requirements to register for Live Long Live Strong are:
Age: 45 – 66
Resident of Atlantic County
Not employed by Atlantic County (County employees are not eligible)
Commitment to getting fit and attend classes twice weekly for 9 weeks
Most classes are held weeknights at the JCC in Margate, New Jersey. To learn more about Live Long Live Strong, or if interested in joining the Fall session starting on Monday, October 20, please visit www.jccatlantic.org/LiveLongLiveStrong and complete the participant enrollment form.
Please click the link below to complete the Participant Enrollment Form.
What to Bring
- Participant Enrollment Form, available at www.jccatlantic.org
- Clothing appropriate for fitness and running/walking shoes
- Water bottle and small hand towel
- Small notepad/paper and pen for notes
For additional information about the class schedule or curriculum, please contact – Bernadette Ritzel Poyas
Wellness Coordinator, LLLS Program Director
The Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center
501 N. Jerome Avenue
Margate, NJ 08402
(609) 822-1167 x144
(609) 822-9419 fax
The Live Long – Live Strong program is partially funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, through a grant by the Division of Intergenerational Services. Donations to the program are welcome, and will be used to enhance and expand existing services.