New KIDZ FIT Group Exercise Classes Offered to Ages 6 to 16 at the Katz JCC
Beginning October 13
MARGATE – The Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Fitness Department has added a new KIDZ FIT group exercise program targeting children ages six to 16 beginning Monday, October 13 at the Katz JCC Fitness Facility, 501 N. Jerome Avenue in Margate.
Expanding the group exercise fitness program to meet the needs of area residents is one of the main goals for continually improving the Katz JCC Fitness Facility for Group Exercise Coordinator Antoinette Wood.
“We saw this as a need in our area and we have been working to develop a kid’s exercise program to bring fitness options for children ages six to 16 aside from the traditional route of sports,” Wood said. “We believe we have developed a schedule that will bring the best of what we offer and provide a workout for the mind as well as the body improving upon not only physical fitness but confidence and self-esteem as well.
The schedule includes classes in KIDZ Boxing on Monday, KIDZ Tabata on Wednesday, Speed and Agility Training on Tuesday and Thursday and Weight Room Circuit Training on Friday.
All classes are from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
The KIDZ Boxing class is designed for children ages six to nine and includes a cardio workout with strength and flexibility exercises where endurance and gross motor skills will be increased through a series of exciting and dynamic activities.
The KIDZ Tabata class is designed for children ages eight to 14 and will introduce High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) using the 20-10 microburst training method.
The Speed and Agility Training class is designed for children ages eight to 14 and provides the ability to move quickly and change directions while maintaining control and balance. Good agility requires a combination of speed, balance, power and coordination and can assist any child with his or her goals in sports such as tennis, lacrosse, football, soccer, field hockey, crew, swimming, video gaming, just to name a few.
The Weight Room Circuit Training class is designed for children ages 11 to 16 and will teach the basics of using the weights in the fitness area. It will allow the children to become comfortable, confident and strong in the gym environment. Small groups of children will be assigned to our personal training fitness staff.
All classes are included with JCC Family and Teen/Student memberships.
Non JCC members are encouraged to attend with a free-class trial.
For more information on the KIDZ FIT group exercise program at the Katz JCC Fitness Facility, contact Antoinette Wood at 609-822-1167 Ext. 116 or visit jccatlantic.org.
The mission of the Milton & Betty Katz JCC of Atlantic County is to foster an appreciation of Jewish identity, values and culture, to promote health, education and welfare of our members, to strengthen Jewish family life, to build a sense of community and ensure Jewish continuity for our children, our children’s children and ourselves.