Antoinette has over 30 years’ experience in the fitness industry. She started by teaching Step Aerobics at the age of eighteen. She is certified in Les Mills Body Pump, Spinning, TRX, Bender Ball, Pilates, Step Aerobics, Resist-A-Ball and PUMPIN’ Iron. Antoinette’s role as Group Exercise Coordinator at the JCC affords her the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of members who are at different levels in their fitness capabilities. When Antoinette is asked, “Why JCC group exercise?”, her response is, “The answer is simple. We have put together an amazing team of group exercise instructors who provide a wide array of group classes that will help you reach your fitness goals.” The JCC offers over 85 group fitness classes per week, including Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Meditation, PUMPIN’ Iron, Piloxing, Yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, Zumba, Aquasize classes, Step n’ Sculpt and so much more! Come see what the buzz is about! Allow our team of fitness instructors to take you to the next level in your fitness goals. Antoinette lives in Linwood with her husband and two children.
A longtime JCC member and former board member, Janet Grossman has been teaching yoga classes at the center since 1999. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Art Education and completed graduate work at Rutgers-Camden. She integrates her specific experiences in the creative arts into her yoga classes through movement, meditation, breathing and visualization. In addition to her certifications in yoga and Pilates, Janet has trained extensively in Vinyasa, Sivananda, Kudalini and Juvamukti tradition among others at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. She has also completed advanced training in meditation with Richard Miller at Kripalu. Janet’s focus as a yoga teacher is to help students enhance mindfulness and understanding from the inside out. Janet is a marathon runner who lives with her Ken in Margate. They are the proud parents of three grown children and grandparents to a beautiful granddaughter.
Lisa is an aqua fitness instructor with the JCC. She began her fitness career over 30-years ago. Lisa is nationally certified in fitness and massage by the NCBTMB and holds AAAI-ISMA and AFFA certifications in aqua fitness, group exercise and personal training. She is also certified by the National Arthritis Foundation in water and land exercises and licensed by the NJ State Nursing board. Lisa feels that the JCC is about great people, having fun and enjoying life. Lisa considers herself very lucky to work with such a wonderful group of people. Lisa is an identical twin. She lives in Margate with her family.
Lisa Gottlieb is a NJ State certified Medical Technician who has been in the fitness industry for 30 years. She has an extensive choreography and dance background.
As a certified personal trainer, aerobics instructor, step instructor, and owner of her own weight loss company, Lisa has enjoyed helping people be at their best for most of her life. She brings her love and knowledge of dance to her calorie burning, safe and fun Zumba classes and body sculpting cardio classes.
Mary Ann Mazur
Mary Ann fell in love with aerobics eighteen years ago. She is certified in AAAI/SMA. Mary Ann has been a group exercise instructor for the JCC for sixteen years. She currently teaches five senior classes and one total body workout class each week. She considers the JCC as her home and her students her extended family. “Everyone at Katz JCC is so caring and kind, how could I not love my job.” Mary Ann has six children and eighteen grandchildren. She is approaching her 57th anniversary with her high-school sweetheart and best friend Donald Mazur.
Being urged by a friend to get certified in Pilates twelve years ago started my journey as a fitness instructor. For the past decade, I have been instructing Pilates, Yoga, Yogalites, Spin and Piloxing, allowing me to meet incredible people and make lifelong friendships. My goal is to stay active. I enjoy kettlebells, running, am an avid Equestrian and love to do anything creative.
Twenty-five years ago, I met my husband Steve at the JCC – yet another reason why the JCC is near and dear to me. We were lucky enough to have our children Taylor and Max start their education at the JCC Early Childhood Education Center.
The JCC isn’t just a workout facility for me… it is my second home with a beautiful extended family.
Steve Bouchard has been with the JCC for one year teaching bike classes. He has been taking indoor bike classes for ten years and has been teaching for seven. He holds certifications in Indoor Cycling from MadDog Fitness, Saris Power Fitness and the International Indoor Cycling Association.
Steve has been a local high school science teacher for the past 32 years and when he is not in the gym trying to fight getting old, he enjoys outdoor biking, skiing, reading great books and the beach. He is married and has two grown daughters. He lives for finding that right piece of music that will inspire members “to give that little bit more on the bike”.
Vanessa teaches Piloxing, Zumba, Aqua Zumba and Fitness Fusion at the JCC. Her certifications include AAAI/ISMA Personal and Aerobics, Reiki levels one and two, Zumba and Bender Barre. Vanessa’s goal in her classes is to make sure everyone moves and has fun while exercising. “I want to make sure the exercises are done correctly to prevent injury. My goal is to take the concept of exercise off the members’ minds and replace it with fun and enjoyable movement.” Vanessa encourages everyone to let it all go and leave it here at the JCC!