JCCNV Wellness Workshop Series
The JCCNV Sports, Fitness & Aquatics staff hosts monthly wellness programs and information sessions designed to engage, educate and motivate members to adopt healthier lifestyles. Each month features a different program, event, or publication that will shed light on an aspect of social, emotional, occupational, physical, intellectual, environmental or spiritual wellness.
Join our JCCNV Personal Trainers for quarterly health and fitness workshops. The trainers will demonstrate exercises, explain the benefits of certain programs, and be available to answer any questions you may have about your wellness needs. Workshops are free for all members.
If you’d like to see a workshop on a topic that interests you please contact Sports and Wellness Director, Allison Colman.
Hip/Knee Replacement Workshop
Thursday, September 11, 11:30am–12:30pm
Led by Lorraine Fischer, Licensed Physical Therapist.
Have you recently had a joint replacement or are you a candidate for one? Join Lorraine Fischer, member and physical therapist, as she presents an overview of joint replacement — focusing on the knees and hips. Lorraine will discuss why to undergo a joint replacement, when to have one, how to prepare the body for surgery, and choices for rehabilitation after surgery.
*This workshop is geared toward people thinking about having surgery or those that have had knee or hip replacement and are looking for post-rehab options to maintain and increase their fitness level.
Lorraine Fischer is a Licensed Physical Therapist and a member of the JCCNV community. Specializing in adult rehabilitation, she has worked at The Virginian since 2006 and obtained her degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Exercise & Dietary Recommendations for Osteoporosis
Thursday, October 30, 11:30am–12:30pm
Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, which can lead to an increased risk of fractures. Osteoporosis is a major health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans. In the US, 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease — out of that number, 8 million are women. In this workshop, learn what the current exercise and dietary recommendations are to help prevent the onset of osteoporosis and maintain bone strength.
How to Keep your Workouts Interesting
Thursday, November 20, 11:30am–12:30pm
“Another week…another run on the treadmill…this is getting old fast!” If this sounds like you, this workshop is perfect for you! Break out of your same old exercise routine and learn some simple tricks to keep you work outs interesting, challenging, and results driven!
Alleviate Stress and Move Through Life! Stretching & Breathing Techniques
On Thursday, May 29, Keri Drugan, JCCNV Exercise & Wellness Coordinator, taught participants stretches and breathing techniques that can be incorporated into daily living for greater flexibility, improved range of motion, and stress and pain reduction. The group practiced a series of exercises for every major muscle group that can be performed anywhere without equipment!
Exercise for Arthritis
On Wednesday, March 19th the SFA Department hosted a Wellness Workshop on Exercise for Arthritis. Paula Cole, SFA Director and Allison Colman, Sports & Wellness Director, explained why exercise is important when you suffer from Arthritis. This workshop focused on the different forms of arthritis, and taught members new ways to incorporate exercise into your daily living to help manage arthritic pain, increase range of motion and flexibility around the joints, and stay active.
Click here to download the power point presentation.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings
In partnership with the Chamberlain College of Nursing, the SFA department held free blood pressure screenings for JCCNV members in February, the American Heart Month. Approximately 60 members, guests and staff took advantage of the free screenings in an effort to be heart healthy.
Benefits of Foam Rolling & Kinesio Taping
On Friday, October 25th the SFA Department hosted a Wellness Workshop on The Benefits of Foam Rolling & Kinesio Taping. JCCNV Personal Trainer, Kasha Williamson, and Physical Therapist Judy Roenke presented at the well-attended workshop, explaining the science behind foam rolling and kinesio taping to reduce pain, inflammation, promote circulation, and improve muscular recovery.
Click here to download the Kinesio Taping power point presentation.
Click here to download the Foam Rolling power point presentation.
On Thursday, August 8th the JCCNV Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Department hosted their first Wellness Workshop focusing on Back Pain. Keri Drugan, Exercise & Wellness Coordinator and Dr. Ben Glasman from Breakthrough Chiropractic Care, gave an informative presentation on ways to control and alleviate back pain.
Click here to watch a clip of the workshop!