Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

(703) 323-0880

Contacts for Health, Fitness, and Aquatics

HFA Director
Paula Cole

Aquatics Director and HFA Associate Director
Teodora Albu

Fitness Director
Matthew Alvin

Sports and Wellness Director
Elin Kanchev

Exercise and Wellness Coordinator
Keri Drugan

Wellness Assistant
Petya Ivanova

Upcoming Events

Hazon 2013 Cross-USA Ride!

JCCNV Cycle Club joined in.


Time to register
your infants,
toddlers, preschoolers,
and school-age kids!

J Camps

2015-2016 Early Childhood Learning Center


Summer Camps

Training Testimonials

“I don’t know if it was “the luck of the draw,” “providential,” or whatever, but I feel so fortunate to have Cindy Rosen assigned as my personal trainer at the JCCNV.  I am new to the Fitness Center and have not worked with a trainer before so I had a bit of trepidation about what it would be like.  Cindy is great!  Not only do I feel confident that she is extremely competent and “knows her stuff,” but I know that I can trust her to be aware of my limitations and that she will always find a way to work with me to achieve the desired results.  I especially like how she varies our workouts using either my own body weight or the equipment in the fitness room.  Her instructions on practical ways I can do things at home give me the assurance I can continue to do workouts on my own.  An added benefit to working with Cindy is her friendly personality.  It has been pleasure to get to know Cindy as a person!”
-Bev Laub, 70

“After I retired from twenty-four years of teaching high school English, I wanted to try something that seemed entirely different. I was tired of grading endless essays and trying mightily to extract opinionated literary analyses from tentative students.  Never having been much of an athlete, I began working out with a Personal Trainer at the JCCNV, an endeavor that easily made me the reluctant student. Now, almost four years later, my trainer ignores my whining as I lift heavier weights and speed up a circuit of jumping jacks, walking lunges and push-ups. I am proud of my ability to engage in more aspects of core workouts than I ever thought possible. Concentrating on strengthening my body and increasing my flexibility has become as invigorating as discussing the finer points of a novel.”
-Linda, 69

“For the past two years I have been working with a JCCNV personal trainer to improve my upper body strength and my core flexibility.   My trainer has been attentive and professional in assisting me in achieving my goals.  My upper body strength, as evidenced by my ability to lift dead weights, has increased 30% in the last two years.  My flexibility has shown a marked increase as indicated by my ability to stretch pain free. Of special importance to the success of my training has been my trainer's inventiveness in designing new exercise routines that have been instrumental in my achieving my training goals.”
-Tex, 73   

“Training has been the best way to start my day. The workouts are challenging and fun - the trainer is creative in finding new ways to strengthen my body. It's amazing how much we accomplish in an hour.  I love it!
-Ellen, 49

“I love exercising with Kasha, a trainer at the JCCNV. After 2.5 years of training together, we have become great friends!  Knowing I have a weekly appointment to see her provides me with the motivation to put in the gym-time by myself. I know that if I don’t work out on days without her, I won’t be able to keep up with the workout she has planned for me at our next meeting. She sets reasonable goals that motivate me to work my hardest and it is rewarding to reach those goals. Having worked out with Kasha throughout pregnancy with my second child,  I believe that keeping in shape made my delivery easier and less painful, AND I’ve had an easier time fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans!”

“For a long time I had been looking for someone to help me with my swimming.  I decided to register for PT specifically because of Kasha’s background with training swimmers and triathletes.  She was instantly able to look at my stroke and hone in on the areas that needed work.  After our very 1st session she gave me concrete instruction and also followed up in an email with what I should be working on individually to improve.  She is always encouraging and enthusiastic, and she really makes me feel at ease.  Working with Kasha has been extremely beneficial and I’ve noticed great improvements to my swim technique as well as my confidence in the water.   I am faster and more efficient with every stroke and I know with Kasha’s continued guidance my swimming will continue to improve!”
-Ilana G.