Contacts for Sports, Fitness, and Aquatics

SFA Director
Paula Cole
(703) 537-3049
Paula.Cole@jccnv.org

Aquatics Director and SFA Associate Director
Teodora Albu
(703) 537-3053
Teo.Albu@jccnv.org

Fitness Director
Matthew Alvin
(703) 537-3050
Matthew.Alvin@jccnv.org

Sports and Wellness Director
Allison Colman
(703) 537-3052
Allison.Colman@jccnv.org

Exercise and Wellness Coordinator
Keri Drugan
(703) 537-3028
Keri.Drugan@jccnv.org

Wellness Assistant
Petya Ivanova
(703) 537-3055
Petya.Ivanova@jccnv.org

Upcoming Events

Hazon 2013 Cross-USA Ride!

JCCNV Cycle Club joined in.

 

Join. Commit. Come Get Fit!

Group Exercise Classes!

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Summer Camps

Sports, Fitness, & Aquatics

Programs in the Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Department meet the needs of individuals of all ages and levels of ability. Click below to learn more.

About the Sports, Fitness, and Aquatics Department

The Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Department is partially underwritten by the following funds:
SFA Fund, Stephen Reich Endowment Fund, Goulde-Kamen Endowment Fund

The focus of the Sports, Fitness and Aquatics (SFA) Department can be seen in the array of interactive fitness and physical educational programs offered for people of all ages (preschool-age to adult). The department creates opportunities for individuals to get healthy and fit, meet and make new friends, and encourage and support individuals to begin and/or continue their fitness journeys. The SFA department offers a wide-variety of health and wellness opportunities including a lifestyle and weight management program, women’s basketball league, youth leagues, cycling and running clubs, group exercise classes, personal training, swim teams, and senior strength training.

The SFA facilities are open seven days per week, for a total of 104 hours. On a weekly basis, the department offers more than 40 group exercise classes, more than 40 personal training sessions, 4 preschool sports classes, 12 preschool swim classes, more than 30 private swim lessons, 15 swim team practices, and 3 master swim practices.

In 2012, the JCCNV Sports and Fitness Department received a top rating for a quality health club from the Washington Consumers' Checkbook Magazine. Click here to learn more.

Percent of customers rating firm superior for:

  1. Overall value for your money 85%
  2. Quality/maintenance of facilities and equipment 90%
  3. Cleanliness 90%
  4. Adequacy of facilities/equipment for demand 65%
  5. Quality of instruction 100% (no other club received 100% in this category)
  6. Availability of organized group activities 93%
  7. Friendliness 95%
  8. Providing what the sales staff promised 94%

The Balance of Good Health

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Back in the day, a gym would have been a weight room housing free weights and a selection of hardcore machines. These days, a gym will still include those essential components but will also include a wide range of exercise machines from resistance machines to cardiovascular machines, exercise and stretching areas, fitness instructors on-hand to help out, and personal trainers training clients in the art of progressive and effective exercise.

The balance of good health can be achieved through health and wellness services that nurture the mind, body and spirit. Health is the state of being sound in body and mind, free from physical disease and pain, while wellness accounts for many areas of one’s life, physical health, mental attitude and social relationships.

This fall, the SFA Department will place a greater focus on helping our members achieve that healthy balance through new wellness initiatives that will complement their daily routines. We will be working more closely with the Adult Services Department and will continue to provide educational wellness programs and support to the various departments throughout the J.

Your input is critical as we work to reach our ultimate goal — to provide our members with the knowledge, classes and support needed to achieve a healthy balance in their lives. I welcome you to stop by my office, call or email me directly.  This will be an exciting and challenging year of programming for the SFA Department in many ways, and we look forward to reaching our goals together.

Sponsorships

Healthy habits are a life choice. At the J, we’re looking for sponsors dedicated to supporting the wellness mission through education, programming and awareness campaigns. If you are interested in reaching our community of men and women, individuals and families who choose to live an active lifestyle, please contact Allison.Colman@jccnv.org for sponsorship and partnership opportunities.