Kaplen JCC hosts Zumba party
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Kaplen JCC hosts Zumba party

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly offers the community a free 75-minute Zumba party on Saturday, January 7, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Participants, who must be 12 and older, will have the chance to dance nonstop for 75-minutes to great Latin, hip-hop, African, and Latin music. They will be led by a team of expert JCC Zumba instructors, including Cat Veca-mejia, Lauren Greene, Hilah Reva, Jaclyn Alterwein, and Evangelina Bishop.

Zumba is one of more than 90 complimentary drop-in group exercise classes that are offered weekly to JCC members. Group fitness allows people to achieve their fitness goals with great company at all times of the day to suit different needs. Programs are geared for people of all ages and all fitness and skill levels.

“In an effort to encourage people to engage in more healthful activities, we always look to feature a wide variety of fitness options,” the JCC’s health and wellness director, Roberto Santiago, said. “Zumba is one great option, because it not only provides great music and dance routines that are fun to learn, it is proven to help maintain cognitive skills. It’s also a great cardio workout, incorporating a series of higher and lower aerobic intervals throughout the session.

“Our goal is to help people find appealing workouts so they stay motivated.  And that is why we offer free, open-to-the-community events like our Zumba Fitness Party several times during the year.”

The JCC has more than 65,000 feet of dedicated wellness space, offering year-round health and wellness programs geared for the entire family, featuring all the latest in cardio, strength, and exercise equipment, including a state-of-the-art dedicated Pilates apparatus training studio, cycling bikes with advanced Bluetooth technology, the Benjamin Bergen Youth Fitness Center (offering age-appropriate fitness equipment, training and drop-in exercise classes for 6- to 13-year-olds), and a luxurious spa center offering massages, facials, waxing, and more.

This comprehensive, ultra-modern recreation facility is a place where members can enjoy individualized instruction, all the latest equipment, and a motivational staff that can assist people in achieving their fitness goals. There are also private family changing rooms and complimentary babysitting is available to members while they work out.

RSVP at jccotp.org/registered-group-exercise.  For information, call Roberto Santiago at (201) 408-1481 or email him at rsantiago@jccotp.org.

For more information on health and wellness at the JCC, go to the JCC’s website, www.jccotp.org.  Facility tours and one-week guest passes are available for the entire family.

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