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Lose weight and feel great!
JCC Biggest Winner 6-week weight-loss program

Photo of a young woman demonstrating her weight loss by wearing a pair of oversized jeans.For individuals struggling to lose weight or looking to get their summer beach bodies ready, the JCC of Syracuse has a new program designed to meet these challenges. The JCC's Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center is offering a Biggest Winner weight-loss boot camp starting Saturday, March 14 at 8 a.m. The classes will take a holistic approach to weight loss by focusing on exercise, motivation, daily activities and diet.

The Biggest Winner six-week program runs through April 25 and will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Two separate classes are offered. Participants may enroll in either the weekday morning or evening sessions. The morning class will run from 6-6:45 a.m. and the evening class from 6-6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both classes will be combined on Saturdays for a single session from 8-8:45 a.m., for a total of three classes weekly.

“Our instructors and trainers created this program so that no matter how much weight you want to lose, we’ll help you come out a winner in the end,” said Joe Yager, JCC of Syracuse sports and fitness director. “We’re going to fill each class with lots of high-energy exercises and activities. The workouts will get everyone moving, burning lots of calories and having fun. And because everyone’s weight loss situation is different, the exercises can be tailored to the participants’ individual goals and abilities.”

Photo of a group of fitness oriented people promoting weight loss.The Biggest Winner program will kick-off on March 14 with an introductory class to preview the workouts and meet the teachers. Participants also will have their weight and measurements taken to establish a baseline for tracking their goals and progress. When the workout classes begin on Tuesday, March 17, the JCC Sports & Fitness Center’s gymnasium will transformed to a true boot camp facility housing many different exercise stations. Class participants can utilize the right mix of activities to create their very own personalized regimens with help and guidance from the instructor. The center’s other fitness areas, such as the indoor running/walking track and weight room, also will be used as needed. Various giveaways and raffles will also be part of the program for added motivation and incentive.

“The great thing about this class is that each person will be able to create their own unique exercise routines,” said Paula Pacini, JCC exercise coordinator. “Every session can be a new and exciting workout adventure. Plus, throughout the program when they’re not in class, participants will have full use of nearly all of the Sports & Fitness Center’s amenities at no extra cost. This includes the weight room, track, group exercise classes and more.”

Pricing for the Biggest Winner six-week program is $129 for JCC members and $249 for non-members. For more information, to tour our facility and to RSVP for the March 14 orientation class, call 315-234-4522.