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5 Reasons to Move (or Start) Your Fitness Routine Under Water

Swimmers have a special place in the American imagination. Graceful and strong, they are the quintessential athletes. As a result, it’s not a surprise to most of us to hear that swimming pools can help keep us fit. However, for the large majority of us who do not consider ourselves strong swimmers, swimming pools are…

A Summer to Remember: Camp JCC

Each day of Camp JCC is as individual as the children who attend. Campers bustle with excitement as they enter the Simon Family JCC, talking about the day’s theme, waving to new friends, and asking if it’s time to swim at the water park. Efi Potashski, like many other parents, walks her children to their…

Before- and After-School Care Option Pros and Cons

Find the Right Solution for Your Family by Simon Family JCC Staff When school lets out at 2 or 3 PM, but mom or dad can’t be home from work until 5 or 6, after school care is the answer. There are a lot of options out there, each with its own pros, cons, and…

Cardio or Strength? Yes!

Cardio is the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of exercise: jogging, swimming, biking and the like. Moving more is the most fundamental goal when people aim to change their weight, their body, their lifestyle, and moving more = cardio. Cardio is also responsible for the lovely rush of endorphins sometimes…

Easy prevention for a too-common cause of death in children

Summer days spent around in and around a swimming pool are fond memories for many Americans. Unfortunately, for too many of us, those happy times can quickly turn to tragedy. According to the CDC, after car accidents, drowning is the most common cause of injury-related death among kids ages 1 – 14. There are basic…