Fitness & Health

Apr 23, 2014

Lets get ready to Zumba! There are a lot of opportunities coming up for your entire family to get moving to the music and have a blast! Zumba Fitness Clases happening at our regular times (below) with our amazing instructors. Mother’s Day Zumba Special offer designed for moms and their kids to celebrate together throughout the month. Get a workout and spend quality time! This Zumba Special runs…

Wishing you a Happy Passover | Holiday Hours
Apr 14, 2014

With Passover beginning, we want to wish you and yours a happy and healthy Passover from everyone at Prosserman JCC! Enjoy great Seders, spend time with family and celebrate the history and freedom that this holiday represents! There’s nothing better than quality time with those close to us, enjoy the time off and Chag Sameach! See below for our Holiday Hours and a short video for kids that…

Spring/Summer Registration is LIVE! Check out the new program guide!
Feb 18, 2014

Spring/Summer Registration is now open and we have a BRAND NEW program guide filled with everything you need need to know about the happenings at Prosserman JCC! View the guide at:

Resolutions are resolved at Prosserman JCC
Jan 8, 2014

Prosserman wants to help you be your best in 2014 with our incredible fitness programs offered FREE with a gym membership! Resolutions are resolved here! One great way we recommend is our special New Year’ Resolutions offer: Five personal training sessions with a senior personal trainer for just $300 (a value of $423.75). We also have a variety of new classes and a new women’s only fitness…

Yogabilities: NEW for October!
Oct 8, 2013

It’s proven that a yoga routine may be beneficial for children with special needs and/or learning disabilities. With this in mind, Prosserman JCC introduces Yogabilites this October for kids aged 4-10 years! Yogabilites will help develop body awareness, motor skills, coordination of both sides of the body, as well as balance. Additionally, it provides an opportunity to increase children’s…

JCC Chai Sports: FUNdamentals
Sep 23, 2013

It’s that time again! The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing colour and the kids are back to school. We know that this can be a stressful time for parents but never fear, Prosserman JCC has you covered with some awesome after school programs! FUNdamentals is an early development sports program offered by JCC Chai Sports. The programs are instructor led, non-competitive, structured…

New Equipment for you to Enjoy!
Jul 25, 2013

The Goldie Fitness Centre is excited to have brand new equipment for our members to enjoy! We have a new “Stepmill”, the most challenging piece of cardio equipment you can experience. In addition, we got a “Leg Raise” machine, ideal for abdominal work but also dips for chest and triceps. We also got two different sizes of plyo stools, cable attachments and a “Back Extension…

Game Changer
Jun 20, 2013

GameChanger takes elements from professional sports training and conditioning to provide you with an intense, full-body workout. Each workout provides aerobic and anaerobic training so participants can burn fat, lose weight and gain muscle. Each class has roughly 4 segments which consist of three or four different sets of exercises. Participants repeat each set three to four times, and then get a…

The Summer Weight Loss Challenge!
Jun 17, 2013

The Summer Weight Loss Challenge is a free program that will run through July and August. In order to participate you must reserve your spot in the competition. Space is limited. Each participant will work on his/her own following the workouts that we provide. However, the participant will have the option of working on his/her own routine or work with his/her own trainer. On the other hand, the workouts…

SRC Summer 2013 Swim Lessons and Aquatic Programs
May 28, 2013

Registration for the August swim lessons is NOW OPEN. Note: August lessons run twice per week allowing completion of the level within the month of August.   Please click here for August Swim Lessons Schedules and Fees.To register, please call 905-303-1821 Ext.3025Swimming LessonsLearn to swim in our beautiful salt water aquatics centre.  A swimmer anywhere from 4 months old to adult…

Fitness Members Appreciation on May 22nd
May 21, 2013

Join us on May 22nd from 8am-4pm in our Fitness Centre for a Members Appreciation Event! Dress up in '70s, 80s or '90s wardrobe for a fun photo contest! There will also fitness challenge where you can win lots of great prizes and vendors for your to peruse and enjoy. For more information please call 416.638.1881 ext.4000 or email We hope to see you all there tomorrow!

New Supervised Kids Play!
May 14, 2013

Hey Parents!  Are you finding it difficult to find time to get to the gym to exercise?  We can help! Schwartz/Reisman Centre is pleased to announce a new program for our young members.  Kids Play is a free supervised gymnasium program for kids 6-12 (four evenings per week).  Activities may include basketball, floor hockey, dodgeball, and other active games.  This is a great…

May Holiday Hours & Group Exercise Schedule
May 8, 2013


New Volunteer Yoga Class at the Prosserman JCC!
May 2, 2013

The Prosserman JCC Fitness and Health Department is offering another volunteer yoga class starting Sunday May 5th from 9:30am-10:30am. On top of this, every week you can find a fitness program that suits you. Have a look at our group exercise schedule and find the perfect class, day and time to fit your busy life. Group Exercise Schedule To register please call 416.638.1881 ext. 4000  

3 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer
Mar 19, 2013

Still on the fence about whether or not you should hire a personal trainer? There are so many reasons why a personal trainer can help you live a healthier life and find the results you desire. Anyone who has worked with a personsal trainer understands that it is a commitment, but when you commit you see the results. Here are 3 reasons why hiring a personal trainer should make a lot of sense to you:…

Mar 11, 2013

Here are 5 reasons that our new program, Pumping Iron, is one worth checking out for fitness fans or those looking to pump iron and get strong: A breakthrough in resistance workout training Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements You'll burn fat Gain strength Quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning  

Refer-A-Friend to the Prosserman JCC
Mar 5, 2013

Bring a Friend to the Prosserman JCC and Reap the Rewards! AAt the Goldie Fitness Centre at the Prosserman JCC all fitness members can refer a friend or a family member, and if they sign up for a membership you will get a Prosserman JCC fitness bag and two passes! Please email Sarah or call 416.638.1881. ext. 4000 to register or for more information.

Fitness & Health Specialty Classes
Mar 5, 2013

The Prosserman JCC Fitness & Health Department is Offering 2 Exciting Specialty Programs on March 14th, 2013! All About Booty 10:30am Did you know that a stronger butt equals a stronger back? The Prosserman JCC offers a 55 minute class with a focus on the 'booty' will be strongly emphasized. With instructor Stephanie's variety of sculpting exercises specifically targeting the rear-end, you will…

Ready for Some Anatomy!!
Feb 27, 2013

Every week the Fitness & Health Department at the Prosserman JCC likes to provide a tip to help our readers and members enjoy a healthier life! The muscular system provides the pulling network needed for locomotion and facial expressions, maintains posture, and produces heat. There are roughly 600 muscles in your body comprising approximately 50% of your total body weight. Skeletal muscles account…

Our Group Fitness Experience
Feb 22, 2013

Prosserman JCC Fitness offers over 44 FREE weekly group exercise classes exclusively to members. From Yoga, Pilates to Group Cycle and conditioning classes we offer an unparalleled variety of classes seven days a week for adults of all ages and teens 12+! For more information please call 416.638.1881 x4000

A Health Fact from a Fitness Expert
Feb 20, 2013

Cutting back on salt intake from current levels to 2,300 milligrams a day -- could save-- 500,000 to 850,000 lives over the next 10 years, according to research published in the journal Hypertension. Even a more gradual reduction in salt content among restaurants and processed foods could save 280,000 to 500,000 lives in 10 years, largely by reducing the risks of heart attack and stroke. -Contributed…

The Power of a Personal Trainer
Jan 31, 2013

A personal trainer is not just someone to help you learn a few exercises and terms. It's someone to help motivate you and push you to reach your health goals. Choosing one is vital to your own success. Maria Sanna is a personal trainer at the Prosserman JCC and here is what one of her clients had to say about working with her:   "As an over-70 first-time gym user with no understanding of how…

Why Strength Training?
Jan 21, 2013

Bone Strength and Density Did you know that losing weight by calorie restriction alone can produce a decline in bone mass and density? Weight training is the ideal companion for any weight loss program because it helps maintain bone density while you're dropping those kilos. Muscle building and impact exercise strengthens bone by muscle and tendons impacting on the bone at the attachment…

Why you Need to Stay Hydrated
Jan 14, 2013

The simple act of drinking enough water can make a significant difference to your bodybuilding goals. A lack of hydration is going to see you struggle in the gym with low energy levels and your recuperation powers will also suffer. Ensuring you get enough water is so important and yet so simple that it really is the one aspect of your entire training regime that you should never falter on. Let's take…

Facts about Gluten
Jan 8, 2013

What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye, barley and their by-products.When you have celiac disease,gluten damages your small intestine and can cause mild to severe symptoms.You also do not absorb all the nutrients from the foods you eat. Why is important to follow a gluten free diet? A life long gluten free diet Is the only treatment for celiac disease. This diet help…

New Year's Special at the Prosserman JCC
Dec 31, 2012

Get 20% off programs at the Prosserman JCC before January 15th, 2013 at 7pm!   It is a great time to start feeling refreshed, engaged and active! Join a program at the Prosserman JCC and become an integral part of our thriving community. Save 20% before January 15th at 7pm  when you enrol in any of our unique and exciting Children & Family and Adults, Zoomers & Beyond programs! Here…

Healthiest Way to Cook an Egg
Dec 10, 2012

If you want to cook an egg with the lowest amount of added calories, the egg can be hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached, or scramble without added fat. I like using my egg cooker, it’s easy and there is no clean up involved: One large egg yolk is around 54 calories, 5 g of fat and 3 g of protein, whereas the egg white is 16 calories, 0 g of fat and 4 g of protein. That’s…

Are Carbs at Night Bad for you?
Dec 3, 2012

There is absolutely zero evidence proving carbs at night result in fat gain. if you are over your daily calories well then that is a different story. Carbs before bed are extremely beneficial- your body is in a deep state of rest, burning tons of calories therefore carbs overnight can actually promote fat loss and protect and help add muscle. If you need calories still, slow release carbs at night…

Chanukah Challenge
Dec 3, 2012

Get fit and win from Dec. 1st - Dec. 16th with our Chanukah Challenge!   From December 1 to 16, every time you work out, you will receive a sticker decoration for your menorah. We will also post a series of specialty exercises courtesy of our trainers on the bulletin board. If you perform any of the specialty exercises, you will receive two sticker decorations for your menorah. Free for…

The Health Benefits of Exercise and Mental Health Among Adults
Nov 27, 2012

Have people asking you about the health benefits of exercise and mental health among adults? Our evidence analysis found that regular exercise lowers symptoms of depression & anxiety, and improves mental well-being among both clinically depressed & general populations. For more information, please login to:…

Looking for a Better Way to Defend Yourself?
Sep 24, 2012

Krav-Hagana is a defense system developed by Master Enrique Daniel Welcher when he was with the Israeli marine cadets. Krav-Hagana is a mixed martial art, deriving many of its techniques from Kung Fu, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, and other popular forms of martial arts. What is unique about the Krav-Hagana system is its simplicity; this is a fast and effective defense which is also easy to…

Have you Heard of Feldenkrais?
Sep 24, 2012

Feldenkrais is designed to improve movement repertoires and aims to expand and refine the use of the self through awareness. This reduces pain or limitations in movement. The exercise consists of comfortable, easy movements that gradually evolve in range and complexity. Feldenkrais teaches that changes in our ability to move are inseparable from changes in our conscious perception of ourselves…

A Free Fitness Assessment!
Jul 12, 2012

A complimentary fitness assessment is a great way to learn about what will work for you, and to ensure you get the best results! If you haven’t booked your complimentary fitness assessment or Teens of Steel with one of our elite personal trainers yet, please contact Henry at or 905-303-1821x3010 to book an appointment.        

A Personal Training Promotion!
Jul 12, 2012

Take advantage of our opening summer personal training special: 12 Personal Training sessions for $600.00! That’s a saving of over $140.00 off our regular training rates. You can purchase as many of these packages as you like before August 31.  For more information, please speak with our personal trainers at the 2nd floor fitness desk.   *please note these sessions will expire Jan.…

Swim Lessons for August
Jul 12, 2012

There are still some spots available for swim lessons for our August session.  For more information or to register, please contact Yuri at 905-303-1821 x3034 or Our full schedule of programs includes: Recreational Swims (for all ages) Enjoy a relaxing swim in our pool. All are welcome at our rec swims; however, children over seven may only swim without a guardian if they have…