WELCOME TO OUR NEW PATRON, THE SOLOWAY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTRE!
We have a new patron on the blog, and it’s one I’m really, really excited to have on board: the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. I have been a huge fan of the JCC for a few years now; it was where I went when I decided to return to a fitness regime. The JCC was my first (and only) choice, because they have an indoor salt water pool and I’m sensitive to chlorine, and swimming was all I wanted to do. But as the weeks went by, I found myself peeking into the fitness area, scoping out the cardio machines with built-in TV’s, ogling the gorgeous full-sized gymnasium, and checking out the squash courts. What appealed to me even more, though, were the people: the staff at the JCC are absolutely lovely. I felt welcomed from Day One, with big genuine greetings from the front desk staff, who are some of the nicest reception staff I have ever met.
|The amazing saltwater pool|
When I retired from roller derby and needed to return to a regular fitness program, Brian and I got memberships at the Soloway JCC right away. Brian fell in love with the place, and the people, just as I had. There are many programs running at the JCC aside from fitness, of course—indeed, it’s a hoppin’ place with programming for a wide range of ages—and you can access their activity catalogue online or stop in for a hard copy.
We interviewed Patrice Berdowski, Membership Director at the JCC, and this is what she shared (Note: Patrice is amazing and you will definitely see her smiling ‘round the JCC when you visit!):
1. WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS NAME?
Soloway Jewish Community Centre (Soloway JCC)
2. WHAT IS YOUR NAME AND YOUR POSITION?
Patrice Berdowski, Membership Director
3. HOW CAN PEOPLE FIND YOU?
21 Nadolny Sachs Private (one block south of Carling off Broadview)
(613) 798-9818 ext. 233
|TV's on treadmills? Yes, please!|
4. WHAT DOES YOUR BUSINESS DO?
The Soloway JCC is a hub of activity encompassing everything you need to feel your best from
the inside-out. We house a top notch fitness centre with all the latest equipment, a full schedule
of fitness classes such as Yoga, Pilates, Bootcamp, Zumba, Kettlebells, Tai Chi, and SpinFit to
name only a few.
The Soloway JCC Fitness Centre is a complete health & wellness facility with everything you
need to look and feel your best including the latest cardio and weight equipment and a saltwater
pool. Members have access to all of the hottest fitness classes like Power Pump, Bootcamp,
FastFit, Step’n Glide, Bosu Ball, Kettlebells, Tai Chi, Weight Training, Zumba, SpinFit and
more. Personal Trainers and Nutritional Coaches are on hand to help you achieve your health and
SJCC Members have access to our 4 lane 25m salt water pool with a beach like ramp, hot tub,
shallow baby pool and slide and in the summer our outdoor pool is a great place to swim laps or
spend a day in the sun.
The SJCC has a full size gymnasium basketball nets as well as squash and racquetball courts.
So much more than just a great place to get in shape, the SJCC offers programs and classes for
all ages and interests like insightful lectures, art, language and special interest classes. SJCC
Members get priority registration and pricing on most of our top notch programs and classes.
The SJCC is wheelchair accessible and is open to everyone.
5. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
6. WHAT’S YOUR SPECIALTY?
We are primarily known for our fitness centre and amazing pools.
7. WHAT WARMS YOUR HEART OR MAKES YOU SMILE?
When people leave here with a smile on their face. We aim to make people feel better when they
leave than they did when they arrived.
8. WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE TO YOUNG NEWLYWED COUPLES?
Be active together. You have your entire life to sit on the couch and watch TV. Try a Zumba
class, learn a new language; keep discovering different things that you can experience together.
The Soloway JCC is a happenin’ place, for families, singles, and couples both young and old. We’re happy to have them on board as one of our blog patrons, and we do hope you’ll check them out! Whether you're a sesasoned gym bunny or just starting out (as I was, and still feel like I am), you will find yourself welcomed, with all the help you need to get started. (Can you tell we love this place?!)