Virtually in Motion at the J
The Levite Jewish Community Center is a family-oriented recreational facility that prides itself on being a welcoming place to people of all faiths, ages, and backgrounds. As a United Way nonprofit agency, the LJCC impacts more than 140,000 residents of the Birmingham community annually.
The Fitness and Wellness program at the LJCC is home to an 8000 sq. ft fitness center, equipped with the latest Life Fitness and Cybex cross-training machines; as well as a large stretching area, free weights, rowers, and more. Our Group Fitness program is one of the most diverse in Birmingham, and we offer more than 50 live group fitness classes a week. Additionally, we offer a selection of premium classes such as Barre and Core Suspend, at a lower price than any fitness boutique in the Birmingham area.
** What does the LJCC have that no one else offers in Birmingham? **
** VIRTUAL CLASSES **
This past January, we opened Birmingham’s first Les Mills Virtual Studio. The Virtual Studio gives members the opportunity to take group fitness classes when live classes are not offered. Classes can be taken at almost any time of the day, and are perfect for anyone with a crazy schedule. Virtual classes are also a great way for a first-timer to try a class or a veteran to try something new.
** How does the Fitness and Wellness programming go beyond exercise? **
At the LJCC, we believe that exercise is more than physical fitness. It is about engaging in meaningful experiences of mind, body and soul, and promoting healthy longevity. We provide specialty classes as well as onboarding programs for seniors. We recently introduced our Performance Stretch program which offers an onsite athletic trainer provided by the LJCC, and our nationally recognized physical therapy partners.
** We know the J has a great fitness program, what else does the J offer to the community? **
The LJCC goes far beyond fitness. Our Camp LJCC and Cohn Early Childhood Learning Center are both long standing traditions in the Birmingham community and pride themselves on their reputation. Our programs are open to the community and often centered on simple Jewish values such as community, and l’dor v’dor, which loosely translates to “generation to generation”. The Jewish Food and Culture Festival, on September 8, will invite the entire community to experience Jewish flavors, and culture, while showcasing our amazing facilities. The LJCC offers everything from swim lessons, to child care, to family fun and more.