Seeking volunteers for Kehillah FITNESS BUDDIES Program

Would you be willing to spend just 30 minutes twice a week to help someone learn how to use the JCC fitness center successfully?

Would you or someone you know like to be a “Fitness Peer Buddy” to an individual with special needs?  We have an opportunity for you!

p.s. You’ll have access to the JCC Gym, Pool and Fitness Center during this 3-month period!

We are recruiting volunteers – Fitness Peer Buddies –  to work out at the JCC with individuals with special needs through our Fitness Buddies Program. Our program teaches individuals with social and cognitive challenges to use a fitness center successfully.  Our volunteer requirements are that:

  • you are at least 17 years old
  • you can commit to twice a week, 30-minutes per session, for 3 months (mutually agreed upon schedule based on your availability)
  • you are healthy enough to work out at a moderate level for 30 minutes twice a week and
  • that you have the patience, sense of humor and commitment to be a work out buddy to an individual with special needs.

We will assure that the volunteer-buddy match is safe and comfortable for both buddies.

Our Fitness Peer Buddies (the volunteers) work out with a trainer and your assigned fitness buddy to ensure they have a set fitness routine and that both buddies are doing the exercises successfully. This usually can be accomplished within two weeks and then the duo can work out together with support as needed.  The commitment is twice a week for three months based on a agreed upon schedule.  During this time you will be allowed to use the JCC gym, pool and fitness facilities.  At the end of three months if you and your fitness buddy want to continue to work out together and the trainer feels the match is still working we can extend to another 3 months.

Please call Linda LaPointe at 739-4715, ext 315 of email for more information and to receive the enrollment forms.

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