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Personal Training

All Ages

Whether you want to build strength, shed a few pounds, rehabilitate, or just boost performance — let’s get moving and achieve your goals together!

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Get Results With Personal Training

Our nationally-certified personal trainers have expertise in a wide variety of areas — for beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts alike.

How it Works

  • Our team will match you with the right trainer based on your unique fitness goals and needs. Meet our team to find a trainer whose background or style is right for you!
  • Your personal trainer will create a customized program just for you. They’ll keep you motivated, help you reach your goals, make your workouts exciting, and be there for you every step of the way.
  • Got a busy schedule? No problem! We offer flexible session lengths to fit your needs. Choose from 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute sessions.
  • Schedule a training session with a friend and discover the power and motivation that comes with partner training — discounts available!
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Man working out with personal trainer at the JCC.

How Do I Know if Personal Training Is Right for Me?


Take the first step with a FREE 20-minute consult with one of our personal trainers. During your consultation, we’ll help determine where to start — you’ll get your fitness questions answered, learn tips to make your workouts more effective, and receive personal training recommendations that are right for your needs and goals. It’s a great way to experience the benefits of personal training firsthand without having to make a purchase.

Having LGBTQ+ programming has meant the world to our family. Not just so our kids can meet other kids like them, but knowing there are other queer families in our community and are welcome in the JCC space is so comforting.

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Make Your Recovery a Priority

NEW Recovery Classes and Offerings

Optimize your post-workout routine with the help of our all-new Recovery program! Research shows that recovery is just as important as exercise, with the ability to reduce inflammation, soreness and lactic acid build-up in your body as well as your risk of injury.

Whether you want to feel relaxed and rested, replenished and restored, or renewed and rejuvenated, these classes and offerings reimagine what it means to recover, including:

  • Recovery-focused group fitness classes
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching sessions
  • Recovery Zone featuring Hyperice deep tissue massagers

Massagers are only available for use in JFit sessions and with personal training clients.

What is PNF?

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a stretching technique to increase flexibility and range of motion. PNF techniques are usually performed with a partner and involve both passive movement and active muscle actions. To schedule your free 20-minute consultation, email fitness@jccgb.org.

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Know Yourself Inside and Out

InBody 570 Composition Analysis Available

Unlock your true physical potential! Used by professional athletes to fine-tune their fitness regimens, our new, state-of-the-art measurement tool does more than measure your weight, height, and BMI.

Using an accurate body composition method called bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), it can provide you with a detailed breakdown of your physical health, including:

  • Muscle Mass
  • Body Fat Percentage (a more accurate indication of body fat than BMI)
  • Total Body Water
  • Segmental Limb Analysis

JCC members may sign in and select ‘personal training’ to purchase a session online. Email us at fitness@jccgb.org to schedule your analysis.

How Will This New Device Help Me?

You’re in luck! Our expert personal trainers are here to help you understand these metrics and how they impact your health and well-being, using your results as a benchmark to set appropriate goals and track your progress over time.

This way, you’ll get to see exactly how you’re meeting your goals — and be well on your way to a healthier you.

How Much Does It Cost?

Active personal training and Pilates clients, Master’s Swimming participants, and Men’s Health Center members receive one FREE reading per month. Additionally, JCC members may purchase readings as needed: one reading for $18, five readings for $75, or ten readings for $125.

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    Get Fit With JFit Small Group Training

    FREE for JCC Members!

    Looking for a new way to break a sweat and build a sense of community? These small classes, led by certified personal trainers, are energizing and dynamic — designed to provide you with specialized instruction, peer support, encouragement, and motivation.

    Classes top out at six participants, so you’ll be sure to receive individualized attention. Join us on the turf!

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    Everyone Welcome

    Inclusive Training Available

    We take great pride in delivering programs for all, including personal training sessions designed by expert inclusive fitness trainers. These sessions are specially tailored for individuals facing health risks or living with cognitive, sensory, or physical limitations.

    Email us at fitness@jccgb.org for more details and to get started.

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    Single Session Cost

    1-Hour Session $90
    45-minute Session $75
    30-minute Session $60

    Discount Packages

    5 1-Hour Sessions $440
    10 1-Hour Sessions $850
    20 1-Hour Sessions $1,600
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    5 45-Minute Sessions $365
    10 45-Minute Sessions $700
    20 45-Minute Sessions $1,300
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    5 30-Minute Sessions $275
    10 30-Minute Sessions $500
    20 30-Minute Sessions $950

    Train With a Friend

    30-Hour Session $45/person
    10 30-Hour Sessions $400/person
    1-Hour Session $60/person
    10 1-Hour Sessions $550/person

    Ready To Get Started?

    We're Here To Help

    The JCC’s caring team of nationally-certified personal trainers works with people of all ages and abilities. Their areas of expertise include cross training, functional fitness, body building, weight loss training, injury prevention, rehabilitation and cardiac rehab.

    Todd Helmbrecht

    Senior Director, Fitness & Wellness

    With a lifelong passion for fitness and wellness, Todd brings a wealth of experience to our community. He comes to us after successfully owning his own management consulting firm and as the owner of an Amazon package delivery company, overseeing a large team and achieving substantial growth. Before diving into entrepreneurship, Todd dedicated 25 years to corporate strategy and marketing roles within esteemed global organizations. His journey has been marked by a commitment to excellence and a drive for continuous improvement. In addition to his professional achievements, Todd’s personal background as a Division 1 college wrestler and his coaching role at the local high school in Lexington underscore his dedication to physical wellness and community involvement. He holds undergraduate degrees in Finance and Marketing, as well as an MBA from Boston University.

    Contact Todd:  thelmbrecht@jccgb.org

    Mike Berkowitz

    Fitness Director

    Mike started his personal training career in 2015 after discovering a passion for strength training during college. Mike’s passion for helping clients achieve their goals quickly turned into a passion for helping other trainers achieve their goals as well! Mike has served as a Fitness Consultant, Personal Trainer/Weight Loss Specialist, Assistant Personal Training Manager, and now is excited to serve at JCC’s Fitness Director. When not at the JCC Mike enjoys golfing, traveling, spending summer weekends at Nantasket Beach, and spending time with his golden doodle, Charlie.

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    Debra Selik

    Fitness Engagement & Pilates Manager

    In addition to being our fitness engagement & Pilates manager, Deb is a NASM and TRX certified trainer who empowers her clients to adopt a functional approach to exercise and wellness. She focuses on helping clients set goals that best suit their lifestyles. Deb is passionate about helping individuals of all ages become stronger, improve their sense of well-being, and increase their quality of life.

    Contact Debra:  pilates@jccgb.org  617.558.6480
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    Bryan Agurcia

    Personal Trainer

    Bryan is a seasoned personal trainer and coach, having been in the industry since 1990. He holds a bachelor’s in exercise physiology and a master’s in gerontology. Bryan’s training philosophy is centered on intelligent aging, focusing on posture, movement patterns, and injury rehabilitation & prevention. He stresses building a resilient body that can better recover and repair itself after surgery, accidents, and chronic issues — helping you maintain youthfulness and good health as you age.

    Jessica Amodeo

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Jessie, a NASM certified personal trainer and PN1 certified nutrition coach. She is passionate about helping clients achieve their health and fitness goals by focusing on incremental changes and consistency. In her free time, she enjoys strength training, skiing, waterskiing, and cooking. Jessie grew up in Newton and lives in Needham with her husband and two children.

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    Marianne Arcieri

    Personal Trainer

    Marianne is a seasoned fitness pro with 40 years of dedication to strength training and wellness prior to her arrival at the JCC in 2019. As a personal trainer and wellness coach, she takes a holistic approach to training that addresses all aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including mental and emotional health, stress management, physical strength, nutrition, sleep, and spirituality. With a wide range of certifications from the ISSA (including Master Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, senior fitness, group fitness, youth fitness, sports & nutritional, and strength & condition), she’s well-equipped to help you achieve your goals.

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    Jen Davis

    Personal Trainer / Group Fitness Instructor / JCCGB+ Instructor

    Meet Jen, an ACE and TRX certified personal trainer and experienced marathon runner with nine Boston Marathons under her belt. She believes in a holistic approach to fitness, using weight training, cross-training, and healthy eating to help clients reach their goals. Her positive attitude and step-by-step approach make her workouts enjoyable, whether in the gym or in her bootcamp classes. Jen is from Newton and lives in Needham with her two daughters.

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    Jeannine Guillaume

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Jeannine, a personal trainer and group fitness instructor who holds certifications from the AFAA, AAAI/ISMA, Institute of Human Performance, and Functional Movement Systems. She employs a functional approach to fitness, with an emphasis on balance and stability, and encourages her clients to make exercise an enjoyable and challenging experience. Jeannine lives in Framingham, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

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    Joan Hayes

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Joan, a veteran personal trainer who has been training folks at the JCC since 2003. She holds AFAA and FRA certifications in aerobics and personal training, as well as certifications in Spinning®, group fitness, and TRX. Joan helps clients of all ages and abilities achieve their fitness goals, favoring cross-training in her personalized workout plans. In her free time, Joan enjoys swimming and skiing, and is an avid runner, having completed more than 15 marathons and more than 15 half-marathons.

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    Ana Horowitz

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Ana, a lifelong athlete with a passion for living healthfully and nutritiously. With a background in soccer and basketball, including collegiate-level play, Ana brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as a personal trainer. She holds a degree in health sciences and is certified through the AFAA. Ana enjoys cycling, hiking, and strength training.

    Jimmy Kavaltzis

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Jimmy, an ACSM and NSCA certified strength & conditioning specialist and exercise physiologist. Jimmy boasts a bachelor’s in kinesiology, and has experience working with clients of all ages. He focuses on designing safe and effective training programs to help you achieve your fitness goals, and has expertise in strength, wellness, injury prevention, and recovery.

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    Roman Kravitz

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Roman, an expert in holistic health, kinesiology, and exercise physiology. Roman holds certifications from the ACSM and Israeli Wingate Institute as a personal, group, and youth trainer.

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    Petra Disangro

    Petra is a seasoned fitness professional with decades of experience and a plethora of certifications. As a group fitness instructor, she is a master of many class formats, teaching classes like body sculpt, HIIT, barre, yoga, cycle, and more. Her expertise, dedication, and rigor make her one of the most sought-after instructors in the area.

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    Justin Pryce

    Personal Trainer

    As a certified personal trainer since 2007, Justin helps clients integrate fitness into their daily routine. He holds a certification from the NASM and a degree in health & human performance.

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    Linnea Laverty

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Linnea, a certified athletic trainer, wellness coach, and physical education teacher who holds personal training certifications from the AAAI/ISM and ACTION. Boasting a bachelor’s in athletic training and a graduate degree in nutrition sciences, she has loads of experience providing nutrition services and running training for clients of all ages and levels. Linnea has spent years coaching high school cross-country and track & field, and is a marathon and ultramarathon runner, having completed more than 20 marathons and more than 20 ultramarathons.

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    John Renner

    Personal Trainer / Group Fitness Instructor / JCCGB+ Instructor

    After a successful career in high-tech, John followed his passion and became a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor. Passionate about teaching HIIT classes, he also provides dryland training for the swim team at the JCC and coaches high school basketball. John spends his free time lifting weights, practicing yoga, and playing basketball. Outside the gym, he enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking.

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    Annie Rotman

    Fitness Operations Manager

    In addition to being our all-star fitness operations manager at the JCC, Annie is a certified personal trainer through the ACE and holds a degree in nutrition & wellness. She is passionate about sports and physical activity, and encourages regular exercise as an essential component of both mental and physical well-being. In her free time, Annie enjoys HIIT, strength training, and jogging outdoors.

    Jiwen Zeng

    Personal Trainer / Parkinson's Wellness Instructor

    Jiwen is a seasoned personal trainer with a wealth of experience since 2007. Holding a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and an ACSM certification with a specialization in functional training and corrective exercise, he is dedicated to helping clients reach their highest fitness potential.

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    Margarita Zezza

    Personal Trainer

    Margarita is a certified personal trainer who specializes in core strengthening, stability, flexibility, balance, and functional training. She boasts a degree in physical education and has experience working with individuals of all ages. Margarita’s achievements include being a rowing world champion in women’s doubles for the USSR in 1981 and holding the Masters 40+ age group record in the single at the Head of the Charles Regatta.

    Alex Glover

    Personal Trainer

    Alex Glover is a personal trainer who is passionate about making fitness both fun and effective. As a professional west coast swing dancer, Alex has a deep appreciation for technique, firmly believing that attention to the smallest details can yield the most significant impact. Alex’s preferred training method combines isolation movements with strength and balance training, offering a comprehensive approach to physical wellness.

    Stacey Klein

    Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

    Meet Stacey, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and group fitness instructor with 8 years of group training experience under her belt. She believes that fitness goals can be achieved with the correct mindset and by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She has made fitness a part of her everyday routine and enjoys running outside and HIIT training. Her firm belief is that working out is not a “one size fits all” approach and will help you reach your fitness goals by tailoring your fitness journey. Stacey lives in Needham with her two daughters.

    Josh Fink

    Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

    Josh has been a fitness instructor and personal trainer in the greater Boston area for the last 23 years. He came to fitness from a love of martial arts and boxing in his youth, so fitness was a natural fit. He grew up in Wellesley along the Boston marathon route, so when it came to try to run his first (and only) marathon there was no other one that he wanted to do more. Josh ran for team in training to benefit the Lymphoma Leukemia Foundation. Josh also boxed for charity with Haymakers for Hop in 2014, and this is still a high point in his fitness career. He enjoys working with all levels of fitness. In a variety of modalities. KettleBells, free weights. TRX and boxing. Meeting a client’s individual needs is his passion. Josh is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine NASM. Josh still enjoys movies (a film school graduate.) And taking care of his two sons.

    Andrew Chen

    Personal Trainer

    Andrew is passionate about empowering clients of all ages and abilities, helping them become strong and powerful through personalized and dynamic training routines since becoming a personal trainer in 2022. His enthusiasm for fitness is matched by his love for photography, golf, and exploring the great outdoors!

    Nick Cosky

    Personal Trainer

    Nick’s love for strength training started while playing high school football. He continued weight lifting after that his own 100 pound weight loss journey in college. After spending 6 years as a fitness photographer working for fitness professionals he was inspired to become one himself. Nick became certified and has been a personal trainer since 2022. He has worked with people who want to get stronger, make life easier and athletes. When Nick isn’t in the gym, he enjoys golfing and watching sports.

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