Richard M. Klein Wellness Center set for spring opening at Katz JCC

 

The Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, a leader in South Jersey for exceptional health, wellness and fitness programs for 20 years, has announced the addition of the Richard M. Klein Center for Wellness, expected to open this spring. The state-of-the-art multipurpose facility is ideal for all ages and will be utilized for a variety of programs and events with a focus on wellness of the mind, body and spirit. Offerings will include group wellness classes, such as yoga, tai chi, and meditation, cancer recovery training, weight loss programs, wellness lectures, educational seminars and nutrition counseling. As part of this new initiative, the JCC is pleased to partner with the world-renowned MD Anderson Cooper Cancer Center to offer personal or small group training sessions customized for individuals recovering from cancer.

This new facility has become a reality thanks to a generous donation from Dick Klein, a former Cherry Hill resident who joined the JCC in 2016 to continue his recovery from surgery. “I was so amazed with everything the JCC offers, and wanted to do something that would have an impact,” Klein said. “Fitness and wellness have always been of major importance to me, and this is a great opportunity to help others improve their quality of life. Jayne Miller-Morgan and her team are so knowledgeable and I know their expertise and professionalism will take this facility and the JCC to new heights for the community.”

“The Richard M. Klein Center for Wellness will offer a variety of programs beneficial to individuals looking to make positive lifestyle changes,” said Miller-Morgan, JCC fitness director. “The needs of the Wellness Center will continue to expand on the programs our community is asking for, and it will be a wonderful addition to the JCC.”

The Richard M. Klein Center for Wellness is supported by an exceptional and well-rounded committee of medical professionals and JCC board members who will advise on topics related to the programs and services that the facility will provide. Dr. Andrew Mulberg, pediatric gastroenterologist at Cooper University Health Care, vice president, Global Regulatory Affairs, Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., and JCC board member, will serve as chair. “It is an honor to contribute to the mission of the Klein Center for Wellness since it fills a much-needed niche for patients who are recovering from serious illness, including cancer. The role of alternative and complementary medicine approaches are truly value-added to any medical plan for patients.”

The Katz JCC’s wellness facilities also include the JFit Small Group Training studio, men’s and women’s spa facilities and on-site massage therapy. The Health & Wellness Center provides exceptional programs for children and adults of all ages, including free fitness classes, swim lessons beginning at three months old, youth, teen and adult basketball leagues, kids sports classes, child and me fitness classes, nutrition counseling and weight loss programs.

For more information about the Richard M. Klein Center for Wellness at the Katz JCC, contact Rob Kiewe, JCC Health & Wellness director, at rkiewe@jfedsnj.org or (856) 424-4444, 1137.

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