Springfield JCC First to Offer Shockwave Training

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Springfield JCC members Dan Weiswasser and Kristen Lyon participate in small group training at the JCC Health & Wellness Center. They are among the first to use a new technique called “Shockwave.” This circuit, referred to as the world’s most efficient total body workout, combines short-burst, high-intensity intervals on the WaterRower machines with functional strength stations that sculpt the legs, core and arms.

"Shockwave is unique,” says Dan. “It’s a self-paced cardio challenge that also works your upper body, lower body and core."

Shannon Ashcroft, JCC Group Exercise Coordinator and Shockwave Instructor adds, “What makes this circuit class unique is that the timer is YOU. Participants perform their stations until the rowers have completed their pre-set distance.”

ShockWave creates an atmosphere for both teamwork and competition. Whether you are racing to beat your own time or the day’s best, everyone in the room is cheering for you to finish. This class is designed to motivate and push you to your max.

“If you are feeling intimidated, there is nothing to worry about. ShockWave will push you to YOUR max, not anyone else’s,” says Shannon. “The WaterRower allows for high-intensity but low-impact exercise.”

If you walked into a ShockWave class, you would notice the wave-like sound of the WaterRowers. The water resistance within the machines increases as your speed and intensity increase, allowing you to work at your own pace.

"Shockwave is efficient, fun, and very challenging,” says Kristen.

The Springfield JCC is the first to offer ShockWave in Western Massachusetts. As part of the new and improved small group training program at the JCC, 1160 Dickinson Street in Springfield, Shockwave is offered in four-week sessions at a competitive cost. Shockwave attracts males and females, competitors and team players alike. Learn more by contacting Shannon Ashcroft at (413) 739-4715 or sashcroft@springfieldjcc.org.

Contact Susan Whirty, General Manager, Health, Wellness & Membership - JCC Health & Fitness Center

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