Hi! My name is Elissa, and welcome to the OMJCC blog! I am the Health & Fitness Director here at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center and I am here to serve our members with a top-notch Fitness Center, quality programming and fabulous staff. I have worked as a Director at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco for the past 13 years managing their fitness center and now that I live in Novato with a husband, dog, and 2 kids, making the switch to the OMJCC has been a great change. I love being a part of the JCC family and am a big supporter of community within health and wellness. I am looking forward to connecting with our community through this blog and sharing news, making introductions, and bringing us together.
One of the things I love most about JCC’s is ALL of the many offerings under 1 roof. Just within the Fitness Center we offer specialized equipment inside and outside, adult and family locker rooms, private and gender neutral changing rooms, private and coed sauna and steam rooms, massage and esthetician services, an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, private and group swim lessons for adults and children, an Aquatic Therapy program with private assessments, 1 on 1 physical therapy, Hydrotherapy and Arthritis classes, Aquacise, Personal Training, Small Group Training, basketball, Group Fitness classes ranging from Zumba to Cycling to Yoga both in person and on Zoom, and the most amazing staff that can be found in Marin. We really are a 1 stop shop where you can come in, visit our J Café and grab a cup of coffee, chat with friends in our open Atrium, pop up to the Fitness Center and take a great class with a master instructor, dip in the pool for a swim, then relax in the sauna, shower, stop back at the Café on your way out and grab a cup of Johan’s famous homemade soup (new recipes every day). We are so lucky to have this amazing place with such a fabulous community, and I look forward to seeing each and every one of you around the Center.