Wellness Programs

From personal training, physical therapy to proactive senior health education, the Bender JCC is proud to offer members of all ages a number of ongoing wellness programs and activities that strengthen both body and mind. Explore wellness at the Bender JCC and come back often to see what’s new!


Personal Training

Personal training is a great way to commit to your fitness goals. Whether you are interested in one-on-one personal training, duet, small group, or specialty TRX suspension training, our personal trainers offer a variety of options all designed to help you achieve your personal fitness goals. Talk to our Health & Wellness team on the Fitness Floor if you have any questions or contact the Bender JCC Welcome Desk or call 301-348-3800 to purchase your sessions.

Learn more and schedule a Personal Training consultation!

ProAction Physical Therapy

ProAction Physical Therapy is located in the Weinberg Health and Fitness Center. We provide personalized care to people who have had surgery, and those with orthopedic and sports medicine injuries. Our specialties include treating the running and dancing populations.

We also specialize in Aquatic Therapy in the Herman Indoor Aquatic Center. This unique therapy helps people who have pain exercising ‘on land’, and for those who have chronic back and neck pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, poor endurance, and balance and gait difficulties.

To schedule an appointment at the Bender JCC, please call ProAction at 301-881-2273.

Want to try us out for the day? Request a guest pass!



Sugar Cravings and Your Body, with Emma Hertzberg

December 4, 2023 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Free


Does this sound familiar?

  • You often find yourself turning to sugary foods when you feel stressed, but then feel guilty about it afterwards.
  • Your energy is mostly stable until the “afternoon crash” and you desperately need a sugary coffee to “perk you back up.”
  • You’ve tried lots of “weight-loss diets” and try to avoid “bad foods”, but often find yourself “falling off track” or “giving in” around sweets.
  • You’re tired of the frustrating cycle of trying to do all the right things for your body and health, but still not seeing the results you want, and you are ready to understand why you crave sugar, and what needs to happen so you can look and feel amazing in your body without giving up the foods you love.

Do you feel like no matter how hard you try to stay away from certain foods, you just seem to “lose control” of yourself and overeat, or eat foods you are desperately trying to avoid? It does not need to be this way.

Once you understand how sugar affects you, why you crave it, and what to do about it, you will discover the secret to achieving your health/body goals: learning to work with your body instead of fighting against it.

If you are ready to break the cycle, feel free around food, and inhabit a body that looks and feels amazing with pleasure and ease, come join us for this incredible workshop. You will walk away empowered with countless, actionable insights and clarity around what needs to happen to finally experience the health you deserve.

If you have any questions, please contact Emma Hertzberg at ehertzberg@benderjccgw.org.