ORANGE ZONE REQUIREMENTS: VIRTUAL CLASSES, KIDS’ PLACE & ECC WILL RUN. POOL IS AVAILABLE FOR LAP SWIM & PRIVATE LESSONS ONLY. NO FITNESS OR AQUATICS IN-PERSON GROUP CLASSES STARTING 11/20.

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Benderson Family Building

Benderson Family Building
716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
Hours | Directions
Fri, Nov 27th

Benderson Family Building

Holland Family Building
716-886-3145
787 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Hours | Directions
Fri, Nov 27th

gym:
Closed for NYS Mandated Orange Zone
indoor pool:
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Rene Anderson

Rene Anderson

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

I started at the  JCC in 2011 as a Member Services Representative. I’m a certified Personal Trainer through ISSA. My other certifications include Les Mills Core, StairMaster HIIT, Barre and HIIT/Tabata. My passion is teaching HIIT, and I have a deep love for personal training, to guide and motivate you through your journey every step of the way.

Connor Black

Connor Black

ISSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Trainer

I am a certified strength and conditioning trainer through the ISSA, I completed my Bachelors degree in Exercise Science at the University at Buffalo, and have internship experience in a physical therapy clinic working with all age groups. I specialize in general strengthening and conditioning as well as injury prevention.

Jessica Bommer

Jessica Bommer

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

I am a certified Personal Trainer through ISSA, The International Sports Sciences Association. I specialize on managing any joint pain and muscle imbalances you may have with your wellness program. I will help you reach your fitness goals with a combination of body weight exercises, free weights and machines.

Aida Boujaoude

Aida Boujaoude

AFFA Certified Personal Trainer

I am a certified Personal Trainer through Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFFA). Allow me to share my passion for fitness by developing a fitness program that will enhance the quality of your life. Your body and mental state are your most important assets and require regular exercise to stay in peak form. My extensive fitness experience and knowledge will create a positive perspective on your life through retirement and beyond.

Julie Dudek

Julie Dudek

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Science from Ithaca College. I have successfully worked with clients whose goals ranged from functional to strength training.

Jodee Fiorella

Jodee Fiorella

NETA Certified Personal Trainer

I am certified as a NETA personal trainer with additional certification in HIIT, Barre and Tabata Bootcamp. I also teach yoga and spinning. Since 1986, my love for fitness has kept me motivated to continuously work out and discover new ways to live a healthier lifestyle. Running is my passion and I have completed a half marathon and run over seventy 5k’s! My high spirits and enthusiasm have helped push others to take part in the sport of running, and help them achieve that runners high! Talk to me and tell me what your goals are. I will work with you until you have achieved what you set out to do! To me, it’s all about paying it forward. 

Betsy Hare

Betsy Hare

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

You have seen me at the Benderson Family Building for over 8 years either in the pool or instructing in the group fitness studio. I specialize in both traditional exercise and mind/body programs. As an instructor for over 18 years, my extensive background includes multiple water and land certifications. A Reiki Master teacher and an ARCB certified reflexologist, I combine my skills to provide a unique water and yoga experience that will resonate with all who are exposed to my dynamic classes. I am a published author in AKWA, the national water pro journal of the Aquatic Exercise Association.

Ray Irish

Ray Irish

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and received my MSEd in Athletic Administration at SUNY Brockport where I interned as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.  I specialize in strength training and metabolic conditioning for athletes at any age.

Karl Jakubczak

Karl Jakubczak

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer currently working on my  BS in Exercise Science at the University at Buffalo and looking to continue on as a physical therapy student. I have worked in the fitness industry for 8 years and also have been an avid power lifter for over 4 years. I am looking forward to working with all types of clients and I am very passionate about helping others become stronger and achieve all their wellness goals!

Mark Kiripolsky

Mark Kiripolsky

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

I am an AFAA certified trainer. I’ve been training at the JCC since 2006. If you’re looking for a faster and more efficient way to work out, I’m the trainer for you. By combining cardio and strength training, you will be able to get more done in less time with the use of kettlebells and free weights. I’m also experienced in bodybuilding, with two 1st place class wins at the Mr. Great Lakes Bodybuilding Contest. With my versatile background I can help you achieve your fitness goals!

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