Wellness Expo

The J’s first ever Wellness Expo is around the corner! Join us for a week of special fitness classes, seminars, and more. Whether you want to learn about childhood development, explore the connection between nutrition and memory, or test your fitness level, there’s something for everyone at the Wellness Expo.


Mental Health Q & A

Date: Sunday April 23rd

Time: 1PM – 2PM

Do you have general questions about mental health?  Do you need information on where to go to find the type of assistance you need?  If so, we can help by answering your basic mental health questions and providing you with assistance options for any age group.  With the help of Jewish Family Services and various local health care professionals we are here to help you.

Watch As I Grow

Date: Monday April 24th

Time:  5PM – 6PM

Presenter: Beth Pearson

What is healthy development in 0-5 year-old children? How can I tell what’s “normal?” Ways to stimulate your child’s development and get help if needed. Talk will teach parents how to use play and other strategies to promote children’s well-being.

*Talk will focus on social-emotional development in particular.  Parents will come away with practical, fun strategies to help their children grow.

Dr. Beth Pearson is a licensed clinical psychologist in Michigan and California. She has over 10 years of clinical experience.  Dr. Pearson currently works at Arbor Psychology Group in Plymouth.  She has specializations in the areas of parent-child relationships, disruptive behavior disorders, ADHD, anxiety, social delays, and trauma. She uses a strength-based, collaborative approach, drawing on research about the most effective assessments and interventions.


Better Living Fitness will be here at the J hosting a variety of activities including a seminar on Nutrition and Memory and Muscle Testing.

They will also be offering discounted memberships to J members for personal training and much more!


Nutrition and Memory

Time: 2PM – 3:30PM

Presented by: Mark Thiesmeyer of Better Living

For the first time ever, a study has shown really promising results in reversing the symptoms of memory loss. Even if you don’t have memory loss (yet), you’ll want to make changes to your diet based on this information. Keep your brain healthy and learn strategies to prevent memory loss.

For the first time ever, we have an idea on how to REVERSE the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Helping Kids Work through Emotions

Date: Wednesday April 26th

Time: 5PM – 6PM

Presenter: Erin Hunter

This seminar aims to help parents of children of all ages develop strategies for how to deal with emotion in their children. We will discuss research on effective strategies for parent emotion coaching as well as how to tailor these strategies to your own unique children. Dr. Hunter is a child clinical psychologist whose graduate work focused on parental socialization of child and adolescent emotion and whom has been working as a therapist and clinical supervisor at the University Center for the Child and the Family in Ann Arbor for the past 7 years.




Health and Wellness

For this week only we are offering an all access “Pass To Wellness” for all J classes.  We’ve added additional classes to sweeten the deal.

Cost: $10 J members/$15 Community members

Class: Zumba

Time: Sun and Wed : 9AM – 10AM

Monday 9AM – 10AM & 6PM – 7PM

Instructors: Karen Silverman and Adrian (Susie) Seigle

Class: Mix Total Body

Date: Sunday April 23rd

Time: 10AM – 11AM

Instructors: Sarah and Dana 


Class: Commando Krav Maga

Date: Sunday April 23rd

Time: 6PM – 7PM

Instructor: Art Joslin

Class: Yoga and Meditation

Date: Sunday April 23rd

Time: 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Tuesday April 25th

Time: 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Class: Kangoo Power

Date: Thursday April 27th

Time: 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Instructor: Laura Marthey

Class: Boot Camp

Date: Sunday April 23rd

Time: 4PM – 5PM

Instructor: Nina Doigan

Class: CrossFit by Functional Fitness

Date: Sunday April 23rd

Time: 5PM – 6PM

Instructor: Lauren Hoffman 

Class: Israeli Dance

Date: Thursday April 27th

Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Instructors: Laura and Amnon Steiner

Class: Low-Impact Exercise

Dates: Tuesday April 25th

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Date: Thursday April 27th

Time: 10AM – 11AM

Class: Pilates by Fine Arts Academy of Dance

Date: Wednesday April 26th

Time: 12PM – 1PM

Instructor: Lori Wilbur 

Free Chair Massages

Date: Tuesday April 25th

Time: 2PM – 6PM

Presented by First Choice Chiropractic

Whether you suffer from pain, allergies, or have another concerns, we’ve cared for patients just like you and helped them find relief from their symptoms.  Chiropractic care restores the nerve impulse to cells, tissues and organs.  You’re unique and your needs are unique, too. That’s why we have a variety of chiropractic techniques and therapies to tailor a plan designed just for you.

Muscle Testing

Date: Wednesday April 26th

Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Instructors: Better Living Staff

Are you strong? Are your joints balanced? Our muscles do more than get us around; they help our joints feel good. A tight or weak muscle can leave anyone feeling achy. Daily life can throw our muscles out of balance. Better Living personal trainers will show you which of your muscles are firing well and which could be doing a better job to make you feel your best. Come experience the individual attention of one of the best personal trainers in Ann Arbor.