A day of community celebration activities will take place on June 8, starting at 9:30 a.m. with LaBlast (fitness powered by dance) taught by Dancing With The Stars’ Louis Van Amstel. Van Amstel is a professional and champion ballroom dancer who rose to fame as one of the pros on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. He’s partnered with celebrities during most of the show’s seasons, coaching and leading contestants including Trista Sutter, Kelly Osbourne, Priscilla Presley, Margaret Cho, Kendra Wilkinson, Paula Deen and more. Besides DWTS, he also runs a dance fitness program called LaBlast.
The day will also include a Meet & Greet with Louis, Nutrition Seminar hosted by Hollie Carr, open swim in the beautiful new Aquatics Center and a Cycle and Core Fusion class.
“We are so excited to have this beautiful new facility,” said Carolin Magstadt, General Manager of the St. Paul JCC Health and Wellness Center. “But, we are equally excited and proud of the wonderful programming that this space allows us to provide. We are busy creating a wide range of programming so that there will be something for everyone.”
This complex, part of a $15.5 million renovation also includes a new Cultural Arts Center and entrance, the state-of-the-art Fitness Center with bright and inviting spaces and best-in-class equipment, a brand new, indoor Aquatics Center with a 25-yard lap pool with a deep end for exercise and teaching, a family-friendly recreation pool with water slide, play and spray features, and an on-deck whirlpool tub.
“It is so wonderful to see our dream of a reimagined St. Paul JCC come to life,” said Michael Waldman, St. Paul JCC CEO. “We are so grateful for the generosity and commitment by the community to make this happen.”
Kick-Off Summer at the St. Paul JCC is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so register at stpauljcc.org.