Healthy Living Staff

Pam Taylor has been in the health and fitness industry over 20 years. She has a passion to help others lead a healthy lifestyle, focusing. When working one on one with clients, she focuses her energy on improving the quality of life through teaching/coaching small group sessions, group fitness classes and chair exercise classes.

Katie Alexander is the head of our Aquatics program and has a hand in all aspects of the Healthy Living department at the J. She is an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor. She is currently studying to become a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and working towards her Group Exercise Instructor certification.

Josh Turnpaugh provides the unique experience and vision to implement challenging yet appropriate exercises for a wide variety of clients. The motivation and energy he provides in a workout will align with his and your goals as you push forward together to create an improved “YOU”!

Sam Semerzier‘s philosophy toward fitness isn’t to make one better than others, but to build a better you! A variety of folks in the prosthetic, figure competitors, geriatric, orthopedic patients, athletes and people with autism can boldly attest of his humble yet effective work. His knowledge stretched in the spectrum of biomechanics, nutrition, strength and conditioning, fitness assessment, wellness that makes him, as some would say a “resourceful servant”.

Julia Rose has been in the health and fitness industry over 10 years. She works in a variety of settings in the Durham/Chapel Hill area including: the JCC, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University and The Forest at Duke. She has a passion for helping adults set SMART fitness goals and achieve them.

Lisa Lewis has worked at the Levin JCC as a trainer for over 6 years. As a trainer, she has experience working with clients in their teens making fitness fun, to clients in their senior years making fitness functional and safe. Through her Pain Free Movement Specialist Certification, Lisa has taken clients from a chronic state of pain to a functional state of movement and stability.

Sue Wartell  has been in the health, sports, and fitness industry for over 45 years.  She currently teaches and trains in a variety of studios and health facilities including a dance/exercise class for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). She is particularly interested in improving client’s functional fitness to create for them a better quality of life.

Rebecca Grossfeld combines Massage Therapy, Personal Training and Exercise Class Instruction to bring forth overall health and wellness. Her background in dance and 12+ years working at Structure House enabled her to empower many students and clients to overcome their fear of exercise and negative body image. Helping individuals develop courage, confidence, and an understanding of their movement potential thrills her!

Lisa Lewis has worked at the Levin JCC as a trainer for over 6 years. As a trainer, she has experience working with clients in their teens making fitness fun, to clients in their senior years making fitness functional and safe. Through her Pain Free Movement Specialist Certification, Lisa has taken clients from a chronic state of pain to a functional state of movement and stability.

Sue Wartell has been in the health, sports, and fitness industry for over 45 years.  She currently teaches and trains in a variety of studios and health facilities including a dance/exercise class for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). She is particularly interested in improving client’s functional fitness to create for them a better quality of life.

Rebecca Grossfeld combines Massage Therapy, Personal Training, and Exercise Class Instruction to bring forth overall health and wellness. She integrates Myofascial, Swedish, Sports, and Deep tissue to create a gentle, but firm massage stroke to help your muscles relax on their own volition. She nurtures, relaxes, and releases muscle constriction.

Pam Donnelly has been a body worker for over 20 years.  Her own experiences of headaches, neck, and shoulder issues give her a realistic reference toward her clients. Her massage sessions are geared toward problem solving and the resolution of your pain and discomfort. For a more complete bodywork experience, Pam has, for 15 years, been providing the 10 session series of Structural Integration.

Michael Savino creates an atmosphere of trust where you can let go of your tension, heal from injuries, and regain your flexibility and vitality. He has worked very effectively to eliminate headaches, joint stiffness and chronic pain of the neck, shoulder and low back. Clients leave the session feeling energized, and free from stress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Rincker works with families and individuals using evidence-based, personalized nutrition therapy with one-on-one nutrition counseling to fit your lifestyle. She specializes in weight management, senior health, gastro-intestinal disease management, sports, and family nutrition. Jamie’s work is grounded in the concept of developing confident eaters.