Berman Hebrew Academy opens fitness center for students, public

The BErman Hebrew Academy’s new Spin studio. Photo courtesy of Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy

Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville became a bit more than a school this month when its Fitness for Life center opened. Now, students (and anyone else who makes a
reservation) can use free weights, exercise bikes and spin bikes.

The center, which is separate from the school’s gymnasium, offers new opportunities for students to exercise, said Sarah Sicherman, the school’s head of marketing and communications.

“One of the things [Berman] believes in is creating fitness for life, which is students getting full physical fitness at school. These spaces are a part of [that],” she said.

Students can use the fitness center for their gym class and access it on their own time.

The Orlofsky family, who donate to multiple Jewish causes in the area, provided much of the money toward the construction of the fitness center. Sicherman declined to say how much the family donated or the cost ofconstructing the center.

To access the center, members of the public must sign up via the school’s website. Zumba and spinning classes are available at $8-$10 a session. Sessions with a personal trainer are also available.

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