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St. Louis Jewish Light

Cathleen Kronemer

Strengthening weakness on Tisha B’Av

CATHLEEN KRONEMER, Special to the Jewish Light July 11, 2021

As the Jewish calendar moves ever closer to the observance of Tisha B’Av, awareness highlights the significance of certain numerical parallels within our beliefs. The human body contains 248 limbs. Jewish sages have drawn a comparison to the fact...

Cathleen Kronemer, a longtime fitness instructor and trainer at the Jewish Community Center, works with a member shortly after the J reopened in June. 

Fitness instructor from the J discusses sourcing carb energy during Passover

Cathleen Kronemer March 22, 2021

For Jews who will soon observe the age-old Pesach dietary rules, eliminating leavened bread for eight days often translates to “no carbs.” This creates a challenging dilemma for the avid exerciser, as the human body utilizes carbohydrates as a primary...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center of St. Louis.

Haman, hamantaschen and how to have a healthy Purim

By Cathleen Kronemer February 24, 2021

While kids of any age look forward to December all year long, anticipating 8 fun-filled nights of gifts, dreidel spinning, latkes and chocolate “gelt” on Hanukkah, Judaism also features another grand and celebratory holiday, replete with costumes,...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Ideas to lighten up Hanukkah cooking this year

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach December 18, 2019

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away (a.k.a. when I attended Sunday School as a child), I recall grasping the parallel between Hanukkah’s miracle of a vial of oil lasting 8 days and frying latkes in oil. It made sense then just as it does in my adulthood.However,...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Hail to the hummus to celebrate Israel’s 71st anniversary

By Cathleen Kronemer May 9, 2019

Independence Day commemorates the establishment of Israel as an independent Jewish state. This inspirational declaration was announced on May 14, 1948 by the Jewish leadership, led by future Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Israelis take great pride...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Longtime J instructor shares tips on keeping fit

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light November 25, 2018

Not too many people have both bodybuilding awards and a microbiology degree in their collection of momentos but Cathleen Kronemer isn’t just any person. Now age 57, the longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center didn’t even get into...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

A holiday how-to guide for celebrating without sacrifice

By Cathleen Kronemer November 23, 2018

You have finally achieved a healthy, clean meal plan to accompany your fit, active lifestyle.  Now here come the holidays…are you prepared to celebrate mindfully? That treasured “most wonderful time of the year” is upon us. There is a distinct...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Yom Kippur and inner strength

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach September 28, 2017

“If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?”This quote has always inspired and intrigued me. The avid exercisers among us no doubt agree that as we train hard, we tend towards a manner of thinking that takes us somewhat outside...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Apples and honey and so much more

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach September 20, 2017

L’Shana Tovah!  Rosh Hashanah is here, heralding what I always consider the beginning of apple season.  Dipping apples in honey, and enjoying this sweet treat with freshly baked challah, is a sure sign of the holiday, and an autumn brimming with hopes...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

A different High Holidays dinner

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach September 13, 2017

With the dawning of the Jewish High Holidays, I always enjoy reflecting upon the year that is coming to a close as well as pondering what the future may hold.  Having recently visited Israel, I find myself filled with a renewed sense of spiritual holiness....

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Align yourself with the best option: The loaded carry

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach September 6, 2017

If I had a dime for every client who has ever told me she doesn’t want to “bulk up”, I would probably be writing this article from a remote tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific instead of at a desk in St. Louis! A great deal of misconception...

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Labor of love handles

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach August 30, 2017

Labor Day barbecues have become symbolic of the final days of summer.  School is in full swing, vacations are over, and the days really are getting shorter.  If you have had a delightfully fit and fun season, whether it was to look like a knockout in...

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