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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, 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.

No pain, no gain? No way!

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Lifestyle/Weight Management Coach August 2, 2012

Whether you are a regular at the gym, or more of a weekend warrior, you are no doubt acquainted with the old adage, “No pain, no gain”.  In an effort to increase our levels of fitness, we often strive to out-perform what we accomplished during our...

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.

Visualize your potential

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Lifestyle/Weight Management Coach July 19, 2012

If I asked you to close your eyes and picture something important, what would you see? You might be reliving a very special memory from a long time ago, or thinking about the next item on your very full “to-do” list. While there is definitely a place...

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.

Not all habits should be broken

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT May 17, 2012

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” —Aristotle Habits are funny things.  They tend to sneak up on us, so seemingly innocuous, only to grab a stronghold until they have established themselves as a pattern...

Benefitness offers day of fitness for charity

August 3, 2011

BeneFitness, an all-day fitness event to promote good health while raising money for charities, will takes place on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur. It's open to the entire...

Cathleen Kronemer

An Ab-Solutely Overdone Body Part

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT May 11, 2011

As the temperatures indicate, summer is just around the corner, and with summer comes..... swim suit season! To that end, many folks are getting busy with their workouts, and focusing particularly hard on their midsections. As I walk through the gym,...

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