A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Katie Hughes of the Jewish Community Center (left) works with Leslie Koppel of Creve Coeur during the Lighten Up Weight Loss Challenge. Koppel took the top prize for Individual Female Winner.

Contestants shed the pounds for ‘Lighten Up’ challenge

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT April 4, 2012

A whopping 1,889 pounds of fat have gone missing as a result of the second annual “Lighten Up Weight Loss Challenge,” an eight-week program sponsored by the St. Louis Jewish Light and the Jewish Community Center – and one family’s pride, enthusiasm...

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.

When the number doesn’t move

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT March 8, 2012

The decision to make changes in daily habits is a powerful one, difficult at times, but ultimately one that moves you in a positive direction. Once there is evidence of success, even baby steps can seem like giant leaps.  For many of my clients, being...

Russell Glencoe works out at the JCC before a volleyball game
Monday night. Glencoe is on one of the 56 teams taking part in the
Jewish Light and JCC ‘Lighten Up Weight Loss Challenge.

Teams tackle weight loss challenge at JCC

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT February 8, 2012

There may be no "I" in "team," but the eyes of all 227 people on the 56 teams participating in the second "Lighten Up Weight Loss Challenge" are on one another, sizing each other up as they compete to lose weight, get fit and win prizes. The Jewish Light...

Cathleen Kronemer

The ZZZ’s of a fit lifestyle

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT May 27, 2011

"To sleep, perchance to dream....." While this is a beautiful literary sentiment, the importance of sleep represents more than just an ideal time to allow the mind to rest and drift. The hectic pace at which the majority of us live our lives necessitates...

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Jewish Light, JCC challenge community to ‘Lighten Up’

By Ellen Futterman, Editor December 29, 2010

If like so many of us, you have made the same New Year's resolution for the past decade - eat less, move more - and yet somehow have managed to do the opposite, have we got the program to rock your world.Welcome to the "Lighten Up Weight Loss Challenge,"...

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