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Center for Fitness and Wellness


The McGonigal Center for Fitness and Wellness at Father Judge High School is a comprehensive programming initiative comprising of after school intramural leagues, fitness programming, wellness seminars and nutrition education.  The Fitness Center in the Mitchell Athletic Center (MAC) is open daily after school from 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Mon-Thu) and from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Fri).  All students who use the MAC after school must bring a change of clothes and store their belongings in a daily locker.

Intramural Leagues
Intramural Leagues take place every day after school in the Mitchell Activity Center.  Whenever intramural leagues are not in season, the MAC will be open for students to play basketball, soccer and other activities.  All intramural programs take place on campus at Father Judge High School utilizing their athletic facilities
(See "Athletic Facilities" tab to learn more).  Intramural programs include ultimate frisbee, wiffleball, indoor soccer, flag football, basketball, and team building activities in nearby Pennypack Park.  Anyone interested in participating or looking to begin a new program, please contact Mr. Lynch.

Fitness Programming
Fitness Programming takes place every day after school in the MAC.  The weight room and fitness center is open to the entire student body until 5:00 PM (Mon-Thu) or 4:00 PM (Fri).  We have also established the Zero Hour Fitness Program - which takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:00 - 7:30 AM before school in the Mitchell Center.  Aside from general fitness hours, the Athletic Department is announcing the "Iron Crusader Competition", which is an elite fitness competition for athletes who are at their fitness and wellness peak.  To gain membership in the elite "Iron Crusader Club", you must complete a set of fitness standards.  Anyone interested in more information or for details, please contact Mr. Lynch.

Wellness Seminars and Speaker Series
The Center for Fitness and Wellness will be announcing an annual four-part speaker series consisting of various seminars dealing with issues of fitness and wellness in today's society.  Topics of seminars include: concussions, injury overuse and prevention, obesity prevention, alcohol and other drug awareness, steroid education, nutrition education, nutrition for the athlete, injuries in youth sports, college transition and recruiting and more.  These seminars will be presented in partnership with many organizations including: WebStar Recruits, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Abington Memorial Hospital, and McKenzie Sports Performance.  Contact the Director of Athletics and Wellness for more information.

Fitness and Wellness in the News! Iron Crusader Article (April 1, 2015)


Northeast Times Article (March 4, 2014)

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