This Fall, you’ll be seeing a new face around the Fitness & Wellness Center. Lance Smith, our new Senior Fitness Specialist, will be joining us and hopes to help ensure that JCC Denver continues to provide the best possible experiences to our members. In the meantime, let’s get to know a little about him.

About Lance

I have lived in the Indianapolis area my whole life and have always been involved in sports and physical activity. I decided to pursue Exercise and Health Science at Butler University so I could learn more about how the body works and how to keep one’s body healthy and strong. I spent my final semester at Butler interning for the JCC in Indianapolis and was offered the opportunity to serve as Fitness Manager following my graduation. Recently engaged, my fiancée and I look forward to moving to Colorado and taking advantage of all the active lifestyle opportunities it has to offer. I’m eager to get started and begin working with the members of JCC Denver. I look forward to bringing some Hoosier hospitality out West!

What do you like doing outside of work?

I enjoy hiking, camping, playing basketball, snowboarding, and just about anything else that keeps me active. I love learning new things, adding new skills to my repertoire, and reading. I also love to travel and explore new places. Perhaps most importantly, I love good food!

What does the JCC mean to you?

The JCC is a second home to me. I enjoy all of the activities and programs offered and appreciate the sense of community that comes with being a part of a JCC. The values and ideals it embodies align with my own, and I love how the staff and community work together to create an ever-evolving place to pursue overall wellness.

What are you looking forward to at JCC Denver?

I’m looking forward to new adventures in Denver. I’m excited to meet new faces and use my passion and education to help grow JCC Denver and improve the quality of services and programs it offers. Additionally, I’m excited to work alongside Mark Siebert and Jared Blitz. They bring years of experience from various areas of the fitness industry to the table and together, we will work to ensure that JCC Denver offers the best experience possible to our members.

In addition to Lance, we’d also like to introduce you to our new trainers!