Introducing Jason Goggins – JCC Fitness Director

JasonThe Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus is proud to announce, after an extensive search both locally and nationally, that Jason Goggins has been hired to the position of Fitness Director. “We were thrilled to realize that we had the perfect person for the job right here at the JCC. He has worked for the past eight years serving as the Creative Director in the JCC’s Marketing Department. His passion for fitness was evident, and his knowledge base and experience proved to be the perfect fit for the job,” said Carol Folkerth, JCC Executive Director. “Jason plans on bringing a new and exciting approach to the Diamond Family Fitness Center and will be looking to enhance and round out, an already stellar staff of personal trainers and fitness professionals,” added Folkerth.

Jason graduated from Bexley High School in 1993. He played college soccer at Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH followed by three years of professional soccer with the Indiana Blast, Carolina Dynamo and the Dayton Gems. For more than 15 years, Jason coached high school and club soccer in the Columbus area and has extensive experience in creating fitness protocols and training regimens for individuals and teams. As Fitness Director, he plans on bringing his experience with youth programming and team training to the JCC.

“Jason’s passion for fitness and his creative skills will radiate among the entire staff and all the members. He has hit the ground running, already generating excitement,” said Folkerth.

Jason is a USAW Certified Level 1 Sports Performance Coach and is educated in Movement and Mobility including self-myofascial release techniques. He has experience creating training protocols for individuals and groups in fitness, weight loss, endurance (triathlon and obstacle), sports specific team and individual training, and Olympic weightlifting. Jason continues to play soccer at a high level and participates in multiple races throughout the year including 5ks, triathlons, trail runs, obstacle races and more.

“I believe I have a unique perspective and a dynamic vision for the Diamond Family Fitness Center. My experience with the JCC and my passion for fitness will drive me toward my goal of making the Diamond Family Fitness Center the place to go for fitness in the Columbus area. My team of trainers and floor staff will cover a broad spectrum of fitness-related disciplines and be available for all of your fitness needs. Whether young or old, looking to lose weight or add muscle, are a top athlete or weekend warrior, new to training or a seasoned vet, the goal of JCC’s fitness team is to accommodate you and help you reach your fitness goals.”

If you are interested in joining the JCC’s team of fitness professionals, please contact Jason at 559-6237 or jgoggins@columbusjcc.org.