.By Tamar Schwartz & Rebecca Lipsky, Current MMY Students
Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim is known for its beautiful, vibrant Beit Medrash, accommodating rooms, and ideal location in the heart of Baka. Now, there is a new feature worth talking about.
As of September 2016, MMY girls can enjoy a new indoor exercise room! Equipped with treadmills, an elliptical machine, mats and weights of different sizes, this facility allows MMY students to stay active and healthy.
The hallways at school are buzzing with excitement about the access to our very own, private gym, located conveniently on the basement floor. It is a MMY “first” for girls who want to stay healthy, re-energize, and exercise their bodies with the same intensity that they exercised their minds that day in the Beit Medrash.
Ahuva Wachshlag, from Silver Spring, Maryland is really excited about the gym, "The MMY gym is impressive and has really cool equipment.”
Many girls really appreciate the comfort and convenience of our indoor gym. "I love how I only need to walk down two flights of stairs to get to the gym!", said Aliana Winograd of Boca Raton, Florida.
Even the girls who choose to stay active in the beautiful Jerusalem scenery, like Ayelet Schechter from Monsey NY who loves jogging to the Kotel at night to daven Ma’ariv, appreciate the new facility, "I love running outdoors, but it's really nice to have this option for when it gets cold.”
The girls who don’t gravitate to the gym can find a place to call home in the new student lounge right next door.
"וְנִשְׁמַרְתֶּם מְאֹד לְנַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם" דברים ד: טו
“And you shall guard your souls", many commentators explain, that this passuk teaches the Jewish people to keep their bodies healthy in order to better serve Hashem.
We hope to continue our year with healthy bodies and minds!