Class Descriptions and Schedule
From the moment you walk into the Milton and Betty Katz JCC, you’ll know this is far from the ordinary health club. From our state of the art facilities to our caring and amazing staff, we are here to serve you and provide a truly one of a kind group exercise experience. With a full array of top notch classes and instructors with a superior level of expertise, it’s easy to see why our JCC Group Exercise Team sets us apart. We are continually adding new and innovative group exercise programming. We promise you will not be disappointed!
What sets us apart from other health clubs is the first class member experience we provide in all of our group exercise classes. Each time you walk into one of our classes, you are greeted with a warm smile and words of encouragement from members and instructors alike. Allow us to provide everything you need to achieve your fitness goals and let us show you how hard we work to provide a fun and exciting place for you to workout.
So when you ask, "Why JCC group exercise?”, the answer is simple: because we provide amazing group exercise classes that will help you reach your fitness goals. With over 85 classes per week, we have something for everyone. Classes include but are not limited to Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Meditation, Pumpin' Iron, Piloxing, Yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, Zumba, Aquasize classes, step n sculpt, boot camp, ballet barre, kettle bells, fitness fusion and so much more! Come see what the buzz is about!
AB’solution - This class is designed to enhance the critical function of your spine. Your abs’ main job is to stabilize your spin. In fact, your midsection muscles are the reason your torso stays upright instead of falling forward due to gravity. So your abs actually prevent your spine from flexing. This workout is not your usual ab routine. Come prepared to work! Suited for everyone.
Ballet TONE - All the fitness benefits of ballet without a formal dance class. Work is done mostly on the ‘barre’ to tone, strengthen and improve flexibility. Suited for everyone!
Bokwa® is a new and completely different approach to group exercise that is rapidly spreading across the globe. Bokwa® participants draw letters and numbers with their feet while performing an energizing and addictive cardio workout routine. Moving together to today’s most popular music, participants off all ages draw the Bokwa® L, 3, J, K and dozens of other steps. For all ages and fitness levels.
CARDIO BOXING – Join Lawrence as he takes you through a cardio-based class designed to challenge your mind, strengthen your core, improve your balance and flexibility by incorporating pad-work and boxing fundamentals. This class is designed for everyone.
Chi Kung - This system uses slow, gentle movements, mental concentration and physical relaxation to enhance overall wellness. The goal is to work with life force (chi or qi) within and around us, to harmonize the mind and body to increase health and prevent illness. Benefits include better balance, reduced stress, lower blood pressure, relief from joint discomfort, improve respiration, circulation and digestion. Suited for everyone.
CORE CAMP– Tone and strengthen your core by leveraging your body. Sweat like never before. Suited for everyone.
Extreme Circuit - Have you been training for a while? You may well have a higher than average level of fitness, but are you pushing yourself to the limit? Even if you’re new to fitness and are looking to get out of your comfort zone, this class is for you. Start and end here! Suited for everyone.
Fitness Fusion – A great strength training and body conditioning class. Suited for everyone.
Indoor Cycling (a/k/a “Spinning”) Burn between 400-700 calories as you’re visually guided through hills, flats and any other terrain that a bike can get to. INTENSE CARDIO. Beginners are welcome! Suited for everyone.
Lite Combo – This class includes low impact conditioning and resistance using weights, bands and tubing. Suited for everyone.
Meditation - Utilize techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy (chi, ki, prana, etc.), develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. It may be done sitting or in an active way – whatever you choose. Suited for everyone.
MoveIT SERIES*–(*formerly “Seniorsize” / “Senior Movement”) – name change only.
MoveIT1* -seated chair workout designed for anyone seeking to improve strength, flexibility & joint mobility
MoveIT2* - A great cardio workout emphasizing fun and fabulous music...designed for anyone seeking to improve balance, cardiovascular strength, flexibility and joint mobility. Suited for everyone.
Piloxing – This fun workout uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing into a fat torching and muscle sculpting guaranteed to whip you into shape. Experience the transformation as you attain a slick, sexy and powerful self-image. Suited for all and guaranteed to ‘hook’ you right in!
Pilates – Focus on breathing, posture and body alignment. Enhance muscle control and core stability. Get rid of that back pain by strengthening that core. Suited for everyone.
Pumpin’ IRON– Stave off osteoporosis and increase bone density. Resistance training workout with focus on low weight loads and high repetition movements. Burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning all with using a barbell. Anyone new to Pumpin IRON’ is kindly asked to first attend the INTRO to Pumpin' Iron (check class schedule for times). For safety reasons, there will be no admittance 5 minutes after any of the PUMPIN’ IRON classes begin. Thank you.
Resist-A-Ball – An ‘old school’ classic that never goes out of style! Stretch and tone muscles you never knew you had. Hit all your muscles hard – especially your core. Modificatios offered and beginners are welcome. Suited for everyone.
Step ‘N Sculpt - Another ‘old school’ classic that never goes out of style. Remember when ‘around the world’ didn’t mean a vacation? Sculpting and ab workout included. Suited for everyone.
S.W.E.A.T. –Stepping (optional), with, Exertion, Agility, & Training (kicks, punches & jabs), in a fun-filled environment. Suited for everyone.
T’AI CHI – Wu style. Slow series of choreographed movements emphasizing deep breathing and relaxation rather than physical, strength, making it suitable for everyone regardless of age, size or physical condition. The primary benefits will be stress reduction and management and overall wellness.
TRIPLE Threat –Combines intervals of strength, cardio and core moves to firm those trouble zones. Suited for everyone.
Yoga – Using meditation, creative movement to promote balance, strength, flexibility and relaxation through various postures and breathing techniques. Suited for everyone.
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Yogilates – Fusion of Yoga and Pilates. Suited for everyone.
Zumba – Fun Latin-based cardio work out. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Suited for everyone.