Group Fitness Class Descriptions
For descriptions of our ongoing weekly classes that are free for Full Center Members, see our Regular Class Descriptions below.
For specialty, fee-based classes, see our Specialty Class Descriptions below.
For more information, contact Judy Gadbois, Group Fitness Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7478. For information about Pilates or yoga classes, contact Kelly Gosk, Pilates and Yoga Coordinator, at email@example.com. For information about aquatics classes, contact the Aquatics Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7428.
In addition to our regular group fitness classes, which are complimentary for Full Center Members, we also offer the following fee-based classes. We offer new classes on a regular basis so check back from time to time, to see what's new.
To register for these classes, please fill out a registration form.
Krav Maga (ages 15+)
Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israel Defense Forces but has also been taught to thousands of civilians in Israel and other countries. It consists of practical, easy-to-learn fighting techniques that can be learned by people of varying fitness levels. Krav Maga improves conditioning, balance, dexterity, reflexes, and overall fitness. Our instructors are Shlomi Katz and Tomer Davidovich.
Classes are ongoing and you can start at any time. Offered on Mondays from 7:30-8:30pm in Studio A. (Note: We are no longer offering Friday classes for Krav Maga.)
Try your first class for free! Monthly fee for Full Center Members is $75. Monthly fee for Social Members and non-members is $90. For March 2014, the fee is $95/$113 because March has 5 weeks of class.
Please note: There will be no Krav Maga class on 12/27.
CM = Full Center Member SM = Social Member NM = Non-member
The JCC offers more than 70 group fitness classes each week. These classes are free for Full Center Members. Social Members and non-members pay a day pass fee of $15 for Social Members and $25 for non-members.
For days and times, see the Group Fitness Schedule.
Take bootcamp into the water with high intensity drills for a total body aquatic workout.
Get out of the studio and into the pool for this non-impact, total body workout. Improve cardiovascular stamina, muscular endurance, flexibility, and range of motion.
Use water resistance to build strength and cardiovascular endurance.
Tabata in the pool! Tabata is a high-intensity training regimen that produces remarkable results. A Tabata workout consists of several basic athletic moves done for a short period of time but performed at a high intensity level, with a short rest in between. In Aqua Tabata, we use water resistance with several basic aqua moves.
Mix it up with dumbbells, balls, body bars and bands for a great total body workout! Work at your own level while you define, condition, and strengthen all major muscle groups.
A fast-paced core, interval training class that incorporates calisthenics such as push-ups, jumping jacks, sit-ups, running in place and football-style drills. Alternating quickly between movements helps to burn calories and fat faster. Modifications will be provided for all levels.
Combine Body Sculpt with cardio intervals for a total body workout!
An active, powerful yoga that flows through many Sun Salutations into various standing and balancing poses. The practice also includes a challenging series of Pilates-based abdominal toners and strengtheners.
A 45 minute spinning class that will take you through all phases of true cycling. Great for those who may not have time for a full hour of Spin. A great workout for all.
Strengthen and relax your body and mind. The selected postures allow you to gain a deeper sense of mental focus, clarity, and relaxation.
Experience calmness, mindfulness, and an improved awareness of your own mind. The class starts with an introduction to meditation followed by breath meditation, guided meditation, and finally silent meditation.
Combine the principles of Iyengar yoga and the fluidity of Vinyasa at a pace that suits the practitioner. Flow integrates breath and movement, awareness and alignment, and strength and flexibility.
Blend several styles of Yoga into one with an emphasis on core strength, flexibility, balance, concentration and breath control.
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
HIIT is a challenging format that alternates bouts of intense athletic movement with brief recovery periods. Using more than 12 interval exercises per class, the workout will incorporate cardiovascular and strength drills that are accessible to participants of all fitness levels.
Precise alignment of muscles, bones and joints is the main focus. Rather than moving quickly through the postures, you may spend many minutes in one pose and use props to align your body properly.
Use the step platform to keep your mind busy and your heart pumping. This class has intermediate to advanced intensity and choreography.
An athletic dance fitness workout that's easy to follow. It combines dance and high energy music for a workout that is bound to get your heart rate up and your body moving. You'll work up a sweat while having FUN!
J Dance meets on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am. Each month we have a different instructor and a different type of dance!
The J Method
The J Method workout creates a lean, firm, sculpted body by combining isometrics, dance conditioning, the science of physical therapy and interval training.
A cardiovascular workout using the basic techniques of kickboxing to develop overall endurance, conditioning, and stamina and then half an hour of sculpting with weights.
Light and Easy Aerobics
Light on the joints and easy to follow, this low-impact aerobics class uses simple choreographed movement patterns that emphasize full range of motion.
On the Ball
Cardio, strength and core exercises all using the Stability Ball! Keep it simple with one piece of equipment that will be sure to challenge you.
This class takes you through a series of exercises focused on strengthening the core muscles: that is, the muscles of the hips, back, abdominals, and glutes.
Take it to the core with a dynamic, challenging, progressive Pilates Mat workout focusing on your powerhouse (core). Lengthen, strengthen, and transform your body and mind towards your ABSolute potential.
Indoor-cycling program using high-performance, fully adjustable, stationary bicycles. The fundamental techniques and positions presented have been carefully selected to ensure a safe, fun, and effective workout for every student, regardless of fitness level. Reservations recommended; call the JCC Service Desk at 408.357.7429 up to one hour before the class starts. Read about our Spin Ticket System.
Spinning & Core and Spin Sculpt
Combine indoor cycling with core exercises for a great workout! This class is great for those who may not like a full hour of spinning. (Sculpt works on upper body). Reservations recommended; call the JCC Service Desk at 408.357.7429 up to one hour before the class starts. Read about our Spin Ticket System.
Stretching and Flexibility
Flexibility, balance and stretching, all in one! Stretch your body from head to toe, while strengthening your core and improving your concentration and balance.
Tabata is a high-intensity training regimen that produces remarkable results. A Tabata workout consists of several basic athletic moves done for a short period of time but performed at a high intensity level, with a short rest in between. You will see the results in your body.
Therapeutic Yoga Flow
Inspired by Yoga Tune Up®,this class is designed to tone, stretch, and strengthen the body as well as relieve and heal muscle fibers. Using self massage, props, classical and non-traditional asanas you will leave with a new perspective on your body and your practice.
A dynamic system of practicing asanas that focuses on the synchronization of breath and the continuous flow of movement. Build heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and mental focus.
Intended for all student levels, Yoga Fundamentals reinforces a strong and stable foundation on which to build your practice. Each class is devoted to a theme which will help you deepen your practice while challenging your mind and body.
Combination of Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements in an invigorating and strengthening flow.
Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Classes are energizing and totally exhilarating, and build a camaraderie among students.
Takes the Zumba® formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of a mature audience and anyone wanting a slower pace. What stays the same are all the elements Zumba is known for: zesty Latin music, easy-to-follow moves, and the invigorating atmosphere.