Three different workouts in one!
This class offers 20 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of strength training and 20 minutes of core and stretching. It's a terrific workout and is suitable for all levels.
Barre fitness is a hybrid workout class that is inspired by elements of ballet, Pilates, dance and strength training. It focuses on high reps and low-range, low-impact movements. Most classes will incorporate a ballet barre and will make use of exercise equipment such as bands and small balls. These classes will also incorporate classic dance moves such as plies, alongside static stretches.
This program is a low-intensity, slow-paced, weight-bearing and resistance workout incorporating functional movements. It is designed to increase muscle strength, endurance, and prevent fall-related injuries. The program is suitable for anyone with low bone density or osteoporosis. We will start movements sitting on our chair and then progress to standing up for simple sequences that incorporate gentle bending, rising/sinking, stretching, pushing/pulling, swaying and range of motion in joints. You will have the option to stand according to your individual conditioning and stamina. There is no floor work in this workout.
Chair yoga is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. It is also a great form of yoga for beginners, seniors, anyone who has trouble getting on and off the floor, or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle practice.
Functional fitness is a crossfit inspired, intense strength workout that readies your body for everyday activities. This class might include movements such as running/jogging, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, rotation, lunging, and core work. This class is most suitable for intermediate to advanced level exercisers who want to be pushed to their limit.
Hatha focuses on combining breath and movement during traditional sun salutations. The movements in a Yoga class will help you to develop strength, flexibility, and mental concentration, creating a calmer mind and healthier body. Classes also include elements of mindfulness, relaxation, and breath awareness. Yoga classes at the JCC are designed for mixed-level participants.
Pilates and Stretch
Pilates is a method of exercise that will help to develop your strength, flexibility, and endurance. Pilates emphasizes the development of core strength, muscular balance, and proper body alignment. This class is suitable for all levels. This class has a warm-up and heating section, strengthening exercises, and finishes with relaxation. It’s perfect if you experience low energy, stress, tension or just want to improve strength and mobility.
Restorative yoga and Stretch is restful practice that holds yoga poses (asanas) and stretches for a longer duration, using props like yoga blocks, blankets, and bolsters. It is suitable for all levels and it encourages physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Unlike more active yoga styles such as Vinyasa or Hot Yoga, this practice emphasizes the meditative aspect of yoga with long holds, stillness, and deep breathing. This class contains elements of Hatha yoga and traditional stretching techniques as well.
Stretch + Strength
Get the best of two formats with Stretch and Strength! This class will first target all of your muscles with a strength training workout and then move into a relaxing stretch workout that will rebalance your body, reduce your risk of injury, and leave you feeling relaxed. Don't forget your mat!
The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning “to unite.” The practice aims to create a union between your body, mind and spirit. Movements in a Yoga class will help you to develop strength, flexibility, and mental concentration. Yoga classes at the JCC are designed for mixed-level participants.
Animal Flow is a structured series of animal-style, ground based exercises that can be linked together to form fluid movements (similar to yoga). It's good for building mobility, strength and developing motor control. Learn travelling movement forms such as the Ape, Crab, Beast, Scorpion and Side Kick through, and then learn how to link them together.
Bars + Plates
Bars and Plates is a high-rep strength training workout that targets all of your major muscle groups. This fun, choreographed, music-driven workout is designed to burn calories, build strength and muscular endurance, and improve bone health.
Bootcamp & Bar Strength
Prepare for a challenge! Bootcamp & Bar Strength is a high-intensity, athletic agility and strength training class. Expect some cardiovascular challenges and high-rep strength training with our bars and plate equipment.
Prepare for a great cardiovascular workout! Pedal through hill climbs, sprints, and many other challenging drills and exercises on a stationary bike. Remember to bring a towel and water bottle!
This is a foundational yoga class that is suitable for all levels of mobility. Options and props will be provided including
weights, blocks and straps. Adaptations will be offered.
Kettlebell Conditioning is a high-intensity, ballistic workout that can help meet your toughest fitness goals. This particular class is best suited for regular gym-goers who have an established level of fitness; however, modifications will always be given for participants who are new to class. Kettlebell workouts combine functional, compound exercises such as swings, cleans and presses that will work multiple muscle groups. You will develop strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning through this ultimate “momentum-based” workout that has been around since the 5th century!
Power Yoga is a flowing Ashtanga yoga practice with a focus on building strength and stamina. Calm your mind while simultaneously building muscle and increasing flexibility! Intermediate-level fitness or previous experience in yoga classes is recommended for Power Yoga classes.
Stability Ball & Mobility
You can expect a serious core workout in this class, which makes use a large, round, inflatable ball for a variety of exercises that work your low back, hip flexors, and core. Improve your range of motion with foam rolling, and mobilize your body in healthy, stable positions to reinforce good movement patterns.
This class will include stretches for the entire body. Stretch classes feature classical dynamic, static, and/or yoga postures to stretch and strengthen the body, calm your mind, and reduce your risk of injury.
Yoga Pilates Fusion
Yoga Pilates Fusion is a wonderful blend of both disciplines in one great class. It harnesses the flowing meditative and creative sequences of Yoga with the core strengthening exercises of Pilates. You will leave your mat feeling strong, focused and refreshed.
This low-impact class is performed in the shallow or deep end of our saltwater pool and is designed to improve joint stability, coordination, heart health, and strength. The class will incorporate cardio and strength, using water dumbbells, noodles, and flotation belts.
Range of Motion (ROM) Aquafit is a gentle, no-impact water workout to enhance joint mobility. Participants will receive instruction to move the joint through flexion, extension, and rotation in a controlled manner. Designed for participants who are rehabilitating and/or have minor mobility challenges.
Deep Water Aquafit
This class is done in the deep end of the pool and utilizes buoyancy belts or pool noodles to keep you suspended. Being suspended in the water can increase the intensity of the movements, as well as strengthen your core. You can expect both cardio and strength exercises in this class. Participants are welcome to attend class in the shallow end and modify the exercises that are shown, just note that the class is specifically designed for deep end participants.
Beginner Tai Chi
Discover the true joy of Tai Chi. Decrease stress and improve stability, strength and flexibility while learning a series of split motions, linking them together over time like a flowing river.
Cardio Box + Core
Cardio Box+Core is a high-energy, music-driven workout that features cardio kickboxing combinations, sports drills, and dancing in a party atmosphere. Prepare yourself for a fun, exciting, and powerful interval-based cardio workout for all levels, followed by 10 to 15 minutes of core and mobility work.
A dynamic, full-body workout that simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening, while engaging all 650 muscles. Through standing and floor work, this class will increase your flexibility and mobility for a healthy, toned, and pain-free body.
Groove is an interactive and creative group dance experience. With great music, your facilitator will unite everyone in a simple movement or rhythm but you get to dance it your own unique way.
Pilates is a beginner-friendly method of exercise that will help to develop your strength, flexibility, and endurance. Pilates emphasizes the development of core strength, muscular balance, and proper body alignment. This class is suitable for all levels.
Restorative Pilates is a class specifically designed to improve balance and flexibility, as well as assist in rehabilitation from injury or surgery. If you have back pain, a knee injury, hip replacement, or shoulder impingement, this is the class for you.
This is a Total Body Workout that may use free weights, bands, and more. Depending on the class, you'll target all your muscles, including the hips, glutes, thighs, chest, back, shoulders, and arms. The workout is full of tried-and-true classics, from squats and lunges to push-ups and more!
Strong Nation combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves in a high-intensity, music-driven class. In a Strong Nation class, you can expect HIIT style movements such as skaters, jumping jacks, kickboxing drills and push-ups. This class also incorporates core work and a gentle stretch at the end of class, to reward you for all your hard work.
Zumba will make your workout feel like a dance party! Sweat and sway while you perform simple choreography to great Latin music. Zumba dance moves are easy to follow and may include salsa, meringue, hip-hop, calypso, cubia, quebradita, country, rock, flamenco, and belly dancing. Have fun and get fit at the same time!
group exercise classes
Rooftop Polar Bear Cycle-Mike, Connie and Gary - Sunday, Mar 3, TWO times to choose from:
10:30-11:30 am with Connie, Mike and Gary
11:45 am- 12:45 pm with Mike and Lia
Our Polar Bear cycle is back! Come whether the cold through fantastic tunes! Please sign up for only one session.
Yoga for the Hostages - Saturday, Mar 9, 7:30-8:30 pm
Inspired by reports of hostage Carmel Gat teaching yoga to fellow hostages, Israeli Connection and Fitness offer a special community yoga class in solidarity with the hostages and their families. Come together in community for a meaningful yoga experience while keeping the hostages held in Gaza at the forefront of our minds. Proceeds from this event will go to the MNjcc's effort to support the families of the hostages and the Israeli community. This event is in partnership with Emerging Communities, UJA Federation, Mosaic United, and the Israeli Canadian Project-Prosserman JCC. Please wear black. Mats will provided, but please feel welcome to bring your own mat.