Specialty Classes

 

TRX suspension training uses your own body weight for resistance. TRX certified trainers teach you to engage your core and work all muscle groups during each class.  Click here for all of our TRX training and class offerings.

  

UPTOWN   

JUNE

ADULT BALLET - Mondays
Love ballet? Have always wanted to take ballet? Either way, this class is for you. Join us for a fun, inspirational class with beautiful music while learning classical ballet technique, strengthening your core, and tapping in to your creative side. Improve your posture, balance, and muscle tone. Whether you’re a true beginner or a seasoned dancer for life, there is room for you at the barre!
June 5 - June 26
Mondays, 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Kelly Haber
$60 members / $80 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

ADULT BALLET - Tuesdays
Love ballet? Have always wanted to take ballet? Either way, this class is for you. Join us for a fun, inspirational class with beautiful music while learning classical ballet technique, strengthening your core, and tapping in to your creative side. Improve your posture, balance, and muscle tone. Whether you’re a true beginner or a seasoned dancer for life, there is room for you at the barre!"
June 6 - June 27
Tuesdays, 6:45 - 8:00 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Kelly Haber
$60 members / $80 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

NIA DANCE
Nia cardio-dance workouts combine the dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes - body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Nia is a welcoming community that encourages dancing in your body's way; it is non-impact and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.
June 7 - June 28
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Caitlin Glass
$40 members / $48 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

PULSEPOINT BARRE
Pulsepointe Barre class is a high energy total body workout choreographed to the beat of motivating music that will instantly put you ""in the zone"". This class uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet, yoga and Pilates to sculpt, slim, and lengthen your entire body. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing strength training movements that target a specific set of muscles combined with isometric movements. The class incorporates light handheld weights to bring the burn during all those reps, as well as mats for targeted core work.
No experience required! Low impact, so it's easy on joints!
June 7 - June 28
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Rebecca Hart
$40 members / $48 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

JULY 

FLY WITH ME: ARM BALANCE WORKSHOP
Join Kelly Bond-Osorio as we fly and float through the art of arm balances! Some of the most empowering (and daunting) postures in yoga, arm balances have the potential to help us tune in to our own inner strength and courage, as well as our innate playfulness. Learn techniques to create lightness and space through an understanding of the mechanics and leverage of arm balances. Feeling inspired to try these intermediate and advanced asanas, but not sure where to start or if you have the necessary strength and flexibility to practice them? Following a thorough warm-up, we’ll take the time to investigate correct alignment to practice these postures with integrity, whether going for the full expression of the pose or just placing both hands down in preparation. A fun and engaging workshop designed to suit all levels of yoga practitioners, although some experience with yoga is recommended. Come fly with me!
Sunday, July 16
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Kelly Bond-Osorio
$20 member / $30 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

NIA DANCE
Nia cardio-dance workouts combine the dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes - body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Nia is a welcoming community that encourages dancing in your body's way; it is non-impact and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.
July 5 - July 26
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Caitlin Glass
$40 members / $48 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

METAIRIE  

JUNE 

KETTLE BELL TRAINING
Kettle Bell Training works your entire body, offering an intense workout with a wide variety of benefits. Look for improvements in your overall strength and flexibility while increasing aerobic conditioning and developing your core. A trained kettle bell instructor will lead you through swings, squats, lunges, Russian twists, halos and much more.
Wednesday, June 28
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Dotty Sutton
$10 member / $15 non-member
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

SUMMER IN ISRAEL FITNESS CHALLENGE
Get active at the JCC this summer and mark your workouts on a map of Israel. Take this 12-week fitness challenge by exercising at JCC three days a week. Move from one destination on the map to the next as your weekly activities are recorded.
June 21 - September 12
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Denise Thornton
$5 members only
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

WATER AEROBICS
Water Aerobics is a fun, refreshing pool workout that focuses on endurance, strength and balance while going easy on the joints. Swimming is not required. All fitness levels welcome.
June 5 - August 23
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Various
No charge members / $10 per class non-members
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

JULY

FINDING BALANCE
Take your yoga practice off the mat! Enhance your peace of mind and physical well-being with this interactive class, which also includes breathing techniques, yoga poses, and stretches. Overcome daily stresses and physical imbalances as you live life with a greater sense of calm and better balance. All levels are welcome!
Sunday, July 16
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Rachel Piercey
$20 members / $30 non-members
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

AUGUST

ALIGNMENT CLASS II
If you enjoyed the Postural Alignment Assessment class, then continue your progress with the Alignment Class II. Master yoga teacher Laura Ates will once again guide the class through yoga poses that further support your postural alignment and strengthen your spine.
Sunday, August 27
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Laura Ates
$15 member / $25 non-member
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

BUILDING BLOCKS: INVERSION WORKSHOP
Join Kelly Bond-Osorio as you put your heart above your head, both literally and figuratively, and reap all the benefits inversions can offer! Stimulate circulation, strengthen your core, improve mental awareness, and calm the mind! Inversions can be some of the most empowering and beneficial postures in yoga, asking us to move through our fears to see the world from a different perspective. Following a thorough warm-up, we’ll study simple inversions such as uttanasana (standing forward bend) as well as the more advanced sirsasana (headstand)—and many in between—taking the time build our alignment from the ground up, or from the top down, depending on your perspective! A fun and engaging workshop designed to suit all levels of yoga practitioners, although some experience with yoga is recommended. Learn techniques to put you at ease as you turn your world upside down!
Sunday, August 20
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Kelly Bond-Osorio
$20 member / $30 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

POSTURAL ALIGNMENT ASSESSMENT
Do you suffer from back pain due to bad posture? Laura Ates, Master yoga teacher will access your postural alignment from head to feet. Students will mindfully restore the spine to its natural and relaxed position while releasing stress and tension. Those who sit or stand all day will enjoy a newly revived spinal awareness, reducing the risk of future postural complaints.
Sunday, August 20
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Laura Ates
$15 member / $25 non-member
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

 

 

For more information contact

Katie Kiefer Tillery | Uptown Wellness Directorkatie@nojcc.org

Denise Thornton | Metairie Wellness Directordenise@nojcc.org