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

BETTER BALANCE
Improve your balance with instructor Debra Mouton.
September 20 - December 27
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
$2 member / $2 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

DECEMBER 

DO SOMETHING NICE FOR YOUR BACK
Does your back ever trouble you? Does it ever feel stiff in the morning, or out of sorts when you sit still for too long? This workshop will help you develop flexibility in the spine and support your overall back health. We will engage in gentle twists and rotations, and exercises that strengthen the back and core. The practice will involve lots of deep breaths and conscious stretching. All are welcome!
Sunday, December 11
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Joanna Russo
$20 member / $25 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE
Learn how to be aware and assertive at all times from fifth degree black belt and master in tai kwon do. If you have to defend yourself, there are no rules. This self-defense workshop will teach you survival skills that will allow you to defeat any attacker, regardless of size. Wear workout attire.
Thursday, December 29
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Dr. Mel Gold
$5 member / $5 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

JANUARY

YOGA DETOX
A new year is upon us! Now is the time to detoxify and cleanse the body and mind. We will work up a sweat with a flowing vinyasa sequence, use twists to wring out toxins and support the digestive track, and practice simple inversions to flush the lymphatic system clean. We will close with an extended period of deep relaxation and yoga nidra, leaving you feeling relaxed, refreshed and cleansed.
Sunday, January 8
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Joanna Russo
$20 member / $25 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

FEBRUARY

YOGA TO BALANCE THE BODY AND MIND
Who among us isn't aiming for more balance in our lives? In this yoga workshop, we will practice a combination of core strengthening, vinyasa flow, guided breath work, and postures that gently push us to develop balance in the physical body. Physical balance requires attention, steadiness and calm – the very same attributes many of us are looking to cultivate in our psyches. Come find your balance.
Sunday, February 12
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Joanna Russo
$20 member / $25 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

METAIRIE  

DECEMBER

TRY-A-THON
Have you ever wanted to try Zumba, Muscle Mania, or Coach by Color Cycling? Come sample a variety of group exercise classes at our Try-A-Thon. Rotate through four, 20 minute classes in ninety minutes. Finish all classes and become eligible for prize drawings. Spaces are limited.
Monday, December 12
5:45 - 7:15 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Free member / Free when guest of member non-member
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

WOMEN ON WEIGHTS
In this one day class, women learn the right amount of weight to use when lifting to tone and/or strengthen their muscles without bulking up. Safe lifting techniques are also taught.
Wednesday, December 14
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Emily Trehubenko
$10 member / $15 non-member
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

JANUARY

CYCLING 101
An introductory class especially designed for beginner riders, Cycling 101 covers everything a beginner needs to know about indoor cycling classes: proper bike setup, riding techniques, breathing, bike handle positions, riding positions, and more. Class includes a short, easy ride. Great for first-timers!
Tuesday, January 24
6:00 - 6:30 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Denise Thornton
No charge member / $15 non-member
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

TRY-A-THON
Have you ever wanted to try Zumba, Cycling, Kickboxing, Yoga, or TRX? Come sample a variety of these classes at our Try-A-Thon. Rotate through up to five 15-20 minute classes in two hours. Must register - spaces are limited
Sunday, January 29
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 16 and up
No charge members and non-members
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

For more information contact

Katie Kiefer Tillery | Uptown Wellness Directorkatie@nojcc.org

Denise Thornton | Metairie Wellness Directordenise@nojcc.org