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

BETTER BALANCE
Balance exercises, along with certain strength exercises, can help prevent falls by improving one's ability to control and maintain body position, whether you are moving or still.
June 14 - July 19
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
$2 member / $2 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown


JULY

OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP WITH BRITTANY
Ready to get in shape and need a push to do it? Join Brittany for a boot camp that will combine interval cardio and strength training drills packed with fun and energizing activities designed to help you reach your fitness goals.
July 5 - July 26
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Brittany Polaski
$40 member / $60 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE
Learn how to be aware and assertive at all times. 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.
Sunday, July 24
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Mel Gold
$5 member / $5 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

AUGUST

BARRE FUSION
Ballet inspired exercise for all fitness levels. Using Pilates based routines, barre effectively strengthens, tones and balances the entire body. Classes use toning, light cardio and resistance exercises followed by stretching to create long, lean muscle without bulk. Class size is limited to 15 participants.
August 3 - August 31
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Kristin Gibbs Smith
$75 member / $100 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

NEIGHBOR NAMASTE
Start your Sunday with friends and a few sweaty sun salutations to see how good the rest of the day can feel! Join JCC yoga instructor Kelly Bond-Osorio for a beginner-friendly morning vinyasa practice outside in Audubon Park. All levels and abilities are welcome. Open to the public. Children and dogs are welcome as long as they are supervised!

Where: Audubon Park, at the corner of Magazine St and Exposition Blvd
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Registration: please register on JCC website
Parking: Street parking is available nearby.
Weather Policy: This event will continue rain or shine, UNLESS rain is accompanied by lightning.
Check out the JCC’s Facebook page for last-minute weather notifications.

WHAT TO BRING
-Yoga mat or large towel
-Comfortable, cool clothes that allow movement
-Water
-Hand towel (if you get sweaty)
-Bug spray (if you want to ward off the mosquitoes!)
-Sunblock

Sunday, August 7
8:00 - 9:00 AM
All ages welcome
Instructor: Kelly Bond-Osorio
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP WITH BRITTANY
Ready to get in shape and need a push to do it? Join Brittany for a boot camp that will combine interval cardio and strength training drills packed with fun and energizing activities designed to help you reach your fitness goals.
August 2 - August 30
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Brittany Polaski
$50 member / $70 non-member
New Orleans JCC – Uptown

 

RELAX AND AWAKEN THROUGH MEDITATION
This is a solutions workshop for stress relief, anxiety reduction, and depression using mindfulness, breathing, and meditation. Everyone is welcome.
Sunday, August 21
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Matthew Ancira
$25 member / $35 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

YOGA DETOX
With summer ending, 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, August 28
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Joanna Russo
$15 member / $20 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

SEPTEMBER

HOW TO CREATE AND COMMIT TO A HOME YOGA PRACTICE
Looking to take your yoga practice to the next level? Love the way asana makes you feel but have trouble making it to class? Empower yourself! In this workshop, we will discuss your goals for your home yoga practice – from stress release to strength to spiritual connection – then practice a variety of poses, exercises and breath work you can choose from to create a practice that meets your own needs. We will talk about what gets in the way of home practice and discuss strategies to help you follow through. All are welcome!
Sunday, September 18
10:00 - 12:00 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Joanna Russo
$20 member / $25 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

OCTOBER

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 calmness – the very same attributes many of us are looking to cultivate in our psyches. Come find your balance.
Sunday, October 9
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Joanna Russo
$15 member / $20 non-member
New Orleans JCC – Uptown

 

METAIRIE 

 

JUNE

SUMMER IN ISRAEL FITNESS CHALLENGE
Get active at the JCC this summer and mark your workouts on a map of Israel. Take this FREE 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 20 - September 11
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Denise Thornton
Free members only
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

  

JULY

AVOIDING THE FRESHMAN 15
Getting a child ready for college? Then this class is for you. Help your child maintain his/her body weight and avoid the ‘freshman 15’. Learn how with JCC nutritionist, Marci Leach.
Wednesday, July 27
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Marci Leach
FREE Members only
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

AUGUST

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, August 30
6:00 - 6:30 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Denise Thornton
No charge member / $15 non-member
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

WATER YOGA
Water Yoga is a fun way to build strength, balance and flexibility while you relax and refresh in the pool. It's a great workout that is easy on your joints. No yoga experience or swimming required.
Sunday, August 21
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Elaine Orr
No charge member / $10 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, August 24
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Emily Trehubenko
$10 member / $15 non-member
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

SEPTEMBER

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS FOR WOMEN
Have fun while training your body to function. Instructor will teach exercises that work your muscles together, thus mimicking your daily movements. Also you will learn the proper exercise techniques, receive a sample functional training workout and be able to design your personal workout.
Tuesday, September 20
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Emily Trehubenko
$10 member / $15 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