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  

MAY 

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.
May 4 - May 25
Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Caitlin Glass
$40 member / $48 non-member
New Orleans JCC - 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

 

EVOLUTION OF MIND-MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS TO RELIEVE STRESS AND GAIN PEACE
Change your life and learn to turn your stress into fuel. Say goodbye to the monkey mind and hello to the driver’s seat. In this 4 week course we expose you to Mindful Living and how to create what you want every day. Using a psychosomatic approach into meditation, breathing, and mindful practices you will see the world through new eyes. During this intro course you will gain direction, perspective, and tools to replace stress, anxiety, depression, and fear with peace of mind. Daily practices will be given to do at home, keeping everyone on the same page. Experience a life with peace and have a positive shift for the better on an ongoing basis.
June 6 - June 27
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Matthew Ancira and Rachael Staton
$150 members / $175 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

 

 

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 

MAY 

PILATES 101
An introductory class for those interested in learning basic Pilates. Instructor will teach the evolution of Pilates, techniques, and exercises. During this short class, you will learn to strengthen your core while increasing your body awareness.
Wednesday, May 24
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Patricia Fortier
No charge member / $15 non-member
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

JUNE

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, June 25
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Laura Ates
$15 member / $25 non-member
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

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

 

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, June 11
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Laura Ates
$15 members / $25 non-members
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

 

YOGA WINE DOWN - Metairie
Community-wide Yoga Wine Down! Join Kelly for an hour of flow yoga followed by a social with wine and cheese! All levels are welcome. Free to JCC Members and non-members alike. Please pre-register by June 18, as registration is limited.
Wednesday, June 21
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Ages: 21 and up
Instructor: Kelly Bond
No charge members and non-members
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

JUNE

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

 

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