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

 

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

 

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

 

SHAKE YOUR SOUL: THE YOGA OF DANCE 
Shake Your Soul®: the Yoga of Dance is a movement practice that calms the nervous system, energizes the body, and awakens the soul through powerful, fluid dance movements set to world music. You’ll be led into movements that help release tension and restore fluidity, and you’ll be encouraged to play and allow your own creative expression to come through. Whether you’re a complete beginner in dance or a seasoned veteran, there is room for you here. Come explore the power of dance in this joyful, sweaty community and awaken the natural dancer in you!
Friday, August 26
5:15 - 6:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Lisa Lutton
$12 member / $15 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

GET FIT WITH HIT (HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING)
Interval Style training that will boost fat loss through body weight exercises, super set weight training, plyometrics, and more. Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels welcome. Please pre-register to ensure enrollment.
September 6 - September 27
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Brittany Polaski
$40 member / $60 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

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

PINK FRIDAYS
October is Breast Cancer awareness month. Support the fight against breast cancer by wearing something pink every Friday in October.
Fridays, October 7 - October 28
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Katie Tillery
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

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 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

OCTOBER

PINK FRIDAYS
October is Breast Cancer awareness month. Support the fight against breast cancer by wearing something pink every Friday in October.
Fridays, October 7 - October 28
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Denise Thornton
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

For more information contact

Katie Kiefer Tillery | Uptown Wellness Directorkatie@nojcc.org

Denise Thornton | Metairie Wellness Directordenise@nojcc.org