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Virtual New Orleans JCC Programming

Upcoming LIVE Programs

Continue to check back for a growing list of JCC programs offered virtually. Facebook Live videos will be held in the members-only Facebook groups associated with the New Orleans JCC Facebook page. Please answer all questions when requesting to join in order to be admitted to the group.

Monday

8:00 AM Deck of Cards Community Workout with Andrew [Facebook Live]
Take a chance on this full-body workout where the moves and reps are determined by playing cards.

10:00 AM Muscle Up Monday with Michael [Facebook Live]
This 30-minute upper and lower body strength class utilizes common household items such as gardening equipment, furniture, canned goods and more in place of fitness equipment. This innovative class will take place outside, but participants can also enjoy in their own living room!

10:45 AM Senior Chair Stretch with Michele [Facebook Live]
This class is designed for seniors at all levels and abilities. Either exercise from a chair or standing, according to your comfort level. The class involves stretching and strength training. Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.

5:15 PM  Open Yoga with Claiborne 
[Facebook Live]
Dynamic and static poses facilitate the creation of a new awareness of your body, breath, and mind.

6:15 PM Cardio & Core with Vanessa [Facebook Live]

Tuesday

10:00 AM Trifecta Cycling with Michael [Facebook Live]
Come enjoy the aerobic thrill and the three fat-burning stages of heart rate training. We will ride through endurance, strength and interval training zones to maximize our ultimate aerobic capacity.

10:00 AM Lego Challenge (Ages 7-13) [Zoom]
Get your Legos ready, clear the table, and participate in a Lego building challenge led by Camp Director Gary. Test your imagination and building skills, and share your creations virtually. 

12:00 PM Mat Pilates with Jordan [Facebook Live]
Mat Pilates provides effective and balanced workouts that improve posture, increase flexibility, and strengthen core stability.

5:00 PM Zumba with Shayra [Zoom]
This fun cardio dance exercise raises your metabolism with movements specifically choreographed to tighten your stomach and core, all to the tune of high energy Latin music.

Wednesday

8:00 AM Community Workout with Andrew - 300 Rep Challenge [Facebook Live]
Take the challenge and join us as we complete 10 rounds of 10 squats, 10 push-ups, and 10 sit-ups!

9:00 AM Low Impact with Monica [Facebook Live]
Our low impact aerobic class is designed to keep one foot on the ground at all times, providing all the benefits of moderate aerobic exercise without high joint impact. *Participants MUST be able to get up and down off of the ground without assistance.

10:00 AM Winning Wednesday with Michael [Facebook Live]
Short intervals of body weight and aerobic exercises help you burn calories and win the day! Other household items can be used if hand weights are not available. Are you ready to win?

10:45 AM Senior Chair Stretch with Monica [Facebook Live]
This hour-long workout requires no more equipment than a sturdy chair. The first half-hour will focus on standing and seated exercises geared towards providing an adequate warmup followed by a light cardio workout. The second half-hour will be dedicated to seated and standing yoga poses. We'll end with a final stretch and brief meditation to help us become more relaxed and centered.


12:00 PM
Yoga for Strength with Alyssa [Facebook Live]
Enjoy all levels of yoga flow, with attention to core engagement, strengthening and moving with the breath.

Thursday

10:30 AM Zumba with Shayra [Zoom]
This fun cardio dance exercise raises your metabolism with movements specifically choreographed to tighten your stomach and core, all to the tune of high energy Latin music.

12:00 PM Hard Core with Michael [Facebook Live]
This 30-minute core class will rejuvenate those abdominal muscles. Focus on balance, coordination, your abdominals, lower back, hips and glutes, all while burning calories! All levels welcome!

3:30 PM Taglit Camper Virtual Hangout [Zoom]

5:00 PM Barre with Michele [Facebook Live]
In just 30 minutes you'll get a complete workout using ballet-based strengthening, toning, cardio, and stretching exercises. Participants will need a chair, light weights, water bottles or cans, and a mat.

Friday

8:00 AM Community Workout with Andrew [Facebook Live]
A full-body workout using a bench or chair.

9:15 AM Power Yoga with Kelly Bond [Zoom]
Incorporating asanas that are geared to stretch & strengthen your body. Each asana is moved through with power & intensity

10:00 AM Family Friday with Michael [Facebook Live]
Time to get the family moving! All ages and abilities are welcome to enjoy a full-body workout with aerobic exercises because nothing is stronger than family. Get fit and have fun together!

11:00 AM Camp Dance Party [Facebook Live]

 

Some of Our Favorite Resources

For all

New Orleans Public Library e-Resources

Free Online Ivy League Courses

Virtual Tour of New Orleans

FREE New Orleans Coloring Pages

NOCHI's Cooking in Quarantine

Health & wellness 

Les Mills Online Workouts - Free online streaming to members during our closure 

LifeFitness - Instant access to easy workouts you can do at home.

Peleton 90-Day Free Trial - Take a mix of yoga, meditation, strength, cycling, running and more

Well + Good -  95+ FREE workouts including HIIT, Yoga, Barre, Pilates, and recovery

JCCs of North America Fitness & Wellness Videos - Workouts from J's across the continent 

NOSA Karate YouTube

OPEN - Tools for creating an active home

Together Counts - At-home resources for family wellness

Dance for Parkinson's At- Home

Children & family

Storyline Online - Books and videos for children

GoNoodle - Videos encouraging movement, mindfulness, cheers, dances, and family fun

Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing

Free Educational Subscriptions - List of educational companies offering free subscriptions and services due to school closures

Action for Healthy Kids - Healthy Activities To Do At Home

Action for Healthy Kids - Resources for Schools and Families During COVID-19/Coronavirus

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems

New Orleans Mom - Local Digital Resources for Kids

Crayola At Home

Jewish culture

Harvard University Online - Judaism Through Its Scriptures

ChaiFlicks - 30-Day free trial of Menemsha Films' new streaming service dedicated solely to JEWISH themed films and entertainment

PJ Library Audio Hub - Jewish stories and audiobooks

Seniors

Play your favorite games online anytime until we can resume our regular Tuesday Games Day.

247 Mah Jongg 

Bridge Base Online

World of Solitaire

Content from JCCs Across North America

JCC Live

JCC MetroWest Live

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston Virtual Program Listing

Addison Penzak JCC Los Gatos Virtual Fitness Classes

Boulder JCC Online Programs

JCC of Greater Columbus Virtual J

JCC of Greater Baltimore Virtual J 

JCC of Greater Boston Virtual Classes

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh Beyond Our Walls

IMPORTANT VIDEO DISCLAIMER

The content of New Orleans JCC video is for entertainment only. JCC is not a medical organization and its instructors or staff cannot provide medical advice or diagnosis. Physical exercise in all forms, even without equipment, is a strenuous physical activity. As such, you should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this fitness program or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for you. If you are predisposed to a medical condition that may be worsened by physical exercise, please do not start this fitness program. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately. If you think you are having a medical or health emergency, call your health care professional, or 911, immediately.

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