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Specialty Wellness Classes

The Katz JCC has a variety of specialty wellness classes and programs that are intended for people seeking recovery from illness, a specific health condition, or those looking to improve their overall health. Work with one of our exercise specialists and learn how to succeed through the progression of specific training that focuses on improving functional capacity, improving joint range of motion, minimizing fatigue, and preventing illness.

Adult Ballet

Come enjoy the beauty and grace of classical ballet! This is a perfect class for those getting started or revisiting ballet again as an adult. This class will cover basic ballet positions, steps and vocabulary with a focus on the student’s awareness of proper posture and body alignment. Barre work and center floor exercises will be given to enhance coordination, strength, balance and flexibility. Participants will also develop a sense of musical awareness and movement quality. No prior ballet experience necessary. Socks or Ballet shoes are recommended.

Wednesdays, January 3 – February 21

Time: 10:45am – 11:45am

Location: JFlow Studio

Cost: $112/Member, $132/Limited Member, Guest – JPath and Affiliate Member

Free Trial: Wednesday, 12/13

Register Here for the Free Trial

Register Here for the 8-Week Session

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

Fit for Kids

Power the kids up in this innovative wellness program which combines action-packed fitness, fun and delicious nutrition. Various types of exercise will be introduced followed by nutrition tips and tasting healthy recipes.

K through 1st Grade / Register Online

2nd – 6th Grade / Register Online

Sunday, January 7

Sunday, January 14

Sunday, January 21

Sunday, January 28

Sunday, February 18

Sunday, February 25

Sunday, March 3rd

Sunday, March 10th

Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm

Location: JFit Studio

Members: $10 per class / Guests: $15 per class

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

 

Yoga for Kids

4-Week Session: Mondays, February 26 – March 18
Time: 4:15pm-4:50pm
Ages: 3-6
Instructor: Nancy Davis
Location: JFlow Studio
Cost:  $75/Full Facility Members, $85/Basic Members & Guests
Register Here

From Chaos to Calm, From Stressed to Stillness! Help your child manage those big emotions with Kids Yoga! From 3-6 years old, children learn breathing techniques that can help them manage those BIG FEELINGS that they can’t really understand and/or verbalize. By incorporating movement, songs, stories and art, your child will have the opportunity to explore yoga in many different forms. Join us for this four week session as we have fun with Kids Yoga!

Let’s Dance!

Come join Patty Palese for 45 minutes of dancing and fun to music from the 50’s to the 70’s with choreography made simple, easy to learn, and fun to perform in class!

Instructor: Patty Palese

Fridays

Winter 1: January 12 – February 16 / Register Online

Winter 2: February 23 – March 29 / Register Online

Time: 11:30am-12:15pm

Cost:  $45/Full Facility Members, $60/Basic Members & Guests

Location: JFlow Studio

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Intro to Stand Tall

An introduction to posture and balance improvement through exercises focusing on core and leg strength.

Fridays

Winter 1: January 12 – February 16 / Register Online

Winter 2: February 23 – March 29 / Register Online

Time: 10:30-11:30AM

J360 Studio • $50/Full Facility Member, $70/Basic Member and Guest

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Advanced Stand Tall

Improve posture and balance through exercises focusing on core and leg strength.

Wednesdays

Winter 1: December 27 – January 31 / Register Online

Winter 2: February 7 – March 13 / Register Online

Time: 10:30-11:30am

J360 Studio • $50/Full Facility Member, $70/Basic Member and Guest

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Israeli Dance

Each session will include some instruction along with a mixture of circle & line dances. You can join us on your own or with friends and will feel included. All skill levels are welcome.

7PM-9:45PM

Tuesday, December 5
Monday, January 8
Monday, January 22
Tuesday, January 30

Register Online

Katz JCC Social Hall • $8/Full Facility Member, $10/Basic Member and Guest

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

STRONG(HER) 

7 Week Program: Thursdays, November 9 – December 28

*No Class on November 23*

Register Here

Times: 5-6pm

This is a hands-on program that combines education and practical application of a variety of weight-based training modalities. This program is a personal challenge for you to undertake and not a competition with others. Whatever your goals may be for joining, the program is here to assist in achieving those goals, along with helping you increase lean muscle mass, improve bone mineral density, and feel more comfortable and confidant when it come to resistance training. You will be introduced to using free weights, machines, bands, and bodyweight-based resistance concepts.

Location: Gym Fitness Floor

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Intermediate Hatha Yoga with Christine Buck

6-Week Session: Saturdays, January 13 – February 17

Time: 11AM-12PM

Location: JFlow Studio

Free trial: Saturday, January 6, 11am-12pm

You will embark on a journey of self-discovery, inner peace, and physical well being. This class is designed to deepen your yoga practice by focusing on intermediate asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques), with a special emphasis on the introduction of Ujjayi breath.

Program highlights:

-Intermediate Asanas: Explore wide range of yoga poses that challenger your strength, flexibility, and balance.

-Pranayama Techniques: Discover how conscious breathing can enhance your physical practice and improve your mental clarity and focus.

-Mind-Body Connection: Deepen your mind-body connection as you flow through asanas and synchronize your movements with your breath.

-Holistic Well Being- Beyond physical benefits, our intermediate class helps you improve your mental and emotional well-being. Reduce stress, increase vitality, and discover a sense of inner calm.

Register 6-Week Session

Register Free Trial

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Pilates for Neurological Disorders

This class is specifically designed for neurological conditions, such as MS, and those recovering from a stroke. Pilates for Neurological Disorders can specifically help with improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Basic Pilates positions will be taught using related apparatus in a supportive, gentle, and fun environment. Emphasis on breathing and body alignment to connect with and control body movement.

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Intro to Pilates Reformer

Thursdays, December 7 – January 11 / Register Online

5:55pm-6:40pm

Instructor: Eileen Abrams

Learn how to strengthen, lengthen, and stretch muscles while improving your balance and agility. All fitness levels welcome.

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Qigong for Adults

Achieve flexibility, balance, energy, strength, health, and peace of mind in a series of energy-gathering exercises. These meditation and physical exercises have been used in Chinese Wellness for centuries to improve overall well-being.

Time: 5:00 – 5:5opm / Register Online

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Line Dancing with Shamsun

This class is designed for both beginners & non seasoned veterans. The instructor will teach you the basic steps, rhythms, and the sequence for each routine. It is a choreographed program that provides a well-rounded exercise experience while having fun with a group.

Wednesdays, November 15 – December 20, 1pm – 1:45pm
&
Fridays, November 10 – December 15, 1:15pm – 2pm

Free trial: Wednesday, November 8 @ 1pm – 1:45pm

Location: J360

Cost: $40/Member, $50/Limited Member, Guest – J Path, Affiliate Member

Register Here for Wednesdays, November 15 – December 20

Register Here for Fridays, November 10 – December 20

Register Here for the Free Trial

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Medical Chinese Qigong with Marjie Zimmerman

This class is designed to give one the tools to practice basic Chinese Medical Qigong. It is a self-clearing practice that tones and regulates the lungs, liver, heart, kidneys and spleen. Qigong is a wonderful way to rid the mind, body and emotions of unwanted energy and replace it with a vibrant life force. It can bring one a calm sense of well-being that can be carried into daily life. A great addition to any current exercise regime that benefits all ages.

Mondays, February 19 – April 15 (No class on 4/1)

Time: 2:15pm – 3:15pm / Register Online

Location: J360

Full Member: $130 / Limited, Guest J-Path, Affiliate Member: $150

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Tai Chi for Balance

Tuesdays, January 9 – February 15 / Register Online

This beginner level Tai Chi class of slow flowing movements is designed for those who wish to address balance impairments while also improving mobility and overall wellness. Class is taught with seated and standing options.

Cost: $49/Full Facility Member, $59/Basic Member & Guest

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Tiny Dancers (Ages 3-5)

This creative movement series will introduce the basics of dance to students ages 3-6. Class will begin with a warm-up followed by new dance steps pulled from a wide array of styles including ballet, modern, jazz, and hip hop. Each class will introduce a theme, which will be reinforced through storytelling during rest times to encourage interdisciplinary learning. This class can be modified to accommodate physical differences.

Wednesdays, January 3 – February 21

Time: 4:15pm – 4:50pm

Instructor: Amanda Fruchter

Cost: $152/Member, $172/Limited Member, Guest – J Path, Affiliate Member

Register Here

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

Elements of Ballet (Ages 6-9)

In this session, a traditional ballet class structure is introduced. Students learn fundamental ballet technique through barre work, center exercises, and across the floor combinations designed to improve coordination, flexibility, endurance, and musicality. Class is held in the JFlow Studio. Socks or ballet shoes, and leotard/tights or form fitting clothing are recommended for class.

Wednesdays, January 3 – February 21

Time: 5pm-5:45pm

*2/21/24 Dance Recital

Instructor: Amanda Fruchter

Cost: $152/Member, $172/Limited Member, Guest – J Path, Affiliate Member

Register Here

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Relax Renew

Wednesdays, January 17 – March 6
12pm – 1pm
Location: JFlow Studio

Relax Renew is a mind Body class designed specifically for the medical fitness participant no matter where they may be in their treatment. From Diagnosis through treatment all the way into survivorship. It is an all-comprehensive program aiming the participant with movements and techniques they can use at the class or at home to improve the body and the spirit.

Register Here

For more information, contact Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org or call (856) 367-6181 x1142.

 

Yin Yoga (1-Day Event)

Sunday, December 17
9am – 10:30am
Instructor: Jana Cicha
Location: Wellness Studio
Cost / Members $20; Non-Members: $25

Join this calm practice of letting gravity take over in your body. Yin yoga is the physical practice of holding opening poses to stretch the connective tissues around your joints. Energetically, we practice mental stillness.

Register through MindBody

 

Yoga for Parkinson’s

In-Person Class: Fridays, 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Location: Wellness Studio
*Register in MindBody

Virtual Class: Tuesdays, 6:30PM-7:30PM
*Registration required for Zoom link
*Free for all JCC members and guests thanks to the generosity of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.

Instructor: Sue Polikoff

Discover the Healing Power of Yoga
– Improve Flexibility and Balance -Enhance Fitness Levels
– Minimize Tremors, Atrophy, and Rigidity

Don’t miss this opportunity to embrace the benefits of yoga for Parkinson’s. Join our virtual class every Tuesday, completely free, thanks to the support of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. Improve your quality of life and find solace in the healing practice of yoga.

 

20-20-20 Healthy Heart Workout (Healthy Heart Month)

Friday, February 9, 2024
11:30am-12:15pm
Location: 
J360
Experience a One-of-a-Kind Heart Healthy Workout with “Three Workouts in One.” Our exercise class offers three workouts into a single hour-long session. Enjoy 20 minute segments of low impact cardio, strength training, and full-body stretching. This format offers a fun way to achieve all three fitness essentials in a single workout!

Register Here

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Heart Motion with Jana (Healthy Heart Month)

Saturday, Februrary 24, 2024
9:30am – 10:15am
Location: Wellness Studio

Low-Impact Cardio: Get Your Heart Pumping with Full-Body Movements! Join our class and experience a workout that will get your heart rate up without any jumping. We’ll use full-body, multi-directional movements that are gentle on your body. The use of light dumbbells (5lbs or less), Spri balls, and mats will ensure a safe and effective workout.

Register Here

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

Roll Up for Red! (Healthy Heart Month)

Sunday, February 4
10am-10:30am
Location: 
J360 Studio

How long can you perform a precise “Roll Up?” 5 Minute Pilates warm-up followed by 10 minutes of instructor cued Pilates Roll-Ups using various props- all levels welcome. We will end with 5 minutes of release on the foam roller. From the heart to the core for a great cause!

Register Here

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

Heart Centered Meditation with a Life Coach (Healthy Heart Month)

Wednesday, February 28
8:30am – 9:30am

This unique meditation session invites you to explore the healing potential residing within your heart. This meditation practice focuses on fostering a deep connection with your heart center, This class is designed to alleviate stress and anxiety. Join life coach Mia as she guides you through gentle yoga and breathing techniques, leaving you with a sense of calmness and well being. Join the class and be entered to win a cool JCC swag raffle basket.

Register Here

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

Broadway Dance (Healthy Heart Month)

Tuesday, February 6
Instructor: Patty
11:45am – 12:45pm

Step into the vibrant world of Broadway with this dance class! Learn jazz and movements inspired by the dazzling performances of broadway. Class is all dance levels! Build confidence and unleash your inner performer with the magic of broadway!

Register Here

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

Awaken the Heart with Alyssa

Friday, February 23
1pm – 2pm
Register Here

A nurturing class crafted specially for Healthy Heart Month. Experience the transformative power of guided meditation, gentle breathwork, soothing Vinyasa-style movements, and restorative Savasana. Immerse yourself in the calming energies of Reiki, fostering both inner peace and heart heath. Let’s journey together towards holistic well being and a revitalized heart. All levels welcome!

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

Zumba for Kids

Thursdays, February 15 – March 21
Location: JFlow Studio

Zumba Mini Movers (Ages 3-5)
4pm – 4:35pm
Register Here

Zumba Jr. Jam (Ages 6-9)
4:50pm – 5:35pm
Register Here

Kids Zumba class where fitness meets fun! With upbeat music and easy to follow choreography and a whole lot of fun. We create an environment where kids can express themselves through movement, improve coordination, and stay active. Guarantees a healthy dose of fun while keeping those little feet moving!

Interested in this class? Email Amanda Gelovich at agelovich@jfedsnj.org.

 

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