Fitness Classes

aquatic fitness classes

All ages and fitness levels can benefit from aquatic exercise. While the water will protect and lessen impact on the joints, the water also surrounds the body with constant resistance to build strength, endurance, and increase flexibility. Jump in and join us! The pool is for everyone!

The JCC offers aquatic fitness classes — both deep and shallow water workouts — for a variety of fitness levels and to those with specialized conditions. Classes are free to all members. Specialty classes may be offered throughout the year for an additional fee. In addition, personal training sessions and rehabilitation opportunities are available by appointment.

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Aquatic Fitness Classes

Each class listed below contains a description as well as the fitness level that is targeted. Although swimming skills are not required to participate in classes, individuals attending should feel comfortable in the water. For more information regarding the class description or personal ability levels, contact David Holstein at (614) 231-6213 or dholstein@columbusjcc.org.

Basic Moves (all levels)

A shallow water class designed to meet the needs of a variety of fitness levels.  Participants will learn to adjust impact and modify movements in order to challenge their personal level of fitness.  All the components of exercise including strength, endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular will be taught by focusing on balance, coordination, speed, power, and agility.

Offered – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:15-9:15am 

Deep Water Basics (all levels, but must feel comfortable in deep water)

A cardiovascular workout targeting the large muscle groups of the body to improve muscular strength and endurance.  Learn the basics of a deep water workout with a focus on position and posture.  Buoyance belts will provide flotation to allow freedom of movement of the arms and legs.  A cardio workout, as well as muscle conditioning and flexibility all in one class!  Portions of this class may be held in shallow water to explore specific equipment options.

Offered – Wednesday and Friday at 9:30-10:30 am

Hydro-Power Deep (intermediate to advanced or permission of instructor)

Experience the ultimate, no impact workout held in deep water using buoyance belts.  This class is designed to be an intense cardio workout utilizing the natural properties of the water to increase strength, endurance, and flexibility.   A variety of fitness formats will be used to increase workout intensity and add variety while at the same time provides a safe environment for participant’s joints.  This class is a great workout alone or as a cross training option.

Offered – Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00-11:00am

Offered- Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15-11:15 am – For the Summer Session Only

Restorative Movement (all fitness levels, no swimming ability required)

A gentle water exercise class for individuals with arthritis, orthopedic conditions, spinal problems, or the less conditioned.  This program is designed to improve and facilitate movement patterns and joint flexibility while addressing balance issues.  The buoyance of the water allows for increased freedom of movement reducing stress, strain, and stiffness and improving activities of daily living.

Offered – Tuesday and Thursday at 11:15 – 12 noon

Offered- Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 – 12:15 am – For the Summer Session Only

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1125 College Ave.
Columbus, OH 43209
phone 614.231.2731
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About the JCC

The JCC is a place that nurtures a passion for Jewish learning and living. Through its programs and services, the JCC provides an inviting Jewish Neighborhood and comfortable place to thrive. Hours: M-Th 5:30 am - 10 pm; Fri 5:30 am - 6 pm; Sat 1:30 - 6 pm; Sun 8 am - 7 pm

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