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 Jenna Kreider at (614) 231-6213 or jkreider@columbusjcc.org.

AquaFit (any fitness level; shallow water)

AquaFit is an intermediate beginner level shallow water fitness class open to all ages. This class caters to all fitness types and offers modifications and adjustments to movement and impact to fit each participant’s fitness level. AquaFit hits on each segment of fitness; endurance, flexibility, strength, and stretching.

Offered – Mondays at 8:15-9:15am

Deep Water 101 (any fitness level; deep water)

This class is open to all ages and all fitness levels. Learn the basics of a deep water workout with a focus on position and posture in the water, and see the benefits it gives on land! With buoyancy belts providing flotation for members, they can experience free movement of the arms and legs, allowing a harder, more comprehensive cardio workout.

Offered – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30-10:30am

Hydro-Power Deep (intermediate fitness level; deep water)

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 – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00-11:00am

ZenFit Water Fitness (any fitness level; shallow water)

A calm, gentle exercise class for individuals with arthritis, orthopedic conditions, recovery from injury, and spine conditions. This class focuses on stretching, flexibility, and balance, primarily for older adults and those with medical conditions that affect exercise.

Offered – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15am – 12pm

Water Fitness 101 (any fitness level; shallow water)

A shallow water class designed for water fitness beginners. This class will meet the needs of most people just beginning their fitness journey, or older adults. Members will learn ways to adapt the workouts and exercises to their own personal fitness level. With water being low-to-no impact, this allows each class to focus on each of the four components of exercise including strength, endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular workouts.

Offered – Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15-9:15am