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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Aqua Yoga (any fitness level; shallow water)
Aqua Yoga is great for any fitness level, with no yoga knowledge required! This class takes your yoga practice to a whole new level; making some advanced poses easier on your body and some beginner poses more difficult! The added element of water helps to eliminate the fall risk for older adults, and adds a new balance element to work on stabilizing muscles. This class is set to music.
Offered – Mondays at 12:00-1:00pm
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
Aqua TABATA (any fitness level; deep water)
Aqua TABATA caters to you! In a short, 50 minute class, you will spend 32 minutes isolating abs, arms, legs, or working your full body! This class is set to music and can be modified to any fitness level, so it will meet you where you are.
Offered – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00-6:50am
Hydro-Power Deep (intermediate fitness level; deep water)
Experience an intermediate, no impact workout held in deep water using buoyancy belts. This class is designed to be a cardio workout utilizing the natural properties of the water to increase strength, endurance, and flexibility. A variety of water fitness equipment will be used to increase workout intensity and add variety while at the same time providing a safe workout for joints. This class is a great workout alone or to add as a cross training workout.
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
Pi-Yo-Chi (moderate fitness level; shallow water)
Pi-Yo-Chi mixes elements of Pilates, Yoga, and Ai Chi to create a completely new and different workout. This class works on strength building, cardio, and dynamic and static stretching to create a full body program. Open to all fitness levels, but recommended for moderate to high fitness levels.
Offered – Wednesdays at 12:00-1:00pm
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