Group Fitness Class Descriptions

For descriptions of our ongoing weekly classes that are free for Full Center Members, see our Regular Class Descriptions below.

For specialty, fee-based classes, see our Specialty Class Descriptions below.

For more information, contact Erin McMahon at erinm@svjcc.org. or 408.357.7480. For information about aquatics classes, contact the Aquatics Office at aquatics@svjcc.org or 408.357.7428.

To reserve a space in a spin class, call the JCC Service Desk at 408.357.7429 within one hour of the class start time, and they'll put your name on the list.

Specialty Classes

 In addition to our regular group fitness classes, which are complimentary for Full Center Members, we also occasionally offer  fee-based classes. We offer new classes on a regular basis so check back from time to time, to see what's new.


Regular Class Descriptions

The JCC offers more than 70 group fitness classes each week. These classes are free for Full Center Members. Social Members and non-members pay a day pass fee of $15 for Social Members and $25 for non-members.

For days and times, see the Group Fitness Schedule.


Aqua BootcampTake bootcamp into the water with high intensity drills for a total body aquatic workout.

Aqua Fit  Get out of the cardio studio and into the pool for this non-impact, total body workout. Improve cardiovascular stamina, muscular endurance, flexibility, and range of motion.

Aqua HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)  A high intensity, low-impact aqua class that alternates bouts of intense athletic movement with brief recovery periods.

Aqua Slam Slam into fitness with an exhilarating mix of cardio and strength training.

Aqua Tabata Uses water resistance with several basic aqua moves done for a short period of time at a high intensity and a short rest in between.



20/20/20  Condition your body with equal 20 minute segments of cardio, strength, and core/flexibility training. Cardio will include formats from step, bosu,   and hi/lo aerobics. All levels welcome!

Cardio Barre Improve your balance, strengthen your core, and create a long, lean physique. This high energy, low impact class combines ballet, kickboxing, Pilates, and yoga and is non-stop fast paced movement. Class is taught in bare feet and different props such as gliders, bosus, balls, and light weights are used each week.                               

Cardio Sculpt Combine Body Sculpt with cardio intervals for a total body workout!

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) HIIT is a challenging format that alternates bouts of intense athletic movement with brief recovery periods. Using over 12 interval exercises  per class, the workout will incorporate cardiovascular and strength drills.

Intermediate/Advanced Step Use the step platform to keep your mind busy and your heart pumping.   This class has intermediate to advanced intensity and choreography.

J Dance This class will be a different format of Cardio Dance each Month, UJam, Zumba, Nia, Glitz and Cardio Dance are some of the formats that will be offered. Check the website each month to see which format is being debuted each month. All levels welcome!

J Method The J Method workout creates a lean, firm, sculpted body by combining isometrics, dance conditioning, the science of physical therapy and interval training.

Kickbox Conditioning  A cardiovascular workout using the basic kickboxing techniques to develop endurance, conditioning, and stamina.

Light and Easy Light on the joints and easy to follow, this low-impact aerobics class uses simple choreographed movement patterns that emphasize full range of motion.

NIA Fitness Fluid low-impact combinations of dance, martial arts, and healing arts; delivering cardiovascular and whole-body conditioning. (J Dance)

On the Ball Cardio, strength and core exercises all using the Stability Ball!  Keep it simple with one piece of equipment that will be sure to challenge you.

Spinning ®  Indoor cycling program using high-performance fully adjustable, stationary bicycle.  The techniques and positions presented are carefully selected to ensure a safe, fun, and effective workout for students of all fitness levels. To reserve a space in a spin class, call the JCC Service Desk at 408.357.7429 within one hour of the class start time, and they'll put your name on the list.

Spinning® & Core Combine indoor cycling with core exercises for a great workout!  This  class is great for those who may not like a full hour of spinning. To reserve a space in a spin class, call the JCC Service Desk at 408.357.7429 within one hour of the class start time, and they'll put your name on the list.

Tabata Bootcamp  Tabata is a high-intensity training regimen that produces remarkable results. A Tabata workout consists of several basic athletic moves done for a short period of time but performed at a high intensity level, with a  short rest in between. 

U-JAM Fitness TM  Unite world beats with hip-hop and Bollywood moves, for a high energy workout!

ZUMBA®  Ditch the workout and stay for the party! Every Zumba® class is a fun event. The mix of Latin, top 40 and Hip Hop music keeps you energized.

ZUMBA®Basics Zumba with less impact on the joints, and simplified movements, but with all the fun of a regular Zumba class!  Great for anyone looking to try Zumba for the first time, or at a slower pace.




Body Sculpt Mix it up with dumbbells, balls, body bars and bands for a great total body workout!  Work at your own level while you define, condition, and strengthen all major muscle groups.  

Pilates Mat Introduce yourself to the fundamentals of Pilates technique (without apparatus/equipment). Focus on alignment, opposition, balance and functional fluid movement from the core’s foundation - the powerhouse. Courtesy mats available. 

Pilates + Props  All levels welcome.  Enhance your mat class with the use of props including the magic circle and foam roller accommodating a range of experience and ability.   

Power Pilates Take it to the core with a dynamic challenging progressive Pilates mat workout focusing on your powerhouse (core). Lengthen, strengthen, and transform your body and mind towards your ABSolute potential.



Contemplation Meditation The next step after Guided Meditation.

Core Yoga  An active, powerful yoga that flows through many Sun Salutations into various standing and balancing poses. The practice also includes a challenging series of Pilates based abdominal toners and strengtheners

Gentle Yoga Incorporate asanas in a slow, meditative and calm practice. Encouraged for any person with reduced mobility or limitations.  

Guided Meditation  Experience calmness, mindfulness, and an improved awareness of your own mind. The class starts with an introduction to meditation followed by breath meditation, guided meditation, and finally silent meditation.

Hatha Flow  Progress your Yoga practice with connected poses.  This fluid practice is appropriate for all levels, prior Hatha experience encouraged.

Hatha Yoga
  The foundation of Yoga.  Learn asanas (poses) and  pranayama (breathing technique).  All levels welcome.  Bring your own mat.  Courtesy mats, blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters offered.

Iyengar Yoga Precise alignment of muscles, bones and joints is the main focus.  Rather than moving quickly through the postures, you may spend many minutes   in one pose and use props to align your body properly.

Restorative Yoga Props (bolsters or blankets) are incorporated to support participants in seated or reclining poses focusing on relaxation, breath and flexibility. Ideal for anyone new to yoga, or working with mobility, recuperation or relaxation concerns.   

Stretching and Flexibility Flexibility, balance & stretching, all in one! Stretch your body from head   to toe, while strengthening your core and improving your concentration and balance. 

Therapeutic Yoga Flow Inspired by Yoga Tune Up®,   this class is designed to tone, stretch, and strengthen the body as well as relieve and heal muscle fibers. Utilizing self massage, props, classical and non-traditional asanas you will leave with a new perspective on your body and your practice!

Vinyasa  Flow A continuous flow of movement with a dynamic system of poses (asanas), building flexibility, strength and the synchronization of breath.  Experience in Hatha is recommended.

Yoga Flow  Combines principles of many different styles of yoga done in a flow. Yoga Flow will create heat and build strength, flexibility and endurance.

Yoga Fundamentals Intended for all student levels, this class creates a strong and stable foundation on which to build your practice. Each class is devoted to a theme that will help you deepen your practice while challenging your mind and body.

Yoga Fusion Combination of Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements in an invigorating and strengthening flow.

Yin / Restorative Yoga Yin yoga targets the deeper, connective tissues with a focus on the joints. Restorative Yoga uses props to encourage a deeper sense of relaxation. This class offers a combination of poses from both disciplines, taking the emphasis off the large muscles groups and focusing on the fascia, through long-held, supported postures.

Yin Yoga Using foundation poses in Hatha and Hatha Flow, Yin focus on holding postures for deep results targeting and opening the fascia and joints. 




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