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 Guèdenet, ering@apjcc.org or 408.357.7480. For information about aquatics classes, contact the Aquatics Office at aquatics@apjcc.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 90 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 Bootcamp Take 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 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.

Masters Swim A structured workout in the pool. More info at www.apjcc.org/rwaquatics/adult-programs/


20/20/20 This energizing combo class included 20 minutes of sculpt, 20 minutes of Cardio dance, and 20 minutes of stretching and core work to get you a balanced full body workout!

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 using traditional ballet barres.    

Cardio Core Sweat and burn calories in this cardio class with the addition of a complete core workout. 

Cardio Kick A cardiovascular workout using basic kickboxing techniques to develop endurance, conditioning, and stamina.                       

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

JCC Sprints A vigorous full body workout that incorporates strength and stability. All levels welcome! 

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.

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. 

Step Uses the step platform for a complete cardio 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.



BODYPUMP® This workout challenges all of your major muscle groups, using weighted bars. Light to moderate weights, lots of repetition, all set to great music. Sign-in is required.

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.  

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.

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 -- your abdomen and back. Courtesy mats available. 

Pilates & Posture  All levels welcome.  Enhance your mat class with an assortment of accessories to work your core (your abdomen and back) and improve postural fitness.

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



Chair Yoga  This is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair. Suitable for older adults or for anyone with limited mobility. Class is held in the Adult Lounge. Watch a video of our Chair Yoga class in action!

Flow & Hold Yoga  Employs both upbeat, flowing sequences and long-held asanas (poses) to provide a well rounded practice that will help develop strength and resilience while allowing time to drop into a meditative state. The contrasts of movement and static holds, tension and relaxation, and a variety
of breathing techniques help develop a deeper awareness of the body and mind.

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

Gentle/Restorative Yoga Yoga postures that move at a gentle pace, combined with breath work, meditation, and restorative poses to quiet the mind and calm the body.

Hatha Yoga  The foundation of Yoga.  Learn asanas (poses) and  pranayama (breathing technique).  All levels welcome.  Bring your own mat.  Courtesy 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.

Meditation for Stress Reduction This simple guided meditation brings your focus to your body and your breath. It enables you to relax and in doing so creates a sense of well being and peace within you.

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

Morning Sun Salutations Get up and get out of your bed jammies! A physical yoga practice that is fun and challenging yet easy to learn. This practice is designed to stimulate, cleanse, and awaken the physical body.

Qigong  Qigong is one of the oldest health promoting health exercises practices in the world. It is a system of therapeutic movements, breathing exercises and directed awareness that that develops and circulates internal energy. Qigong  increases longevity, vitality, and body-mind unity. 

Vigorous Vinyasa This class builds hear in the body through dynamic, playful vinyasa flows incorporating sun salutations and/or flows based on standing and balancing poses before introducing apex poses into the flow. There is a strong focus on utilizing  the breath to establish ease and steadiness in the practice. 

Roll & Release The most overlooked component of injury prevention. Roll out your muscles, treat day to day stiffness , recover and loosen up your body. 

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 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.



TRX® These classes use the TRX Suspension Trainer along with other equipment in the small group class area of Fitness Room B for a full body strength and
cardio workout in less than an hour! There is a fee for these classes. Reservations recommended, classes limited to 8 participants. To reserve a spot and for more information on pricing and specific formats, call 408.357.7419.

Outdoor Boot Camp This intense workout mixes calisthenics & body weight exercises with cardio and strength training for a different workout every week! Our instructor will encourage you through a challenging workout & motivate you to keep coming back for more. This class meets in the Outdoor Fitness Structure.

Small Group Pilates Apparatus Pilates Reformer workout that focuses on core alignment and strength. Reservation is required.


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