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Helping you put the act in active.

Cycling, Zumba®, BARRE, Water Exercise, Hi/Lo+, Mat Pilates, Yoga and more are all free with your membership! Our On Demand, Virtual Live Stream and In-Person Group Ex Classes offer you variety in your workout, and our instructors are all certified and experienced to make sure each class is an excellent experience.

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50/50
In this class, you will benefit from the stretching, balance, and relaxation of chair yoga, as well as the cardio and strength work of senior aerobics. 50% Chair Yoga, 50% Senior Aerobics, 100% Fun. 

Alignment Yoga 
In this Yoga class, participants can expect an anatomical (area of the body) focus paired with an alignment action (how to engage, move lengthen). Yogis will learn to set up peak postures like arm balances and inversions as well as explore body awareness like noticing how the pelvis changes throughout a series of poses.  

Aqua Exercise for Arthritis
Exercising in water is a gentle way to exercise joints and muscles. The buoyancy of the water supports and lessens stress on the joints and encourages freer movement which can facilitate the exercising of joints affected by arthritis. Classes are held in the smaller, warmer Rec Pool with an instructor leading movements from the pool deck.

Aqua Zumba 
Aqua Zumba® combines some of the traditional elements of aqua fitness classes (such as jumping jacks and cross-country skiing) with the upbeat, Latin-infused dance moves and music Zumba® fitness is famous for.

Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga is a very dynamic and athletic form of hatha yoga, made up of six series or levels, with a fixed order of postures. It is rooted in vinyasa, the flowing movements between postures, with a focus on energy and breath. While it is a very physical practice, it also promotes mental clarity and inner peace.

Ballet for All
Ballet is well known for its fitness benefits, building muscle and core strength while improving balance, coordination and posture. Ballet for All welcomes everyone — no experience necessary! Whether you have never danced a step, or if you are a seasoned dancer wanting to keep up your basic technique, you will benefit from this class. We will start with a series of exercises at the barre to warm up and condition our bodies, followed by some basic center practice (no barre) where we will move and feel like dancers! Please wear workout clothes and either ballet slippers or socks. If you have long hair, it is a good idea to secure it back with a hair tie.

Barre
Barre utilizes the ballet barre (or a chair) to perform small isometric movements and pulses that will target your glutes, legs, core and arms. Barre will give you a total body, low impact workout in record time.

Better Bones
Set to classic tunes and geared toward Seniors, this class is designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength, and cardiovascular endurance. 

Bodypump
Bodypump is a barbell-based workout that’s specifically designed to help you get lean, toned and fit. It uses a combination of motivating music, fantastic instructors and scientifically proven moves to help you achieve these targets more quickly than you would working out on your own.

Cardio Dance Fusion
Burn calories and tone your body in this high energy dance workout that incorporates choreography with slow and fast rhythms.

CardioMix
Includes a variety of movements and exercises to get the heart rate pumping. Cardio exercises can vary greatly, but at the core, it includes movement that increases blood circulation throughout the body and increases your heart rate.

Cardio Kick
High energy workout for every level of fitness. Build stamina, improve coordination, and burn calories while having fun. Punch, kick and jab your way through this fast paced cardio class.

Chair Yoga
A gentle yoga practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or standing with the aid of a chair.  

Cycle
One of the best cardio workouts around! Indoor cycling is for everyone as it is easy on the joints and modifiable. Using pace, resistance and recovery intervals on the bike, build endurance and torch calories with this mood boosting workout. 

Energy Yoga
Through gentle and rejuvenating stretching, learn to relax and shift your focus away from busy thoughts through enhanced energy awareness. Recharge your body and strengthen your core with special postures and focus breathing. Enjoy deep stretching and joint rotation exercises to improve circulation and alignment to stimulate the body’s energy pathways, called meridians.

Feldenkrais
A method of exercise therapy thoughtfully designed to increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement.

Forever Fit
Stay strong and fit! This class for active older adults addresses strength, stamina, balance, and flexibility with a variety of equipment. This is a non-impact class – no jumping.

Gentle Yoga
Meditative and restorative, Gentle Yoga is intended to be an easier, less intense, non-strenuous yoga practice. 

Global Dance Party
Inspired by popular dance styles from all over the world, Global Dance Party is a fun low-impact dance workout set to a wide variety of music.

Guided Meditation 
Because our minds tend to wander, the process of meditation with the guidance of an experienced teacher helps to aid in bringing the focus back to the participant on their mat. All people are invited to begin a new meditation practice or deepen a practice they’ve done for years. 

Hatha Yoga
Hatha is the branch of yoga that typically comes to mind when you think of yoga in general terms. This practice involves breath, body, and mind as you hold various poses and move at a gentle pace. 

H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training)
This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to strengthen your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind.

LaBlast
LaBlast®
 Fitness is a program for every BODY at any stage of your fitness journey. Created by Emmy-nominated choreographer & DWTS pro, Louis van Amstel, this dance fitness program is based on all of the ballroom dances you see on Dancing with the Stars. It is partner-free, includes cardio, endurance and strength training, and uses music from every era & genre. Choose your own intensity by adding optional plyometric movements, lighter or heavier weights, or simply keep your workout low impact.  

Latin Flow
Enjoy the low impact fun of dance. Designed for all ability levels, the cardio workout is set to international rhythms.

Nia
Nia is more than just a workout. It is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life – body, mind and soul. Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia conditions and strengthens your body while transforming your mind. Based on the intelligent design of the body, each Nia workout combines mindfulness and dynamic movement, leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. 

Mat Pilates
Mat Pilates is a strengthening and lengthening form of exercise that focuses on your core (trunk) muscles while also training your arms and legs. There is an emphasis on connecting breath to the movements throughout the workout. The majority of class is spent barefoot on a yoga mat. Some props such as light hand weights, Pilates rings, or foam rollers may be used for specific movements. Exercises can be modified for any age, body, or fitness level

Mind/Body/Recovery
This class is an oasis of calm. Range of motion and mobility exercises, core strength, calming techniques, deep stretch, and guided visualization combine to renew your body and mind.

Oula
Oula merges high-intensity cardio with easy-to-follow choreography, mindfulness practices, and a culture of inclusivity — all to an energetic pop soundtrack. Every Oula class empowers participants to challenge their bodies and process their emotions through music, movement, and, most importantly, a community connection.

Oula One
Oua One is a heart-based, musically-inspired, yoga-dance fusion class. Done barefoot on the mat, with no jumping or impact, making it accessible to nearly all.

POUND
If you’ve always secretly wanted to be a rock star, you’ll love the POUND® workout. This class gets you squatting, lunging, and sweating to a high-energy beat – all while drumming along using Ripstix® (aka drumsticks). Work your arms, legs and core while making some noise. POUND is for all ages and stages and is easily modifiable.  

POUND Unplugged Combining the high-energy, high-intensity movements of POUND® with restorative stretches, breathwork, and meditation, Unplugged is a class that is designed to connect mind, body, and sound. 

Power Strength
A muscle building and conditioning class focusing on increasing strength. Class will be a mixture of dumbbells, resistance bands and body weight to sculpt and define the whole body.

SilverSneakers® BOOM
SilverSneakers® BOOM was developed by leading fitness experts to improve strength, flexibility and endurance. BOOM Move is a fun, dance-inspired workout designed to focus on cardio fitness with easy-to-follow moved set to energizing music.

SilverSneakers® Classic
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength and range of movement. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.

SilverSneakers® Yoga
SilverSneakers® Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Step 
A classic cardio workout that has been around for decades, step aerobics uses a raised platform to step up, around and down from in different patterns to boost your heart rate and breathing and strengthen muscles

Strength/Cardio
Join us for a full-body strength and cardio based experience using various types of resistance equipment and body weight movements. Expect a fun class workout focused around strength and cardio while soaking up the motivation of a group setting.

Strength Circuits
A circuit training mix combining strength, power, balance and core stability exercises for a great total-body session to build and maintain strength and dynamic mobility.

Vinyasa Yoga
Often called flow yoga, Vinyasa is a style of yoga with focus on transitions and movements, with less time spent in stationary poses. 

Warrior Sculpt
Yoga Sculpt is a full body work-out that takes your yoga practice and pumps it up! Incorporating strength training with yoga flow using light hand weights, Yoga Sculpt tones all the major muscle groups.

Water Aerobics
Also referred to as Aqua Aerobics and Aqua Fit, this is a low impact, higher intensity class where no swimming skills are needed. Classes are designed to improve flexibility, range of motion, strength, muscle tone and cardiovascular endurance while using the resistance of the water to cushion the feet, knees, and back. Exercises are led by a certified instructor and are easy to follow.  

Yin Yoga
Suitable for all students, Yin Yoga is a slower-paced, more meditative version of the popular physical and spiritual discipline of yoga. Class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body. 

Yoga
Move dynamically from one posture to another, uniting breathe with movement in a well thought out sequence.

Yoga Lab
Experienced yoga participants and those who have never taken a yoga class before, Yoga Lab is for you. Deepen your yoga practice, improve strength and flexibility, and perfect your favorite poses. If you’re a new yogi just looking to learn the poses you’ll see in a class, this is an opportunity to experience yoga in a supportive, judgment free zone. Spend time learning and refining poses with the help of an experienced yoga instructor in Yoga Lab at the J.

Yoga Sampler
You don’t have to be an experienced yogi to enjoy this class featuring various styles of yoga. This 60 minute yoga practice begins with a gentle yoga warm up, slips into Hatha flexibility, then participants are guided through some Ashtanga precision strength and balance work followed by Vinyasa movement and finally down quietly into a Yin surrender of stillness. The session concludes with a moment of guided meditation and relaxation.

XaBeat
High energy, medium impact, cardio dance workout set to popular music. This non-intimidating dance-based class uses simple routines so all fitness levels can participate. 

Zumba®
Easy Latin Dance steps, international rhythms and safe exercise make up the dance craze that has swept the globe. This is exercise in disguise.


For more information, contact Jordan Heikens, Group Exercise Coordinator at jordanh@minnesotajcc.org or 651.255.4748