Health & Wellness
Health and wellness are important for everyone. At the J, we make sure you can include health and fitness as part of your day with classes that fit your busy schedule.
The best part is: you don’t even need to be a paying member to take our classes (though members do get discounted pricing)!
New clients should arrive 5-10 minutes early to fill out a waiver (depending on the class).
Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9:30-10:30AM
Instructor: Diane Dahl
Callanetics is a safe, non-impact exercise plan that strengthens and tones. There is no strenuous breathing or sweating. It tightens and reshapes the body while increasing muscle strength and flexibility. Callanetics focuses on isolated muscle groups. The polished exercises are precisely coordinated with each other to train all muscle groups both gently and efficiently.
Registration: Contact Diane Dahl directly at [email protected]
Wednesdays – 7:30-9:30 PM
Instructors: Laura Steiner & Dory Ullanoff
Every Wednesday dancers can request their favorites and learn the latest Israeli dances, line dances, oldies and more. All skill levels are welcome and new dances are taught each week.
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 11:00-12:00 PM
Instructors: Maria Farquhar and Julia Braden
Low impact exercise benefits every part of the body, including the mind. Exercises in this class are done with the aid of a chair while sitting and standing and may include bands or light weights. The workout contains balance and strengthening endurance exercises. To increase each person’s energy, different techniques are introduced: Chinese self-massage, Qigong practice to draw energy from nature, and Donna Eden’s energy exercise routines. For cool downs, some Tai Chi practices are used.
Wednesdays – 1:00-2:30 PM
Instructor: Karla Groesbeck from Tai Chi Love Studios
Tai Chi is a very peaceful, low impact, body movement. It can be done standing or even sitting. It is an easy, mental and physical exercise. Studies have proven that Tai Chi improves balance, health and memory, for every age-group and body type. It is an effective and popular exercise as it can be done anywhere, anytime and without any added equipment or special clothing.
*This class is run every semester by the WCC!
Thursdays: 6:30 – 7:30PM
Instructor: Yael Rothfeld
Yoga is a practiced discipline designed to sustain overall health, relaxation and well-being. Through concentration, breathing exercises and physical postures, this class aims to release tension and stress in areas of the body and mind that are impacted by the dynamics of modern life. With focus on alignment and linking breath with movement, this class provides gentle yet profound techniques to help build strength, body awareness and self-confidence. This class is for beginners and seasoned yogis alike. There will be modifications and variations for postures offered.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays – 9:00-10:00 AM
Instructor: Karen Silverman
Zumba is a high intensity, low impact aerobic dance class. Features include Latin & international rhythms including merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, flamenco, and samba and Bhangra. You will get a total body workout through a combination of easy to follow dance and fitness steps. It’s exercise in disguise.
Registration: Tamara Lewis, Health & Wellness Coordinator: (734) 971-0990 or [email protected]