Group Exercise

GROUP EXERCISE

From Les Mills BodyPump and Zumba® to Spinning®, yoga, water aerobics, and more, the Bender JCC offers free daily group fitness classes for all interests and skill levels. Led by certified instructors and designed to boost endurance, strength, and motivation, classes are free to members and provide participants with the newest trends in group fitness.

If you are practicing social distancing due to the situation around the COVID-19 virus, we appreciate how difficult this time is for you and your loved ones.  The Bender JCC is proud to offer FREE home workouts courtesy of Les Mills® during this time.  Click Here to see 95 free workouts across 8 categories.

The Bender JCC will resume our regular Group Ex schedule once we are able to reopen the building. Please check our JCC at Home Resource page for workouts you can do at home.

The content of Bender JCC video is for entertainment only. JCC is not a medical organization and its instructors or staff cannot provide medical advice or diagnosis.

Physical exercise in all forms, even without equipment, is a strenuous physical activity. As such, you should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this fitness program or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for you. If you are predisposed to a medical condition that may be worsened by physical exercise, please do not start this fitness program. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately.

If you think you are having a medical or health emergency, call your health care professional, or 911, immediately.


Access to classes is now through  Clubready. Members in good standing can log in, register for a class, and receive a zoom link.

If you need assistance making your reservation in Clubready, please contact Inna Bellisario

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Stay up to date with the latest Group Exercise news. To sign up for email notifications, please contact  Inna Bellisario or 301-348-3710. For text message updates, visit https://www.benderjccgw.org/textalerts

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Must be a Bender JCC Member to attend Group Exercise classes.


TAI CHI

$99 member/$149 nonmember
Mondays | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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Tai Chi’s flowing and strength-building movements improve stress management while increasing flexibility, strength, memory, agility, and balance. It derives power from the cultivation of internal strength, rather than muscle power and is therefore both physically and mentally challenging.

Classes will focus on Yang Short Form. Students should be able to stand on one foot for several seconds at a time and plan to acquire one new move per week.


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Class Descriptions

Cardio

You'll be on your way to a new PR!

A mix of cardio, strength, and flexibility for 20-minute intervals.

BANG Power Dance™ is an urban-inspired group fitness class using specially designed weighted gloves. A fusion of hip hop, world dance, boxing, aerobics and bodyweight training – this class will take your workout to a whole new level!

Cardio and core. A perfect 45-minute mix.

Build endurance and cardiovascular fitness as your instructor takes you on a ride on stationary bicycles.

Cardio and floor exercises using fitness balls of various sizes to sculpt your body and get your heart pumping.

The class combines all things cardio in a blend that keeps you guessing and your heart pumping.

Keep your heart rate up with cardio blasts between strength exercises. Finishing with a core strengthening cool down.

A 30-min HIIT (High Intensity Interval Trainig) Cycle workout that will motivate you to push your physical and mental limits.

A fun and easy workout combining Latin and International dances. High energy so you can dance away your worries.

The original ZUMBA® with the addition of light weights for muscle conditioning.

Strength Training

Build more muscle with our diverse strength training options.

Ultimate in strength training using light weight and high repetition to tone and fatigue is muscle group.

Intensity

Take your workouts to the next level!

Intervals of cardio, strength, agility and balance. Non-stop. High intensity.

Advanced spinning class which emphasizes cycling technique and cardiovascular endurance aimed at the athlete in everyone.

3-rounds of combined strength, core, and core focused moves to tone your body from head to toe.

30-minute class focusing on the core, glutes and shoulders.

Mind & Body

Relax your mind. Take care of your body. Nurture your soul.

Focusing on Iyengar style yoga, attention to body alignment, breadth, and posture will guide the class journey culminating with relaxation at the end of the class.

Designed to build awareness of breadth while continually moving.

Embrace parts of yoga, tai-chi and pilates with BODYFLOW, a relaxing class that builds strength and improves flexibility.

A series of exercises designed to improve posture, core strength, flexibility, breathing, concentration and focus derived from Joseph Pilates.

Bringing mind, body, and breadth into balance while improving strength, flexibility and energy.

Ancient Chinese martial arts of Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of a busy lifestyle and improve health. This is a fee-based class.

Combines core strengthening of Pilates and the flexibility and relation of Yoga.

Senior & Beginner

Welcoming those of all fitness levels!

All work is performed sitting in a chair, ball, or against the wall. Class includes gait awareness, strength, stretches and body alignment work.

Total body workout using intervals of high/low impact aerobics and strength training

Basic Stretching and Yoga movements to aid in restoration and recovery of the body.

A great and spirited workout for all levels. Continuous low-impact movements make for a joint-easy, excellent cardio workout.

Tone and strengthen you entire body with fitness balls and hand weights.

Designed for seniors that want to work on strength and balance.

Stretch out and increase flexibility and range of motion in this full body stretch class.

Stretches and core strength exercises along with strength training.

Function fitness building strength in all muscle groups with special emphasis on strengthening your core and keeping you flexible.

A less intense ZUMBA® session designed for beginners & active older adults.

Water Classes

Awesome aquatic exercise!

Easy on the joints designed to increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Gentle pool workout with emphasis on using all the muscles and joints to gain strength and flexibility.

Shallow-water aerobics fused with movements from land-Pilates.

High-energy Latin dance in the water.