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

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A pdf version of our Google Calendar can be found on the Hours & Schedules page.

Color codes for class recommendations:
Orange: Advanced Level
Blue: Age 60+
Green: All Levels
Red: Heart Pumping
Purple: Age 60+ & All Levels
Pink: Heart Pumping & Advanced Level
Yellow: Heart Pumping & All Levels

For your safety and the safety of others, please do not enter a group exercise class while the program is in sessions. Participants have already warmed up. By joining after the program has begun, you’re putting yourself at risk for injury. Classes close 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.

Schedule subject to change.  Google calendar will have the most up-to-date changes so please check the calendar.
$$ Fee Based Class

Group Studio A | GA | Formerly Dance Studio
Group Studio B | GB | Formerly Group EX Studio
Group Studio C | GC | Formerly Rec Station
Gymnasium | GYM
Indoor Pool | IP

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$49 member/$99 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


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.


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.