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.
Join our workouts through Zoom. Click the class link for login information!
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Must be a Bender JCC Member to attend Group Exercise classes.
$49 member/$99 nonmember
Mondays | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Register for Tai Chi
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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You'll be on your way to a new PR!
A mix of cardio, strength, and flexibility for 20-minute intervals.
BANG Power Dance™
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!
Butts & Guts
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 Sculpt with Ball
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.
Les Mills SPRINT®
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.
Build more muscle with our diverse strength training options.
Les Mills BODYPUMP®
Ultimate in strength training using light weight and high repetition to tone and fatigue is muscle group.
Weights & Plates
Take your workouts to the next level!
Intervals of cardio, strength, agility and balance. Non-stop. High intensity.
Iron Fit Spin
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.
Les Mills CXWORX®
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.
Les Mills BODYFLOW
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.
Morning Stretch & Strength
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!
Balance & Strength
All work is performed sitting in a chair, ball, or against the wall. Class includes gait awareness, strength, stretches and body alignment work.
Complete Cardio Conditioning
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.
Sculpt with Ball
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.
Stretch & Strength
Stretches and core strength exercises along with strength training.
Tone Up/Shape Up
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.
Awesome aquatic exercise!
Easy on the joints designed to increase flexibility and muscle tone.
Aqua Flex & Stretch
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.