Don't like to exercise alone? Need a new direction for your workout? Try one or all of our group exercise classes here at the JCC! We offer a variety of group exercise class formats and times to meet your needs. No prior group exercise experience is needed for class participation. (Members 16 and up are welcome to attend adult group exercise classes.)
Optimize your fitness with group exercise! A variety of class formats and times make group exercise classes a fun, valuable part of your JCC membership. The group exercise schedule may change monthly based on member interest and class size. Please refer to the published schedules which are available in facility or online at www.shawjcc.org for specific class descriptions, times, and class length. Before participating in any exercise program, please consult your physician or primary health care provider.
Members are asked to sign in prior to the start of every group exercise class. For your safety, it is recommended to arrive to class on time as the beginning warm up is very important and stay for the full class and cool down. All members are encouraged to try different class formats as no prior experience is necessary to participate. Please change from street shoes to athletic shoes prior to entering studio or other workout area.
Cardiovascular class formats emphasize cardio conditioning and include kickboxing, step aerobics, Hi/Lo, Spinning and senior aerobics.
Spinning classes accommodate all fitness levels. The five basic riding profiles provide moderate and high intensity cycling workouts. While new riders are encouraged to attend the Intro to Spin class, they can attend any class and consult instructors for proper bike set up and other modifications. Spinning is an energetic stationary group cycling experience led by a certified instructor. The class is approximately 40 minutes and takes place on stationary bikes that simulate bike riding on the road. All fitness levels welcome.
Ages: adults (ages 16 and up)
Muscular Strength /Endurance
Several group exercise classes develop muscular strength and muscular endurance. Formats may include strength training, agility training, progressive weight training, periodization, circuits, sequencing and integration using a variety of equipment such as free weights, resistance tubing and bands, stability balls, and steps. Formats include: Bootcamp, Body Sculpt, Strength and Stretch, Abs Express, Abs and Glutes, Senior Strength and other classes that focus on increasing your strength and endurance.
Our mind/body classes offer a great opportunity to blend the benefits of flexibility training, core strengthening, and mind calming classes. Formats include Yoga, Mat Pilates, and Fusions style classes.
Enjoy cardiovascular and strength conditioning in the pool. We provide a variety of muscle and cardiovascular conditioning exercise classes in the pool!
For the exerciser with Arthritis: The Aqua Arthritis classes are taught by certified instructors according to the guidelines of the Arthritis Association.
Specialty classes are taught by instructors whom have a specialty certification and training for the specific format taught and require an additional fee. Information about these classes, which includes the registration form and class fees is provided on the respective class flyer. If members or non-members would like a private, semi-private or small group training, our professionally certified instructors are available to provide instruction. Formats include: karate, Advanced Pilates, Moderate Yoga, Aquatic Exercise, and more!
Zumba is a high energy class that allows all fitness levels to achieve long term benefits while experiencing one exciting hour of caloric-burning, heart-racing, muscle-pumping, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements. This workout features interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat with a Latin twist. ZUMBA IS NOW FREE for Members!
Shaw JCC Running Group
We want you to join the Shaw JCC running group! Our group will help support and motivate you to reach your goals of running faster, longer, stronger, or more efficiently. Specific designed training program, based upon your experience, fitness level, and goals, will be provided. This group is for all fitness levels. For more information,
contact Stephanie Dieringer at 330-835-0058.
YOUTH Group Exercise
Are you ready to exercise in a fun way? We offer special group exercise classes that are designed for our youth needs. Ages 12-15. These classes are designed to target the physical fitness needs that challenge this age group. Please visit our group exercise schedule for a complete list of dates and times.
This is the perfect blend of traditional and eclectic martial arts. There's a little bit for everyone. The classes are for beginning and advanced students alike. You will learn modern defensive tactics in a safe, friendly environment from expert instructors. Whether you're looking for exercise, self-defense, discipline or confidence, this is the program for you. 75%-100% of the class time involves working partners who range from completely compliant to actively resisting, Partner work can include sparring. You can specialize in striking only, grappling only, do them both seperately or mix them together. You can train for rank or knowledge. No uniforms required. No testing fees. Relaxed, easy-going instructors. Training conducted without typical "martial arts" protocol.
Click here for more information regarding the Martial Fitness and Defense program.
Suggested Items to Bring
Cardio and Strength Training Classes
-Towel or mat
-Hand Weights or two water bottles for resistance
-Proper aerobic shoes
-Looser fitting clothing
-Change of clothing
Mind and Body Classes
-Towel or mat
-Looser fitting clothing
-Socks to keep feet warm if desired
-Heart Rate Monitor