Group Fitness Classes


Don't like to exercise alone? Need a new direction for your workout? Optimize your fitness with group excercise! A variety of class formats and times make group exercise classes a fun, valuable part of your JCC membership. Most classes are FREE! 


To register online, you must sign in with your "My Akron J" credentials. You may also register over the phone at 330-867-7850. 


Group Exercise Etiquette  


  1. Members 16 and up are welcome to attend adult group exercise classes. Before participating in any exercise program, please consult your physician or primary health care provider. 

  2. 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.

  3. Members are asked to reserve a spot for class on the "My J" app or call in at 330-835-0042.

  4. Please change from street shoes to athletic shoes prior to entering studio or other workout area.

  5. All members are encouraged to try different class formats as no prior experience is necessary to participate

Group Exercise Level Guide


Beginner: For those just beginning an exercise program, these classes will teach you the fundamentals of each format.


Intermediate: For those currently exercising regularly, these classes will utilize additional choreography and move at a faster pace.


Advanced: For those who feel they have mastered the technique and form of a group exercise and are ready to progress to a higher level.


All Levels: These classes allow participants to work at their own pace and comfort level.


*for the safety of our members participants must be 16 years of age or older*


Water Classes


WaterWerks: Medium intensity level workout for all ages.  Over 90 exercises working from head to toe, increasing range of motion and strengthen muscles while improving balance and coordination. Aqua Bells & boards used. Class can be done in shallow &/or deep water. (All levels)



Mind & Body


All Levels Yoga: This class blends the fluid power movements of our traditional power yoga class with a variation of all poses to allow all ability levels to work together (All Levels)  


Chair Pilates: A great way to get fit for those who need a gentler way to gain strength and flexibility! Using chairs, we will go through 45 minutes to one-hour of gentle exercises, mainly seated, to increase our fitness. Stretching exercises will be included.


Power Yoga: Vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga.  Students will move fluidly from one pose to the next while connecting  their breathing to their movements. (All Levels)


Pilates: This class focuses on the basic instruction of the Pilates method; class focuses on core strengthening. Benefits include increased muscular definition, improved body awareness and coordination. (All Levels)


Yoga: This introductory yoga class is ideal for those who are new to yoga. Basic yoga poses, techniques and breathing are the focus of this beginner class. (All Levels)



Land Classes


Active Agers Aerobics: This 60-minute class includes warm-up, stretching, flexibility, cardiovascular workout, cool down and strength-training. Recommended for 60 and older but all ages are welcome. (All Levels) 


Spinning: All levels welcome! Work at your own pace. Great Cardio Workout! 


Barre: A combination of Pilates, yoga and ballet moves that both strengthen and lengthen your muscles for a lean and sculpted look without the impact and injuries of traditional dance.


Bootcamp: Get ready for camp! This class utilizes a variety of cardiovascular endurance and strength-training drills and tools to challenge the body. (Intermediate-Advanced)


HIIT: A form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise that alternates short periods of intense exercise with less intense recovery periods.  (All levels)


HIIT Fusion: Traditional Hit Workout (20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest) with separate cardio and weight iterations. A total body workout that yields maximum calorie burn. (All Levels)


Kettlebell AMPD: Kettlebell AMPD takes heart-pumping music and your favorite kettlebell moves and combines them into calorie-torching fun! This whole-body workout emphasizes group fitness and focuses on specific areas such as arms, legs, core, and cardio. Each song concentrates on a main area, while still maintaining a whole-body routine.  (All levels) 


Kettlebell: Kettlebell allows you to reach you full potential by using kettlebell exercises and combining them into resistance and aerobic training. This whole-body workout emphasizes group fitness and focuses on specific areas such as arms, legs, core, and cardio to complete a full body workout! (All levels) 


SilverSneakers Circuit: The SilverSneakers Circuit workout offers standing, low-impact choreography alternated with standing upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball.  A chair is available for support.


SilverSneakers Classic: This 60-minute class includes warm-up, stretching, flexibility, cardiovascular workout, cool down and strength-training. Recommended for 60 and older but all ages are welcome. (All levels) 


SilverSneakers EnerChi: EnerChi is comprised of easy-to-learn, modified tai chi forms aimed at improving well-being. Low-impact movements are practiced in a slow, fowing sequence to progress strength, balance and focus. Chair support is offered to facilitate standing stability and seated exercise options.


Spinning: An all-terrain ride that will burn calories, build strength, and improve fitness. The energetic music motivates each rider through a variety of speed and resistance challenges. Each class will take you on a creatively designed ride to maximize your fitness potential. (All Levels)


Strength & Conditioning: This class is meant to build strength and power using a variety of fitness equipment and exercises. The high tempo of the class will also push you to burn more calories and challenge the cardiovascular system.


Strong Nation: Combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardiovascular, and plyometric training moves that have been synced to original music designed to match every single move.


Tabata: Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, featuring exercises that last four minutes.  This full body workout has fitness and weight-loss benefits.  This class can be modified for all fitness levels. 


Toning Circuit: These classes are a challenge for the muscles. Come work your major muscle groups the arms, back, chest, legs, hips, thighs, abdominals and buttocks. This class utilizes a variety of equipment. Come and sculpt your body. (Intermediate)


TRX: Build and challenge your core strength by incorporating the TRX Suspension Trainer into your routine. Any movement performed on a TRX Suspension Trainer requires that you brace and stabilize with your abs, obliques and lower back so you can leverage your own bodyweight as resistance.  Other equipment and methods may be used depending on class size. (All levels)


Turbo Kick™: Do you want to sweat? During this class ,you will gain endurance, flexibility & control while focusing on the techniques of kicks and punches. Burn calories while conditioning the muscles. (All Levels)


Zumba & Good Morning Zumba: You will love this Latin based dance fitness experience, which is a high intensity cardiovascular workout. Join the Zumba Party! (All Levels)


Zumba Gold: Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.


  • Fitness Director

    Interested in learning more about our fitness programs? Contact Lynn Satow our Fitness Director!

    330-835-0058 or email