[By Niki King]
The JCC is experimenting with new ways to keep you in shape.
The Health and Wellness Department just announced a new series of fitness classes beginning Aug. 4 at the Standard Club, 8208 Brownsboro Rd., off Ky. 22 in eastern Jefferson County.
The classes range from pilates and yoga to boot camp, golf-conditioning and aquatics, will be offered on weekdays throughout the week in the morning and evening. The classes will be held outside on the club’s 150-acre campus that includes a rolling 18-hole golf course, Olympic-size swimming pool and tennis courts. The fee is $100 for Standard and JCC members and $120 for others.
“It’s a way to workout outside with the same great instruction you’d get here,” said Tom Wissinger, Senior Director of Membership & Wellness.
The classes will be taught by some of the JCC’s most well-loved trainers, including Denise Joseph, who has taught Woman Only Workout for years.
“The success of these programs could lead to additional programming opportunities throughout the community,” Wissinger said.
Standard began on River Road as a country club for Jewish executives who weren’t allowed to join Louisville’s Gentile clubs, according to Adath Louisville, The Story of a Jewish Community by the late journalist and historian Herman Landau.
The Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Inc. completed a deal late last year for the purchase and partial lease back of the Standard Club property. Standard Club continues to offer golf, pool and tennis memberships.