Four new group fitness classes will debut this June as summer starts to heat up at the JCC. A completely re-envisioned Aqua Boot Camp class starts on June 1 on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. Awareness through Water will meet on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Family Fun Fit SPLASH moves to the pool on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. starting June 4 and Aqua Zumba will start June 11 and will meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
“Summer is always our busiest time of the year and we want to provide a wider variety of classes so more people can get involved in our aqua fitness programs,” said Aquatics Director Johnny Kimberlin.
Aqua Boot Camp is not your grandmother’s workout. This high intensity workout starts on the pool deck, but then changes quickly into the water to keep pulses high. Proper footwear and clothing for land exercises and swim attire for pool exercises are recommended.
Awareness through Water is a shallow water exercise class is targeted for seniors and those with arthritis, chronic pain or neurological conditions. Using Tai Chi and the Feldenkrais Method, the class aims to increase body awareness to make balance and movement easy.
Family Fit Fun moves its popular parent and child class to the water on Wednesdays. Children do not have to know how to swim, but must be assisted by their chaperones. Get ready for water games and pool fun for all ages!
Also new this summer is Aqua Zumba. This six-week trial program will start June 11 and meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise. By combinging the Zumba philosophy with aqua fitness workouts, the result is an exhilarating workout that is cardio-conditioning and body toning.
Also returning this summer to the outdoor pools are Water in Motion and Advance Swim Training. Water in Motion is a low impact, high intensity, total body workout that incorporates cardio, upper and lower body exercises as well as core and flexibility work set to fun music. Advanced Swim Training challenges swimmers into their best condition by using circuit training designed to amp up a workout.
In order to provide the best and most popular classes to members, the JCC is canceling the following classes as of May 31; Kids Fitness on Mondays, Youth Yoga on Tuesdays, CXWORX on Wednesday, Youth Fitness on Wednesdays, Advanced Conditioning on Wednesdays, Kids Yoga on Thursday, Intro to Sports on Friday and Cycle on Friday at 5:30 p.m. For more information on group fitness classes, please contact the Health and Wellness Desk at 502-238-2727.