Fitness & Wellness Classes for Adults

FITNESS PROGRAMS

Group Exercise Class Pass
This guest pass allows non-members to participate in Group Ex classes and access the facility for one full day. Register here.

Israeli Folkdance (All Ages)

Israeli dance is more than your grandmother's hora.  It is an energetic form of dance that takes its form of dance mainly for Israeli Folk Dancing but also is influenced by music from all over the world.  Austin Israeli Folk Dancing has been at the J for the last 7 years under the leadership of Teresa Pomerantz. For more information, contact Teresa Pomerantz at (903) 513-4095 or teresamaureen@gmail.com. Meets in JCC Aerobics Room. You will pay the instructor directly. Do not pay at the fitness center Welcome Desk.  You will be asked to sign in each Tuesday at the fitness center window unless you are a JCC member. Register here.

Tai Chi & Balance 
Master teacher, Margie Jackson, draws from 30 years of experience teaching yoga, meditation, chi kung (Chinese yoga), and tai chi – an ancient system of carefully coordinated exercises following a natural, relaxed pattern of gradual movements and body rotation. This class helps you build balance, stamina, and focus, with exercises being complemented by breathing techniques, quieting the mind and energy work. For more information contact AustinTaiChi@gmail.com or (512) 916-8919. View class times and register here.

Looking for other Group Fitness Classes for Adults?

Many other ongoing exercise opportunities are available at no cost to JCC members, including more than 60 group exercise classes held every week in the fitness center. Bring a friend – drop-in attendance is welcome! Visit shalomaustin.org/groupfitness for schedules and details, or contact Fitness & Wellness Director Virginia Lill at (512) 735-8224 or virginia.lill@shalomaustin.org. Childcare also available – for more details, please visit shalomaustin.org/babysitting, or call (512) 735-8000. 

ADULTS 55+

P.A.C.E. - People with Arthritis Can Exercise (Adults 55+)
PACE is a seated exercise class designed to increase mobility and range of motion, keep joints flexible, maintain muscle strength and increase overall stamina. Register one month at a time. For more information, contact Annie Skelton at (512) 735-8088 or annie.skelton@shalomaustin.org. Meets in Meets in the JCC Room, 150D. View details and register here.

Flex Your Brain (Adult 55+)
This class incorporates the latest research on keeping your brain strong and flexible with individual and group games and challenges. View details and register here.

Sit & Be Fit (Adult 55+)
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular , range of motion and enhance activity for daily living skills. View details and register here.

TLC Tai Chi Level 1 (Adults 55+)
In TLC Tai Chi, special attention is focused on adapting Tai Chi forms to your needs and challenges. Participants are asked to be part of a research study about Tai Chi for chronic care management and commit to at least one class per week for 12 consecutive weeks if possible.View details and register here.

 

For Adult Enrichment Classes, click here.