Fitness & Wellness Classes at the Lawrence Family JCC

Abs Blast

Mondays: 6:00–6:30 pm
Gotthelf Dance Studio

In 30 minutes, this rock solid abs and lower back workout provides the intensity you need and the results you want! No fluff, all the right stuff.

Price: $6; JCC Member Price: Free

Abs Express

Tuesdays: 12:35–12:55 pm
Aerobics Room

This 20 minute express class focuses on strengthening the core and lower back. It is the perfect class to tag on at the end of any workout.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Aerobics for Everyone

Monday, Wednesdays, Friday, 9:15–10:10 am
Gotthelf Dance Studio

This high energy, low impact class focuses on coordination, stamina, and strength. Benefits include reduced stress on joints and lower back as well as increased range of motion and mobility for better movement. All ages and fitness levels welcome.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Aqua Boot Camp (New)

Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This class implements a combination of strength training exercises, sports-specific drills, intense cardiovascular work, intervals, and plyometrics. This challenging workouts will give you an extra push to surpass your comfort zone with water being a great medium for cross-training.

Swimming skills are not needed: personal flotation devices are available for use if desired.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Athletic Drills

Mondays: 6:30–7:25 pm
Gotthelf Dance Studio

Athletic Drills is an intense cardio workout that combines sports drills, plyometrics, jump rope and medicine balls to get you in shape fast. It will improve: speed, power, and endurance.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Balancing Act

Wednesdays: 8:30 am - 9:15 am


Session 1: January 13 - February 17

Music Room

These classes offer exercise specific to our unique balance deficits. You will not only learn comprehensive balance training - including sensory integration, vestibular and proprioceptive training - you will go home after each class with tools to incorporate into your daily life. Classes are taught by a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Price: $128; JCC Member Price: $108

Contact: Robyn Cohen, (858) 362 1340

Booty Barre/Booty Blast (New)

Thursdays: 5:30 - 6:25 p.m.
Robert H. Jaffe Aerobics Studio

Come join us for the ballet-inspired fitness class that focuses on the core, lower body, hips and butt. Barre classes can challenge a wide range of ability levels and backgrounds. Slip off your shoes, grab on to the barre and get ready for a fantastic workout. 

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Booty Blast

Thursdays: 9:30–10:25 am
Robert H. Jaffe Aerobics Studio

This ballet-inspired class targets all area of the body using small isometric movements to help increase flexibility, balance and muscle tone. This challenging yet low impact class is suitable for all ages.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Cardio Fusion 30/30

Wednesdays: 9:30-10:30 am
Gotthelf Dance Studio

Enjoy this 30 minute blend of dance and athletic moves. Move to the beat as you strengthen your heart and lungs. This dance party will be followed by 30 minutes of functional core training.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Circuit Training

Mondays and Thursdays: 12:00-1:00 pm
Fitness Center

An action-packed high intensity workout that combines cardio and strength. Designed to promote body fat loss and strength.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Core & Balance

Tuesdays: 10:15–10:45 am
Gotthelf Dance Studio

Strengthen your core and improve your balance through standing and seated exercises. You'll increase your overall body awareness, core strength, and balance, which will improve confidence in performing everyday activities.

Price: $6; JCC Member Price: Free

Cycle Core

Wednesdays: 12:00-1:00 pm
Aerobics Studio

Combines 30 minutes of cycling and 30 minutes of mat Pilates. A great way to get two workouts in one hour. Get the calorie-burning benefits with the core strength, balance and stability of Pilates.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free


Wednesdays: 10:30–11:30 am
Gotthelf Dance Studio

Feldenkrais aims to reduce pain and limitations in movement, to improve physical function, and to promote general well-being by increasing students' awareness of themselves and expanding movement repertoire. This helps alleviate stress, tension and fatigue. All fitness levels welcome!

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

F.I.T. Camp

Tuesdays: 9:30–10:25 am
Robert H. Jaffe Aerobics Studio

This class is Functional Intense Training, which is created to shape and tone the entire body with an emphasis on full body sculpting and toning.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Indoor Cycling

Mondays: 6:00–6:55 pm
Tuesdays: 5:30–6:25 pm
Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30 am
Thursdays: 6:00-6:55 pm
Fridays: 6:30-7:30 am and 12:00-12:55 pm
Robert H. Jaffe Aerobics Studio

Challenging drills up and down mountains, intervals of power and speed, and visualization making spinning the complete mind/body exercise program. Not only is this a fun, non-impact workout, but you'll also burn 500-800 calories in 45-60 minutes! All classes are led by certified instructors who will coach and motivate you to SWEAT! All fitness levels welcome!

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Half Marathon Training - Get Ready!

Carlsbad Marathon, Sunday, January 17, 2016
Training starts Tuesday, September 29, 2015 for Marathon, (October 27 for Half Marathon)

La Jolla Half Marathon Sunday, April 24, 2016
Training starts Tuesday, February 2, 2016 

All levels are welcome. Your coach will provide a run calendar to all participants and will cover goal-setting and pace. Weekly emails and motivation will be provided to all participants and Erika, your coach, will be available to answer any questions or concerns.

BRONZE: Includes a personalized half marathon or marathon training program plus a one hour consultation with coach.
Price: $75; JCC Member Price: $98

SILVER: Includes a personalized training program workout and a one-day-a-week workout. (either interval or long run training), plus guidance throughout the program and race-day support.
Marathon: $160/JCC Members • $192/Non-members Half Marathon: $120/JCC Members • $144/Non-members

GOLD: Includes a personalized training program, plus 2-day-a-week training sessions of interval and long runs; runners workshops and free gait analysis along with guidance throughout the program and race day support.
Marathon: $225/JCC Members • $249/Non-members Half Marathon: $168 JCC Members • $200/Non-members

Coach, Erika Hermsen is avid runner who has successfully completed 3 full marathons including Boston and too many halfs to count. She is a certified personal fitness trainer with over 5 years experience. Running is Erika’s passion and she is excited to share her passion with you.



Tuesdays: 12:00–12:35 pm
Robert H. Jaffe Aerobics Studio

This class is a combination of cardio, boxing and martial arts providing a total body workout which aims to improve cardio fitness, strength, speed and balance. Come kick, punch and jab your way to a fitter you.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Mixed Modality Bootcamp

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30-7:30 am

Four week training program is a hybrid workout that combines strength, agility, endurance and flexibility using multiple modalities like TRX, kettlebells, agility ladders, med balls, etc. Program begins on the first of the month.

Price: $100; Drop-in Price: $20
JCC Member Price: $80; JCC Member Drop-in Price: $15
Contact Robyn Cohen, 858-362-1340


Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:30am
Gotthelf Dance Studio

Nia is a fun cardio workout that builds fitness of body, mind and spirit. Practiced to soul-stirring music. Nia blends martial arts and yoga with jazz and modern dance. The 52-moves Nia technique promotes flexibility, strength, and balance. Adaptable to individual needs and abilities.
Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Outdoor Fitness Fusion

Fridays: 9:30–10:25 am

Taking the exercise experience outdoors, this class combines strength and cardio interval training by utilizing many modalities to create powerful movements that will define muscle tone and sculpt your body. Our focus is to get the body to move naturally and be the athlete again.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Pilates Mat Science

Thursdays: 11:30–12:25 pm
Gotthelf Dance Studio

Non-impact floor work used for years by dancers and athletes to strengthen, elongate, and balance the muscular system, Realign your posture from the core out to eliminate chronic pain, aid in rehabilitation and maximize your body’s movement potential.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free


Tuesdays: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Gotthelf Dance Studio


Pound is a full body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements and plyometrics for a non-stop 30 minute workout.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Stretch for Flexibility

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:15–10:10 am
Gotthelf Dance Studio

Reduce tension in your body by elongating your muscles. This class combines a variety of stretching techniques to open up your body. Adding stretching to your life will prevent muscular strain, tearing and general soreness. A perfect class for any level of fitness! Wear comfortable clothes. The JCC provides mats if you don't have your own.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Tai Chi/QiGong for Older Adults

Mondays: 10:45–12:15 pm
Robert H. Jaffe Aerobics Studio

January 25-April 4(11 weeks)


Tai Chi/QiGong involves simple moves to help increase energy, strengthen immune system, reduce stress and discover joy through movement. Instructor Leslie Johnson-Leech has taught this class for over 20 years.

Price: $66; JCC Member Price: $55 (save $5 if paid by January 18) or Drop-In price per week $6; 
JCC Member Price $5
For more info and to register, call Melanie at ext. 1141


See Senior Classes for more information.

Triple Threat (New)

Wednesdays: 5:30 – 6:25 p.m.
Robert H. Jaffe Aerobics Studio

This high energy class delivers cardio, strength and core training. Expect anything... One week maybe BOSU, the next body weight, etc. Get the results you want!

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Water Aerobics

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30–9:30 am
Friedenberg Olympic Pool

The low-impact water environment allows participants to improve cardiovascular and strength conditioning while protecting joints and promoting joint flexibility. Whether you can swim or not, these classes are for you. This class can be modified for pregnancy, seniors and post rehab participants.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free


Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:30 – 10:25 am
Tuesdays: 10:30- 11:25 am & 6:00 – 6:55 pm

Robert H. Jaffe Aerobics Studio

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? 
Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the 
music and find yourself in shape at the original dance/fitness party. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you’ll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! Enjoy the party!
Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Yoga & Mat Pilates (free for members)


Vinsaya Flow Yoga I

Mondays: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Vinsaya is the alignment of movement and breath, a method which turns static asana into a dynamic flow. Focusing on fundamental poses in detail, you will gain an understanding, which can easily be built upon to increase your strength and flexibility, develop mind-body awareness and alignment, and learn to integrate breath with movement. This class is great for beginners or those who prefer a slower flow.

Gotthelf Dance Studio
Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Mommy & Me Yoga

Thursdays: 9:45 am – 10:35 am
Senior Activity Lounge

Class Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28

Four Session Price: $48; JCC Member Price: $40 ($15 drop in)

Restorative Yoga (new)

Sundays: 9:15 am - 10:15 am and 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Wednesdays: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Aerobics Studio
This gentle yoga class is designed to release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. This calming, therapeutic yoga uses props to support the body as it eases into relaxation and balance. Appropriate for all fitness levels.

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Vinyasa Flow Mixed Level Yoga

Mondays: 4:45-5:45pm

Wednesdays: 11:30 am–12:30 pm

Fridays: 11:30 am-12:45 pm 

Gotthelf Dance Studio

This class builds from the basic levels of Vinyasa to create the flowing sequences that incorporate basic poses with more challenging options. Participants should have knowledge of the basic poses and previous experience. Gotthelf Dance Studio

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free

Pilates Personal Training

Pilates is a body conditioning method that helps to increase flexibility, build strength, and improve endurance for long lean muscles. It puts emphasis on breathing, alignment, and a strong core while improving coordination and balance. We are committed to helping each individual improve their health and heighten their self awareness with our individualized approach. Come work with our highly trained instructors, Scott and Karina, who have been a part of the JCC family for over seven years.

"As Pilates instructors, we view the body as a finely tuned, integrated system requiring balance and fluidity to best meet the demands placed upon it. We teach you how to replace pain, stiffness, and restricted function with comfort, flexibility, and effortless movement. Our focus is on the quality of movement, rather than the quantity. We are committed to helping you improve your health and heighten your self awareness through our holistic approach towards intelligent movement." -Scott and Karina 

1 Session Price: $89; JCC Member Price: $75
6+ Session Price: $83; JCC Member Price: $70
Save with semi-private sessions.

For details or to schedule an appointment with our Pilates Staff, please call 

858-362-1340 ext. 1337.