Fitness Classes


This is the original 60-minute strengthening class set to inspiring music. It is highly effective and adaptable for all ages and fitness levels. BodyPump gives a cardio boost and challenges all of the major muscle groups by using the best weight room exercises, including squats, presses, and curls. Buy a discounted 10-class pass at the JCC Front Desk or call us. Give it a try–your first class is free!

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (no class when center is closed)

Time: 9:15–10:15 am

Location: Berkeley Branch 

Fees: $10 Member (per class)/$12 Non-Member


Parkinson’s Disease & the Art of Moving

With Instructor John Argue

Practice balance, coordination, stretching, loosening joints, breathing, walking, turning, and recovering from a fall. Experience vocal exercises, speech training, power breathing, and reading poetry and prose aloud with attention to pace, rhythm, and articulation.

Days & Times: Mondays & Tuesdays, 10:30 am–12:00 pm Thursdays, 12:30–2:00 pm (no class when center is closed)

Location: Berkeley Branch 

Fee: $120 Per month

Learn more: 510.985.2645


Yoga & Movement for Parkinson’s  

With Instructor Carol Fisher

We will specifically address muscles and postures affected  by the progression of Parkinson’s disease and focus on stretching, strengthening, and balance.

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 10:30 am–12:00 pm (no class when center is closed)

Location: Berkeley Branch 

Fee: $60 Per month

Learn More: 925.566.4181  



The following classes are co-sponsored by Berkeley Adult School. Winter Break from 12/18-1/2.

Learn more: or call 510.644.6130



Enjoy this gentle, slow-moving class where students lie on mats (provided). Learning to increase body awareness leads to easier and more comfortable movement. Instructor Jan Hetherington is a certified teacher who has taught the Feldenkrais method since 2002.

Day & Times: Intermediate: Wednesdays, 10:30–11:30 am

Beginning: Wednesdays, 11:30am–12:30 pm (Classes run from 8/31 - 1/27. No class 11/23)

Location: Berkeley Branch 

Fee: $35 Per semester


Fun, Fitness & Dance

Participate in this weekly full body workout featuring flexibility and stretching exercises, aerobic activity, strength training, and balance work. Instructor Naomi Puro is a credentialed teacher with a Master’s degree in Dance Movement Therapy.  

Day: Thursdays (Classes run from 9/01 - 1/27. No class 11/24) 

Time: 9:00–11:00 am

Location: Berkeley Branch 

Fee: $35 Per semester


Moving Qi

Practice traditional methods of acupressure and movement for balancing energy and promoting physical and emotional vitality. Instructor Kathleen Davis is a credentialed teacher who has taught acupressure and traditional Chinese  movement since 1996.

Days & Times: Tuesdays, 11:45 am–1:45 pm Wednesdays, 12:30–2:00 pm (Classes run from 8/30-1/27)

Location: Berkeley Branch 

Fee: $35 Per semester


For more information on Fitness Classes, please call the Front Desk at 510-848-0237.