Fitness Classes


Day: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Time: 9:15-10:15 AM

Cost:  $10 JCC East Bay Member (per class) | $12 General 

Location: Berkeley Branch 

BodyPump is the original 60-minute strengthening class set to inspiring music, effective and adaptable for all ages and fitness levels. BodyPump gives a cardio boost and challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts, & curls. Our new crop of awesome BodyPump instructors will motivate and inspire you to get the results you came for!  Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in at the front desk.  Your first class is free, so come try it out!  



Days & Times:
Intermediate, Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Beginning, Wednesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Cost: $35 Per Semester 

Location: Berkeley Branch 

Enjoy this gentle, slow-moving class during which students lie on mats, which are provided. Increased awareness leads to easier and more comfortable movement. Instructor Jan Hetherington is a certified teacher who has taught the Feldenkrais method since 2002. For more information, visit or call 510-644-6130.


Fun, Fitness, and Dance

Day: Thursdays

Time: 9:00-11:00 am

Cost: $35 Per Semester

Location: Berkeley Branch 

In partnership with the Berkeley Adult School

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.  For adults 55+. For more information, visit or call 510-644-6130.


Moving Qi

Days & Times:
Tuesdays, 11:45 AM -1:45 PM 

Wednesdays, 12:30-2:00 PM

Cost: $35/semester

Location:  Berkeley Branch

In partnership with the Berkeley Adult School

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 Asian movement since 1996.  For adults 55+.  For more information, visit or call 510-644-6130.  


Parkinson's and the Art of Moving

Days & Times:
Mondays & Tuesdays, 10:30AM -12:00 PM 

Thursdays, 12:30-2:00 PM

Cost: $120/month

Location:  Berkeley Branch

Practice balance, coordination, stretching, loosening joints, breathing, walking, turning, and recovering from a fall. Try vocal exercises and speech training, power breathing, and reading poetry and prose aloud with attention to pace, rhythm, and articulation.  Enrollment is limited. For more information, contact John Argue at 510-985-2645.

Parkinson's and Yoga

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost: $60/month

Location: Berkeley Branch

Focus on stretching, strengthening, and balance--particularly addressing muscles and postures affected by the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Enrollment is limited. For more information, contact Carol Fisher at 925-566-4181. 

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