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Health & Wellness

The JCC of the East Bay is excited to offer classes where you can exercise with your community and friends in a convenient location. We hope that by enabling you to exercise at the JCC, you will be able to find a little more balance in your life. Keep checking back to see what classes we have added! 

For more information, please contact the JCC Front Desk at 510.848.0237 or


MON, WED, FRI, 9:15–10:15 AM
Drop-in: $12, 10-class Pass: $90

Set to inspiring music, this 60-minute strengthening class is highly effective and adaptable for all ages and fitness levels. BodyPump 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. Give it a try—your first class is free!

Learn more: JCC Front Desk, 510.848.0237

Berkeley Zumba

MON, FRI, 10:30 AM
TUE, 9:30 AM
Drop-in: $12, 10-class Pass: $90

Zumba is a high-intensity dance and fitness party with a contagious blend of Latin and international rhythms that provide a fun and effective workout. You’ll forget you’re exercising in this calorie-burning hour of fun!

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Be Heard: Voice for Parkinson’s
with KT Warren

THU, 12–1 PM (Level I), THU, 1:30-2:30 PM (Level II)

Motor skills and organization are needed for clear speech, and progressive movement disorders like Parkinson’s Disease can drastically reduce one’s ability to be heard and understood. Using relaxation, exercise, games, muscle training, and music, we’ll develop real-world tools you can use outside the classroom to speak up and be heard. If you find yourself often being asked, “What did you say?” this class is for you. All are welcome.

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Kaitie Ty Warren is an RYT-200 Certified Yoga Instructor, and has studied under John Argue and Carol Fisher, both heavyweights in the Parkinson’s therapy community.

The following classes are cosponsored by Berkeley Adult School. For more information and to register, visit or call 510.644.6130. Please check with instructor for holiday closures.

Moving Qi with Kathleen Davis

TUE, 11:45 AM–1:45 PM & WED, 12:30–2 PM

Practice traditional methods of acupressure and movement for balancing energy and promoting physical and emotional vitality.

Kathleen Davis is a credentialed teacher who has taught acupressure and traditional Chinese movement since 1996.

Feldenkrais with Jan Hetherington

Intermediate, WED, 10:15–11:30 AM
Beginning, WED, 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

Enjoy this gentle, slow-moving class where students lie on mats (provided) and learn to increase body awareness for easier, more comfortable movement. As you progress through varied movement sequences, you will discover the interconnectedness of body and brain and shift unhelpful movement habits.

Fun, Fitness, and Dance
with Naomi Puro

THU, 9–11 AM

Now in its 34th season, this joyful class is designed for people ages 50+. Get a full-body workout featuring flexibility and stretching exercises, aerobic activity, strength training, and balance.

Naomi Puro is a credentialed teacher with a master’s degree in dance movement therapy. 

Movement for Life, for Always
with Jan Hetherington

THU, 10–11:30 AM

Learn the skills of slow, gentle, and focused movement. Experience how improvised and rhythm exercises, vocal work, and play translate into fuller mobility choices and ease.

Jan Hetherington is a certified teacher who has taught the Feldenkrais Method for over 15 years.