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Group Exercise Class Descriptions


Group Exercise Classes at the J

Fitness Equipment Orientation Class

This class is a certified Personal Trainer guided tour and overview of our fitness facilities. You will learn workout related terminology, proper safety techniques, how to use various cardiovascular and resistance training equipment, and have opportunities to ask fitness related questions. Overall, this equipment orientation aims to empower members with the knowledge of how to make the most of our fitness facilities with confidence.

Tuesdays at 5:30pm
Saturdays at 2:30pm

Wednesdays at 1pm
Saturdays at 1pm

Barre® Fusion

Strengthen and tone while lengthening muscles with intervals of stretching. Light weights and floor work compliment barre work to push your muscles to exhaustion.

Boot Camp

A total body workout that uses circuit training and cardio intervals with traditional callisthenic movements and bodyweight exercises.

Cardio Mix

A fun and challenging class designed for all fitness levels. Formats may include H.I.I.T., Tabata as well as high-low and step. Cardiovascular, strength and core will all be incorporated for a well-rounded, full-body workout.

Cardio Pump

Low-intensity aerobic class combines strength and endurance, joint stability and mobility, balance and flexibility.

Cardio Sculpt & Strength

A moderate intensity, cardiovascular and strength class – a great total body workout. Class ends with a deep, relaxing stretch.

Circuit Intervals/Circuit Training

This well-rounded workout utilizes fitness equipment in circuits.

Core & Cardio Intervals

This class focuses on cardiovascular exercise that may include, high-low impact aerobics, H.I.I.T. or Tabata, combined with various core-strengthening exercises.

Core Fusion

Strengthen, stabilize and tone your core with traditional exercises as well as Pilates-based exercises.


Experience intense aerobic exercise on a stationary bike while an instructor motivates you through visualization with high-energy music.

Cycle 40/20

40 minutes of upbeat, high-energy cycling followed by 20 minutes of stabilizing the core using lengthening exercises, strength training, stretching and balancing moves.

Express Sculpt

Utilizes dumbbells, body bars and other strength training equipment with a monthly rotation between strength, power and endurance. (30-minute version of Sculpting).

Extreme Conditioning

Intense workout uses weights to target major muscle groups. Incorporates cardiovascular exercise and plyometrics to challenge all fitness levels.

Forever Fit

Low-intensity aerobic class offers a great cardiovascular workout. Combines strength, endurance, joint stability, balance and flexibility.

HIGH Fitness

Aerobics is Back! Bigger, Better, HIGHer! Experience more than just a workout! HIGH Fitness is simple, intense, consistent, inclusive and fun! HIGH takes old-school aerobics to the next level with modern fitness techniques such as HIIT training, plyometrics, intervals of strength and cardio, and more. You can go high or you can go low, but you will always leave feeling HIGH!


High Intensity Interval Training utilizes a series of short, high-intensity intervals, followed by longer, low-intensity intervals.


Intense workout combines cardio and muscle-building moves.

Interval Cross Training

Increase your cardiovascular endurance in this fun, yet challenging class. May include intervals of hi-low aerobics, H.I.I.T. (high-intensity interval training) or Tabata drills. Go at your own pace while pushing yourself.


Cardiovascular, resistance and weight control benefits through use of kettlebell weights.

Myofascial Release

This class draws on somatic movement and yoga-based stretches to promote greater range of motion and fluidity in the muscles, joints, spine and connective tissues of the body.


Total-body strength and conditioning class for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit! This motivating, results-driven workout burns calories and builds muscle using light to moderate weights. It’s perfect for all fitness levels and can be modified so everyone can participate.


Progressive series of exercises, based on the methods of Joseph Pilates, designed to increase the strength of your body’s core (abdominals, back, glutes and hips) while lengthening the muscles.


This athletic workout combines mind/body practices of Yoga and Pilates as well as principles of stretch, strength training, and dynamic movement.


A full-body workout that targets trouble spots using drumsticks to maximize your arm workout.

Pump & Shred

This interval training class gives you a full-body workout using barbells and dumbbells. Each interval includes cardio, power, strength and core.

Spin & Stretch

You will experience an aerobic exercise on a stationary bike while an instructor motivates you through visualization with motivational music. 45-minutes on the bike followed by 15-minutes of
deep stretching off the bike.


Stretch all major muscle groups to improve overall flexibility and enhance your range of motion.


With an adjustable step platform, this high-energy class helps increase endurance and body toning. Step classes begin with a dynamic warm-up, followed by active, choreographed cardiovascular exercises targeting different muscle groups.

Step Intervals

Get a great step workout in an interval-style format! Stretch all major muscle groups to improve your overall flexibility and enhance a greater range of movement.

Strength & Conditioning

Build total-body strength and muscular endurance in this multi-planar class using various free weights and body weight. Circuits target every major muscle group in the body and change to your adapting needs.

Strong Nation

Combines high intensity interval training, martial arts, and cardio kickboxing with original music specifically designed to match every move. Appropriate for any fitness level, this class will have you meeting your ultimate fitness goals – and then making new ones.


An intense, interval training class that follows a specific timed format.

T'ai Chi

This graceful form of exercise involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and is accompanied by deep breathing.

Total Conditioning

This class combines anaerobic activity with plyometric and callisthenic drills to offer a challenging option in your cardio routine.

Turbo Kick

An energizing kickboxing interval class. Cardio that uses intensity drills and increased energy sprints followed by work recovery segments.


Creates strength, flexibility and balance through unique combination of breathing techniques and postures.

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Aerobic/fitness interval training with fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body choreographed to fusion of Latin and International music.

For more information, contact:

Sarah Amonson, 314.442.3210

Group Exercise in the Water

The J also offers several types of water fitness classes to suit beginners, regulars and multiple intensity levels, also available to members for free.


Aqua Flow

Series of specially-designed exercises which, with the aid of the water’s buoyancy and resistance, can help improve joint flexibility.

Aqua Fit

Moderate-impact, water-specific exercises designed to progressively build strength, flexibility, and endurance in a refreshing and joint-supportive environment.

Aqua Power

High-intensity, multi-discipline workout in the lap pool. Participants must be comfortable in all depths of the pool.

Aqua Power Deep

High-intensity, no-impact water resistance training that improves muscle tone, flexibility strength and endurance with the use of flotation belts; class held in deep water.

Swim Boot Camp

Swimming, kicking, treading, jumping, sprinting, drilling, balance, resistance, calethesthenics–in and out of the water.

For more information, please contact:

Heather Cheseman, 314-442-3296