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Classes are free and open to participants 14 years and older. Water fitness classes are a great way to get a challenging workout yet come out feeling refreshed! In-water exercise is great for aerobic conditioning, calorie burning, flexibility, and strengthening. All these benefits come without the stress and strain on the body associated with land-based exercise. While swimming proficiency is not a requirement to participate, comfort in both deep and shallow water is recommended.

Water exercise is easier on the body's joints thanks to the body's buoyancy in the water. The MJCC has a variety of classes in both pools to keep you fit and feeling good!

Click here for classes in our warm pool.


Aquatic Group Exercise Classes

Classes held in our Main Pool

This no-to-low impact class is perfect for those looking to start a fitness routine or add variety to an existing one. The water provides buoyancy for support while you build a strong body. Great for rehabilitating after injuries. Main Pool
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00 - 9:55 am

High energy routines let you burn the most calories while still enjoying a no-to-low impact workout. Get ready to heat it up in our cool pool! Main Pool
Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 - 9:55 am

Join us for a lunchtime Power Hour in the pool!  Aqua HIIT - High Intensity (low joint impact) Interval Training - is a vigorous aqua-express class to help you burn calories and make the most out of your lunch break.  Main Pool
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:15 - 1:00 pm

MJCC Stingrays Masters
Join us for a coached US Masters Swimming group that combines all the best parts of fitness swimming, stroke work, and competition skills practice.  Add great camaraderie and caring, experienced coaches and you have a recipe for success whether your goal is getting in shape, learning a new stroke, or competing in USMS meets.  Swimmers of all levels and backgrounds are welcome!  Stingrays Masters are coached primarily by long-time MJCC swimmer and ASCA Level 4 coach, Laurie Kilbourn. Main Pool

Registration required - to check availability, register, or schedule a time to come check out the team, contact Stingrays Head Coach Jennie Condon at

Tuesday/Thursday 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Cost:$100/month.  Member Cost: $60/month.

Masters Swimming
Keep fit and work out with our recreational Masters. This low-key, welcoming group is led by a long-time member volunteer Ronald Cobb. Main Pool
Monday/Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $20/day. Member Cost: Free.

Classes held in our Warm Water Pool

Ai Chi
This meditative class combines deep breathing with progressive movements of the arms, legs, and torso. Ai-Chi helps improve balance and range of motion and promotes relaxation and cardiovascular health. Warm Pool
Tuesday/Thursday 8:05 - 9:00 am

Arthritis Exercise
Warm water is the ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. This class will help you gain flexibility, range of motion, and strength while relieving pain. Also appropriate for persons without arthritis. Warm Pool
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:15 - 11:10 am 

Aqua Yoga
Enjoy the benefits and experience the challenges of practicing yoga in an aquatic environment. Warm water supports your body, allowing greater range of motion with no fear of falling, and helps to develop a new relationship with your breath and balance. Warm Pool
Tuesday/Thursday 10:15 - 11:15 am

Aquatics Calendar