Fitness + Wellness Programs

Our wellness programs require advanced registration. If a minimum participation is not met 24 hours prior to the class, the class may be canceled. Please note: All Health + Wellness programs can also be taken on an individual basis with the instructor. Contact Fitness Program Manager, Joe Seitz, 971.803.7309, for more information.



Fitness

Adult Dance Classes

Israeli Dancing
Do you know the difference between a Hora and a Debka? Join us for a fun and introductory class in the basics of Israeli folk dancing! All levels are welcome!
(min.: 6) Instructor: Allison Victor

October 16 - December 18
No class November 27
7:00 - 8:00 pm, CG100
Cost: $90 Members + Guests.
Drop-in Fee: $15 per class

Register: oregonjcc.org/registration

Wednesdays
January 8 - March 11
7:00 - 8:00 pm, CG202

Cost: $100 per person
Drop-in Fee: $15 per class.
Register: oregonjcc.org/registration

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease
Dance for Parkinson’s Oregon offers dance classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners. Participants stretch and strengthen muscles, focusing on balance and rhythm through many styles of dance and music.
Most Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Cost: $5 - $10 per class, sliding scale.
More info and class dates:
Madeleine Denko-Carter - 971.263.2761
Virginia Belt - 503.789.4575
danceforparkinsonsoregon@gmail.com

Swing + Social Dance Class Sampler
Stay tuned for class dates and times. Classes for adults and middle schoolers will begin in January. For more information, email:
mjcc@oregonjcc.org

Fitness + Movement Classes

 

Foam Rolling 101 Session I NEW!
Learn the basics of increasing mobility through the use of foam rollers. Find out how myofascial release and trigger point can increase mobility for achieving more optimal workout performance. 
Instructor: Hilary Conway, Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Session I
Monday, November 11
10:00 - 10:30 am, FIT107A

Cost: $10. Member Cost $5.

Session II
Wednesday, November 20
10:00 - 10:30 am, FIT107B

Cost: $10. Member Cost $5.
Register here.


Safe Falling with Intelligence + Style - cancelled
Gaining strength and balance to reduce the likelihood of falling is the goal, but what do you do if you take a misstep and go down? Talk to stunt pros, parachute users, and martial arts instructors and you will learn that there is indeed a “correct” way to fall. Learn how to minimize the damage from what is the most common source of injury in emergency rooms across the nation, regardless of age.  
Instructor: Tara Atkinson
Tuesdays
October 8, 15, 22, 29
8:00 - 9:00 am, FIT108

Cost: $88. Member Cost: $40.
Register here.


Exploring Balance with the Alexander Technique: 
How to Not Tip Over

Balancing can get more challenging as we age. In this playful and informative workshop, learn to stimulate the vestibular system and explore the intersection of posture and balance. Learn to improve both. Instructor: Eve Bernfeld
Sunday, October 20
2:00 - 4:00 pm, FIT123
Cost: $28. Member Cost: $16.
Register here.

Sculpt Yoga + Gentle Sculpt Yoga

Fall Session 2019 + Winter Session 2020


Mondays
October 21 - December 16, FIT122A
8:00 - 8:55 am

Cost: $231. Member Cost: $105.
   OR
Wednesdays 
October 23 - December 18, FIT122B
8:00 - 8:55 am 

Cost: $231. Member Cost: $105.  

Sign up for both Monday and Wednesday together, FIT122C 
Cost: $459. Member Cost: $210.
Register: oregonjcc.org/registration

Mondays
January 6 - March 23
8:00 - 8:55 am, FIT205A

Cost: $240. Member Cost: $190.
   OR
Wednesdays
January 8 - March 25
8:00 - 8:55 am, FIT205B

Cost: $240. Member Cost: $190.

Sign up for both Monday and Wednesday together, FIT205C
Cost: $540. Member Cost: $350.

Gentle Sculpt Yoga NEW!
A gentle yoga class that focuses on building strength. This class incorporates light weights, thera-bands, balls, and other tools to sculpt your body. Appropriate for anyone who attends gentle yoga, active seniors, or anyone who wants a slow paced, mindful strength routine.
Thursdays
January 9 - March 26
12:00 - 12:55 pm, FIT206

Cost: $240. Member Cost: $190.

Shmirat Haguf - Jewish Yoga for Women

Focus on deepening the bond between your physical body and your vitality of spirit. Cultivate a curious and compassionate relationship with yourself as a spiritual act. This practice will offer a safe space to explore our breath, functional movement, fluidity and resistance, strength, and relaxation in a community of women. Women of all ages and experience are welcome. Instructor: Rachel Stern 
 
Tuesday, November 26
8:00 - 9:15 pm, FIT126C

Drop-in Cost: $12. Member Cost: $10. 

Two new dates have been added:
Tuesday, December 3 and December 10
8:00 - 9:15 pm

Two-Class Cost: $20.
Member Two-Class Cost: $16.
Drop-in Cost: $12.
Member Drop-in Cost: $10.
Register: oregonjcc.org/registration
Code: FIT126D

Made possible by a grant from the Women's Giving Circle of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland.

Yoga Academy

Go to the next level of learning, awareness, or mastery. Yoga Therapist Tara Atkinson will guide you through poses, philosophy, and awareness in small classes. Instructor: Tara Atkinson

Sign up for all twelve or pick and choose what works for you.  
Various Tuesdays through March 10
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Each Class: Cost: $22. Member Cost: $10.


Touch
Practice using your sense of touch to create a more steady, grounded, stable body and mind.
Tuesday, November 26 
12:00 - 1:00 pm, FIT117 


Hearing
Experiment with sound meditations and use your sense of hearing to be more connected to our environment.
Tuesday, December 3 
12:00 - 1:00 pm, FIT118


Taste and Smell
Focus on mindful eating and how smells can effect our mood and disposition in any given moment.
Tuesday, December 10 
12:00 - 1:00 pm, FIT119


Guided Meditation
Experience a long-guided meditation that incorporates the senses and practice the mindfulness tools introduced in the first 
several weeks.
Tuesday, December 17 
12:00 - 1:00 pm, FIT120

Focus on Yoga for thePhysical Body - 2020

Each January class will be a relaxing, restorative yoga class with a specific focus to launch your 2020 off with the best
new year intentions for you. Instructor: Tara Atkinson
Each Class: Cost: $22. Member Cost: $10.

Week 1: Acceptance + Clear Perception
Guided restorative practice with a focus on acceptance and clear perception, both necessary skills to create appropriate intentions and goals.
Tuesday, January 7
12:00 - 12:55 pm, FIT210


Week 2: Internal Connections
Guided restorative practice with a focus on our internal connections. Just by shifting one body part the rest of the body will shift, creating one intention or goal to ripple to other parts of your life.
Tuesday, January 14
12:00 - 12:55 pm, FIT211


Week 3: Setting Intentions
Guided restorative practice with a focus on setting intentions for your practice and the new year.
Tuesday, January 21
12:00 - 12:55 pm, FIT212


Week 4: Returning to Your Intentions
Guided restorative practice on living and returning to your hopes, goals, and intentions.
Tuesday, January 28
12:00 - 12:55 pm, FIT213


Focus on Mindfulness Practices

The next six weeks will be a gentle yoga practice that teaches and then focuses on a specific mindfulness practice. There are many ways to practice mindfulness, but the goal is always to reach a state of alert,focused relaxation.

Week 5: Breath Counting
Tuesday, February 4
12:00 - 12:55 pm, FIT214


Week 6: Breath - Exhaling Completely
Tuesday, February 11
12:00 - 12:55 pm, FIT215


Week 7: Grounding
Tuesday, February 18
12:00 - 12:55 pm, FIT216


Week 8: Gratitude
Tuesday, February 25

12:00 - 12:55 pm, FIT217

Week 9: Loving Kindness to Others
Tuesday, March 3
12:00 - 12:55 pm, FIT218


Week 10: Loving Kindness to Ourselves
Tuesday, March 10
12:00  - 12:55 pm, FIT219

Register here.

Aqua Balance

Aqua Balance
This unique floating fitness mat enables all participants to experience the benefits of core stabilization with the challenge of an uneven surface. An incredible workout with a splash
of fun! Instructor: Amy. Main Pool
Mondays
September 9 - 30
7:00 - 8:00 pm, FIT124A

Cost: $150. Member Cost: $100.

October 7 - 28
7:00 - 8:00 pm, FIT124B

Cost: $200. Member Cost: $150.

November 4 - 25
7:00 - 8:00 pm, FIT124C

Cost: $200. Member Cost: $150.

December 2 - 30
7:00 - 8:00 pm, FIT124D

Cost: $200. Member Cost: $150.

Safety Classes

Safe Falling with Intelligence + Style
Gaining strength and balance to reduce the likelihood of falling is the goal, but what do you do if you take a misstep and go down? Talk to stunt pros, parachute users, and martial arts instructors and you will learn that there is indeed a “correct” way to fall. Learn how to minimize the damage from what is the most common source of injury in emergency rooms across the nation, regardless of age.  
Instructor: Tara Atkinson
Tuesdays
February 4, 11, 18, and 25
8:00 - 8:55 am, FIT207

Cost: $88. Member Cost: $40.

Exploring Balance with the Alexander Technique: How to Not Tip Over
Balancing can get more challenging as we age. In this playful and informative workshop, learn to stimulate the vestibular system and explore the intersection of posture and balance. Learn to improve both. Instructor: Eve Bernfeld
Sunday, January 26
2:00 - 4:00 pm, FIT208

Cost: $28. Member Cost: $16.

Krav Maga NEW!
Krav Maga is a practical form of self-defense. It was pioneered by the Israel Defense Forces from a combination of boxing, wrestling, aikido, judo, and karate. This introductory course, taught by an IDF veteran of the special forces, will focus on providing you with the three pillars of Krav Maga: technique, conditioning, and situational awareness.
Tuesdays
January 7 - March 10
7:00 - 8:00 pm, CG208

Cost: $125. Member Cost: $100.
Drop-in Cost: $15 per class.

Wellness + Nutrition

Winter Wellness Classes

20/20 Vision
How do you want your year to look? What’s important to you? Set yourself up for success with this interactive workshop. Use a fun and easy process to help design the year ahead. You will leave with a plan of how to move forward in 2020 and a clear path to achieving your goals. Led by Certified Professional Coach Christine Gilmore
Sunday, January 26
12:00 - 1:30 pm, FIT203

Cost: $25. Member Cost: $13.

Getting to the Heart of Relationships NEW!
What makes a relationship great? In this interactive workshop you’ll learn tools that can help take your relationship from good to great. This can be personal or professional. Come on your own with a relationship in mind, or bring a partner/colleague/friend and work together. You’ll come away with some identifiable ways to strengthen your connections and deepen communications.
Led by Certified Professional Coach Christine Gilmore
Sunday, February 16
11:00 am - 12:30 pm, FIT204

Cost: $25. Member Cost: $13.

Fall + Winter Nutrition Classes

Heart Health 
Learn how changing your diet can naturally lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, and help you lose weight. Learn about specific heart-healthy foods to promote long-lasting health. Instructor: Hilary Conway
Nutritional Therapist
Tuesday, December 10
6:00 - 7:30 pm, FIT102

Cost: $25. Member Cost: $13.

Boost Your Immunity  
Your immune system’s prime function is to protect the body against infection and disease. Learn how to best support your immune
system with diet, lifestyle, and basic supplementation. Boost your immunity and stay healthy this winter!
Instructor: Hilary Conway, Nutritional Therapist
Tuesday, January 28
6:00 - 7:30 pm, FIT200

Cost: $25. Member Cost: $13.

Making Healthy Eating Manageable
Gain information and tools to embrace healthful eating without feeling overwhelmed or deprived. End the stress of preparing
home-cooked meals by learning how to effectively plan in a way that saves money while you say goodbye to toxic foods.
Instructor: Hilary Conway, Nutritional Therapist
Tuesday, February 18
6:00 - 7:30 pm, FIT201

Cost: $25. Member Cost: $13.

Digestive Health
Digestion plays a huge role in maintaining good health. Learn what probiotics are, which are most effective, and how they can impact other health conditions.
Instructor: Hilary Conway, Nutritional Therapist
Tuesday, March 3
6:00 - 7:30 pm, FIT202

Cost: $25. Member Cost: $13.

The Wellness Umbrella

The Wellness Umbrella describes a state of optimal health. Our J Umbrella includes fitness, nutrition, coaching, massage, stress reduction, and overall
emotional well being. Whatever stage you are at in life, our innovative new program can be tailored for you to make healthy changes in your life.

Choose the option that best meets your needs. Let our trainers and coaches work with you to identify your goals and develop a plan to help meet your goals. Physical therapy can also be added as an option.

Option 1
• 1 Hour Personal Training session (Traditional, Yoga, Pilates)
• 1 Nutritional Counseling session with Hilary Conway
• 1 Life Coaching session with Christine Gilmore
• 1 Massage (massage can be substituted for Personal Training
or Nutritional Counseling)
Cost: $305. Member Cost: $225.

Option 2
• 5 One-hour Personal Training sessions (Traditional, Yoga, Pilates)
• 2 Life Coaching sessions with Christine Gilmore
• 2 Nutritional Counseling sessions with Hilary Conway
• 1 Massage (massage can be substituted for Personal Training
or Nutritional Counseling)
Cost: $747. Member Cost: $547.

Option 3
• 2 One-hour Personal Training sessions (Traditional, Yoga, Pilates)
• 10 half-hour personal Training sessions (Traditional, Yoga, Pilates)
• 3 Life Coaching sessions with Christine Gilmore
• 3 Nutritional C sessions with Hilary Conway
• 3 Massages (massage can be substituted for Personal Training
or Nutritional Counseling)
Cost: $1,272. Member Cost: $952.

Option 4
Grab a friend, spouse, or buddy and work as a team to meet your goals.
All sessions are done together.
• 10 Small group training sessions (Traditional, Yoga, Pilates)
• 2 Life Coaching sessions with Christine Gilmore
• 2 Nutritional Counseling sessions with Hillary Conway
Cost per person: $679. Member Cost: $399.