In response to the announcement made on April 6 by the Alberta government to return to Step 1 under "The Path Forward" Plan, the Calgary JCC weight room will be closed until further notice. One-on-one personal training remains a great option at this time, as well as private swim lessons and household pool bookings. Learn more...

Group X

Elevate your workouts and join the fun with our innovative, inspiring, and challenging classes. Whether you are new to exercise or a seasoned fitness enthusiast, we will find something for you!

All group exercise classes are included in the price of your membership!

Let some of the most experienced fitness professionals in the city help navigate you through the ever-changing trends of the fitness industry. Our classes are based on the latest research and science in order to give you fun, safe, and effective experiences.

All GroupX classes are currently offered virtually to our members only.

Spin at Home with the JCC

Rent one of our Keiser or Star Trac Spinner bikes to sprint, climb, and tap it back – all with your personal front row spot in the comfort of your home.

Available on a first come basis, the rental agreement will run monthly at a cost per month of $150 for members ($200 for the public). There is a mandatory $50 delivery and set-up charge. Deliveries will be arranged during the week of January 25. A $500 fully refundable damage deposit is required at the start of the rental.

For those with a JCC membership, you will have access to five Zoom spin classes a week, beginning on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Reserve your bike by contacting our Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.


Cathy Bjorndalen
Cathy Bjorndalen

Cathy Bjorndalen

Fitness Program Manager

(403) 537-8595

Cathy is a born and raised Calgarian who avidly participated in group fitness at the JCC in the early 1990s and also took her ALFCA training in 1993. After she…

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Class Descriptions

Equipment for Virtual Classes

Equipment is always optional and instructors will often suggest at home substitutions.

Suggested equipment may include: hand weights, bands, a mat for core work, and sliders. For Barre classes a counter top, chair or other sturdy immovable balance apparatus is needed. For Yoga classes a mat, blocks and a strap are suggested.

At home alternatives that may used: canned goods, milk jugs filled with water, books, rocks (hand weights), tights or panty hose (bands) or paper plates (sliders).

Athletic Training

Boot Camp: Challenge yourself! This fast- paced, moving circuit class will work your entire body. Various stations will challenge you to push your cardio, strength, and endurance to the next level.

Cardio Cutz: A seamless combination of power cardio moves and muscular strength / endurance intervals done at your own station.

Cardio Pump: Intervals of step and high-low cardio alternate with weight training sets.

Cardio Tabata: An interval class of high intensity cardio (no equipment) will improve your overall fitness. Nothing fancy, just fierce!

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): Take your fitness to the next level. Various portable equipment is used in this explosive full body workout. HIIT boosts metabolism and improves aerobic and anaerobic fitness.


Body and Mind

Barre: Ballet-based fitness with weight intervals and core conditioning. This class will lengthen, strengthen and tone your thighs, arms, abdominals, and glutes. For all levels.

Buti Yoga: This calorie-scorching workout fuses power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance and body sculpting primal movement. The result: long, lean muscles and a super fit body!

Deep Buti:  Masterful and intentional, Deep Buti is a low-impact, restorative movement sequence that connects mind to muscle. This class is designed to help prevent injury, stimulate nerves, and restructure the deep core. Self-massage and pressure point activation are also used to release muscles during deep restorative asanas.

Gentle Yoga: Gentle Yoga is designed for adults of any age, including seniors and those with minor physical ailments, who prefer a slower paced or more relaxed practice. Students practice beginning yoga postures and work on the principles of body alignment and breath awareness. Lots of modifications are provided to ensure that poses are accessible for students with extra tight hips, cranky knees, or other minor limitations. Students of all levels are welcome, including those who are new to yoga.

Pilates: A mat class blending core strength, flexibility, and alignment. Create long, lean muscles and improve body awareness All levels welcome!

Vitality Stretch: Enjoy this slow-paced stretch and flexibility class. We stretch with purpose to renew length and balance in our bodies.

Yin Yoga: A series of long held poses that improve mobility for your joints and increases mental focus and energy within the body – targeting tendons, ligaments, and fascia.

Yoga Flow: This class joins physical postures, or asanas, with inhales and exhales, creating a steady internal rhythm for the practice. Our Flow classes place a strong focus on the power of breath awareness and are designed to cultivate heat in the body with creative sequences involving sun salutations, standing, seated, and balancing postures. Flow yoga classes are at moderate intensity and are open to all levels with modifications given.



HIGHLow: A throwback to the old school days of Hi Lo Aerobics, HIGHLow brings the same energy, intensity, and effectiveness of a HIGH Fitness class with lower impact.  HIGHLow has the same songs and choreography as HIGH Fitness but without the cardio push tracks (so no burpees and tuck jumps!). Low impact options will be demonstrated first, followed by higher levels of impact so people can choose their preferred level of impact.

Cardio Remix: A sweaty blast! A fun moderate intensity class combines popular music (new and old) with intervals, plyometrics, and easy-to-follow cardio.

Multi-Step: This fun and energetic step class uses two to four steps and challenges your cardio and coordination.

Pound: Let loose your inner rock star in this high energy class! Working with “Ripstix” and a choreographed exercise program, your body becomes the stage for you to let loose, have fun, and get your body sweat on. You’ll leave class with your body wanting an encore performance!

20/20/20: Get the variety you crave! Mix it up in this fun interval training class. Intervals are 20 minutes each of step, hi/low cardio, and resistance training.

Zumba®: Join the party! Latin flavor, hi and low impact, dance-based movement to awesome music will make you forget it’s a workout! No experienced needed.


Forever Young

Bands ‘n’ Balance: This is a low impact, moderate to high intensity class that uses a variety of resistance bands and weights. Your balance will be challenged with compound exercises that activate your mind-muscle connection. This class will tone every muscle in your body and improve your balance.

Bone Builder: Join us for a relaxed, low intensity session where we emphasize movement, stretching, and strength exercises designed to help you with life’s everyday activities.

Chair Dancing:  If you enjoy music and movement, join us in the gym where we pretend to close blinds and “dance like no one is watching”! No experience necessary. Most choreography is done seated with an option to stand for those who prefer.

EZ Energy: Improve mobility, stability, and cardiovascular health in this soft impact class. This fun class closes with functional core training and stretching.

EverFit: This gentle moving class will help improve your overall fitness including strength, balance, and cardiovascular health. Options are provided for all levels.

Zumba® Gold: Zumba = fun fitness! Low impact, dance-based movement to awesome music that will get you fit while having fun!



Body Blast: Amp up your strength training with this full body workout using barbells, hand weights, and cardio intervals.

Pumped Plus: Get strong and defined as we work all major muscle groups. Improve your muscular strength, endurance, and power.

Sets Plus: Dumb bell super set intervals alternate with explosive muscular power moves, giving you a full body workout with amazing results!

Tone & Sculpt: Shape, tone, and define your muscles. Using a variety of fitness equipment including weighted bars, free weights and exercise balls you’ll target every muscle group for a total-body toning workout. Benefits includes: Improves strength, balance, and coordination while defining the muscles.



Spin: Fire up your cardio fitness in this super- sweaty cycling workout!

Spin & Pump: Spin into shape and then challenge your major muscle groups with weights and core strengthening.

Today at the Calgary Jewish Community Centre more events today

Friday, April 23, 2021


Chasia’s Enchantment – Workshop and Book Presentation

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Chasia’s Enchantment – Workshop and Book Presentation

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

11:00am - 12:30pm

Golden Age Luncheon – May 2021

Tue, May 11, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Coffee Chat

Golden Age Coffee Chat

Mon, May 17, 2021

11:00am - 1:00pm


Cathy Bjorndalen

Cathy Bjorndalen

Fitness Program Manager