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Fitness Classes

Aimed at providing an improved health and wellness experience for all members, our Fitness Center is filled with a unique variety of people and purposes. With our state-of-the-art fitness and strength equipment, friendly personal trainers and an extensive array of group exercise and mind/body classes, our Fitness Center helps to motivate, inspire and keep members of all ages and fitness levels feeling their best. Check out our Group Exercise schedule at the bottom of this page for the exercise classes we offer each month that are free to members, and look below for other fitness classes!

Indoor Triathlon

A fun running, biking and swimming competitive race for any exerciser, to take place inside the Weinstein JCC. Using the pool, spin bikes and Cybex treadmills, participants will swim 800 yards, bike 12 miles and run 3 miles. Limited to 16 participants. For additional training, the Center offers personal trainers and swim instructors to work one-on-one weekly with a racer. Please contact Allison Snyder, Director of Fitness and Recreation at to get set up.


Kid’s Group Exercise - Spring

Try Yoga, Kickboxing, Muscle Conditioning and Zumba in this 6-week session. Weekly group exercise classes will get kids pumped up with fun, safe exercises choreographed to the music they love.


Family Yoga - Spring

This yoga class offers families an opportunity to bond through the practice of yoga poses and mindfulness teachings. Your family will get in shape while learning how to best support and honor each other, on and off the yoga mat.


Melt - Spring

In this 5-week session, you will learn to identify and remove stuck stress in your body, the major cause of chronic aches and pains. Improve your overall body sense and notice the changes as your body effortlessly finds greater alignment and balance. You will activate your own core strength and stability and rehydrate the tissues of your body for greater mobility and ease of motion. MELT helps common issues like headaches, insomnia, bloating, weight gain, cellulite and and improves athletic performance. All tools will be available for class.


Balanced/ Balanced Moms - Spring

Participants will meet with Wellness Coach Allison Snyder to set and evaluate goals throughout the program. To motivate and help achieve success, this fitness series features:

-Before and after fitness assessment
-Nutrition awareness
-Cardio and strength training
-Interval training
-Core development


CarryBean - Babywearing Fitness for Moms

CarryBean--Babywearing Fitness for Moms is Richmond, Virginia's first and only babywearing fitness class. This is a 40-minute scalable fitness class that includes cardio, strengthening, toning and stretching all while wearing your infant or toddler in a baby carrier. The class provides a flexible solution to working out and simultaneously meeting your child's needs. Not only will you get a great workout, but your baby will also benefit while being worn during class. -Babies love movement, the cardio movement will help to calm them or even put them to sleep -Babies will learn to shift weight with you while you move, enhancing their motor skills -Babies will receive vestibular input which is key to development of body and spatial awareness Moms must be cleared by their doctor to resume activity. Please bring your own carrier. This class is done with bare feet.


Acu-Yoga and Reflexology

This class uses yoga with acupressure for pain relief in this new approach to an ancient practice that creates a balanced, pain-free body. Using ideas from Integrated Positional Therapy by Lee Albert, participants will learn the benefits of asana (stretching), pranayama (breathing) and meditation and how to have better posture and muscle balance. The class includes the following practices:

  • Warm-ups
  • Daily stretches
  • Asanas
  • Qi Gong (more energy)
  • Reflexology (feet and hands) 
  • Acupressure.

The goal of this session is to create an individual practice which is fun and helps with general well-being while learning individualized stretches to help with hip, back and knees. This class is suitable for all body types and will be performed in both standing and seated positions.


Yoga One-on-One Training

Make the choice to spend time benefiting the quality of your life physically, mentally and emotionally. Yoga not only helps to increase strength, flexibility, and balance. It also lowers your blood sugar and blood pressure, and boots your immunity. It maintains your nervous system and releases tension in your body in such a way as to promote inner peace and healthy relationships. Come meet me on the mat, and let the transformation process begin: Amanda Ravan 804-551-3302.


Tai Chi - Spring

This 8-week class will focus on the most popular tai chi form in the world, the Yang 24 short form. This beginner program is for anyone who wants to improve their physical, emotional and spiritual balance. No equipment or special gear is required--Just comfortable clothes and a good pair of socks.


Mommy and Me Yoga - Spring

Mommy & Me Yoga provides a comfortable, supportive environment where moms can meet other moms and have special bonding time with their babies. This class provides moms the opportunity to regain strength and muscle tone as well as alleviate neck, shoulder, and back pain through exploration of movement in yogic postures with your baby. Prior yoga experience is not necessary.