Fitness Classes at the JCC Indianapolis

Fitness Classes at the JCC Indianapolis

At the JCC Indianapolis, fitness isn’t just something we do; it’s who we are. Although exercise is not mentioned in the Torah, taking care of one’s health is. In fact, while other belief systems advocate for the healing power of prayer, Judaism encourages people to look after their health and seek counsel from medical experts. In Judaism, good health is not a goal in itself; rather, it is a means to an end – to serve the Creator.

Group Exercise Schedule

The Best Workout Classes

We offer classes and options for exercise the way you want it, whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or looking for expert advice and/or someone to hold you accountable. It all starts with you.

The JCC’s 20,000-square-foot Mordoh Fitness Center has an indoor track, cardio and strength equipment, free weights, boxing bags, kettlebells - anything and everything you need to maximize your workout. Unlike a fitness club, we also offer two gyms, racquetball courts, and indoor and outdoor pools. Whether you’re looking for a gym with a pool, a pool with a fitness center, a fitness center with racquetball courts, we’re the place for you!

If you don't see what you need below or for any additional questions, please contact Cathleen at or 317-715-9245.

Land-based classes:

Aquatics classes:

  • Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program
    • Aquajoints is a water exercise class to develop range-of-motion through gentle exercises in shallow water.
    • Fit Joints Plus is a water aerobics program that works on range of motion.

Check our Schedules page for group exercise dates and times, or download our mobile app for iOS or Android devices.

The benefits of working with a personal trainer include:

  • Accountability. One of the biggest challenges about maintaining a workout routine can be just that — doing the workouts and doing them consistently. If someone is expecting you to meet them at the gym, you’re much more likely to go. You may also find you work harder with a trainer by your side than you would if you went alone.
  • Education. A personal trainer has studied human physiology and body mechanics, behavior change, exercise science, and more. They can help you learn proper form, how to use specific equipment, and what exercises will be most effective for you.
  • Goal Achievement. A personal trainer can help you set realistic and attainable goals based on your personal experiences and abilities, aiding you in your progress along the way.
  • Variety. You may be a creature of habit when it comes to exercise, always gravitating to the same equipment at the gym or doing the same workouts at home. A personal trainer can introduce you to exercises you may have never done before or would never have attempted on your own, decreasing your chance of boredom and hitting a plateau.

The Benefits of Group Exercise

    In addition to the benefits of exercise, there are benefits to participating in a group class.

  • Motivation and Accountability: One of the best things about exercising in a group is that individuals of different ages and abilities can support each other. You will undoubtedly be motivated to push yourself harder knowing others are there. Group exercise is the perfect middle ground between working out alone and hiring a trainer. The instructors in group classes demonstrate each move and ensure that everyone is following along correctly.
  • Structure: There are so many elements to think about if you want your workout to be well rounded and safe. The instructor plans a balanced workout using different muscle groups and ensures that they are not overworked. And, your brain doesn’t get overworked because all you have to do is follow along while the instructor does all the thinking.
  • Socializing: Group fitness classes are the ideal place to meet new, like-minded people. The group begins to act as a support to help each other stick with goals and make new ones. These positive influences are critical to long term success.

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