JFit Diabetes Prevention Program

When: JFit Diabetes Prevention Program classes start soon. Tuesday classes start at 11:30 am and Thursday classes start at 5:30 pm. Each class lasts for one hour and continues once per week for 16 weeks, and then once a month for the balance of the year.

Where: Simon Family JCC, Room 236

Info: Change your life in 16 weeks! This program can help you lose weight, adopt healthy habits and significantly reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Our type 2 diabetes prevention program follows the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which are proven to reduce individuals’ risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. Simon Family JCC lifestyle coach Tom Purcell will host weekly seminars to help you learn skills and support each other to reduce risk factors.

Check out our Massage Therapy Service

Pick from a wide variety of massages such as sports massages, aromatic massages, and cellulite massages. Prices start at $65 and are performed by Dr. Willita Morring, a leading authority in Hampton Roads on health and wellness. Appointments are available from 10 am to 6 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, contact Tom Purcell at 757-321-2310 or tpurcell@simonfamilyjcc.org.

Featured Class!


Tai Chi

Great for balance and range of motion. Learn the basic principles in this six-week course that begins Oct. 4 and takes place every Thursday at 11 am through Nov. 8. The instructor is John Laramore and the class takes place in Studio 2 in fitness. Cost for members is $40 for the series and $50 for non-members. Sign up at the front desk. For more information, contact wellness director Tom Purcell at 757-321-2310 or tpurcell@simonfamilyjcc.org.


Download the group exercise class schedule here.

Group Exercise Class Descriptions

Mind & Body

BODYFLOW® – Fuses yoga, tai chi, and pilates in a workout that builds flexibility, balance, and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm.

Chair Yoga – Using a chair as an extension of your body, you will explore a variety of postures, and breathing techniques.

Hatha Yoga – A relatively slow and gentle class. Great for students who prefer a more relaxed style where you hold poses longer.

Pilates – This class focuses on your “powerhouse” – the core. Abdominals and back are strengthened as well as toning major muscle groups

Power Yoga – A combination of strength & balance. You can expect to push yourself to new limits all while focusing on the breath.

Tai Chi – A wonderful exercise and martial art that is great for balance and range of motion. Help improve your health and reduce stress while improving aerobic capacity and increasing your energy and stamina.

Yin-storative – Blending the perfect mix of Yin and Restorative Yoga, in this 60-minute class suited to all levels. Leave feeling refreshed and restored.

Yin Yoga – Slow-paced style in which poses are held for a longer period of time. Increases circulation in the joints & improves flexibility.

Cardio & Strength

BODYPUMP – Barbell class that will sculpt, tone and strenghten your entire body. Intense training!

Core Blast  – By working your entire core including your abs, obliques, lower back and deep core stabilizers, this focused 30-minute class will blast your core into shape!

H.I.I.T. – This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high-intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body and improve your endurance. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.

Spin/Cycle – Focus on improving your strength and aerobic endurance while burning lots of calories (Core work added to some classes)

Tabata – Workout hard for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds. Complete 8 rounds for the ultimate Tabata workout. Don’t be afraid to sweat!

Dance Fitness

Barre – A fun, energetic workout that fuses techniques from fitness, dance, pilates and yoga that will tone, define and chisel the whole body.

BarreOne – Work on strength, flexibility & balance. Choreographed to current hits, classic Motown, jazz, and classical music, BarreOne strikes the perfect balance of ballet aesthetic and modern fitness techniques.

Line Dance – A low impact class, learning different line dances to an eclectic mix of music. Level 1 beginners & level 2 improver.

Zumba® – High energy dance class set to latin beats.

Zumba® Toning – Same great class using toning sticks.

Zumba® Gold – All the elements of a Zumba® Fitness party modified for active older participants.

Water Fitness

Aquacise – A low to medium impact multi-level water class. Promote joint flexibility, range of motion and agility.

Aqua Zumba® – Blends the philosophy of Zumba® with water resistance for a pool party you don’t want to miss.

Deep H2O Fitness – Participants should be comfortable in the water. Focus on cardiovascular training & muscle conditioning.

Water 4 Arthritis – No swimming ability required. This class provides participants with gentle range of motion exercises.

Water Fitness – No swimming ability required. Improves endurance and tones muscles by using the resistance of the water.

Warm Water Flex – Held in the therapy pool,  this class uses shallow water moves to improve range of motion.

Active Older Adults

Chair Yoga – Using a chair as an extension of your body, you will explore a variety of postures and breathing techniques.

Fit & Fab! – Low-impact class offering muscle conditioning, cardio fitness, & fun!

Life Fit – A perfect all over workout that will target your entire body, using balls, bands & weights. All abilities welcome!

Silver Sneakers® – These classes are specifically designed for older adults who want to improve their strength, cardio fitness, balance & flexibility.

Zumba® Gold – All the elements of a Zumba® fitness party modified for active older participants or those new to fitness.

Kids Programs

Zumba Kids (ages 4+) – High energy rockin’ dance party, packed with kid-friendly routines!

Zumba® Kids – This class is a high-energy rockin’ dance party, packed with kid-friendly routines in this 45 minute class. Every Monday and Wednesday at 4:00pm.

Kid Fit – Drop your kids to move and have fun, while you workout. Kids 5+ can enjoy fitness activities: Sports, Games & Ninja Warrior Training, to name a few!

Monday – Thursday 4pm – 7pm. (2 hour limit). Location varies – see front desk for exact location at time of drop-off.

The Zone – The Zone is also available from 3:30-7:30pm for parents to drop their children. Located in main lobby area.

Please note:

All classes are 60 minutes, unless stated in parentheses. i.e Hatha Yoga (75) is noting a 75-minute class.

Class time includes set-up and set-down. This allows the class following your sto begin on time.

For class questions, please contact Emilt: edrinkall@simonfamilyjcc.org


Did you know? All group classes and children’s activities, listed above, are included in your membership. Non-members are welcome. Drop-in fee just $8 p/day!

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