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Class Schedule, Descriptions, and Rates

Click here for the Fall 2019 Fitness Schedule (as of 8.19.2019).

*Saturday classes must be paid in advance. 
**For Drop-Ins, pay at the front desk and give your receipt to the instructor.
must arrive prior to the start of the scheduled class time.  Those arriving after the class has begun may be denied access.

For any questions, contact Petya Ivanova at 703.537.3028.

Free Class*

Pure Power Yoga

Sundays, 8:45am-9:45am
Power Yoga is a dynamic Vinyasa flow with light weights that builds balance, strength and flexibility! Stretch and strengthen with an energetic series of yoga poses, including core and balance work. Burn some calories, learn proper form and breathing, and have fun!
Free Demo Classes Throughout October
Starting October 6th, 2019


Fee-Based Classes

CoreFlex (aqua class on a stand-up paddleboard)

If you are looking for a new challenge, core on a stand-up paddleboard will give a boost and push you to the next level of workout. Combine the balance on a paddleboard and the strength of a core workout. The class will use bands, medicine balls, and your own bodyweight, to give you a high intensity, athletic training. All equipment is included in each class. Space is limited. Sessions and pricing information to be announced.


Essentrics - Aging Backwards/Age Reversing Stretch

This slow-paced, age revising workout will restore movement in your joints, flexibility and strength in your muscles, relieve pain, and stimulate your cells to increase energy, vibrancy, and your immune system. 



The classes will include a warm-up of the body and joints, classic mat exercises with an emphasis on core strength and balance, followed by stretching.



Physical exercises, meditation, and breathing designed to integrate the mind, body, and spirit. This class is recommended for those that can get down to and up from the floor easily. 


Included Classes for J-Family Cardholders

Aqua Zumba

Utilizing the benefits of water resistance, this class, in the shallow area of the pool, features exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats.


Basic Sculpt

30 minutes of seated strength training using light hand weights, resistance bands, and exercise balls. For the true novice or someone returning to exercise.



Combines elements of cardio, strength, core, and interval training to boost your heart rate and get your muscles burning! Expect squats and lunges, pushups, kicks, punches, planks, crunches, and options to jump.


Cardio Cycling

Build endurance and increase cardiovascular fitness as your instructor takes you on a ride on stationary bicycles.


Cardio Dance/Dance Fusion

Come dance away the calories in a class with music from every era and every genre. You’ll see how much fun a cardio workout could be.


Cardio Kickboxing

This is a high energy martial arts and aerobic style workout that finishes with toning — low and high impact options are given.


Cardio Light

For those who want a 45-minute full-body workout to great music. Must be able to follow an 8–10 minute aerobic warmup. Includes seated strength training using lightweights, resistance bands, exercise balls, and bal­ance/coordination standing exercises.


Cardio and Sculpt

Meet friends for this 60-minute full-body workout begin­ning with a 20-minute aerobic cardio warmup. Lightweight, basic strength and tone exercises. Must be able to stand from the chair for squats and deadlifts.


Core Beginner

For those who choose not to be on the floor, this is a full standing class holding onto the barre focusing on balance, posture, and flexibility.


Core Intermediate

Increase your core strength while giving your back more flexibility. Learn how to engage your core properly to increase strength, control, balance, and posture.


Core Advanced

A fast-paced athletic core workout for the avid exerciser.


Doonya Bollywood Fit

Dance and burn calories to Bollywood music! It takes the same energizing spirit of Bollywood, and gives it a fitness twist, creating a full-body cardio workout that keeps you moving and smiling the entire way through.


FUNctional Fitness

A full-body workout! A NASM certified Personal Trainer will lead you in a full body workout using bodyweight exercises in interval style training. For those who want to experience a fun, high-intensity hour of exer­cise.


Line Dance

A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows.



A relaxing class focused on lengthening your body and reducing stress. Each class finishes with a short meditation.


Super Sculpt

A 45-minute advanced strength workout for those who have been consistently exercising at least 3 days a week, can lift 5–12 pound hand weights, and can properly perform full squats, lunges, sit-ups, planks, and push-ups.


Water Aerobics

This class is performed in the shallow area of the pool. It’s a safe option for aerobic conditioning, perfect for the joint-sensitive indi­vidual.



Exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats.


Zumba® Gold

Latin music with modified moves and pace to suit the needs of the active older participant and those just starting their fitness journey.


P.I.E.R Program

The P.I.E.R program is an aquatic program that can incorporate exercises on land. It is a program designed to address post-rehab needs related to injuries and chronic issues. It is also offered as the next step after physical therapy and occupational therapy. For more information, contact Petya Ivanova.

One – 50 minute session $80
Five – 50 minute sessions $375
10 – 50 minute sessions $700



Meet Our Instructors

Cynthia Maltenfort

Cynthia has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and is ERYT certified through Sun and Moon Yoga. She was the Creative Movement Specialist at the J for nine years and then began teaching yoga in the evening. Cynthia incorporates many styles and techniques in a fun and loving environment. She believes yoga is a gift for all ages and all abilities. She loves the creative challenge of bringing yoga to anyone who is interested and is honored to share the journey.
Classes Taught: Yoga


Denise Wertheim

Denise is a water aerobics instructor and first began teaching at the J more than 22 years ago. In addition to water aerobics, she has worked as a personal trainer and taught a variety of aerobic and weight training classes during her 30-year career in fitness. “I love the students in my class. They are an absolute inspiration to me. They take an active role in maintaining their health and are so supportive of each other,” she says.
Classes Taught: H20 


Fee Pearson

Fee has been teaching fitness classes for approximately 20 years. She’s certified through American Aerobic Association International and loves teaching cardio kickboxing. In addition, she is also licensed to teach Zumba and Zumba Sentao. 
Classes Taught: Cardio Kickboxing


Haruko Newman

Haruko is certified through AFAA and licensed in Zumba.  She loves dancing and especially dancing with her Zumba ladies and gentlemen. She welcomes everyone and says every class, “We will have a great dance party.”
Classes Taught: FUNctional Fitness, Super Sculpt, Stretch & Meditate, Intermediate Core, Zumba, Cardio Dance Fusion, Beginner Core

Jane Hansen

Jane has enjoyed exercise and fitness through years of jogging and being a Group Instructor teaching Jazzercise classes. Jane has been with the J since 1992 as a certified Jazzercise Instructor and Personal Trainer, and she recently completed her degree in Exercise Science from George Mason University. What Jane enjoys most about working at the J is getting to know the members and learning more about Jewish culture and traditions. Jane specializes in core training, weight training, adults/senior fitness and working with clients with osteopenia.  
Classes Taught: Jazzercise


Jaya Bhatt

Jaya was licensed as a Doonya instructor in 2016. She grew up dancing to Bollywood all of her life but is trained in ballet, modern, tap and jazz. After a year of taking Doonya classes and with some persuasion from her big brother, Jaya decided to get licensed as an instructor to share her joy of Bollywood with her new home town. She emulates her favorite Bollywood actress, Madhuri Dixit, with every song she teaches. 
Classes Taught: Doonya Bollywood Fit Dance Class


Jodi Pick

Jodi has been active in sports almost all her life. She loves to run, bike and swim. She has participated in several ten-mile races, century bike rides, and sprint triathlons. Her new passion is to teach spin classes. She brings high energy, challenges, and motivation to each class. Jodi has been taking spin classes for the past 15 years and became certified as an instructor six years ago. She is proud to be a pioneer of the J's spin exercise group. Jodi loves to teach. She has a degree in Special Education from the University of Arizona and enjoys working with children. In her spare time, she tutors and works with the Special Olympics Swim team.
Classes Taught: Cardio Cycling

Karen Kapen

A native of New Orleans, Karen has lived in the D.C. area for more than 20 years. She has been a member of the J for nearly a decade. As an avid exerciser and former competitive athlete, Karen enjoys teaching spinning for its energy and intensity. She loves the fact that you can get a great workout in a very short period of time - something every busy parent of young children can appreciate.
Classes Taught: Cardio Cycling, Adapted Cardio Cycling 



Below are our great subs that help out when we need them!

Cindy Rosen

Cindy has been a member of the Pozez JCC community for several years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Penn State University and was in the United States Marine Corps for 24 years before becoming a certified Personal Trainer through the National Personal Training Institute. She has taught aerobics classes as well as swimming lessons and has a wide range of fitness knowledge and certifications- including kettlebells, TRX and more making her a very well-rounded trainer. Cindy enjoys working with people and helping them reach their personal fitness goals and she looks forward to helping you get a strong core!

Connie Leibowitz

Connie is a retired high school English teacher who has been an AEA Certified Aquatic Instructor since 2003. She has benefited personally from aquatic exercise and firmly believes in its value to both physical and emotional wellness.  She used to teach H20 Aerobics at the J full-time, but now divides her time between Virginia and Florida. She is a substitute H20 Aerobics teacher here at the Pozez JCC and has also been a seasonal instructor at the YMCA in Sarasota, Florida.

Masumi Scott

Masumi has been teaching Zumba for more than two years in the Alexandria area and has always been especially into fitness during the past ten years. She is very happy to share her passion for Zumba with other people and enjoys seeing the big smiles while having fun and still getting a hard workout! She is specialized to teach Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold and Strong by Zumba classes. “I always love to challenge myself and to spend time with people. I want you to try my classes and see how you like them!”

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