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HC Health & Fitness

The following exercise classes are under the direction of Fitness and Sports at The J. As a benefit to Members of The J, those with a senior single or senior couple membership may attend these classes. All are free of charge to J Members. Heritage Center Members who have paid the $60 membership fee may participate in these classes through the purchase of an exercise punch card (see prices below). Any questions regarding class time, location, schedule, cancellations or instructors should be directed to the Group Exercise Coordinator at (913) 327.8081. For the latest information on class schedules and cancellations, click here.

Fitness Class Punch Card


Purchase a 5-punch or 10-punch card and utilize it for the Heritage Center fitness classes listed below. Just bring your punch card to class and the instructor will take care of the rest. Cards may be purchased at the Heritage Center office.

5-punch $21  |  10-punch $35  (Members Only)

See class descriptions below. For days and times,
view the Group Fitness Class Schedule here

Gentle Pilates

Pilates is an ordered series of exercises that help build flexibility, muscle strength and endurance. All floor work. Cost: 1 punch per class

Functional Circuit

This total body workout is a great way for older adults to get started with strength training. The exercises focus on building total body strength with an emphasis on improving balance, stability, and flexibility. Cost: 1 punch per class

Zumba Lite

A low impact version of our regular Zumba class, Zumba Lite is a fun cardio workout for all fitness levels. Cost: 1 punch per class

Gentle Floor Yoga

Gentle Floor Yoga classes are designed to open the body, stretch and tone the muscles, increase inner-awareness and also bring a sense of peace within. Cost: 1 punch per class

Tai Chi

Gain freedom from potential falls using 24 movements to increase balance and flexibility. The class is easy to follow and beginners are not only welcomed, but encouraged to attend.  Cost: 1 punch per class 


Kinesis is an alternative form of personal training emphasizing controlled movements. It enhances strength, balance, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. Learn More

Medicare + You

Location: Board Room   Cost: Free Upcoming dates: 11/24/2019, 2/16/2020, 5/17/2020, 8/16/2020, 11/22/2020

Anyone about to turn 65 or already receiving Medicare should attend this class. The class will be taught by Larry Green, HIA, MHP, a retired 40-year veteran of the health insurance industry, specializing in regulatory compliance. Larry will discuss Medicare eligibility and enrollment, Parts A and B of Medicare, Prescription Drug Program, Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage Plans. Please bring your Medicare handbook as copies are limited.

Pre-register at the Heritage Center (913) 327.8044


Free Classes

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga includes stretching poses (asanas), breathwork (prana yama) and meditation for the purpose of promoting flexibility and mobility. 

Tue/Thu  |  9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  |  Studio 1
Tue/Thu  |  10:30 - 11:15 a.m.  |  Studio 1

Cardio Fitness

This low-impact class focuses on cardio, strength, flexibility, and balance. Participants can sit or stand as exercises can be modified for all ages and abilities.

Tue/Thu  |  10:00 - 10:45 a.m.  |  MAC Room

Enhanced Fitness

Enhanced Fitness focuses on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility — everything older adults need to maintain health and function as they age. This evidence-based group exercise program is adaptable for adults of all fitness levels.

Mon/Wed/Fri  |  10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  |  MAC Room

Water Fit

This class is low-impact and great for those just getting started on an exercise routine. Participants must obtain a Heritage Center restricted membership card available at The J Main Reception Desk. Instructor: Bonnie Pennington

Tue/Thu  |  1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  |  Indoor Pool

Rock Steady Boxing + Parkinsons Movement Class

Nearly everyone with Parkinson’s disease can participate and receive benefit from Rock Steady Boxing. This class uses boxing to lessen the symptoms of Parkinsons and lead to a healthier and happier life. 

Mon/Wed/Fri  |  10:45 - 11:45 a.m.  

The movement class uses physical activity as a key to delaying or alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This FREE class uses rhythmic dance movement to improve strength, balance, and flexibility, which keeps the connection between the mind and body strong. Participants can be both seated or standing.

Thu  |  11:00 a.m. - noon  

These classes require an assessment to join. Please contact Dawn Aronoff at (913)327.8081 or by email at dawna@thejkc.org to learn more. 


Free Screening

Visiting Nurse

Blood pressure readings are offered each month and glucose tests will be available in the odd month. The glucose test does require a 2 hour fast. Appointments not required. 

Dates vary, check the Prime Times

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