Fitness Programs (SQ)

Laurie Wood, Fitness Director“Whether you are new to exercise looking for direction on how to get started or an athlete looking for the newest fitness trends, we have the programs, services and professional staff to help you accomplish your goals. A healthy lifestyle incorporates exercise, good nutrition and wellness. We can educate you on proper diet, instruct and motivate you with fitness programming and Personal Training then reward you with an invigorating or relaxing massage. Please feel free to contact me with any question, I can help you create your own healthy lifestyle.” --Laurie

Laurie Wood
Fitness Director


Exercise Classes and Programs

Personal Training
The Personal Training Team at the JCC is a group of dedicated fitness experts with various experience and expertise ranging from personalized routinue development to sports conditioning.

Group Exercise
The JCC's Fitness Program is among the largest and most comprehensive programs in Pittsburgh. Classes include Step, Yoga, Pilates Mat, Group Kick, Senior Aerobics, Group Power, Group Centergy and more!

The H.I.I.T List
Build strength and burn calories in less than an hour!   
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short recovery periods.  

412 Training
4 People. 1 Trainers. 2 Workouts. 
All the benefits of individualized training plus the motivation and competition of a small group.

Sports Conditioning-Basketball, Volleyball, Gymnastics and Swimming
Presented by Allegheny and Chesapeake Physical Therapy and JCC Personal Training. This program will assess your physical performance, highlight any deficiencies that could lead to common injuries in your sport and condition you to be at peak physical fitness to excel at your sport. Space is limited.
Tuesdays, 6-7 pm
October 7- 28

Back on Track
A wellness program for members who have completed formal physical therapy and want to sustain the progress they have made. Contact Marsha Mullen at 412-339-5415.
Mondays, 1:30-3 pm

Boot Camp
A structured, high-intensity workout modeled after military-style training. For the exerciser who wants additional motivation and a huge calorie burn.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-6:45 am
October 2-December 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaufmann Gym
$120/Centerfit Platinum
$200/general member

Group Cycling Challenge
Geared toward endurance cyclists and competitive athletes. The emphasis is on endurance, cadence, climbing and sprints, as well as team exercises. Taught by endurance athlete Dan Holland.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-7 am
November 4-December 23
14 classes for $140
Community members can try one class for $15—fee reimbursed if you join!

Bioage Testing
A biological age test determines your body's biological age, as opposed to chronological age, when compared with standard biological age markers of the general population. The Bioage assessment includes blood pressure, lung function, girth, aerobic fitness, strength/power, core strength, flexibility, lifestyle, nutrition and body composition analysis. The assessment is performed by JCC Personal Trainer Marsha Mullen, MS in Sports Medicine/Exercise Physiology. Contact Marsha Mullen at 412-339-5415.

Jump Start Your Weight Loss
Work with a personal trainer and a dietitian for a workout and eating plan—guaranteed to get you closer to your goal.
3 personal training sessions; 1-hour appointment with a JCC dietitian plus a 30-minute follow-up
$199/Centerfit Platinum
$215/general member
(20% savings by bundling these services)

JCC Healthy Heart Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation
With a physician's approval, you can exercise in Centerfit. Marsha Mullen, MS ATC, will guide you through an individualized exercise program using your physician's recommendations. Contact Marsha Mullen at 412-339-5415.


Youth Fitness

Teen Fitness Certification: ages 13-15
This two-hour orientation class MUST be completed by teens prior to using the Centerfit facility. Teens will learn Centerfit rules, how to work the equipment, review safety and set goals. If none of the above times work, contact Laurie Wood at 412-697-3509 to schedule a private certification with a personal trainer.

Deck Time: ages 10-13
Exercise with your friends and work out on the Cardio Deck under the supervision of Personal Trainer Colin James. Deck Time is designed for kids who are too young for Teen Certification or new to exercising on their own.
January 6-May 21
Tuesday and Thursdays
4:30-5:30 pm
$5/drop-in; $45/10 sessions

Girls on the Run: grades 3-5
The program teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to nurture confidence though accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Register at
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5-6:15 pm
February 23-May 22

Parkour: ages 8-14
The art of overcoming obstacles as swiftly and efficiently as possible using only your body. The fundamentals include running, jumping and climbing. Parkour participants are called traceurs. Taught by Andrew Obenreder, professional Parkour athlete and director of the Pittsburgh Parkour Association, and his staff, the class focuses on fundamental Parkour movements, the importance of knowing your body and learning Parkour as a method of training, discipline and a problem-solving tool.  

Mondays and Wednesdays
January 12-February 11
5-6 pm - Kaufmann Gym

Squash is a fast game which requires plenty of speed and sense. Learn how to become a champion at it! Taught by Howard Reck. 

Free Clinic
Sunday, November 23, 1 pm
Sunday, November 30, 11 am

Squash Lessons
Private and Semi-Private
$60/hour for partner training ($30 each participant) 



The JCC offers babysitting to adults engaging in fitness and wellness activities at the JCC.

Centerfit Platnium
Our enhanced locker and spa facilities in Squirrel Hill provide a soothing and relaxing environment with state-of-the-art amenities that enable you to relax in comfort. There's no need to worry about your towels, lock or getting a cup of coffee-we have it waiting for you along with so much more! 

Our dietitians can help you lose weight, feel better and develop healthier habits for life!

Massage at Centerfit Platinum is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, far removed from life's fast-paced environment.