Aqua Aerobic Drop-in Classes


Aqua Aerobics classes are free for Health Club and Pool members! Community members and the general public can purchase a guest pass. To purchase a guest pass, please contact

Aquability Flex: Training Pool
This class incorporates strength, cardio, and pilates-based movements for a full-body workout for all fitness levels! Build muscular and cardiovascular endurance and strength and increase your balance and flexibility in a warm-water, joint-friendly class. This class takes place in the Training Pool.

16 Mondays, Jan 22–Jun 3 (except Feb 19, Apr 22 + 29, May 27), 6–6:45 pm (Robin Mandel)

Aqua Aerobics: Main Pool
Join us for a full-body water workout focused on cardio and strength training that will keep you moving and coming back for more! Aqua Aerobics is adaptable for all levels and ranges of mobility; no experience is required.

18 Tuesdays, Jan 16–Jun 4, (except Feb 20, Apr 23 + 30), 10–10:50 am + 11–11:50 am (Valerie Loei)
19 Thursdays, Jan 18–Jun 6, (except Feb 22 + Apr 25), 10–10:50 am + 11–11:50 am (Valerie Loei)
19 Fridays Jan 19–Jun 7, (except Feb 23 + Apr 26), 12:05–12:55 pm + 1–1:50 pm (Twain Revell)


Valerie Loei (Aqua Aerobics)
Valerie has been coaching and training in the fitness industry for 35 years. Her passion for health, fitness training, sports performance, and nutrition has included education and training opportunities with clients all over the world. As a result, she has developed her own custom methodologies and modules based on her experience supporting a diverse range of clients in reaching their individual goals. Valerie utilizes a three-dimensional approach to mind, body, and spirit, which has been extremely effective in helping her clients achieve physical fitness, body sculpting, increased sense of wellness, and more.

In addition to personal training and teaching group classes (Aerobics; Bootcamp; Yoga; Pilates; Cardio Kickboxing) as a "Specialty Trainer" at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s Center for Health + Wellness, Valerie also has been teaching Aqua Aerobics for over 4 years.

Certification: ECA Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor; ISHTA Yoga Certification; Functional Fitness Specialist; Certificate: Exercise for Chronic Diseases; Certificate: Exercise for Special Populations (the aging Baby Boomer); Certificate: Exercise for Frail Elders; Board30; AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association); Adult CPR

Robin Mandel (Aquability Flex)
Robin is an expert certified Fitour Advanced Aqua Instructor with decades of experience teaching water fitness in NYC. Robin has many certifications in health and wellness, including but not limited to nutrition, mobility, spinal stabilization, and body mechanics that add to her insight and wide range of teaching skills. Her expansive background with knowledge about anatomy, mental health, and fitness lends to unique and catered aqua fitness classes that leave her students feeling fulfilled, seen, and empowered! Robin is an energetic, positive, and passionate water aerobics instructor who will always encourage her students to be their best selves both in and out of the pool!

Twain Revell (Aqua Aerobics)
Twain is an incredible, multi-talented, AEA-certified water aerobics instructor with decades of experience teaching at well-known and reputable facilities all around NYC. She teaches a variety of unique and exciting water exercise classes such as arthritis, aerobics, aqua kickboxing, aqua barre, aqua boot camp, and water tether classes! Twain is intuitive, knowledgeable, and passionate about what she does and makes sure each of her students grows in their ability and strength all while sharing unique tips and modifications to make each class catered to her participants! 

How to Register

Registration for the classes above must be done online by making a reservation through the JCC's MindBody portal, accessible via this page or the JCC/Mindbody app, downloadable at Apple Store or Google Play. Classes will be available for registration online starting at midnight the day before the class. Find these classes under the "Main Pool" tab on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the "Training Pool" tab on Mondays. Please note that while you'll be able to see the class listed ahead of time, registration will only open at midnight the day before the class. Once you make your reservation, you will receive an email confirmation.

As space is limited and to accommodate the most swimmers, members can only sign up for one class per day and will be canceled out of a second class if a double booking occurs. Also, please take the time to review our Aquatics Code of Conduct.

If you need any assistance with fitness or pool reservations, please email For any questions regarding your JCC membership account, please email or call 646.505.5700.