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Group Exercise

Healthy living through physical activity is central to the Y’s cause. The YMCA’s Group Exercise programs are fun and interactive ways to engage members in activity and positively impact their health. Tailored to health seekers, group exercise classes provide a variety of experiences that are designed to engage individuals in a supportive group setting, enhancing social bonds and strengthening community.

Members who participate in YMCA Group Exercise programs have improved physical activity, enhanced overall well-being, and heightened self-mastery to stay motivated to participate and engage in physical activity over a sustained period of time.

 

Group Exercise Class Descriptions 

Classes run monthly and require a minimum number of participants to remain on the schedule.

Abs, Buns, Circuit (ABC):  A variety of core-specific exercises are used to streamline and strengthen the abdominal and gluteal regions in this challenging circuit class.

AFEP (Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program): This class, formally titled P.A.C.E., will increase range of motion, flexibility, and strength. Ideal class for the first time exerciser or those with arthritis.

Ashtanga Yoga: This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.

Bodypump: The original, Les Mills barbell class, with cutting-edge choreography and chart-topping music.

Bootcamp: This “military style” class mixes traditional calisthenics and body weight exercises with interval training.

Chair Drumming: Have fun with the rhythms of the drum in this movement workout , specifically designed to enhance emotional and cognitive health.

Chair Yoga: A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair, or standing while using the chair for support.

Check/Challenge/Change (Che/Cha/Cha): Self-analysis and maintenance CHECK; CHALLENGE the barriers that keep you from the CHANGE you want  to achieve.

Core Balance: Train for improvements in everyday, real-life activities by creating a little core commotion. This class will improve your stability and balance, overall strength and functionality.

Country Heat: Burn calories while having fun dancing to the hottest country music around, in this easy to follow, low-impact workout.

Cross Training: A total body workout that switches up the format and equipment each week to add variety to your workouts.

Dance 2B Fit: Not only a great cardio workout, but a fantastic way to release your everyday stress while having fun.

Dance Step: This class will challenge and improve your coordination by learning choreographed routines while having a blast stepping to the hottest hits!

Drenched: A high-energy, barefoot class that combines interval training with dynamic strengthening and flexibility.

Metafit:  A style of high intensity training designed to boost your fitness, rocket your energy levels, and stimulate your fat-burning, all in just 30 minutes.

On The Ball: A unique and fun approach to fitness by using stability balls to balance, shape, and strengthen your body...let’s roll!

P90X: This amazing system targets a specific goal with each workout, focusing on agility, balance, mobility, and strength.

Roll & Release: This Foam Roller class (bring your own) will teach you how to release and relax your muscles. A must for anyone who works out.

Silver & Fit: This class is designed for older adults looking for a well-balanced exercise routine. Participating in this class will increase your heart health, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, and balance.

Silver Sneakers: These signature classes are designed specifically to help Medicare eligible individuals (65 and older) improve overall fitness.

Silver Sneakers Yoga: A complete series of seated and standing postures designed to improve flexibility, balance, mental clarity, while promoting stress reduction.

Spinning: Each ride will promote one or more of the Energy Zones (Endurance, Strength, and Interval) for a complete approach to fitness.

Stretch & Tone: Ideal for beginner exercises, or anyone looking to balance out their workouts with a low-impact class that will help to build muscle endurance while learning proper techniques for stretching.

Tai-Chi: This ancient Chinese practice, known as “moving meditation”, stimulates the body’s energy flow while deepening one’s innate calm.

TRX Flow: This suspension training program uses body-weight resistance to build strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability with hundreds of functional exercises that can easily adjust to all fitness levels.

TRX Metabolic:  In this advanced class, we will take suspension training to the next level where we break our intensity barriers.

TRX Yoga: This brand new take on Yoga leverages the TRX Suspension Trainer to enhance and assist your practice to build true resilience.

Vinyasa Yoga:  Awaken your energy and flexibility while coordinating conscious breath with mindful movement as you move from one pose to the next.

Yoga: An ancient art form involving precise postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. Develops harmony between mind, body, and spirit.

Zumba: The Latin-inspired, dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, and contagious steps to form a “fitness party” that is downright addictive.

SPOTLIGHT on Premium Exercise Classes!

         


Country Heat
If you can walk, you can do the Country Heat dance fitness program. And if you can do Country Heat, you can lose weight! When was the last time you actually had FUN trying to lose weight? Country Heat changes everything! It's great country music—and by great, we mean GREAT—and the moves are simple line dance-inspired. Yes, SIMPLE! So if you want to lose weight but have been waiting for the simple, fun program without burpees, pull-ups, or hip-hop backflips… this is the class for you!

Zumba Fitness - When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can't wait to give it a try.  Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats.  Before participants know it, they are getting fit and their energy levels are soaring!  There's no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness - Party.  It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students.  No experience necessary, just come to have fun and get a great cardio workout. 

Body Pump - the original LES MILLS barbell class, will sculpt tone and strengthen your entire body fast, because great bodies aren't born, they are transformed.  By focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you'll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning. 

P90X: P90X® is a complete 90-day fitness system designed to get you in the best shape of your life. Created by trainer Tony Horton, the program includes intense workouts that use resistance and body-weight training, cardio, plyometrics, ab work, martial arts and yoga. Here's the true secret of how P90X works: Muscle Confusion. P90X uses targeted training phases so your body keeps adapting and growing. You'll never "plateau"—which means your body will never get used to the routines, making improvements slow down or even stop.

  • Short training cycles constantly challenge your muscles with variety and intensity.
  • P90X maximizes fat burning and muscle sculpting in different ways every day.
  • No plateau effect means each phase of P90X is as effective as the first.

 

Per Class:  Members $5     Non-Members $12

5 Punch Card:  Members $20     Non-Members $50

10 Punch Card:  Members $35     Non-Members $80

Unlimited Classes for One Month:  Members $50     Non-Members $99

There are NO REFUNDS and NO EXPIRATION DATES on Premium Class Punch Cards.