GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Y group fitness classes offer a variety of options for adults, families and kids. Group fitness is more than just exercise. You also benefit from the support and energy of your instructors and your fellow participants who will encourage you and help keep you moving and coming back. Lifelong friendships are often formed in group fitness environments. We update the fitness class schedule regularly in order to provide you with the choices you are looking for. You can find a current schedule on this web site as well as in print at the Y.

Download the October Group Fitness Schedule (Oct 1 – 29, 2017): YMCA GR EX OCT 2017

Download the October Active Older Adult/New Exerciser Schedule: Senior Sch OCT 2017 

Download a complete Schedule-at-a-glance for October: Schedule Master OCT 2017

 

 

YMCA Group Fitness Classes are categorized for your convenience in the following formats:

CARDIO/STRENGTH COMBO CLASSES

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PiYo® LIVE

PiYo combines the muscle sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of Yoga.

NuBody

Prepare to be motivated! An intense, high energy interval workout that features a perfect blend of cardio training, muscle toning (using weights, bands, balls and more) and flexibility work with music that will move you and results that will keep you coming back!

BOOM Move It

Dance to the beat of hip hop and move to the rhythms of the mambo. Have fun and learn steps from every era in this great cardio workout.

BOOM Muscle

Muscle incorporates athletic based moves that improve upper body conditioning. Members will see many muscle conditioning blocks at all different levels for a member to choose what works best for them. The focus of this class is on toning muscles and building overall body strength.

Boot Camp

This advanced/intense boot-camp style class utilizes a wide variety of equipment and bodyweight exercises to provide the ultimate cardio and strength training. Your instructor will motivate and encourage you to help you do your best and get the most out of your workout. Summer class will be indoors & outdoors!

Zumba®

ZUMBA® fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow move to create a dynamic fitness program that you will love! Experience an absolute blast in an exhilarating session of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements.

BRICKS

With a strong emphasis on kickboxing and strength building, this class incorporates interval training, bodyweight exercises, and weight resistance. Designed to challenge and push you, yet at your owns pace, each class is different, each workout unique.

Suspension Basic Training

Using TRX suspension trainers, BOSUs, balls and other equipment, this bodyweight class will challenge you in every way for a super strong upper body, lower body and core. Call Member Services on class day to reserve your spot.

 

STRENGTH & STRETCH CLASSES

Strength & Sculpt

This ultimate total body workout is the perfect compliment to your cardiovascular workouts. Using a variety of equipment, your instructors will show you how to effectively perform specific exercises to build upper body, lower body and core strength.

Freestyle Barre

A fusion of ballet moves, yoga and Pilates mat work that uses balls, body weight movements, and light hand weights to strengthen, tone and develop long, lean muscles, improve posture, and develop core strength.

Total Body Fusion

If you’re looking for a challenge, look no further! An athletic based total body workout focusing on various HIIT cardio drills, conditioning, strength training, and agility. The last 10 minutes of class will focus on flexibility using basic yoga. Suitable for all fitness levels – excellent total body workout.

 

GROUP CYCLING

Group Cycling is one of the best cardiovascular and muscular endurance workouts available. Classes include a warm up followed by a series of drills, hill climbs, races, flatland, etc., (varies by instructor) and ends with a cool down and stretch. You can ride at your own pace: beginner, intermediate and advanced riders are welcome.

Cycle Basics

If you’re new to cycling, not quite ready for a full class, or short on time this class is for you! 30 minutes includes a warm up, cardio ride and cool down stretch — and lots of fun! Cycle Basics has been discontinued for the summer and will return in the fall.   

 

MIND AND BODY CLASSES

Our newly-renovated Heated Yoga Studio features climate and humidity control, cork flooring and a warm and wonderful environment for mind/body practice. We are continually revising and adding to our schedule to provide our members and guests with the ultimate experience while practicing Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and more. Self-practice times are also available to Y/Choice members.

Heated Yoga Guidelines may be downloaded here: heated yoga guidelines 2

For a list of Benefits of Practicing Yoga download here: Benefits of Yoga

Yoga

Class begins with breath awareness and a few moments of quiet reflection. Gentle stretching opens the way to a practice of yoga poses to build strength, flexibility and awareness. A great way to start your day!

Heated Yoga

Y Heated Yoga is a traditional Hatha yoga class at a warmer temperature, currently 90 degrees with 40% humidity. Some of the benefits of heated yoga may include: efficient fat burning/increased metabolism; detoxification; safe and easy stretching and opening of musculoskeletal structures; and more.

SilverSneakers® Yoga

SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Located in the main exercise studio.

LIVESTRONG YogaFlex

This yoga-based class incorporates sitting and standing poses for improved balance, posture, strength and flexibility. Additional balance and core exercises are included. Equipment used include chairs and occasional light hand weights or SilverSneakers balls. This class is ideal for those who do not want to get down on the floor or take of their shoes. LIVESTRONG Alumni are welcome to attend. Located in the main exercise studio.

Pilates

Improve your posture, strengthen your back and abdominal muscles, increase flexibility, prevent stress and back pain, tone muscles and sharpen your mind-body connection – with simultaneous stretching and strengthening in a non-impact, balanced system.

Self-Practice

Our Heated Yoga Studio is open for member self-practice, for yoga, Pilates, stretching, or mediation.  The YMCA Yoga Studio features heat and humidity control and during the cold months is set at 90 degrees during the morning hours, 90 degrees for Heated Yoga, and 75 degrees during other times during the day and evening. Open to Y/Choice Members Only. A key is available for checkout at the Fitness Center Desk.

 

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous gifts which contributed to this beautiful new space:

Kurt & John Eickhof – Construction Engineers

Jim & Mary Dale Hansen

Joe & Jenna Zavoral

Karin Brewster

Annie Gerszewski

Arch & Mary Simonson

Windseth, Smith & Nolting & Associates

Simonson Lumber

Lunseth Plumbing & Heating

Northern Plumbing

 

The following class options are appropriate for active older adults, beginning exercisers, and anyone with limited mobility.

SilverSneakers®ballsitting

SilverSneakers® is a preventative exercise program that enhances the quality of life for mature adults across the country. One of the largest senior-focused exercise programs in the United States, this partnership between HCD and HMOs allows Medicare-eligible members of these health plans to participate in YMCA programs at no additional cost.

SilverSneakers® Classic

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

SilverSneakers® Circuit

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

SilverSneakers® Yoga

SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

LIVESTRONG YogaFlex

This yoga-based class incorporates sitting and standing poses for improved balance, posture, strength and flexibility. Additional balance and core exercises are included. Equipment used include chairs and occasional light hand weights or SilverSneakers balls. This class is ideal for those who do not want to get down on the floor or take of their shoes. LIVESTRONG Alumni are welcome to attend. Located in the main exercise studio.

Fit For Life

Increase your muscle strength, mobility and range of motion to enhance your daily living skills – in a fun, upbeat environment. Move your body to music with basic movements like marching, arm movements, strength and muscle toning exercises and stretching for flexibility. The use of chairs is optional for assistance in seated or standing positions. This class is appropriate for anyone who is sedentary, unfamiliar with exercise, in a post-rehabilitation situation, or has other limited mobility issues.

Healthways BOOM

BOOM’S GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT

Have you hit a fitness plateau? Do you like fast-paced workouts that are done in 30 minutes? Can you handle a challenge? BOOM was developed by leading fitness experts to improve strength, flexibility and endurance in convenient 30 minute workouts. These classes will challenge you, but don’t worry: one-handed pushups aren’t required.

BOOM MOVE IT

Dance to the beat of hip hop and move to the rhythms of the mambo. Have fun and learn steps from every era in this great cardio workout.

BOOM MUSCLE

Muscle incorporates athletic based moves that improve upper body conditioning. Members will see many muscle conditioning blocks at all different levels for a member to choose what works best for them. The focus of this class is on toning muscles and building overall body strength.

BOOM MIND

Mind takes the best from yoga and Pilates and combines it into one fusion class. Designed to relax the body and mind with peaceful music and invigorating movements. The focus of this class in on core, lower body strength and balance.

 

Water Exercise Classes

Water Fit

Shallow water: A low impact alternative to traditional land aerobics with the intensity you want. Aerobic activity and strength exercises allow you to reach your fitness goals and protect your joints.

Aqua Zumba

Low impact and high energy, Aqua Zumba blends Zumba philosophy with water resistance. There’s less impact on your joints so you can really let loose. Don’t miss this pool party!

Aqua Pilates

Strengthen your core, back and entire body while enhancing your posture, alignment and flexibility. A great alternative to mat Pilates classes for people with limited mobility.

Ssswet

Shallow water: This class features a variety of moves with and without equipment and is designed to burn calories and make you sweat! Suitable for all levels, as modifications for moves will be instructed.

Boot Camp H2O

This exciting and challenging workout incorporates cardiovascular work, strength and core training – setting new standards in water-based fitness. A great challenge for all ages.

TBC – Total Body Conditioning

Intense cardio using hand weights, followed by core and toning for the lower body. You don’t need to know how to swim to attend this class – flotation devices are provided.

H2O Silver

Did you know that water exercise can relieve arthritis and joint pain while increasing bone density and muscle mass?  This class focuses on cardiovascular endurance, water resistance training, flexibility, balance, and strength, in an enjoyable atmosphere with music to move you, located in the shallow end of the pool. Join our fun, energetic class. You’ll be glad you did!