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 June Group Fitness schedule: YMCA GR EX JUNE 2018 3

 

Download the July Group Fitness Schedule: YMCA GR EX JULY 2018

 

Download the July schedule at-a-glance: Schedule Master July 2018

 

Download the July Active Older Adult/New Exerciser schedule: Senior Sch July 2018 

 

 

 

 

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Y WALKERS Summer Walking Group

Starts June 6. Did you know that walking is rated as one of the overall best forms of exercise? Start your day right and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine with friends, family and new friends! Your leaders will take you on adventures around town and on the beautiful Greenway – and you might even stop and do some strength exercises along the way! Infants/toddlers in sun-protected strollers are welcome. Bring water, snacks, insect repellent, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, your phone, and anything else you may need. Meet in the Y lobby BY 8:30 am. The walking track will be available in case of inclement weather. Mondays/Wednesdays, 8:30 – approx. 9:30 am.

 

 

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

 

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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

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!

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.

Step and Strength

Cardio step training paired with strength training for a complete workout. Class format includes approximately 40 minutes of cardio step plus strength and core training and a cool down stretch.

P90X® Live

A rich variety of intense routines from cardio to resistance training, strength training, plyometrics, ab work, and more. Using the science of Muscle Confusion, P90X constantly switches things up to help you bust through plateaus. Modifications are offered so people at any level can participate.

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.

SpeedPack Running Group

Do you love to run? Are you looking for some ways to change up your fitness routine to improve your performance? The SpeedPack Running Group is designed to provide a variety of unique, effective running workouts, incorporating speed training, intervals, core work and more. The group will meet in the lobby by the fireplace and, weather permitting, head outdoors for your personalized workout. In case of inclement weather, class will be held indoors. Please call Y Member Services to sign up any time. Class meets Fridays @ 12:15 pm, starting November 3.

 

STRENGTH, STRETCH & CORE 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.

Group Strength Training

This class focuses on upper and lower body and core strength using various types of equipment to strengthen and tone your whole body. This is a perfect compliment to your cardio 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. 

 

 

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 on the Greenway

Enjoy outdoor yoga every Saturday morning (except July 7) at 10:00 am on the green space behind the Toasted Frog. Bring your own mat, water, insect repellent, sunscreen, towel, and anything else you may need. Class will be held indoors at the YMCA in case of inclement weather. Bring a friend – this offering is free and open to the public. Classes are scheduled to run June 2 – September 29. This schedule may change so please stay tuned to current published schedules.

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 at no charge. Located in the main exercise studio.

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.

Balance Boost

Improve your balance, posture, flexibility and cardiovascular capacity for enhanced functionality for daily living. Exercises target the body from head to toe, with an emphasis on lower body strength and lower & upper body coordination, for enhanced balance and stability. This class focuses on helping to keep you healthy, strong, mobile and independent. The exercises presented are challenging and effective for all fitness levels. Chairs are available for seated and standing support.

 

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

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.

 

 

 

Water Exercise Classes

Vitamin D

Starts June 11 at Elks Pool. Refreshing, invigorating and just plain fun! Get outdoors for your aerobic water fitness experience and enjoy the benefits of the water and our beautiful ND summer.

Shallow Water Power

Starts June 11 at Elks Pool. A high intensity, low impact workout focused on cardiovascular training, muscle toning, flexibility and coordination. Cardio movements include walking, jogging, kicking, cross-country ski movements, and jumping jacks. Class is an interval format. Benefits include: increased endurance, flexibility, muscle strength, and toning. Flotation devices are provided and optional.

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 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.

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.