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 to provide you with the choices you are looking for. You can find a current schedule on this website as well as in print at the Y.

 

Group Fitness Schedule: Gr Ex & Aquatics June 2024

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

 

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NuBody
Prepare to be motivated! This intense, high-energy workout features cardio, muscle toning and flexibility work, with music that will move you and results that will keep you coming back.

Strength
Using all sorts of equipment, this class gives you a total body workout which will also include some core, hip, butt, and lower back exercises. This class is challenging but achievable for your own level of fitness.

BOOM® Muscle & Move 
This class combines the best of BOOM Muscle and BOOM Move, combining strength training with cardiovascular fitness. Class will begin with a warm up and cardio segment, followed by strength and cardio intervals of 5-10 minutes each. This class is appropriate for active older adults or people of any age who want a challenging faster-paced workout in approximately 50 minutes.

SilverSneakers® Circuit 
Experience standing, low-impact choreography alternated with standing upper-body strength work. This class is suitable for nearly every fitness level and your instructor can adapt the exercises depending on your skill. Chairs are used for support and some exercises.

Function & Fitness
This class combines a safe warm-up with flexibility, balance, strength and coordination exercises to help participants improve their ability to move and perform activities of daily life. Seniors and special populations (Parkinson Wellness, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Diabetes Prevention, and Cardiac/ Pulmonary Phase 3) are all invited to join us.

Cardio Step
A traditional step class utilizing a step platform for great cardio and fantastic leg strength. Classic step routines are rhythmic and fun, keeping you moving and providing the challenge you’re looking for.

B.R.I.C.K.S. Vol 2
Sculpt and strengthen your body using a wide variety of bodyweight and weighted resistance, interval and circuit training, low impact cardio, and mind/body strength and stretch exercises. Have fun and feel great in this class where no two classes are the same!

Core Cardio
This fitness class begins with a core workout that will strengthen your lower back, hips, abdomen and pelvis for better balance and stability. The second half will focus on HIIT using the Rest Based Training protocol, allowing you to go at your pace. The class will end with a cool down.

Strength & Sculpt
Sculpt and strengthen your body using a wide variety of body weight and weighted resistance, interval and circuit training, low impact cardio, and mind/body strength and stretch exercises. Have fun and feel great – no two classes are the same!

Stretch & Core 
The perfect combination of stretching and core training that will make you feel amazing.

Strength & Tone
A variety of strength and sculpting exercises for strong, defined muscles.

Beginner Boxing 
Learn the basic skills of non-contact boxing in a safe environment for excellent cardio and strength benefits.

Group Cycling
A fantastic choice for cardio, group cycling offers a variety of drills and rides, seated and standing, for an excellent sweat and feeling of accomplishment. Ride at your pace for a great experience.

 

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.

 

YogaFlex
A yoga-based class incorporating sitting and standing poses (not a mat class) for improved balance, posture, strength & flexibility. Great for anyone who prefers not to get down on the floor or take off their shoes.

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.

Tai Chi 
The primary objective of the TaijiFit workout is to educe, develop and improve a state of Flow. Flow is a component of fitness that is critical for whole person synergy, improved experience of well-being, fitness performance, appearance and function. Using a base sequence of 6 movement combinations we’ll help guide you in learning how to achieve a state of flow while helping you improve your flexibility, strength and balance.

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.

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

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

 

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

 

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. SilverSneaker Classes are available to all members. Classes currently offered are:

SilverSneakers® Circuit

Experience standing, low-impact choreography alternated with standing upper-body strength work. This class is suitable for nearly every fitness level and your instructor can adapt the exercises depending on your skill. Chairs are used for support and some exercises.

SilverSneakers® Splash

A fun, shallow-water exercise class that uses a signature splash-board to increase movement and intensity options. Splash is suitable for all skill levels and is safe for non-swimmers. The pool provides many benefits when used for aerobic exercise and resistance training.

 

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 push-ups aren’t required. Available to all members.

BOOM Move 

A higher intensity dance workout class that improves cardio endurance and burns calories. MOVE is all about breaking a sweat and having fun.

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 

Y Water Fit
A low-impact alternative to traditional land aerobics with the intensity you want with aerobic activity and strength exercises.

Shallow & Deep Water Power
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. Swimming skills are not required.

Boot Camp H2O
This exciting and challenging workout incorporates cardiovascular work, strength and core training – setting new standards in water-based fitness.

SilverSneakers® Splash
A fun, shallow-water exercise class that uses a signature splash-board to increase movement and intensity options. Splash is suitable for all skill levels and is safe for non-swimmers. The pool provides many benefits when used for aerobic exercise and resistance training.

Summer Outdoor Water Exercise at Elks Pool – June, July, August    
Make the most of your summer and enjoy a refreshing and invigorating class outdoors! Bring your Y card, towel, hat, sunscreen, water and anything else you may need.

 

 

SPECIALTY CLASSES

Parkinson Wellness
The Y Parkinson Wellness program focuses on sensory awareness, physical effort, attentional focus, and cognitive and emotional engagement through specific exercises.

Rock Steady Boxing
Non-contact boxing and circuit training utilizing a variety of boxing and fitness equipment moves the body in all planes and improves balance, strength, reaction time, and overall quality of life.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
A physical activity and well-being program for cancer survivors. For schedules and details, contact Patti McEnroe at the Y: pmcenroe@gfymca.org

 

ONLINE WORKOUTS AVAILABLE!

A cohort of Ys have collaborated to create an on-demand healthy living network called YMCA 360, which includes virtual programs that can be accessed anywhere. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations for social distancing, the team behind YMCA 360 has made this programming available for free to all Ys to share with their members and community. The content is accessible on the YMCA 360 YouTube Channel at www.YMCA360.org.