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Group Exercise Classes

Group Exercise Classes

The Y offers a wide variety of Group Exercise classes which are free with membership. Explore the class options below and check out the schedules at your local Y for days and times.


Cardio

Advanced Step Cardio Salsa Hi-Lo Aerobics Zumba®
Beginner Step Dance Aerobics Spinning® Zumbatomic®
Cardio Interval Drums Alive® Step  
Cardio Kickboxing Hip Hop Aerobics Trampoline Fitness  

 

Cardio Strength

BOSU® Cardio Interval Training Kickboxing Total Body Conditioning
Circuit Training Kettlebells Punk Rope® TRX
Interval Step      

 

Flexibility/Balance/Core

BOSU® Balance IMX® Pilates Mat MVe® Chair Pilates Stretching
Core Training Mat Stability Ball  

 

Mind Body

Gentle Yoga

Kundalini Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

Will Power & Grace®

Hatha Yoga

NIA®

Tai Chi

Yoga/Pilates

Iyengar Yoga

Power Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga

 



Martial Arts

Capoeira® Muay Thai Seido Karate Tae Kwon Do
Kenshinki-Kan-Karate®      

 

Dance

African Dance

Ballroom Dancing

Club Dancing

Salsa Fusion

Afro Jazz

Belly Dancing

Modern Dance

Tap

Ballet

     

 

Active Older Adults (AOA)

 

AOA Aerobics AOA Interval Training Arthritis Foundation PACE Zumba Gold®
AOA Chair Exercise AOA Sit and Sculpt Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi  


SilverSneakers®

Cardio Circuit Muscular Strength &
Range of Movement
SilverSplash® YogaStretch
       

 

Water Exercise

Aqua Exercise Aqua Zumba® Arthritis Foundation
YMCA Aquatic Program
Water Workout
Aqua Jog      

 

Class Descriptions

Cardio

Advanced Step
This high intensity workout is filled with advanced choreography that uses every angle of the step platform.  Prior step training experience is advised.

Beginner Step
A class utilizing step platforms, incorporating various up and down stepping patterns in a low impact setting

Cardio Interval
High intensity cardio alternated with recovery periods of lower cardio intensity.

Cardio Kickboxing
This high energy class blends athletic drills with martial arts to create an intense cardiovascular workout.

Cardio Salsa
A cardiovascular workout which combines the rhythm and footwork of Latin dance in a traditional aerobic class format.

Dance Aerobics
A rhythmic choreographed aerobic workout that provides a challenging and fun workout.

Drums Alive®
Using rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience Drums Alive® combines the benefits of a traditional physical fitness program with the brain affected benefits of music and rhythm. Drums Alive® is a program that fosters a healthy balance physically, mentally, emotionally and socially! Join a class and experience how it provides an element of fun and creative expression

Hi-Lo Aerobics
An energizing workout that combines both high and low impact movements. Modifications will be shown so participants can choose their own levels of intensity and impact.

Hip Hop Aerobics
A cardiovascular workout using urban upbeat Hip Hop music. This class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping.

Spinning®
A great cardio workout of simulated road bike riding to energizing music, appropriate for all fitness levels. You can adjust your workout to match your personal level. The instructors will lead you on a ride designed to improve your fitness on a variety of levels.

Step
A great cardio workout for all fitness levels. Using an aerobic step with or without risers, class members step up and down to the music giving a complete upper and lower body.

Trampoline Fitness
A unique exercise workout to music utilizing individual mini-trampolines which allow for a low impact aerobic workout while being gentle on the knees, hips, and lower back. Beginners welcome.

Zumba®
ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Zumbatomic®
Designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12), Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more.

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Cardio Strength

Boot Camp
An efficient circuit training workout that challenges your entire body, utilizing calisthenics such as pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises.

BOSU® Cardio
Challenge your coordination and functional strength like never before with BOSU ball training.  BOSU will provide a complete workout—total body strength, cardio and balance training—like you have never experienced before.

Circuit Training
An efficient and challenging form of conditioning which develops strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination utilizing a variety of exercises and workout stations

Interval Step
An explosive cross training workout combining step training with intervals of strength and endurance training

Interval Training
Supercharge your fitness with this challenging class of high speed, high intensity work alternated with recovery periods of low intensity.

Kettlebells
This is a total body workout that blends highly effective techniques for improving muscular endurance, total body coordinated movements and cardiovascular conditioning. Each movement and progression is taught with an emphasis on safety, highlighting essential body alignment. Take your body to the next level with Kettlebell training!

Kickboxing
A high energy class which combines muscle conditioning with kickboxing combinations of punches and kicks in a variety of drills and exercises.

Punk Rope®
A high energy, fun fitness class, combining rope jumping with a wide variety of creative conditioning drills. Beginners are welcome and ropes are provided.

Total Body Conditioning
A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using an assortment of fitness equipment.

TRX
This program will change the way you train. By combining strength and cardio training into specialized, challenging small group-oriented workouts, you will do more work, burn more calories and push your fitness to new levels. It’s not just about training harder, it’s about training smarter. Each workout is specifically sequenced to safely and effectively challenge you for real results.

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Flexibility/Balance/Core

BOSU® Balance
A unique exercise class utilizing a multi-dimensional training device that integrates core training, functional sports training and balance training

Core Training
This class focuses on abdominal, back and core muscle training and stabilization to improve the body’s overall functional strength.

IMX® Pilates Mat
IM=X Stands for Integrated Movement Xercise.  It’s an elite fitness formula that combines muscle toning and lengthening benefits of Pilates with elements of strength and cardio training to increase flexibility, endurance and muscle tone, while strengthening the core.

Mat Pilates
Based on original Pilates techniques, this class is designed to restore muscular balance, improve posture, helps prevent injury and build strength and flexibility.  All levels welcome.

MVe® Chair Pilates
A new equipment-based group exercise class uniting Pilates and group exercise.  This workout combines strength, balance, endurance and core stability while working on the Pilates MVe (Maximum Versatility exercise) chair. These workouts are fun, energetic and produce great results. It’s a total body workout set to upbeat music!

Stability Ball
Learn how to use your core more effectively and focus on strength training using stability balls.

Stretching
Is an essential component of fitness that is often neglected or left out in preference for developing other areas of fitness. This class uses a variety of stretching methods to gradually increase muscle strength and extend the range of movement at the joints. This may help prevent injury and improve performance of health and sports related activities.

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Mind Body

Gentle Yoga
Designed to teach basic yoga postures that will enhance flexibility, strength and balance and promote relaxation.

Hatha Yoga
A yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen, and condition.  All levels are welcome.

Iyengar Yoga
A form of yoga known for precision, alignment and a focus on individual postures and their therapeutic benefits.  Iyengar yoga promote quiet, an inward focus, and a heightened consciousness.

Kundalini Yoga
A system of yoga exercise and meditation that promotes health, happiness, and spiritual awareness, combining breathing, movement, stretching, and sound.

NIA®
A free-flowing movement class to stimulating music that combines elements of tai-chi, yoga and dance.  Individual expression is encouraged to achieve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual fitness and well being.

Power Yoga
A more athletic-based yoga class with challenging movements.

Prenatal Yoga
Expectant mothers will learn to stretch, strengthen, focus and relax.  This class will help prepare you physically and mentally for the experience of childbirth.

Tai Chi
An ancient form of mind body exercise that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self defense.

Vinyasa Yoga
Flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by an emphasis on breathing technique.

Will Power & Grace®
This is a dynamic fusion of the fitness industry’s most popular and most effective group exercise program. This workout is the ideal cardiovascular solution for mind-body practitioners. It’s equipment –free; barefoot and infused with positive, strengthening philosophy. This class is a strong and focused program for students of all levels.

Yoga/Pilates
A combination of both Yoga and Pilates movements. Exercises are performed both seated and standing. All levels welcome.

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Martial Arts


Capoeira®
This exciting Brazilian martial arts class combines music, dance, and traditional movements.  The goal is to increase flexibility, balance, agility and overall coordination and strengthen mental and physical concentration.

Kenshinki-Kan-Karate®
This class offers a comprehensive program of movement, self-defense and meditation.  Regular participation develops strength, agility, flexibility and coordination along with focus and peace of mind.

Muay Thai
Muay Thai is based on Thailand’s simple and effective stand-up fighting style.  This class will teach the techniques and traditions and of this unique Martial Arts practice.

Seido Karate
A form of karate to develop physical conditioning, mental awareness and self-defense strategies.  Students will learn to develop speed, power, focus and balance.

Tae Kwon Do
A Korean martial art similar to karate, Tae Kwon Do emphasizes kicking, striking and blocking as applied to the art of self-defense. This traditional training style teaches self-defense, physical fitness, reduces stress, and helps participants gain increased confidence, mental focus, and heightened self-awareness.

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Dance


African Dance
Learn traditional African dances, rhythms, and songs from Senegal and Guinea, West Africa. Class warm-up includes working on core strength, flexibility, stamina, and rhythmic sensibility. This is a multi-level class; advanced beginner level dancers and up.

Afro Jazz
A fun and energenic mix of African, Jazz and Modern Dance

Ballet
A beginner technique class that places emphasis and attention on alignment and placement of the body.

Ballroom Dancing
Learn the basics of ballroom including fox trot, waltz, swing, cha-cha, rumba, tango, and more in beginner level classes.  Hard-soled shoes preferred. Intermediate and Advanced level classes are designed for students with solid working knowledge of ballroom dance. Partner preferred but not necessary.

Belly Dancing
A dance movement class that focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations.  Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations.

Club Dancing
The rhythm and energy of a night club in a dance class. Different dance styles are combined for beginning and advanced dancers alike. Exciting beats give you freedom of motion and spirit, as well as a great workout.

Modern Dance
A more relaxed, free style of dance utilizing emotions and moods to design individual steps and movements.  It has a deliberate use of gravity which strives to be light and airy.

Salsa Fusion
A moderate to high energy class with Latin moves from Merengue, Cumbia, Samba, and Salsa mixed in with aerobic steps.

Tap
Learn to tap dance in this class that teaches musical phrasing and the complexity of rhythms with less emphasis on visual impact and more on “making melodies” with the feet.  Tap is typically danced to jazz-style music such as Swing, Big Band, Bebop, Funk and Latin.

 

 

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Active Older Adults (AOA)

 


AOA Aerobics
A kinder, gentler aerobic workout appropriate for older adults, beginning exercise participants and pre/post-natal women who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans. Each class includes an aerobic conditioning and stretching segment. Music for this class may include big band, classical, swing, country and oldies but goodies.

AOA Chair Exercise
Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

AOA Interval Training
A more intense workout class combining higher intensity with alternating periods of recovery combining step training, and exercises with hand weights.

AOA Sit and Sculpt
Upper, lower & core conditioning while utilizing chair for support.

Arthritis Foundation PACE
People with Arthritis Can Exercise; the ideal beginning exercise class for individuals with arthritis.

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi
A form of meditative exercise using purposeful, slow movements for relaxation, health and self defense specifically designed for individuals with arthritis.

Zumba Gold®
Using the Zumba® formula this class modifies the moves and pace to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. This class incorporates Latin music, such as salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton. Come experience this exhilarating and easy-to-follow class.

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SilverSneakers®

Cardio 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 ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

Muscular Strength & Range of Movement
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

SilverSplash®
Activate your aqua exercise urge for variety with SilverSplash®, offering a fun variety of shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination.

YogaStretch
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 a final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

 

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Water Exercise

Aqua Exercise
An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.

Aqua Jog
A unique exercise class that takes place in the water, utilizing floatation devices to allow “jogging” in deep water. 

Aqua Zumba®
Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, the Aqua Zumba class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that's cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatic Program
This class is intended to decrease pain and/or stiffness, improve or maintain joint flexibility, increase muscle strength, improve coordination and endurance, and give participants an overall sense of well being. Class is performed in shallow water.

Water Workout
A high energy, non-impact water aerobic class including strength training and stretching.