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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.

Below are some of our most popular classes.  Please see the group fitness schedule for the most up to date class descriptions as this can change monthly.

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.

Ab Attack:  This is a 30-minute class focused on toning and defining the abdominals,  and strengthening the back  to improve posture and core strength.

B.A.M. (Balance and Mobility): A movement-based training that works on balance, coordination, and functional strength. This class involves full-body, multi-planar movements.

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

Bootcamp: A military inspired interval workout designed to improve overall fitness and stamina.

Cardio Mix: This fun class incorporates cardio intervals to target different areas of the body.

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

Core Balance:  This gentle class will strengthen your core, improve mobility, and better your balance.

Insanity: A total-body conditioning program based on the principles of MAX interval training, resulting in more calories burned, faster results, and a more efficient metabolism

Mat Stretch:  Perfect 30-minute class for anyone dealing with muscle/joint stiffness, weakness, or fatigue. By connecting breath with movement, learn how to practice self-awareness and self-care.

PiYo: Combining the practices of Pilates and Yoga together, Piyo is a total body fitness class designed to get you in shape by increasing flexibility and building strength to help promote weight loss.

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

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: A high-energy indoor cycling class led by a motivating instructor who will teach you how to use the Energy Zones and discover your athlete within.

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.

Strong Core: By strengthening the stabilizing muscles, you will move more efficiently,  reduce your risk of injury, increase your power output,  and improve performance.

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

TRX: 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.

Yoga (length of class varies with instructor): 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.