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YMCA Fitness Class Descriptions
Our group cycling classes deliver maximum results with minimal impact on your joints. You control your intensity, allowing you to increase your fitness over time. Feature our brand new Keiser bikes – you’ll be riding smooth with the best indoor bikes in the industry!
Cycling – All fitness levels will be challenged by this 45-minute group ride set to uplifting tunes.
Cycling Power Hour – Ride steady and strong for 50 minutes followed by a nice long cool down. Climb, jump, sprint and stretch to a fitter you!
Les Mills RPM – Expect a mix of climbing hills, sprinting, standing, and flat rides all choreographed to the rhythm of powerful music.
Virtual LES MILLS SPRINT – A 30-minute High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout, using an indoor bike to achieve fast results.
Cardio & Strength
Boasting highly energetic and experienced instructors and constantly varying routines, these classes will keep you motivated and coming back for more!
Circuit Max– This intense yet scalable workout combines cardio moves and endurance strength training to help you burn body fat and build lean muscle.
Step Interval – Not your mama’s step class! This athletic interval workout utilizes the step and free weights to challenge all fitness levels.
Low Impact HIIT – In this class, you will reap all the benefits of HIIT training but without the extra stress on your joints! Timed intervals incorporating a variety of aerobics and strength based movements. Simple, effective and fun!
Les Mills GRIT – 30-minute class designed for those who demand an extreme and efficient workout using the scientifically proven technique of high intensity interval training. Three different formats that rotate weekly:
- GRIT Strength – Using a barbell, weight plate and bodyweight exercises, this class will blast all major muscle groups and take your strength to the next level.
- GRIT Athletic – A sports conditioning workouts designed to make you perform like an athlete. Using a step, bodyweight exercises and multi-dimensional sports conditioning training to increase your strength, agility, speed and power.
- GRIT Cardio – A high impact cardio workouts like nothing else. Designed to burn fat and rapidly improve athletic capability, this explosive class combines bodyweight exercise and uses no equipment.
GRIT/CXWORX – High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) paired with the ultimate core workout makes the perfect 2-in-1 class. Increase your endurance and stamina, improve functional strength, reduce injuries, and get major results in 45 minutes!
Les Mills Barre – Escape the everyday with this 30-minute ballet inspired workout that combines cardio and strength with high reps of small ROM movements and light weights. No dance experience required.
Virtual BODYCOMBAT – The perfect way to punch and kick those calories away. It uses martial arts-inspired exercises to relieve stress, boost cardio fitness and muscular endurance while improving coordination, agility and speed.
Total Body Strength + HIIT – Total body strength training targets all the major muscle groups while incorporating bursts of HIIT (high intensity interval training) to keep the sweat factor high!
Strength training helps you combat the loss of muscle mass that happens with age, control your weight by boosting your metabolism and increase bone density. The group fitness setting is an inspiring way to establish your strength routine and experience these benefits!
BODYPUMP – Our most popular class! Challenge every major muscle group using a barbell, plates and all the best weight room exercises like squats, curls, lifts and presses. Adjustable weights along with inspiring music and simple choreography allow you to get fit in record time.
CXWORX – Exercising muscles around the core, this class provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body. Using resistance tubes, weight plates and bodyweight to strengthen your core from the hips and glutes all the way up to your shoulders.
You don’t have to be a dancer to feel like one! Improve your mood, burn calories, work new muscles, and improve your rhythm and coordination with dance cardio!
Oula – A high-energy, easy to learn, calorie burning, crazy-fun dance workout to Top 40 hits. Classes are one epic hour of sweat, joy, and total inspiration!
Golden Rhythms – Low impact, low intensity cardio. Dance your way through the oldies (and maybe a fun newbies!) with easy to follow moves. Great for beginners and active older adults!
Zumba® Gold – Zumba® Gold takes the Latin and International dance rhythms you know and love from regular Zumba® classes and brings them to the active older adult, beginner participant and other special populations that may require modifications.
Mind and Body Classes
These classes will give you a workout and a sense of total well-being. Find your center, break a sweat, relax and self-reflect. These classes will improve posture, balance and flexibility while leaving you feeling calm and strong.
BODYFLOW – Set to an inspired soundtrack, you will begin with a Tai Chi inspired warm-up before moving through an invigorating series of sun salutations, warrior sequences, hip openers, twists, forward folds and some Pilates-inspired core training.
Yoga Foundations – Learn the basics, get grounded, feel good. Beginner friendly!
Yoga for Strength – Expect to build strength and work hard with a vigorous practice that puts an emphasis on building stamina along with increasing flexibility. Intermediate to advanced.
Yoga Flow – A challenging and dynamic Vinyasa style class featuring playful and unique sequencing. Build core strength, stamina, stability and flexibility. A perfect way to start the week!
Gentle Yoga – Explore a slower, softer practice with more seated and lying poses than standing. Perfect for all levels including beginners or anyone looking for therapeutic benefits of yoga.
Vinyasa Yoga – Consciously linking movement with breath, Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic, flowing practice that takes you through a balanced series of poses to open and strengthen the body. Options given for all levels to modify or embellish your practice.
Vinyasa 45 – A 45-minute version of Vinyasa, for those who are short on time but need their zen fix!
Vinyasa Slow Flow – Find the space between poses in this Vinyasa style class where the tempo is dropped a bit allowing you to hold postures for longer and move more mindfully. Just because it’s “slow” doesn’t mean it’s easy! Expect to be challenged in a different way!
Rise & Flow – An awakening experience that is inspires you to move to the sweetness of the morning. This Vinyasa style class is open to all levels.
Oula One – Experience this heart-based, musically inspired, yoga-dance fusion class with no jumping or impact, making it accessible to nearly all.
Mat Pilates – Designed to work every muscle in the body in an efficient manner with an emphasis on the core. You will learn the fundamentals and proper technique of Pilates, focusing on body connections, breathing, alignment and awareness. Expert instruction and personalized setting make this class challenging yet accessible for all levels of fitness.
Prenatal Yoga – Designed to both nurture and challenge you, prenatal yoga inspires trust in your birthing journey. You’ll benefit from much needed relaxation while strengthening the muscles that support your body during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. All stages of pregnancy and levels of yoga experience welcome.
Postnatal Fitness – This class helps postpartum women rebuild a strong core. Focus on breathing techniques, posture alignment and pelvic floor connection while incorporating low impact strength training in short circuits. Non-mobile infants welcome in class.
Restorative Yoga – For those experiencing stress, recovering from illness or injury, and anyone seeking to relax and renew. Use a variety of props including bolsters, blocks and blankets extensively to support your body as you hold poses for long periods without physical strain or effort.
Discover the benefits of aquatic exercise! Water aerobics classes help you get in shape with less stress on your joints and your heart. Use the natural resistance of the water and various water props for a great overall workout! All fitness levels welcome. Buoyancy belts available.
Water Interval – This class alternates between cardio and strength moves in timed intervals for a challenging low impact way to manage your weight by getting your heart pumping! Lap Pool.
Aqua Mix – Incorporate all elements of fitness in this water workout. Increase your cardio fitness, improve your strength and develop better balance and flexibility. Lap Pool.
Aqua Boot Camp – Are you ready for a rugged workout of sports drills, circuits and interval training? Using the properties of water, this class is designed to improve your strength and stamina! Taylor Pool.