Group Fitness Class Descriptions
IN-STUDIO: on demand classes streamed on Studio A TV screen (classes available on www.ymca360.org). Ask the front desk for details).
Band & Bar Strength: improve hip & shoulder stability with the versatile Dynaband and Body Bar. This class is great for rehabilitation as well as general strengthening.
Ballet Barre: a total body workout that utilizes movements and positions from Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Functional Strength Training. It focuses on optimal alignment and posture to improve balance. coordination, stability, strength and over function. Most movements utilize bodyweight and light weights to focus on muscular endurance, core and joint stability.
Barre: a fusion workout style that combines ballet, strength training and Pilates. This class will focus on core strengthening exercises throughout. These low-impact exercises can help improve flexibility, balance and body tone.
BollyX: a popular dance fitness group exercise class that combines the upbeat music of India's biggest film industry, Bollywood, with a high intensity, interval training format, that burns calories, guarantees a good time, and is fun for all ages and fitness levels.
Boot Camp: combines all aspects of fitness into a fast-paced, total body workout. Your strength, speed, and agility, as well as your cardio fitness will be challenged with traditional, non-traditional, and functional exercises. You will also be introduced to metabolic resistance training, which will have you still burning calories hours after the workout is completed.
Circuit Strength: well-rounded class, this full body strength workout utlizing dumbbells, bands, barbells, and bodyweight exercises. Each circuit consists of different stations targeting all muscle groups. Core Express: a quick abdominal burner designed to sculpt your abs and unlock your potential. Class serves as a great supplement to our other classes.
Cycling: indoor Cycle helps you burn calories, improves your heart health, and boosts your muscle endurance. Your legs will get a serious workout. By the end of class, you'll have a steady stream of feel- good brain chemicals called endorphins. This class can cater to the beginner and advanced beginner.
Dance Aerobics: this class starts with a warm up, then some heart-pumping cardio sections with a cool down and a lot of fun!!
Group Power: blasts all your muscles with a high-rep weight training workout. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates and body weight, this workout combines squats, lunges, presses and curls with functional integrated training. Dynamic music and motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat, and push you to a personal best!
Head to Toe: from light to moderate cardio, strength training, balance, mobility, flexibility, this class is formatted for those looking to improve overall health and fitness using dumbbells, body weight, mats.
HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.
- Beginner: low-impact mat exercises designed to strengthen your core muscles, increase spinal mobility, boost balance, alleviate back pain and tightness, and improve mind-body awareness. A nice combination of strengthening, therapeutic stretching, flow, and a good dose of fun!
- Intermediate: our Pilates Mat format with a little edge. Designed to build upon our beginning mat pilates class, this format introduces slightly more advanced exercise variations guaranteed to improve your core strength and stabilizing muscles.
QiGong: combines exercises that integrates postures, movements and breathing techniques to improve physical and mental health, and bring positive healing energy to your life. Most movements can be done in a sitting position.
Strength & Stability: low impact exercises for strength and endurance, with an emphasis on balance, coordination, and mobility.
Stretch & Balance fo Fall Prevention: using seated and standing exercises, this class increases strength, flexibility, and balance while focusing on the breath. The instructor guides participants in enhancing personal awareness and consciousness to help prevent falls.
Stretch & Core: explore a perfect blend of flexibility and core strengthening exercises in this fun and engaging format. All fitness levels are welcome!
Stretching: a restorative class of dynamic and static stretching! This class is designed to increase flexibility, muscle control, and range of motion.
Tai Chi: the ultimate purpose of Tai Chi is to cultivate the “qi”, or life energy within us, to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. The essential principles include mind integrated with the body, control of movements and breathing, generating internal energy, mindfulness, song (loosening 松) and jing (serenity 静).
Top to Bottom Intervals: Total Body H.I.I.T is a series of total body movements utilizing multiple muscle groups simultaneously to strengthen and condition the body as a whole. While also increasing your body's mobility and ability to move as a whole from top to bottom.
Xtreme Hip Hop Step: high energy step aerobic class with a twist to the latest upbeat songs in an exciting environment, where your focus will be so geared into the fun you’ll be having, you won't realize all the MANY calories being burnt!!! Beginner friendly!
- Gentle: focuses on posture and consists of hip opener poses that will help keep the spine straight and aligned. It may help those with tense upper, lower back, and tight hip problems. All levels welcome!
- Vinyasa: perfect for building strength and flexibility. We will focus on alignment through breathing.
Zumba: we take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.
Zumba Gold: perfect for those who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves at a lower intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come ready to sweat and to leave empowered and feeling strong!