Group Fitness Classes

Visit our schedules page for classes by branch: www.ymcasuperiorcal.org/schedules 

Appropriate for those with limited mobility = 

Arthritis: This class allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. Exercises approved by the Arthritis Foundation include walking, gentle stretching, flexing, extension, and range-of-motion. Exercises on activities of daily living, moving a joint through your range of motion and holding it to feel a gentle stretch in the muscle. 

Beginning Pilates: 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! 

Bootcamp: 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.

Dance Aerobics: Fun, energetic cardio workout incorporating music from a wide variety of genres with easy-to-follow dance fitness choreography. The instructor, the people around you, and the music will help keep you motivated. Dancing is especially good for the muscles in your legs and core.

Head to Toe: From light to moderate cardio, strength training, balance, mobility and flexibility, this class is formatted for those looking to improve overall health and fitness using dumbbells, body weight, and mats. Recommended as a progressive option from Silver Sneakers® and Adaptive Circuit classes.

HIIT: HIIT, or 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.

Intro to Line Dancing: Learn choreographed dance routines with repeated sequences in steps to a variety of music while standing and moving in lines/rows. This class is intended to be a beginner level class but can be taught to all-levels. ♦

Strength & Stability: Low impact exercises for strength and endurance using a variety of equipment, such as dumbbells, stability balls, and mats, with an emphasis on balance, coordination, and mobility.

Strength Train Together: Strength Train Together 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!

Stretching: A restorative 50 minutes 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 ) and jing (serenity)  

T’ai Chi Chih®: A set of movements focused on the development of an intrinsic energy called, “Chi”. Consisting of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose, this meditative form of movement does not require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.  

YMCA Falls 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. This class is made possible by Kaiser Permanente.  ♦

Yoga: Mindful Hatha: This class includes both standing and floor postures. Breath and body awareness will be taught as well as tuning in to what you are feeling in your body as we move through traditional hatha and modern asanas (poses). You will be encouraged to work at the level your body is ready to.

Zumba®: We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and 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 prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong!