Tom A. Finch Community YMCA

Group Exercise

EXERCISE CAN BE FUN!  We have over 50 group exercise classes each week that offer a GREAT workout while at the same time providing an opportunity for fellowship with others.

Participants must be 13 years of age to participate in our classes.  11 and 12 year olds may participate when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

We do offer a kid's fitness class on Monday and Thursday evenings.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

FLOOR EXERCISE CLASSES:

Boot Camp: Challenging, energetic, high-intensity whole-body workout focused on building strength and endurance through a variety of different exercises such as running,  jumping, burpees, pushups and many more.

Cardio Flex: High and low-impact cardio class focused on strengthening all the major muscles.

Cross Train: Weighted exercises selected to build long, strong, and lean muscles coupled with balance, agility and core coordination drills to leave you light and nimble. This class is designed for cross training to make you a better athlete. 

Deep Stretch: Relax and lengthen your muscles with this 30 minute floor-based class designed to help you gain flexibility and prevent injury. All levels welcome!

Kettlebells: Known as a bowling ball with a handle, kettlebells burn fat, increase lean muscle, increase range of motion and flexibility, improve overall body conditioning and stamina. 

Kickin’ Cardio: A high intensity cardio class that will focus on metabolic conditioning through kickboxing, weights and a variety of other exercises.

Lunch Crunch: Focuses on strengthening core muscles - targeting transverse, obliques and rectus. Most exercises will be done on the floor. Open to all levels of ability.

Moms on the Move Stroller Strong: A total fitness program that includes cardio   training and toning exercises that moms of all fitness levels can do with their babies or stroller-age children! You’ll leave feeling connected, successful and energized!

Movers & Shakers: An early morning exercise smorgasbord using kettlebells, stability balls, medicine balls, step aerobics, resistance bands, core work and old favorites. 

Fit Moms: Our trained instructors will help you build endurance and strengthen key muscle groups to safely prepare your body for the changes of pregnancy!

Pump: Total body workout using barbells, dumbells, kettlebells, and bands! This class is designed to burn calories while building beautiful lean muscle and increasing strength

Silver Circuit: Offers non-impact choreography alternated with standing upper body work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing and exercise balls. A chair is used for   standing support and increased effectiveness.

SilverSneakers® Classic: Class designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and improve daily living skill activities.

Silver Stretch: Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. 

Wacky Wednesday: A cardio-kickin’ fun time with moves to get your heart rate soaring! This variety class will keep you on your toes, and don’t be surprised to go old school!

Zumba: Dance routines with fast and slow rhythms tone and sculpt the body! The class is set to a fusion of Latin and International music that will keep you moving!

CYCLE CLASSES:

Indoor Cycling - The bike allows you to select your own resistance level while the instructor is there to challenge and encourage you.  Group cycling is a great cardiovascular workout that will revitalize your personal fitness program.

YOGA CLASSES

Baby Yoga: This class is perfect for babies who can hold their heads up and their caregivers! Come improve your flexibility and strength while bonding with your little one!

Yoga (All Levels)- In Vinyasa Flow, postures or asanas are connected through breath for a transformative and balancing effect. Classes build heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength. The sequencing found in a vinyasa class is often built around surya namaskar (sun salutations).  Instructors weave together wisdom teachings, poetry and music that can inspire physical, energetic, mental and Intuitive states of consciousness.

Senior Chair Yoga - In this introductory level class we focus on slow and easy movements to loosen the joints, increase mobility and   muscle strength,  improve breathing and help focus the mind to enhance cognitive function.

Yoga Foundations - Covers   alignment principles and foundations so the student gets to know their own body and how it moves though the physical yoga postures. No previous experience necessary

WATER CLASSES:

Deep Water Fitness - Our most cardio-intensive water exercise class. This class includes full-body movements such as swimming, jogging, and running and using resistance barbells. Try this class for the ultimate water exercise challenge!

No Impact - Incorporates water walking and exercises that concentrate on joint     movements, range of motion, mobility,  flexibility, balance and endurance. Great class for beginners! 

Splash - Offers LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and a special kickboard can be used to develop strength, balance, and coordination.

Water Fitness for Health - A combination of cardiovascular and strength training exercises to provide a fun and invigorating workout. Upper and lower body strengthening exercises   complete this total body workout. The evening class may use the deep end of the pool at times.

Kid's Fitness

Our Kid Fitness classes are open to all kids ages 6—12 and are designed to    introduce exercise in a FUN way. Participants can improve cardio endurance, speed and strength through all kinds of fun activities!

 

 

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