Group exercise classes are included in your membership but space is limited so some require a reservation. Scroll down (or see the Schedules page) for the Monmouth-Independence schedule. Please call 503.838.4042 with any questions. Click here for classes at the Kroc Center.
Become the musician in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training, with yoga and pilates-type movements.
Indoor Cycling (Spin)
If you're looking for a dedicated community to help you stay motivated, a cycling group exercise class at the Y may be the fitness formula for you. Cycling is a low-impact way to engage your whole body, build endurance, burn fat, and have fun. Also called Spinning, the workout uses a special stationary exercise bicycle with a weighted flywheel in a classroom setting.
HIIT - High-Intensity Interval Training
A total body, heart pumping, aerobic, and strength conditioning workout.
This is a high-intensity, military-style workout class. It will incorporate cardiovascular and strength training. This class routine will vary from obstacle courses to circuit training This is for all levels of physical fitness.
Using traditional weight training techniques set to music, this class enables you to achieve extra muscle tone to help reshape your body, increase strength, flexibility, endurance, and bone density.
Rejuvenate, strengthen, and heal your body. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles.
A total-body workout that fuses ballet-based Barre work with strength training and core work.
An exercise fitness program that combines motivational music with Latin dance moves and combinations that allow you to dance away your worries. This class uses interval and resistance training to burn fat, tone muscles, and give a total body workout.
WHAT YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF IN GROUP EXERCISE
1. You are not alone.
While working out on your own will burn calories, the environment of group fitness promotes camaraderie, accountability, and support among all the class participants. After a few classes, the faces become familiar, and your own motivation increases.
2. You can do hard things.
It’s easy to talk yourself out of pushing through the last couple of reps or the last five minutes of a run. In a group fitness class, however, you have plenty of external motivation to amplify your own internal determination. The instructor will provide encouragement and form correction, so your workout is safe, effective, and fun. Don’t be surprised if you work harder and burn more calories than you do in an individual workout.
3. You can enjoy exercise.
Group class is great for preventing workout stagnation. The Y's group fitness instructors bring fresh, new, and fun material to class to keep your mind interested and your muscles working hard. With the music, choreography, and exercises already planned, all that is left for you to do is give it your all.
(Adapted from the YMCA of Middle Tennessee)