Group Fitness

There’s strength in numbers at the YMCA. Truly!

Improve your fitness in a motivating group of your peers because you are far more likely to continue your healthy lifestyle choices when you’re supported by a group.

We offer group fitness classes for individuals of all fitness abilities. Work at your own pace and have fun while a certified YMCA instructor guides you and your group to better health.

20/20/20

20/20/20 offers cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. This class will offers a well-rounded workout with a variety of exercise using a range of fitness equipment.

Athletic Hour/Interval Training

A sports conditioning class incorporates Tabatas, high intensity interval training, functional movements, cardiovascular and strength exercises. Athletic Training is designed to help develop muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and balance.

Barre

Barre is a dynamic, energizing class that integrate the ballet barre, weighted balls, resistance bands and other equipment to provide a full body stretch and strength workout – with a dance-like approach. Find class schedules here. 

Box Fit

Box Fit is aimed at shaping your shoulders, upper back, abs and legs with a series of jabs, hooks, punches and kicks in addition to improving endurance, balance, strength and stability. Find class schedules here. 

Cardio Mix

Cardio Mix is a blend of hi-low impact aerobics, step, athletic moves, Box Fit and more. This class offers a variety of cardiovascular-based exercises, elevating your heart rate while increasing your endurance. Find class schedules here. 

Core Fusion

Core Fusion is a mind-body class incorporating Yoga and Pilates inspired moves to promote core conditioning. Core Fusion may include a variety of standing and mat based exercises that develop core strength, flexibility, and balance. Find class schedules here. 

Core Training

Core Training is a condensed class concentrated on sculpting the abdominal muscles focused on core stability. Find class schedules here. 

Cycle Fit

Cycle Fit is a cardiovascular fitness class held on indoor stationary bikes. Each member can control his or her own intensity. The instructor uses music and instructional cycling techniques to guide participants through all types of terrain: flat roads, hills, rough trails, interval drills and more. Find class schedules here. 

*Members please arrive at least 5 minutes early to make bike adjustments. Injury prevention and a proper workout are dependent upon proper fitting of the bike. Be sure shoelaces are tucked into shoes and wear shorts or pants that are tight at the ankle to prevent loose items getting caught in the bike.

Cycle Fit Advanced

A high intensity cardiovascular workout on indoor stationary bikes for experienced Cycle Fit participants or outdoor cyclists. This class is intended to develop cardiovascular endurance over a longer class length, and includes more advanced drills. Find class schedules here. 

*Members please arrive at least 5 minutes early to make bike adjustments. Injury prevention and a proper workout are dependent upon proper fitting of the bike. Be sure shoelaces are tucked into shoes and wear shorts or pants that are tight at the ankle to prevent loose items getting caught in the bike.

Family DrumFIT ®

DrumFIT is available at the Niagara West and Niagara Falls YMCAs, Family DrumFIT ® is where family fun begins! DrumFit ® is a high-energy workout that combines cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility with all of the fun of drumming to music. The class allows families to be active together. This class is recommended for ages 5 and up, as some of the routines will involve sitting on an exercise ball. Find class schedules here. 

Gentle Cycle Fit

A cardiovascular class on indoor stationary bikes and is a great option for those who are new to cycling or have joint problems. The instructor uses music and cycling techniques to guide participants through a variety of flat roads, hills, interval drills and more, while allowing participants to stay seated on the bike.

Gentle Fit

Designed to improve cardiovascular flow, range of motion, balance and strength to allow participants to complete daily movements with confidence. This class is ideal for those new to exercise, with joint problems or limited mobility. Gentle Fit will provide participants with a variety of exercises that can be performed while standing and does not include jumping.

Gentler Gentle Fit

Similar to Gentle Fit and provides participants with a variety of exercises that can be performed while sitting on a chair or on an exercise ball.

Gentle Stretch

Uses a variety of stretches, basic yoga and pilates inspired movements to develop flexibility, balance and coordination. This class incorporates stretches that can be performed from a seated position or on an exercise mat. Light weight fitness equipment may also be incorporated to develop muscle strength.

Gravity®

Use adjustable bench based machines that use your own body weight for resistance. This class is a full-body, intense workout without the use of any additional accessories or weights. Quick and easy transitions between exercises facilitate a fast-paced cardiovascular and strength workout that delivers body-shaping results.

Group Power®

Group Power is a weight training class that blasts your muscles with high-rep training. The class uses an adjustable barbell, weight plates and body weight. It combines squats, lunges, presses and curls with functional integrated exercises. Dynamic music and a motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat, and push you to a personal best.

H.I.I.T. – High Intensity Interval Training

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is a training program that will increase both your aerobic and anaerobic endurance, combined with strength training exercises designed to tone your full body, while burning calories.

Learn to Run – Level 1

This 9-week program offers members new to running the opportunity to develop running skills in a supportive group environment. The goal is to progress participants through walk-run sequences to 30 minutes of continuous running.
 
Learn to Run programs are typically held outdoors, rain or shine. There may be a few weeks of indoor track or treadmill work. Participants will be required to complete an outdoor waiver during their first program. Learn to Run programs are included in your membership and are offered in the spring and fall.

Learn to Run – Level 2

This 9-week program is for members who are able to run for 30 minutes continuously. Hill and speed training, goal planning, increasing pace, race reparation and nutrition are examples of content included.
 
Learn to Run programs are typically held outdoors, rain or shine. There may be a few weeks of indoor track or treadmill work. Participants will be required to complete an outdoor waiver during their first program. Learn to Run programs are included in your membership and are offered in the spring and fall.

On the Ball

On the Ball helps to increase core strength, balance and flexibility as you perform the work on an unstable base of support. This class is based on an exercise ball, and may also incorporate work on a mat or use of hand weights or tubing. Find class schedules here. 

Parent and Baby

Designed for moms or dads to get a great workout while bonding with their little ones. Each class provides a full body workout combining cardio exercises, muscle endurance and core exercises. This class is recommended for babies 6 weeks of age to crawling with moms or dads at any fitness level. Please bring a lightweight, indoor stroller or a baby carrier.

Power Circuit

Power Circuit is a dynamic circuit-based fitness class that alternates cardiovascular with muscular endurance stations. Power Circuit fitness classes will provide targeted training for specific muscle groups, while getting your heart rate up through a variety of cardiovascular exercises. Find class schedules here. 

Step

Step class involves choreographed combinations on a step. The step height can be adjusted for your fitness level. Step class promotes cardiovascular training with variety. Find class schedules here. 

Strength or Express Strength

Strength or Express Strength fitness class is aimed at overall body toning and conditioning using hand weights, stability balls, body weight, and other fitness equipment. This class focuses on muscular strength and endurance, and postural awareness. To prepare your muscles and to avoid injury, there is a cardiovascular warm up and cool down/stretch at the end of class. Find class schedules here. 

STRONG by Zumba ®

Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba ® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.

 

In a one-hour class you will burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Plyometric or explosive moves like high knees, burpees, and jumping jacks are interchanged with isometric moves like lunges, squats, and kickboxing. STRONG by Zumba ® instructors change up the music and moves frequently to make sure you’re always challenged to the max. Find class schedules here. 

The Brick

A triathlon inspired class that focuses on indoor cycling in the studio and running on the track or treadmills. Each week offers a different pattern of workout between the two disciplines to develop strength and endurance. At the end of this workout, your legs will feel like bricks! Find class schedules here. 

TRX

Develop your muscular endurance at your own pace with TRX. This group fitness class delivers a full-body workout by utilizing one’s bodyweight and gravity on the TRX Suspension Trainer. TRX will provide you with a fast and effective workout, great for people of all fitness levels. Find class schedules here. 

Yoga Fitness

Yoga Fitness is based on traditional yoga postures and focuses on mind-body awareness, strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation techniques. Find class schedules here. 

Zumba®

Zumba ® is a cardiovascular workout that incorporates the excitement and energy of dance. Zumba ® fuses Latin rhythms and moves to create a dynamic, dance-based class. Instructors will give physical cues to movements, and members will learn routines and music over time and be able to anticipate upcoming moves. Find class schedules here. 

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