BLACK HAWK COUNTY YMCA

Group Classes

Join the friendly and motivating staff at the YMCA in our group exercise classes. Every class is lead by a nationally certified instructor instilled with the knowledge base to help you improve your level of fitness.

Classes are focused around the enhancement and development of cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength, muscular endurance, muscular balance, and flexibility in a fun and energetic environment.

With a variety of classes and formats to choose from, getting healthier has never been easier. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No need to sign up ahead of time!

In an effort to bring you the classes and times you want, the group exercise schedule will be updated every month. This gives us the flexibility to offer what you want, when you want it.

All group exercise classes are included in a YMCA membership. Want to try a class with out committing to membership? You can purchase a Day Pass and try any of our classes to see if the Y is right for you. For costs visit our Membership Page

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

Beginning Yoga: Looking for the yoga class to get energized while helping you build strength and flexibility? This upbeat, creative yoga practice,
seamlessly linking breath and movement, will keep you present as you learn to move gracefully in and out of poses. Flowing around the obstacles
that come your way, this energetic practice will empower you with the strength to face anything. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Barre: A high-intensity, low-impact, full-body workout that combines ballet-based movements, weight conditioning, core-focused exercises, and stretching.
This class is for the absolute beginner to the seasoned barre enthusiast – modifications or intensifications are offered that will suit your fitness level.

BeFitt Dance: High-Energy music makes this class a MUST! Join our fitness party as we move to the greatest hits from yesterday and today! Show us your
style and you’ll leave with a smile! No hard choreography here – just fat-blasting, FUN cardio. Circuits are added into the mix to REALLY get that sweat on!
Suitable for all fitness levels.

BLAST.com: A strength and conditioning class designed to improve your balance and mobility, using a variety of equipment and techniques to keep your
workout interesting! This class is suitable for all fitness levels, and will challenge each individual to reach their personal best!

Chair Yoga: Improve your strength, flexibility and mobility through standing or seated yoga poses specially adapted for seniors or those with mobility or
joint limitations. Chairs are provided to keep everyone safe and supported.

Country Heat: This country dance inspired workout is unlike any other workout you’ve tried! Packed with your favorite country hits and simple steps, each
class is a fun-filled, calorie-scorching good time! No matter your fitness level, just follow along and you’ll work up a sweat!

Cycling: Add a new element to your exercise program with this high-energy bike class that is designed for beginners and advanced alike because you set
your own pace and tension. You will run, sprint, jump, and climb your way to a healthier you.

Dance Fitness: High-Energy music makes this class a MUST! Join our fitness party as we move to the greatest hits from yesterday and today! Show us your
style and you’ll leave with a smile! No hard choreography here – just fat-blasting, FUN cardio. Come ready to SWEAT! Suitable for all fitness levels.

Fitness Bootcamp: Fitness Bootcamp is a total body conditioning workout. This interval-based class uses a variety of modifiable exercises to strengthen and
tone, while building cardio endurance. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Hip Hop Cycle: This high energy bike class will keep you off the seat and bouncing to the beat! Cycling just got more fun. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Kettlebell: Kettlebells are an exciting form of resistance training that blends strength, power, flexibility, endurance, and cardio into a single workout.
Suitable for intermediate to advanced fitness levels.

Kettlebell Express: This 30 minute class will start with the foundations of kettlebell technique, adding in movements with each successive session. For
those new to fitness, or simply new to kettlebells, this class will build your strength and endurance!

Kickboxing TRX: Punch and kick your way to a fitter you! A fun workout that incorporates bag work, core exercises, and TRX. Whether you’re new to
kickboxing, or a pro, this class will get your heart pumping!

Les Mills BODYPUMP: This 60-minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts,
and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you want fast! Suitable for all fitness levels.

Pilates Yoga: This low-impact class will strengthen your core muscles while improving your balance, posture, and body alignment. Exercises are performed
on a mat with a high focus on breathing and good posture. Suitable for intermediate to advanced fitness levels.

SilverSneakers®: Move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and skills for daily living
activities. Weights, elastic tubing, and a Silver Sneakers ball are all offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

Super Circuit: This class is designed to strengthen and tone while leaving you breathless! It uses a variety of equipment from free-weights to step platforms
as well as incorporating running, plyometrics (jumping), and medicine balls! Suitable for intermediate to advanced fitness levels.

Tai Chi: If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, consider tai chi. Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of
exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Yoga: Looking for the yoga class to get energized while helping you build strength and flexibility? This upbeat yoga practice will keep you present as you
learn to move gracefully in and out of poses. Sunrise Yoga – Take your yoga practice outside and greet the sun! (weather permitting) Suitable for all fitness
levels.

Zumba®: A Latin-inspired dance fitness class that uses international music as a background for cardio-interval training to tone & sculpt your body. Suitable
for all fitness levels.

Water Fitness- Aqua Zumba®: Are you looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to your fitness routine? This class
blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you won’t want to miss! Great for all levels!

Water Fitness- Bootcamp: This class will challenge your whole body! Bootcamp will offer both cardiovascular and muscular components while utilizing
the shallow & deep ends of the pool. Participants will do a variety of activities that will keep them moving! Suitable for all fitness levels.

Water Fitness-Cardio & Strength: Participants will experience the perfect combination of strength and cardio. The instructor will lead you through
intervals of cardiovascular and strength exercises utilizing different equipment such as water weights and noodles. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Water Fitness- Deep Water: Designed for individuals seeking a non-impact, deep water exercise program. It emphasizes joint flexibility, range of motion
and muscle toning through specific exercises. Participants must be comfortable in deep water, flotation belts provided. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Water Fitness– Tabata: This high intensity, low impact workout will focus on cardiovascular development through various water exercises, using interval
training. Participants will stay in the shallow end of the pool. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Water Fitness– Water Aerobics: This high intensity, low impact workout will focus on cardiovascular development through various water exercises.
Participants will stay in the shallow end of the pool. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Water Fitness- Water Arthritis: Zero impact class that is gentle on joints and improves range of motion. This water exercise class, designed for those with
arthritis or similar conditions, emphasizes good body mechanics, joint stability, and utilizes the buoyancy of the water to reduce stress on the bones.

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