Group Classes

 

The YMCA of York County offers a variety of group fitness classes at for all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner who is looking to try a class for the first time, or you are a seeking a class that will challenge you in every way, we have something for you! New classes are beginning now!

Classes vary by location. Please view the Branch Group Exercise Schedules for times and dates.

Classes are free to Y members and available to guests via our Group Exercise Punch Card​

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Increase strength and range of motion in this 30 minute studio class.  Various resistance tools will be used such as dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands and medicine balls.
 

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Improve strength, balance and coordination during 30 minutes of strength training with the stability ball and resistance equipment.​

50 + Quite Nifty 

Increase cardiovascular and muscular strength through step aerobics and toning
exercises. Participants may complete the cardio exercises without the step bench.

Active Older Adult  

Combine fun with fitness to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance
through a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand weights,
elastic tubing with handles and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic
choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

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Learn the basics of Group Cycle in this 30-minute class held during the first two
weeks of the month. ​

Body Blast

Enhance muscular strength, balance and endurance by using a variety of equipment, choreography and class format to ensure quick results.

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BODYCOMBAT is a challenging mix of martial arts and endurance, unleashing strength you never knew you had!
 

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BODYFLOW is a Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves 
you feeling centered and calm. 
 

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BODYPUMP​ is a barbell class that builds strength, tones the body and pushes you to the limit every time!

Cardio Boot Camp   

For participants of all fitness levels includes energizing cardiovascular exercise along
with core strengthening and dynamic stretching.

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This Circuit Class consists of 3 minutes of cardio, 2 minutes strength training
and one minute of abdominal exercise and is appropriate for both beginner and
intermediate fitness levels.


 

Fitness to Witness

This unique class includes a 15-20 minute devotional for women of all ages followed
by an exercise format based on the topic of the devotional.

Gentle Yoga

Enjoy the benefits of a typical Yoga class including warm-up and proper breathing,
while being guided through standing, seated and balancing postures with the assistance of a chair.

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This is a high-intensity, low-impact, 45-minute workout. Participants must have water and towel and can reserve a bike up to 2 days in advance.

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High intensity 45-minute class geared for the outside rider features long intervals and short recovery periods. Participants must have a heart rate monitor, water and towel. Class runs Nov-March only.
 

Interval Training 

This cardiovascular workout includes high and low-intensity intervals. Body sculpting exercises are offered following the cardio segment. For intermediate to advanced fitness levels.

Intro to Active Older Adults Fitness 

This beginning Active Older Adult Class teaches the basics of fitness without being too difficult.

 

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Prepare for 5K races or running for fitness during this 8-week program. Participants will learn basic running and stretching skills to complete a 5K.

Line Dancing  

This fun class is led by a qualified dance instructor who provides choreography to contemporary music.
 

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​Moving for Better Balance is a falls prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi in helping older adults improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. Led by a Tai Chi trained instructor, the program is a valuable addition to weekly wellness routines.

Muscle Pump

Increase muscular strength and endurance during this 60- minute class. All major muscle groups are strengthened by using aerobic weight sets and dumbbells.

Pilates       ​

This class provides a safe, non-impact workout that builds abdominal strength to stabilize the spine and protect the back. A yoga/Pilates mat is provided.

Power Pump   

Increase muscular strength and endurance through the use of bars and rubber plates.
 

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Increase strength and flexibility through breath-synchronized movement for beginner and intermediate participants.
 

PULSE - People Utilizing LifeSaving Exercises

This 60-minute class format includes a 20-20-20 mix of cardio, toning, abs and stretching to get a full body workout. 

Pump & Tone 

This 45-minute sculpting and toning class  begins with a warm-up and progresses to toning exercises with weights and balls to target all major muscle groups.

 

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Combine fun & fitness to increase your cardiovascular & muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Handheld weights, elastic tubing, and a ball are alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, head to toe stretching,
and relaxation.

SilverSneakers® Cardio 

This workout includes easy-to-follow low-impact movement, and upper-body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle.
 

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Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength & range of movement for daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles and balls are offered for resistance, and the chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

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Your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity

Stability Ball

Designed to improve core strength, balance and coordination through use of a stability ball. Class may incorporate weights for a total body workout

Step Circuit 

This workout will help you burn fat and calories while building muscle with the use of the step and lightweights throughout the class. All levels.

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Includes high & low impact aerobics and basic stepping, followed by toning for upper and lower body.

Step Interval   

Alternates between high and low intensity step moves. Resistance tools or weights are utilized for total body strength. The class will end with abdominal exercises and stretching. 
 

Ultimate Fitness 

An interval exercise class focused on cardiovascular endurance, body weight exercises for strength, plyometrics for power, balance, agility and core conditioning.
 

Tabata  

Class format consists of high intensity interval training. Build endurance and burn more calories. Suitable for beginner to advanced.
 

Tai Chi  

This graceful and relaxing form of exercise is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints. Helps to increase flexibility and balance. Also reduces pain and stiffness associated with artritis.

 
Weekend Warrior

Get your weekend off to an energetic start.  Class format changes from week to week to offer variety and includes step, kickboxing, circuit training, and hi-lo aerobics.

X-Biking  

Bring mountain biking indoors! It is as fun as riding outdoors and it'll get you fit - crazy quick.
 

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Strengthen and reenergize with yoga by challenging your muscular strength, flexibility, balance and mental stamina.  
 

Yoga Strength

Stretch, strengthen and tone your body through the incorporation of hand weights and isometric holds into yoga poses.

 

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Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do! 
 
 Zumba®  Toning  
This specialty class is designed for individuals who want to learn how to blend body-sculpting techniques and specific Zumba moves into one calorie-burning, strength-training experience.
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