You know exercise is good for you…but do you know how good?
From boosting your mood, combating chronic disease, increasing your energy level and improving your brain function, exercise can improve your life! Start reaping the rewards of exercise today and join us in one of our many great fitness classes! The YWCA offers over 50 fitness classes that are FREE with membership. Community members are also welcome. Community members can pay for classes by session or sign up for a 10-Visit Pass. Click the link below to download our current fitness class schedule or scroll down to read full class descriptions. If you need help picking the class that is right for you, stop by or call us, we’d love to help you get started on the right track!
Summer Fitness Sessions
Fitness classes are free with membership, any day, any time! Community members are also welcome and may participate by purchasing a 10-visit pass or paying for classes by session. Pre-registration for fitness classes is required. There must be an average of 5 people per class to keep the class open for the session. Date and times are subject to change. Check this webpage for updates to class schedules. Code: MPR=Multi-purpose room, FC = Fitness CenterClass
Senior-friendly fitness classes that focus on fall-prevention, balance, muscle-strengthening and overall flexibility are also offered and open to all ages. See senior-friendly class descriptions HERE.
AM Jump Start
M/W/F 6:00-6:50 am MPR (Judy)
Start your day with a fun group of women & men of all ages. Aerobic conditioning, free weights & floor exercises. ****I
T/Th 6:00-6:45 am MPR (Heather)
M/W 5:15-6:00 pm MPR (Dave)
Looking for a challenge? Increase strength & cardio endurance with intervals, weights, and core work in a high energy environment. *****N
T/Th 9:00-9:45 am MPR (Steph)
A mixture of resistance training and cardio exercises to strengthen muscles, work up a great sweat, and burn calories! ****N
M/W/F 8:15-9:00 am FC (Connie)
M/W/F 9:15-10:00 am FC (Connie)
Strength training is the number one way to fight aging. Join us as we take you through the resistance training machines to tone & strengthen your body! ***N
T/Th 8:00-8:45 am MPR (Stacy)
Note: You must register for this class each week at the front desk to reserve bike. Have fun pedaling with the music while increasing strength & endurance. ****N
Please arrive early for bike set up. Bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis!
Thurs 8:30-9:15 am Colonial Room (Ashley)
Total body conditioning. Improve balance, flexibility, strength, and posture. Focus on the core, the powerhouse of the body. ***N
T/Th 4:45-5:25 pm MPR (Staff)
Get into shape fast! Sculpt, tone, burn fat, and increase metabolism using hand weights in an energetic group environment powered by great music. Working all major muscle groups. ****S
M/W 4:30-5:10 pm MPR (Steph)
Intense strength/cardio training with kettlebells, free weights, & more!
Learn basic strength-training techniques then progress to more advanced moves as you grow stronger. *****N
M/W/F 9:00-9:50 am MPR (Faye)
A total body workout! Classic step, followed by strength & core training. Step routines, intervals, hand weights & floor exercises. **I
STRONG by Zumba – NEW CLASS STARTING July 25th!!
T/Th 5:30-6:15 pm MPR (Heather)
High intensity interval training synced to music that matches every move! Designed to keep you motivated and push you harder, this workout will have you sweating! Feel the best instead of counting reps and workout on a whole new level! *****I
Saturday 8:00-9:00 am MPR (Christine/Erin) ***NEW Time!***
Get your weekend started off right with a great workout! Class types range from boot camp, kickboxing, or other athletic inspired skills and drills. *****N
W.O.W (Women Only Workout)
M/W Noon-12:45 pm FC (Renee)
Join us in the Fitness Center for a workout for women only – a heart healthy, muscle toning, super circuit. **N
Yoga Hatha (All skill levels welcome!)
M/TH 9:30-11:00 am Colonial Room (Barb)
Mon 6:00-7:05 pm Colonial Room (Jeanne)
T/Th 5:45-6:50 am Colonial Room (Jeanne)
W/F 10:00-11:05 am MPR (Jeanne)
Wed 5:30-7:00 pm Colonial Room (Barb)
Traditional Hatha yoga improves flexibility, balance & strength while enhancing concentration, reducing stress and increasing energy levels. *I
Young at Heart
M/W/F 8:00-8:55 am MPR (Renee)
An all-ages class. Low impact cardio, weight training, toning, and a relaxing cool down. *S
ZUMBA! T/Th 6:30-7:30 pm MPR (Heather)
The one and only ZUMBA! Dance your way to a healthier you through dance moves from around the world. ****I
Water Fitness Classes
(For info on classes offered prior to June 5th, download Spring Schedule at top of page)
Session 1: June 5 – July 22
Session 2: July 24 – September 9
Note: YWCA Downtown Pool will be CLOSED for scheduled maintenance August 13-27
All water classes are held at the YWCA pool.
Aqua Abs & More-Deep End
M/W/F 9:30-10:15 am (Shannon) ****N
Want your workout to focus on your abs and arms in the water? This is the class for you! This low-impact class utilizes water weights, noodles and belts to work your entire body while freeing up your arms for increased range of motion.
T/Th 9:30-10:15 am (Shannon) ****N
This deep-end water class is designed to help you achieve your goals with no impact on your joints! Come grab a belt and have some fun with water jogging and more!
M/W/F 7:00-7:45 am (Gail) ***N
M/W/F 7:45-8:30 am (Gail/Ann) ***N
T/Th 7:00-7:45 am (Gail) ***N
T/Th 8:00-8:45 am (Linda) ***S
T/Th 9:45-10:30 am (Steph) ****S
M/W/F 5:15-6:00 pm (Shirley/Patti) ****S
Sat 8:00-8:45 am (Shirley/Patti) ****S
Medium to high intensity exercise in shallow water using a variety of resistance equipment. No swimming skills needed.
Aquacise-Deep End Aquacise
M/W/F 7:00-7:45 am (Connie) ***N
M/W/F 8:00-8:45 am (Linda) ***S
M/W/F 5:15-6:00 pm (Martha) ***S
Medium to high intensity exercise in deep water using flotation devices.
W 6:00 – 6:45 pm (Angela) ****N
Increase strength and cardiovascular endurance with interval and resistance activities in a non-impact environment.
M/W 9:45-10:30 am (Glenna) *N
F 10:30-11:15 am (Glenna) *N
M/W/F 1:00-1:45 pm (Shannon) **N
Low intensity, low impact class focused on improving joint flexibility, range of motion, and balance. No swimming skills needed.
Water Power & Strength
T/Th 4:15-5:00 pm (Irene) ****S
Power your way through the water and build strength and endurance in a “weightless" environment. A fun, upbeat workout!
Water Walking **N
T/Th 8:45-9:30 am (Shannon)
Effective & low-impact exercise while having fun in the water. Designed for beginners, it provides an excellent aerobic workout with the benefits of building muscle as you walk.
M/W/F 9:00-9:45 am (Linda) ***N
Class perfect for beginning exercisers and active older adults. Have fun in deep and shallow water while toning up.
Private Swim Lessons For Adults
Adult Private Swim Lessons can be catered to your schedule and ability. Let our expert swim instructors teach, encourage, and motivate you to finally learn to swim. Stop by the YWCA or call Jeanne McKenzie, Aquatics Director at 563-242-2110.
Call Gary at 243-7841.
>>Learn more here
Racquetball players are able to play at the DeWitt Fitness Center. Members simply need to show a photo ID and sign-in before they play. Reservations are required, call the DeWitt Fitness Center at 563-659-5127. Racquetball at the DeWitt Fitness Center is free to all YWCA activity members (full-pay only).
Adult Private Swim Lessons can be catered to your schedule and ability. Let our expert swim instructors teach, encourage, and motivate you to finally learn to swim. Stop by the YWCA or call the YWCA Aquatics Director at 563-242-2110.
>>Learn more here