GROUP EXERCISE SCHEDULE – WACO FAMILY YMCA
Strength/Cardio Combo Classes
Interval – A mixture of cardio and resistance training exercises that create a workout of varying intensities. Interval training is great for people of all fitness levels. You can work at a high intensity if you are looking for a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) type workout, but you can always work at your own pace and take it too a lower intensity if needed.
MX4 – This class can be HIIT style, but like Interval classes can be modified for any fitness level. The class incorporates a variety of exercises and equipment to give you a fun but tough workout! Use slam balls, kettlebells, ropes, rowers, s-drives and more in this class. Space is limited. MX4 Prime offers the same great class, but lengthens recovery times and offers more modifications.
P90x Live® - Get it all in this 60-minute strength-training workout! The class consists of four blocks that target your cardiovascular system, upper body, lower body, and core. Instructors will use resistance and body-weight training, cardio, plyometrics, ab work for this total body workout.
R.I.P.P.E.D- This class masterfully combines its components -- Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and Endurance -- as the workout portion, along with Diet suggestions to help you attain and maintain your physique. All done in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective.
MASHUP® - a research-based Variable-intensity Interval Training (VIIT) program featuring: Mind/Body, Agility & Strength, and High-intensity Intervals. Every fitness level can join us for this fun and challenging workout from your phone, tablet, computer or join a live class! For more information about this class speak to the Wellness Staff.
Strength Training Classes
Ab Work – This class will incorporate a variety of exercises to focus on strengthening and toning the core. A great class for all fitness levels. Modifications for most exercises are available.
Barre – Barre helps develop muscular endurance through a combination of movements derived from yoga, Pilates, and dance. Often participants use either body weight or very light weights to perform small isolating movements. Modifications and progressions make this a workout for most fitness levels.
Body Shaping – Use a variety of equipment from bands, balls, hand weights, and more to increase muscular strength and endurance. Participants at all fitness levels are welcome as weight, intensity and repetitions can be modified for individuals.
Body Shaping Express - uses a variety of equipment from bands, balls, hand weights, and more to increase muscular strength and endurance with cardio in a shorter 30-minute format.
Strength Training – This class will help you become stronger by using heavier weights and fewer repetitions. This class would be great for individuals looking to take their strength workout to the next level.
Cardiovascular Training Classes
Dance Fitness – Make sure you bring your boogie shoes and your spirit of adventure because you’ll need both for this fun, cardiovascular workout that is more like a dance party than an aerobics class. Get footloose and fit at the same time.
Step – This class focuses on improving cardiovascular fitness through the use of choreographed movements on the step. While this class is advanced, Beginner Step is great for those wishing to learn the basics and get a great workout.
Turbo Kick® - This is an intense workout that implements kickboxing and other martial art techniques into a fun choreographed workout. Try Turbo Kick® for a great cardio workout, or if it’s your first time try out Beginner Turbo Kick®.
Zumba - Take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Great for any fitness level – modify intensity as needed.
Mind/Body Fitness Classes
Pilates – Improve muscular strength, stability, and endurance as you go through a series of Pilates exercises based on the mat series. These floor-based movements focus on engaging your “power house” to help you maintain core strength, posture and mobility.
Yoga –Take a moment to relax, center and unwind in these classes, but expect a great workout. Classes noted as Level 1 will be best suited to the beginner while Level 2 classes offer a great workout for intermediate and advanced exercisers.
PiYo TM – This is a fun fast-paced, combination of Pilates and yoga movements and exercises. This class will give you a good cardio workout while also working core, balance and toning.
Stretch – This class is great for participants of all levels. The class incorporates standing and floor stretches for the entire body. This is a great addition to any workout.
Rip & Ride –In this class instructors will combine the intense cardio of a cycle class with the strengthening benefits of resistance training exercise. This is a great class for participants of all fitness levels as intensity can be increased or decreased depending on the student.
Cycle – This class uses the stationary bike for a cardiovascular workout that is led by an instructor who will take you on a different ride each time you come to class. Group cycle classes can be very intense, but beginners and new comers can cycle as well. Remember to let your instructor know you are new and they will guide you through.
Active Older Adults/Lower Impact Classes
SilverSneakers Circuit – offers standing low-impact moves that alternate with standing upper-body strength. The class can be adapted for all fitness levels.
SilverSneakers Classic - focuses on strengthening muscles and increasing range of movement for daily life activities. Participants can use hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball. Often a chair is used for seated exercises or standing support.
EnhanceFitness® – This class is designed for individuals looking for a safe, effective no/low impact exercise option. The one-hour classes offer exercises to improve cardiovascular function, balance, flexibility and strength with the purpose of making activities of daily living easier. This class can be done standing or seated. This class meets three times per week and registration is required.
AOA Chair Aerobics – This class is designed for individuals who prefer to do their fitness work out sitting because of lower extremity strength or balance issues. You will get a safe total body workout with the focus on maintaining mobility and strength.