Group Exercise

With a variety of formats to choose from, getting healthy has never been more fun. Increase your strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness in an enjoyable and motivating environment.

Classes are free to YMCA members. Not a Y member? Punch cards are available for $50/10 classes. For up to date fitness class info, please visit our blog at: itascayfitnessclasses.wordpress.com

Whatever your situation, the YMCA Fitness staff can help! We offer a variety of fitness classes on land and in the water for those people who love to have the social interaction and the variety offered from class instructors.

Group Fitness Class Descriptions

Barbell A barbell program for able-bodied men and women of all ages and all fitness levels. Matching movement to music and using traditional strength training allows participants to work at their own level. The choreographed routine will be the same for a period of time so that participants can get used to the routine and really focus on increasing their barbell weight to maximize their strength training program.

Boot Camp - A no frills, high energy, military style workout. Using drills and intervals to maximize your workout. All fitness levels are welcome.

Barre Blend- This class blended with yoga, Pilates, strength and maybe a little dance while incorporating light weights, ball and other equipment will promote stability and functional strength, while improving posture. No dance experience necessary.

Breakfast Club - Early morning, low stress, lots of laughs. Start your day with a cardio workout, and then break for toast, juice and coffee.

Cardio Jam – A cardio class that could include Step or Cardiokick, Intervals or all of these in one great class. Guaranteed a fun workout with excellent cardio benefits! Instructor format posted on Blog weekly.

CardioKick - A great cardio and strength workout in one. Combine floor exercises and traditional boxing and kickboxing moves.

Cardio Lift - This class that is great for all exercise levels. Combination of cardio moves and strength so the entire body gets a workout. This class is 50 minutes in length.

Circuit – This class will rotate through stations that will challenge cardio and strength. This class is designed for the intermediate/advanced fitness levels.

Core Strength – This strength class will focus on the core of the body that consists of muscles between the shoulders & hips. Gaining a stronger foundation!

Cycle - Studio Cycle classes are fun, exhilarating indoor cycle journeys built on the foundational principles of outdoor cycling. Enjoy the many benefits of this amazing sport while having a blast in a lively atmosphere set to great, motivating music. This class is multi-level and no outdoor cycling experience is required!

Leisure Ride - This class is for the beginner or the person that just wants the experience of group cycling at a little relaxed pace. This class is multi-level and no outdoor cycling experience is required!

Flexible Strength – This class works on strength, balance and flexibility. Great for seniors, beginners and injury rehab members.

H.I.I.T.-High Intensity Interval Training that improves aerobic and anaerobic capacity, increases metabolic rate and reduction in training time. No dancing in this class just an awesome athletic style workout. Great class for everyone!

INSANITY® - Are you ready for the ultimate challenge? All you need is the desire to dig deep and push past your limits. In INSANITY®, uses a method called Max Interval Training. It's not your typical interval workout. You'll do cardio and plyometric drills with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. It all happens in long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest so you can burn major calories.

Kettlebells- Kettlebell workouts are intended to increase strength, endurance, agility and balance, challenging both the muscular and cardiovascular system with dynamic, total-body movements.This class may be more intense for the average person if you are new to Kettlebells please come early to class and talk to the instructor.

POUND® - This workout fuses cardio interval training with drumming to provide a challenging, heart-pumping workout.

SilverSneakers® CLASSIC- A class offered to Active Older Adults geared toward increasing strength and range of motion in daily exercises. Hand held weights, stretch bands and balls are used in seated and standing exercises with a chair for support.

SilverSneakers® CIRCUIT- Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, head-to-toe stretching, and a complete relaxation in a comfortable position.

SilverSneakers® YOGA– This class will move your 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 motion. Breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Step - Do you love advanced step choreography? If so, this is the class for YOU! Come join this nonstop step party and enjoy being challenged physically as well as mentally. Previous step experience is recommended.

Step/Stretch - High energy step with barbell strength the last 15 minutes of yoga stretching.

Strength - Sculpt and define your total body using a variety of equipment for resistance training. Weight lifting and resistance training to develop strength, size and endurance.

Tai Chi-an ancient Chinese discipline of meditative movements practiced as a system of exercises

Yoga – Variety/Rotation of instructors teach this class. This yoga class may challenge you in ways that could include a faster pace to get that heart pumping, poses held longer or possibly authentic music to take your yoga practice to another level. All levels are welcome.

Zumba - Fusion of Latin dance moves and cardio exercises to create a fun, easy to follow, spicy workout to great Latin music.

TRX - The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your body-weight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance. This class is a personal trainer led class.ONLY 10 spots available on a first-come first-serve basis.

AOA TRX - This TRX class is specific for Active Older Adults and primary focus is on flexibility, mobility and a little strength.

YOGA TRX - Using the TRX straps in Yoga poses to enhance balance and flexibility.