Health, Well-Being & Fitness
Water Exercise Class
Our water exercise classes have everything that you’re looking for! Flexibility, range of motion, muscle conditioning, improved cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone by using the buoyancy and resistance of the water. This is a great way to workout with no impact or harmful effects on joints/muscles and stay cool. Ideal for all fitness levels, non-swimmers included. Pease click here
to view the Downtown and Dunigan YMCA water exercise class schedule.
Shallow Water Fitness Classes
Water has 12 times the resistance of air. Our shallow water aerobic/fitness classes are designed to promote cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone, endurance and flexibility without the stress of traditional land exercise. Swimming skills are not necessary!
Deep Water Dynamics
Great for cross-training. This class will strengthen abdominal, thighs, and back muscles. Resistance of water will work your heart while avoiding impact. Buoyancy belts available. Need to feel comfortable in deep water.
SilverSneakersÂ® SilverSplashÂ® Class
Activate your aqua exercise urge for variety! SilverSplashÂ® offers LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakersÂ® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination.
A water exercise class designed to help pre and post natal women maintain their strength, flexibility, and conditioning levels in a safe, fun, and informative environment. Physicianâ€™s written approval is required.
Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program
(Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program) â€“ This is a low impact water exercise program for individuals with arthritis or other physical impairments. Water buoyancy and resistance exercises are designed to help increase joint mobility and muscle strength as well as provide exercise and relieve discomfort.
Teen/Adult Swim Instruction
Itâ€™s never too late to learn to swim! We offer adult swim lessons for ages 14 years old and up. Our trained aquatics staff will teach you how to learn to float, acquire safety skills, or become a proficient lap swimmer. We offer private or group adult swim lessons.
Land Exercise Classes
We are always here for you, from beginning to live healthier to making new connections and friends. Our well trained staff is here to get you started and answer any questions you may have. Our classes are for everyone, beginners to advanced. Please click here to view the Downtown and Dunigan YMCA group exercise class schedule.
A high energy sports inspired cardio workout that is all about improving your speed, fitness, strength and agility.
The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body, 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 came for â€“ and fast!
Give this athletic style dance class a try. CardioÂ Funk fuses an athletic style workout with choreographed dance.Â An easy to follow class with music you know and love. Something for everyone, join the fun!
Increase your aerobic capacity and develop and shape your muscles during this total body workout.Â Intermediate/Advanced.
A cardiovascular workout that builds confidence while increasing endurance, strength, conditioning, and flexibility, this class teaches proper technique for basic punches and kicks without physical contact.
Come join the fun of this non-impact class to strengthen your heart and legs. Participants simulate a journey across fast, flat roads, through rolling hills and on long slow climbs. Workouts are designed to music and allow for individuals to challenge themselves as their fitness level improves. Please bring a bottle of water and arrive 10 minutes early for bike set up instructions.
A fun and uplifting cardiovascular floor workout performed to music that can be done at a high impact or low impact which includes a variety of muscle toning exercises.
A hybrid athletic workout inspired by mind body practices of yoga and pilates as well as the principles of sports stretch, strength training, conditioning and dynamic movement.
These classes are a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. Unlock the door to greater independence and a healthier life with SilverSneakersÂ®. Look on our schedule for the customized SilverSneakersÂ®Â classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. We have socials once a month with health education seminars and other events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
A high-energy cardiovascular conditioning workout that requires stepping on and off of a platform. Class types include Traditional Step, Step & Pump which incorporates weight training in addition to step, Step/Hi-Low which incorporates floor aerobics with step, and Double Step which uses two platforms.
A strength-training workout for the entire body, working the core muscles of the abdominal and back combined with an intense upper and lower body weight-training program using dumbbells, body bars, stability balls, medicine balls, gliding disks, rings and tubes.
Yoga for Well-Being classes focus on flexibility, balance, relaxation and the connection of spirit, mind, and body without chanting, meditation, or non-Christian religious connotations.
A more challenging version of Yoga for the Spirit.Â Intermediate.
ZumbaÂ® is like no other workout you will ever experience! ZumbaÂ® is a combination of Latin rhythms with red-hot international dance steps â€“ dance your way to fitness! No previous dance experience required.
Rockin’ high energy fitness party designed exclusively for kids.Â Get fit while having fun!
Are you a veteran triathlete or are you just looking for something new and exciting to add to your fitness routine?Â This 2-hour class gives you the opportunity to run, swim, and bike, as well as, participate in various interval and strengthÂ circuits.Â Accept the challenge and join the fun!
We now offer 6 different class times!Â This drill-oriented class is designed to provide cardiovascular work as well as strength training using fun and challenging fitness tools.Â Boot Camp is a high-intensity workout that will maximize your fitness level!
TRX Group Suspension Training:
TRX (Totalbody Resistance Exercise) training will enhance your performance in sport and life.Â Whether you’re just beginning your journey into fitness or pushing towards your summit, TRX Training gives you a scalable, sustainable, fun, effective approach to help you achieve your personal best.Â TRX Training helps you become better at what you do, whatever you do, and keeps training fun so it feels like recess instead of a chore.Â Suspension Training bodyweight exercise builds all body strength, flexibility and your core at the same time.
Youth Wellness Orientation:
All YMCA members, age 12-13, must complete this orientation class to use the Dunigan wellness center.Â Youth ages, 10-13, must complete this orientation class to use the Personal Fitness Center at the Downtown Branch.Â This orientation will provide information such as proper use of equipment, safety, and how exercise effects the body.Â The participantÂ will also learn how to set up a fitness program and use the cardiovascular and weight trainingÂ equipment with proper technique.Â Sign up for this program at the Wellness desk.
An introductory program that meets weekly for 4 weeks.Â This program will assist new members in becoming more comfortable in the wellness area, meet other new members and get the most out of membership with the Y.Â Participants will receive information about proper exercise, stretching and nutrition, as well as meet our Personal Trainers, Registered Dietitian and other staff.Â Sign up for this program at the Wellness desk.
Meeting one-on-one with our Registered Dietitian will help hold you accountable and provide you with face to face encouragement and support you need.Â Sessions will include an assessment of current nutrition status, education and counseling for a healthier lifestyle.
Every journey begins with the first step!Â Weight loss, body toning, sport-specific training, injury prevention, post rehabilitation are just some of the goals we can help you achieve.Â We are here for you to give you the extra motivation and guidance you need.Â Our certified Personal Trainers can help re-energize you to reach your goals, keeping you on the right track to a healthier you!