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Group Exercise

 

GROUP EXERCISE IS A MEMBERS-ONLY BENEFIT. Learn more about membership or join today! 

 

We offer about 45 group exercise classes to members a week in-person and/or online. 

 

 

METROWEST Y: GROUP EXERCISE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

 

 

BollyX®–A Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. Its cardio workout with high and low intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and smiling. 

 

Bootcamp-Combination of interval training, functional movements and agility drills. May incorporate different equipment like bodyweight, dumbbells and kettlebells to challenge, inspire, and motivate participants. Can be modified for all fitness levels. 

 

Cardio Dance-Dance based fitness class with a variety of song types and speeds. 

 

Chair Yoga-Yoga practice that modifies yoga poses so they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand, lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to laying positions. 

 

Core Fusion-Strengthen and lengthen your muscles, improve posture and balance, and prepare your body for everyday life! Using squishy balls, weighted bars, light weights and gliding discs. Inspired from Pilates & Barre. For all bodies! 

 

Cycle-Cardio based class on Schwinn indoor spin bikes. Class uses RPMs and resistance to provide a well-rounded workout for the legs and lungs. 

 

Cycle Sculpt-Cardio based class on indoor spin bikes with intermittent upper body work with light weights. 

 

Essentrics®/ Age Reversing Essentrics®- A dynamic, full body workout suitable for all fitness levels, movement combining stretching and strengthening while engaging all 650 muscles. This class will increase flexibility and mobility for a healthy, toned and pain-free body. Chairs can be provided for people that need to sit or hold for balance. 

 

FT (paid class)-A fun, energetic high intensity interval training class. The progressive programming will improve your endurance, strength, and power throughout total body exercises making you FiT. 

 

Gentle Yoga-Gentle strengthening yoga postures to increase strength, balance and flexibility. Breathing techniques for better focus will be incorporated. 

 

Group Active–Get all the training you need in one hour— cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility. Get stronger and healthier with inspiring music, adjustable dumbbells, weighted plates, body weight and simple athletic movements. 

 

Cardio Kickboxing- A fun cardio based exercise class that builds muscle and cardio while doing upper body punches and lower body kicks. 

 

Group Power– Blast all your muscles with a high-rep weight training workout. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates, and body weight, this workout combines squats, lunges, presses and curls, with functional integrated exercises. 

 

Pilates– Controlled movements focusing on the core muscles to increase total body strength and flexibility. Pilates can be standing and floor exercises. 

 

Piloxing– Fusion workout blending Pilates, boxing, and dance. 

 

Power Yoga/ Yoga Strength– Yoga postures with quicker movements while synchronizing breath with each movement. More challenging postures as the session progresses. 

 

Senior Fitness-Low impact aerobics followed by muscle conditioning, flexibility and balance using bands, balls, gliders and more to work the fine motor skills. 

 

Step and Strength-Cardio and strength class that uses the step for cardio aerobics and various strength exercises sprinkled within the class for the muscle burn. 

 

Tribal Yoga™- Yoga through dance from around the world. A high cardio fun class, with a fun soundtrack, takes you to the notion that many cultures have the yoga asanas in their tribal dance movements. Intuitive movers and closet dancers are welcome! 

 

Yoga HIIT- A Yoga class with HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Yoga helps the body cleanse itself, builds endurance, strength, flexibility, balance, and peacefulness. HIIT is a technique you give all-out effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by short recovery periods; increasing your metabolism; burning more calories in less time. 

 

Zumba®-Latin and international upbeat fun music with dance rhythms from slow to face paced. Zumba toning adds slower rhythms and body movements to increase strength. Zumba for Seniors is a slower paced class. 

 

METROWEST Y: GROUP EXERCISE POLICIES 

1) We recommend you reserve a spot for classes using MotionVibe. Reserving a spot, guarantees you a spot for class at the START OF CLASS. It does not guarantee you a spot if you are late. At the start of class, anyone who isn’t present forfeits their spot to a waitlist participant if the waitlist participant is present and ready to take the class on-time. 

2) To run the entirety of a class, must be a minimum of 2 participants. 

3) Do arrive to class within the first 10 minutes of class. Do wear appropriate footwear for the class you are taking. 

4) AGES: open to anyone over the age of 7 WITH a parent/ guardian present. Must be 12 years old to attend a class solo. 

 
 

 

Our Wellness Center Includes:

  • New Functional Training and Turf Area with LifeFitness Synrgy360 XM, Squat Racks, TRX Straps, Concept 2 SkiErg and Rower, Jacob's Ladder, Matrix S Drive, and AirDyne bike  

  • Precor Treadmills, Upright Bikes, Recumbant Bikes, AMTs, Ellipticals with private screens with internet connections enabling members to watch Live TV, Netflix, Hulu, or listen on their Spodify accounts

  • Concept 2 Rowers, Stairmasters, Octane Lateral Trainers, and Octane Zero Runner

  • Cybex Arc Trainers, Keiser Spin Bikes, Expresso Interactive Bikes, and Octane Seated Ellipticals

  • Life Fitness and Cybex Strength Equipment

  • Free weight area with squat racks, benches, cable stations, dumbbells, and Kettlebells

  • Youth & Family Area (for ages 7+ when accompanied by a parent or guardian) includes Precor Treadmills, Recumbant Bikes, Elliptical, Octane Seated Elliptical, Expresso Interactive Bikes, Cybex Strength Equipment, Wii and Xbo