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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. It’s a cardio workout with high and low-intensity

dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and smiling.

 

Bodyweight Bootcamp

Body weight exercises, interval training, functional movements, and agility drills. May

incorporate different equipment 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, and 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 by Pilates & Barre. For all bodies!

 

Cycle

Cardio-based class on Schwinn indoor spin bikes. The class uses RPMs and resistance to

provide a well-rounded workout for the legs and lungs.

 

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)

FT (Functional Training) is 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. Learn more.

 

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.

 

Senior Walking Group

Meet outside the Y and walk the area neighborhood on sidewalk or edge of road. Y bathrooms are available throughout the class.

 

Strength Mash-Up

New strength class that will utilize a variety of different strength equipment from bars,

plates, bands, dumbbells, TRX, and more to work on muscle development and overall

strength.

 

Step and Strength

Cardio and strength class that uses the step for cardio aerobics and various strength

exercises sprinkled within the class for muscle burn.

 

TRX

Suspension training using straps to improve strength, endurance, balance, coordination,

flexibility.

 

Yoga Shred Inspired Flow

A blend of Yoga 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 fast-paced.

Zumba toning adds slower rhythms and body movements to increase strength. Zumba for

Seniors is a slower-paced class.

 

 

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