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The Y offers classes for all ages, all levels and all interests. From low-impact exercise and chair classes, stretching and strength training to indoor cycling, water exercise, and yoga, you’ll find a group class that’s fun, supportive and keeps you moving. Have questions about our Group Exercise Classes? Contact Ashley Hoverson
Check out this month’s schedules to stay up date on your favorite classes and activities.
RPM™ is the indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music. Take on the terrain with your inspiring team coach who leads the pack through hills, flats, mountain peaks, time trials, and interval training.
Discover your athlete within – sweat and burn to reach your endorphin high. Reserve your bike today by calling or stopping by the Beloit Branch Front Desk.
GROUP EX CLASSES
(B)Beloit (R) Roscoe
(R) BODYFLOW® is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. During BODYFLOW an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance. New to class? Join us for the first 4 songs!
(B, R) BODYCOMBAT is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness. No experience needed. Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu. Release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ. Bring your best fighter attitude and leave inhibitions at the door.
(B, R) The BodyPump revolutionary barbell workout challenges all major muscle groups. Class consists of squats, presses, lifts and curls as you strengthen, tone and define your entire body. You’ll determine the level you work by choosing the appropriate weights.
(R) A high intensity workout to jump start your morning that could include anything from jumping rope, lifting weights, jogging or crazy games.
CORE AND MORE
(B) A core class for those truly focused on abdominal work and exercises to work those hard-to-target core muscles. This class will also work on strengthening the back in relation to core strength for the whole body.
(B, R) Based on cutting-edge scientific research, CXWORX is the ultimate way to get a tight and toned core. CXWORX is 30 minutes of dynamic training that hones in on your abs, glutes, back, obliques and “slings” connecting the upper and lower body and will leave you looking good and feeling strong.
(B) Perfect for the person who loves both classes but only has an hour to spare. This class is 30 minutes of BODYPUMP and 30 minutes of CXWORX.
EARLY MORNING SPECIAL
(B) Strengthen, stretch and tone! A variety of exercise routines for the early morning riser.
(B, R) Our indoor group cycling classes provide exciting cardio workouts suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Under the guidance of our instructors, participants simulate riding through various terrains by manipulating their resistance and pedaling faster.
(B) High Intensity Interval Training is a quick but effective workout using your own body weight and fast movement.
(B, R) Our certified Insanity instructor will lead the class through max intervals of cardio, strength and power moves in this 30-minute class.
(B, R) This class uses Pilates-based mat exercises as well as updated variations to make Pilates exercise fun and accessible to a wide range of fitness levels. Build long, lean muscles, increase your flexibility and improve posture in this dynamic class.
(R) Work the upper and lower body to keep the workout fresh and fun while revving up your metabolism at the same time.
(B) Qigong is a gentle exercise system with relaxed and regulation of mind and breath. It improves all of the functions of the body including the digestive, nervous and immune system. It also improves core strength, posture and increases flexibility. It can be practiced either standing or sitting and all ages and abilities are welcome.
(B) For the active older adult who wants to focus on strength, balance and cardio. This class uses a variety of exercises for a great workout.
(R) This class is for all ages and levels. It’s a relaxing class designed to help lower back, shoulder, foot and leg pain. Stretches also help with arthritis, fibromyalgia and general flexibility.
(B) RPM™ is the indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music. Take on the terrain with your inspiring team coach who leads the pack through hills, flats, mountain peaks, time trials, and interval training.
(R) Energetic class for the active older adult. Work on balance, posture, strength while making friends!
(B, R) Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion and activity for daily living.
(R) Move up and down and around the step with choreographed movements in this high intensity class. Resistance training and abdominal work are incorporated into this workout.
STRENGTH AND STRETCH
(B) Give yourself a mental break and improve your productivity and energy during this 45 minute fusion workout. This class incorporates yoga, Pilates and ballet exercises that will sculpt your muscles and burn calories while improving posture and body alignment. This class is located in the Spirit, Mind and Body room. Please leave your shoes and worries at the door. Suitable for all fitness levels.
TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING
(B) This intense, athletic workout utilizes every kind of fitness equipment we can find to give you a good cardio and strength training workout. Each class is different, but you will always find cardio, strength and core work in each one. All fitness levels are welcome, the instructor will show you modifications to the exercises.
(B) Great workout that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. TRX helps build a rock-solid core, delivers a fast, effective total-body workout and benefits people of all fitness levels!
(B) While using the TRX Suspension Training, you will also incorporate the kettlebell, TRX Rip Trainer, weights and more.
(B) Yoga creates awareness of your body through poses that combine deep stretching with balance. Concentration work is also incorporated into this workout.
Compasivo Yoga – This class combines gentle, restorative, and Yin poses that let the muscles and tissues relax. Each class concludes with guided mediation.
Complete Yoga – Each class focuses on specific body or pose and uses asana to achieve a deeper understanding of that focus. We move slowly and stay for a few breaths, developing strength and flexibility while using props and modifications to adjust the practice.
Gentle Yoga – This slow paced class includes an equal blend of warm-ups, postures, breath technique, meditation, and deep relaxation. The focus of this practice encourages students to seek balance and ease, on and off the mat.
Vinyasa Yoga – Vinyasa combines movement and breath in an invigorating sequence of poses that will leave you feeling physically and mentally stronger. Come to class prepared to sweat!
Mindful Yin Yoga – This gentle practice helps to cultivate awareness of inner silence and stillness. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body with the aim of increasing circulation and improving flexibility.
Y’S WAY TO FITNESS
(B) A combination of cardiovascular, muscular strength and stretching geared toward the person who is new to exercise and the active older adult.
(B, R) Come join us for some Zumba fun! Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance moves.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GROUP EX
It increases self-confidence, improves body shape, burns extra calories, increases lean muscle tissue, increases metabolic rate, lowers resting heart rate, strengthens the heart, alleviates depression, improves whole quality of life, etc.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE INSTRUCTOR
The instructor will be available before and after class to get to know new members, has music and equipment ready before class, acknowledges and introduces self to class. Instructors create a positive atmosphere.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE SAFE
- Equipment (weight factor) -Depending on the class some of them have equipment so take the advice of the instructor as they instruct you on the weight to use for the first time. Some classes you can use just your own body weight and still receive strength benefits
- Hydration -Remember to bring water to all classes and hydrate during the class, instructors will mention to class to take a drink but remember you can always pause when you need.
- Shoes and clothing -Wear appropriate clothing for the activity. Shoes are always important, make sure they are for the workout, ex. cycling shoes for indoor cycling, or shoes with lateral support if doing a high intensity class with directional changes. In aquatics it is important to remember that a regular swimsuit does not give the support needed to perform water exercise effectively.
- Injuries -Consult your physician if you have had prior injuriesor surgeries to ensure that you are cleared for exercise.