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Take your fitness and accountability to the next level by taking a group exercise class at the Y! All classes are included in the cost of your membership!
Our trained instructors offer a variety of class types, including many Les Mills offerings, to meet anyone's fitness needs! Instructors work hard to create a positive, encouraging environment for all, and are always available to get to know you and answer any questions.
Have questions about our Group Exercise Classes? Contact Cortnee McReynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-365-2261.
LEARN MORE VIEW CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Must be at least 14 years of age to participate in Les Mills Body Pump. Anyone 10 years and older may participate in all other group exercise classes.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GROUP EXERCISE?
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 injuries or surgeries to ensure that you are cleared for exercise.