YMCA OF MONTCLAIR
Park Street Branch: (973) 744-3400
Geyer Family Branch: (973) 783-7640
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Group Classes:

This class incorporates traditional African Caribbean dance moves with modern day music. Connect your mind and body to the rhythms of the beat.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
afro fit african dance revolution

Afro-fit is an African Dance Revolution (ADR) movement! Featuring dance moves from Afrobeats, soca, dancehall, kompa, and Afro-latin dance cultures. Afro-fit marries fitness with dance to provide you with a full body workout. Be prepared to sweat and move for a fun 60-minute workout.

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
aqua fitness

Aqua Fitness is a more vigorous cardiovascular program, which also includes a variety of movements using the natural resistance of the water to improve muscular strength and endurance. Participants should feel comfortable in deep-water, as class includes a deep-water exercise segment.

Membership required. See the Adult Group Exercise Schedule or Welcome Desk for schedule.

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Aqua Step

Aqua Step – Enjoy a Step Aerobics workout in the pool. This class utilizes step benches in the water to provide a safe and fun workout for all levels of fitness. This class is taught in the shallow end of the large pool.

Membership required.
See the Adult Group Exercise Schedule or Welcome Desk for schedule.

 

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
aquacise group class

Aquacise is a moderate intensity cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility workout provides a fun and safe workout with minimal impact on the knees and other joints. This workout is good for anyone with injuries, joint problems, or anyone who loves the water. Swimming proficiency is not required but you must have a general level of comfort in the pool. If you are new to class please see the instructor before class begins to address any concerns. Come ready to make a splash and have a blast! Membership required. See the Adult Group Exercise Schedule or Welcome Desk for schedule.

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Participants perform a variety of dynamic movements to develop functional strength and cardiovascular fitness. This is a great multipurpose workout.

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
baby me yoga

Baby and Me Yoga is geared for babies who have not yet begun to walk and for parents or caregivers who want to be able to tend to their own well being while connecting with baby. Classes will just be 30 minutes so babies stay interested. This is a welcoming class for all levels even if you have no prior knowledge of Yoga yourself. The baby and you both are in good hands!

Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Strengthening and stretching for the key postural muscles of the midsection, back, and legs, for a healthy back, and a flat abdomen.

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

This class may just surprise you and keep you coming back for more! This dance utilizes the abdomen, trunk, spine and neck, working with the body instead of against it. This class combines both a cardiovascular and aerobic workout while, improving posture, toning muscle, and reducing stress. You will have to try and see for yourself!

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

This class is a classic combination of intense cardiovascular work mixed with some muscular strength conditioning. You will be challenged with calisthenics, plyometrics, and core conditioning to propel your way into fitness. Come prepared to sweat! This class is suitable for all levels of fitness.

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Butt and Gut Class

A butt-kicking, gut-wrenching class aimed at improving your lower body and core. This class is for all levels. It incorporates exercises specifically designed to target your lower body and abdominals.

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

This intense class combines traditional kickboxing moves to develop strength, power, and cardiovascular fitness.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Circuit training is a conditioning class combining resistance training and high intensity aerobics that is easy to follow. Time between exercises are short, often with rapid movement to the next exercise. Space is limited to 20 participants, so please sign up at the front desk 30 minutes prior to the start of class.

 


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Butt and Gut Class
Core and More – Strengthening for the key postural muscles of the midsection, back, and legs, for a healthy back, and a flat abdomen. This class is a combination of intense cardiovascular work mixed with muscular strength conditioning.

ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Fit to Fight is a hybrid of “Old School” boxing drills, “New School” MMA drills along with conditioning, cross training and instruction on proper striking techniques. Fit to Fight infuses Muay Thai, Boxing, & MMA. This is a non-contact class. Fit to Fight is safe for any fitness level.
(Limited to 15 people per class)


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
training

High-intensity interval training (HIIT), is a form of interval training. An exercise strategy alternating short periods of
intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods.

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

A full boxing circuit with heavy bags, mitt work, and conditioning exercises. Gloves limited; advisable to bring your own gloves.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
INTRO TO WEIGHT LIFTING
Designed to teach members the fundamentals of basic weight training, this bi-monthly program is for beginner level participants who have never lifted weights or want to learn proper form.
Instructor Chris Domenic
Time 1½ hrs
July 2 6am
July 26 6pm
August 6 6am
August 30 6pm
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

JUST STRETCH / STRETCH EXPRESS class is all about stretching. A variety of techniques will be used to stretch the entire body, finishing with some gentle relaxation, leaving you feeling great!


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Line dancing is exactly what its name implies; people dancing in lines to music. Line dances are choreographed dances with a repeating series of steps that are performed in unison by a group of people in lines or rows. Come join the fun!


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

This is a high intensity, yet low-impact, complete body workout. Class includes cardiovascular conditioning, and strength training with weights.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

This is a Group Exercise Pilates class done on a mat with an emphasis on movement quality, posture, and breathing. Exercises are designed and sequenced to strengthen the core.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
prenatal yoga

Prenatal Yoga is for expectant parents who are in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th trimester (3 months post-natal). This a warm and welcoming environment, where we will spend time at the beginning of the class listening and being heard, if you wish to share. Classes do include Yoga Asana (poses) that are strengthening, safe, and suggested for your respective stage and experience level.
Each class offers meditation, movement, introspection, and relaxation.

Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Free weights and dynamic calisthenics for strength training and balance, cardio bursts for endurance, plus stretching for flexibility, all in a convenient group exercise format.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

This class is cardio focused on the rower with a mix of strength training off the rower. Learn proper rowing techniques. Limited spots available. All levels welcome.

 

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

This group training class will improve muscular strength and endurance. All levels welcome.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

This famous low-impact, cardiovascular exercise format, uses adjustable step platforms plus a muscular strengthening component to provide a complete workout.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

STRETCH, ENDURANCE, AND BALANCE – Level I class includes range of motion exercises incorporating gentle strengthening and balance, finishing with relaxation. Exercises are done standing or seated in a chair, utilizing various exercise props. Class does NOT include aerobics.

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

STRETCH, ENDURANCE, AND BALANCE – Level II class includes range of motion exercises, incorporating more challenging strengthening and balance exercises. Exercises are done standing or on floor mats, utilizing various exercise props. Class does NOT include aerobics.

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

STRETCH, ENDURANCE, AND BALANCE Level III  class will help you develop muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance while promoting flexibility. Have fun moving to music, stretching and using light weights. Exercises include standing floor movement and mat work.

Class DOES include aerobics.

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Set to inspirational music, an instructor leads the class through a challenging workout which includes sprints, climbs, flats, lifts, and more. This class is great for the beginner and advanced exerciser since you control your own resistance level.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

There are no extreme demands on muscles. Indeed the relaxation of muscle is a basic focus, as is learning to shift weight properly while paying attention to balance control.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

After a thorough warm up, you will learn how to work out with minimal equipment, such as med balls, battling ropes, slide boards, and resistance bands. This class covers it all: core, agility, muscle endurance, power and more. All levels welcome!


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Yoga All Levels – Open to all levels of students-beginner to advanced. Poses can be modified to accommodate all levels.The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. All movements can be modified to decrease or increase the intensity.

 


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Yoga Chair  – Focuses on basic yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and supported standing poses for
balance and bone density. The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. All movements can be modified to decrease or increase the intensity.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Yoga Gentle Restorative – Each week you will explore a different series of basic poses focusing on stretching and gentle transition through the poses. The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. All movements can be modified to decrease or increase the intensity.

 


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
yin yoga meditation
Intro to Yoga – Spend 6 weeks learning the basics. An emphasis will be placed on learning how to breathe through your practice and how to effectively use props to go deeper in your poses. Open to all levels, but recommended for anyone new to Yoga.
Friday, September 1, 2017 - Friday, September 1, 2017
ages: 13-18+
08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Yoga Iyengar – A detailed and refined approach to yoga that emphasizes muscular and skeletal alignment, and creates strength, flexibility, and balance. Deep stretching occurs through holding poses for longer periods while also building strength. The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. All movements can be modified to decrease or increase the intensity.

 


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Kundalini Yoga – An uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices, Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Yoga Level 1 – Focus on basic yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), as well as meditation. The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. All movements can be modified to decrease or increase the intensity.

 


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Yoga Level 2 – An intermediate level class that may incorporate more challenging backbends and inversions. The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. All movements can be modified to decrease or increase the intensity.

 


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Yoga Mindfulness Meditation is effective for stress reduction and pain management. Promotes inner calm, wisdom, wakefulness and joy. Generally class is conducted with participants in a seated position; however, other variations are used as well.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
yoga training

Yoga Power – A challenging sequence of asanas designed to build strength, flexibility, and balance. The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. All movements can be modified to decrease or increase the intensity.

 


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
yin yoga meditation

Yoga Vinyasa – A flowing style of yoga, linking one asana to the next. The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. All movements can be modified to decrease or increase the intensity.

 


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
yin yoga meditation
Yin Yoga and Meditation targets the connective tissues that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints, improve flexibility, cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.
Friday, September 1, 2017 - Friday, September 1, 2017
ages: 13-18+
08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance and achieve long term health benefits.


ages: 13-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register