Monthly Book Club – Last Monday of the month 9:30am Each month the group is given a book to discuss.
Pickle Ball – Mondays 11am-12:15pm This popular game is a mix of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Open play is in the gym. Paddles and instruction are provided.
YMCA Senior Center – Mon-Fri 8am-1pm The Senior Center provides a place for seniors to chat with friends after class, attend lectures and join clubs.
Brain Teasers/Chat and Share Wednesdays 9:30-10am Come join us to share in conversation and socialize with others or keep your brain fit by engaging in various brain teasers.
Rummikub, Scrabble and Board Games – Fridays 9:30-11am Learn and play fast-moving games with numbers and tiles to exercise your brain while meeting new people or seeing regulars.
Bridge Game – Fridays 10:30-11:30am
Knit and Crochet Dates TBD
ADDITIONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS LECTURES AND SCREENINGS
Different lectures, health screenings, workshops and activities will be held during the Summer. Dates and times will be provided at the beginning of each month. Pick up a monthly calendar at the front desk or view online.
If you have any comments or questions please contact:
Active Older Adult Coordinator
973-744-3400 Ext. 181
This class incorporates traditional African Caribbean dance moves with modern day music. Connect your mind and body to the rhythms of the beat.
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.
ANTIGRAVITY DECOMPRESSION RELAX, RESTORE, DECOMPRESS YOUR SPINE
Stretch and meditate in a silky hammock with the assistance and guidance of a certified Antigravity specialist.
Single 20-minute session $20
3 sessions $54
5 sessions $85
Strengthening and stretching for the key postural muscles of the midsection, back, and legs, for a healthy back, and a flat abdomen.
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!
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.
Do you want to meet other bridge players? This is an informal group for those who have played or have some experience.
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.
This intense class combines traditional kickboxing moves to develop strength, power, and cardiovascular fitness.
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.
DEP – Diabetes Exercise Program is an exercise and also an educational program for people with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes with proven results of lowering participants A1C levels, and getting blood sugar back on track. The program meets twice a week in a small group setting.
WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM THE PROGRAM:
• Pre and post-exercise glucose checks each class
• Pre and post-program A1C checks with proven decrease every session
• Individualized member orientation, fitness testing, and 12 week cardio and resistance training exercise program from a Certified Diabetes Exercise Specialist
• FREE 12 week membership for the participant (for first time participants only)
**Please note that medical clearance and advance paperwork is required (see below).
DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM helps adults at high risk of developing type-2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over a 12-month period.
• Small group, supportive environment
• Learn about healthier eating & increasing physical activity to reduce risk
• Classroom based—can be offered in any community setting
• 1 year program—16 weekly sessions, 3 Bi-weekly sessions, and 5 monthly sessions
• Reduce body weight by 7%
• Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week
Contact: Lisy Espindola
Health and Wellness Director
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)
FUNCTIONAL TRAINING STUDIO (FTS)
This state-of-the-art Functional Training Studio focuses on movement patterns rather than isolating individual muscles. The new FTS offers specialized classes geared toward reaching peak performance potential. Open Studio allows time for our Nationally Certified Personal Trainers to coach Members on proper form and technique.
The FTS equipment includes
• Power Rack
• Bumper Plates
• Weighted Sled
• Battling Ropes
• Slam Balls
• Self-powered Assault Air Runner
• Assault Air Bike
Nothing in the Studio plugs in; the power is yours.
OLYMPIC LIFTS Improving weightlifting strength starts with perfecting technique. Once the technique is mastered, Snatch or Clean and Jerk, facilitates moving on to more strength work through pulls, squats and presses.
RAW POWER Increasing weights and repetitions impacts the body differently when using proper technique. Inner strength and power maximizes the results.ULTIMATE STRENGTH Instructed by a competitive body builder, Ultimate Strength covers proper form, reps, sets and exercises.
ANIMAL FLOW An innovative fitness program combining quadrupedal and ground-based movement with elements from various bodyweight training disciplines creates a fun challenging workout emphasizing fluid, multi-planar movement.
TRX The TRX Suspension Trainer combines movements with kettlebells to create dynamic and powerful exercises that enhance not only athletic performance, but daily activities as well. Focusing on proper technique, these exercises are geared for the way people move and perform, providing endless progression that can be adapted for any fitness level.
TOTAL BEAST Using different forms of exercise, crosstraining techniques improve overall performance by working all the body’s muscles. When mixed with grappling, MMA and pad work, the results are startling.
KETTLE ROW FUSION A hybrid training system combining concept 2 rowers and the versatility of kettlebells will build strength, cardio and explosive power, taking conditioning to unlimited heights.
OPEN STUDIO Get in a personal workout during extra time in the Studio. Work on Trainer assigned homework from a specific Skill Session or Specialty class, or get personal workout time to develop a new skill. A Nationally Certified Trainer is on-site and accessible during Open Studio to offer guidance and ensure safety and use of proper technique.
Register for Functional Training Studio classes at ftsmymca.as.me
To schedule a free demo class, call:
Health and Wellness Director
A full boxing circuit with heavy bags, mitt work, and conditioning exercises. Gloves limited; advisable to bring your own gloves.
ONE-ON-ONE FITNESS ORIENTATION Free with Family Membership
New Members can get a tour of the Circuit Room guided by a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer. The tour provides a general description of the equipment and uses for the machines along with an explanation of how they work and the benefits that can be achieved. A Jumpstart will ease any tension a Member new to the facility may feel.
One hour with a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer provides a detailed overview of the equipment in all three workout rooms: Circuit, Cardio and Weight. After an intake discussion about personal needs, goals and any medical issues, the Trainer will provide a walk through, explaining what equipment would be most beneficial. The Member will have the opportunity to try out the machines with the Trainer on-hand to offer guidance on technique and expectations.
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!
Knit, crochet and chat together with other members while you enjoy and learn a new skill. Instructor brings yarn.
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!
PARTNERS IN HEALING THE WHOLE PERSON
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. We offer a welcoming community where survivors can improve strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life.
WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM THE PROGRAM
• FREE 12-week Y membership for the participant and immediate caregiver (for first time participants only)
• 12-week program meeting twice per week
• Small group, supportive environment (approx 10 participants)
• Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises
This is a high intensity, yet low-impact, complete body workout. Class includes cardiovascular conditioning, and strength training with weights.
Monthly Book Club
Last Monday of the month 9:30am
Each month the group is given a different book to discuss.
MOVE WITH PARKINSON’S
Using dance and music to create a supportive and safe environment for people with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s to dance, move and feel free to express themselves using their bodies.
DAY EVERY TUESDAY
ONE-ON-ONE STRETCHING Stretching has huge benefits for our overall health, but with assisted one-on-one stretching you can achieve even better results. Not only will the trained practitioner be able to help you get deeper into your stretch, but most importantly they will know the proper form to stretch, to help you prevent unnecessary injuries and increasing the results.
Benefits of assisted stretching include:
We also offer individual stretching sessions for children (athletes and non-athletes) 10 and older. How do children and teenagers benefit from stretching? It improves sports performance and helps alleviate soreness.
(three 45min. sessions) for $99
(available for purchase 1 x only)
1 session $50 (45min. session)
10 sessions $450 (save $50)
YOUTH RATES 45 min session
1 session $45 per session
10 sessions $400 (save $50)
ONE STEP AT THE YMCA assists people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by helping to alleviate the symptoms of this illness and delay its effects. We offer a welcoming community where people with MS can improve strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of their symptoms, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life.
WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM THE PROGRAM:
• Small group, supportive environment
• 12-week program meeting twice per week
• Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training,
balance, and flexibility exercises
• FREE 12-week YMCA membership for the participant (for first time participants only)
One Step is supported by a generous grant from The Provident Bank Foundation
PERSONAL TRAINING Our nationally certified personal trainers can help you get motivated to train safely and effectively with results! Intake interview precedes your first session. Please call to schedule an appointment. Special discount pricing for seniors. See a Membership Sales Representative for more info.
Single PT session $75
1 hour personal training session with a nationally certified personal trainer.
The Start-up Pack $210 (save $15)
Three (3) personal training sessions with a nationally certified fitness trainer. Includes: Before and after body composition.
The Conditioning Pack $350 (save $25)
Five (5) personal training sessions with a nationally certified trainer. Includes: Before and after body composition.
The Training Pack $600 (save $150)
Ten (10) personal training sessions with a nationally certified personal trainer. Includes: Before and after body composition.
The Endurance Pack $1100 (save $400)
Twenty (20) personal training sessions with a nationally certified fitness professional. Includes: Before and after body composition.
With the purchase of PT, you are eligible to purchase a 10 pack for the FTS for $100 — a $25 savings!
GROUP TRAINING Train together and save! We all could use a little bit of support sometimes. Finding it harder to get the motivation you need to get through your workouts? You need a Buddy! Let us help pair you with your new workout Buddy. Just submit your goals, fitness level and times of availability and the Health & Wellness Dept will pair you with your new workout partner.
2 members $40 each p/hr
3 members $38 each p/hr
4 members $35 each p/hr
5 members $30 each p/hr
Not sure whether you want to commit to a Personal Trainer? New Personal Training clients can try Personal Training with the new Tri-Pack. This package offers three 30 minute Personal Training sessions to be used within 3 months. Reasons to train with a Personal Trainer: motivation, safety (learn correct form) and reduce injury.
THE FIT PACK $350 (save $25)
Three personal training sessions with a nationally certified personal trainer and two (2) 45 minute sessions with a registered dietitian. Includes: Before and after body composition.
NUTRITIONAL CONSULTATION $75
One hour session our registered dietitian. Session may include diet analysis, discussion of eating habits, behavior modification strategies, and basic menu planning.
All payments are made at the Welcome Center. Outside personal trainers are not permitted. Members using personal trainers other than YMCA of Montclair personal training staff may have their membership privileges revoked.
PERSONAL TRAINING TRI-PACK: Not sure whether you want to commit to a Personal Trainer? New Personal Training clients can try Personal Training with the Tri-Pack. This package offers three 30 minute Personal Training sessions to be used within 3 months. Reasons to train with a Personal Trainer: motivation, safety (learn correct form) and reduce injury risk.
Call the Health and Wellness Department for an appointment or email wellness @ montclairymca.org.
*Available once to all clients who are new to our personal training program.
Pickleball is an excellent sport and a fun way to stay active. Two to four players use solid paddles made of wood to hit a ball similar to a wiffle ball over a net, on a playing field the approximate size of a badminton court. The net height and game rules are similar to tennis.
Free – Membership Required
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.
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.
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.
This famous low-impact, cardiovascular exercise format, uses adjustable step platforms plus a muscular strengthening component to provide a complete workout.
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.
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.
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.
An advanced physical and mental challenge, this 25-station circuit is done with 30- and 60-second intervals at each station. Upon completion of all stations, participants rest for 2 minutes and
then attack the circuit again for round 2.
Date Sep, 8, Oct, 6, Nov 3, Dec 1
Free with Membership
Community Rate $20
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.
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.
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!
The Vertimax is a state-of-the-art machine that provides cutting edge training to athletes and fitness enthusiast. Training with this machine will instantly help improve agility, speed, strength, explosiveness and overall performance.
• One-hour training $80 (10 sessions for $700, 70 each save $100)
• One-hour training (young adult 17 and under) $75 (10 sessions for $650, 65 each save $100)
• One-hour training (youth 12 and under) $50 • Small group Vertimax training 2 ppl, take 5% off, 3 or 4 ppl take 10% off
Adults can be kids again. Take a walking tour & see the kids’ activities at the Camp at the Lake. Bring a picnic lunch. Make your own arrangements to carpool.
Tuesday, July 23 at 11:30am. Meet at the lake.
The Senior Center provides a place for seniors to chat with friends, attend lectures and join clubs.
Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
YOGA & PILATES PRIVATE TRAINING SESSIONS – Relax, refresh, and renew. Private instruction is the best (and most convenient) way to work on specific aspects of your yoga or pilates practice. Work on your alignment, improving your posture, strength, balance and coordination. Nothing compares to learning in a private space with the undivided attention of an instructor. Sign up today and watch your practice transform.
1 session $80
3 pack $230
5 pack $375
10 pack $720
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.