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The YMCA of Montclair offers a wide variety of Group Exercise Classes that span all levels—from first-timers to advanced. If you are unsure of what class you want or what level would suit you, please speak to one of our Nationally Certified Personal Trainers.
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Low Impact Workout
This high intensity yet low-impact complete body workout includes cardiovascular conditioning and strength training with weights.
Stretch, Endurance, and Balance
Range of motion, strength, and cardiovascular exercises incorporates gentle strengthening and balance. Exercises are done standing, on floor mats, or seated in a chair utilizing various exercise props.
Intro to Spin
Learn the most important things about spin. Set to inspirational music, an instructor leads the class through a well-designed workout that includes sprints, climbs, flats, lifts, and more. This is a great class for the beginner but more advanced exercisers are also welcomed.
Studio Cycling Classes
Set to inspirational music, an instructor leads the class through a challenging workout that includes sprints, climbs, flats, lifts, and more. This class is great for the beginner and the advanced exerciser since you control your own resistance level.
Connect your mind and body to the rhythm of the beat using traditional African-Caribbean dance moves with modern-day music.
Afro-fit is an African Dance Revolution
Featuring Afrobeats, soca, dancehall, kompa, and Afro-Latin dance cultures, Afro-fit marries fitness with dance to provide a full-body workout. Be prepared to move and sweat for a fun and energetic 60-minute workout.
Combining motivating, high-energy music with unique moves and combinations allows Zumba participants to dance and have fun while achieving long-term health benefits.
Yoga All Levels
Open to all levels of students — beginner to advanced. Poses can be modified to accommodate all levels.
Basic yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and supported standing poses for balance and bone density are the focal points of Chair Yoga. Suitable for all levels and ages.
Each week a different series of basic poses is explored, focusing on stretching and gentle transition through the poses.
A detailed and refined approach to yoga, the emphasis of Iyengar is on muscular and skeletal alignment creating strength, flexibility, and balance. Deep stretching occurs by holding poses for longer periods while building strength.
A challenging sequence of asanas designed to build strength, flexibility, and balance. More dynamic than traditional yoga—while still focusing on breathing or pranayama, and ending with Savasana—the speed of power yoga offers a more vigorous exercise.
Increased flexibility, mental focus, and cardiovascular conditioning are some of the many benefits of Vinyasa. A choreographed, flowing style of yoga, Vinyasa links one asana to the next using a repetitive series of poses.
Meditation is effective for pain management and stress reduction by promoting inner calm, wisdom, wakefulness, and joy. Class is generally conducted with participants in a seated position; however, other variations are used as well.
Yin Yoga and Meditation
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues that are not normally exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints, improve flexibility, cultivate awareness of inner silence, and bring to light a universal, interconnecting quality.
Back to Abs
For a healthy back and a flat abdomen, strengthen and stretch the key postural muscles of the midsection, back, and legs.
A classic combination of intense cardiovascular work combined with muscular strength conditioning challenges you with calisthenics, plyometrics, and core conditioning. Boot Camp participants should be prepared to sweat. This class is suitable for all levels.
A form of easy to follow conditioning that combines resistance training and high-intensity aerobics. Time between exercises is short, often with rapid movement to the next exercise. This class is limited to 15 participants.
Core and More
With a primary focus on core training, this advanced version of Back to Abs is a combination of intense cardiovascular work mixed with muscular strength conditioning for the total body.
Designed and sequenced to strengthen the core, this group exercise class emphasizes movement quality, posture, and breathing.
Pump It Up!
It’s all here: free weights and dynamic calisthenics for strength training and balance; cardio bursts for endurance; stretching for flexibility. The convenient group exercise format adds the fun.
Develop balance, mental focus, strength, flexibility, and calmness using a series of precise flowing movements that place no extreme demands on the muscles.
Total Body Conditioning
After a thorough warm-up, the class works out with minimal equipment such as med balls, battling ropes, slide boards, and resistance bands. It’s all covered: core, agility, muscle endurance, power, and more. This class is suitable for all levels.
Taught in the shallow end of the large pool, Aqua Step classes utilize step benches to provide a safe and fun workout for all fitness levels. Swimming proficiency is not mandatory but a general level of comfort in the pool is required.
A level up from Aqua Step this more vigorous cardiovascular program 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.
A moderately intense cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility workout, Aquacise provides a fun and safe routine with minimal impact on the knees and other joints. This workout is good for anyone with injuries or joint problems, or anyone who loves the water. Swimming proficiency is not mandatory but a general level of comfort in the pool is required. If you are new to class, please see the instructor before class begins so any concerns can be addressed. Come ready to make a splash and have a blast.