Currently offering limited indoor group exercise classes, an on-demand exercise library, and virtual live-stream classes to our members. Register in MotionVibe.
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. Free with Membership. A Virtual Only monthly membership is also available.
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Low Impact Workout
A combination of low-impact aerobic movements and resistance training for an overall body workout.
Strength, Balance, & Endurance
Includes a range of motion exercises, incorporating more challenging strengthening and balance movements. Exercises are done standing or seated.
A progressive, internal Chinese martial art involving a series of graceful movements performed in a slow and focused manner, and accompanied by deep breathing. This ancient form builds stamina, body and mind control, and a deep sense of peace. Exercises require standing movements and some balance.
Taste of Tai Chi
A modified version of our existing Tai Chi class, Taste of Tai Chi explores the ancient form in an inclusive and adaptable method. Located via elevator access in the 2nd Stretching Room. Exercises can be done standing or partially seated.
A specialized Zumba format with easier-to-follow choreography, Zumba Gold explores an increased focus on balance, range of motion, and coordination. High energy and motivating music combined with fun dance steps allow participants to achieve long-term health benefits.
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.
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 are explored, focusing on stretching and gentle transition through the poses.
With an emphasis on precise alignment, quality movements, and the unification of body and mind, the Iyengar style combines both energizing and relaxing poses. Build strength, mobility, and muscular endurance.
Stretching helps to strengthen muscles, their inner fibers, and the connections of the cartilage, ligaments, and tendons that hold joints together.
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.
Participants will use traditional yoga poses, held for longer periods of time to emphasize alignment, strength, and flexibility. Students are then guided into a free-flowing shadow practice that uses rhythmic breathing and graceful movements to restore physical, energetic, and emotional balance.
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.
Warrior Sculpt Yoga
Athletic power flow style yoga class where students have the option to use light hand weights to add resistance. It builds strength and stamina. Modifications are offered so you can practice at your own level.
Yin Yoga and Meditation
A slow-paced evening practice that targets deep connective tissues with a series of gentle stretches and restorative postures to balance the body and mind. After moving through a Yin practice, students will be offered a guided meditation in a friendly and inclusive environment.
Participants perform a variety of dynamic movements to develop functional strength and cardiovascular fitness. Have fun while working through sports movements.
Athletic Conditioning Intensive
Includes the same dynamic movements and functional strength development but in a more demanding format. This intensive requires coordination, higher impact movements, and more intense cardiovascular challenges. This class is for intermediate to advanced exercisers.
Back to Abs
For a healthy back and a flat abdomen, strengthen and stretch the key postural muscles of the midsection, back, and legs.
Focuses on repetitive movement of the muscles: abs, legs, and upper body.
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.
Butts & Guts
Focuses on toning every aspect of the core and lower body. In addition to working the front of your abdominal muscles, you will also target your obliques and back. This will improve posture, assist in your spine’s alignment and strength, and help with reducing lower back pain.
Core & 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
An energetic combination of cardio and full-body weight training set to a motivating playlist. Steps, body barbells, pilates, and resistance bands are incorporated throughout.
An energetic, full-body cardio and strength workout that incorporates interval training, bodyweight exercises, and plyometric moves.
Step & Sculpt
Teaches you basic combinations at an intermediate level for a safe and effective cardiovascular workout. This class also combines toning and resistance training for intermediate and advanced fitness levels.
A shallow water medium intensity workout, using water and equipment for resistance, toning muscles, and increasing endurance and flexibility.
Aqua Fit Hi
Shallow water, high-intensity workout using water and equipment for resistance, toning muscles, increasing endurance and flexibility. A challenging workout for all ages!
Aqua Fit Low-Intensity
Shallow water low-intensity workout, using water and equipment for resistance, toning muscles, and increasing endurance and flexibility.
Aqua Fit Move It To Music
A low-impact class with music but with a medium and high intensity full body workout focused on strength, toning, and balance. We use water and equipment for resistance, toning muscles, and increasing endurance and flexibility.
Deep Water Exercise
This class combines cardio, muscle toning, strength building and coordination. Have lots of fun while getting a great workout!