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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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ACTIVE OLDER ADULT ACTIVE OLDER ADULT
Low Impact Workout
This high intensity yet low-impact complete body workout includes cardiovascular conditioning and strength training with weights.
Stretch, Endurance and Balance — Level I
Range of motion exercises incorporate gentle strengthening and balance. Exercises are done standing or seated in a chair and utilizes various exercise props.
Stretch, Endurance and Balance — Level II
Incorporating more challenging range of motion exercises than Level I, this class is done standing or on floor mats, utilizing various exercise props.
Stretch, Endurance and Balance — Level III
Develop muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance while promoting flexibility with these exercises that include standing floor movement and mat work.
Set to inspirational music, an instructor leads the class through a challenging workout that includes sprints, climbs, flats, lifts, and more. This is a great class for the moderate and advanced exerciser who is pressed for time.
Intro to Spin
Learn the most inportant 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.
The abdomen, trunk, spine and neck are used in this dance class, working with the body instead of against it. Cardiovascular is combined with aerobic workout while improving posture, toning muscle and reducing stress. You’ll have to try it to see for yourself.
Exactly as the name implies, dances are choreographed with a repeating series of steps performed in unison and in line by the group. This class is as much about the fun as it is about the exercise.
Combining motivating, high-energy music with unique moves and combinations allows Zumba participants to dance and have fun while achieving long-term health benefits.
MIND & BODY: YOGA MIND & BODY: YOGA
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.Free with Membership.
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.
Yoga Level I
Focus on basic yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), as well as meditation.
Yoga Level II
An intermediate level class that may incorporate more challenging backbends and inversions.
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.
Intro to Yoga Classes
Spend six 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.
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.
Butt and Gut
Aimed at improving the lower body and core, this butt-kicking, gut-wrenching class is specifically designed to target the lower body and abdominals. This class is suitable for all levels.
An intense class combining multiple traditional kickboxing moves develops strength, power and cardiovascular fitness.
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 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.
Fit to Fight
Old School boxing drills and New School MMA are combined with conditioning, cross-training and instruction on proper striking techniques. This noncontact class infuses Muay Thai, Boxing and MMA. This class is limited to 15 participants and is suitable for all levels.
Heavy Bag Boxing
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.
Just Stretch/Stretch Express
Using a variety of techniques, the entire body benefits from the stretching routines which are topped off with some gentle relaxation exercises.
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.
Cardio focused on the rower with a mix of strength training off the rower defines this invigorating class. Proper rowing techniques are a major topic. Suitable for all levels. Limited spots available.
Improving muscular strength and endurance are the key focus. Usage of props such as weights and resistance bands help achieve the best results. All levels are welcome.
Step & Sculpt
Low-impact cardiovascular exercise format using adjustable step platforms is paired with a muscular strengthening component to provide a complete workout.
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.
WATER EXERCISE WATER EXERCISE
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.