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Adult Water Exercise Classes

The YMCA offers water exercise classes to all ages and levels. Join us in the pool!

Personal Assessment & Training Program

Receive a fitness assessment in the water, and then enter a program to meet your own goals, needs, and schedule. Call Glenda VanStratton at (269) 345-9622 x127.

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Water Fitness Orientation

This program is designed to assist individuals in choosing which water fitness class best serves their needs. You will be introduced to equipment used in our various classes along with the actual exercises used during class time. You must sign up for a water orientation if you plan on participating in a water fitness class held in the large pool. Please call Glenda @ 345-9622 ext. 127 to set up an appointment.

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Triathlon Swim

This program helps you prepare for the big race! Designed for the intermediate level swimmer to improve their skill while preparing for an open water swim. Freestyle stroke is emphasized. Prerequisite: minimum 300 yard free style swim required.

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Hydro Fusion Deep Water

This water exercise class is designed to increase your muscular strength and tone, while improving your balance, coordination, flexibility and cardiorespiratory system. Participants must be comfortable in all depths of the pool; classes use both shallow and deep ends.

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Low Impact Water Exercise

This lower intensity water exercise class will improve your flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, along with your balance, coordination, core stability, and cardio-vascular system.

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Water Walking/Jogging

Designed to improve your cardiovascular fitness while offering strengthening, toning, increased flexibility and endurance. Vary your walking/jogging exercise by adding water to your routine.

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Water Fitness For Health

This water aerobic class is designed to improve your cardiovascular system while building strength and flexibility, but avoiding wear and tear on your joints. No previous swimming instruction required.

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Aqua Boot Camp

This "land and water" class combines weight resistance and training in and out of the pool; 30 minutes land, 45 minutes water. *Water orientation required prior to start of class.

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Family Swim

Friday Night is family night at the Y for our members. Bring your family on Fridays beginning at 6:30pm and enjoy time together during Family Swim and Family Gym. There'll be occasional special activities for families as well. Contact the Y for more information. Additional family swim times are available during the week.



Pre & Post-Natal Aqua Fit

This class is for expectant and/or new mothers. Enjoy the weightless feeling water provides while getting a workout for toning and light cardio. Physician's written approval is required in advance.

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Hydro Fit Deep Water

This is a high intensity water exercise class designed to increase your muscular strength and tone, and improve your cardiovascular system. Hydro-Fit equipment is provided, though you may bring/purchase your own.

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Arthritis Aquatics

This class is designed to help with increased flexibility, mobility, range of motion, muscular strength and endurance, along with trunk stabilization and balance. Exercises have been approved by physicians and physical therapists.

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Arthritis Aquatics Deep Water

This class is designed to help with increased flexibility, mobility, range of motion, muscular strength and endurance, along with trunk stabilization and balance. Exercises have been approved by physicians and physical therapists. Participants must be comfortable in all depths of the pool; classes use both shallow and deep ends.

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SilverSneakers® Splash

This class offers fun, shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility, and cardio endurance. A special kick board is used to develop strength, balance and coordination. No swimming ability is required.

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Aqua Zumba®

An exciting and easy to follow dance based class that fuses music style and rhythms. This class will be held in the shallow end of the large pool at Maple.

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