Water Exercise Classes
The YMCA offers water exercise classes for 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. Inital assesment is free, followed by either a suggestion for which class will best suit your needs or your choice of 1, 5, or 7 paid sessions one-on-one with a water exercise instructor.
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. It is recommended to sign up for a water orientation if you plan on participating in a water fitness class held in the deep end of the pool or if you have never participated in a water exercise program. Please call Kyle at Maple 345-9622 x127 or Kat at Portage 324-9622 x420 to set up an appointment.
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.
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 cardiovascular system.
Shallow Water Exercise
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.
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.
Deep Water Exercise
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.
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.
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.
This class offers fun, shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility, and cardio endurance. A special kickboard is used to develop strength, balance, and coordination. No swimming ability is required.
An exciting and easy to follow dance based class that fuses music style and rhythms. This class can be adapted for most fitness abilities.
Adult Swim Lessons
Adult Swim lessons offered at both Maple and Portage locations.