YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo

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Strength, Cardio & Core Training Adult Classes

The YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo offers a variety of ways to encourage personal fitness for every member of the family.

Active Together

Active Together gives you all the fitness training you need - cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility - all in just one hour. Get stronger, fitter, and healthier with inspiring music, dumbbells, weight plates, body weight, and simple athletic movements.
For a fact sheet about this class, click ACTIVE TOGETHER.

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Barre Above®

Barre is a fusion of yoga, Pilates, strength training, and ballet. Barre classes incorporate specific sequencing patterns and isometric movements that target specific muscle groups. This pattern of exercise helps to improve strength, balance, flexibility and posture.

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Body Blast

Increase your strength, add muscle definition, and challenge your cardiovascular system with this high-repetition, weight/resistance training class that uses barbells and interchangeable weight plates. The class is adaptable to all fitness levels.

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A fun, multi-level intensity class where members move in the direction of letters, numbers, and symbols - all to pop hits! There's no choreography to learn, no twisting or turning, and the class is hearing impaired friendly.

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Our Pilates Fusion classes combine Pilates, Yoga and Tai Chi. We focus on core, strength, flexibility, balance, and mindfulness. All exercises can be modified so you can work at your own level.

Group Cycling

Group cycling is an awesome workout on a stationary bike - it is designed to simulate a road bike experience. Stimulating music and coaching are included for motivation. Whether you're an experienced cyclist or a beginning rider, this is a great class to get you in shape and/or maintain your cardiorespiratory endurance.

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A class for those who like to move and dance on the floor - no step. The instructor demonstrates low- and high-impact options so all fitness levels can participate. Abdominal work and stretching included.

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A revolutionary cardio-based total body conditioning program based on the principles of MAX Interval Training. By using MAX Interval Training, INSANITY will push you to new training heights, resulting in more calories burned, faster results, and a more efficient metabolism.

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You'll learn basic kettlebell exercises (swings) along with additional compound exercises (squats, lunges, presses) for a total-body workout. Your cardiorespiratory and muscle strength will improve along with core strength and joint stability. Participants should have a basic understanding of resistance training exercises. An introductory session is preferred before taking this class. (This is not a traditional kettlebell class.)

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Power Up!

Lift your own body and get stronger! Traditional bodyweight exercises will increase your muscle strength and endurance. Let's see what you can do!

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Step Nice-N-Easy

This basic Step class is an overall workout designed to increase cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength. Core strengthening exercises are included.

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Step & Strength and Step Interval

These low-impact step classes are designed to burn fat, strengthen muscles, and improve your cardiovascular endurance, with or without using an adjustable step.

Step/Strength Interval. Cardio and resistance training alternate every 5-7 minutes to give you an awesome workout. Core work also included.

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(this follows the Step class on Mon/Wed mornings)
Develop strength and stability using a variety of resistance tools that will work all your major muscle groups. Equipment may include weights, bands, balls and more to help you achieve your goals. Great for any fitness level.

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Strength in Motion

Maximize your muscle strength through functionally challenging movements and exercises. You'll incorporate plyometric and agility training with strength and corework - you'll become strong, fast! An intermediate level of fitness is suggested.

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Moving For Better Balance®

This 12-week program teaches participants balance skills and proper body alignment by using coordinated and flowing movements. The course is designed for older adults who can walk easily with or without assistive devices. We'll help you develop greater flexibility and more confidence.

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  • Peak Fit Boot Camp

    Peak Fit Boot Camp is a challenging workout with specific exercises lasting 10 - 30 seconds each, taking participants to a high anaerobic level, followed by a brief recovery period. High intensity class.

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    Whether you are a beginner or an advanced participant, Pilates helps you strengthen every part of your body. This popular form of exercise focuses on stabilization, concentration, control, flow, breath and precision. Our Pilates mat classes review the following movement techniques: neutral spine, core engagement, C-curve, spinal articulation and more. All exercises can be modified so you can work at your own level.

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    Self Defense for Women

    Women need to be prepared to physically defend themselves in potentially dangerous situations. This class increases situational self-awareness and teaches defensive techniques. Self-esteem increases by learning these techniques.

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    TRX Suspension Training

    TRX is a workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance. Suspension training develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

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    Perfect for everybody and every body! We take the "work" out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.

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