The YMCA of York County offers a variety of group exercise classes for all ages and skill levels. From low-impact exercise and chair-based classes, to high energy indoor cycle or BODYPUMP, you will find a class that is fun, supportive and keeps you moving.
Group fitness classes are available at no cost to Y members. Guests of the Y can participate by either paying the monthly class program fee or by using a Group Exercise Punch Card.

Active Older Adults Aerobics

Active Older Adults

45 minutes of heart pumping continuous movement designed with lower impact moves.

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Arthritis Aquatics

Aqua Exercise

This class consists of water walking and slow, gentle movements specially designed for arthritis, working on range of motion and muscle strengthening.

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Body In Motion

Cardio and Strength Training

Burn calories, increase stamina with this low-impact, multi-muscle workout! Have fun “walking” while you tone. This program is easy on the joints and no experience needed. All fitness levels are welcomed.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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Body Mind Medley

Cardio and Strength Training

Mix up your Saturday workout!  Each weekend will host different exercise programs such as Body Shred™, Kettlebells & BOSU, BODYFLOW®, POUND and Zumba!  Check the branch Group Exercise Schedule for details.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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BODYCOMBAT®

Cardio Exercise

BODYCOMBAT® is a challenging interval mix of martial arts, boxing and core strength training, unleashing strength you never knew you had!  Offered at the Southern Branch.

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BODYFLOW®

Spirit, Mind and Body

BODYFLOW® is a Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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BODYPUMP®

Strength Training

BODYPUMP®, the world’s most popular barbell class, builds strength, tones the body and pushes you to the limit.  Offered at Dover and York branches.

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BOOM™ MIND

Spirit, Mind and Body

Mind is a 30 minute yoga and pilates fusion class.  Improve core muscles, lower body strength and balance while relaxing the mind and body.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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BOOM™ MOVE IT

Cardio Exercise

MOVE IT, a 30 minute dance workout class, is all about breaking a sweat and having fun. Develop cardio endurance by starting with simple dance moves and building into more complex sequences.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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BOOM™ MUSCLE

Strength Training

Muscle, a 30 minute class, incorporates athletic-based exercises that improve upper body conditioning. The class format includes several “blocks,” which are groups of exercises that focus on different muscle groups.  Offered at Dover, Easter, Southern and York branches.

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BORN TO MOVE™

Ages 8 - 12

Les Mills BORN TO MOVE™ is a fun fitness program created by and for young people.  It uses music, movement and the power of group fitness to boost kids’ energy, increase skill level and generally make youth feel awesome. The music and choreography change regularly, keeping the program fresh and fun.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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Butts & Guts

Strength Training

This class is 75 minutes of all you got!   Using a step, weights, bands and/ or balls; targeting those butts and guts.   

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Cardio Barre

Cardio Exercise

As long as you can hold a ballet barre, you can do this class. No dance experience required!

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Cardio Interval

Cardio Exercise

Complete multiple sweat inspiring intervals in this 30 minute class and improve cardio strength and endurance.  Offered at the Eastern Branch.

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CORE DE FORCE

Cardio Exercise

Core De force is a 30 minute martial arts inspired workout routine that combines elements of boxing, kickboxing, muay Thai and body weight moves. The workout is structured for 3 minute rounds of high intensity fat burning! Offered at the Eastern Branch

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Deep Water Workout

Aqua Exercise

This class provides an overall workout using all muscle groups. Class includes stretching, muscle toning, and a cardiovascular workout done in the deep water with the use of provided water fitness equipment.

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Enhance®Fitness

Active Older Adults

This evidence-based low-impact aerobic and strength group exercise program helps older adults of all fitness levels become more active, energized and empowered to sustain independent lives.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

 

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Group Cycle

Cardio Exercise

This is a high-intensity, low-impact, 45-minute workout. Participants must bring water and towel. You may reserve a bike up to 2 days in advance by contacting the branch. Offered at the York Branch.

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Hi/Lo Cardio

This 45 minute cardio program mixes high and low intensity exercises to increase your endurance and fitness level.  The class format changes each week to offer variety.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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HoopnoticaFit

Cardio Exercise

360 degrees of hoop dancing fun! Each rotation of the hula- hoop like dance hoop will encircle you in a vortex of FUN, super- charging your inner- energy!

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Indoor Cycle for the Outdoor Cyclist

Cardio Exercise

This high intensity 45-minute class is geared for the outside rider and features long intervals and short recovery periods. Participants must have a heart rate monitor, water and towel. Offered only December – March at the York Branch.

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Insanity

Cardio Exercise

This 30 minute interval training class will push you past your limits with athletic/plyometric drills mixed with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training.  Offered at the Eastern Branch.

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Intro to Active Older Adult

This beginning Active Older Adult Class teaches the basics of fitness without being too difficult.

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Intro to Martial Arts

Spirit, Mind and Body

Gain a basic understanding of the function of stance, distance, timing, body movement, footwork, angles, kata, partner drills and applications, breathing and posture in this 6 week introductory course.  Offered at the Dover Branch YMCA.

 

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Learn to Run 5K

Running Program

Prepare for 5K races or running for fitness during this 8-week program. Participants learn basic running and stretching skills require to complete a 5K.  Offered at the York and Dover Branches.  Learn more.

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Learn to Run Distance

Running Program

Prepare to run a half marathon by training with running coaches.  A mileage schedule is provided.  Group runs that increase in mileage take place every Saturday. This program begins in March and ends the week of the York Half Marathon, May 20, 2018. Offered at the York branch.  Learn more.

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Line Dancing

This fun class is led by a qualified dance instructor who provides choreography to contemporary music.

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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Disease Prevention and Management

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week evidence-based program that supports adult cancer survivors in regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual strength. Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches as well as in the Hanover YMCA locations.  Learn more.

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Muscle Pump

Strength Training

Increase muscular strength and endurance during this 60-minute class. All major muscle groups are strengthened by using a variety of resistance tools including barbells, dumbbells and body weight. Offered at the Dover branch.

 

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Noodle Workout

Aqua Exercise

This class uses a pool noodle to provide added resistance for unique and effective strengthening and toning for the upper and lower body. This class improves core strength, balance, range of motion and muscle strengthening.

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Pilates

Spirit, Mind and Body

This class provides a safe, non-impact workout that builds core strength to stabilize the spine and protect the back. A yoga/pilates mat is provided. Offered at Dover and Southern branches.

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POUND®

Cardio Exercise

Channel your inner rock star with this full-body cardio jam session, inspired by drumming. Using Ripstix, lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, torch calories and tone while rocking out to your favorite music.  Offered at the Dover and York Branches.  Learn more.

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Power Pilates

Strength Training

Power Pilates takes mat Pilates moves to the next level with a focus on upper and lower body strength, core and balance. It’s an intense and energizing full body workout!

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Power Pump

Strength Training

Increase muscular strength and endurance through the use of bars and rubber plates.

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R.I.P.P.E.D.

Cardio Exercise

Resistance. Interval. Power. Plyometrics. Endurance. Diet. This class offers high cardio, weight training and Mixed Martial Arts, forming a non-plateau, high intensity workout.  Offered at Dover and York branches.

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Seated Tai Chi

Active Older Adults

Learn the upper body sequence of the Tai Chi forms to make it easier to learn the standing movements. No Tai Chi experience required, but this gentler form of Tai Chi includes breathing and loosening exercises. Some standing balance at the end of class helps build leg strength and stamina.

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Senior Swim & Exercise

For 50 years & up, this class is combined with water walking, exercise, and a cool down in a warm pool with depth of 4 1/2 feet.

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SilverSneakers® Circuit

Active Older Adults

Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Handheld weights, elastic tubing, and a ball are alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography.  Offered at Southern Branch.

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SilverSneakers® Classic

Active Older Adults

Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength and range of movement for daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles and balls are offered for resistance, and the chair is used for seated and/or standing support.  Offered at Dover, York and Southern branches.

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SilverSneakers® Yoga

Spirit, Mind and Body

This chair-based class includes a series of seated and standing yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement followed by restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation. Offered at the Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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Speed and Agility Training for Teens

Ages 11 - 19

Improve performance, speed and overall conditioning in this 8 class program. Proper technique is emphasized for safety and effectiveness.  Ages 11-19. Offered at the York Branch.

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Stability Ball Cardio Interval

Cardio Exercise

Designed to improve cardio vascular conditioning as well as incorporating a total body workout.

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Stability Ball Core Work

Strength Training

Designed to improve core strength, balance and coordination through use of a stability ball. Class may incorporate weights for a total body workout.

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Step

Cardio Exercise

This class is an hour long heart pumping cardio class utilizing a step to great music.

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Step Interval

Cardio and Strength Training

This class includes high and low cardio, strength and conditioning exercises on a step bench.  Offered at the Dover branch.

 

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Strength, Balance and Flexibility

Strength Training

Increase strength and improve balance and flexibility in this 30 minute program.  Body weight and resistance tools are used to challenge your strength and endurance.  Offered at the Eastern Branch.

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Tabata

Cardio Exercise

This 45 minute class consists of high intensity interval training. Build endurance and burn loads of calories. All skill levels welcomed.  Offered at Dover branch.

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Tai Chi Fit

Spirit, Mind and Body

Tai Chi Fit is all about finding FLOW! There’s no memorization here, just doing simple to complex Tai Chi patterns that build leg strength and help you find the flow state- a place where body and mind function in harmony.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis

Spirit, Mind and Body

This graceful and relaxing form of exercise is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints. Increase flexibility and balance while reducing pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. Program runs in 12 week sessions.  Offered at the Dover branch.

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Tai Chi Movements

Spirit, Mind and Body

This is the standing series of Tai Chi Movements. After warming up with traditional Tai Chi techniques and preparatory exercises, you will focus on learning the sequence of forms. This ancient form of exercise builds coordination, balance and can help improve memory and concentration.

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Teen Weight Training

Strength Training

Learn to how to use cardio and strength equipment safely and effectively in this 8 class program.  Parents must attend and participate with youth ages 11-13.

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Total Body Conditioning

Strength Training

This 45-minute sculpting and toning class begins with a warm-up and progresses to toning exercises with weights and balls to target all major muscle groups.

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Triple Threat

Cardio and Strength Training

This program includes varying intensities and types of exercise to improve overall fitness.  Format includes 30 mins of cardio, 20 mins of strength, 10 mins of core and flexibility. Available at the Dover YMCA branch.

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Turbo Kick®

Cardio Exercise

The unique Turbo Kick® movement patterns, combinations and techniques work together to give participants the ultimate cardiovascular workout. This class burns calories and helps participants improve physical and mental health. Offered at the Dover Branch.

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Ultimate Fitness

Cardio and Strength Training

This interval style program includes a variety of challenging exercises for full body fitness: cardio drills, body weight exercises, plyometrics, balance, agility and core conditioning.  Offered at the Dover branch.

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Upper Body Blast

Strength Training

A quick class designed to target all of the muscles in the upper body.

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Walk 15®

Cardio Exercise

Taking the best features from low impact, aerobic style, group exercise, Walk 15® group classes keep it easy to follow but effective in results! It’s designed with “walking based” moves so that all fitness levels, all ages, all walks of life, can do it!  Offered at the Eastern Branch.

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Water in Motion

Aqua Exercise

WATER in MOTION is an aqua exercise workout that provides a low impact, high-energy challenge for participants of all ages, skill and fitness levels.  Offered at the York Branch.

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Water In Motion Platinum

Aqua Fitness

WATERinMOTION® Platinum is a shallow-water, low-impact aqua exercise experience that offers active aging adults and deconditioned participants a fun workout.  Offered at the York Branch.

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Weekend Warrior

Get your weekend off to an energetic start. Class format changes from week to week to offer variety and includes step, kickboxing, circuit training, and hi-lo aerobics.  Offered at the Dover branch.

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Wellness Center Orientation

Personal Fitness

Meet with a trained staff member to learn proper form and usage of YMCA equipment. New members receive a free orientation appointment to learn how to use cardio and strength equipment.  By appointment at the Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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X-Bike

Cardio Exercise

Outdoor attitude brought indoors! This is not spin class, this is mountain biking! Join the ride! Classes held throughout each day.

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Yoga at Sunset

Spirit, Mind and Body

Develop power, flexibility and peace through this evening, outdoor power yoga class. Sunset Yoga combines pranayama (breath) with moving asanas (postures) and ends with relaxation poses.  Offered at the Dover Branch YMCA

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Yoga Beginner

Spirit, Mind and Body

Specifically designed for the beginner Yoga participant.

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Yoga Gentle Flow

Spirit, Mind and Body

Increase balance, coordination and flexibility through breath-synchronized movement. This slow-paced flow class begins with standing postures, flows into balance poses and includes many floor postures. All skill levels welcomed. Offered at the York Branch.

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Yoga Gentle Seated

Spirit, Mind and Body

Enjoy the benefits of a Yoga class including warm-up and proper breathing, while being guided through standing, seated and balancing postures with the assistance of a chair. Offered at the Dover branch.

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Yoga Vinyasa Flow

Spirit, Mind and Body

Coordinate movement with breath. Class format includes Sun Salutations, balance, heart and hip openers, spine twists and final relaxation. Participants flow between standing and floor positions. All skill levels welcomed. Offered at the Eastern and York branches.

 

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Yoga/ Pilates Mix

For all levels of Yoga participant.   A mix of different forms of Yoga and Pilates; all fuzed together.

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Yogalates

Spirit, Mind and Body

Develop core strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce stress in this low impact class. Optional use of hand weights increase body toning.  Offered at Dover branch.

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Youth Functional Fitness

Ages 8 - 10

Youth functional fitness engages kids with fun and challenging fitness activities. The emphasis is placed on using bodyweight exercises and small exercise equipment.  Class meets twice per week for 8 sessions.  Ages 8-10  Offered at the York Branch.

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Zumba® Fitness

Cardio Exercise

Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and dance moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do! Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches.

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