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.

Abulous

Strength Training

Moves, sequences and routines put together to target and strengthen the abdominal region.

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Active Older Adult Cardio Dance

Cardio Exercise

Challenge your body with this low-impact, high-fun aerobics dance class. With different choreography every week to music that you know and love. This class is guaranteed to burn calories in a 45 minute workout. Using moves like grapevine and cha-cha’s this class also builds coordination and balance.

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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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Below the Belt

Strength Training

This class is composed of exercises to strengthen, to tone and shape the lower body and mid-section.

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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, a different exercise program will be highlighted, including 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! 

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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™ 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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Boxing 101

Strength Training

Learn basic techniques, boxing combos, explosive cardio, footwork and agilities. Limited wraps and gloves are available.

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Cardio Barre

Cardio Exercise

Barre fitness is a core-centric blend of functional and ballet-inspired movements designed to increase muscle and bone density while strengthening and balancing out the entire muscular system. Exercises move in an easy-to-follow progression and may include free weights, balls or yoga blocks.

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Cardio Dance Fitness

Cardio Exercise

An invigorating, exhilarating, liberating and calorie burning dance party that will have you addicted from the first beat! Choreographed routines to current songs that are on the radio.

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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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Circuit

Total Body Workout

Circuit provides a dynamic total body workout that rotates participants through different strength training and cardio stations. Keep your muscles guessing to burn calories and build strength.

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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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Family Fitness

Ages 6 - adult

Get fit together!  Classes are offered the first Saturday of the month and rotate between programs such as Generation Pound, CATCH and Yoga.  Offered at the York Branch

 

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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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Hula Hoop

Cardio Exercise

Spin up some fun in this workshop-style class! Activate joints, build aerobic capacity and improve your mood with hooping. You will learn basic foundation moves with options for developing a multi-hoop or intermediate practice. Hoops are provided or bring your own!

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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 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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Kettlebells

Improve strength, endurance and flexibility through whole-body movement exercises.  Kettlebells and other fitness tools are used to add resistance, drive heart rate and develop fitness.

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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 29, 2019. 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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On the Ball

Strength Training

An introduction to the stability ball providing fun and a variety of exercises to strengthen and stretch your body while improving core stability and balance.

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Penn Mar Wellness Program

Strength Training

Bring fitness into the lives of individuals with special needs with a mentally motivating class that provides skills and drills to build strength, enhance mobility, agility and coordination.

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Pickleball

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. It combines many elements of badminton, tennis and ping-pong. Played as doubles or singles, pickleball is easy for beginners to learn but can develop into a quick, fast paced game.

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Pilates

Spirit, Mind and Body

This class provides a safe, non-impact series of exercises used to improve posture and strengthen the core muscles of the pelvis, abdomen and back. Each class will work to balance all muscle groups strength and flexibility, with an added emphasis on the core muscles. Offered at Dover, Southern and York 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. This class will work your whole body using barbells to do everything from lunges and squats to chest presses and crunches.

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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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Red Hot Dance

An invigorating, exhilarating, liberating and calorie burning dance party that will have you addicted from the first beat! Choreographed routines to current songs that are on the radio.

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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 Stability

Active Older Adults

The movements taught in class focus on specific exercises to improve strength and power around the ankle, knee and hip joints, while improving reaction time and designed for fall prevention.

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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. This class will challenge your whole body using stability balls, bands and body weight.

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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. Tone your body, sculpt your legs and more in this upbeat, invigorating workout. High kicks and other big movements on the step get the heart rate up and core engaged while transitions and movement patterns help build precision coordination!

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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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Strong by Zumba

Strength Training

High intensity interval workout driven by the science of synced music motivation using traditional fitness moves for an athletic, conditioning style workout.

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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 Long Form

Spirit, Mind and Body

Learn the Sun Style 73 form! This 12 week long class builds progressively, learning new movements from the week before and incorporate new movements into the form. Supplemented by videos and handouts this graceful and meditative art can be easy to learn and deeply transformative to body and mind.

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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 Sports Conditioning

Ages 11 - 19

This 10 week program meets twice weekly and focuses on sport-specific training drills, skills, and agility to increase performance, speed and overall conditioning for youth ages 11 – 19.

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Total Body Conditioning

Strength Training

A class for all levels! This hour long class consists of a warm-up and a combination of cardio, strength training and a focus on functional exercises give you a total body workout. Modifications provided!

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Transform

Spirit, Mind and Body

Experience a unique mind/body experience with a blend of sports influenced movements and traditional yoga poses.

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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 25 minute strength training and toning class that targets all the muscles of the upper body. Get the arms and shoulders you’ve always dreamed about! Curls, presses kickbacks and more!

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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

For the novice yogi, this class introduces the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work in flow postures. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through verbal description and demonstration.

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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 and Southern Branches.

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Yoga Gentle Seated

Spirit, Mind and Body

Increase balance, coordination, flexibility and relaxation by practicing standing, seated and balancing postures with the assistance of a chair. Offered at the Dover and Southern branches.

 

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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, Southern and York branches.

 

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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 and Southern branches.

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Youth Functional Fitness

Ages 8 - 11

Youth enjoy fun and challenging fitness activities by utilizing a variety of tools and completing bodyweight exercises.  Ages 8-11. Offered at the York and Dover Branches.

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Youth Wellness Center Program

Ages 11-13

Youth learn to how to use cardio and strength equipment safely and effectively in this 4 class program.  A new fitness topic and skill is introduced each week.  Parental participation is required.

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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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