YMCA OF METROPOLITAN MILWAUKEE

With dozens of group exercise classes to choose from, you’re sure to find something that’s right for you. We offer group exercise classes for all ages, levels, and interests — including cardio, strength training, dance, and more!

Group Exercise schedules are subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please use our YMCA app for iOS or Android devices. For a step by step guide of how to use our app and register online, click here.

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Land-Based Fitness Classes

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS | COMBINATION

Senior Fitness

 

SilverSneakers® Circuit

SilverSneakers® Circuit will increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance. Suitable for nearly every fitness level, your instructor can adapt the exercises depending on your skill. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

SilverSneakers® Classic

SilverSneakers® Classic will increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance; a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

CARDIO

Advanced Interval Step

 

Hip Hop Step

 

Les Mills BODYCOMBAT

Les Mills BODYCOMBAT is the empowering cardio workout where you will learn how to punch, kick, and strike your way to fitness and strength. This non-contact workout requires no experience and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, Tae kwon do, Tai Chi, Muay Thai, and Kung Fu. Experience the driving music and motivating instructors which make BODYCOMBAT the world’s most popular martial arts group fitness class.

Les Mills BODYSTEP

Les Mills BODYSTEP is the energizing step workout that uses a height-adjustable step and high intensity intervals followed by muscle conditioning tracks designed to shape and tone the entire lower body.

YCycling

The YCycling program is a no-impact cardiovascular workout performed to music on a stationary bike. Great for all levels of fitness and intensity is controlled individually at each bike.

COMBINATION

YBlitz

The ultimate cross training workout challenge is here! This class is 35 minutes of all out intensity. It will challenge anyone’s fitness level and enhance your physical performance no matter where you are physically. Each class is completely different and is designed around different equipment and sports-inspired cross training.

YC3

This three-tier total body workout will knock your socks off. Participants will work through a combination of exercises encompassing cardio, conditioning, and core. Class will use different equipment and give a great full body challenge. Great for all levels.

YCircuit30

 

YLIIT

CORE

YCore

Your core is the epicenter of all movement in your body. This class is designed to engage, build, strengthen, define and tone all the muscles of your core. Core strength and power developed in this class will increase your physical performance in work, athletic and leisure activities. Exercises will focus on all the muscles of the abdominals, lower back and engage the hip flexors. This foundational class is designed to compliment and enhance the other fitness activities that you perform. It is recommended that you layer this class after or within your training program.

DANCE

hYped!

A combination of high and low impact aerobics that incorporates strength elements and is set to energetic and hyped music.

Line Dancing

Keep moving and make friends while you learn fun dance steps performed to a variety of music. The beginner to intermediate level choreography will enhance your balance and coordination.

ZUMBA

A fun and effective workout system that combines a tough workout with a party-like atmosphere. This Latin dance inspired class is an easy to follow, calorie burning fitness party.

STRENGTH

Les Mills BODYPUMP

BODYPUMP, the original Les Mills barbell class, is a form of weight training that will sculpt, tone, and strengthen your entire body. Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you’ll burn fat, gain strength, and quickly produce lean-body muscle conditioning.

Studio 7 Compete

Develop functional strength and fitness with high intensity workouts that will help you move more efficiently, lift better, and feel healthier in life. Whether you are trying to top the leaderboard or beat your personal best, this workout uses measured progression and challenges to drive results. Learn more about the Studio 7 suite of programming.

Studio 7 Optimize

Reprogram your body by optimizing motion so you can feel your best - now and far into the future. Whether your goal is to retain functionality as you age, regain your confidence after an injury, or start exercising safely and regularly, this program offers community and movements that develop functional strength, cardiovascular endurance, confidence, and flow. Learn more about the Studio 7 suite of programming.

YChisel

Let’s sculpt a better you! This class is designed to strengthen various muscle groups using hand weights, resistance bands, and stabilization techniques. A full-body workout that builds bone density and reshapes muscles to increase efficiency in daily activities.

STRETCH

Les Mills BODYFLOW

Les Mills BODYFLOW is the challenging Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration, and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves, and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance.

This class builds on the basics of yoga by offering a more aggressive flow to warm you up quickly and give you a full-body workout. This progressive class is designed for yoga students looking to take their movement to the next level.

Tai Chi

Part martial art, part exercise program, and part meditation. When practiced regularly, Tai Chi can increase flexibility, build strength, and improve balance and coordination. Tai Chi can also relieve stress and enhance concentration levels.

YStretch Flow

A blend of Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi set to inspiring music. Flow through poses and sequences for strength, balance and flexibility. YStretch Flow is a journey that will leave you feeling stronger, more flexible, balanced, and energized.

Studio 7 Restore

Physical, emotional, and work stressors all take a toll on our bodies. Give yourself the gift of recovery to help restore and nourish your body. These classes enhance the efficiency and speed of recovery with strategies such as trigger point, self-massage, stretching, dynamic integration movements, and relaxation techniques. Learn more about the Studio 7 suite of programming.

Yoga

All body types and skill levels are encouraged to participate. Safe and gentle, yet challenging postures encourage stronger muscles and bones, while simple relaxation techniques release tension from the mind and body.

 


Water-Based Fitness Classes

WATER EXERCISE

Aqua ZUMBA

Blend the ZUMBA philosophy with water resistance for a pool party you shouldn’t miss! Dance, splash, twist, and shout to Latin-style music in a shallow-water environment. The low-impact, high-energy workout incorporates cardio conditioning and body toning.

Water Aerobics

Improve your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, and endurance by using a variety of hydro equipment. Low and high impact options are available to help you tailor the workout to your fitness level.