Group Exercise Descriptions
Our Y's qualified group exercise instructors strive to create a welcoming, fun, and safe environment that encourages all fitness levels to find a balanced yet challenging workout. Our goal is to create a community atmosphere of success, connections, inclusion, and values for all who attend. We want to inspire our community to improve through making healthy life choices. Move today for a stronger tomorrow.
The programs on this page are free to adult members. Youth ages 11 and up are permitted in the Fitness Center with direct and constant supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Youth ages 12-15 (or grades 6-9) must complete Uplift to be permitted in the Fitness Center or allowed to participate in adult Group Exercise Classes without a parent or guardian. Members 16 and older may use the Y facility and services without parental supervision.
All programs are offered at the Wenatchee YMCA Facility unless otherwise noted. Please see opposite side for class days and times. All our group exercise classes accommodate all fitness levels. And, new program participants are always welcome. The levels listed below are designed to help participants choose a class that is a good fit for them.
Be Fit: Have a great time moving to the music through a variety of exercises designed to improve strength, flexibility, and balance for daily life. Resistance equipment such as, dumbbells, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered as part of this class. Chairs are available for seated or standing support if needed.
Boot Camp: This is the military- inspired circuit workout to get it done! Lay it all out during class to burn maximum calories by your last rep. This full-body strength and conditioning workout increases your metabolism causing calories to continue burning hours after class.
Chair Yoga: Chair Yoga is designed to loosen and stretch painful muscles, increase flexibility, improve balance and circulation, along with reducing stress. It also helps lower blood pressure, protect joints, and build strength.
Chair Tai Chi: Chair Tai Chi is designed to connect the mind and body through loosening painful muscles, increasing flexibility, improving balance, and reducing stress. It also helps lower blood pressure, protect joints, improve arthritis, and build strength.
Circuit Fusion: The stations in this class incorporates both strength training and cardiovascular conditioning in one interval-based class. Workouts are designed to improve mobility, strength, and stamina while increasing muscle tone and boosting metabolism through keeping the heart rate elevated throughout the class.
Cycle: A fun, non-impact class that provides a cardiovascular workout for beginner to advanced participants. This class allows people to control the pace of their workout while being motivated in a class setting. Bike set-up is 10 minutes prior to class start time.
Combined cycling classes are designed to add to overall fitness goals.
Cycle Fusion: This class is a total body burnout. Combining leg and cardio work on the bike with segments of training off the bike for additional strength and core work. Enjoy the variety of cardio and strength options or stay on the bike for the long ride option!
Dance Together: This 45 minute class is structured to stimulate coordination skills, listening skills, balance, music interpretation, creative movement and motor development in the youngest dancers, ages 3-5 years. This class is an excellent introduction to the world of dance and lots of fun for adult and little dancer as the adults engage fully in class with the dancer!
Family Zumba: Features kid-friendly routines based on Zumba choreography. This helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporates fitness a s natural part of your child's life by making fitness fun. Open to families with children ages 3 & up and adults. This is a cardio-based class that incorporates traditional exercise moves with Latin dance for a fun-filled workout.
Feelin' Fit: Ideal for beginning exercisers or those returning to fitness. This class starts with an opportunity to build community by making friends through interactive activities. It offers a low impact moderate aerobic activity and light strength training in a comfortable social atmosphere.
Just Jazzin': A jazz dance/exercise fitness program that combines an ever evolving dance form full of life energy and rhythm in different styles such as Broadway, Latin, classical jazz, funk, Bollywood, and more! Anything is possible! Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulder, ribcage, feet and arms, while encouraging individual expression and the development of each participant's personal style.
Open Barre: Connects components of ballet & dance, yoga, functional strength training, and cardiovascular training to create an energetic total body workout. Focus on thighs, gluts, core, and upper body are incorporated through the entire class. Deeper, isometric stretches are used to fully lengthen muscles.
Pilates: Improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control through core strength. This class puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance.
Pilates/Yoga: This class emphasizes both the core strength of Pilates and breathing techniques along with poses of yoga (see each classes separate description).
Power Toning: A complete body workout that utilizes high repetitions and multiple sets targeting each major muscle group. Resistance equipment such as, dumbbells, body bars, and elastic tubing are offered as part of this class to help participants increase their resting metabolism, redefine body composition, and improve bone health.
Power Fusion: This class is designed to increase strength and boost metabolism through keeping the heart rate elevated throughout the entire class. Resistance equipment such as, dumbbells, body bars, and elastic tubing along with BOSU's and Steps will help participants increase muscle tone. Techniques such as Boxercise, H.I.I.T. and traditional Step will be added giving that extra cardiovascular burst.
REFIT: A TOTAL-BODY WORKOUT THAT LEAVES YOU SMILING. REFIT is a "movement+music" experience that adds resistance-training elements to give you a total-body workout. Approximately 600-800 calories are burned within a 1-hourclass.
S3: This interval based class will circuit through 3 rounds of cardio SWEAT,STRENGTH training and dynamic STRETCH providing a balanced total body workout! Using a variety of resistance equipment, cardio and dynamic stretch options overall fitness will improve by elevating your heart rate, improving strength and enhance flexibility. Class will cool down to focus on deeper stretching.
STRONG by Zumba ™: Combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. In every class, music and moves sync in a way that pushes you past your perceived limits, to reach your fitness goals faster. However, this class design allows participants to easily modify moves and work at their own pace!
Tai Chi: A mind-body class for all ability levels offering stress reduction, balance and flexibility training through gentle rhythmic movements.
Yoga: Hatha Yoga can help improve one's strength, flexibility, and balance while reducing stress. This class may incorporate a vinyasa (flow) style to increase the heart rate. Yoga consists of a variety of poses that, when combines proper breathing, helps strengthen and relax the mind, body and spirit. Open to most levels.
Yoga Gentle/Beginning: This class teaches simple techniques and gentle yoga movements, combined with meditative postures and whole body breathing to re-energize and reduce stress.
Zumba®: Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. 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. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
Zumba Gold®: Looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity? The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!