YMCA of AUSTIN, MN

(507) 433-1804

Group Fitness Classes


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We have over 70 group fitness class options on our schedule each week and they are open to all levels of  fitness and experience.  All of our group fitness classes are free and included with membership, there is no additional charge.  If you are attending class for the first time please feel free to come a little bit early and the instructor will be more than happy to help you get set-up for class and demonstrate some of the basic moves you will see in class.

It is important to note that all classes involving boxing bags, bikes or TRX straps (Cycling, Cyclebox, Kickboxing, TRX classes) require that you sign-up ahead of time to secure your spot in class as we have a limited number of bikes and bags available.  You can reserve your spot in class online by clicking on the button below.

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All other classes on our schedule do not require sign-up and all you need to do is show up ready to get a great workout!  The Y will provide all equipment needed for all classes including boxing gloves, yoga mats and free weights but you may bring your own equipment if you desire.  If you have any questions about Group Fitness classes, please contact Director of Healthy Living          Katie Bielefeld at 507.433.1804 or kbielefeld@ymca-austin.org.

Pick up a copy of our Group Fitness Schedule at the Y Front Desk or view online by clicking on the button below.

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Our group fitness classes are grouped into three different categories: cardio, mind & body and toning.
+Participants are strongly encouraged to sign-up for these classes to reserve their spot.

CARDIO CLASSES

Aerobic Blast

Fun and easy sequences incorporating marching, grapevines, knee lifts and lots of moving!

+Cycle Box

The ultimate cardio workout hitting both upper and lower body by alternating intervals of cycling and boxing.

+Cycling

Indoor cycling workout incorporating visual imagery, verbal cues and energy zones. All fitness levels welcome as cyclist work at their own level.

Interval Conditioning

This workout is great for overall fitness, speed, coordination, and core stability.  It includes a good mix of body weight and strength training, combined with cardio intervals.  This class uses a variety of equipment.

HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training class that involves alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods.

+Kick Boxing

Utilizes boxing gloves and boxing bags. Gives a great cardiovascular and muscle conditioning workout.

Step

Step up and down to a variety of moves.

Step2Max

Step intermixed with cycling, boxing and bootcamp.

Step & Sculpt

Step up and down to a variety of moves. Muscle conditioning is also a part of the class.

Zumba

A fun, Latin dance inspired workout with easy to follow steps that let you naturally move to the beat. Zumba brings together Salsa, Merengue, Samba, Raggaeton, African Beats, Cumbia and Funk.

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MIND & BODY CLASSES

Fitness Yoga

A total mind-body workout featuring cardio conditioning, functional strength, flexibility, muscle balancing and relaxation. Each workout is a special sequence geared towards participants of all fitness levels.

Pilates Mix

A mind-body connection/awareness practice and total body conditioning workout. Helps improve posture, balance, strength, flexibility, breathing and core strength. This class incorporates exercise equipment.

PIYO Sculpt

Fusion style flexibility workout blending yoga, pilates and strength training in a flowing sequence to improve muscular strength and endurance with the safe use of resistance equipment.

Yoga

A basic yoga class with an emphasis on poses.

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TONING CLASSES

Awesome Abs

Express class designed to attack the abdominal and lower back muscles. Come to class warmed up.

Body Sculpt

Muscle conditioning class that provides a balanced total body workout.

Boot Camp

Fun workout that incorporates obstacle courses, stations and circuits. This workout contains cardio and strength conditioning and works on your power and agility.

Core Conditioning

Express class concentrating on the core muscles of the body. It strengthens the abs and their opposing muscles as well as stabilizing them. Come to class warmed up.

Kettle Bell Interval Class

Class utilizing kettle bells that incorporate movements that result in dynamic, whole-body exercise routine that incorporates cardiovascular, resistance and range-of-motion training.

+TRX

Class utilizing TRX straps for suspension training that uses bodyweight exercise to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

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WATER FITNESS CLASSES

We offer a number of Water Fitness Classes to challenge you and get you moving. We encourage participants to wear one of the Y’s flotation belts to help with control and buoyancy. These classes do not require sign up, simply show up ready for class. All fitness and skill levels are welcome and all water fitness classes are free and included with membership.  You can get a copy of our Pool/Water Fitness schedule at the Y Front Desk or by clicking on the button below.

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Monday

7:45am-8:35am : Shallow Water Fitness
8:35am-9:25am : Deep Water Fitness

Tuesday

7:45am-8:35am : Shallow Water Fitness
8:35am-9:25am : Deep Water Fitness
6:15pm-7:00pm : H2o Fit

Wednesday

7:45-8:35am : Aqua Zumba
8:35am-9:25am : Deep Water Fitness

Thursday

6:15pm-7:00pm : Aqua Zumba

Friday

7:45am-8:35am : Shallow Water Fitness
8:35am-9:25am : Deep Water Fitness

Saturday

No classes scheduled

Sunday

No classes scheduled

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Shallow Water Fitness

Class focused on movements and exercise in shallow water.

Deep Water Fitness (Deep Water H2O)

A medium level intensity class that strengthens and tones muscles while improving cardiovascular endurance. Belts are worn for buoyancy. Strong swimming skills are not required.

Water Fitness (H2O Fitness)

This is a low to high intensity water exercise class that conditions the heart, lungs and strengthens muscles. This class is held in shallow water.