Group Exercise

Group Class Schedule

Try one class, two, three, or more. Choices range from 15 Minute Abs, Core Strength & Balance, Kettle Bells, Mat Pilates and Body Sculpt to Stretch & Restore, Yoga and Tai Chi as well as Kickboxing, YW Power Spin, Zumba Fitness & Zumba Gold. For a class description click on individual titles below.

Click here for the latest group exercise class schedule for Winter 2018.

All classes are included in Full Membership.
Affiliate members must purchase a $15 day pass.
Non-members must purchase a $25 day pass.

For additional program information and questions, contact Kyle Wirtz at 203-869-6501, ext. 131 or email to

Group Exercise Classes:


15 Minute Abs

A great add-on to any group exercise class that focuses on abdominal strength using various exercises and modalities.

Adult Ballet

Based on classical ballet technique, these classes use the ballet barre and center floor work to emphasize balance, coordination, flexibility and posture.

Aqua Core

High intensity core training using floor and pool exercises. High intensity intervals tone abs, while water exercises stretch and strengthen using the natural resistance of the water.


Round out your workout with Ballates, which incorporates the core strengthing, flexibility and balance principles of Pilates, using the physio ball - and touch of ballet technique.

Body Barre

A total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs and burns fat in record time. The class uses the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements that tone your body quickly and effectively. Strengthing is then followed by stretching to create long lean muscles without bulk.  This intensive workout requires focus which enables you to forget about daily life for an hour.

Body Sculpt

A strength and cardio infused class combining dance, weights and resistance training elements designed to improve strength and cardiovascular fitness levels.

Boutelle Lifetime Fitness

Jane Boutelle's timeless series of simple, natural movements that improve your posture, muscle tone, joint flexibility, coordination, stamina and body alignment. Set to live piano music.

Core Strength & Balance

Designed with seniors in mind, this class focuses on strengthening core muscles and improving balance.

Group Power

This 60-minute barbell program for all ages and fitness levels combines simple athletic movements such as squats, lunges, presses and curls with a high energy group environment and great music.

Group Rip

A resistance band-based class focusing on rotational movements to develop core strength. The class also incorporates traditional strength movements for a total body workout.

Hatha Yoga

A gentle introduction to yoga that features basic physical  postures (or asanas) done for fitness, strength and flexibility. The postures are said to be preventive and curative as well.



Healthy Back

A strength class designed to alleviate back ailments and strengthen core muscle groups. Participants go through a series of body weight and light weight exercises to improve posture and flexibility while strengthening areas of the back that are generally weakest.

TRX/Kettle Bells

A class that includes a variety of strength movements. Kettlebells strenghten your body's core more than traditional dumbbells, due to their unique weight distribution. Try it!


An intense cardiovascular workout that uses kickboxing movements and the body's weight to create a high energy, fat burning session.

Mat Pilates

Mat instruction is used to engage core "powerhouse" muscles to firm and sculpt the whole body and improve flexibility and posture. Exercises may be modified.


MELT, a chemical-free method of managing pain, uses Myofascial Release to reduce chronic pain and improve muscle performance, joint mobility and overall flexibility.


Ideal for those over 60, this class features moderately paced aerobic exercise followed by muscle strengthening, balance and floor stretches. Light weights and resistance bands are used.

TRX/Kettle Bells

A class that includes a variety of strength movements. Kettlebells strenghten your body's core more than traditional dumbbells, due to their unique weight distribution. Try it!


YW Power Spin

Gain strength and endurance by cycling through a series of non-impact movements set to upbeat music. All classes use Star Trac Blade Ion Spinner Bicyles with computer indicators.

YW Power Spin & Sculpt

A traditional spinning class followed by a half-hour of weight training that focuses on upper body sculpting and toning using hand weights and/or resistance bands.

Stretch & Restore

This beginner Hatha yoga practice for seniors balances body and mind by combining breath work, body alignment and awareness while focusing on strength, flexibility, and relaxation.

Stretch Therapy

Our stretch therapy class uses PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) and static stretching positions to increase flexibility and range of motion.

Sunrise Yoga

Embrace the start of your day with a yoga practice and gain flexibility, strength, balance and sensitivity in mind, body and spirit. This mixed level class uses props to help correct alignment, adjust positioning and support for a variety of yoga postures.

Tai Chi

Often referred to as moving meditation, Tai Chi is a martial art form that uses slow flowing movements to increase energy, improve coordination and achieve inner peace.

Vinyasa Yoga

The term vinyasa, which refers to the alignment of movement and breath, uses a method that turns static "asanas" into dynamic flowing movement. Standard vinyasa consists of the flow from plank to low plank to upward-facing dog and downward facing dog.

Zumba Fitness

Come join the party! Zumba is lively fusion of Latin and international music and unique dance themes/movements that creates a dynamic and effective fitness system. For everyone in every shape at any age.

Zumba Gold 

Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners or others needing modifications in their exercise routine. Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with fun dance moves.

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Please note: YWCA Membership is required for all programs.

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