At the Waterbury YMCA, we invite people from all walks of life, regardless of shape or size, to participate in our Group Fitness program. You don't have to be perfect, or be able to keep up with choreography; you can even have two left feet! We don't care if you are 18 or 80, overweight or thin, short or tall, muscular or mushy, or anywhere in between. We offer a program that caters to all people no matter what fitness level. Group Fitness is a place where our members don't feel self-conscious and don't worry about what others think because we are all here for one reason; to do something good for our body. At the heart of our program stands a tremendously dedicated and energetic staff whose main goal is to create an environment where everyone feels accepted. Come join us for a truly amazing experience.
Here are some of the classes available for FREE to all of our members:
Strength Train Together: STT will blast all your muscles with a high-rep weight training workout. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates, and body weight, STT combines squats, lunges, presses, and curls with functional integrated exercises. Dynamic music and a motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat, and push you to your personal best!
Defend Together: Defend Together is for anyone who wants a challenging, athletic, and motivating workout. It's explosive, electric, and thrilling! Mixed martial arts moves drive a great cardio experience that strengthens the entire body. It's a great way to add variety to your training and improve timing, precision, and focus. Plus it's a great way to kick stress out of your life!
Cardio Challenge: A high-intensity cardio class PLUS weight training using any of the following formats: step, hi-impact, boxing, drills, plyometrics, and/or BOSU. Int-Adv.
Pilates: Mat based workout designed to strengthen and tone "core" muscles, improve posture, flexibility and balance while focusing on muscle control through the use of your “powerhouse”(abs, low back, hips, & buttocks.) Pilates Body 1: Beginner - Intermediate | Pilates Body 2: Intermediate- Experienced
Zumba: A fusion of Latin & International music & dance themes. The routines are simple and feature interval training with a combo of slow and fast rhythms. Come join us in this "feel-happy" workout! No experience necessary.
Butts, Guts & More: A cardio infused workout focusing on the core muscle groups, as well as the gluteals (butt) and legs while sustaining an elevated heart rate for maximum fat burn.
Active Older Adult Classes / Silver Sneakers: for those adults 55 years and older who are looking to increase their physical fitness. See active older adult schedule for more details.
Spinning: Non-impact workout combining outdoor cycling techniques to great music. Classes are performed on stationary bikes. The instructor takes you through a variety of intervals adjusting pace, resistance, & pedaling style. Beg-Adv.
POWER Yoga: This challenging class will take you through a flowing, focused, progressive series designed to tone and reshape muscles, increase strength & endurance, and develop better flexibility, balance, and coordination. Think stretching is just for a cooldown? Don't save the best for last, experience the difference when you lengthen while you strengthen!
Vinyasa Yoga: Relax with breath as we go through flowing vinyasas, yoga postures & techniques. Benefits include muscular balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, & relaxation. Beg-adv.
Tai Chi: A calming one-hour flowing form of tai chi and meditation that involves a sequence of movements. NO MAT WORK.
Lower Body Build and Burn: Join us in this intense lower body sculpting workout. Start off with a cardio warm up and rev up your legs with personal trainer style strength techniques.