Join a Class at the Y

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! If you are 18 or 80, overweight or thin, short or tall, or anywhere in between, the Y offers a program that caters to all people no matter what fitness level.

FREE CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR ALL YMCA 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.  

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.

DEFEND TOGETHER

Defend Together is for anyone who wants a challenging, athletic, and motivating workout.  Mixed martial arts moves drive a great cardio experience that strengthens the entire body.  

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

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!

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 [link] for more details.

CYCLING

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.

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.   

POUND

A cardio class inspired by the playing of drums that will have you pounding ripstix on the floor in various squat positions to choreographed music. 

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.  

FAMILY YOGA

These basic Yoga classes for parent and child will have your kids unwinding from their busy days with guided meditation and poses to help them improve their balance. “Littles Yoga” is for kids under the age of 7, and Preteen Yoga is for kids 7 and up.