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Family YMCA of Fayette County

FITNESS OVERVIEW

FITNESS OVERVIEW

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It's about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind, and body. The Y is a place where you can work towards that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. At the Y, it's not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.

If you're looking to get in shape, our Wellness Center is the perfect place for you to start. We have a full line-up of selectorized circuit equipment to give you a proper full body workout, at the ease of a pin-loaded weight selection. We offer a complete selection of dumbbells ranging from 1 lb. to 140 lbs. If powerlifting and cross-training is your style, we have a corner picked out just for that. It is comprised of racks with bumper plates, bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and much more. We also offer multiple pieces of your favorite cardio equipment such as: treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, steppers, and a rower. Be sure to check out our YMCA Fitness page on Facebook for updates and monthly challenges.

We offer a wide variety of classes with varying times. To see our class schedule, please visit the Fitness - Class Schedule page. Here's a brief description of the classes we currently offer:

BOOTCAMP

Bootcamp is a fun, high intensity workout class focusing on strength, cardio, muscle endurance, balance, and core work. Classes are always changing & evolving, and utilize a variety of layouts and equipment. Some class favorites include Tabatas, H.I.I.T., and circuits using body weight, kettlebells, free weights, TRX bands, and everyone's favorite … burpees! Bootcamp can be modified for all ages and fitness levels. If you're ready to work hard and sweat, come join the fun.

FULL BODY STRETCH

Come join us for stretch class! Full Body Stretch uses movements to increase flexibility & target muscle tightness while improving balance & strengthening the core. This is a great class for those who need an overall great stretch, but also for the athlete looking for an active recovery workout to improve their performance. Don't let stretching take a back seat to your exercise routine!

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (H.I.I.T.)

HIIT class is your total body workout. During this time, your body will go through numerous different movements to keep your heart rate high and provide you with muscular endurance and core strength. Each day is a different workout to keep your body guessing and adapting to new movements and exercises. In this class, you will find any and every exercise that involves compound movements and plyometrics including the burpee, squat jump, chest press, leg raise, clean & press, deadlift, mountain climber, jump rope, and push-up. We do these exercises in different intervals with various lengths of time. You’ll leave class feeling accomplished and, although you will be sore, you will want to come back again.

SILVER SNEAKERS CLASSIC and CIRCUIT

Silver Sneakers is a low impact class that focuses its attention on active older adults. It is designed to be both a physical and social workout. It is a great opportunity to get members through the doors and interact with people they may not normally see. The class helps improve balance, core strength, flexibility, coordination, muscular endurance, and overall strength. All exercises are modifiable and any level of exercise experience is welcome. A chair can be used for seated or standing support. It is a great way to be socially active while working out.  Silver Sneakers Classic is low intensity.  Silver Sneakers Circuit is medium intensity.

STRENGTH TRAINING

Boost energy levels and improve your mood for the day with strength training! Regular strength or resistance training helps prevent loss of lean muscle mass that comes with aging. It protects bone health, muscle mass and helps in weight management. Strength training helps boost your metabolism and helps boost your calorie burn during and after your workout.

STRONG 30

Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.

In each class you'll burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Plyometric or explosive moves like high knees, burpees, and jumping jacks are interchanged with isometric moves like lunges, squats, and kickboxing. STRONG by Zumba® instructors change up the music and moves frequently to make sure you’re always challenged to the max.

TOTAL BODY TONING

This class is an excellent mix of weight training with just the right amount of cardio. Each station's exercise is designed to focus on one main muscle group while also targeting
a secondary "helper" muscle. Exercises are modified to fit each individual's level of strength training ability. As function and form are the key to any proper circuit-training exercise, the
instructor will guide and monitor you through each exercise.