Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes Provide Multiple Benefits

Fitness members can work out at their own pace in any of the YWCA’s various gyms or you can choose to participate in any of the 50+ group exercise classes scheduled every month. Check out our June group exercise classes and June aquatics schedules for the location, day and time of each! 

The advantages members get when joining any fitness class include:



Being surrounded by individuals who share the commitment to exercise is inspiring along with being coached by an encouraging certified instructor.



How easy is it to show up for a class that is structured for you.
Warm up : Workout : Cool Down



Check out the list below to see how many fitness classes are offered.


Exercise Form

The fitness instructor makes sure everyone executes each exercise properly to avoid injury and optimize the benefit for your muscles.

Charlotte’s YWCA provides invigorating and fun fitness classes for all ages and physical condition: beginners, intermediate or advanced. Join in the adventure of exercise for fun as well as good health. Make sure you like our Fitness Facebook Page to stay updated on virtual workouts to follow, class offerings, class changes, seasonal programming information and deadlines.

Stay In The Know About YWCA's Phased Reopening

YWCA’s co-ed gym reopened on September 14th. See what to expect and our new policies and procedures on the Fitness COVID Policies page of our site.

Aqua Box Cardio

Pump, kick and jab your way to a high energy workout of champions!

Aqua Power

Get a full body workout with a variety of cardio and strength training exercises in the shallow and deep ends of the pool.

Aqua Power Intervals

Work up a sweat in the shallow end of the pool with intervals of high energy moves and low cardio recoveries. The workout ends with strength work using dumbbells, noodles and other equipment.

Aqua Water Work

Focus on cardio, strength, balance and posture. This class will keep you moving at your own desired intensity level.

Aqua Yoga Fusion

Energizing flow with strength and balance through a variety of yoga, Pilates and barre movements.

Core, More and Stretch

A low-intensity mat workout focusing on core strength ending with a long, relaxing stretch.

Cycle Class

Using a stationary bike, experience a variety of speeds as well as endurance and strength building drills.


(High Intensity Interval Training) This class improves muscular and cardiovascular strength and endurance, using weights and various impact level cardio moves.


(Low Intensity Interval Training) This class improves muscular and cardiovascular strength and endurance, using weights and low impact cardio moves.

Move & Groove

A low-intensity chair and standing class focusing on flexibility and strength. Great for beginners, seniors and anyone recovering from injuries or suffering with joint issues.

Pure Body Strength

This is a low/no cardio sculpting class designed to cover every muscle group thoroughly, using weights.


Low-impact exercises that focus on core strength, flexibility and long, lean muscles in the whole body.

Yoga I

Beginner friendly. Classes go through traditional yoga postures and stretches.

Yoga I/II

A flow style yoga, combines movements with some traditional yoga postures.

Vinyasa Yoga

Synchronize your breath with your movement through a constant flow of various Yoga poses.

Water Aerobics - On-Your-Own

Open water time to do your own workout in the shallow or deep. No lap swimming. Equipment available for use during this time.