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.
The advantages members get when joining any fitness class include:
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. Check out our calendar for location, day and time of each class and sign up for our Fitness Facebook Page to stay updated on class offerings, class changes, seasonal programming information and deadlines.
Utilize free weights, balls, gliders and your own body weight for a full body workout.
(High Intensity Interval Training) Full body workout with mix of strength and cardio exercises.
Perform one or more exercises at high-intensity for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeat eight times for a total training time of four minutes.
Move & Groove
A low-intensity chair class focusing on flexibility and strength. Great for beginners, seniors and anyone recovering from injuries.
Using a stationary bike, experience a variety of speeds as well as endurance and strength building drills.
Guided through a series of positions that will stretch and lengthen the body while releasing tension.
Low-impact exercises that focus on core strength, flexibility and long, lean muscles in the whole body.
Align & Refine Yoga
Practice meditation, dynamic stretching, and flow and balance postures.
Yoga - Exploring the Details
Through traditional yoga postures and other focus movements, this class leads students of various skill levels and traditions into a slow and mindful study of what makes a wide range of postures safe, stable and strengthening.
Synchronize your breath with your movement through a constant flow of various Yoga poses.
Aqua Arthritis Energizer
Gain strength and flexibility with gentle activities in the water with guidance from an Arthritis Foundation certified instructor.
Build cardio and strength through kick boxing utilizing aquatic weights and body weight drills.
Get a full body workout with a variety of cardio and strength training exercises in the shallow and deep ends of the pool.
Develop strength with cardio conditioning exercises, strength intervals and core training in both the shallow and deep ends of the pool.
Deep Water Work
Burn calories with general aerobics and tone muscles with strength exercises.
Aqua Tai Chi
Award winning martial artist Drew McClain leads the class through stretch and martial meditation using Tai Chi and Kung Fu fundamentals.