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.

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. 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.

Cardio Strength

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.

Deep Stretch

Guided through a series of positions that will stretch and lengthen the body while releasing tension.

Pilates/Pilates Fusion

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

Quick Classes

15-minute workouts – Abs, Tai Chi, Sculpt & Tone, Stretch, Stretch & Abs, Tone & Stretch

Align & Refine Yoga

Combines the precision of healthy alignment with mindful awareness of breath.

Yoga I/II

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. 

Vinyasa Yoga

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.

Aqua Boxing

Build cardio and strength through kick boxing utilizing aquatic weights and body weight drills.

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 Cardio

Develop strength with cardio conditioning exercises, strength intervals and core training in both the shallow and deep ends of the pool.

Deep Water Fun & Fitness

Burn calories with general aerobics and tone muscles with strength exercises.

Shallow Water Work

Work on balance, posture and flexibility through cardio exercises and muscle training.

Aqua Tai Chi

Award winning martial artist Drew McClain leads the class through stretch and martial meditation using Tai Chi and Kung Fu fundamentals.

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