YWCA's fitness facility is currently operating at 30% capacity.

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 group fitness class and aquatic schedules for location, day and time of each class!

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, operating at 30% capacity. See what to expect and our new policies and procedures on the Reopening Info page of our site.

Aqua Arthritis Energizer

Gain strength and flexibility with gentle activities in the water with guidance from an Arthritis Foundation certified instructor.

Aqua Cardio

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

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.

Cardio Strength

Utilize free weights, balls, gliders and your own body weight for a full body workout.

Cycle Class

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.

Deep Water Work

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


(High Intensity Interval Training) Full body workout with mix of strength and cardio exercises.

Love to Lift

A no sweat, head to toe body sculpting class for those that hate to lift weights but know they need to.

Move & Groove

A low-intensity chair class focusing on flexibility and strength. Great for beginners, seniors and anyone recovering from injuries.


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


Tone, sculpt, and lengthen with this low impact workout utilizing your own body weight, bands, light weights, and more. An intentional focus on core strength will improve stability, posture, and benefit overall health.


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.

Align & Refine Yoga

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

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. 

Yoga I/II

Practice meditation, dynamic stretching, and flow and balance postures.

Vinyasa Yoga

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

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