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 80+ group exercise classes scheduled every week. Check out our November group exercise classes and November aquatics schedules for the location, day and time of each! 

The advantages members get when joining any fitness class include:

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Motivation

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

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Organization

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

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Variety

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

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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.

Cardio Strength

Utilize free weights, balls, and your own body weight for a full body cardio and strength workout.  Level of intensity will vary depending on each member’s level of energy, effort and weight choice during the workout.  All levels welcome.

Cycle - Circuit

This class is a fusion cardio & strength workout using a stationary bike and weighted floor exercises. You’ll do a cardio workout on the bike then transition off the bike to complete a circuit of weighted strength exercises.

Cycle - Sweat

This class is a medium to high intensity cardio workout set on a specialized stationary bike. Ride along to the Instructor’s choice of upbeat music! You control your own resistance and intensity.

HIIT

(High Intensity Interval Training) Full body workout with mix of strength and cardio exercises using equipment and body weight.  Low impact exercises modifications available.  All levels welcome.

Move & Groove

A low-intensity chair and/or standing class focusing on strength, balance and flexibility. Great for those suffering with joint issues or have balance challenges.

Pilates on the Mat

Low-impact mat exercises that focus on core strength, flexibility and long, lean muscles in the whole body. Level of intensity will vary depending on each member’s level of energy and effort during the workout.  

Water Aerobics - Aqua Power

Get a high energy, full body workout with a variety of cardio, balance and strength training exercises in the pool.

Water Aerobics - Aqua Zumba

Aqua Zumba brings new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. It combines the South American Zumba rhythm and dance steps with a pool party. It offers a fun but challenging, water-based, body-toning workout.

Water Aerobics - Fitness & Fellowship

This class will keep you moving with cardio and strength exercises while building group camaraderie through fellowship.

Water Aerobics - Strength & Stretch

Low impact movements combining strength work and balance holds, finishing with an invigorating stretch session.

Yoga I

Beginner friendly. Classes go through traditional yoga postures and stretches on the mat.

Yoga I/II

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

Yoga II/III

An invigorating practice with traditional pose holds comprised of intention-setting, focused themes, posture demos, sequence repetition and simple cues intended to strengthen your core, soften your spirit, improve balance and stability, regulate breathing, and calm your mind.

Les Mills at YWCA

It began in 1968 when Les Mills set up a small family gym in Auckland. Three generations on, there are now millions who work out with Les Mills every day, all over the world. In a world where we are bombarded by conflicting and confusing health and fitness advice, evidence-based exercise programs stand out. Using the world’s best music, best moves, and best instructors, Les Mills brings it all together to create life-changing fitness shaped by science.

 Les Mills programming will add over 20 new classes to our existing class schedule – don’t worry our favorite instructor-led classes are not going away! Combining our current instructor-led classes with LIVE in-person BODYPUMP™ classes and a variety of virtual YWTV classes, we are able to offer a group exercise class nearly every hour. 

Click here to see YWCA’s full class schedule for November, which includes the Les Mills classes listed below.

Check out Les Mills Classes at YWCA!

BODYPUMP ™ is a scientifically-backed barbell workout using light to moderate weights and high reps to build strength and get you fit – fast. BODYPUMP is offered as both a live instructor-led class and a virtual class on our YWTVs. 

BODYBALANCE ™ is the yoga-based class that will improve
your mind, body, and overall wellbeing. With elements of Tai
Chi, Pilates and yoga moves, you will strengthen your entire
body, improve flexibility and reduce stress. BODYBALANCE ™ is offered on our YWTVs.

BODYCOMBAT ™ is a high-energy martial art-inspired
workout that fuels cardio fitness and strengthens your
whole body. This non-contact class will improve your agility,
speed, and release stress to leave you to feel amazing. BODYCOMBAT ™ is offered on our YWTVs.

RPM ™ is a group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity. It’s fun, low impact and you can burn up to 500 calories a session. With great music pumping and the group spinning as one, your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding.  Classes are scheduled at 30 minutes or 50 minutes. 

LES MILLS BODYATTACK ™ is a high-energy fitness class with moves that cater for total beginners to total addicts. We combine athletic movements like running, lunging, and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats. A LES MILLS ™ instructor will pump out energizing tunes and lead you through the workout — challenging your limits in a good way, burning up to 555 calories** and leaving you with a sense of achievement. LES MILLS BODYATTACK™ is offered on our YWTVs.