Check it out -> BODYPUMP is one of the LES MILLS classes featured at YWCA Clinton!
You know exercise is good for you…but do you know how good?
From boosting your mood, combating chronic disease, increasing your energy level and improving your brain function, exercise can improve your life! Start reaping the rewards of exercise today and join us in one of our many great fitness classes! The YWCA offers over 50 fitness classes that are FREE with membership. Community members are also welcome and may pay for classes by purchasing a Day Pass or a 10-Visit Pass. Click the link below to download our current fitness class schedule or scroll down to read full class descriptions. If you need help picking the class that is right for you, stop by or call us, we’d love to help you get started on the right track!
YWCA Clinton Fitness Class Descriptions
Fitness classes are free with membership, any day, any time! Community members are also welcome and may participate by purchasing a 10-visit pass or paying for classes by session. Pre-registration for fitness classes is required. There must be an average of 5 people per class to keep the class open for the session.
Senior-friendly fitness classes that focus on fall-prevention, balance, muscle-strengthening and overall flexibility are also offered and open to all ages. See senior-friendly class descriptions HERE.
AM Jump Start
Start your day right with this fun, high-energy class! 15min blocks of free weights, abs and legs/gluts alternate with short bursts of cardio to make one non-stop, full-body workout! Have fun and try new things in this class that is perfect for all ages.
BODYPUMP is a barbell workout for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast. Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.
BODYCOMBAT is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn some serious calories. You’ll release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ!
In this full-body, high-intensity workout you will use a variety of equipment as we tackle weights, cardio, core work and stretching. The equipment changes daily as does the workout, so you’ll never be bored!
Strength training is the number one way to fight aging and improve balance! Our instructors will guide you using our Cybex strength training machines in this fast-moving class. Great for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. You set the weight to achieve your personal goals, so this is the perfect place to start if you’re new to lifting.
All abilities are welcome in this class where you set your pace. Have fun sweating and pedaling with the music as we work up hills & race across flats while increasing strength & endurance. Please arrive early for bike set up.
Exercising muscles around the core, CXWORX provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body. All the moves in CXWORX have options, so it’s challenging but achievable for your own level of fitness. A trained instructor will guide you through correct technique as you work with resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches, and hovers.
Easy Does It!
A fun mix of easy balance, strength and mobility exercises all done in a chair with rhythmic music. Fall prevention and balance exercises designed specifically for seniors. Perfect for older seniors new to exercise or the less-mobile who want to add flexibility, balance, cardio, strength and fun to their life!
GRIT is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbells, weight plates and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.
No Fall Balance Training
Specifically designed for those with balance issues, this class uses stability balls and chairs to improve your balance through ankle strengthening and balance-focused exercises. A fun approach to better balance and increased confidence!
Total body conditioning. Improve balance, flexibility, strength, and posture through a variety of exercises using mats, light weights, and Pilates rings. Focus on the core, the powerhouse of the body.
Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance with a standing circuit workout. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are used with non-impact choreography. A chair is offered for support.
Move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used.
Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Shoes may be kept on.
A fun, choreographed, full-body workout! Classic step routine, followed by strength & core training using hand weights and floor exercises. Participants can choose the height of their step or use no step at all!
Stretch your way to a more flexible body & better range of motion in this low-intensity, relaxing class. Slow & controlled stretching using ropes and bands is performed while standing, sitting and lying on the floor. Join us for this calming, “feel-good” class.
Get your weekend started off right with this ever-changing class! Each week we tackle cardio, strength-training and core work in a variety of different ways, including group work, stations, and many other high-intensity moves. High intensity with modifications available for all levels.
W.O.W (Women Only Workout)
Join us in the Fitness Center for a workout for women only – a heart-healthy, muscle toning, super circuit using our Cybex strength training machines in this fast-moving class. Great for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. You set the weight to achieve your personal goals, so this is the perfect place to start if you’re new to lifting.
Yoga – Vinyasa
Yoga improves flexibility, balance & strength. Concentrate on your physical health and mental well-being with Vinyasa (flow) yoga. Participants move steadily through various poses of mid-level difficulty; modifications are offered for beginners. Perform breathing techniques to achieve enhanced concentration and increased energy levels. Relax with 10 minutes of meditation at end of class.
Young at Heart
Start your morning with this fun, social class that includes low-impact cardio, weight-training, toning, stretching and a relaxing cool down. Class activities vary and may include outdoor walking on Wednesdays, weather permitting.
This class is fun for everybody and every body! Take the “work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy.
* Classes marked with an asterisk have limited space and/or equipment. YWCA members are required to register for these classes on a monthly basis to guarantee their spot. If you are not pre-registered, please call ahead to confirm space availability BEFORE attending class: 563-242-2110.
# Classes marked with a hashtag are different each week. For the month of June, we will be having GRIT the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month and BODYCOMBAT the 2nd and 4th Wednesday. YWCA members are required to register on a monthly basis to guarantee their spot in these classes. If you are not pre-registered, please be sure to call ahead to check space availability before attending class: 563-242-2110.
YWCA Aquatics Fitness Classes
Aqua Abs & More – Deep End
This class uses water belts to keep you suspended in the deep end, providing resistance & allowing for increased range of motion. Engage your core like never before with a variety of exercises using water weights and noodles.
Get max resistance working out in the deep end in this high-intensity class! We will keep you moving the entire 45 minutes with this full-body workout. Get cardio & strength benefits by moving across the pool. Core work and stretch are also added to achieve a great workout!
Aquacise – Shallow
Great cardio, low-impact workout including strength and endurance building in an easy-to-follow routine that’s fun for all ages & abilities. Work at your own pace as you work through segments of stretch, cardio, core, weights, and wall exercises. No swimming skills needed.
Aquacise – Deep
Medium to high-intensity exercise in deep water using flotation devices…you control the intensity by selecting one of three resistance levels of water weights. Work arms, legs and core in a non-weight bearing environment. Arthritis-friendly, full-body workout perfect for all fitness levels.
Our most challenging water fitness class! Designed to increase strength and cardiovascular endurance with high-intensity interval and resistance activities in a minimal-impact environment. You are guaranteed to break a sweat!
This low impact, low intensity class designed to improve your flexibility, range of motion, and balance using a combination of walking, light cardio and stretching exercises. No swimming skills needed. Perfect for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia or recovering from joint surgeries (always get physician’s approval first).
Water Power & Strength
Power your way through the water and build strength in this high-energy, low-impact workout that is a non-stop blend of cardio and strength-building exercises. Routines and equipment used vary to give you a challenging full-body workout.
This class guides you through a mix of exercises done while walking across the pool. Participants use boards & weights and perform arm exercises in this fun, low-impact workout perfect for beginners.
Make the water move with this high energy class! No equipment needed. This results-oriented class is a combination of stretching, cardio, and core work in the shallow end.
Private Swim Lessons For Adults
Adult Private Swim Lessons can be catered to your schedule and ability. Let our expert swim instructors teach, encourage, and motivate you to finally learn to swim. Stop by the YWCA or call Jeanne McKenzie, Aquatics Director at 563-242-2110.
Call Gary at 243-7841.
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Racquetball players are able to play at the DeWitt Fitness Center. Members simply need to show a photo ID and sign-in before they play. Reservations are required, call the DeWitt Fitness Center at 563-659-5127. Racquetball at the DeWitt Fitness Center is free to all YWCA activity members (full-pay only).
Adult Private Swim Lessons can be catered to your schedule and ability. Let our expert swim instructors teach, encourage, and motivate you to finally learn to swim. Stop by the YWCA or call the YWCA Aquatics Director at 563-242-2110.
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