All group exercise classes "on land" are FREE to YMCA members and group exercise classes "in water" are 50% off for YMCA members. All classes are open to ages 13 years and older. Ages 8-12 who have passed a Youth Wellness Orientation may participate at the discretion of the instructor.
Group Exercise Classes "on land"
Free with membership, our land-based group exercise classes offer a variety of options for fun and fitness. From relaxing stretching and strengthening to heart-pounding cardio action, you can find a class that makes exercise anything but routine.
Drop in anytime! No registration needed!
(Not yet a member of the YMCA? Purchase a day pass for access to the facility and our free group exercise classes on land)
NEW! Self-Defense Class
A blend of martial arts systems including Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Karate to educate and equip individuals for self-defense situations.
(NOTE: This class is NOT free. Please register over the phone, in person, or online here.)
Les Mills® BODYATTACK
A sports-inspired cardio workout for building strength and stamina. This high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class combines athletic aerobic movements with strength and stabilization exercises. Dynamic instructors and powerful music motivate you toward your fitness goals.
Les Mills® BODYCOMBAT
An empowering cardio workout that totally unleashes you! The fiercely energetic class is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, capoeira, and muay thai. Supported by driving music and powerful instructors, you will strike, punch, kick, and kata your way through calories to superior cardio fitness.
Les Mills® GRIT | STRENGTH
A 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout designed to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness, and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plat, and bodyweight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.
Les Mills® GRIT | CARDIO
A 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, increases speed, and maximizes calorie burn. This workout uses a variety of body weight exercises and provides the challenge and intensity you need to get results fast.
Les Mills® BODYPUMP
The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This workout challenges all major muscle groups by using exercises like squats, presses, lifts, and curls. Great music, inspiring instructors, and your choice of weight help you get the results you came for - fast!
Les Mills® TONE
TONE is a 3-in-1 workout that combines varied impact cardio with strength and core exercises. Participants will use weights, resistance tubes, and body weight to increase functional strength. This class has something for all fitness levels. Motivating music and inspiring instruction will guide you through this cross-training program that'll leave you fizzing with energy.
Les Mills® CX WORX
Reach beyond your limits and take your core to the next level! Based on cutting-edge scientific research, this 30-minute workout will tone your stomach and tighten your butt, improve strength, and assist in injury prevention. With awesome music, it'll help you to run faster, play harder, and stand stronger!
Shape and tone your entire body with the use of hand weights, resistance equipment, and your own body strength. Easy to follow instructions for toning and isolating muscles will improve your overall strength and energy levels.
Why is indoor cycling so popular? Maybe because it does not require complicated footwork. Or, because it's athletic and sport specific. Or, maybe it's the mind-body connection created while cycling. Whatever the reason, it's fun, burns calories, and develops a stronger cardiovascular system.
Les Mills® RPM
A group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity. You repeatedly spin the pedals to reach your cardio peak then ease back down keeping pace with the pack to lift your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness.
Les Mills® SPRINT
A 30 minute high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, using an indoor bike to achieve fast results. It's a short, intense style of training where the thrill and motivation comes from pushing your physical and mental limits. Combining bursts of intensity, where you're working as hard as possible, with periods of rests.
A class for the health-seeker wanting a combination of mixed-impact cardio and functional strength. This freestyle class will always keep you guessing what is coming next and keep your body moving. Whether you are brand new to exercise or have been working out for years, this class has something for everyone.
Ground Level Fitness
A Pilates-inspired workout with a twist - slightly higher intensity and speed with other exercises incorporated into the floor work. Continual fluid movement provides a challenging workout experience.
Les Mills® BODYFLOW
A combination of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates, paired with powerful music and choreography, this class takes you on a journey that builds flexibility and strength. By connecting breathing and body awareness you'll create harmony of mind, body, and spirit.
Connect movement with breath, increase flexibility, relieve stress, and improve balance and core strength.
Zumba features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and International beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and energy levels will be soaring! There's no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party! It's easy to do, effective, and totally exhilarating.
Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers. You will dance to zesty Latin music like, Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, and Reggaeton. This exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves, and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere will make our workout a blast! (Ages 50+)
Are you an active older adult who is looking to improve your strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance? Try this innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle, and social oriented programming. Weights, tubing, and ball are all used for resistance. A chair is used if needed for seated or standing options. (Ages 65+)
A step up from SilverSneakers Classic, this workout increases cardio and muscular endurance. Standing circuit workout with a chair used for standing support, stretching, and relaxation. (Ages 50+)
Group Exercise Classes "in water"
Take advantage of the buoyancy of water to enhance physical fitness. Water exercise increases physical strength and endurance without putting stress and strain on joints. Swimmers and non-swimmers alike can take part in water exercise classes from relaxing yoga-like movements in the warm pool to high energy movements in the deep end of the cool pool.
Members save 50% on water group exercise class registrations.
Register for an aquatic group ex class online, by phone: 309.797.3945, or in person.
DEEP WATER EXERCISE
A zero-impact deep water workout! Get a great cardio workout while you strengthen, tone, and increase flexibility. Intensity is easily adjusted for all levels of fitness.
SHALLOW WATER EXERCISE
Come and join the fun! You will experience a wide variety of exercises that include dance, kickboxing, jogging, and toning. Intensity and impact can be varied on an individual basis.
FREE - WATER EXERCISE CLASS
You choose either the shallow or deep water class and spend an hour burning calories and having fun! The same exercises and benefits of our weekday water classes, but FREE for members only.
POWER MOVES AQUATIC TRAINING
This high voltage hour will burn calories and build endurance! Classes will alternate with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and High Energy Aquatic Training (HEAT). Great music, motivating instructors, and a fantastic workout!
The focus is on spirit, mind, and body with flowing exercise and relaxation. Ai Chi uses a combination of deep breathing and slow, broad movements of the arms, legs, and torso. The results are improved range of motion and overall mobility.
DAYS END WARM WATER WORKOUT
Wrap up your day with a warm water workout designed to strengthen, tone, stretch, and soothe. One instructor will lead the workout for both shallow and deep water participants, and you decide which section of the pool is best for you.
FLUID & FLEXIBLE
Immerse yourself and let the water cushion your body as the instructor leads gentle flexibility and strength exercises along with low intensity aerobic intervals. Warm water exercise is an established method for managing the pain of fibromyalgia and other joint or muscle related conditions.
Designed for participants with MS or other mobility challenges, this cool water class helps maximize muscle strength and endurance, reduce spasticity, improve flexibility, prevent muscle atrophy, and provide a fun and positive experience.
SLOW & EASY
This warm pool class brings you benefits from low impact exercises and stretches. Especially designed for those with limited joint motion or cardio respiratory function.