Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois

Aquatic Group Exercise Classes

Just like group exercises, aquatic group exercise classes are now free with YMCA membership!

Having difficulty registering online? Call the YMCA at 815-235-9622!

Aqua Exercise – shallow water & deep water

Shallow water: Mon or Wed or Fri 8:15-9:00 AM.  

Deep water: Wed or Fri: 9:00 – 9:45 AM

Medium intensity class that helps improve cardiovascular endurance and tone the entire body.

Aqua Boogie

Shallow water: Mon 6:15pm-7pm

Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are expected in this new water class. We blend it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning and body-toning.

Wet Workout

Tues or Thurs 5:30-6:15 PM

Shallow water workout with low impact on joints that helps improve flexibility and range of motion.

Aqua Jogging

Tues or Thurs 9:00-9:45 AM

Using a flotation belt, participants “jog” in the water with little to no impact on knees and hips.


Wed 5:30-6:15 PM

Medium intensity cardiovascular workout to help burn calories and tone muscles.