Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois

Group Exercise Classes

Group exercises are now included with YMCA membership! Take a look at our latest land group exercise classes!

Questions about registering for classes online? Call the YMCA at 815-235-9622


The Body Workshop

Tues  5:15-6:00PM

A challenging strength and endurance workout using a variety of tools to provide a thorough workout for all fitness levels

Gentle Stretch

Fri 7:00-7:30AM

For all ages and fitness levels. Gentle stretching helps enable participants to increase range of motion, prevent injuries, and reduce the effects of arthritis

Boot Camp

Mon or Wed 5:30-6:30PM

Be prepared to work hard! This total body workout challenges balance, core, strength, and cardiovascular endurance

Silver Sneakers Circuit

Mon or Wed 10:30-11:15AM *Offered in person and virtual.

Exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion and activities for daily living. Using elastic tubing, light weights and inflated balls. Parts or all of the class can be performed while seated.

Barre Fitness

Tues 9:30-10:15 AM *Offered in person and virtual.
A hybrid workout class combining ballet inspired moves with Pilates, dance, yoga, and strength training.


Tues or Thurs 6:30-7:30PM or Sat 9:15-10:15 AM

A fun, exhilarating, Latin inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness class that is easy to follow!


Mon 5:30-6:25PM or Tues or Thurs 10:15-11:15 AM *Offered in person and virtual.

Gentle pose progressions and proper breathing techniques to help participants unlock tight muscles and release tension

Fit For Life

Tues, Thurs 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 

Fun, easy-to-follow cardio choreography combined with strength work, abdominal training, & stretch with modifications offered for beginner to intermediate levels.


Mon or Wed 7:00-7:45 AM 

A thorough stretching to help improve range of motion and flexibility.

Step & Strength

Mon or Wed 5:45-6:45 AM 

A great cardiovascular & Strength workout incorporating step platforms.