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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

 

HIIT With BILL

Intensity Level: High

Tues and/or Thurs  

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

Fri 8:30 AM, 
Fri 4:30 PM
Sat 7:15 AM 

A High-Intensity Interval Training class with our personal trainer Bill. 

 

Body Workshop

Intensity Level: Medium

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.

Stretch 

Intensity Level: Low

Tues and/or Thurs  

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Stretch is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle of tendon is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle’s felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility, and range of motion. 

 

Thai Cardio Pads

Intensity Level: High

Mon and/or Wed 3:30 – 4:30 PM. 

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

Zumba

Intensity Level: Medium/High

Tues and/or Thurs 6:30-7:30PM and/or Sat 9:00-10:00 AM

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

Fit For Life

Intensity Level: Low
Tues, Thurs 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM 
 Fun, easy-to-follow cardio choreography combined with strength work, abdominal training, & stretch with modifications offered for beginner to intermediate levels.

Women with Weights

Intensity Level: Medium

Thurs 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
This is an instructional class to help; you will get familiar with using free weights & incorporating them into your workout routine.  

Boot Camp

Intensity Level: High

Mon and/or Wed 5:30-6:30PM

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

 

 

 

Stretch and Balance

Intensity Level: Medium
 Mon or Wed 7:00-7:45 AM 

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

Gentle Stretch

Intensity Level: Low

 Fri 7:30 – 8:00 AM 

The gentle act of releasing tension from the muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons, and gaining youth as you do so.

Silver Sneakers Circuit

Intensity Level: Low

Mon and/or Wed 9:30-10:15AM 

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.

Yoga

Intensity Level: Low
 Mon 5:30-6:30 PM 

and/or Tues and/or Thurs 10:30-11:30 AM 

Gentle pose progressions and proper breathing techniques to help participants unlock tight muscles and release tension. Hatha style yoga. Good for all levels. 

Strength and Core

Intensity Level: Medium

Tues and/or Thurs 6:45 AM – 7:45 AM 

The class will utilize dumbbells, tubes, and/or body weight, focusing mainly on the arms and upper body muscles. Core work will follow focusing on your abdominal, glute and hamstring area. This class will support increasing your bone density, burning fat, reducing injuries, and improving the quality of life. This class is a perfect complement to your cardio workouts.

HIIT With Rose

Intensity Level: Low

Tues and/or Thurs  

5:30 AM – 6:30 AM

A lower-intensity full body workout with our fitness instructor Rose.

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