Group exercise is one of many ways the YMCA of Greater Westfield supports members in achieving their health and wellness goals. Our Group Exercise Programs improve health, encourage social interaction, and with motivating music, are one of the most enjoyable ways to move and feel great. Highly trained staff members lead the programs and often tailor them to the specific needs of the community and individuals. 



Class Descriptions:

AOA Balance & Better Bones: Active Older Adults- Age 55+ For physically deconditioned individuals, increase muscular stabilization, strength & coordination, balance, and range of motion as well as improve everyday living skills.

AOA Going Strong 1: Age 55+ Includes low-impact aerobics, strength training, and floor work.

AOA Going Strong 2: Age 55+ Includes mild/low impact aerobics, and strength training, no floor work 45 min class

AOA Pool Fitness: Active Older Adults- Age 55+ Endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program. Work out with an instructor in the small pool, guiding you through exercises that will encourage a full range of movement and resistance exercises to help build muscle. This is a low-intensity water workout.

Adult Sword Fit: A creative fitness class where you will experience a variety of sword styles, techniques, strategies, and functional movement, all while getting fit. There is light dueling. Nor experience needed. Body Shaping: This non-aerobics class will cue you through the right body posture and movement to gain muscular strength for your entire body. The instructor will demonstrate how to use the equipment from hand weights, body bars, bands, stability balls, and steps. Feel strong as you sculpt your body with weights.

Boot Camp: Challenge yourself and keep those muscles guessing. This heart-pumping class uses cardio drills: running, jumping, ladder, and plyometrics, with a challenging free-weight routine to improve both muscular & cardio endurance and strength.

Boxing: Get fit, have fun, and learn to throw punches. Class includes shadow boxing, heavy bag work, footwork, and cardio.

Cardio Strength: Get stronger and healthier by combining weights, body weight, and simple athletic movements, all set to energetic music. Get a complete cardio, strength, and flexibility workout. Chair Yoga: Enjoy the benefits of yoga without the rigors of getting up and down from the floor.

Dance Fitness: A fun cardio workout using easy-to-follow choreographed dance moves, set to high-energy songs. Burn calories, build strength and stamina, and have a blast!

F.I.T. at the Y: a short, intense interval (H.I.I.T.) workout consisting of both cardio and strength components. Maximize your workout time with this 30-minute class designed to challenge you and help get you F.I.T.!

Fit After 50: Involves functional exercise moves for real-life activities and exercises to prevent injuries.

Functional Flexibility: Designed to increase your mobility, and range of motion and reduce tension across your body. We will use foam rollers, bands, and balls to increase our flexibility.

Group Cycling: Indoor cycling is a fun, very effective, low-impact workout. Experience flats, climbs, and sprints to energizing tunes. Gears and cadence allow you to work at the level you want. Come ride with us!

Instructor’s Choice: different instructors and class formats each week, including HIIT, circuit, and boot camp style.

Jr. Fit: Find the fun in fitness! Kids gain strength, improve coordination and sports performance, and build confidence.

Kid’s Yoga: Improve your strength, flexibility, and coordination through postures, flowing sequences, and fun games/ activities. Children will also practice breathing and visualization techniques that will help them learn how to focus and center themselves.

Muscle Max: A strength training class designed to use a variety of equipment to strengthen and define the muscles of your body. Each muscle group will be worked either individually or in conjunction with other muscle groups, using weights, bars, bands, medicine balls, and body weight. Be prepared to feel strong!

Piloxing Barre: The classic barre workout with a modern twist, this program takes traditional ballet moves and throws in pilates and boxing.

Pool Fitness: Classes are designed to use the buoyant qualities of the water to enhance anyone’s physical fitness. An ideal form of exercise to increase physical strength and endurance without overheating and putting stress on the joints. No swimming skills are required in these classes, but participants should feel comfortable in the water. The class can accommodate beginner through advanced.

Poolates & Poolates Deep End: Combines the gentle art of Tai-chi and the benefits of Pilates and puts them into the softness and buoyancy of water. Work out the core while being easy on the joints. All abilities are welcomed from athletes to those with joint issues. Poolates Deep End will utilize both the deep and shallow areas of the small pool.

Stretch & Strengthen: A mindful practice of strengthening and toning your body through varied yoga and balance poses and deep stretching. Though physically challenging, all poses can be adapted to suit the beginner, and still challenge the seasoned veteran.

Strength Training: Learn basic strength training techniques and proper form in this full-body workout.

Strength & Conditioning: Experience a challenging full body, strength-only workout, using a variety of equipment.

The Brick: Mix up your game and maximize your time with this back-to-back weight training and cycling workout. A full spectrum class covering strength and cardio that will work your whole body and challenge your exertion level.

Water Warriors: a high-intensity, fast-paced endurance and strength pool fitness class. Come be challenged and get that heart pumping and those muscles working in the water

YFP Boxing: Classes will include a variety of bag work, shadow boxing, focus mitts, and footwork, as well as core, cardio, and strength exercises. Learn boxing and self-defense skills, and gain strength, hand-eye coordination, endurance, and confidence.

YFP Strength: Kids learn how to properly and effectively strength train. We will improve coordination, motor development, and full body strength, using a variety of equipment.

Yoga: Certified Yoga instructor to help decrease stress, relax your mind, and strengthen your body with yoga. Practice physical postures, stretches and yoga poses as you create a balance between the body, mind, and spirit.

Youth Sword Fit: A creative fitness class based on a variety of battle games, themes, techniques, and strategies. We safely battle throughout the class. A great way to unplug and get moving!

Zumba: Be part of the Zumba family and enjoy some group fun. This cardio dance workout is more like a party while you move to Latin vibe music fused with cardio dance steps.