West Cook YMCA

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We have expanded with new fitness classes and will soon begin integrations from our forthcoming mobile app! Group fitness is designed to be a supportive environment and allows you to have a shared experience with your fellow members. You should feel the energy in a group class, and it should make you want to move! The YMCA is the perfect place to showcase those feelings to a make a positive change in your health and wellness today!



BODY TUNING (NEW!): A fun, musically driven, strength training and cardio class using low weight and high repetitions will have you working your mind and your body. Can be modified for all ability levels. Must be able to get on the floor.

BOOTCAMP (OPEN): This drill-oriented workout is designed to increase your strength, endurance, and confidence through high intensity movements that will maximize your fitness level. Join Bootcamp to help tone and firm your body in a fun and encouraging environment.

CORE STRENGTH AND STRETCH (NEW!): This core focused class will educate and empower you to build a stronger core, through movement. The class will also include stretching, intended to help make activities of daily living easier. Can be modified for all ability levels. Must be able to get on the floor.

FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH TRAINING (OPEN): IMPROVE your overall health as we work your entire body to build power, strength, and endurance. Learn proper strength training technique and form in a supportive environment.

GOLDEN OLDIES (OPEN): Have fun and move to music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support. 

HIIT (OPEN): High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, combines full-body strength training with cardio bursts. The result is a workout that will increase your stamina while toning and sculpting every part of your body. 

LET’S GET MOVING (OPEN): A variety of moves that can build, tone and shape your body. This class focuses on cardio to improve endurance with a complement of strength training to tone muscles.

LEVEL UP (NEW!): Take your fitness to the next level! This 45-minute workout is designed to increase your strength, improve your cardiovascular endurance, and push you to reach new goals. Each week will bring a new workout that incorporates resistance bands, challenging cardiovascular exercises, along with body weight movements, all in a high-intensity interval format that will challenge participants of all levels.

LUNCH CRUNCH (NEW!): All movement starts at the core. If you need a great abdominal workout, this class is for you! It targets all muscles of the core, including the lower back for decreased low back pain. Can be modified for all ability levels. Must be able to get on the floor.

RESTORATIVE YOGA: This class will guide you through the foundations of vinyasa yoga flow and introduce you to restful, restorative poses for an overall experience of well-being and flexibility.

STRENGTH TRAINING FOR WOMEN (OPEN): Small group training dedicated to progressive strength training tailored to building strong muscles, bones, and confidence!

YANG TO YIN: This class starts with invigorating flows to warm up the muscles, then uses a seated meditation to transition participants into a relaxing yin practice that will envelop you in a feeling of safety and calmness. Yin is a healing practice that rehydrates the joints and soft tissue, reducing pain and inflammation, while helping to prevent injury.

ALL-LEVELS VINYASA: This class connects breath to movement in order to promote alignment, posture, and safe stretching. Meditation methods will be interwoven throughout the practice for a soothing mind-body experience. It is a delicious, mindful, and moving class. 

ZUMBA (OPEN): Are you ready to party yourself into great shape? Get lost in the music of this fitness dance party inspired by traditional salsa, samba, and merengue music. It's a totally fun dance workout that is easy to follow.

ZUMBA GOLD (OPEN): The same great music and choreography of a Zumba class, in a lower intensity, easy-to-follow format that is prefect for older adults. This modified class introduces simple, effective moves that will improve balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come ready to dance, have fun, and feel empowered!

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