Health and Fitness Programs
Health, Well-Being & Fitness
Group Land and Aquatic Fitness Classes
Need to relax? Need to get energized? We've got you covered! Group land and aquatic fitness classes are a great way to meet new friends and branch out on your fitness journey. These classes are FREE with your membership! Not a member? Not a problem! We also offer a One Month Group Land OR Aquatic Fitness Pass for activity members. No need to register for classes, just jump right in!
Group Land Fitness Class Pass or Group Aquatic Fitness Class Pass
Activity Members: $40/ month
Land Fitness Class Descriptions
Stop by our front desk or click HERE for a group fitness schedule.
Cardio Variation: Never get bored with a variety of different class formats ranging from aerobics to kickboxing to a boot camp style workout aimed at increasing your heart rate for optimum fat burning. Energetic and intense!
Group Cycling: A great cardio workout that promotes strength, endurance and mind/body unity.
Hi/Lo Aerobics: Choreographed movements varying between hi and low intensity where YOU can choose the level of difficulty. Class may also include some strength training and toning exercises.
Kickboxing: Intense cardio workout combining athletic moves, punches, kicks and so much more!! The ultimate challenge for your heart.
Pilates: Targets the deep postural muscles within the body through a series of exercises aimed at building muscle strength and rebalancing the body. Designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. Which is excellent for improving posture, flexibility and aligning the body correctly. Also teaches coordination, concentration and control of the body.
Silver Sneakers - Cardio Circuit: Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, head-to-toe stretching, and complete relaxation in a comfortable position.
Silver Sneakers - Muscular Strength & Range of Movement: Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises desgned to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/ or standing support.
Spartacus: High-intensity circuit workout designed to define your muscles and send your fitness level soaring. Series of 14 exercises for 60 seconds each to challenge your heart and lungs as well as your muscles. Sculpt a lean, athletic-looking body…and be in the best shape of your life.
Step: Fun, energetic and easy to follow, this mixed impact cardio class will keep you moving using a step for optimum fitness. Burn fat and strengthen your heart.
Yoga: Method of learning that combines posture breathing and focus to promote strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and deep relaxation of the mind and body.
Yogalates: A great workout combing the exercises of yoga and pilates.
Z-Jam: Fun, and easy to learn class that uses many fitness elements in a lively music-filled dance atmosphere. Have fun, be energized and move your body to dance away those calories, stress or tension.
Zumba: Fun, and easy to learn class that feels more like a party than a workout. This class fuses Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves that tones, sculpts and melts away stress, leaving you feeling energized. Ditch the workout; join the party!
Group Aquatic Class Descriptions
Stop by our front desk or click here for a group aquatic fitness class schedule and an Open Swim & Lane Schedule.
Aquabeat: A fun, music filler aqua exercise class! This is a more advanced workout for the faster paced person. You do not need to know how to swim to participate in this class.
Aquaerobics: An exciting and popular exercise! You do not need to know how to swim. Warm-up, workout (aerobic), and cool down can be done in the shallow end of the pool. You do not need to know how to swim.
Deep Water Aqua-Aerobics: Exercise in the deep-end of the pool with the help of belts and other instructional equipment. Excellent class for those rehabilitating joint, muscle and/or back injury. This class will meet three times a week and promote fitness, strength, flexibility and water resistance.
Aquamotion: An exercise class in the shallow end of the pool, specially designed for those sufferieng from arthritis. Range of motion exercises promoted by the Illinois Arthritis Foundation
Knox County YMCA Personal Trainers are available to YMCA members for land training. The personal training program is based on your individual needs and limitations. Only personal trainers who are staff members of the YMCA may provide personal training within the Knox County YMCA facility.
- ½ hour session $25.00
- 1 One hour session $40.00
- 3 One hour sessions $105.00
- 6 One hour sessions $185.00
- 12 One hour sessions $360.00
Wellness Center Orientation
New member? New to the Wellness Center? This free orientation program gives you an in-depth training on the Wellness Center equipment. It is designed to give you the confidence you need to become a regular exerciser. Upon completion of the program, you will be more knowledgeable and comfortable with the equipment. Please sign up for an orientation at our front desk.