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Balance & Stretch is a gentle and relaxing stretch movement classs, with a component to help maintain flexibility and balance at the core.
New to Group Exercise? Come learn the basics in this class
Boot camp style workout packed with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and ab/core training moves. Done under black lights!
Using a weighted bar, you’ll re-contour, re-define and re-shape your muscles with particular focus on your core, using signature moves along with influences from traditional aerobics and resistance training, martial arts and Pilates.
Core focuses on the core muscles of the abdomen and back and in 30 minutes works these muscles for better posture, movement and injury prevention. (AR)
E2 extreme exertion High-intensity, athletic, interval training in a cooperative environment. Train at your own ability level, and we will challenge you to push through and extend your own fitness boundaries. You have the opportunity to train to exhaustion – to muscle fatigue – because that is where growth happens best. 30 minutes.
This class offers flexibility training to tone and stretch the muscles. A gentle mat workout, this class is appropriate for all adults, even those with some physical limitations. 30 minutes.
This isn’t your old Group Active anymore, look for new style in Oct. Basic step, strength training, balance and flexibility workouts! This is a great class for new to intermediate exercisers.
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Let's get Hard Core! Train like an athlete in 30 action-packed minutes. Work your core, front to back, shoulders to hips, to improve your athletic performance, prevent back pain, and give you ripped abs!
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Burn a ton of calories and build total body strength! Tap into the hottest mixed martial arts movements done at a rapid-fire pace to smash your cardio fitness. This electric experience is addictive!
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Group Power® express
Long bar-bell class that strengthens all your major muscles. Geared towards the beginner or the active senior participant. 30 minutes.
Group Step® utilizes the step as an central training tool and encourages a simple, fun and effective way to cardio train. (AR)
Helps tone your whole body, boost your metabolism, find rhythm and coordination, learn to engage your core muscles. Well behaved children with a participating adult are welcomed to join in.
This just might be the toughest 30 min. fitness class you’ll ever take. Instructors will push your limits with this INSANITY workout packed with pylometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and ab and core training moves. No equipment/weights needed. Just the will to get the best body you’ve ever had.
Pilates classes focus on correct spinal alignment, breathing and core strength. Workouts are mat-based; many props are used.
PiyoTM is a completely unique, power, core strengthening and conditioning format. It is a faster paced class designed to effectively improve functional training and dynamic balance using a fusion of athletic conditioning, functional training, rhythmic movement, and Pilates and Yoga. PiYoTM is a high main-stream, contemporary, fun, innovative class which will push the limits of agility, balance and strength.
Relaxing and a good complement to more active practices. Props and blankets used. After you are set up in a pose with all your props, you will hold the pose for an extended period. Although you are supported, you will feel the stretch. Will leave you feeling open and refreshed.
Move to the music in exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing and a ball are used for resistance; chairs can be used for support.
Highly choreographed moves using 4”, 6” or 8” platform. Gets your heart pumping.
Known for its slow, fluid movements, the central premise is to integrate the mind and body. It has been shown to promote balance, flexibility, muscular strength, cardiovascular fitness and increase levels of psychological well-being and reduction of anxiety/stress.
Intense kickboxing with dance moves all perfectly choreographed to high energy and motivating music. The ultimate cardiovascular challenge that’s a unique blend of intense intervals strength and endurance training and a relaxing cool-down.
Yoga unifies body, mind and spirit; increases flexibility and mobility; and teaches stress-relieving tools. All levels are welcome.
Easy-to-follow steps set to a variety of music. Prepare to sweat and have lots of fun. Exercise is not boring!
Water Fitness & Aquacize
This class utilizes the buoyant qualities of water to enhance overall physical fitness.
Without added stress and strain on the joints, this class increases physical strength and endurance. Class is appropriate for swimmers and non-swimmers.
Beginner Water Aerobics
Increase your aerobic and muscular fitness and flexibility in a safe, low-impact environment. Class starts with simple exercise combinations basic to water fitness.Confident participants can choose to move into more challenging and complex classes.
This is an opportunity for adult facility members to use half the pool for individual exercising.
Water walking, jogging or stretching. Individuals needing help entering or exiting the water must bring their own assistant.
H.A.R.T.: Hydro Aerobic Rigorous Training
This is a deep and shallow intense full body cardio workout. Resistors and weights and bench steps will be used. YES, you can sweat in the water!! Class meets on M/W/F at 7-7:45 am.
Cardio Abs : For all abilities and fitness levels. We will be concentrating on the entire abdominal region, hips, buttocks, and thighs. Class meets on Sunday’s at 11:30am
Aquatic Pilates & Core Conditioning
This class teaches you correct alignment while strengthening core muscles.
A 45-minute water workout that focuses on achieving correct alignment of the spine, improving flexibility, balance and movement while strengthening core muscles of the abdomen and back.
Fees: Gold Member • $34 Silver Member $38 • PA $60
Adult and Senior Lap Swim
Time for Adult & Senior (ages 62 and up)
Facility Members to swim continuous laps in half the pool.
Lap Speed depends on swimmers present.
Water Therapy 1
The YMCA-Baystate Franklin Medical Center Aquatic Rehab Program may be right for you. Our program has a high success rate, with participants recovering much faster and to a greater degree. Ask your doctor if this is appropriate therapy for you. You or your doctor may call FMC Physical Therapy or the YMCA Aquatic Department for details. Doctor/ therapist approval is required. Swimming skills are NOT necessary. Register at Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
Water Therapy 2
We offer a continuing program for ANYONE in need of orthopedic rehabilitation.
No referral or prescription from your doctor or therapist is needed.
Beginner Water Therapy
For newcomers and those deciding whether water therapy is appropriate.