A Zumba Pool Party! Same great music and fun as Zumba but in the pool. Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disaplines. Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that is cardio-conditioning, body-toning and most of all exhilarating.
Exercise comfortably to maintain joint mobility and reduce arthritis related pain by smooth exercises and stretching in the water. Developed by the National Arthritis Foundation in conjunction with the National YMCA.
Low Impact Aquacise
This class is designed to meet the individual needs and goals of people with arthritis, MS, fibromyalgia, injuries, surgeries and other challenges in a pool environment. This class wears float belts in the deep water, and can help to strengthen core muscles and maintain good posture. Strengthen exercises will also be done in the shallow end.
Great exercise and a fun class – all in a non-impact workout! The class uses both the deep and shallow ends of the pool. A flotation device is worn to allow you to run in deep water and incorporate arm movements. You do not need to know how to swim, but need to be able to go into deep end of the pool with a flotation device.
An aerobic workout with friends in the shallow end of the pool. Come join this class to increase your heart health and increase strength, balance and flexibility. You’ll find this class to be a very welcoming environment! All exercises done in the shallow end.
Senior Water Exercise
Build new friendships and a better sense of well-being! Improve your balance, strength, and coordination and keep your heart healthy. This class is so much fun, you’ll forget you’re exercising! All exercises done in shallow end. Designed for those 65 and older.
This class is designed to meet the individual needs and goals of people with MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, injuries, surgeries and other challenges in a pool environment. This class wears float belts in the deep water, and can help to strengthen core muscles and maintain good posture. The float belts will keep your shoulders and head above water. Please call Janie Torma, Certified Instructor for the physically challenged at the YMCA for a phone interview if interested. Participants need to have a signed note from Janie to register. *Scholarships are available through the MS Foundation and the YMCA. *Scholarships are available through the MS Foundation and the YMCA.
Masters Swim Team (18 yrs and up)
This program is designed to meet the needs of every type of swimmer. Whether you are training for competition in a triathlon, swim meet or improving your technique and endurance, Masters is for you. Each practice will be run by a coach. Each swimmer will purchase a punch card and only get charged for the practices attended. Membership in the United States Master Swim is also available if interested in competing in meets. Season runs throughout the year, and practices may be altered to fit the needs of those attending practices.
Adult Swim Instruction (13 yrs and up)
The ability to swim is important to everyone, even adults. The “Y” will be offering a beginning class for adults. This class is designed to make people more comfortable in the water and to learn basic skills.
Helps individual improve skills and techniques that are specifically beneficial to the competitive swimmer. Contact Brian Bickner at 815-756-9577 for more information.
YMCA Lifeguarding (Must be 15 yrs of age)
If you’re looking for a great summer job or challenging career that’s in demand, the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is the place to start. Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn patron rescue and surveillance skills, first aid and CPR/AED. Courses are available with a focus on a variety of environments, including pools, waterfronts, waterparks and shallow water attractions.”
Successful completion of this class will provide certifications in CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid.
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuerer
This class will certify participants in American Red Cross CPR and AED usage.
Beginning in September, we will be tracking your progress. Enter your name on our chart and we will see how far we can swim as a group. We will have various incentives and check points throughout the year. Keep on the look-out!!! The chart will be posted in the Lap pool.
PARTICIPATING IN FREE FITNESS/WELLNESS CLASSES
- For classes that have a limited amount of equipment, the instructor will have a sign-in form with maximum number and when the class is full, it will be closed for that day.
- Honesty is our policy, out of respect for fellow participants; please only sign yourself up for a class.
- If there is a class that has low enrollment consistently for two weeks, we reserve the right to cancel the class.
- For the most updated schedule, please check at the member service desk.
- For classes that are progressive (i.e. Pilates), for your safety, we encourage you to start at the beginning of each session to ensure proper form and technique.
Free classes run on a drop-in basis. We reserve the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment (4 participants or less) and change instructors as needed. Please check at the member service desk for an updated schedule.
Our free fitness classes run on a drop-in basis. We reserve the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment (4 participants or less) and change instructors as needed. Please check at the member service desk for an updated schedule.