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5 Fitness Classes You Need to Try at the Y

Monday, June 12, 2017

Before you decide you’ve tried every group exercise class the Y has offer, check out the five fun options below. From drumming with weighted sticks to downward dog on a floating mat, these challenging workouts will help you grow stronger and enjoy the journey to better health. Some classes aren’t available at every center, so you might need to venture out to try something new!


Channel your inner rock star with this full-body jam session. Using Ripstix (lightly weighted drumsticks), POUND transforms drumming into an effective way of exercising. This exhilarating workout combines cardio, conditioning, and strength with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. POUND provides an atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is modifiable, and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages. VIEW CLASSES

Glide FIT

Take your training to the next level with our new Glide FIT classes in the pool. You’ll balance on a floating fitness mat for yoga poses, core exercises and cardio training. It’s a low-impact method with great results! Glide FIT helps you improve balance and coordination, strengthen muscles, and burn calories. Our classes are geared toward a variety of fitness levels. Don’t miss out on the fun! Please call ahead to sign up. VIEW CLASSES


Hula hooping’s not just for kids anymore! Our hooping classes use weighted hoops that anyone can pick up and learn to use. Hooping is a full-body workout that’ll get your heart pumping. You’ll build core strength, burn calories, increase balance and flexibility—while having some fun to boot. VIEW CLASSES

Boot Camp

From beginner-level in an exercise studio, to a circuit in the gym, to a pop-up class at Capitol Hill, our innovative range of boot camps offer creative drills that will push you to higher levels of fitness. Sweat through a series of body-weight exercises and cardio bursts designed to challenge both your heart and all major muscle groups. Come set new goals at one of our boot camps, and see what you’re made of. VIEW CLASSES


Spin your wheels in the water in this unique aqua cycling class. Perfect for all fitness levels, Hydrorider combines the best of cycling with the many benefits of exercising in the water. Hydrorider has become popular with many exercisers due to benefits like high caloric burn, lean muscle-building and increased circulation—combined with low impact on joints. Please call 24 hours in advance to reserve your spot. VIEW CLASSES

Looking for more? Check out the full range of group exercise classes available at our centers across Middle Tennessee. Plus, take our quiz to decide what type of class works best for you!

YMCA of Middle Tennessee

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1000 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37203
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