People who workout in a group (group fitness) are far more likely to stick at it. A study conducted by Pennsylvania State University* introduced 25 inactive adults to group fitness slowly by allowing them to 'dip their toes' into exercise. The result was that 20 of the group never missed a workout in 30 weeks. Not only this, they lost body fat, gained lean muscle and reduced their chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
You can make exercise more social by teaming up with a friend or try some different group fitness workouts to see what you like best. Make it a regular date in your diary and don't go too hard in those first few workouts. It's better to get into a habit than a world of pain.
You need to register for these classes prior to attending. You may register at the Welcome Center or online. If a roster class is not full you can try the class for a drop-in fee of $3 for Members Only, there is no charge to observe only.
7 Week Session: $15 Member - $35 General Public (Fee is per Roster class: Monday or Wednesday)
Designed to demonstrate and teach the basic elements of boxing and kickboxing. The primary learning goals will consist of developing; proper body mechanics, agility, technique as well as muscular and aerobic endurance. Develop confidence in your physical abilities and have fun while you learn an invaluable skill set. 55 Minutes.
Lead by Steve Augustyn: Nationally Certified Personal Trainer and experienced in martial arts (Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Marine Corps Martial Arts Program). REQUIRED GEAR: 16oz boxing gloves.
7 Week Session: $15 Member - $35 General Public
Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques. This self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training. This class focuses on self-defense maneuvers that are valuable and confidence building for women. Learning techniques and practicing in a safe environment will give you the confidence you need in any situation. This class will be physical, so come dressed to move. 55 Minutes.
Lead by Larry Sparling: Nationally Certified Personal Trainer, retired Law Enforcement Officer, and certified instructor in Defensive and Arrest Tactics.
7 Week Session: $15 Member - $35 General Public
This adult indoor Target Archery class consists of shooting at stationary bulls-eye targets. It is a great way to learn and practice the skill of archery. All equipment is provided. The bows are adjustable for all to be successful no matter their size or ability.
7 Week Session: $25 Member - $35 General Public
Moving for Better Balance is a 7-week falls prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi in helping older adults improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. Class runs both Mondays & Wednesdays. (Seasonal Class Times)
Land FIT Pass: $10 Member per Session - $75 General Public per Session
Aqua/Land FIT Pass: $20 Member per Session - $150 General Public per Session
With the purchase of a Land FIT Pass participants may choose from and attend a variety of instructor-led land classes! Class participation is recorded and sign in is required prior to each class. Classes are first come, first served. See the Group Fitness Schedule for class times and availability.
With the purchase of anAqua/Land FIT Pass receive access to unlimited water and land classes during a session. Class participation is recorded and sign in is required prior to each class. Classes are first come, first served. See Water Exercise Schedule for class times and availability.
This class will feature a 30 minute session of core workout with Amy J and 30 minutes of TRX with April. ABS class focuses on core work and more, as TRX adds to the core work with bodyweight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and more core stability. Your core will thank you! 55 Minutes.
Gain cardio fitness, muscle tone, and core strength all in one. Tone work uses bands, weights, and some floor work. 25 Minutes.
This class uses kickboxing moves in a dance style format for a vigorous full body cardiovascular workout. A variety of equipment will be used for toning and strengthening with an emphasis on the core. Bring a mat for floor-work and stretching. This class is geared for all ages. 55 Minutes.
This class will use a chair for both sitting and standing, to improve flexibility, coordination and balance. 55 Minutes.
For men and women to build muscle strength and endurance, define and “sleekify” major muscle groups and rock it to music. This class will emphasize safe form, and will combine weights, bands and fit balls. Come whether you’re a beginner or experienced. You’ll feel stronger from the inside and see results on the outside. 55 Minutes.
Imagine a workout routine that mixes cardio and strength training. Plus, it's infinitely and easily customized to help you reach your goals faster. Sound too good to be true? It's not! It's called circuit training. Circuit training is a style of workout where you cycle through several exercises (usually five to 10) targeting different muscle groups with minimal rest in between. All skill levels welcome. 55 Minutes.
Club Moves features today’s top dance hits and funky upbeat moves. We will practice several warm up songs to get you comfortable with the basic dance moves used throughout the class. This class is perfect for the person wanting to have fun and “get down” with exercise. 55 Minutes.
If you're bored of your current cardio and weight regime then it's time for FBH. Using a variety of equipment and your own body weight, you will be pushed to the limit. This class will focus on short bursts of intense training. Remember all classes can be modified to your personal needs and goals. 55 Minutes.
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is a course designed to challenge and improve aerobic capacity and muscular endurance. It features a wide variety of rapid paced burst exercises and bodyweight isometrics to burn fat and build lean muscle. Our Certified Personal Trainer Steve Augustyn will deliver this program! 55 Minutes.
This is an ‘express class’ that will focus on the glutes, abs and inner thighs using various equipment and exercises, other than squats and crunches. 40 Minutes. Addtional BONUS time for extra work: 15 minutes.
A heart-pounding, low-impact workout. All fitness levels welcome! Speed, endurance and overall fitness will be improved. Instructors will lead the class through various “team” activities and “relay races” to keep you engaged and moving. 55 Minutes.
Introductory Line Dancing - It's not just Country! Begin by learning a variety of steps and combinations. Dust off old favorites like the Electric Slide, Cowboy Hustle and Cupid Shuffle as you progress to new and more complex patterns as you go through the session. The dances learned will be an enjoyable treat for both the body and the brain. 55 Minutes.
This class is designed for men to increase flexibility for sports, activities and daily living. 40 Minutes.
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that builds flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body’s core or ‘powerhouse’ (torso). 55 Minutes.
Piloxing uniquely mixes boxing and Pilates into a calorie blasting, muscle toning, core-centric interval workout, guaranteed to whip you into shape, using a class format that is both fun and challenging. Ending the class with floor work for both the butt and abs and a nice cooldown!! All levels. 55 Minutes.
A fun and total body workout for seniors and people new to exercise. This class will incorporate easy movement patterns that include weights, resistance bands and a ball. Also adding low impact moves to keep your joints mobile with range of motion exercises. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support. 55 Minutes.
Increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance with this aerobic workout. Improve your total body strength using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball. Train your brain by learning a variety of choreographed moves and keep your joints mobile with range-of-motion exercises. A chair is offered for support and used for a cool-down stretch at the end. 55 Minutes.
Move to the music through a variety of exercises designed 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. 55 Minutes.
Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. This class combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to music that has been designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep. The instructor will change up the music and moves frequently to make sure you’re always challenged to the max. 55 Minutes.
Tabata is a high-intensity interval training workout featuring exercises that last 4 minutes. You will get more impact on both the aerobic and anaerobic systems while using different equipment. This class is a combination of cardio, strength and core exercises. Designed to work up a sweat, challenging yourself to your limits and beyond! 55 Minutes.
A Chinese system of physical exercises that are believed to facilitate the flow of Qi (life force) in the body, promoting good health and vitality. Tai Chi utilizes movements that are Yin Yang opposites: softness and strength, forwards and backwards, action and calm. 55 Minutes.
This class is for anyone who wants to keep their muscles strong, heart healthy and minds active. We will warm-up, elevate the heart rate with aerobic patterns, challenge the muscles with weights, bands and balls, and finish with a cool-down stretch. This class will have modifications so that people may progress safely at their own pace. 55 Minutes.
This class is designed to strengthen the body, build your balance and increase coordination skills. Using low impact resistance and stability training, you will leave here feeling stronger in body and more confident in activities throughout your everyday life. 40 Minutes.
Grow longer and stronger as you work through movement designed to increase your flexibility, release tension and improve posture. All levels welcomed. 30 Minutes or 55 Minutes.
Zumba® is an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. It blends red-hot international music and contagious steps to form a “fitness party” that is downright addictive. Fun and challenging for any fitness level! 55 Minutes.
* Reference: Group Fitness is Effective in Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Healthy Adults by The Pennsylvania State University Park, USA.
YMCA of the Northwoods
2003 E. Winnebago Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.