The Y offers classes geared for adults of all fitness levels and ages. We know you will find a class that is fun, supportive and keeps you moving to get a great workout while you make a new friends and reconnect with current ones.
Fit ball, Yoga and Pilates mat work is the base of this class. A great opportunity to reduce stress while increasing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and muscle tone. A true core workout (abdominal and lower back) mixed with upper and lower body conditioning. Finishing with a lengthy stretch, your workout is complete!
Cross Training Lite
Very low impact movements designed to strengthen your heart and lungs along with weight bearing activities to improve bone density and muscle tone.
This class is suitable for both beginners and for those with some experience and will include basic breathing exercises (pranayama), foundational poses, sun salutations, and deep relaxation.
Designed to improve your balance, strength and flexibility.
A modified Yoga practice utilizing props and chair to aid those needing a little extra care with the movements and poses. Focuses on connecting the breath to movement and improving posture and range of motion. Modifications are provided for all skill levels and capabilities.
Start your day with a guided practice including gentle yoga flows, breathing exercises and postures. This class energizes the body and awakens the mind. Suitable for all ages and skill levels.
AOA Balance & Restore
We will look at the whole body and the importance of strength, flexibility, posture, core strength and recovery. This class is formatted to be done with a smaller group of people due to the type of exercise being concentrated on. Students attending should be very familiar with all side effects of medications they are taking. Balance and Restore is not intended to take the place of any type of physical therapy that individuals are currently doing.
In Tai Chi a series of postures or movements are performed in a slow, graceful manner. This ancient art form has been proven to increase concentration, improve balance & strength, and relax the nervous system. CHAIR tai chi will utilize the chair.
Interval training for your core, abdominal, and back.
Easy Rider & Cycle
A special cycle class geared toward riders that need a more “moderate” workout – special attention to bike set-up prior to class is encouraged.
A resistance training workout utilizing weights, tubing, and body bars. A great metabolism booster. Build the muscle to BURN THE FAT!!!!
This class infuses elements of Pilates, Ballet, and total body conditioning with controlled movements. This class will use the BARRE, light weights, resistance bands, fit balls and may include a cardiovascular element. No dance experience is necessary.
Stott Pilates is a contemporary, anatomically-based approach to Joseph Pilates’ original exercise method. Its exercises safely deliver optimal strength, flexibility and endurance, without adding bulk. This stress-relieving method will be performed on a mat using such equipment as the fitness circle, foam roller, blocks, straps, balls, and Thera-bands to appropriately modify the exercises for various fitness levels.
The YMCA of Central Virginia offers a variety of chronic disease prevention and management programs.