COMMIT TO BE FIT - FIND A CLASS THAT FITS YOU
YMCA group exercise and aquatic programs bring together health-seekers of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels in a fun, supportive environment where they move, groove and sweat their way toward better well-being. These activities are one of many ways the Y supports members in achieving their health and wellness goals. Highly trained staff develop and lead the programs and often tailor them to the specific needs of their community.
The Y offers a wide variety of classes available to all members!
Visit our Virtual YMCA and get access to a full library of on-demand and live-stream classes you can access wherever you are, whenever you want.
Group Exercise Schedule and Reservations
Reservations are required for some of our Group Exercise classes. You can reserve your spot for those classes through the Group Exercise schedule link.
YMCA Group Exercise classes are for YMCA Members age 14 and older. (Members under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.) Members must be 16 to participate in BodyPump.
Proud to Offer
Les Mills Classes
The Gaston County Family YMCA is proud to be able to offer you the Les Mills Group Exercise system of classes!
Overview of the Classes We Offer
ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS - SILVER SNEAKERS
These classes are geared to our senior members (ages 65 and older) and include low-impact, chair Yoga and water exercise.
Cardio Fitness classes include kickboxing, outdoor boot camp and aerobics. These classes are designed to get your heart rate up and keep you moving.
Cardio Strength classes include interval training and weight classes designed with a focus on building strength and muscle with a cardio element as well.
Cycle classes use stationary bikes in a room. An instructor leads the class through a variety of different bike settings for a full workout. There are classes for all levels.
Dance classes use music and Latin-American dance moves for a full-body workout. These classes include Zumba, Hip Hop and Pop Fitness.
KIDS & FAMILY
These classes are low key, low impact and designed to get the family moving together. Classes are for ages 6 and up and may include Yoga or Sports Conditioning.
PILATES & YOGA
Pliates and Yoga classes improve flexibility and core strength. These classes are for beginners to advanced and include Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga and PiLo.
Strength training classes target specific muscle groups or provide an overall workout. These classes include Toning (Total Body Strength) and Abs.
We've designed workout classes specifically for our teens. These classes include Teen Weight Lifting Club, Teen Body Pump, and more!
Any group fitness class that takes place in the pool is a water exercise class. These classes include Deep Water Aerobics, Water Aerobics and Water Walking.
All classes are not offered at all YMCAs. Please check the Group Exercise schedules for class locations and times.