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Scantic YMCA – Group Exercise Descriptions


Body Sculpt
Class uses light weights to tone and sculpt the body. (Returning late October)

Boomer Boot Camp
Gain more strength, flexibility, balance and stamina at any age. Offered on-site and at The Ludlow and Hampden Senior Centers. Suitable for active older adults or participants who are just beginning an exercise program.

Boot Camp Express
Tone and strengthen muscles as part of a fun, welcoming group. After a session that can include free weights, jump ropes, mat work, sports drills and more, participants will leave class feeling energized and motivated. All fitness levels are welcome.

Participants are coached through stations using various resistance-training equipment: free weights, medicine balls, resistance balls, BOSUs, etc. The class is designed to work your entire body and will introduce you to different exercises and equipment.

This class consists of a combination of flats, hills, drills, lifts, and recovery stretches. Both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems are combined to create an awesome training session. Appropriate music is played to help motivate you through the ride.

Insanity™ (Returning in late October)
This predesigned interval class that requires no equipment and is easy to learn and fun to participate in. The revolutionary cardio-based total body conditioning program based on the principles of MAX Interval Training. By using MAX Interval Training, INSANITY pushes the participant to new training heights, resulting in more calories burned, faster results, and a more efficient metabolism.

Get ready to kick, jab and cross punch for a great cardio workout. Weights, jump ropes and bands may also be incorporated in this workout.

Metabolic Madness
Mix up your metabolism with interval cardio drills, weights and resistance bands.
Maximize workout calorie burning and post workout after burn.

Pilates is core-based strengthening work combined with Yoga poses, stability ball work, balance, toning, meditation and relaxation.

Power Pump
The energy never stops with this unique blend of cardio and strength workout.
Many different modalities are incorporated in this workout. Includes high impact cardio drills.

Tai Chi
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of martial arts. It is a mind-body, self healing system that uses movement, meditation and breathing to improve health and well being.

Ditch the Workout and join the party. A fusion of Latin, American, African and modern music to dance away the calories.


Aqua Fitness

A soft water workout is great for those requiring low-impact activities. Work your body through “full range of motion” water exercises using the large muscle groups to burn fat and tone up. Excellent workout with minimal joint stress.


Splashing, stretching, twisting, shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering-It’s a Zumba® Pool Party!
Blending the Zumba® dance class with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, this water Zumba® class offers a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

Warm Water Conditioning

This class is based around the principles of traditional water exercise but done at a lower intensity. Working through full range of motion with light and easy aerobic moves, this class will help increase flexibility and balance with minimal joint stress.

Gentle Joints

Movement is medicine. Come enjoy gentle stretching and muscle conditioning in a warm water environment; perfect for the first time exerciser or anyone with special health needs. This program focuses on increasing range of motion, strength, coordination and balance.


Gentle Yoga and Self Care Yoga® are compassionate approaches to yoga that blend slow gentle movements with breathing, mindfulness, and stress release. Classes include easy-to-follow instructions and demonstrations, with posture variations for those wanting to challenge themselves. Beginners and continuing students of yoga and mindfulness welcome.

Hatha Yoga is an approach to asana practice that emphasizes meditation and breath work. It is a flow of postures with emphasis on body awareness, alignment and coordination of breath and movement.

Intermediate Yoga is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of individuals interested in improving their level of fitness. Class format uses a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow.

Yoga Participants in this challenging class will utilize props (blocks, bolsters & mats) and benefit from verbal and/or hands on adjustments and modifications for precise alignment. Continued practice should result in improved circulation, increased strength and enhanced flexibility.