The YMCA in Greenfield’s Group Exercise (Group Ex) program offers the highest quality classes for members of all interests and fitness levels. We offer a wide variety of class formats and styles of varying intensity to meet each member’s needs. For information on any of these great classes, contact Jayne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-773-3646 x448
For the new or the infrequent exercisers. Basic stepping, strength training, balance and flexibility all in one class. Formerly Group Active.
BALANCE & STRETCH
A stretch class with a balance and core-strengthening component.
BARRE / BARRE FUSION
Class will mix elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training. Each workout will use the ballet barre and exercise equipment like small hand weights to sculpt, slim and stretch the body.
CARDIO STEP TOGETHER
Utilizes the step as an effective training tool. Encourages a simple and fun way to cardio train. Formerly Group Blast.
30 minute class focusing on the core muscles, abs and back. Utilizes a variety of equipment.
CORE FOCUS TOGETHER
Work your core, front to back, shoulders to hips, improve athletic performance, prevent back pain, and are ripped abs! Bring a towel. Formerly Group Core.
Tap into the hottest mixed martial arts class, movements done at a quick pace to improve your overall fitness. Formerly Group Kick/Fight.
Senior exercise program designed to decrease falls and improve daily activity. Works on flexibility, balance, strength training, and aerobic activity. Must preregister with Jayne x448.
EXTREME EXERTION (E2)
High-intensity, athletic, interval training in a cooperative, supportive, environment. A series of exercise activities trains your upper body, lower body, core, cardio system, and functional athletic abilities.
Stretch muscles and tendons; break down soft tissue adhesions and scar tissue with a foam roller. Perform a self-massage, break up trigger points, and soothe tight fascia while increasing blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues. Must bring your own foam roller.
Sweat with a smile during your energizing hour of dance fitness. A sizzling cardio experience that is set to all types of music. Join the party and GET A MOVE ON! Formerly Group Groove.
Mix fun and fitness .in a relaxed setting with hula-hoops. This low impact activity is easy on joints. First Friday of the month.
Enhanced form of interval training (alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods). Everyone works at his or her own intensity.
LEARN TO DANCE / OPEN DANCE
Dance instructors teach a different dance each week. Lessons are open to all adults, free for Y members and only $5 a person per lesson for non-members. No partner or experience needed.
An intensive core workout that focus on supporting the neutral spine through muscle strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Emphasis on correct breathing mat based.
Unique class designed to build strength & gain flexibility. It’s about energy, power, and rhythm. Think sculpted abdominals, increased overall core strength, and greater stability. For the moderate to advanced participant.
Sweat. Sculpt. Rock this class is the world’s first Cardio Jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat dripping fun of playing the drums. Sticks provided.
Increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and balls are used for resistance. Chairs available for support.
STRENGTH TRAIN TOGETHER
Barbell class that strengthens all your major muscles in an inspiring, motivating group environment. If this is your first class, try attending a less crowded 6am, 9am or noon class. Formerly Group Power.
TAI CHI FOR HEALTH / YANG STYLE
Tai Chi is a form of exercise that has demonstrated under scientific studies to have a powerful effect on health. It integrates the mind and body through slow, fluid movements.
Our instructors teach many different forms of Yoga (Vinyasa, Embodyoga, Mama Nirvana, and Iyengar). Below you will find the pace/rigor for the different classes. Call Jayne at x448 for more info.
- Gentle- A slow paced practice with detailed instruction and modification offered for all poses. Sequences may include restorative poses, there are a limited number of transitions between standing poses, and floor poses (i.e., seated, kneeling, prone, or supine).
- Moderate- Classes include more complex poses, and depending on the style of the teacher, may include vinyasa (flow) sequences, more transitions between standing to floor poses, and longer holds for poses.
- Vigorous- A fast-paced extended vinyasa (flow) practice with quick transitions between the poses and many transitions between standing and floor poses.
YOGA FOR CHRONIC PAIN
Do you live and work with chronic physical pain? Then this gentle and restorative yoga class is for you. Focus will involve gentle movement, relaxation, awareness, and skills for working with undesirable sensations.
Try the hottest dance craze! With easy to follow steps.