YMCA of Greater Erie

women-3-exercisefun (1)At the Y, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier. Members and program participants often cite the support and enthusiasm of fellow participants and staff as some of the key factors in their achievement of greater well-being. One member sums up her favorite class this way: “This is a great program, I’ve learned so much about how to eat healthier and I love the classes. I’m here 3 – 4 times a week now to work out and I love the new me!”

Group Exercise Classes – Studio & Water

Our Y offers classes for all ages, all levels and all interests. From low-impact exercise and chair classes, stretching and strength training to indoor cycling, water exercise, and yoga, you’ll find a group class that’s fun, supportive and keeps you moving.  Hundreds of free classes weekly for members. So, break a sweat, chat with a friend, relax your mind, challenge your body or reconnect and recharge!

Locations & Contacts

County YMCA
Kelly Gheres, kgheres@ymcaerie.org
734-5700

Downtown YMCA
Monica Olesnanik, molesnanik@ymcaerie.org
877-7030

Eastside Family YMCA
Shelly Sheridan, ssheridan@ymcaerie.org
899-9622

Glenwood Park YMCA
Nancy Jo Foor, njfoor@ymcaerie.org
868-0867


Group Fitness Programs

30-20-10

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Every class is something different, and you never know what you’re going to get!  With 30 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of muscle toning, and 10 minutes of ab training, you’ll get a little bit of everything and a great workout every time!  Modifications will be provided.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Basic & Brief

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10 weeks to a better you. Try this 40 minute, beginner-exerciser program two to three times weekly utilizing the Technogym equipment. Before and after internal/external measurements.

View Schedule for: County Y, Glenwood Y

Boot Camp

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An intense military style workout. 60 minutes of grueling instruction on abdominal and calisthenics work. Plus stair runs, “dock” runs, track running with sprints and intervals of pull ups and dips. Some classes include suspension training. Class ends with strength training focused on the upper body.   Instructor led class with exercise variations for all fitness levels.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Bootcamp Gold

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In this class you’ll learn age-appropriate circuit and strength training drills & imaginative ways to integrate interval training into your workout.  You will build stamina, and strength, blast fat, optimize cardio-respiratory fitness, and minimize stress of exercise on aging joints.  Note: Class appropriate for beginner bootcamp participants & older active adults.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

BOSU

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Strength and core conditioning class which incorporates the half-ball/half-platform device. Class led by instructor and exercise modifications given for various fitness levels.

View Schedule for: County Y

Cardio Dance

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This class is a high energy cardiovascular infused group workout which combines top 40 music and many current styles of dance. Join in on the fun and energizing calorie burning workout! No experience necessary!

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Cardio Kickboxing

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An intense cardiovascular workout using punches and kicks to keep you moving, while also toning your entire body and sharpening your reactions and speed. Suitable for all levels of fitness.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Cardio Shred

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A Jillian Michaels inspired style workout that mixes weight training with cardio bursts.  Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Chisel

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Class provides several different workout varieties to accomplish a total body workout by use of the weight bar, dumbbells and body weight.  Combines strength and core conditioning.  Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Circuit City

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A high intensity interval class designed to push your body to the limit. You will use all of your muscle groups allowing for little rest in between. Not for beginners.  The class is taught using the Interval Obstacle Training Center QUEENEX by Precor- exclusively at the Eastside Family Y.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Combo Classes

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Can’t decide on a workout? Now you don’t have to! This class will break up the routine by giving you 30 minutes of “this and 30 minutes of “that”. Come to one or both, the choice is yours. All levels.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Families Get Active

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Bring the whole gang and workout together in a family friendly atmosphere.  This class is an excellent way to start developing healthy habits for the entire family!  (Caregiver & Child 8+)

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Fit Club Mash Up

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Circuits of body conditioning and resistance training using high-intensity aerobics while targeting strength building and muscular endurance. This class allows each individual to work at their respective fitness levels, challenging a variety of heart rate zones and muscle groups for a full cardio & strength workout. Not for beginners.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Group Fitness Classes

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There is something for every “body” at the Y. From cardio to resistance training to mind/body classes are available to meet every interest and level: Water Fitness (summer only), Yoga, Pilates, Strength & Tone Classes, Kick Boxing, Step, Low Impact, Silver Sneakers & Silver & Fit, Zumba, Bosu and more.

View Schedule for: County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Healthy Rewards Program

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The Downtown Y Healthy Rewards Program allows members to earn points that are redeemable for prizes… All just for exercising!  The Healthy Rewards Program is FREE to members.  Click Here For More Information.  Click Here for the Prize List

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High Intensity Interval Training

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This class incorporates hand weights, stretch bands and the BOSU for maximum calorie burn.  Class is instructor led and variations of exercises for all fitness levels.

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Insanity

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Are you up for the challenge? Prepare to see insane results with Max Interval Training. This class will keep your body working at maximum capacity throughout the entire workout of athletic and plyometric drills mixed with intervals of strength, power, resistance & core training. You will keep pushing your limits – so your body has to adapt. It’s time to dig deep! Class led by instructor and exercise modifications provided for all fitness levels.

View Schedule for: Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Introduction to Meditation

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In this dynamic class, you will learn effective concentration techniques, how to sit comfortably, the benefits of meditation and how to begin a daily practice.  Come and discover the inner peace and joy within you.  Led by Robert Brandt.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Introduction to TAI-CHI

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Tai-Chi originally developed for self-defense, has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that helps with stress reduction, balance and promotes serenity through gentle flowing movements.  Ages 15 & Up.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

JUMPSTART Wellness Program

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JUMPSTART is a new approach to wellness that involves specialized classes, personal training sessions and lots of support!

10 Weeks of JUMPSTART includes:

  • 2 Fitness Classes Each Week
  • 1 Personal Training Session Each Week (That’s a $300 Value)

Program Begins with Initial Health Assessments the Week of Feb 13th, 2017.
Members:  $50  Non Members:  $100

JUMPSTART

For More Information, Contact Monica Olesnanik at 814-452-3261 x283 or molesnanik@ymcaerie.org or Justin DeMontier at jdemontier@ymcaerie.org

 

View Schedule for: Downtown Y

Kickboxing

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Cardiovascular workout combining boxing, kicking and extreme power moves.  Class instructor led and offers variations for all fitness levels.

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Kinesis/Kinesis Express

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Circuit workout combining resistance training and cardiovascular conditioning focusing on development of muscular strength, endurance and general fitness. Ideal for all fitness levels.  Program led by certified Personal Trainer.  Kinesis Express is a quick 30-minute version of the full Kinesis class.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Krazy for Kettlebells

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Join the Kettlebell craze as you squat, lift, lunge & push your way through this head to toe workout using a kettlebell. All levels.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Line Dance

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  • Grab your BFF for a dance party to learn many of today’s popular line dances to R&B, Hip-Hop & Country hits. You’ll be leading the dance party this wedding season.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Maximize Your Membership Wellness Coaching

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MEMBER ONLY benefit offered FREE with your Y membership. One size does not fit all! Individualized fitness training is just one component of this holistic program. We include spirit, mind and body components in the program and it is designed for the beginner exerciser. Our team of Wellness Coaches are all certified as YMCA of the USA Personal Training Instructors.

View Schedule for: County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Meditation: A Course in Miracles

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Come listen to a discussion on what it takes to live a life of abundant peace and joy.  The teachings of  “A Course in Miracles” show us how this is possible.  The goal of this class is to use the support of these ancient teachings, meditation and energy healing to speed up the process of spiritual awakening for everyone.”

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Moving for Better Balance

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This Tai Chi based program is designed for older-active adults who can walk easily. Participants will feel stronger, have better balance, and flexibility by using coordinated and flowing movements.  For participants 55+

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Nia

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NIA fuses elements of martial arts, dance arts and healing arts to create an invigorating, empowering form of exercise for people of all levels of fitness and walks of life.  Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

P90X Live

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P90X Live is a total-body workout that will keep your body guessing, and transforming, with a variety of strength-training moves, cardio conditioning, and core work.  You’ll tone strong, lean muscle and bust through any plateau that stands in your way! Be ready to Bring it!

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Peaceful Living Series

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Dr. Brian Myers and Dr. Kris Nelson lead this monthly series to help you learn to express inner peace, well-being, love and health.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Personal Training

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This YMCA program is designed to match you with a Personal Trainer who will develop a wellness routine to help you stay motivated and provide you with a workout designed for you to meet your personal wellness goals.

View Schedule for: County Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Pilates/ Pilates for Golfing

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A combination of stretching and strengthening, this class will improve your flexibility and core muscle strength while also focusing on proper body alignment, breathing, and relaxation. (Pilates for Golfing is designed specifically with the golfer in mind) Appropriate for all levels of fitness.

View Schedule for: County Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Polar BodyAge™ Fitness Assessments

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A fitness assessment that compares your chronological age to your BodyAge. It will tell you where you are today and your obtainable BodyAge. Your Y Wellness Coach will work with you to develop a program to build a healthier you. Included in your Y membership. Contact the Membership Desk to schedule your appointment.

View Schedule for: County Y, Eastside Y

Pump It/Shape-Up

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This class is an anything goes strength and toning class.  Depending on instructor and available equipment, we’ll use barbells, hand weights, resistance bands, stability ball and medicine ball.  Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

View Schedule for: County Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Recovery Yoga

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Recovery Yoga is a yogic support group for all those on a path to heal physically as well as mentally.  All those who suffer and choose to recover from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, alcoholism, and addiction are welcome. First half of class is a group discussion and the second half is yoga.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Reiki/Energy Healing Basics

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Introductory class exploring the differences between Reiki and other styles of energy healing.  Give and receive hands-on energy healing under the supervision of a Reiki Master/Teacher, no experience necessary.  Held the First Friday of every month.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Rep Reebok/Rep Reebok Plus

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This workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls.  This class stresses muscular endurance, muscular strength, power and reactive training.  Class is suitable for all levels.

During  Rep Reebok Plus we add short bursts of calorie burning movements throughout the class.

 

View Schedule for: Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Step

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A cardiovascular workout using step patterns while incorporating high and low intensity into the class (can be done without a step).This class is suitable for all fitness levels.

View Schedule for: County Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

TRX Suspension Training

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Original, best-in-class work-out system that leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. Delivers a fast, effective, total bodywork out that builds core, increases muscular endurance and benefits people of all fitness levels.

View Schedule for: County Y

TurboKick

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A full body workout consists of a sport specific warm-up, higher paced intervals, easy to follow combinations, kickboxing specific strength/endurance training and mind/body-like cool-down. Work at your own pace class; instructor-led modifications.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Weight Management with EFT

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Learn to utilize meridian tapping points and acupressure.  Led by Ilana Wolfson, RDN.

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Wellness Center & Program Orientation

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Included in your Y membership is a one-on-one appointment with Y staff. Y staff will demonstrate proper use of the cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, orientate you to the free weight room and/or group exercise classes. Contact the Membership Desk to schedule your orientation.

View Schedule for: County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Wellness for Life

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wellness-for-life-btnFor many people, the transition to survivorship serves as strong motivation to make positive lifestyle change. Although cultivating healthy habits is a good idea for anyone, it is survivors are often at higher risk for developing other health problems as a result of their cancer treatment.  Healthy behaviors can help survivors regain or build strength, reduce the severity of side effects, reduce the risk of developing secondary cancers or other health issues, and enjoy life more.

The journey at the Regional Cancer Center incorporates a focus on mind-body-spirit well-being from the day  you walk through the doors.  They are committed to integrating wellness components into your care and treatment.  They want you to feel empowered and to regain a sense of control over your cancer.

Research shows that by integrating physical activity, proper nutrition and mind-body-spirit awareness, you can feel better and reduce the side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea, depression, anxiety, fatigue and weight gain.

In keeping with RCC’s mission of providing comprehensive care with a commitment to optimal quality of life for patients and families, RCC has partnered with the Glenwood Park Y to offer supportive, holistic classes in a nurturing and spacious environment.

The classes will be taught by expert fitness professionals and will be offered to cancer survivors and caregivers only, completely free of charge.

Click here for a complete list of classes included within the Wellness for Life program.

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Women & Weights/Strength Training

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We offer two options for weight training for women.

Women and Strength Training at the County Y teaches proper use of the free weights and machines to achieve balanced muscle development. Increases metabolism to burn fat. Free to Y members only.

Women and Weights at the Eastside Family Y is weight training class for women, led by women.  7 week class takes place in the free weight room and promises an individualized strength training plan and the confidence to continue on your own. Cost for Y members: $20/ $40-non-members

View Schedule for: County Y, Eastside Y

Y-Pump

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Anything goes in this strength training class. You will work all your muscle groups with barbells, hand weights, resistance bands and/or exercise balls. Suitable for all levels of fitness.

View Schedule for: County Y, Eastside Y

ZUMBA Kids/ZUMBA Jr.

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ZUMBA Kids

Perfect for our younger Zumba® fans! Kids 7-11 years old get the chance to be active and jam out to their favorite music.  Zumba® Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness.

ZUMBA Kids Jr.

Perfect for our younger Zumba® fans! Kids 4-6 years old get the chance to socialize with friends and jam out to their favorite music. Zumba® Kids, Jr classes are rockin’, high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines. We break down steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements such as leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, balance, cultural awareness.

View Schedule for: County Y

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