The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA offers tons of group fitness classes led by trained, responsive, and fun instructors. Try yoga, HIIT, boot camp, Pilates, African dance, and much more. Our classes are free for Y members, so browse a sampling of our classes below, check the schedule, drop into a class, and start working out.

Class Schedule


Total Body Conditioning
A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using an assortment of fitness equipment.

Cardio Kickboxing
This high energy class blends athletic drills with martial arts to create an intense cardiovascular workout.

Hi-Lo Cardio
An energizing workout that uses high and low impact movements. Participants can choose their own levels of intensity and impact.

An intense cardio workout of simulated road bike riding to energizing music.

Using an aerobic step, participants follow choreography and step up and down to the music.

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Strength and Conditioning

Boot Camp
A challenging workout for your entire body, using calisthenics such as pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises.

Core Training
This class focuses on abdominal, back and core muscle training and stabilization to improve the body’s overall functional strength

Deep Definitions
Sculpt and define every inch of your body in this strength training class.

Supercharge your fitness with this challenging class of high speed, high intensity work alternated with recovery periods of low intensity.

Interval Training
High intensity cardio alternated with recovery periods of lower cardio intensity.

This is a total body workout that blends highly effective techniques for improving muscular endurance, total body coordinated movements and cardiovascular conditioning. Each movement and progression is taught with an emphasis on safety, highlighting essential body alignment. Take your body to the next level with Kettlebell training!

This high energy class blends athletic drills with martial arts to create an intense cardiovascular workout.

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Yoga, Pilates, and Stretch

Gentle Yoga
Designed to teach basic yoga postures that will enhance flexibility, strength and balance and promote relaxation.

Hatha Yoga
A yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen, and condition.

Power Yoga
An athletic-based yoga class with challenging movements

Prenatal Yoga
Expectant mothers will learn to stretch, strengthen, focus and relax. This class will help prepare you physically and mentally for the experience of childbirth.

Pilates Mat
Based on original Pilates techniques, this class is designed to restore muscular balance, improve posture, helps prevent injury and build strength and flexibility.

An essential component of fitness that is often neglected or left out in preference for developing other areas of fitness. This class uses a variety of stretching methods to gradually increase muscle strength and extend the range of movements at the joints. This may help prevent injury and improve performance of health and sports related activities.

Vinyasa Yoga
Flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by an emphasis on breathing technique.

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Dance and Zumba

African Dance
Learn traditional African dances, rhythms, and songs.

Belly Dance
A dance movement class that focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations. Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations.

Line Dancing
Learn the basics of new and classic line dances in this fun class that feels more like a party then a workout.

Learn Salsa basics to fun music.

Zumba® takes the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.

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Water Aerobics

Aqua Boot Camp
A intense full body water workout.

Aqua Jog
A unique exercise class that takes place in the water, utilizing floatation devices to allow "jogging" in deep water. No swimming experience is required, but participants should be comfortable being in deep water.

Water Aerobics
An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.

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Senior Fitness

AOA Sit Fit
Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching.

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