The Vanderbilt Y offers over 100 fitness classes each week, led by trained, responsive, and fun instructors. Try spin, bootcamp, yoga, Pilates, karate, water aerobics, and more. There’s no pre-registration or fee for most of our classes, so check the schedule, drop into a class, and start working out.

Class Schedule

Aerobics/Dance Classes

Adult Ballet
A technique class that places emphasis and attention on alignment and placement of the body.

Advanced Step
Using an aerobic step, participants follow choreography and step up and down to the music. Prior step experience is advised.

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

A dance/movement class that is designed for EVERYBODY. This unique dance experience uses simple choreography and authentic body movement to amazing music. Dance YOUR dance.

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

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

Low Impact Cardio
Get a cardio challenge with minimal impact on bones and joints!

Soul Line Dancing
Soul Line Dancing is exactly what its name implies; people dancing in lines performed in unison with a repeating series of steps to choreographed dances to R&B and hip-hop songs. Come join the fun!

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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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.

Fit & Flexible
This class uses only body resistance for the workout. The student is led through 15 minutes of abs, 15 minutes of lower body, followed by 15 minutes of stretching and lengthening the various muscle groups.

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

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Yoga, Pilates, and Stretch

Core Connection
An effective and challenging class which incorporates Pilates, yoga and breath work. To strengthen, lengthen and connect to your core on a deeper level.

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

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

Pilates Mat
It’s an elite fitness formula that combines muscle toning and lengthening benefits of Pilates with elements of strength and cardio training to increase flexibility, endurance and muscle tone, while strengthening the core.

Power Yoga
An athletic-based yoga class with challenging movements. Recommended for advanced yoga practitioners.

Tai Chi
An ancient form of mind/body exercise that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense.

Vinyasa Yoga
Linking breath with movement, a flowing sequence of yoga poses revitalizes mind and body.

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Martial Arts

Kenshikai-Kan Karate
This class offers a comprehensive program of movement, self-defense and meditation. Regular participation develops strength, agility, flexibility and coordination along with focus and peace of mind.

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Spin Classes

"Ab"solute Spin
One full hour of spinning followed by 30 minutes of core/abdominal work. Come for 60 minutes or stay ‘til the end! A real challenge!

Bikes & Bells
One hour high intensity interval training combination of spin, with a blast of Kettlebells at the end.

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

Spin in the Zone
This class focuses on heart rate training while spinning. Personal heart rate monitors are used, but are not required for class.

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Senior Fitness

Strength Training
This strength training workout is especially designed for older adults, or anyone who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans.

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

An essential component of fitness that is often neglected or left out, this class uses a variety of stretching methods to gradually increase muscle strength and extend the range of movement at the joints.

Tai Chi
An ancient form of mind body exercise that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense.

Zumba® Gold
The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat! Prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.

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Water Aerobics & Swim Club

Adult Water Exercise Classes
The following water exercise classes are fun for adults of all ages and physical fitness levels. Equipment is provided.

Adult Arthritis Exercise Classes
Meeting five mornings a week, this class takes joints and muscles through a full range of motion workout.

Aqua Zumba
Aqua Zumba® blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you shouldn’t miss!

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Aqua Cycling
State-of-the-art stationary cycling takes the plunge in our Aqua Cycling class. Our pool promotes superior toning and slimming for the lower body’s muscle groups and our certified Aqua Cycling instructors lead the 45-minute class that burns calories and builds cardiovascular endurance. The therapeutic properties of the water makes it gentle on the joints. Renowned for reducing the appearance of cellulite, this invigorating class delivers results and rejuvenation. 

Please note that this is a paid class for members and community members. Registration is required.

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Adult Masters Swim Club
Calling all lap, competitive and recreational swimmers! Looking for supervised workouts under the direction of a swim coach? Masters Swim Club is for you! The program is taught by certified YMCA Instructors and coaching members of USA Swimming. Classes are an eight-week session.

Please note that this is a paid class for members and community members. Registration is required.

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