The West Side Y offers over 100 classes led by trained, responsive, and fun instructors. Try indoor cycling, bootcamp, yoga and Pilates, barre, water exercise, and more. There’s no pre-registration or fee, so check the schedule, drop into a class, and start working out.

Class Schedule

Strength and Conditioning

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

Barre Workout
Strengthen and tone your body with this ballet-inspired workout.

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

Cardio Sculpt
Work up a sweat with this intense fusion of cardio drills and strength training.

Circuit Training
A fast paced workout that will challenge you with different activity stations.

Kettlebell Circuit
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!

Pilates Circuit
Class combining Pilates Mat work and other functional training exercise techniques using a variety of equipment in a circuit format.
Please register at least 30 minutes before class by visiting or calling the 4th Floor ActivTrax Desk at 212-912-2607.

Stretching
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.

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

Train like an Athlete
Athletic drills create an intense workout to get your performance to the next level.

TRX Circuit
TRX Suspension Training will take your workout to new heights! It’s not just about training harder, it’s about training smarter. Each workout is specifically sequenced to safely and effectively challenge you for real results.
Please register at least 30 minutes before class by visiting or calling the 4th Floor ActivTrax Desk at 212-912-2607.

TRX Strength/TRX H.I.I.T.
TRX Strength focuses on a full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body while focusing on core. TRX H.I.I.T. utilizes high intensity strength and cardio work with recovery period of low intensity.
Please register at least 30 minutes before class by visiting or calling the 4th Floor ActivTrax Desk at 212-912-2607.

Upper Body Blast
Focus on your upper body - arms, shoulders, chest, and back with this strengthening workout.

Cardio

Cardio Circuit
This efficient and challenging form of cardio training uses a variety of exercises and workout stations.

H.I.I.T.
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.

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

Power Rowing
This rowing cardio class is sure to challenge your entire body.

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

Walk/Run Club
Meet some walking or running partners in this club.

 

Yoga, Pilates, and Stretch

Ashtanga Yoga
Classic yoga for the modern world, Ashtanga yoga will challenge your body with progressive postures.

Ashtanga Yoga: MYSORE
"Classical" yoga in the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. You work through the postures individually as guided by the instructor. Start and finish on your schedule to meet the needs of your practice. Beginners should allow about 30 minutes.

Chair Yoga
A yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen, and condition all from the comfort of a chair.

Feldenkrais Method
The Feldenkrais Method® uses gentle movement and directed attention to increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement.

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.

Iyengar Yoga
A form of yoga known for precision, alignment and a focus on individual postures and their therapeutic benefits. Iyengar yoga promotes quiet, an inward focus, and a heightened consciousness.

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

MELT®
The MELT Method® is a breakthrough self-treatment system that restores the supportiveness of the body’s connective tissue to eliminate chronic pain, improve performance, and decrease the accumulated stress caused by repetitive postures and movements of everyday living.

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.

Meditation
Meditation uses techniques, such as, mindfulness and focusing one’s mind to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Meditation may be used to reduce stress and anxiety and promote well-being.

Nia
A free-flowing movement class to stimulating music that combines elements of tai-chi, yoga and dance. Individual expression is encouraged to achieve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual fitness and well-being.

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.

Restorative Yoga
This class is appropriate for all students seeking the benefits of a very relaxing, gentle, and nourishing practice. The combination of gentle and deep restorative work improves range of motion and joint mobility while reducing pain and stress.

Dance and Zumba

Afro Jazz
A fun and energetic mix of African, jazz and modern dance.

Dance Party
A fun choreographed aerobic workout to music.

Dancealates®: barre
Dancealates® is a flowing, energizing workout that combines the core principles of Pilates with the strengthening, lengthening and toning techniques found in traditional jazz and ballet barre workouts.

Masala Bhangra®
Masala Bhangra is an Indian-dance based program, designed for people of all ages and fitness levels.

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

Martial Arts

Capoeira
This exciting Brazilian martial arts class combines music, dance, and traditional movements. The goal is to increase flexibility, balance, agility and overall coordination and strengthen mental and physical concentration.

Seido Karate
A form of karate to develop physical conditioning, mental awareness and self-defense strategies. Students will learn to develop speed, power, focus and balance.

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.

Water Fitness

Aqua Dance
Let the music take you through a dynamic, full body workout. Different musical styles work different body parts. Breathe, stretch, tone, and express. Join the party!

Water Aerobics
An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility. Aquatic Exercise For Arthritis Nationally certified by the YMCA of the USA. This class is intended to decrease pain and/or stiffness, improve or maintain joint flexibility, increase muscle strength, improve coordination and endurance, and give participants an overall sense of well-being. Class is performed in shallow water.

For more information, please contact Melanie Torres at 212-912-2676 or mtorres@ymcanyc.org.

Senior Fitness

AOA Cardio Conditioning
A gentle aerobic workout especially for older adults, or anyone who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans.

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

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

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, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.