The Y offers both indoor and outdoor classes led by trained, responsive, and fun instructors. Try spin, bootcamp, yoga and pilates, barre, water exercises, and more. Reservations are required for most of our classes, so information check out the below and start working out.

Class Schedules

The Y offers hundreds of free, drop-in classes, including cardio, bootcamp, yoga and pilates, dance, and water exercises for all ages and abilities.

Find a Class

Registration & Access

All class participants must register and reserve a spot. Access and process vary by membership type and location.

Indoor and outdoor classes (10 open branches)

  • City-wide Members
    Reserve using the mobile app
  • Branch Members (one of the 10 branches)
    Reserve using the mobile app (home branch only)
  • Members on hold/non-members
    No access

Outdoor-only classes (6 branches)

  • City-wide Members
    Register in branch or by phone—no charge
  • Branch Members (one of the 10 branches)
    Register on website—$25 per month (1 class per week)
  • Members on hold/non-members
    Register on website—$25 per month (1 class per week)

• How to Register for a Class

App: Download Y's new app and activate your account to make class reservations. 

  • From your home screen, tap "Classes & Reservations." 
  • Select the group exercise schedule, choose the class you would like to attend, and tap the "Join" button to reserve your spot. 
  • You will receive a confirmation email (at the email address on file).

Computer: If you cannot download our mobile app and want to reserve it on a computer, please contact your branch, and we will help you set up an account.

  • Once you have an account set up, visit the URL that the branch staff shared and log in with your provided username and password.
  • Click on "Schedule" in the left navigation, find the type of schedule you're looking for at the top of the page, click and choose a time that works for you. 
  • Click on the "Book Now" button to reserve your spot. You will receive a confirmation email at the email address on file.

Availability: You can reserve your spot up to 48 hours in advance. There is a cap on the number of reservations a member can make per day. Please consult the app for more info.
 
Call: You can also call the branch, and we'll be happy to help reserve a time for you!

• What to Expect

  • Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated members. 
  • Please bring your own equipment – a filled water bottle, towel, and any other workout equipment needed for your class (mat, etc.). The Y will not be providing mats or towel service.
  • Please use the restroom before you arrive for an outdoor class. Some of our branches remain closed, and there will be no access to bathrooms or other indoor space.
Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a Y member to take a class? Membership is required for participation in all indoor and outdoor classes at 10 branches open for membership. Members on hold and non-members can pay to participate in outdoor classes at 6 other branch locations (Broadway, Castle Hill, Flushing, Greenpoint, NE Bronx, and North Brooklyn).

Are you charging for group exercise classes? Indoor and outdoor group exercise classes are free to members of one or all of our 10 branch locations, according to your membership type. If you would like to participate in our group exercise classes and are not a member, learn more about becoming a member here.

How do I register for an indoor or outdoor group exercise class? 

Registration is no longer mandatory for all YMCA group exercise classes. Certain classes require reservations due to high demand. Y members can access class schedules and make necessary reservations by downloading the YMCA of Greater New York app. You will receive an email with instructions to set up your account—check your spam folder. Once you set up a user ID and password you can log in to your app account and reserve a spot. Reservations are taken 48 hours prior to class start time. This does not apply to outdoor classes at Broadway, Castle Hill, Flushing, or North Brooklyn.

I forgot my password and I can’t get into my Y online account. What should I do? You can activate your online account here, or create a new account here. If you still have trouble, please call the branch. (If necessary, please leave a message and a staff member will call you back.)

I can’t make a reservation in the app. Can I still sign up? Registration for classes at the 10 locations is made in the app. Please call the branch if you need assistance reserving a spot. (If necessary, please leave a message and a staff member will call you back.)

How do I register for an outdoor class at Broadway, Castle Hill, Flushing, or North Brooklyn? Citywide members may call the branch to register at no charge. Branch members, members on hold, and non-members can register here. The cost is $25.00 per month for 1 class a week. 

I can’t register online for an outdoor class. Can I still sign up? Registration online is for the outdoor classes at Broadway, Castle Hill, Flushing, and North Brooklyn. If you need help registering, please call the branch. (If necessary, please leave a message and a staff member will call you back.)

What is your refund policy? We will provide credits or refunds by request if the Y cancels a class. Otherwise, classes are non-refundable. 

Do I have to wear a mask in group exercise classes? Beginning June 15th, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a mask while working out at YMCA of Greater New York facilities. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are expected to wear a mask and follow mask requirements per CDC and NY state and city guidelines. All members, participants and guests are welcome to continue wearing a mask if they feel more comfortable doing so.   Learn more about our updated mask policy here.

What if there is bad weather? We will be in touch, by phone or email, about any cancellations due to inclement weather. You will receive a refund (if applicable) if we cancel a class. 

Is Child Watch available during class? Child Watch will not be available. Children are welcome for our family classes, but not during adult classes.

Are pools open? Yes! Pools at branches currently providing membership services are open for adult lap swim and family swim. Reservations are not required for Lap Swim. Reservations are required for Family Swim, Reserve your spot up to 48 hours in advance using our mobile app. Please remember to bring your own towel. Per state guidelines, hair dryers are not available, and please don't bring your own