2017 Fitness In The Parks – Class Descriptions

Western New Yorkers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to attend these FREE 60 minute classes, led by YMCA certified instructors. It is recommended that you check with your physician before embarking on any type of fitness program.


Bodyweight Strength
– A total body-sculpting session that targets every muscle group. Participants are encouraged to bring dumbbells and a yoga mat.

BollyX – A dance-cardio workout inspired by the music and dance of Bollywood, the film industry of India. This dance-fitness program combines dynamic choreography with hot music from around the world.

Boot Camp – Join us for this challenging yet enjoyable workout that focuses on speed, endurance, agility, strength, power moves and cardiovascular training.

Cardio Kickboxing – A great way to relieve stress and tension, this aerobic-based class combines martial arts, boxing, aerobic exercises, and strengthening exercises to increase flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination. Learn the proper way to kick and punch in a safe, non-contact environment.

Family Zumba® – Get the whole family up and moving with Family Zumba®! Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

FreeStyle Barre – Fusing some of the elements of ballet, Pilates, and yoga. Freestyle Barre is guaranteed to tone in a low impact, high-intensity setting. Focus is centered on postural strength and alignment along with upper and lower body strength.

Gentle Tai Chi – An introduction to Tai Chi that anyone can do. No equipment needed – just come in comfortable, supportive shoes.

Pilates – Strengthen the body’s core muscles, including the abdominals and lower back, with this method of body conditioning. It will tone the body and increase flexibility.

Pound® – This is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, strength movements, plyometric, and isometric poses. Pound® utilizes continual upper body motion using lightly weighted exercise drumsticks.

Power Pilates – A more intense version of Pilates,this class strengthens the body's core muscles, including the abdominals and the lower back. Power Pilates will tone and strengthen while increasing flexibility.

Yoga – Enjoy gentle, effective postures that promote stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Benefits include increased blood circulation, improved mental awareness, strengthened muscles and reduced stress! We recommend bringing your own yoga mat.

Youth Circuit – For youth ages 9-13, however, adults are welcome to participate too! This body conditioning or resistance training program uses high-intensity aerobics. Training targets strength building and muscular endurance. Time between exercises in circuit training is short, often with rapid movement to the next exercise.

Zumba® – Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats.