At the Y, our programs encourage people of all ages and activity levels to improve their overall health — and we provide a supportive community to do so. Learn more about our offerings below.
Increase your heart rate with motivating music alongside supportive classmates and encouraging instructors. The YMCA Group Exercise programs offer a variety of classes that are professionally designed to deliver a fun, social experience. Check out the classes below!
BODY BLAST: A cardio charged workout that is high energy and motivating! This is a high intensity interval training class that incorporates challenging cardio segments, resistance training, and intense core work using diverse fitness equipment to blast your body into shape fast.
BODY SCULPTING: A 45 minute total body workout combining cardio and strength training. Body sculpting will get your heart rate up to help you burn fat and calories.
BOOT CAMP: A 45 minute high intensity workout using dumbbells, kettlebells, ropes, medicine balls and body weight. This workout is sure to get your heart rate up! Ideal for gaining muscle and losing fat.
CIRCUIT TRAINING: Alternating stations of cardio and strength training allow you to get a total body workout and work at your own level.
GRIT AND GRIND: Similar to our bootcamp class. Grit and grind is a 1 hour Saturday morning class geared to pushing you to the limit. You will leave exhausted yet ready to return the following week!
KICKBOXING: A fun workout combining non-impact kickboxing elements such as blocks, jabs, and kicks in heart pumping cardio combinations. Strength training will also be added to this class to give you that total body workout, allowing you to burn fat and calories and tone muscles.
TABATA: Tabata Bootcamp is a HIIT (High intensity interval training) workout using the 20-10 Microburst training protocol (20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest) Workouts are short in duration and designed to boost post exercise burn so your metabolism keeps burning more calories long after the exercise is over.
ZUMBA: A latin inspired aerobics class that tricks you into working out! The structure of the class is based on the interval training theory; work heavy, then light, than heavy, then light. The foundation for Zumba is to have fun! Getting fit and healthy is a side effect.
YOGA: We offer different styles of yoga with our different instructors. Beginning level Hatha Yoga is offered using a combination of both static poses and vinyasa flow sequences. Poses are easily modified to meet different levels and flow sequences are presented in a slow easy to follow format. Power yoga is also offered. Benefits of yoga include improved flexibility, balance, muscle tone and stress relief.
As you get older, you may find that you have a new set of fitness goals you want to achieve, such as improving your balance and flexibility. We’re committed to helping older adults stay physically and mentally healthy.
Meet with our Senior Member Engager: Sometimes entering the Fitness Center without a plan can be intimidating. Our Senior Member Engager will reach out to all new older adults who fall into the following categories: Senior, Senior Couple, Silver Sneakers, Active & Fit and Renew Active. Our Senior Member Engager is available to meet one on one and set goals and get you oriented into the facility.
Silver Sneakers Class: We offer a Silver Sneakers Aerobics and Yoga class. Joing a group fitness class is not only a great way to explore your fitness, it also adds a very important social piece by meeting other people with similar interest. This program is designed to provide a fun and challenging way for you to continue the lifelong journey of holistic health. The program is easily personalized to address multiple fitness levels and differences in health needs. A variety of equipment and techniques will be used in this program. Chairs will be used during the exercises with modifications available and differnt options to work toward improved strength and endurance. If you use a wheelchair, you will find this program adaptable to your specific needs.
We all need the advice of an expert sometimes, as well as the personal attention to help us meet our goals. The YMCA of Mount Vernon offers personal training to help you set and meet your specific goals to live healthier and feel better.
Pricing: $35 per session or $175 for a package of 6 sessions
Join a Health & Fitness expert to learn about a variety of topics in regards to Health & Fitness. These talks happen bi-monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month. See the schedule below for the specific dates. Click on the topics to view the previous talks.
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The YMCA of Mount Vernon offers FREE Inbody scans to active members. Stop by the Front Desk between 9am &12pm Monday- Friday or 3pm & 6pm to reach out to our Health & Wellness Coordinator to schedule an appointment at 740-392-9622 ext. 116.
Benefits of an InBody Scan: To thoroughly learn about your body and its condition, take the InBody test. In less than 60 seconds, the InBody not only examines the compositions of your body, but also reveals percentage of body fat, muscle distribution, and body weight balance; components that are key in understanding more about your body.