The Leisure Pool at the Laurier Brantford YMCA will be closed all day on Sunday, September 22. Please enjoy a swim at one of our other YMCA locations.
There’s strength in numbers at the YMCA. Truly! Improve your fitness in a motivating group of your peers because you are far more likely to continue your healthy lifestyle choices when you're supported by a group.
We offer classes for individuals of all fitness abilities. Work at your own pace and have fun while a certified YMCA instructor guides you and your group to better health.
The aim of this workout is to train all the muscles of the core, alternating between upper and lower abdominals and back to produce strong core muscles!
YMCA Barre is a dynamic, energizing class that integrates the ballet barre, weighted balls, resistance bands and other equipment to provide a full body stretch and strength workout - with a dance like approach. Like many of our Group Fitness classes, Barre is suitable for participants of various ages, stages and abilities. No dance background is required!
Did you realize that dancing is an INCREDIBLE workout? Our Beginner Hip Hop class uses the latest sounds in Rap, R&B, Dance Music, Pop & Old School in combination with classic hip hop dance elements such as poppin', locking and freestyle movement. Participants will be taught beginner-level combinations throughout the hour long class to piece together into a short dance number at the...
Build stronger muscles, bones, and joints with weight-bearing exercises designed to challenge your strength & balance. Use a variety of equipment like dumbbells, barbells, exercise balls, resistance bands and more! Body Flex is great for all levels.
Gently stretch and tone your whole body in this well-rounded class. Work at your own pace and maintain your strength while improving your flexibility. Build stronger muscles, bones, and joints with weight-bearing exercises designed to challenge your strength & balance. You'll use a variety of equipment like dumbbells, barbells, exercise balls, resistance bands in this class for a great...
Boot Camp is your full body workout -- cardioand strength conditioningall wrapped in one! Class variations include drills, strength and conditioning movements, work with a partner, and a variety of equipment. Boot Camp is great for all fitness levels.
Calisthenics use your body weight to develop your cardiovascular and muscular condition and improve your balance, agility and flexibility. You get a great work out using little or no equipment beyond a yoga or exercise mat. Suitable for all levels.
Cardio Fit offers you variety in one workout including sport conditioning, step, high/low moves and kickboxing. Prepare to sweat! Tone your muscles and build your cardio capacity in thischoreographed workout with high impact moves and low impact modifications. Cardio Fit may include a variety of movements from different styles of workouts, such as boxing, step, dance, and sports conditioning....
Circuit Training is a form of cardio orresistance exercises involving high intensity training. It targets strength building or muscular endurance. An exercise "circuit" is one completion of all prescribed exercises in the program.This 45 minute workout will utilize a variety of equipment such as mats, weights and resistance bands to provide you with an efficient full-body workout.
Get bored easily while working out? Well not with Circuit Madness! Keep your body moving through a variety of exercises in a circuit-style rotation. You will push your body for short periods of times while giving it appropriate times for recovery. You will be astonished to see how much work you can do in a short period of time!
Come do some fast-paced conditioning circuits that let your heart rate soar then cool down with some core strengthening routines. Best of both worlds!
Build strength and muscular endurance in the muscles supporting your torso and spine. Core Strength will have you working with your own body weight and/or a variety of equipment to focus on muscles in your abdomen/pelvis and back. Suitable for all levels.
A full body workout that combines CycleFit drills with BodyFit conditioning. Work your heart and lungs to capacity on the indoor bikes, then work your muscles with a selection of equipment including dumbbells, resistance bands and balls.
Cycle Fit gets your legs pumping with a high-powered indoor bike class set to energetic music. Working those major muscles in your legs also strengthens your most important muscle: your heart. We'll take you through an aerobic and anaerobic workout, simulating hills and valleys or timed athletic drills in the indoor cycling class. You control the intensity of the workout by adjusting your own...
For those who love to cycle- plus some added time! Join us for a longer cycling class that will focus on endurance strength on the bike and help to build cardiovascular health
When you're short on time but want an effective, full body workout that will leave you breathless, High Intensity Interval Training is your answer. HIIT workouts have been proven to improve your fitness level with a shorter workout. Bursts of cardiovascular and conditioning exercises are coupled with active rest periods. You'll work hard, but at your own intensity level - suitable for all...
This class gives you the fun of line dancing combined with the aerobic benefits of a fitness class. These fitness-inspired dance movements will get your heart pumping while you workout with your friends in a fun atmosphere. Great for all levels.
Low Impact is a lighter groupfitness class offeringcardio, resistance and stretch exercises. Resistance exercises involve body weight and light dumbbells.This is a multi-level class and is great for someone getting back into exercising, rehabilitation of the knees or back, the senior population, people working out while pregnant or someone just looking for a low intensity workout.
A muscle condition class using a barbell and weighted plates. Weights are adjusted during class to provide appropriate resistance for various muscle groups.
Queenax is a unique functional training system that optimizes results, intensity and fun with guided small group workouts.
Rock bottom is a great workout that puts the entire body to work but has more of an emphasis on the glutes, thighs, hamstrings and core muscles to develop a fully strengthened lower body.
A classic circuit-style class that will put your strength and muscular endurance to the test. This head to toe work out will teach participants of all fitness levels how to maximize their workout and reach their fitness goals as efficiently as possible.
Spin Core Camp is an hour and a half group fitness class combining two classes; Spinning and Core. First you'll spin for 60-75 minutes, simulating an outdoor ride with flats, hills and intervals. Then you'll jump off the bike and do 15-30 minutes of abdominal strength training. Registered program.
There is a reason that athletes are always in great shape: because they challenge not only their strength, but their conditioning as well! At the end of this class you would have worked both ends of the spectrum, not only building muscle but also training your heart and lungs!
Stretchis a total bodystretching classwhich includes all major and minor muscle groups, designed to improve overall flexibility and balance. You can expect gentlestretchingto enhance a greater range of movement.
STRONG by Zumba is a great workout for fitness enthusiasts looking for a more challenging, high intensity interval training workout.The music in STRONG by Zumba™was crafted to drive the intensity in a challenging progression that provides a total body workout.This class will push you past your plateaus to help you reach your fitness goals faster. Using your own body weight, you will gain...
This functional and suspended bodyweight training system makes for a fun and effective circuit class. Diversify your workout with the use of TRX, battle ropes, and so much more.
Tabata is a high intensity workout that uses a formula to deliver a highly effective workout. This class focuses on eight moves, repeated eight times in 20 second intervals with 10 second recovery periods.
Develop your muscular endurance at your own pace with TRX. This group fitness class delivers a full-body workout by utilizing one's bodyweight and gravity on the TRX Suspension Trainer. TRX will provide you with a fast and effective workout, great for people of all fitness levels.
A high intensity interval style workout that uses a scientific formula to deliver the best workout possible. Using a popular new body-weight strap suspension system, this class focuses on a variety of different moves done in 20-second intervals with 10 second recoveries in between. Each move is done at your own pace, so this class is great for all fitness levels!
Rediscover and improve your strength, balance, and flexibility through traditional yoga postures. YMCA Yoga class will help you relax your mind while gently challenging, stretching, and relaxing your muscles. Don't worry if you're not flexible: yoga is safe and healthy for a wide range of body types. You’ll soon notice a stronger, more balanced body and an increase in your overall...
Zumba® is your ultimate workout dance party featuring easy-to-follow moves coupled with amazing, motivating rhythms. It gives you an interval style workout; fast rhythms to get your heart pumping, combined with slower songs to maintain your heart rate. Great for all levels.
Active older adults who are looking for a modifiedZumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.The design of the class introduces easy-to followZumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular,...
This great class involves 20 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of strength training and 20 minutes of core work. A great way to get a full body workout in!