Cardio classes are designed to get you moving. Each fitness class will get your heart rate up as each class varies in intensity levels. With numerous health benefits from cardio exercise, you’ll be burning calories while strengthening your heart and lungs.

If you are new to working out, the YMCA’s cardio classes are some of the best exercise methods for you to get started with! Cardio workouts will help increase the strength of your heart and lungs, as well as improve your endurance during workouts. Check out some of the Cardio classes offered at the YMCA of Greater Williamson County!

RideSmart

This 30-minute class will teach you everything you need to know to be successful in RPM™ by beginning with the fundamentals, such as bike setup and proper positions, before moving into an actual ride. It is a great class for those who have never tried RPM™ or those who aren’t quite ready for a 50-minute ride. Of note, you will want to bring a water bottle and towel with you and no entry is permitted once class has started.

Y Ready Circuit Classes

This entry level group training class is perfect for those transitioning from Y start, fitness floor equipment or a personal trainer to their own workouts or group fitness classes. It is the perfect class for those who are not ready for or do no prefer a large group setting; or for those wanting to learn more about fundamental moves and fitness along with lifting their cardiovascular threshold and building strength, stability and flexibility. Led by a personal trainer or group fitness instructor this class will provide you with simple, functional movements, clear direction on technique and equipment in conjunction with multi-level instruction given throughout the class. 1 hour.

Women’s Only Interval Classes

This class is for any woman who’s looking for a great total body workout combined with fitness education in a more private setting. During your one-hour, you will alternate stations of weights and cardio while utilizing equipment in the women’s-specific gym (The Loft) to burn calories and build lean muscle. You’ll also learn about what other things you should be doing throughout the week to reach your fitness goals. Each class also consists of a warm-up, a cool down and stretching.

BODYSTEP™

This Les Mills program is the ultimate way to give your body a high-energy cardio blast that tones the hips and thighs by utilizing a height-adjustable step. With over 2,000 steps occurring during each one-hour session, you’ll see results in record time.

BODYSTEP™ Express

This 30-minute express class of Les Mills’ BODYSTEP™ program is for those looking for a high-intensity kick during the middle of the week.

BODYVIVE™

This Les Mills program allows you to get in shape at your own pace with a low-impact, group fitness workout that leaves you fizzing with energy. Using VIVE balls and VIVE tubes, you choose the intensity that works for you over your one-hour session.

RPM™

This Les Mills program incorporates cycling, choreography and motivational coaching techniques to give you a completely safe aerobic adrenaline experience. It’s the ultimate indoor ride! Get in the zone for your 50-minute session and find out why this class is completely addictive. Of note, no entry is allowed once class has begun.

RPM Express™

This 35-minute express class of Les Mills’ RPM™ program provides participants with a high-intensity indoor cycling challenge. With less warm up and recovery time, you will experience five working tracks and a cool down in just over half an hour. Please bring a water bottle and towel with you to class and no entry is allowed once class has started.