Yoga and Pilates classes at the YMCA will help you develop the flexibility, strength, and balance you have been looking for. Each class will emphasize body alignment, breathing techniques, and core strength.
Pilates & Yoga classes are ideal for those wishing to improve flexibility, balance, and tone while strengthening core muscle groups. These no impact, low-intensity workouts include stretching and core muscle training exercises. The results? Enhanced mobility, long, strong muscles, a flat stomach, strong back, improved posture, and a more streamlined body. Perfect for any age or fitness level.
The ancient art of yoga is known to increase flexibility, improve endurance, and reduce stress. Guided poses and a focus on controlled, mindful breathing will help people of all exercise levels find balance.
The Pilates method is a full body exercise system that emphasizes body alignment, correct breathing, and core strength. By developing proper technique, you can actually retrain your body to move in safer and more efficient patterns of motion. Pilates is designed for individuals of all ages who want to improve strength and flexibility without building bulk. It’s also a great class for people who are at various stages of physical rehabilitation.
Pilates is a method of body conditioning designed to stretch and strengthen the body through a series of unique exercises. It was developed by Joseph H. Pilates to help veterans returning from the First World War. Benefits include strengthening and toning the muscles while improving posture, flexibility, and balance. A workout for body and mind.
This one-hour class is designed to focus on lengthening and strengthening the “powerhouse muscles” and the core muscles. It is a great class to increase flexibility and balance as well.
This 60-minute, slow-moving, restorative class offers participants a chance to explore and refine the basic postures, breathing techniques, and mind-body connections of yoga. This class is perfect for beginners, physical therapy patients, and regular SilverSneakers® YogaStretch practitioners who wish to grow their practice. Of note, we recommend that you bring your own yoga mat to class.
This vigorous one-hour class uses deep breathing and flowing movements to invigorate, detox, the mind and body, and heal the spirit. Be sure to prepare for some challenging sequences and an overall great workout that builds core strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. Beginners are welcome. Of note, we recommend that you bring your own yoga mat to class.
Small Group Pilates
This specialized group class is for both men and women interested in having a more private and smaller group Pilates experience. There will be more one-on-one time with the instructor and opportunities to ask questions. Pilates is safe and rehabilitative for people with back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, and limited flexibility. Our focus will be on correct exercise technique while moving through a series of different mat exercises that engage the body’s “powerhouse” muscle groups – the abdominals, back, buttocks, and thighs. Progressions and modifications will be offered, in addition to the optional use of equipment. Pilates develops core strength, movement efficiency, increased coordination, and integration of body and mind!