The Y offers a wide variety of exercise classes for all fitness levels to Y members at no additional cost. CLASSES VARY BY CENTER. To see offerings and availability at your center, view our online activity schedule.

  • BODYCOMBAT – a high energy, fun martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Learn how to safely punch, kick and strike your way through calories to superior cardio fitness. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Boot Camp - Boost your regular workout routine with this indoor/outdoor class. Develop strength, stamina and agility through weight training, calisthenics, obstacle courses, core training, and much more! All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Cardio Blast - Combine multiple strength and cardio exercises to build strength and burn calories using steps, stability balls, and more to achieve a total body workout. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Cardio Dance - A choreographed dance class using high and low impact aerobic dance moves to burn calories. Dance styles and music may vary. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Cardio Kickboxing - A high intensity cardiovascular workout that combines martial arts, boxing, and aerobics. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Circuit Training - Designed to boost metabolism and burn calories by alternating between quick intervals of cardio and strength exercises. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Cycle - An instructor-led indoor cycling class for a phenomenal cardio workout! Includes various drills and cardio challenges for all fitness levels; beginners welcome.
  • Drums Alive - Drums Alive Power Beats combines aerobic movements and choreographed exercises with drumming through the use of stability balls and sticks for a high-energy rhythmic workout. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • RIPPED - (Resistance. Intervals. Power. Plyometrics. Endurance. Diet.) Masterfully combining the best elements of cardio and strength training, this athletic-based workout is guaranteed to deliver results. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Step & Strong - A cardio workout using traditional step choreography with toning and stretching. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Tour de Y - An enhanced, 8-week, indoor group cycling class that is designed to challenge riders to complete a series of 1-hour “stage” rides modeled after stages of the Tour de France. The program incorporates heart rate monitoring to engage the rider’s own biofeedback to ensure specific levels of workout intensity and as a measure of performance/fitness. Each stage focuses on a particular training zone to progressively build endurance, stamina, strength and speed in preparation for a final 2-hour long stage ride! Riders must bring their own heart rate monitor. The first class is 2-hours long and includes heart rate training instruction, bike setup and an orientation ride. Participants must be 16 years or older. All levels; beginners welcome!
  • Urban Line Dance - Choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. It is also a fun, exciting way to dance your way to good health! All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Zumba - Body sculpting movements and easy to follow dance steps to the tune of Latin and International music, led by a Zumba certified instructor. All levels; beginners welcome.

The Y offers a wide variety of exercise classes for all fitness levels to Y members at no additional cost. CLASSES VARY BY CENTER. To see offerings and availability at your center, view our online activity schedule.

  • Barre – Lengthen and tone your whole body with a combination of ballet, yoga, Pilates, and strength training. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Body Sculpt – Increase your muscular strength and endurance while sculpting your muscles using dumbbells, bands, body bars, stability balls, and other tools. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • BODYATTACK - A high-energy fitness class with moves that cater to all fitness levels! We combine athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats. BODYATTACK will challenge your limits, burning up to 730 calories and leaving you with a sense of total achievement. All levels; beginners welcome
  • BODYPUMP - BODYPUMP is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body, featuring great music and awesome instructors. Challenge all your major muscle groups with exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Group Strength - Challenge your major muscle groups with exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls using a variety of equipment. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • HIIT - (High Intensity Interval Training) Alternate between intense bursts of activity and short, less-intense recovery periods – and HIIT keeps your body burning fat even after you leave the gym! Intermediate/advanced fitness levels.
  • Pilates - Activate deep muscles, tone, streamline, and improve posture. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Pilates & Barre - Activate deep muscles, streamline and improve posture with Pilates and stretch, lengthen and tone your whole body through traditional barre movements incorporating ballet and yoga. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Pilates Advanced - This class moves at a quick pace and is for experienced Pilates participants who are ready for more challenging exercises. This class and will truly test your strength, endurance, and flexibility, so a solid understanding of Pilates movements and technique is required.
  • PiYo - Combining the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of yoga, you’ll get your strength, sweat, and stretch on with this low-impact, high-intensity workout! All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Zumba Toning - Zumba Toning is perfect for those who want to party, tone, and sculpt muscles all at the same time! Add resistance to your dance moves with hand weights to focus on specific muscle groups so you (and your muscles) stay engaged! All levels; beginners welcome.

The Y offers a wide variety of exercise classes for all fitness levels to Y members at no additional cost. CLASSES VARY BY CENTER. To see offerings and availability at your center, view our online activity schedule.

  • Yoga Level 1 – Enjoy a non-strenuous, quiet, and meditative or restorative yoga class. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Yoga Level 2 - A class for beginning and continuing students practicing the fundamentals of basic yoga postures with attention to body and breathe awareness to increase movement and vitality while reducing stress. Sitting, standing, basic twisting postures and gentle backbends are practiced. You must be able to get up and down from the floor. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Yoga Level 3/4 - A class for those who are ready to move to the next level of yoga practice, with a focus on building endurance, refinement of the principles of alignment, and more variations of poses. Link breath and movement with flowing sequences and take a cardio ride with yoga! Intermediate/advanced fitness levels.
  • Yogalates - This low impact class will develop your core strength and stabilization through Pilates poses and improve your flexibility, muscular strength, posture, and alignment through yoga poses, breathing and relaxation. All levels; beginners welcome.

The Y offers a wide variety of exercise classes for all fitness levels to Y members at no additional cost. CLASSES VARY BY CENTER. To see offerings and availability at your center, view our online activity schedule.

  • Core Conditioning – Strengthen your core – the abs, low back and hip areas – using body weight, stability balls, bands and other tools. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • CXWorX - A short, sharp workout that will strengthen your body and tighten and tone your midsection and buttocks. Exercises are designed to improve functional strength for better mobility and injury prevention. All levels; beginners welcome.

The Y offers a wide variety of exercise classes for all fitness levels to Y members, most at no additional cost. CLASSES VARY BY CENTER. To see offerings and availability at your center, view our online activity schedule.

  • Meditation - Relieve stress through the awareness of the breath, body and mind connection through guided imagery led by an instructor. Become more present, not just during the class but in your life as well. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Nia - Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind through holistic fitness practices that address each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul. It's much more than just a workout. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Tai Chi - Fluid movements to help settle and focus the mind, relax the body, and coordinate strength. All levels; beginners welcome. REGISTER FOR TAI CHI

The Y offers a wide variety of exercise classes to Y members at no additional cost. While the classes below are intentionally designed for older adults, most group exercise classes are suited for all ages and fitness levels. CLASSES VARY BY CENTER. To see offerings and availability at your center, view our online activity schedule.

  • Cardio Dance Gold - A choreographed dance class for seniors using aerobic dance moves to burn calories. Dance styles and music may vary. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Circuit Training Gold - Designed for seniors to boost metabolism and burn calories by alternating between quick intervals of cardio and strength exercises. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Cycle Gold - An instructor-led indoor cycling class for seniors for a phenomenal cardio workout! Includes various drills and cardio challenges for all fitness levels; beginners welcome.
  • Everfit – A low impact class suited for the active older adult. Emphasis on stretching, strengthening, joint mobility, flexibility, and balance. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Senior Circuit - This group training class assists active older adults on the proper use of free weights, weight machines and cardio equipment. Held in the fitness center, but weather-permitting, the cardio aspect of Senior Circuit may take place outside. Due to limited space, class size is limited to 8 participants. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Zumba Gold - A modified Zumba class for seniors that recreates the original moves you love, but at a lower-intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Flexibility - This class includes a warm up and static flexing of major muscle groups increasing range of motion while releasing muscular stress. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • SilverSneakers and SilverSneakers Classic - Muscle Strength & Range of Movement (MSROM) Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching and relaxation exercises. The SilverSneakers Fitness Program is the nation's leading comprehensive Fitness program designed exclusively for older adults. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Walking Club - Weather permitting; enjoy an instructor-led walk, at your own pace, on our half-mile walking trail. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • SilverSneakers Yoga - A relaxing but invigorating workout that burns calories, sculpts your body, increases flexibility and promotes a sense of inner calm. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Yoga Chair - A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. All levels; beginners welcome.

The Y offers a wide variety of exercise classes for all fitness levels! CLASSES VARY BY CENTER. To see offerings and availability at your center, view our online activity schedule.

  • Family Zumba - Zumba Family is a high-energy fitness party that combines all the elements of a Zumba with fun, easy to do steps that are exhilarating for the whole family! All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Yoga Kids - A fun, creative yoga adventure for children! Your child will benefit from improved concentration, body awareness, flexibility, improved health & well-being, and better coordination while role playing in this imaginative program. All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Fit-N-Fun - An energetic, play-based fitness program for kids aimed at getting them moving and having fun! All levels; beginners welcome.
  • Kids Cardio - Youth ages 8-12 are invited to take our Kids Cardio class (one 30-minute class) to learn the proper use of cardio equipment and fitness center etiquette and safety. Once successfully completed, youth may use the cardio equipment in our fitness centers provided they fit the equipment properly and are directly supervised by a parent/guardian. Those who complete the class will receive a wristband that must be worn when in the fitness center. Kids Cardio is available to members at no cost. REGISTER FOR KIDS CARDIO.
  • Teen Quest - Teens age 13-15 are invited to take our Teen Quest class (two 1-hour classes) to learn proper use of cardio and strength equipment (excluding free weights) and fitness center etiquette and safety. Once successfully completed, teens may use the cardio and strength equipment (excluding the free weights) in the fitness center provided they fit the equipment properly. Those who complete the class will receive a wristband that must be worn when in the fitness center. Teen Quest is available to members at no cost. REGISTER FOR TEEN QUEST.

Y personal trainers are certified fitness professionals who are experts at working with you to build an effective health and wellness routine that meets your needs. They specialize in a variety of training styles, including:

  • Sport-specific personal training (i.e. football, running, etc.)
  • Injury recovery personal training
  • Personal training for medical conditions
  • Personal training for seniors
  • Personal training for youth
  • General personal training

Styles vary by trainer.

Benefits of Personal Training

Motivation: With a trainer by your side, you’ll have a certified, experienced guide to motivate you through all the ups and downs of physical fitness, making sure you meet your goals.

Challenge: Exercises that were effective a month ago may not be today. A personal trainer will provide a variety of workouts to keep your spirit, mind and body challenged.

Change: Boredom is one of the top reasons people stray from their workout routine. A personal trainer will not only notice the early warning signs of burnout, but can provide new challenges to keep your mind interested and your body engaged.

Safety: All of our personal trainers have gone through rigorous exercise and safety certifications to be sure that your program is not only effective, but safe.

Accountability: When you exercise on your own, it can be hard to resist the temptation to sleep in or go home early. By simply being there at a designated time each day (waiting for you), your personal trainer gives you the extra push you need to commit to your regime and personal fitness goals.

Getting Started

There are two ways to get started with Y Personal Training:

  1. Come into a Y center. Our member service desk associates will assist you in setting up your sessions and choosing a personal trainer. Each trainer has full bios posted in the Center, so feel free to check them out before signing up.

  1. Using our online personal trainer bios, identify a trainer you’re interested in working with and schedule an appointment or simply ask for more information. You will receive a response to your inquiry within 24-48 business hours. Check out the online bios on the Meet Our Trainers tab.

If you have any questions about Y Personal Training, please call or stop by your nearest Y Center.

Rates

# of Sessions 30 Minutes 60 Minutes
6 Sessions $222 $366
12 Sessions $420 $708
18 Sessions $594 $1,026
25 Sessions $744 $1,320

Small group training sessions are 30-, 45-, or 60-minute programs that combine the energy of group exercise with the individual attention of personal training. It is ideal for those seeking the best of both worlds! You don't have to form your own small group to participate; just sign up for one of ours! All programs are led by certified personal trainers.

Register for small group training at a Y Center or sign up online.

Benefits of Small Group Training

  • Training with a small group of people helps increase motivation, performance and enjoyment
  • Ability to divide the cost of a personal trainer with others
  • Only 6-8 people in a program

Small Group Training Programs

Programs vary by location.  A partial list of small group training programs are below. To see what's currently available at your Center, go to program registration.

GRIT®: LES MILLS GRIT® is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout designed with short rounds of high-intensity exercise followed by periods of strategic recovery. All fitness levels welcome.

TRX®: TRX® is a total body workout that activates all of your muscles at once to build strength, mobility and endurance. All fitness levels welcome.

Women on Weights: A small group training program for women. Learn how to use weights to maximize your exercise regimen and target specific muscle groups. Focus on proper weightlifting, form and execution to achieve specific strength and power goals. Class will utilize but not be limited to free weights, body weight, kettle bells and many other tools to provide confidence and mastery of safe weight training.

Gravity: Program will focus on use of Total Gym Gravity trainers. Involves total body resistance exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability using your natural body weight. All fitness levels welcome.

BoxMaster: Participants will use a boxing stand with 12 pads specifically set up to replicate different styles of punching, allowing the participant to throw combination punches. Through 7 rounds of active punching and active recovery, you will hit every aspect of total body conditioning! All fitness levels welcome!

Freestyle: Program may include any or all components of strength, functional training, high intensity interval training, cardio, or other specialties.

Rates

Rates are based on the length (minutes) of each program and how many times it is offered in a session. For example, a 30-minute TRX program offered eight times in a session will cost $80 ($10 per program x 8 offerings). Sessions can be four, six or eight week long.

SMALL GROUP TRAINING RATES

30-minute program $10 per offering
45-minute program $15 per offering
60-minute program $20 per offering

Some Y Centers offer a drop-in option for small group training. Drop-in is a good way to try a program to see if it's right for you before you register.

DROP-IN RATES

30-minute program $15 per offering
45-minute program $20 per offering
60-minute program $25 per offering

Y personal trainers are certified fitness professionals who are friendly, understanding, approachable and realistic. They specialize in a variety of training styles and methods to meet your needs, all of which can be tailored specifically for you!

There are over 50 trainers in the Y in Central Maryland. To meet the trainers at your local Y, click the appropriate link below.

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Y FitQuest, powered by ActivTrax, is a personalized fitness program designed to meet your specific fitness needs and is included in Y membership at no additional cost. With exercise programs custom tailored to fit your needs and online fitness and nutrition tools you can use at home, work or at the Y, FitQuest supports all ages and fitness levels. You can also link most wearable devices to your FitQuest account and track your activity automatically.

How does FitQuest work?

Y Fitness Coaches will guide you through a 3-step FitQuest orientation:

  • 1st Step: goal setting, strength evaluation with equipment review, set up ActivTrax profile and log in
  • 2nd Step: complete 1st workout with Y Fitness Coach, set up ActivTrax nutrition components (if desired)
  • 3rd Step: progress check, 20-minute introductory session with a personal trainer, special offer for completing the FitQuest orientation

Schedule your 1st appointment today! Call or stop by the member service desk at your Y Center.

Use the fields below to login to Y FitQuest, powered by ActivTrax to see your personal fitness plan.

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Since you may be new to the FitQuest powered by ActivTrax tool, we recommend you visit the Help menu where you'll find an option for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a Glossary:

  • For tips on how to use ActivTrax, such as how to change your exercise weights, perform exercises properly, remove exercises from your workout, how to record outside activity and more, check out the FAQs.
  • If you’re unfamiliar with a term used in your workout or anywhere within the ActivTrax tool, you’ll want to review the Glossary.