YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Adults Health, Well-Being & Fitness Classes Offered at YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Cycling

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Chair Zumba Gold

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This 30 min class is designed to bring the joy of Zumba to participants who may be chair bound or have limited mobility.
 
 
 
 
 
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Cycling

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Our indoor group cycling classes will provide exciting cardio workouts suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Under the guidance of our nationally-certified instructors, participants simulate riding through various terrains by manipulating their resistance and pedaling speed.
 
 

Group Cardio Classes

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AM Cardio

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Jump-start your body and your morning with these motivating classes!
 
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Athletic Conditioning

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This high-impact energized class offers a variety of cardio, strength, speed, and agility exercises geared for the conditioned athlete. Focus is on functional and progressive training using all modalities promoting improved conditioning for active athletes and sports enthusiasts.
 
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Belly Dancing

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A creative way to spice up your exercise routine and find your playful spirit! Shake, twist, and shimmy in this dynamic class! Class incorporates posture, muscle isolation, flexibility, and easy to follow combinations.
 
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BodyJam

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BODYJAM™ is the cardio workout where you are free to enjoy the sensation of dance. An addictive fusion of the latest dance styles and hottest new sounds puts the emphasis as much on having fun as on breaking a sweat. Funky instructors teach you to move with attitude through this 55 minute class. So grab a friend, get front and center, and get high on the feeling of dance.
 
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Boot Camp

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The class will utilize different types of training, from body weight & boxing-style exercises to boot camp & athletic-style exercises, in order to improve your body's function as one unit. It is intense and effective for all who put in 100%. If you are ready to take yourself mentally and physically to the next level, all you have to do is show up. Give your all, and gain your all.
 
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Cardio Sculpt

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By combining strength circuits and a cardio routine, this workout is the ultimate mind/body booster!
 
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Dance Fusion

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A fun and easy-to-follow choreographed aerobic dance class, followed by a muscle-toning segment.
 
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Kickboxing

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This class emphasizes cardio and strength conditioning through traditional and cardio kickboxing moves. Specific drills are included to improve hand-eye coordination and overall performance.
 
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Low Impact Aerobics

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This is a great workout, including muscle toning and flexibility. Low Impact is an equally great workout without the ‘impact'.
 
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Step

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An upbeat, energetic class which focuses on utilizing an adjustable step. A dynamic, non-stop workout designed to give EVERY participant a cardiovascular challenge.
 
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Tai Chi

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Strengthen your spirit, mind, and body through focused movement; improving balance and reducing stress.
 
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Zumba

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The most entertaining way to get a sizzling cardio workout, you'll use the latest Latin dance moves to shimmy and shake up your workout! Join the party!
 
 

Martial Arts

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Tai Chi

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Tai Chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. To do tai chi, you perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.
 
 

Massage

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Massage

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A certified massage therapist is available to help you relax, rejuvenate or recover. We offer various styles and techniques, day and evening appointments, and comfortable message rooms. Treat someone special today-gift certificates are available!
 
 

Mind/Body

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Beginner Power Yoga

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An introduction to a more fitness-based yoga that provides a challenging and energizing workout.
 
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Beginner/Intermediate Yoga

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A traditional Hatha class that includes basic asanas (postures), pranayama (breath work), progressive muscle relaxation, restorative postures, relaxation, meditation, and an introduction to partner, or "Double Yoga". Geared towards beginner & intermediate.
 
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Beginning Yoga

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This class is for the tentative beginner or those who need a very slow pace. Props and gentle postures help the student to find a way into comfortable practice. Emphasis is on body-mind awareness, breathing, joint mobilization, basic yoga postures, and relaxation. Suitable for seniors.
 
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Gentle Yoga

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A beginning/continuing level yoga class designed to gently work balance, flexibility, and inner focus.
 
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Hatha Yoga

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Strengthen, stretch and relax in a restorative and standing format. This class is open to all levels.
 
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Intermediate Power Yoga

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A more advanced power yoga class that varies the sequence of postures, but still builds strength, increases flexibility and relaxes your mind.
 
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Pilates Mat

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Strengthen your core and condition your body using the principles of Pilates. This class will take you through everything from strength to overall conditioning and stretching-everything you will need to align and strengthen posture.
 
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Power Yoga

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Postures, vinyasa, and breathing techniques of the Ashtanga system of yoga and incorporated into this class to develop better flexibility, strength, power, balance, relaxation, and movement patterns. Not for beginners.
 
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Restorative Yoga

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Breathing exercises enhance relaxation, which is essential for effective stretching. Practice includes Yin postures (familiar stretches held longer) and restorative postures (supported with pillows and blankets). Restorative yoga is an excellent practice for endurance athletes.
 
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Vinyasa Flow

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Move into your day with a flowing asana practice.
 
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Yoga

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A low-impact, low-intensity workout designed for all ages to improve strength, flexibility and balance.
 
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Yoga Flow

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A class of continuous flowing yoga movements designed to ease you into each pose.
 
 

Muscular Strength Classes

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Ab Workouts

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These classes will give you a toned waistline, a strong core and better posture!
 
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BodyPump

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BODYPUMP™ is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight room exercises like squats, presses, lifts, and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weights inspire you to get the results you came for-and fast!
 
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BodySculpt

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Body Sculpt is a total-body muscular strength and endurance workout using free weights, elastic tubes, body bars, stability balls, and/or your own weight for resistance.
 
 

Senior Programs at the Y

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Cardio Lite

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This is a low impact class with an emphasis on improving posture, balance, range of motion, flexibility and muscle strength.
 
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Strong, Stretched & Balanced

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Strong, Stretched, and Balanced is designed to help improve and maintain strength, flexibility, and balance while emphasizing good postural alignment and relaxation.
 
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Zumba Gold

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This easy to follow low impact class takes all of the fun and action from Zumba basic and tailors it to our active seniors.   Featured dances include Salsa, Cha-Cha, flamenco, tango, and many more.  Sedentary or wheelchair bound participants can join in the fun as workouts will be altered to fit special needs.   
 
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Zumba Toning

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This easy to follow low impact class takes all of the fun and action from Zumba basic and tailors it to our active seniors and includes the added challenge of weights.  Featured dances include Salsa, Cha-Cha, flamenco, tango, and many more.  Sedentary or wheelchair bound participants can join in the fun as workouts will be altered to fit special needs.   
 
 
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