Kishwaukee Family YMCA

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Group Exercise Classes

To see the current listing of FREE group exercise class schedule for members, click here.

All Free Group Exercise classes offered at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA are underwritten by KishHealth System now part of Northwestern Medicine.

Specialty Group Exercise Classes

Fall 1: September 4-October 28

Fall 2: October 29-December 23

New! Barre Above®
Barre Above is a unique approach to barre workouts as you’ve seen them. Fusing the best of Pilates, Yoga, aerobics and elements of the strengthening exercises dancers do. Barre Above delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic but it will sculpt your body and get you in amazing shape. You’ll see improvements in your posture, flexibility, overall body strength and balance. You’ll obtain a body awareness that you may not have had before.

Fall 1 and Fall 2
Tuesdays 10:10-11:10am0

Member Fee: $30
Program Participant Fee: $55

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Indo-Row® Fusion
Indo-Row is designed specifically for first-time rowers, no experience is necessary. Indo-Rowers burn calories, sculpt muscle and enjoy a fun interval workout in a uniquely motivating, team-oriented fitness environment.

Tuesday 10:15-11:00am
Wednesday 5:30- 6:15am
Thursday 10:15-11:00am
Saturday 7:45-8:30am

Member Fee: $30
Program Participant Fee: $55

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TRX Fusion

Suspension Training exercise techniques are designed to intentionally displace one’s center of gravity, which activates the core in every exercise. In addition to offering a range of intense movements targeting the abdominal muscles specifically, significant fore strengthening is integrated into each back, shoulder, chest, hip and leg exercise as well.

30 Minute Classes
Thursdays 5:30am-6:00am

Member Fee: $48
Program Participant Fee: $96

45 Minute Classes
Tuesday 5:30am-6:15am
Thursday 7:00pm-7:45pm
Saturday 8:30am-9:15am

Member Fee: $52
Program Participant Fee: $108

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Hula Hoop (7 years – Adult )

Join us for an exciting, fun new workout! Hula Hoop is great for abs, enhances cardio fitness, balance and coordination! This class helps us put play in our lives and gets our groove back. A great family activity! Children 7-12 must have an adult attend the class with them.

Tuesday 5:30pm-6:15pm

Member Fee: $17
Program Participant Fee: $32

-plus $5 per child

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Belly Dance 101

This class gives you the understanding of basic belly dance technique, posturing, language, move execution and it helps you to build necessary strength. It provides an awesome workout, trims the waistline and strengthens the back and abdominal muscles.

Fall 1 and Fall 2
Friday 11:10-12:00pm

Member Fee: $48
Program Participant Fee: $96

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Beginning Ballet for Adults
This class is designed for adults who wish to learn the principals of classical ballet from the very beginning. The class helps adults to improve their posture, coordination, muscle tone, and flexibility. This class is open to adults of all ages and no previous dance experience is necessary.

Wednesdays 3:00-3:55pm

Member Fee: $22
Program Participant Fee: $44

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Tai Chi
Tai chi is a softer martial art with roots in kung-fu. The flowing and graceful movements of tai chi can reduce stress and anxiety, improve balance and body control, increase the feeling of peace and well being, promote health and healing, and be used as a means of self-defense. Learn the breathing, movement, and philosophy of tai chi and begin to practice this ancient art form of “MEDITATION IN MOTION”.

Fall 1 and Fall 2

Tuesday 4:45pm-5:30pm

Member Fee: $22
Program Participant Fee: $44

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Free Group Exercise Classes

To see the current listing of FREE group exercise class schedule for members, click here.

All Free Group Exercise classes offered at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA are underwritten by KishHealth System now part of Northwestern Medicine.

Basic Boot Camp

Love to laugh and really sweat at the same time? Kick start your fitness with this program that will work on cardio, body weight strength and core training, etc. We will be indoors and outdoors. Be prepared to have fun and work hard.

Beginners Yoga/Pilates

If you need a little time in your day to relax, focus on reducing stress, stretch the muscles, and learn the basics of yoga and pilates, then this class is for you.

Boot Camp Program

incorporates a variety of strength activities including weights, circuit training and intervals, and boot camp type training. Must be HS age or older. Indoors and out.

Challenge Group

Build confidence and relationships as you build strength in this straight-to-the-point resistance training class. There’s no choreography to learn, but you will use weights, bars, bands and balls. Join us for the challenge and find out how much fun hard work can be!

Circuit Training

Move through a series of stations designed to elevate your heart rate and challenge your muscles. Stations may include strength machines, weights, running in place, stability balls, etc. Class may be modified for all levels of fitness.  MWF 9:30 am class is an advanced program.

Enhanced Fitness

For Seniors -combines the key components of fitness: strength training, cardiovascular, flexibility and balance. Classes begin with warm-up, followed by work with light, soft weights, an cardio session and finish with cool down & stretching.

Express Toning

Strengthen and tone abs, hips, thighs, arms; increase flexibility and balance through use of weights, bars, tubes, bands, balls and glides-no cardio component.

eXtreme Boot Camp

If you’re looking to add something new to your current training, all of our activities are designed to make you stronger, healthier, and more physically fit. Program incorporates a variety of strength activities, circuit training, intervals, and advanced boot camp type training. Must be HS age or older. Indoors and out.

Group Active

Activate Your Life in only one hour! Feeling fitter, stronger and more alive has never been more achievable or enjoyable! Incorporating all elements of fitness, Group Active will increase your cardio fitness, build your strength and improve your balance and flexibility. All in a supportive group environment, with motivating music and caring instructors. Get more out of life!

Group Core

Let’s get HARD CORE! Train like an athlete in 30 action packed minutes. A strong core, from your shoulders to your hips, will improve your athletic performance, prevent back pain and give you ripped abs! Motivating instructors and music will coach you through functional and integrated exercises using your body weight, a weight plate, a towel and a platform – all to challenge you like never before. REACH YOUR PEAK with Group Core!

Group Power

Group Power is your hour of power! This 60 minute barbell program strengthens all your major muscles in an inspiring, motivating group environment with fantastic music and awesome instructors. With simple, athletic movements such as squats, lunges, presses and curls, Group Power is for all ages and fitness levels. Discover results, discover Group Power!

Group Ride

Group Ride® is a huge calorie burner that builds great-looking legs! It’s a 60-minute cycling experience brought indoors. Roll over hills, chase the pack, spin the flats, climb mountains, and sprint to the finish! Feel the thrill of energetic music and group dynamics as you get all the benefits of authentic interval training. RIDE ON!


R30® will get you fitter and feeling better in only 30 minutes. It’s a cardio workout that is as easy as riding a bike. Inspiring music and motivating coaching will get you to burn calories, improve muscular endurance, and build cardio fitness as you ride with surges, short intervals, power, and end with a rush. EVERYONE FINISHES FIRST

Have a Ball

Exercising with a stability ball will improve balance, muscular strength, and mobility while providing a challenging and fun workout. Have a ball!

Interval Training

Over-all body workout including cardio and strength involves a series of low- to high-intensity exercise workouts interspersed with strength training activity.

Power Yoga

A historical wellness system that revitalizes the complete body. This class is for all ages and abilities. This class will focus on Yoga style movements to increase strength, flexibility and internal awareness. In Yoga, it’s not where you start, it’s the journey!


Use Pilates and yoga based stretches, poses, and breathing to strengthen and tone muscles, improve posture, relaxation, flexibility and balance. Pilates has been defined as ―movement flowing outward from a strong center focusing on using slow, controlled movements to condition the body, reduce stress and boost energy.

Strength and Balance (for those with limited mobility)

Studies show it is never too late to build muscle strength and endurance to help accomplish daily tasks, improve balance, lose weight and increase flexibility. Use of bands, tubes, weights, balls and chairs will be included depended on participants needs. Developed with Northern Ill U.
Silver Sneakers to Music A little quicker paced than Senior Strength. Use of bands, tubes, and small weights to music. Developed with Silver Sneakers. Must be 65 years old.

Silver Sneakers Yoga

Healthway’s older adult class that specifically targets flexibility, range of movement, balance and mind, body integration. Exercises are done standing or in a chair. No floor work. Shoes are worn.


An indoor cycling class that is fun and energizing, while creating a sense of community and a shared purpose to bring health and cardiovascular fitness. Motivating music will empower you to push yourself to the next level.

Step Training

30 minutes of Stepping – great cardio workout!

Step and Strengthen

Reduce stress, increase strength and improve your balance and coordination. Let the music move you and join our friendly, supportive group in this class that combines traditional step and strength training moves.


Yoga can help you develop a stronger spirit, mind and body, regardless of your fitness level. Come learn basic postures, stretches, and relaxation in a stress-free atmosphere. Goals of the program are strengthening muscles, increasing flexibility, symmetry, and relaxation.


A high energy, motivating Latin flavored dance party that fuses aerobic fitness with fast and slow rhythms to burn calories and tone the body. Regardless of your age or ability level, you’ll leave feeling empowered, happy and energized!

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is designed with slower pacing to cater to the needs of beginners, new to Zumba, and for active older adults.