Registrations open the end of February with sessions starting in March 2014.
The Pittsfield Family YMCA offers FREE adult swim lessons for those at least 19 years old. This program is made possible through the New England Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC) which has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) Swimming Saves Lives Foundation. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 37% of … Continue reading
Aquafit is a shallow water low-impact workout. Aerobic conditioning utilizes the resistance of the water to build muscle, increase cardiovascular endurance, lose weight and improve your heart rate.
Cross Circuit is a Circuit Training Program that is designed to target strength building, and muscular endurance through forms of resistance training and high-intensity aerobics. It is easy to follow, allowing you to focus on sculpting a new you. Instructor led, this program aims to develop your whole body, while supporting who you are and where you want to go. Continue reading
Look better, feel better, be healthier! We all know how important it is to be physically active. If you want to make time for yourself and your fitness, this group is the perfect match for you. This women’s group provides an encouraging and supportive environment that meets regularly to share goals, keeps each other accountable to those goals and celebrates each other’s successes in being the best we can be. Continue reading
DWCT is a high impact deep-water cardio aerobic workout that focuses on all parts of the body, helping you to get into shape without placing stress on your joints. DWCT requires no swimming skills and combines jogging with exercise to strengthen heart, legs, back and abdominals.
Through proper breathing techniques, you will learn how to strengthen, relax and stretch major muscles that support the spine. Exercises will start with gentle stretches and then move to more challenging positions. Targeted muscle groups include the abdominal, upper and lower back, thigh, hamstring hip flexors and chest. Continue reading
This is a full-body workout, strengthening the muscle tendon to tendon. You get a little bit of everything with this class from heart-pumping cardio, challenging muscle toning and sculpting, followed by stretching for a total body workout.
A combination of aerobics, boxing and martial arts, cardio kickboxing is one of the most popular fitness trends to hit gymnasiums in recent years. These workouts, which are inspired by martial arts, have motivated many people to start a fitness program. This intense, total-body workout can improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination and balance.
The same mind blowing, home DVD workout is in a group class setting! Prepare to be constantly challenged in this extreme fitness class that will take you through long bursts of high intensity exercises followed by short breaks. This class will leave you breathless, sweaty and feeling fabulous! Class size is limited so sign up today! Continue reading
Workout with Christine by following her DVD workouts. Featuring boot camps, cardio kickboxing and many other DVD’s.
A full body workout, Core & More focuses on strengthening, toning and firming your core with the use of weighted bars, SRRI exertubes and hand weights through a variety of moves, as well as other non-weight bearing exercises. Realize your personal goals, whether it is to slim and firm or tone and build muscle – … Continue reading
Our free fitness orientations focus on getting you comfortable with the Y’s cardio and Nautilus equipment and knowing proper techniques so that you can safely get the most out of your workout. To set up an appointment, call 413-499-7650 x33.
Like to play the game? Or want to try something new at the Y? Check out our Ping Pong program, available for FREE for Y members until April 30! Bring a partner and play in one of our racquetball courts. Ping Pong is a great way to develop eye-hand coordination and strategy skills in a low-impact, esteem-building sport.
Perfect for that extra steam you have to burn off before it’s time to curl up at home. Come to this moderately paced movement class to wring out the day and slow into night. Class will be based on quieting the mind while attention is drawn to breathwork, holding of poses, and learning to let … Continue reading
Come explore the ways in which the ancient practice of Hatha Yoga can enhance your well-being! This class is designed for beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners alike around the principle of “less is more” and includes instruction in deep breathing, soft flowing movement, held postures, meditation, relaxation and yoga philosophy.
Take a journey on one of our Keiser and Reebok indoor cycle bikes. This exciting group cycling workout simulates biking across varied terrain to burn fat and calories, increase endurance, sculpt and define your lower body.
Insanity® is a revolutionary cardio-based total-body conditioning program based on the principles of MAX Interval Training. The program is a predesigned interval class that requires no equipment and is easy to learn.
This 35-minute mat class will focus on using your entire body to strengthen your core. We will create fluidity in your core to strengthen it. The goal of Pilates is overall body fitness. This combined with 35 minutes of Indoor Cycle maximizes fat burn and calories, increases endurance and sculpts your lower body.
This class involves a little more aerobic activity than SilverSneakers Classic. It also aims to build strength, balance and flexibility at a slightly more advanced pace. This class will help prevent osteoporosis, arthritis and the loss of muscle mass through its exercises.
Strength training can improve the quality of life at any age. This class includes using the SRRI exertubes to build strength, balance and flexibility at a safe pace. This class will focus on improving posture while aiding the prevention of osteoporosis, arthritis and the loss of muscle mass.
Tabata is interval training and is one of the most effective types of high intensity interval training. Through a variety of simple, yet intense exercises, each class will blast the calories and provide noticeable results in a short amount of time. Whether your goal is muscle tone, weight loss, or both, this class will provide … Continue reading
Tabata Kickboxing incorporates the interval training of Tabata with a focus on kickboxing movements for the high intensity. This action packed class encompasses all the flare of a traditional kickboxing class with higher burn of calories from Tabata.
The ancient practice of Hatha Yoga teaches many skills for balancing and strengthening yourself through breath work and visualization, through movement and through stillness. In this class you will be encouraged to explore modifications of these techniques to help you deepen your yoga practice. Beginners and long-time practitioners alike are welcome!
Zumba® is an exhilarating and effective Latin-inspired dance fitness class designed so anyone – dancers and non-dancers alike – can do it! Using moves from Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton and other dance forms, this class integrates the basic fitness principles of aerobic, interval and resistance training to maximize caloric output, cardiovascular benefits, and total body … Continue reading
Zumba® Gold has all the energy and fun of a regular Zumba® class but is designed to move a little slower so that active older adults, beginners and deconditioned people can enjoy a safe and effective experience. This class is full of Latin-inspired music and dance fitness moves that reference Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, Cumbia, … Continue reading
These classes combine targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba® moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs and thighs.