Core strength, muscular endurance and power, flexibility, and mental focus are vital to almost every sport. Whether running your first 5k, completing a triathlon, or hiking the Appalachian Trail, this 6-week class will give you a solid foundation on which to build. Sessions will incorporate core workouts, strength training, plyometrics, yoga, and stretching. This class is great for the serious recreational athlete and will benefit runners, cyclists, and swimmers – to name a few. Continue reading
This class uses traditional martial arts etiquette while developing strength, balance, flexibility, and self-defense skills in a fun, supportive environment that emphasizes character development, self confidence and self-discipline. Continue reading
Prepare for the Y’s Sprint Triathlon’s Corporate Challenge by entering into this training program! Teams consisting of three co-workers (a swimmer, biker and runner) from the same local organization will train in this 6-week program through separate groups for each discipline. Register by July 18. Continue reading
Learn to use the rowing machines safely and effectively in this clinic! This FREE clinic promises to be a great workout and a way to incorporate new cardio, strength and flexibility. Continue reading
Zumba® Toning combines 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. Zumba® Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their … Continue reading
Registrations are now open for the 11th annual Pittsfield Family YMCA Sprint Triathlon, sponsored by Berkshire Bank! This swim, bike and run race is for the novice or elite tri-athlete – we’ll even help you find a team on which to compete. This fundraiser benefits the Y’s Annual Support Campaign which provides financial scholarships for memberships, childcare, summer camps, sports and more. Continue reading
This is an indoor challenge of your endurance in three separate disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. Gauge your abilities as our Pittsfield Family YMCA Sprint Triathlon, sponsored by Berkshire Bank, approaches on Aug. 24, 2013.
Look better, feel better, be healthier! Fit & Fab! is a women’s fitness group that provides you with energizing, cardiovascular workouts, effective resistance training, toning, healthy stretching, coordination and balance, as well as providing an encouraging and supportive environment for women. 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.
Do you want to get back in touch with your body? Ready to have more energy and clarity so you can enjoy your life to the fullest? Join our instructor Megan, a yoga therapist and fitness instructor, for a mindful, power-packed 6-week introduction to circuit training that will boost your confidence, strength and endurance. Continue reading
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.
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
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.
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.
Kick Some Abs is 30 minutes of deep core work, strengthening the abdomen from the inside outward. This workout focuses on core strength, stability, improved posture, alignment and more!
This class involves a little more aerobic activity than the Senior Strength Training class. 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.
This class incorporates dance, core exercise and strength training all in one! You will have a great time while getting fit.
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
The Y is excited to announce Fit-Tastics, as part of our gymnastics programs. We offer a variety of age-appropriate classes for children ages 18 months old to young adults. Our gymnastics classes are led by Kaylyn Kern, a USA gymnastics certified instructor with 11 years of experience. Fit-Tastics (15+ years): Fit Tastics provides a playful and … Continue reading
Register now for Healthy Backs! 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
Would you like to try a triathlon? Good for you! Our training program is designed for men and women of all ages. Whether you have never done a triathlon or you are an experienced athlete, our training program can help you meet your goals. Our experienced coach will be there for you, every step of the way. Continue reading
Relieve pain and stress and learn relaxation techniques by working with Bob Sykes, a fully licensed and insured massage therapist. Let massage be your partner in healthy living for such needs as relieving tight muscles, healing injuries, preventing future injuries, alleviating painful joints, easing soreness from exercise and improving circulation. About: Bob Sykes is a … Continue reading