Class Descriptions

Group Exercise Class Descriptions

Below is a sampling of classes offered at Southeast Family Y, Hogan Family Y or Downtown Express Y. All classes are not offered at all branches, so check the current schedules for availability.

Advanced to Intermediate Pilates

Advanced to Intermediate level Pilates class is a dynamic, full-body workout focusing on improving flexibility, core strength and toning all muscle groups.


This class is for seniors or anyone new to fitness. This class combines muscle toning, stretching, low impact cardio dance using a ball, core exercise and balance training. Focus is on fun and fellowship.

Balance & Flex Together/Group Centergy

Balance & Flex/Group Centergy will grow you longer and stronger with an invigorating 60-minute mind-body workout. It incorporates yoga and pilates fundamentals with athletic training for balance, mobility, flexibility, and the core.

Beginning Pilates

This is an instructional class for beginners. Breathing, core development and strength, postural alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates movement and exercise will be the focus. (Class is limited to first 24 participants)

BodyAttack™ (LES MILLS™)

BodyAttack is the sports-inspired cardio workout for building strength and stamina. This high-energy interval training class combines athletic aerobic movements with strength and stabilization exercises. Dynamic instructors and powerful music motivate everyone towards their fitness goals – from the weekend athlete to the hard-core competitor! Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODYATTACK™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography. Team teaches will be once every three months with the launch of new choreography/ music. All instructors will team teach a track on the new release.

BodyPump™ (LES MILLS™)

Les Mills BodyPump is the original barbell class that strengthens the entire body. This 60-minute workout challenges all major muscle groups by using the best weight room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for--fast. Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODYPUMP™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography. Burn up to 600 calories per class. Team teaches will be once every three months with the launch of new choreography/ music. All instructors team teach a track on the new release.

Body Sculpt

Tone and shape the body for one hour.

Core Focus Together

30 minutes of training the core using functional, integrated 3-dimensional movements designed to work everything from your shoulder to your hips-front, back, sides and middle.

Defend Together

Defend is a gripping hour that burns a ton of calories and builds total body strength. Defend combines cutting edge moves with thrilling music.

Gentle Yoga

Improve muscle tone, balance, flexibility and strength while focusing on stretching, breathing and mindful awareness.

Kid Fit

This is a high energy class for kids. Enjoy fun filled activity that is guaranteed to keep you moving. (Last 15 minutes of class will be held on the track)


An innovative flexibility and strength class focusing on core muscle strength and body conditioning. Class is limited to first 24 participants.

Power Hour

A high intensity class filled with strength training, plyometrics, and speed drills etc. Take your workout and your body to a whole new level. This is an athletic class!

Spin Express

A 45 minute class, designed to challenge the experienced cyclist across a variety of drills.

Spinning/Indoor Cycling

This is an exciting class using stationary bikes. Break a sweat and become part of the cycling addiction. Please bring a hand towel and water! (This class is limited to first 24 participants)


A cardiovascular exercise class executed on a 4” bench. Choreography and STEP patterns will vary from class to class. It’s a great workout! tone those muscles-all in one hour!

Step & Sculpt

This class combines two all-time favorites. This class alternates five minutes of fat-burning step with two minutes of toning and strengthening exercises to give you the best of both worlds. Burn fat and tone those muscles-all in one hour!

Strength Train Together

Strength Train will blast all your muscles in one hour. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates, and body weight. It combines squats, lunges, presses and curls with functional integrated exercises.


Busy day at work or just need to relax! Yoga improves muscle tone, increases flexibility and reduces daily stress. (Class is limited to the first 24 participants.)


Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout system that will blow you away. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got ZUMBA!

Zumba for Kids

Zumba for kids combines Latin music with dance movements to create a festive atmosphere where kids can have fun dancing and exercising, all at the same time. Kids will learn the basic steps to the salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, hip-hop and more! Songs are tailored to children.

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