At the YMCA, we offer many opportunities for you to reach your wellness goals, feel your best and enrich your life. Group exercise classes, Personal Training, Wellness Consultations, and Life Changing Challenges are just a few of the ways the YMCA can help you improve your health and well being.
Personal training is an individualized one-on-one program with a certified personal trainer that is directed to assist you in achieving and maintaining a desired fitness level through strength training, cardiovascular conditioning and weight management.
Printable Flyer: Personal Training Flyer and Registration
We also offer a great Personal Training Special to any member who is new to Personal Training! Our New Member package includes 3 hours for $99! You may use these 3 hours however you’d like. You can use them as whole hours, or even split them up into six 30 minute sessions.
Printable Flyer: Personal Training – New Member Special
Call for more information 817-573-7159 or email our Healthy Living & Adult Sports Coordinator, Roy Phillips at RPhillips@ymcafw.org
The YMCA offers a wide variety of classes to engage those who want to get their work out in a social, group format. All classes listed are included in YMCA membership and are ongoing, so join at any time. Classes may be canceled or times may change due to low attendance. Please refer to schedules regularly. All classes are designed to accommodate all fitness levels as well as appropriate for ages 8 and up (BODY PUMP & CXWORX is ages 13 and up). Classes are listed below.
Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP™ gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 540 calories*. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement to the beat of music– helping you achieve much more than on your own! Space does fill up fast so please arrive early to secure your spot! Ages 13 and up.
Step into a BODYCOMBAT workout and you will punch and kick your way to fitness, burning up to 740 calories* along the way. Get ready to be challenged by a Les Mills™ instructor that will motivate you to get the best results! You’ll release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ!
Let’s Boogie! Come and have a kickn’ time with some basic but pure fun line dancing, salsa and other groovin’ moves. A great workout for any age, especially our Active Older Adults and those new or returning to exercise. No experience necessary.
An intense yet fun combination of cardio and strength training utilizing stations/circuits, agility drills, plyometrics, calisthenics and more. People of all fitness levels welcome.
During the 30 minute workout trained instructors guide you through correct technique as you work with resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches and hovers. Also, get into hip, glute and lower back exercises.
A physical class that incorporates body weight training, core exercises, deep stretching, balance work and more. All fitness levels encouraged. Modifications available if needed.
Guts & Glutes
This class is all about firming the rear, strengthening the abdominal muscles, and tightening and toning everything in between.
FUN. QUICK. TOTAL FITNESS. Meet your curated workout EXPERIENCE with high-energy music and holistic coaching to achieve maximum, sustainable results. Get the PERKS of Mind/Body (yoga/Pilates), Agility & Strength, and High-intensity Intervals for all fitness levels in EVERY class!
Perfect Balance Y-Pilates
A class that addresses body, mind & spirit. You can gain body strength & agility in various challenging postures. You’re offered mind challenges with balance poses & uses hand weights, straps, & balls.
An indoor cycling workout that delivers maximum results with minimum impact on your joints. With pumped music, get your pedals spinning! Burn nearly 500 calories* and get ready to sweat!
Silver Sneakers Classic
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a Silver Sneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.
Silver Sneakers Yoga
Move your whole body through a completed series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity
Spiritual Y-Gentle Yoga
Slow paced Hatha Style yoga that prepares & conditions your mind, body & spirit. A combination of floor & standing poses that improve strength, flexibility, strength, and balance with a focus on proper pose alignment, listenging to your body, and connecting with your spirit. Ends with prayer requests & bible reading/devotional time
Touted as “the world’s greatest fat burning workout”. Tabata is a simple, yet effective interval training technique designed to boost the body’s calorie burning mechanisms. All you need is 30 minutes! Warm up and cool down included. Tabata Xtreme is designed to push all fitness levels to their limits.
Y-ABs Express/ABs Plus
Join us for an ab burnin’ good time in our express Abs class. The focus of this class will be to strengthen your abdominals through exercise and balance work in a relaxing atmosphere. All Fitness levels welcome! Our plus class will focus on core and provide additional training that rotates through arms, legs, and glute training.
Y-H.I.I.T and Y-Beginner H.I.I.T.
High Intensity Interval Training: A high-energy, heart pumping, feet moving routine! With the combination of high, moderate and low impact intervals designed to burn calories and muscular conditioning segment to tone muscles, your entire body will be conditioned and strengthened. Beginner class geared for lower intensity.
15 minute Pilates Stretch designed to cool the body down and strengthen the core.
Slow paced Hatha style yoga that prepares & conditions your mind, body & spirit. A combination of floor & standing poses that improve flexibility, strength, and balance with a focuses on proper pose alignment, listening to your body, and connecting with your spirit. All fitness levels.
Allow your mind to become calm and more focused by transforming the negative to positive. Meditation enables you to overcome stress while finding inner peace and balance.
A cardio workout using fun choreography on the step, motivating music & resistance training using hand weights giving you a full body workout. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Double Y-Step uses two benches to take it to the next level.
A physical class dedicated to improving strength, balance, flexibility, and breathing, while reducing muscle tension and stress. All fitness levels welcome. Y-Power Yoga: add more challenge to this workout and create your highest level of energy and vitality by building strength.
Ditch the workout, join the party! Zumba is a combination of Latin and International dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Mambo and Samba among others that are not only FUN but exhilarating and allow you to dance yourself healthy! The routines are easy to follow & presented in aerobics/interval training format with fast and slow moves that get the heart pumping, tone your body and burn a ton of calories!!!
This specialty class is designed for the Active Older Adult or those who want to join the fitness-party for the first time. Zumba at a slower pace but with ALL the fun!
*Early Bird Walkers – dress to be outside, unless inclement weather.
Combines strength and resistance training with innovative dance moves using a chair as your dance partner and not a single weight lifted. High intensity workout focusing on core, defining your muscles, and improving cardiovascular endurance
Here at the YMCA we want to provide all staff, members, and the community the opportunity to learn necessary skills in helping to save someone’s life. We look to host a CPR and AED training once a month. For class dates and times please call the facility or if you have specific concerns please contact Kevin Tatlock, Aquatics Director, at KTatlock@ymcafw.org or 817.573.7159
Spring CPR and First Aid Trainings
Class Dates and Times – CPR is held from 8 am -12 pm & First Aid is held from 1 pm -5 pm
Printable Registration Form: CPR & First Aid Registration Form Spring 2017
Youth & Teen
Youth and teen members age 8-15 years old will learn basic nutrition guidelines, musclar function, anatomy, flexibility guidelines and exercises, understand cardiovascular training, and learn cardiovascular equipment and/or strength equipment guidelines in a group or in a one on one setting with a wellness coach.
Specialty Camps at the Hood County YMCA are the perfect opportunity to explore new interests or pursue a passion. Campers will learn new skills and form friendships that will last a lifetime! Registration for our Specialty Camps will begin soon check back for information on the different camps we will be offering as well as a registration form! When registration opens, you can sign your children up at the Member Service Desk. They wont want to miss this!
Tell us your thoughts! Do your kids have certain activities or interests that would be great as a camp for kids everywhere?! Let us know by filling out the Survey and returning it to the Hood County YMCA!
Social Groups & Events
From family nights or noon-time potlucks, to training clubs for triathlons, the YMCA offers many opportunities for members to interact in meetings or social events. To find out about activities planned at your branch, check with the member services desk or look on their website.
Get your group involved at the YMCA! Some YMCAs offer meeting space for local community groups. Check with your branch to see if you can host your club meetings at the YMCA.
Hood County YMCA offers Private and Non-Private Pool Parties for members and non-members. Please call for pricing and days available. 817-573-7159
LIVESTRONG At The YMCA
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a program for cancer survivors and those currently undergoing treatment, focuses on you- the whole person- not the disease. This free 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit. You’ll also learn about wellness, stress reduction and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. We encourage a warm spirit of community and provide a place for you to build friendships with others affected by cancer and an opportunity to share stories and inspiration.
Our next session is to be determined if you would like to come and see how this program can benefit you or your loved one! Registration is required and space is limited for each session.
For more information please contact our Healthy Living & Member Engagement Director – Sara Hasenfuss at 817-573-7159