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.
Our Registered Dietitian is here to help you navigate your food intake to achieve your goals. Whether you’re seeking weight loss, improved sports performance, or healthier everyday eating habits, an accredited and experienced nutrition professional can help you get there!
Ruth received her undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Missouri State University in Springfield Missouri. She then finished a dietetic internship through The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City. To become a registered dietitian she took and passed a national board certification dietitian exam. Ruth worked as a clinical dietitian in a hospital in Joplin Missouri for 4 years before moving to her current position with the YMCA in Fort Worth, Texas. As a Licensed and Registered Dietitian in the state of Texas she is an expert in nutrition. She enjoys cooking and eating healthy nutritious food as well as helping people live and eat healthier through proper balanced nutrition.
For more information, please contact Sara Hasenfuss at SHasenfuss@ymcafw.org or 817.573.7159
Y Weight Loss Program
The Hood County YMCA will begin offering a Y Weight Loss Program for those who are interested in jump starting a life change! To participate in the program you must be 18 years or older. The program is 12 weeks long and meets once per week. Participants will gain tools and knowledge as well as have group support to help develop a nutrition and exercise plan that works for each individual!
When: Sessions Begin September 11th, Mondays at 11:00 am or Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
Where: Hood County YMCA, Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $50 for members, $100 for non-members
For more information, click here for our Flyer and FAQ, or please email our Healthy Living & Member Engagement Director, Sara Hasenfuss at SHasenfuss@ymcafw.org
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.
Printable Schedules: Winter Group Exercise Schedule & Fall/Winter Water Aerobics Group Exercise Schedule
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.
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
CPR and First Aid Trainings
Class Dates and Times – CPR & First Aid is held from 8 am -3 pm with a lunch break included. Price is the same for taking only CPR or only First Aid.
$50 for members/$75 for non-members
Printable Registration Form: CPR & First Aid Registration Form
Self Defense: Street Smart
This course is designed for today’s uncertain world. It gives the participants a real world way to defend themselves with just 7 easy to learn, easy to use defensive moves. These moves will give them time to seek help, time to call authorities or just run away. This is NOT an extensive difficult to learn course but is a course that’s fun to learn and easy to use. Course is designed for all ages, men and women, boys and girls. You walk away with confidence and knowledge to help protect yourself and the ones you love.
- Open to ages 8 and older. If participant is under 16, a parent must attend as well.
- Cost: $15/member & $45/non-member