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.
The YMCA is a resource for adults to enhance their total health and well-being. The YMCA provides programs and opportunities for adults to learn, volunteer and build strong communities in their own neighborhood.
LIVESTRONG At Southwest YMCA
Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and LIVESTRONG® have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program for cancer survivors and those currently undergoing treatment. The program 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.
Participants 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.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA staff are specially trained to work with cancer survivors and patients and follow American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society exercise guidelines.
For more information, to register, or become a volunteer, please call the YMCA Wellness Center at 817-433-8250.
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.
Do You Want: More accountability? ….To train at the next level? ….To change up your program?….Expert input on your workouts? ….To learn more about exercise?….To conquer a new goal?….To maximize your potential? Then Personal Training is for you!
Let one of our nationally-certified Personal Trainers create a custom workout plan to help you develop and achieve your fitness and weight loss goals. Workouts stay exciting, challenging and fun, and you see results.
Group Exercise Classes
From traditional aerobic classes to Zumba, the YMCA offers a variety of classes to engage those who want to get their work out in a social, group format. Click the links below to view the Ryan YMCA group exercise schedules.
Y Cardio & Strength Classes
This 60 minute workout challenges all of your 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 – and fast!
BODYPUMP™, the original LES MILLS™ barbell class, will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast! Great bodies aren’t born, they are transformed, using the proven BODYPUMP™ formula: THE REP EFFECT™ a breakthrough in resistance workout training. Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning.BODYPUMP™ is one of the world’s fastest ways to get in shape as it challenges all of your major muscle groups while you squat, press, lift and curl.The cutting-edge BODYPUMP™ choreography, and chart-topping music is refreshed every three months, so with your choice of weight and highly-trained instructors you can get the group effect and the results you’ve been looking for! BODYPUMP™ is enjoyed by millions of people around the world! Get a taste of BODYPUMP™. Learn the moves.
A Typical Class
- Improve your strength
- Perform 70-100 repetitions per body part totaling up to 800 repetitions in a single workout
- Improve your general fitness
- Shape and tone your muscles
- Protect your bones and joints from injury
- Get into shape fast
- Feel confident
This 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!
Looking for a short, sharp workout that’ll inspire you to the next level of fitness, while strengthening and toning your body? CXWORX™ is for you! Based on cutting-edge scientific research, Brand new 30-minute format, Combines the best of personal training with the energy of a group fitness class, with choreographed routines and chart-topping music that’ll bring you back for more. CXWORX™ really hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It’s ideal for tightening your tummy and butt, while also improving functional strength and assisting in injury prevention. It’ll help you run faster … play harder … stand stronger.
Come join the ride of your life! This non-impact endurance building class utilizes the stationary bike and will take you up hills and through a variety of drills. Water bottle and towel a must!
Classes contribute to a strong musculoskeletal system, increasing bone density, strengthening the connective tissue surrounding joints and also help you burn fat more efficiently. Our strength training programs will help you gain confidence by building muscle tone and help to maintain stamina during your daily life. This 45 minute class will utilize hand weights and bands for a total body workout.
A unique, training program designed to take you to a new level of fitness and athleticism! This workout combines resistance, intervals, power and endurance. Increase your metabolism, burn fat, sculpt muscles, improve your cardiovascular performance, feel your energy and strength go through the roof, and have a blast doing it!
Y Dance Cardio Classes
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! The dance themes create a dynamic, exciting and effective workout that’s easy to follow. The routines are 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!!!
When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). It 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 bodies naturally while having a total blast.
Strengthen your mind, body and spirit as you lengthen, tone and relax your muscles. This class flows from one posture to another as you work on breathing techniques. Each class ends with relaxation.
Performed on a mat, this non-impact workout combines floor exercises to strengthen your core lower back, abdominals, glutes and thighs. Designed to lengthen, strengthen and tone all muscle groups.