Group Exercise Schedule

Which Mahaska YMCA fitness program are you going to choose? Will it be in the water or out? Do you need a beginner fitness class or something more intense? The Y does its best to make sure there’s a class size to fit all.

You can read a little more about each class below. Questions? Call the Y at 641.673.8411. To see our most current schedules click here.

  • Body Conditioning: This is a self-paced but motivating class. Always changing, always challenging. Come mix it up and put as much effort in as you can; your body will grow and adapt the more you come. It’s a mix of HIIT, Tabatta, Plyo and bodyweight exercises.
  • Spin: This class is a group effort with a instructor leading the pace. There will be different speeds and positions to work muscles and build endurance. The cycling room is located upstairs, please ask the desk if you have questions.
  • SuperWomen Fitness: SuperWomen Fitness is for women of all ages. This challenging class is more than a workout. This is a place for Moms to exercise and socialize about Motherhood. this class is held during morning Childwatch, which is included with a family membership.

  • FUNctional Fitness: Have fun, make friends and stay active in this class that focuses on functional movements for daily life.  Using a chair for balance and support, FUNctional Fitness will get you moving with proper warm-up, cool-down, and plenty of action in between using weights, bands, and balls.
  • Water Aerobics: This class offers a great aerobic workout while taking the strain off joints in the water.  Participants will go through stretching, cardiovascular exercises, and strength training exercises.  Each participant will have their own set of water weights to use during the strength training portion. No swimming experience is necessary.
  • Yoga: Yoga is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of athletes or individuals interested in improving their level of fitness. Based on the ancient fitness science of hatha yoga, it blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format.
  • Deep Water Aerobics: For a new twist on the classic water aerobics class, try deep water on for size.  While focusing on a complete workout with stretching, cardio, core, and strengthening exercises, deep water aerobics is sure to hit the spot for aqua fanatics.
  • Body Combat: LES MILLS BODYCOMBAT is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories in a class. No experience needed. Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu. Release stress, have a blast, and feel like a champ. Bring your best fighter attitude and leave inhibitions at the door.
  • DANCE CARDIO: In this one-hour class-like-a-party, you’ll incorporate footwork and body movements from a wide variety of dances including hip-hop, Latin, and ballet (instructor’s choice). Participants groove to the beat as they move their bodies like never before. Your instructor will start off with a slower beat and then rev it up for a great workout/dance. The benefits of this class are endless but expect to increase heart and lung capacity, total body toning, relieve stress, upbeat and fun and will tone your abdominals.
  • BODYPUMP: The original LES MILLS barbell class, BODYPUMP 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.
  • BEGINNER BASICS: Beginners Basics is designed for every YMCA member who is on their fitness journey. Beginners Basics classes will demonstrate how to effectively warm up, stretch, perform body weight exercises as well as use fitness machines, cardio machines, dumbbells, and free weights. If you are searching for a better understanding of what the Y can offer you or are tired of your same old workout routine, check out Beginners Basics for a fresh start.