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FITNESS LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS
The Ocean County YMCA offers 3 levels of fitness classes. Classes listed as All levels offer modifications for more or less intensity.
Beginner – Includes gentle range of motion, strengthening and flexibility exercises with little impact.
Intermediate – Moderate exercises with some impact and use of resistance equipment, modifications are demonstrated.
Advanced – Vigorous class, medium to high intensity, may include all levels of impact and resistance equipment.
10 CLASS PASS
Provides a flexible class schedule option for Pilates, Yoga & Zumba
AGELESS AEROBICS (Beginner/Intermediate)
This low impact cardio and strength training class is a great way to start off your day. Get fit and have fun by learning the basics of group exercise.
AGELESS BOOTCAMP (Beginner/Intermediate)
Achieve all-around physical fitness by combining strength, aerobic, balance, agility, and flexibility activities in a circuit format. Exercises are designed specifically to enhance the daily living of the adult. All ages are welcome and will benefit from this class.
BALLS, BANDS & BARS (All levels)
Increase core strength and muscle definition with this low impact exercise class. The class is designed using stability balls for balance and coordination, bands for definition, and bars for strength!
BODY BLAST (Intermediate/Advanced)
This is an intense weight training workout that targets all upper and lower body muscle groups using various resistance tools.
BODY FAT CHALLENGE
Includes a weekly group workout with a trainer, nutrition advice, monthly motivational meetings and a t-shirt.
BOOT CAMP (Intermediate/Advanced)
Circuit training with a high level of conditioning and ballistic movements to tone, reshape and strengthen your entire body.
BUTTS & GUTS (All levels)
Train the weak links of your body. Look, move, and feel better by toning your abdominal, oblique and glute muscles in this 30 minute class.
CARDIO INTERVAL (Advanced)
A nonstop and powerful exercise mix! Using intervals of strength and sports drills. This class is perfect to help you lose those stubborn pounds and to increase your cardiovascular fitness.
CHAIR CORE (Beginner)
Strengthen low back and abdominal muscles without having to get on the floor. Decrease low back pain through a combination of postural, flexibility, and strengthening exercises.
KICKBOXING CIRCUIT W/BAGS
Join the fun of Kickboxing Circuit! This class will be taught by certified instructors to give guidance and education on exercises preformed in class. This class focuses on teaching fun combinations of punches, kicks, and jabs on the bag!
Must provide own gloves
Come join other dancers and learn some Line Dances or just come for great exercise. Our Line dance classes are not just “Country.” We have music for all genres. You never need a partner, but can bring your friends and have a lot of fun and exercise without knowing it!
LITE & FIT (Beginner/Intermediate)
Low-impact floor aerobics are combined with intervals of strength and balance moves for a complete workout. Designed for beginner to intermediate of all ages!
MEGA MIX (Intermediate/Advanced)
Not sure what class to take? Take parts from all our fitness classes and mix them up together in one class!
MORE 4 CORE (All levels)
Core strengthening, toning and fat burning exercises.
PILATES MAT (Intermediate/Advanced)
This workout will focus on strengthening, stretching the abdomen and torso by solely using the body. Technique involves proper breathing and control over various muscles conditioning the core and total body.
POWER STEP (Intermediate/Advanced)
Step it up in this class with fun and easy to follow choreography giving you a great cardiovascular workout.
5K RUNNING, THE BASICS (Beginner)
This is a beginner program providing you with the necessary tools to complete the 5K of your choice. Weekly topics include: form and breathing, stretching, selecting gear, nutrition, fluids and coaching tips.
This is an intermediate/advanced program designed to improve performance through drills, speed work, hills, strength and flexibility training.
SILVER SNEAKERS 1 (Beginner/Intermediate)
Have fun & move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion, and activity for daily living. Hand-held weights, exercise ball, elastic tubing with handles for resistance are used. Chair used for sitting/standing support.
SILVER SNEAKERS 2 (Intermediate)
Take the next step from SilverSneakers 1. Low-impact cardiovascular conditioning class designed in a circuit format using resistance tools. A chair is used for standing support.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH (Adult)
For many people, coping with a chronic health condition can be extremely trying. Fatigue, pain, breathing difficulties, sleeping problems, loss of energy, depression and anxiety about the future are common. Join this fun and practical course to help you overcome these daily challenges, and maintain an active, fulfilling life. You will learn about healthier ways to live, gain confidence and motivation to manage your health, and feel more positive about your life. Information, strategies and techniques are tools provided so you can learn to help yourself. Family members and caregivers welcome. The Chronic Disease Self Management Program was developed by Stanford University. It is being administered at the Y through Community Services Inc. of Ocean County. For more information, please contact Lisa Bierly 732 341 9622 ext 4250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAI CHI (Beginner)
On a sensory and visual level, Tai Chi is a slow dance. Because of its slow speed, Tai Chi is efficient and comfortable while conditioning the body-mind and the spirit. Moving freely, the fluidity of Tai Chi circular motions gives definition without the use of external weights. Unintentionally, flexibility and range of motion increase. As the joints are lubricated, the muscles are massaged with the bones from the inside out, and in an elegant and pain-free way. Tai Chi is for seniors and beginners of all ages. Tai Chi can help with increased flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, and posture.
YOGA LEVEL 1 (Beginner)
A traditional Hatha Yoga program designed to increase flexibility & strengthen the body. 1 hour class combines breathing techniques, yoga postures and relaxation to reduce stress & balance the body, mind, & spirit. Taught by a certified Yoga Instructor- Registered Yoga Teacher.
YOGA LEVEL 2 (Beginner/Intermediate)
For students who have completed Yoga Beginner Level I. New yoga postures & breathing techniques to prepare students for transition to intermediate/advanced level class. 1 hour class combines breathing techniques, yoga postures and relaxation to reduce stress, increase flexibility & balance the body, mind and spirit.
Extended class for students who have completed Yoga Levels I & II. More advanced yoga postures & variations that can be tailored to each student’s abilities. Class types might include Power (yang), Restorative, Balance & Meditative, Vinyasa Flow and Hip Opener (yin). Extended class combines breathing techniques, yoga postures & relaxation, with increased emphasis on form & alignment.
YOGA THERAPEUTIC CHAIR
Hatha Yoga program developed for students with limited mobility, disabilities, wheelchair-bound, arthritis, & those who are not comfortable getting on the floor. All postures will be done sitting in a chair.
Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. Energize your body and achieve long-term benefits, while experiencing an absolute blast.