Find Water Fitness Classes

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers a wide range of aqua fitness group exercise classes for all ages and ability levels. Join our nationally-certified instructors in the pool for a fun and challenging workout. Work at your own ability level during a variety of water exercise classes with the encouragement from friendly, welcoming classmates.

Water aerobics is an ideal form of exercise, no matter what age or ability you are! The YMCA offers a variety of water aerobic classes that incorporate a lot of fun into a full body workout. Classes will help you improve your agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance.

Adult Water Fitness

Encourages people of all ages to utilize the buoyant qualities of water to enhance their physical fitness.

An ideal form of exercise for all ages and abilities, and the relaxation after a water workout is wonderful!


Aqua HIIT (Aqua High Intensity Interval Training) is designed for those who are ready to push themselves to new levels of physical fitness.

The high intensity format allows you to continue to burn calories and receive cardiovascular benefits even after you complete the work out. The water allows you to do this in an environment that reduces impact and provides strength and cardio work at the same time. It is truly a class designed for those who want to get the most out of there fitness routine and their time.

Aqua Zumba®

Known as the Zumba “pool party”

With a RPE rating of 4-6 Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua ftness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

The YMCA has teamed up with foundations across the United States to offer specialty classes for those who are in need of specialty fitness classes. Whether you are suffering from arthritis or fibromyalgia, or looking for a class to keep you fit pre- or post-pregnancy, the Y has a class for you!

Arthritis Aqua Therapy

This is the perfect class for those with flexibility and stiffness issues

With a RPE rating of 2-3 this class is perfect for participants with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia or recovering from injury. Warmth and buoyancy of water can decrease pain and/or stiffness and improve joint flexibility.

Arthritis Aqua Therapy

For those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, or recovering from injury

This class is a collaborative effort of the YMCA of the USA and the Arthritis Foundation. This program is held in our warm-water zero-depth-entry pool. You do not need to know how to swim. Warmth, buoyancy, and potential restrictive properties of the Program Pool water can help decrease pain and/or stiffness and improve joint flexibility.


BOQUA® Aquatic Fitness

BOQUA® is athletics, aquatics and exercise put together in a fun, effective programming that allows you to get into great shape using safe, low-impact aquatic exercise.

There are 3 different programs:

  • BOQUA – a high energy HIIT (high intensity) style workout in shallow water
  • BOQUA Deep – a high energy, HIIT style workout in the deep end of the pool with the assistance of noodles/and/or belts
  • BOQUA Balance – a low energy workout focusing on balance

With the BOQUA® fitness programs, anyone can achieve safe and effective health and fitness gains.

BOQUA classes are offered at a discounted rate with Y membership; please register at the Member Services desk or online by clicking a center link.


Deep Water Fitness

High intensity deep water fun!

Easily adaptable for all fitness levels, this deep water group exercise class puts the fun into an intense, high impact workout. This is a great class for anyone with joint problems.

Shallow Water Fitness

A high-intensity swim training program that combines both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning

The class utilizes both the deep and shallow end of the pool.

Super Saturday Water Aerobics

Enjoy these challenging combined half-deep and half-shallow classes!

All fitness levels are welcome, this class uses fun and intense combos. Great for those with joint problems (All Levels).

Aquatic L.I.F.E. Class

This is a low impact, recreational series of gentle activities in our warm water zero depth entry pool.

Designed to help relieve pain and stiffness caused by arthritis while providing a fun, social environment. It is not necessary to know how to swim. (All Levels)

Prenatal & Postnatal Water Fitness

Water fitness program specially designed for new and soon to be mothers

This class provides low and moderate intensity exercise and strengthens muscles stressed in childbearing.

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