An ideal form of exercise for all ages and abilities, and the relaxation after a water workout is wonderful!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
The class utilizes both the deep and shallow end of the pool.
All fitness levels are welcome, this class uses fun and intense combos. Great for those with joint problems (All Levels).
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)
This class provides low and moderate intensity exercise and strengthens muscles stressed in childbearing.
Water lovers of all ages can develop and take skills to the next level with aquatics specialty classes like competitive swimming, triathlon training, fit float, and more.
The YMCA's Swim Clinics are designed to help prepare participants to join a swim team, or other sports, by enhancing stroke development & endurance.
The Y strives to help all ages learn how to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living.
The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers Swim Clubs and Teams to help you take your skills to the next level and build your confidence in and out of the pool.
The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers a wide range of water fitness group exercise classes for all ages and ability levels.
We offer programs as diverse as the people we serve. We have an unparalleled selection of classes and activities—everything from personal training to foreign language classes to summer camp—all waiting for you and your family to explore. (Looking for group exercise and pool schedules? Click on the "schedules" tab above, then choose your location.)