Learn more about our Health & Wellness Classes
Whether it is choosing to exercise a few times per week, giving up fast food meals, or educating themselves on nutrition and/or fitness, the Ransburg YMCA encourages individuals to choose a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their family.
Burn calories in fun group exercise classes like Zumba, Pilates, or our newest program, Les Mills BodyPump – all led by experienced instructors. Get fit and toned with the help of our licensed and experienced personal trainers. And finally, come together and build new relationships surrounding common interests and life experiences.
For further information, kindly contact our Senior Director of Wellness & Membership, Matt Larson.
Expert Advice. Customized for Results.
When it comes to fitness (like most things), there’s simply no substitute for personalized, expert advice. Let one of our certified trainers get you to the next level. Whether you’re a new exerciser, comfortable with your fitness but looking for something more, or a seasoned competitor, our YMCA Personal Training Program will get you results.
The Personal Training Starter Package is the entry point to the YMCA’s Personal Training Program. You will be contacted by a Certified Personal Trainer within the next two business days to discuss and schedule your first one-on-one session. In this session you will:
- Meet with a Certified Personal Trainer
- Complete a series of baseline assessments
- Discuss your health and wellness goals
- Determine the right customized personal training program plan for you!
Click on the “view dates and times” / center registration link or, if you have additional questions, please email PersonalTraining@indymca.org.Email Us
Enjoy up to four free sessions with a certified YMCA Wellness Advisor
Your Wellness Advisor will help you create a customized plan to help identify and set goals, that fits your lifestyle and current fitness level, which can also include reviewing all wellness center equipment.Email Us
The benefits of strength and cardio are incredible for teens. Complete an equipment certification with a Wellness Advisor to learn safe and proper use of equipment.Email Us
Certifications & Training
Heartsaver® First Aid
Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. First aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies are included in the course. Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills test, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card, valid for two years.View Days & Times
This certification program is for current lifeguards
Lifeguards who need to get re-certified for their CPR/AED for professional rescue.Email Us
Heartsaver® CPR AED
Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. This course can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. Upon successful completion of the course, including a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.View Days & Times
The YMCA offers certified Lifeguard Training for ages 16 and up.
The YMCA Lifeguard Training course is the most comprehensive program available, including certifications in CPR/AED, Basic Life Support, First Aid and Oxygen Administration.Training in equipment-based rescues for aquatic environments, accident prevention and decision-making skills prepare participants for employment.
Participants must be 16 years old before the start of class. Attendance, full participation, and successful completion of written tests and performance of all water skills are required.
Participants must be able to:
- Tread water for at least 2 minutes
- Swim 100 yards of front crawl
- Swim 50 yards each of front crawl with head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, inverted breaststroke kick with hands on stomach
- Perform a feet-first surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water and then swim underwater for 15 feet
- Perform a series of tasks given by the instructor to demonstrate listening and scanning ability as well as stamina and endurance
BODYPUMP™ is for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit fast.
Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP™ gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 540 calories. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music- helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.
Les Mills BodyPump classes are part of the Y’s group exercise program. Group exercise class schedules can be found under the “Schedules and Downloads” tab on each location’s web page.Invalid download ID.
An intense conditioning class
Program uses a variety of exercises to increase cardio-vascular endurance and strength.
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Enjoy fun, high energy dance combinations with great music mixes
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Who thought riding a bike would be this much fun?
Enjoy a great workout on our cycle bikes. Each instructor brings their own flair, so try them all to find your best fit. Instructors welcome first time riders.(Health & Wellness) Group Exercise July Schedule
Pilates is a method of body conditioning designed to stretch and strengthen the body through a series of unique exercises
Pilates was developed by Joseph H. Pilates to help veterans returning from the First World War. Benefits include strengthening and toning the muscles while improving posture, flexibility and balance. A workout for body and mind.Invalid download ID.
PiYo builds strength, firms the core and sculpts the body!
Low impact with dynamic moves that are inspired in Yoga with the muscle toning of Pilates. All that using your own body and nothing else.(Health & Wellness) Group Exercise July Schedule
This class consists of step combinations fused with intervals of upper and lower body strength segments
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Full body workout
Increase your lean muscle tissue and metabolism with this total body workout! This class incorporates challenging strength training moves, cardio intervals, and toning exercises for your entire body.(Health & Wellness) Group Exercise July Schedule
Experience an improvement in balance, flexibility, and muscle strength, lowering blood pressure, relieving and managing chronic pain, increasing energy, endurance, and agility. Clinical studies have shown Tai Chi to be an effective tool in improving health, fitness, and relaxation at any age of stage of life.Invalid download ID.
Shape up fast with TRX® Flexibility takes you through a series of active stretches that counteract the effects of your day-to-day life
Designed for any level of fitness, this program is perfect for professional athletes and beginner fitness enthusiasts alike-anyone who wants to feel better day in, day out.(Health & Wellness) Group Exercise July Schedule
Improve alignment and posture in our TRX® Healthy Back program, as you build strength in the back and core muscles and take stress off the lower back. Proven techniques focus on correcting muscular imbalances to increase the range of movement.View Days & Times
Can’t decide which is better, ViPR or TRX®?
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Combines Intense Kickboxing with Dance
With cardio kickboxing and body-sculpting dance moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes, you will get lean and toned-and have a blast doing it. It’s high intensity and totally addicting.Invalid download ID.
Yoga class concentrating on balancing postures and stretching/floor work included.
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Zumba means® “to move fast and have fun!”
This energizing Latin-inspired fusion workout is the latest fitness phenomenon! A Latin, dance-inspired aerobic PARTY!
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Zumba Sentao® is an intense new way to enhance the fitness party thrill! Learn explosive chair-based moves that will strengthen, balance and stabilize the core. Use the chair and your own body weight to enhance muscle strength, improve definition and tone your physique!Invalid download ID.
This full-body cardio jam session combines light resistance with constant simulated drumming.
The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements and poses, and plyometrics.Invalid download ID.
Active Older Adults
Enjoy a total body routine designed to improve quality of life for active older adults
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Join other active older adults as we have fun and move to the music
Experience a variety of exercises designed to increase strength, range of motion, and activity for daily living skills.
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Join other active older adults as we have fun and stretch out our bodies.
Exercises are seated and help increase range of motion and activity for daily living skills.
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Experience an improvement in balance, flexibility, and muscle strength, lowering blood pressure, relieving and managing chronic pain, increasing energy, endurance, and agility. Clinical studies have shown Tai Chi to be an effective tool in improving health, fitness, and relaxation at any age of stage of life.(Health & Wellness) Group Exercise July Schedule