The YMCA is collectively the largest provider and promoter of health and fitness programs, active in more than 10,000 communities across the country. Locally, the Hagerstown YMCA has been a leader in this field since 1922. This can be attributed to the YMCA’s continued commitment to offering high quality, cutting-edge programs and instruction. In an effort to better serve our members, the YMCA offers a year-round aerobics program. We want you to come and have fun in a safe and healthy environment at your convenience. Start your own program, participate at your own pace, and continue throughout the year. We recommend three to four aerobic activities per week. Child watch is available for most class times. Please see Our Facility section for more information. Classes/instructors are subject to change. (Click here for Fitness Schedule.
YMCA FitSTART – 12 Weeks
If you are new to exercise or if you have a difficult time sticking within an exercise program, FitSTART is for you. FitSTART is a 90 day program that includes your own coach. Make an initial appointment to mutually set goals and plan a beginning cardiovascular/strength training program. The primary goals are to exercise three days per week for 12 weeks and attend a once per week “one-on-one” appointment with your coach. You will feel better about yourself and you will lead a healthy and more energized life!
For more information click here for Staff Directory. Fee: $190.00
All personalized exercise programs begin with a consultation to discuss your individual goals, previous experience and medical background. YMCA trainers approach to personal training is sure to benefit anyone, at any age, and any physical condition.
Whether you are in peak performance shape or new to fitness, YMCA personal Trainers will help you to reach your goal.
For more information click here for Staff Directory. Fee: $ 35 hour.
For specific questions or concerns, such as Registration Dates and Prices, please click here for staff directory.
A mix of aerobics and weight lifting using low weight and high reps. Burn calories, tone and strengthen your entire body to great music and innovative choreography.
Designed with the older adult participant in mind. Improve cardiovascular conditioning and muscular strength in one class. Participants are guided through alternating intervals of low-impact (aerobic and/or step) and strength training exercises. You get a varied and balanced workout in a single class.
Do you get bored easily? Your brain and body will be challenged in this class that includes jumping rope, step training, sport conditioning, muscle conditioning, kickboxing, calisthencis, cycling and plyometrics.
A non-impact cardiovascular indoor cycling program for all ages and fitness levels. This forty-five to fifty-five minute group exercise class combines a foundation of cycling movement with motivational coaching.
Y Kick Boxing
Y Kickboxing blends your own hidden strength with the arts of self-defense , dance, and boxing and combines them with today’s great music for a challenging workout. This class works!
A non-cardiovascular workout designed for all fitness levels. This class will help you develop overall strength through the use of medicine balls, free weights, resistance bands, flexibility balls, and calisthenics.
An energizing way to burn fat and tone muscles. Based on interval training, it uses combinations of fast and slow rhythms with Latin and other music from around the world. Salsa, cumbia, meringue, hip hop, belly dancing, flamengo, and calypso are just a few rhythms you could experience. One does not need dance experience or a partner, and wear regular workout clothes. It is also a low impact activity, but can burn 500-700 calories in one workout. If you are ready to dance your way to health, then Zumba should be your fitness mantra. Certified instructors Sonia and Sharee.
Are you up to the challenge? Do you know what it takes? Boot Camp with Sonia Reyes will take you to the next level; mentally, physically, and emotionally? It’s not just about losing weight or getting fit, it’s about finishing what you start! You’ll be tested before boot camp begins and after it finishes. Let’s see how much you improve and how much you can take. Program runs six weeks- three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with a special feature! Two sessions will be held on Saturday morning at a surprise location with special activities. Check with Sonia Reyes for start dates and fees. Call 301-739-3990 ext. 4237.
Middle school/Parent Fitness
Make an appointment with Sonia Reyes for you and your parent to go through an orientation on how to use the fitness center equipment.
Special hours will be designated for you to use the center and we’ll retake your membership picture profile style so the fitness center staff will know you’ve completed your orientation. Parents must be with child at all times!
Hours of usage:
For Fee Information please call Sonia Reyes.
In this class you will develop both strength and flexibility by using a flowing series of yoga postures and enhanced breathing technique. Create balance between the mind, body and spirit. Please bring a mat to class.
Aikido Martial Arts – ages 13 and up
The Akido Martial Arts program provides an opportunity for participants to experience physical exercise and learn an ancient art. Physical exercise will be the main form of expression. Through this method, all participants will gain a deeper understanding of martial arts methodology, history and culture while improving physical, mental, and intellectual health.
A basic level water exercise class. By using the natural resistance of water and buoyancy, the exercise works towards improving flexibility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Discover what your body can do in the water! Co-ed classes, swimmers and non-swimmers welcome. Class is held in shallow water.
Exercise that Feels Good – Watch us turn the pool into a fitness center. We have buoyancy and resistance cuffs, wave webs and hand buoys. Use our equipment and our guidance and take your workout farther than you ever imagined possible! Improve your aerobic conditioning, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and abdominal toning. This equipment enhances buoyancy and increases resistance for water aerobics.
A vigorous, aerobic cardio workout in shallow water that will burn calories. Classes for both men and women. Not for anyone with physical limitations. Incorporates warm-up movements, cardio, stretching, toning and strengthening exercises with hydro-balls and a cool down period. (Mondays 7:00 – 8:00 pm)
Arthritis Water Exercise – Warm Water
The Arthritis swim class meets more needs then just people with arthritis. People with knee and hip replacements are encouraged to come and join us as soon as all the stitches are healed. The warm water relaxes the muscles and lets your new joint work easier.
People recovering from strokes and heart attacks are also encouraged to join us. The slow movements are easy to handle and fun to do. This is more a joint movement class then an exercise class. All classes are free to members, we run eleven classes a week so everybody can find several times a week that suits them.
Structured exercise program in the warm water under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Objectives – increased flexibility of body joints and greater comfort for arthritis suffers. No swimming ability necessary. Easy access steps and a pool lift are available. Must have a doctor’s permission. Handicapped parking in front of “Y” and a side entrance ramp available.
Mon. & Wed. 11:00 am – 12:00
Mon & Wed. 12:00- 1:00 pm
Mon & Wed. 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 12:00 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Watch for more A.O.A programs and special events to be announced.