Fitness Classes

The Helen Davis Wellness Center is located in the lower level of the Custer YMCA.
You will find a wide array of weight machines and free weights, as well as cardio machines.

 

 All YMCA group fitness classes are included in your YMCA membership. 

Program participants can visit for a first class for free, continuing in the class will require a membership. 

Boot Camp

Instructor-led class.
Scheduled daily at noon.
Location varies, check Boot Camp Schedule (available at the Membership Services Desk). 

Our HIIT based Boot Camp routine consists of low and high-intensity aerobic intervals. This class combines cardio, strength, and agility focused on working the whole body. Class time ranges 35-60 minutes.

 

W.O.W.-Women On Weights! 

Instructor-led class.
Scheduled Wednesday at noon.
The Wednesday class is located in the Helen Davis Wellness Center.

An introduction to basic weight lifting, although not just for women. This circuit styled class has several weight stations intermixed with cardio stations for a whole body workout. This is a great beginner class to familiarize yourself with the weights and focus on proper form. No experience necessary! We utilize a mixture of body weight, machine & free weights. Class time ranges from 45 minutes to an hour.

 

Yoga with Peg

Instructor-led class.
Scheduled: Monday & Thursday at 10:30 am
Located in the Custer YMCA Log Building Gymnasium

This 45-60 minute class will provide you with the fundamentals of yoga and get you started on your own personal yoga path.  The focus will be on increasing flexibility and strength, balance, alignment, breathing, safety, and stability within each pose.  Participants should work at their own pace and never overdo it.

If you have been wanting to begin a yoga practice to reap all of the health benefits that yoga has to offer, now is the time! 

No Experience? No problem! This class is designed for those who have little to no prior experience with yoga. Let Yoga transform you!

Flow with Virgene 

Instructor-led class.
Scheduled: Currently on hiatus
Located in the Custer YMCA Log Building Gymnasium

Flow is the combination of Pilates and yoga designed to build strength and tone your muscles while improving flexibility and fostering mind and body harmony. Set to music, we will begin with stretching yoga poses, and then finish with strengthening Pilates movements. Each song targets a specific focus for the body. It is a class that leaves you feeling lengthened, yet strong!

No Experience? No problem! This class is designed for those who have little to no prior experience with yoga or Pilates.

 

Sunrise Salutation Yoga with Cindy

Instructor-led class.
Scheduled: Saturday at 8:00 am
Located in the Custer YMCA Log Building Gymnasium

This class incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility.  Each class will end with an extended period of relaxation.  This class is appropriate for anyone of any age, shape or size. No experience or flexibility required. No Experience? No problem! This class is designed for those who have little to no prior experience with yoga.

 

Kids Yoga Schmoga with Cindy

Instructor-led class.
Scheduled: Saturday at 9:15 am 45 minutes
Located in the Custer YMCA Log Building Gymnasium

This kids yoga class offers a complete, age-appropriate Yoga practice including stretching and strengthening poses (asanas), breathing (pranayama) instruction, relaxation techniques! Being playful and silly is a great gateway to introducing yoga to kids. Not only will kids have space for self-expression in this class, they will also strengthen their bodies, as well as their connection to mindfulness and breathing techniques. As they progress, they will learn more about breathing and visualization and be introduced to more yoga poses that will focus on improving coordination, creating strength and increasing flexibility. While learning these techniques, they are also taught to respect their bodies and themselves as well as others.

Cycle Classes

Participating in a YMCA Cycle Class can burn on average 500 calories. Cycling can be performed as an anaerobic exercise, pulling energy from reserves and building up muscular endurance over an extended period of time. However, there are also aerobic benefits. Our Cycle Classes include both endurance and cardiovascular training. Heart health is an obvious benefit, as is lung capacity. As we work harder we will learn to work on controlled breathing, as well. 

If you prefer to pedal a little slower you won’t fall behind the rest of the class, and you won’t feel out of place for not knowing a routine. No one knows what level anyone else is working at, and they are free to progress at their own pace. 

Cycling keeps the pressure off your knees and feet. You are able to work out hard on a bike without hurting your knees and feet. It is also a good workout for those who cannot use the treadmill or elliptical because of arthritis. With limited bikes, please contact membership services to reserve a bike for your preferred class.

Ride & Shine 

Instructor-led class.
Scheduled Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 am.  (45-60 minute class)
Located in the Loft at the YMCA Log Building.

With an emphasis on speed intervals, Ride & Shine is our morning indoor cycling class, set to the rhythm of motivating music. Burn up to 700 calories* a workout and get fit fast. This class will get your heart & legs pumping!

Learn all the basic cycling moves like standing up, sitting down, changing hand positions, speeding up and slowing down. You control your own resistance levels and sprint speed so you can build up your training level over time. Interval-based, your inspiring instructor will lead the cycling pack through hills, flats, mountain peaks, time trials, & intervals. This class will leave you energized, to power through your day!

*Results Vary

Spin & Sculpt - Currently on hiatus.

Instructor-led class.
Scheduled Tuesday & Thursday at 5:30pm.  (45-60 minute class) 
Located in the Loft at the YMCA Log Building.

What do you get, when you combine an indoor cycle ride and resistance training in one class when space is tight? Spin & Sculpt is a combo class format that uses dumbbells to train the arms while you work your legs. Even if you’ve never been on a bike, Spin & Sculpt is a simple and safe workout that will get you amazing results. Our instructor will show you how to set up a bike and will give options to match your own fitness level. Your fitness will race ahead in no time.

 

Pickleball

Check Group Fitness Calendar for current schedule.
Located at the Custer Log Building.
Players are required to check in at the Log Building prior to playing.

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. 

Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. Pickleball is played using a paddle and a plastic ball. It can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Pickleball is held at the Custer Community Center, in the Multipurpose Room.

 

Strength & Balance 

Next class begins: Currently on hiatus
Instructor-led Class.
Located in the Gym and the Wellness Center at the YMCA Log Building

This class does not have any membership fees associated with it.

Strength & Balance is a community-based senior fitness program that will help you become more active, energized and empowered for independent living. While the program is especially beneficial for older adults living with arthritis, we serve all fitness levels. On average, participants with a regular attendance of at least 75% of classes showed improved health benefits. During a class, you will enjoy a full hour of fun, focusing on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility - everything older adults need to maintain health and function well as they age. You will experience improved physical and social functioning, decreased depression and isolation, and will likely have fewer hospital visits, which lowers health care costs. In addition to the physical support, we create an atmosphere that encourages social interaction, which is a vital part of mental well-being for everyone.  Sessions take place twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday) over 6 weeks. Each one-hour class is led by an instructor who focuses on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance—everything older adults need to maintain health and function as they age. Instructors will conduct pre and post fitness assessments for each 6-week session. Can’t make the whole session? Drop in anytime.

 

Fitness Fusion

Instructor-led class.
Scheduled:  Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 4:15-5:15 PM
Located in the Custer YMCA Log Building Gymnasium

Fitness Fusion is a beginner group exercise class for members at the Custer YMCA.
It is an energetic, high intensity, no impact to low impact workout that is always changing.  
High Intensity Low Impact Training (HILIT) is a style of high-intensity interval training that is focused on getting a person to muscle fatigue and/or a target heart rate. HILIT is a just a specific approach to HIIT that reduces the amount of impact involved on the joints during the workout.
A traditional high intensity style workout normally includes plyometric moves, which means the feet leave the floor.
People who have previous or recent joint injuries, back or joint pain or bone infusions may have trouble doing plyometric exercises without pain, discomfort or even risk of injury. HILIT gives you the benefits of the HIIT, but takes out the impact movements, making them safer for most people.  

Take A Walk

Video/Instructor-led class.
Scheduled:  Thursday's: 8:00-9:00 AM
Located in the Custer YMCA Log Building Gymnasium

Physical activity doesn't need to be
complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life.
Start your New Year off at a brisk pace!
We are not walking laps here! Motivating music will keep you moving to the beat.
Join our energetic & enthusiastic instructor for up to an hour of motion & get your steps in!