Senior Health & Wellness Classes

Aquacise (Pool)

Aquacise is a co-ed water program. The program is designed to meet your individual level of difficulty. No swimming ability necessary. Focuses on improving muscle tone, circulation and flexibility.

Instructor: Jan Gill & Sheri Glasgow
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60

Silver Sneakers

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion and the ability to complete activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a Silver Sneakers ball are all used during the class, and a chair is used for seating and/or standing support.

Instructor: Kathy Krogmeier
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60

Twinges N Hinges (Pool)

This water exercise program is designed to help relieve joint pain and stiffness and is certified under the Des Moines chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and the YMCA of the USA. The program includes range of motion, strengthening and flexibility exercises led by a certified water instructor. No swimming ability necessary.

Instructor: Kathy Krogmeier
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners or others needing modifications in their exercise routine. The class builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves.

Instructor: Shirley Kramer
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60

Health & Wellness Classes

Aqua Fitness (Pool)

This program is designed to meet your individual level of difficulty. No swimming ability necessary. Not only does Aqua Fitness help improved joint function and flexibility, but it also improves muscle tone, circulation, range of motion and relieves joint pain.

Instructor: Marsha Anderson
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60


Join others in this life-changing workout that is designed to provide weight loss, muscle endurance and overall health enrichment while developing a feeling of confidence that comes from your own hard work. It is designed to provide a balanced mixture of aerobic, circuit training, kickboxing, yoga, Pilates and plyometric exercises that will help your body get the most out of each workout.

Instructor: Jeff Abbey
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60

Cardio Circuit

This is an aerobics class that uses the Nautilus weight machines along with the doing free exercise to music. It includes 38 stations which only last 30 seconds each. The class concentrates on high repetitions and low weight. There is pulse monitoring that takes place halfway through the workout, as well as at the end of class.

Instructor: Keith Rusher
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60

Country Heat

A high-energy, easy-to-follow, low-impact, country dance-inspired fitness program that is so totally fun you won’t even feel like you’re working out!

Instructor: Chrissy
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60

Les Mills’ Body Pump™

The original 60-minute barbell class! This class will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body. Great bodies aren’t born; they are transformed using the proven Body Pump formula, The Rep Effect – a breakthrough in resistance workout training. Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movement, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning by challenging all of your major muscle groups while you squat, press, lift and curl.

Instructors: Shawnna Williamson, Shar Upton, & Melissa Peitz
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60

Multi-Purpose Workout (MPW)

This class uses a variety of exercise equipment including gliders, medicine balls, yoga balls, weights, and low impact cardio movements.

Instructors: Shawnna Williamson
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60


A unique class designed to build strength and gain flexibility. The moves fit perfectly together to form a class filled with intense choreography that’s fun, challenging and will make you sweat. It’s about energy, power and rhythm.

Instructors: Shawnna Williamson & Melissa Peitz
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60

Spinning Combo

Spinning is an intense bicycling class where you will work up a sweat and increase cardiovascular fitness while completing a variety of different cycling exercises.

Instructor: Terri Holterhaus
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60

Tai Chi

This is a low intensity class that focuses on breath control, balance, body awareness and increasing coordination and flexibility through gentle movements performed at your own pace. If you are seeking a gentle class to challenge your body and focus your mind, this one is for you.

Instructor:  Stacey Alveraz
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60

Throwback Fitness

This is a variety of old school aerobic videos that will take you back to the good ol’ days!

Instructor: Kathy Krogmeier
Fee: Y-Members – Free; Non-Members – $60