Wellness

Wellness

≫ PERSONAL TRAINING AND MORE IN MEADVILLE, PA

At the Meadville Family YMCA, we want our members to be successful in reaching their health and wellness goals.

The tools we provide to help you achieve your goals:
  • Wellness Coach – A personal trainer on staff and available to all members to answer all of your wellness and workout questions.
  • Workout Log Training – We set you up with your own tracking sheet for your weight work. We help you get over the fear of the weight machines.
  • Variety of Wellness Classes – We provide a combination of weight and cardio classes to achieve your wellness goals.
  • The Meadville Family YMCA offers access to a variety of equipment for cardio workouts or strength training with free weights or Nautilus machines.
Meadville Family YMCA Wellness Classes 

We have more than 105 Wellness Classes 
each week for you to choose from!

Click Below for Each Sites' Schedule or 
Scroll Down for Class descriptions and Times

ACTIVE OLDER ADULT & SILVERSNEAKERS® FITNESS PROGRAM


The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles. Your SilverSneakers fitness membership includes:

- Access to our basic amenities such as our heated pool with adults-only hours, private locker rooms, private showers, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, lounge area with free coffee all day. -
- SilverSneakers® classes and other classes we offer such as yoga, pilates, active adult, etc. -
- Most important, your membership is available to you at little or no cost through your health plan. -

Regular participation in SilverSneakers® can help you build muscular strength, improve joint mobility and increase cardiovascular endurance, leading to improved health and greater independence.

SilverSneakers® also provides the following opportunities:

- Expand your social network and strengthen friendships -
- Increase your mental sharpness -
- Take part in social activities and wellness seminars -

SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Class Descriptions

Please bring a bottle of water to every SilverSneakers® class

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Vernon YMCA
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:15 am - 10:15 am & 10:45 am - 11:45 am - Vernon YMCA

Tuesdays and Thursday 10:30 am - 11:30 am Downtown Y


Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. *This is a CHAIR-ASSISTED class.

SILVERSNEAKERS® YOGA

Friday: 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. - Vernon YMCA

SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

SILVERSNEAKERS® CIRCUIT

Tuesday & Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Downtown YMCA

Monday & Wednesday: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Vernon YMCA

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers® ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching, and relaxation exercises.

Fitness Classes

BODYVIVE®


The class is a combination of cardio step routines and strength/core training. Don’t be intimated by step routines – the class is designed for all skill levels and intensity. In addition to the cardio, we incorporate free weights, stability ball, and resistance bands for core-strength training, coordination and balance for a total body workout. All the while – having fun!

Downtown Y:
Mondays & Fridays: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. 
Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Vernon Y:
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Instructors: Sara, Shea, Alanna 

BODYFLOW®

BODYFLOW™ is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music creates a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance. 

A Typical Class

Each class is made up of 45 minutes of simple but challenging exercises, followed by 10 minutes of relaxation and meditation.
  1. You will begin with easy, flowing Tai Chi moves to leave your day behind, center yourself and warm your body.
  2. The instructor will then take you through various yoga and Pilates sequences to strengthen and tone your key muscle groups. Poses and stretches are used to create suppleness and flexibility.
  3. The final 10 minutes are set aside for the widely acknowledged mental and physiological benefits of meditation, which also enhances the effects of the exercise.
Benefits
  • Improve your joint flexibility and range of movement
  • Increase your core strength
  • Improve your cardio-vascular function
  • Burn calories
  • Reduce your stress levels
  • Provide a lasting sense of well-being and calm
  • Focus your mind and raise your level of consciousness
When

Downtown Y:
  • Monday: 6:15 - 7:15 pm
  • Wednesday: 6:00 - 7:00 am & 6:15 - 7:15 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 - 10:30 am
Vernon Y:
  • Monday & Wednesday: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructors: Krysta, Courtney, Alanna, Anne

BODYPUMP®


The original LES MILLS™ barbell class will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast!

Great bodies aren’t born, they are transformed, using the proven BODYPUMP™ formula: THE REP EFFECT™, a breakthrough in resistance workout training. Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning.

BODYPUMP™ is one of the world’s fastest ways to get in shape as it challenges all of your major muscle groups while you squat, press, lift and curl.

The cutting-edge BODYPUMP™ choreography and chart-topping music is refreshed every three months, so with your choice of weight and highly-trained instructors you can get the group effect and the results you’ve been looking for!

BODYPUMP™ is enjoyed by millions of people around the world! Get a taste of BODYPUMP™. Learn the moves.

A Typical Class
  • Improve your strength
  • Perform 70-100 repetitions per body part totaling up to 800 repetitions in a single workout
  • Improve your general fitness
  • Shape and tone your muscles
  • Protect your bones and joints from injury
  • Get into shape fast
  • Feel confident
When
Downtown Y:
Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 
6:00am - 7:00am, 
9:00 am & 10:00 am  
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Saturdays 8:15 am - 9:15 am

Vernon Y:
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:05 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesdays & Fridays: 5:45 am - 6:45 am
Sundays: 9:00am - 10:00am

Instructors: Sara, Megan, Krysta, Courtney, Ashlee, Cheryl

RPM

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RPM™ is a cycling workout that delivers maximum results with minimum impact on your joints.

Tune in to some great music and get your pedals spinning as your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. You control your own resistance levels and speed so you can build up your fitness level over time.

RPM IS LITERALLY EASIER THAN RIDING A BIKE
Born from the sport of cycle racing, RPM uses simulated climbs and sprints in a workout where you control the intensity

RPM Schedule:

Downtown Y
  • Monday: 6:00 – 7:00 a.m., 
  • Wednesday: 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. 
Vernon Y
  • Monday: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Instructors: Jill and Deb

CXWORKS

Exercising muscles around the core, CXWORX™ provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body. A stronger core makes you better at all things you do, from everyday life to your favorite sports - it’s the glue that holds everything together.

All the moves in CXWORX have options, so it’s challenging but achievable for your own level of fitness. During the 30-minute workout trained instructors guide you through correct technique as you work with resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches, and hovers. You will also get into some hip, butt and lower back exercises.

CXWORXS Schedule:

Downtown Y
  • Tuesday: 4:30- 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 -10:00 a.m. (combo class with Pump)
  • Friday: 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Vernon Y
  • Monday & Wednesday: 5:45 - 6:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Instructors: Krysta, Megan, Alanna, Sara

More Incredible Fitness Classes

CYCLING

Spinning exercise or studio cycling is not only popular these days – it's an excellent form of fitness. Cycling helps strengthen your heart; and tone your glutes, calves, and thighs in addition to being a great exercise to slim the legs. The special spinning bicycle has a weighted flywheel in the front, making you feel more like you're riding on a real bicycle.

Downtown Y:
  • Monday: 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. & 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. & 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. & 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
Vernon Y:
  • Monday & Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Instructors: Irma Bean, Kristine Cox, Mary James, Deb Davis & Janice Corner

PILATES

Pilates develops a strong "core" or center of the body. It helps build long muscles and flexible joints, leaving you less susceptible to injury. Pilates is one of the safest workouts you can use. No other exercise system is so gentle to your body while giving it a challenging workout. 

Bring your Pilates mat or towel.

Downtown Y:
  • Tuesday & Thursday 12:15pm-12:45pm
  • Instructor: Christian Maher
Vernon Y:
  • Tuesday & Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Instructor: Vickie Harbaugh

Yoga Fusion
  • Wednesday 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Instructor: Elena Gotto
Stott Pilates Reformer Classes 
STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Lindsay and Moira Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent over two decades refining the acclaimed STOTT PILATES method of exercise and line of equipment. The refined method resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation – making it one of the safest and most effective methods available. STOTT PILATES is recognized as The Professional’s Choice™ by studios, fitness facilities, fitness professionals and the consumer market worldwide.
 
Instructors: Janice, Jen & Staci

Classes:
  • Monday 7:00am-8:00am &  5pm-6pm (starting Janaury 23rd)
  • Tuesday & Thursday 7:00am-8:00am & 8:00am-9:00am
  • Wednesday 7:00am-8:00am

WATER FITNESS

All Water Fitness Classes are included in your YMCA membership! Water workouts expend more energy than similar land-based exercises due to the water resistance. The average person burns 450-700 calories during one hour of aerobic exercise. Water exercise is perfect for people of all ages. 

Aqua Aerobics

This low-intensity water fitness class includes cardiovascular conditioning, muscular endurance and flexibility. Participants do not need to be able to swim.

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

AQUA ZUMBA

Aqua Zumba is a new addition to the Zumba fitness phenomenon, and it’s making waves with Zumba’s 14 million fans in over 150 countries. Pulsating international beats along with Latin-inspired dance moves combine with aqua fitness to create a full body, low-impact workout. Classes are 45 minutes long and start with a warm-up intended to get the body ready for exercise. Then you move into a series of easy to follow dance moves choreographed specifically to each song. You’ll walk forward and back in the pool, step side to side, turn, kick and even hold a few moves for balance work. There are jumps, arm sequences and high knees all designed to get the heart rate going. You work all your muscles all the time, using the water’s resistance to build muscle.

Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. -6:15 p.m.

Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

DEEP WATER FITNESS

A terrific deep water workout. Participants do not need to be able to swim as a floatation belt is used during the workout. Strengthen, tone and tighten your muscles; improve lung and heart capacities; refine balance and coordination as you perform these exercises. A great stress reliever. This is a medium to high-intensity water fitness class conducted completely in the deep end of the pool.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

WATER FITNESS

The perfect aerobic workout from beginner to advanced, even if you have never worked out in the water before. The large movements of the legs and arms provide the aerobic workout to burn fat and strengthen the cardiovascular system. Enjoy an invigorating workout in the water’s buoyant – nearly gravity free – exercise environment. This class incorporates deep and shallow water exercises; low-impact workouts including kicking and wall exercises, abdominal moves, upper-body resistance training and stretching. No swimming skills required.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

OPEN WATER EXERCISE

Open for members to come and use the pool for individual exercise. An instructor is available for assistance and guidance.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
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