Water Fitness - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Water Fitness

Welcome to water fitness at the Y. Our water fitness classes, taught by certified water fitness instructors, have everything that you’re looking for! Flexibility, range of motion, muscle conditioning, improved cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone by using the buoyancy and resistance of the water. This is a great way to workout with no impact or harmful effects on joints/muscles and stay cool. Ideal for all fitness levels, non-swimmers included. All water workout classes are FREE to YMCA members. Registration required.

Group Water Exercise Class

High Intensity- jump start your metabolism for the day. Enjoy an early morning shallow water aerobic workout. No swimming ability required.

Aqua Challenge
High Intensity- Challenge your cardiovascular and muscular capabilities, while using water resistance. This class is a total body workout.

Aqua Dance
This class is a dance party set to music in shallow water! Participants will work on aerobic endurance, muscular resistance, flexibility and joint mobility, all at the same time.

Aqua Moves
Low/Moderate Intensity-AquaMoves is intended to improve agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance and develop strength, balance, and coordination. No swimming ability required.

Arthritis Foundation Aquatics
Arthritis Aquatics offers lots of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance while helping to improve joint mobility and help to relieve discomfort.

Deep Fit Head to Toe
This class incorporates movement of every quadrant of your body, combining cardio movement, isolations, stretching, and FUN! Flotation belts will help focus on body movement. Workouts will vary with the integration of noodles, boards and water dumbbells.

Deep Water Dynamics
This class is great for cross-training. This class will strengthen abdominal, thighs, and back muscles. Resistance of water will work your heart while avoiding impact.

Deep Water Tabata
This class loosely follows the TABATA (High-Intensity Interval Training) protocol of 30-second intervals of higher intensity movement followed by 10 seconds of recovery movement. Class will address both joint & muscle movement, breathing, and stretching.

Hydroriders are user friendly, in-water cycling bikes that are perfect for any skill level. These biking in the water group classes meld the cardio and lower body conditioning of spin with the gentle on the joints resistance of the water. The class uses stationary bikes in the pool to place riders in waist to chest deep water while pedaling away.

Low/Moderate Intensity- Sponsored by the local VA. All are welcome, sign in on deck to attend. Recreation program that uses a variety of equipment for water resistance workouts intended to improve hand/eye coordination and cardiovascular health.

Paddleboard Yoga
Find your inner Zen with yoga on water. It’s a whole new way to experience a sun salutation. You’ll become an even better yogi than you thought possible, all while enjoying the natural splendor of floating on water.

Water Wellness
This class offers lots of fun and shallow water moves. Designed for people with arthritis or other joint pain, this low impact class is great for strengthening, toning, and stretching using full range of motion. This class is very relaxing and helps you feel great.




*(YM) means YMCA member, which have full use of the St. Vincent and Dunigan YMCAs.
(NM) means Non-Member, which are enrolled in an individual YMCA program without being a YMCA Member.