Group Exercise - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Group Exercise

Our various classes will help connect you with trained instructors and encouraging members. From cardio to cycling to yoga to youth exercise, we have classes for all ages, all abilities, and all interests to help you find what moves you.

Water Activities

Water Exercise Class
Our water exercise classes 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. Please click here to view the Ascension St Vincent YMCA and Dunigan YMCA water exercise class schedule.
A water exercise class designed to help pre and post natal women maintain their strength, flexibility, and conditioning levels in a safe, fun, and informative environment. Physician’s written approval is required.
Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program
This is a low impact water exercise program for individuals with arthritis or other physical impairments. Water buoyancy and resistance exercises are designed to help increase joint mobility and muscle strength as well as provide exercise and relieve discomfort.

Ascension St. Vincent YMCA
M, W, F
2:05 – 2:50PM
Hydroriders are user-friendly, in-water cycling bikes that are perfect for any skill level. These biking-in-the-water classes mix the cardio and lower-body conditioning of spin with the gentle-on-the-joints resistance of the water. The class puts stationary bikes in the pool to place riders in waist-to-chest water while pedaling away. Member should reserve a bike at the front desk of the Downtown YMCA 24 hours in advance of class. Call 812-423-9622 or stop by the front desk to make your reservation.

Ascension St. Vincent YMCA
6:15 – 7:00 AM
Ascension St. Vincent YMCA
6:10 – 6:55 PM
Ascension St. Vincent YMCA
12:00 – 12:45 PM
Ascension St. Vincent YMCA
6:15 – 7:00 AM
Ascension St. Vincent YMCA
6:10 – 6:55 AM
Ascension St. Vincent YMCA
8:15 – 9:00 AM
Teen/Adult Swim Instruction
It’s never too late to learn to swim! We offer adult swim lessons for ages 14 years old and up. Our trained aquatics staff will teach you how to learn to float, acquire safety skills, or become a proficient lap swimmer. We offer private or group adult swim lessons.

Land Exercise Classes

We are always here for you, from beginning to live healthier to making new connections and friends. Our well trained staff is here to get you started and answer any questions you may have. Our classes are for everyone, beginners to advanced. Please click here to view the Ascension St Vincent YMCA and Dunigan Family YMCA group exercise class schedule.

Aerial Yoga
This class combines yoga movements and anti-gravity movements. An accessible practice that can help you find proper alignment in your postures and safety create length of the spine. Some benefits of this class include increasing core and upper body strength, improved balance and focus, spinal decompression, and stress relief. It is normal for it to take several classes to become acquainted with the hammock and to condition your body. No jewelry allowed in Aerial Yoga, and we recommend form-fitting clothing for comfort. This class is not recommended for expectant mothers.
Athletic Stretch
For all fitness levels, this class is designed to help all athletes (runners, cyclists, weight lifters, etc) improve their flexibility, balance, joint mobility & breath awareness. Yoga props are used to release tight muscles and to assist in deepening the poses.
Boxing Fitness
Learn the art of boxing, build cardio endurance and self-confidence in this uniquely challenging fitness class. 45 or 60 minute options.
Chair Yoga
This class is taught from a seated and standing position to enhance the flow and energy created in combination with restorative breathing exercises.
Come join the fun of this non-impact class to strengthen your heart and legs. Workouts are designed to music at the instructor’s discretion and allow participants to challenge themselves as their fitness level improves. Please bring a bottle of water and arrive 10 minutes early for bike set up instructions.
Hot Yoga
This, all levels class will guide participants through the basic Hot Yoga poses. It is intended to meet the needs of beginners all the way to advanced students. Like all yoga classes, it is designed to help build strength, balance, flexibility, focus and good posture.
Kids Boxing Fitness
Learn the art of boxing, build cardio endurance and self-confidence in this uniquely challenging 30-minute fitness class. For kids 6-12.
Kids Yoga
Yoga comes to life in this fun and creative class designed to stimulate a young child’s growing curiosity. Kids Yoga has playful poses, animated breathing exercises and imaginative relaxation techniques. We’ll spark the child’s inner yogini while enhancing language development, motor coordination and play skills. Classes are an equal balance between active and passive poses with classes available for ages 3-5 and 6-12.
Les Mills BarreTM
A modern version of classic balletic training, this 30-minute workout is designed to shape and tone postural muscles, build core strength, and allow you to escape the everyday. Incorporating classic ballet positions, with modern music, this class is a combination of cardio and strength with high reps of small range-of-motion movements and very light weights.
Les Mills BodyAttackTM
A high energy sports inspired cardio workout that is all about improving your speed, fitness, strength and agility.
Les Mills BodyCombatTM
A high-energy, non-contact, martial arts inspired workout with no complex moves to master. You’ll punch and kick your way to fitness, burning up to 740 calories along the way. You’ll relieve stress, have a blast, and feel like a champ. Classes offered in 55, 45, and 30 minute workouts. .
Les Mills BodyPumpTM
The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body, this 60-minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast!
Les Mills BodyStepTM
BodyStep® is an energizing, full-body workout with sing a long music and great moves. This class caters to all fitness levels and you can increase or decrease the intensity of the workout by raising or lowering your height of your step.
Les Mills CORETM
A revolutionary 30 minute core workout. CORETM really focuses on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It’s ideal for tightening your abs and glutes, while also improving functional strength and assisting in injury prevention.
Les Mills GRITTM
 For intermediate to advanced fitness levels, this 30-minute high intensity interval training (HIIT) class will be GRIT Strength, GRIT Plyo, or GRIT Cardio, chosen by the instructor. Cutting edge HIIT combined with powerful music and inspirational coaches who will be down on the floor with you, motivating you to go harder to get fit, fast.
Les Mills RPMTM
RPMTM is an indoor cycling class, set to the rhythm of motivating music. Burn up to 620 calories a workout and get fit fast. You control your own resistance levels and sprint speed so you can build up your training level over time. As a musically choreographed class, this cycling provides consistency from class to class and is not as variable as regular Cycle class.
Les Mills Sh'BamTM
Featuring simple but seriously hot dance moves, SH’BAMTM is the perfect way to shape up and let your inner star – even if you’re dance challenged.
Power Cardio
An intense cardio interval class that uses a variety of equipment. Be prepared to sweat!
Power Yoga
A vigorous fitness based approach to yoga. This class has an emphasis on strength as well as flexibility.
Dubbed by the media as “the most efficient total body workout in the world”, ShockWave is extreme cross-training at it’s best! This circuit challenge utilizes a specially designed WaterRower machine to provide short-burst, high-intensity, calorie-torching intervals along with functional strength and sculpting stations designed to target and chisel the legs, the core and the arms. You will find yourself working harder than you ever imagined because of the camaraderie, friendly team competition and motivation designed to push you to your max effort and provide extreme results.
These classes are a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. Unlock the door to greater independence and a healthier life with SilverSneakers®. Look on our schedule for the customized SilverSneakers® classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. We have socials once a month with health education seminars and other events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise, stretching, deep breathing and mindfulness. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.
TRX® Group Suspension Training
TRX (Totalbody Resistance Exercise) training will enhance your performance in sport and life. Whether you’re just beginning your journey into fitness or pushing towards your summit, TRX Training gives you a scalable, sustainable, fun, effective approach to help you achieve your personal best. TRX Training helps you become better at what you do, whatever you do, and keeps training fun so it feels like recess instead of a chore. Suspension Training bodyweight exercise builds all body strength, flexibility and your core at the same time. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Class variations include BodyBlast, Bootcamp, Circuit, Pilates Fusion, Partner Play, and Sports Performance.
Virtual Cycling
Allows you to come into class and escape through the scenery that the screen takes you through. Class is led by video, no instructor.
Warm Yoga
Active, flowing movement linked to breath, followed by exquisite, restful and restorative practices – all set to music in a room set at a warm 85°.
Yoga classes focus on flexibility, balance, relaxation and the connection of spirit, mind, and body without chanting, meditation, or non-Christian religious connotations.
Zumba® is like no other workout you will ever experience! Zumba® is a combination of Latin rhythms with red-hot international dance steps – dance your way to fitness! No previous dance experience required.

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Wellness Services

Youth Wellness Orientation

Youth Wellness Orientations are free and required for our youth members 10-13 years old. This orientation provides information on what equipment is approved for them to use based on their age. Along with learning proper use of equipment, safety, and how exercise affects the body, participants also learn how to set up a fitness program and use the cardiovascular and weight training equipment with proper technique. To schedule your Youth Wellness Orientation, please contact the Wellness Desk:

  • Ascension St Vincent YMCA: 812-423-9622 x 3333
  • Dunigan Family YMCA: 812-401-9622 x 4305
Fitness Assessments
A certified Personal Trainer performs baseline measurements from which your progress can be tracked. Fitness Assessments include body weight, height, blood pressure, resting heart rate, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular fitness, and range of motion. We establish a plan to move you forward toward improved health, fitness, and performance goals.
Nutritional Counseling

Meeting one-on-one with our Registered Dietitian will help hold you accountable and provide you with face to face encouragement and support you need. Sessions will include an assessment of current nutrition status, education and counseling for a healthier lifestyle.

St. Vincent
& Dunigan
By Appt
$42 per hour (YM) / $82 per hour (NM)
*Reduced rates exclusively for (YM) purchasing 4 hrs or more
$168 (4 hrs) / $325 (8 hrs) / $340 (10 hrs)
Personal Training
Every journey begins with the first step! Weight loss, body toning, sport-specific training, injury prevention, post rehabilitation are just some of the goals we can help you achieve. We are here for you to give you the extra motivation and guidance you need. Our certified Personal Trainers can help re-energize you to reach your goals, keeping you on the right track to a healthier you!

St. Vincent
& Dunigan
By Appt
$42 per hour (YM) / $82 per hour (NM)
*Reduced rates exclusively for (YM) purchasing
4 hrs or more $168 (4 hrs) / $325 (8 hrs) /
$340 (10 hrs)