Group Fitness Sessions

Get fit and have a blast doing it at the YMCA!

There are plenty of things that can feel like a barrier to exercise – age, fitness level, experience, coordination, flexibility… but none of them should hold you back! At the YMCA, we have all manner of group fitness classes to suit every ability. There’s no time like the present to work on your wellbeing – and physical fitness is a big part of that.

From low impact tai chi and yoga, through to high-intensity step, spin and boxing, you’ll find a group exercise class that will match both what your body can do and what you want to do.

Each class is led by an instructor who is well-versed in the activity they coach – but additionally, all YMCA instructors are passionate about helping you get the results you’re after, as well as making sure that everyone has a really good time in our group fitness classes.

Contact Us

Ph: 04 527 3380

Email: debbie@ymcawellington.org.nz

Group Fitness Classes


This 45– 50 minute class is for everybody. It will develop your cardiovascular strength and endurance like no other workout. Your instructor will lead you through different styles of rides with motivational music and class instruction.

Barre Pilates

Get the best core workout and create a long, strong & lean body when you combine Pilates with Ballet! The class targets every muscle group is low impact and low injury risk.


Highly focused, controlled body movements to strengthen your posture, improve your muscle imbalances and reactivate your small muscles to optimise overall musculoskeletal function and alignment. *Approved strength & balance programme

Muscle Max

Build the body you want with a variety of weight bearing and body weight exercises designed to build muscle, tone the body and create definition.

Y’s – Tone

Get a great workout and tone up your whole body with only a stretch band or light weights! Find out how in our express Y’s-Tone class!


A 75-minute class that increases joint mobility and spinal flexibility. Promoting strength and breathing techniques, enhancing body, mind and spirit.


A 40 minute spin and pilates fused class. Get the best of two great classes in one. Cardiovascular and endurance from spin then focusing on core strengthening and flexibility through pilates.


A great mix of exercises designed to get you up and moving. HIIT  (High-Intensity Interval Training) will work you from your head to your toes and every muscle in between!

Step Resistance

A 45-minute class. 20 minutes of stepping to get a great cardio workout, then grab your dumbbells and get an all-over toning for upper and lower body. Then hit the deck and focus on abs and butt. Suitable for all fitness levels. A great way to get fit and strong.

Y’s – Fit

A general low impact fitness class. Simple to follow and fun choreography. Suitable for all fitness levels. 15-20 minutes low impact cardio/simple choreography. Then grab your dumbbells and get an all-over toning for upper and lower body. Then hit the deck and focus on abs and butt. A great way to get fit and strong.


Embrace the most popular Latin dance with Mo! Get all the benefits of dancing, embrace a different culture and have fun together with Salsa. Class is suitable for all abilities.

Thai Box

This class incorporates basic punches and kicks that lead into a variety of combinations, lifting the heart rate and gaining coordination through Thai Box together.


Fused together is 40 minutes of Spin and Pilates! Improve fitness, core strength, flexibility and posture all in one class!

Step Resistance

Build up coordination and fitness with step for 20 minutes and then grab the dumbbells and tone your body all over!


A class for those with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. The class is designed around functional exercises, ability, and coordination to aide in fundamental everyday movements. *Approved strength & balance programme.