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Small Group Training Sessions are led by a certified personal trainer and each session focuses on a specialized format such as strength training, endurance, or core. Participants will use ropes, kettlebells, bars, TRX equipment and more encouraging individual progression and skill development.

A variety of classes and times are offered throughout the Association.

Upcoming Classes

Classes change each quarter. 

Women on Weights

A five-week training program designed by women, for women! This class is led by a certified personal trainer that teaches proper technique, safety and etiquette for weight training. Small class sizes provide one-on-one attention and a comfortable environment for participants to learn at their own pace. 

Alexander Family YMCA
Mondays, Jan. 23 - Feb. 20, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Downtown Durham YMCA:
Tuesdays, Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 6 - 7 p.m.

Northwest Cary YMCA:
Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7 - 10:30 a.m.

Southeast Raleigh YMCA:*
Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24 - Feb. 21 (Childcare available)
Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 a.m. Feb. 1 - Mar. 1 (NO Childcare available)
Saturdays, 9:15 -10:15 a.m. Feb. 4 - Mar. 4 (Childcare available)

Register For Women on Weights

*Southeast Raleigh YMCA contact Tracie Poerazaff for registration.

Women on Weights 2

W.O.W. 2 takes the initial introductory W.O.W. class to the next level with additional weight lifting exercises and new exposure to resistance training equipment.
PREREQUISITE REQUIRED: attendance at a previous W.O.W. level 1 class.

Southeast Raleigh YMCA
Wednesdays, Mar. 1 - 29, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Child Care Provided.
Contact Tracie Poerazaff for registration or for questions about bypassing the level 1 class.

Advanced Powerlifting

Join our Certified USA Powerlifting Coach for a 5-week course on proper form and program planning for the three major lifts: squat, bench press and deadlift. This small group training will help you improve your lifting technique and workout plan for maximal strength results. This course is tailored for members with prior experience with strength training. 

Alexander Family YMCA
Saturdays, Feb. 4 - Sat., Mar. 4 from 10 - 11 a.m.
Register online

Senior Quality of Life

Come join us for an all-around approach to ensure the highest quality of life in older age in this small group training. We will touch on many topics generally to make sure you are doing the right kind of workouts, activity, stretching, and more in order to best position yourself and your body for senior living. 

Alexander Family YMCA
Jan 31 - Feb. 28 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Register online

Core Training

A five-week training program to target core muscles to help you get stronger. Each week's progression will work to stabilize and generate power within these muscle groups. 

Alexander Family YMCA
Tuesdays, Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 5 - 6 p.m.
Register online

Complete Conditioning

This small group is a multilevel workout that targets all of the major muscle groups. We will focus on increasing strength, increasing heart rate and decreasing body fat.

Southeast Raleigh YMCA
Feb. 2 - Mar. 2
Contact Tracie Poerazaff to register.

Breath Work and Moving Meditation for Women's Vitality and Health

This small group program is a special 5-week Qigong series. In Qigong, we utilize gentle movements, breathing exercises, visualizations, and meditations as a form of self healing and preventative healthcare. In this series, we will focus specifically on Women’s Health, including reproductive health, hormone balancing, emotional release, & nervous system regulation. All stages and ages welcome.

Southeast Raleigh YMCA
Mondays: Mar. 3 - 31 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in Studio 1.

Registration Online required. Limited to 6 participants. For more information contact Tracie Poerazaff.

Intermediate Powerlifting

This 5-week program provides a more personalized approach for individuals with some experience with the big three lifts (squat, deadlift, and bench). Work alongside a weightlifting coach to increase strength, perfect form, and meet other lifters! 

Downtown Durham YMCA
Wednesdays, Jan. 18 – Feb. 15, 6 - 7 p.m. 
Register Online.

Weight Training for Teens 

Open to teens ages 13 - 17, this small group training program provides foundations and guidance for teens looking to start weightlifting, or simply improve upon their skills and knowledge. All levels are welcome! 

Downtown Durham YMCA
Mondays, Feb.13 – March 13, 6 - 7 p.m.
Register Online

Circuit Training 

Looking for a workout that includes endurance training, resistance training, high-end intensity aerobics? Circuit training is for you! Each week will give you an incredible total body workout that’s sure to leave you stronger and healthier. 

Downtown Durham YMCA
Wednesdays, Feb. 1 – March 1, 5 - 6 p.m.
Register Online

Metabolic Fit 

Get lean and strong with high-intensity interval training that will enhance metabolism while improving your overall fitness level. Sessions will include exercises from the Queenax Functional training system, along with rowers, weights and other equipment to give you the best workout you’ll ever have. 

YMCA at American Tobacco
Tuesdays, Feb. 7 – March 7, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register Online
Wednesdays, Tuesdays, Feb. 15 – March 15, 7 - 8 a.m. Register Online
Tuesdays, March 22 – April 19, 7 - 8 a.m.

Strength, Agility and Quickness (SAQ)

Strength, Agility and Quickness (SAQ), for ages 11 - 17 years, focuses on helping participants to become better, stronger athletes. This training is full of drills and exercises. This is a free, ongoing training program designed to help athletes achieve their fitness goals.

Kerr Family YMCA
Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Sign up using the YMCA  Mobile App. 

Northwest Cary YMCA
Mondays, Wednesdays, 4 - 5 p.m.

Women's Barbell Club

Join Personal Trainer Pamela Formyduval to break down and progress the deadlift, squat, bench and hip thrust in the weight room. This small group training meets once per week in Studio X and barbell experience with these lifts is required.  This training will run in a 12-week program format. Please contact Pamela before signing up.

Kraft Family YMCA.
Register for the first five weeks: Tuesday PM Sessions or Thursday AM Sessions
Register for the second five weeks: Tuesday PM Sessions or Thursday AM Sessions
Register for the third five weeks: Tuesday PM Sessions or Thursday AM Sessions

"Punch Card Crew" Small Group Training

The Kerr Family YMCA is hosting 30-60 minute customized workout groups with flexible attendance options. See full details here.

Blatz Burner Boot Camp

Circuit class with 15-minute increments of cycling and strength training for an all-in-one cardio and strength workout. Torch calories and increase your metabolic rate. This training will incorporate goal setting and nutrition guidance. 

Kerr Family YMCA
Fridays, 10:15 a.m., beginning January 20
Lead Trainer: Amy Blatz
Contact Kara Lockhart to register.

Small Group Training Directors

Alexander Family YMCA: Jessica Chorba 
Durham YMCAs: Katie Belusa
Kerr Family YMCA: Kara Lockhart
Kraft Family YMCA: Rossana Kistler
Northwest Cary YMCA: Christine ArndtAndrian Rutherford
Southeast Raleigh YMCA: Tracie Poerazaff