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Small Group Training

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

Calisthenics Training

This class focuses on resistance training that utilizes an individual's body weight instead of traditional equipment. This class combines strength training, resistance training and cardiovascular training. Perfect for anyone looking to improve strength, balance and mobility.

Downtown Durham YMCA
Wednesdays, May 8 - 29, 5 - 6 p.m.
$56 (members only)
Contact: Karleen Schlichtmann

TRX Conditioning

Dive deeper into TRX training by exploring dynamic warm-ups and core-strengthening exercises. Perfect for beginners, this session will help tone, improve balance and boost endurance.

Lakewood YMCA
Thursdays, May 9 - 30, 10 - 11 a.m.
$56 (members only)
Contact: Karleen Schlichtmann

Adaptive Special Needs SGT

Participants with diverse abilities are invited to stay active while connecting with new friends! This is a fun exercise program designed to increase strength, muscle, confidence, cardiovascular endurance, attention span, energy and vitality.

Kerr Family YMCA
12 Wednesdays, March 6 - June 5 (off March 27 & May 1), 4 - 5 p.m.
$144 (members)
$180 (participants)
Instructor: Hannah Bleyer, NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Contact: Jamie Gaskins

BOSU and Conditioning

This 4-week program includes a full body exercise class focusing on endurance, flexibility and muscular strength to improve physique and enhance skill development using a BOSU. Learn how to effectively incorporate a BOSU into your own exercise programming while strengthening your core, enhancing stability and challenging your strength. 

Southeast Raleigh YMCA
Saturdays, May 4 - 25, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
$56 (members)
Contact: Tracie Poerazaff

Intro to Olympic Lifting

This 4-week small group training will introduce basic Olympic Lifts with proper technique. This class is led by a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Lindsay Pastor and uses the Southeast Raleigh Olympic Lifting floor space and squat rack.  Could you update that info? 

Southeast Raleigh YMCA
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
April 13 - May 4 (4 sessions)
$56 (members)
Contact: Tracie Poerazaff

Mommy & Me Small Group Training

Join Jaclyn and baby Theryn (5 months old) for some mommy and me fitness and fun! We’ll spend time connecting with our little ones while strengthening all muscles, especially our pelvic floor. Babies can sleep/lay or become interactive as a little extra load for our movements. Incorporating traditional exercises, Pilates, and Yoga we will make sure you leave feeling stronger and more flexible. Daddys are also welcome! For parent and babies age 6 weeks - 18 months.

Kraft Family YMCA
Monday and Wednesday
April 1 - 17 (6 sessions), 10 - 11 a.m.
$84 (members only)
Contact: Melissa Westcott


Row machines provide a great low-impact, full-body, cross-training workout. This small group training program teaches you both traditional and non-traditional uses of the rowing machine. 

Southeast Raleigh YMCA
Sundays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. June 9 - 30
$56 (members)
Contact: Tracie Poerazaff

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.

Taylor Family YMCA
Wednesdays, 4 - 5 p.m.
Sign up using the YMCA mobile app. 

Women's Barbell Club

These training sessions break down the various lifts in the weight room. This small group training meets once per week in Studio X and is for those with previous lifting experience.

Kraft Family YMCA
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m. (ongoing)
Thursdays, 6 - 7:30 a.m. (ongoing)
Contact Pamela Formyduval for more information.
Purchase 12-week session package or individual sessions online or at the Welcome Center.

Women on Weights

W.O.W. is an introduction to weightlifting by and for women. Learn proper exercise form and fundamentals while getting a great workout.

YMCA at American Tobacco
Tuesdays, April 2 - 23, 6 - 7 p.m. Register
$56 (members)
Contact: Karleen Schlichtmann

Small Group Training Directors

Alexander Family YMCA: Jessica Chorba 
Durham YMCAs: Karleen Schlichtmann
Kerr Family YMCA: Julie Bradshaw
Kraft Family YMCA: Melissa Westcott
Northwest Cary YMCA: Shawna Murrie
Poole Family YMCA: Robin Miller
Taylor Family YMCA: Casey Tucker
Southeast Raleigh YMCA: Tracie Poerazaff