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At the YMCA of the Triangle, we know fitness involves more than working out. It's about making good choices to live well inside and out. You’re not only supported by our staff, but you’re also part of a community that helps you be your best self at every age.

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, get stronger, eat healthier, fight disease, improve your energy, or lower stress, we have people and programs in place to help.

Fitness Tools

The YMCA is offering a wearable heart rate tracker that will motivate you, connect you with others, and help you reach your wellness goals. 

When you use your Myzone wearable you can see your effort, heart rate, and calories burned in our fitness studios.

Group Fitness Classes

Our YMCAs offer a wide variety of group fitness classes for almost every ability and interest. You'll find low-impact and beginner classes, cardio fitness, dance, Pilates, cycle and Yoga and more advanced cycle, boot camp and kickboxing classes.

Group Fitness Classes: Conditioning

Conditioning classes are designed to incorporate both cardio and strength moves. Join a class and get your heart rate up, get moving and get results with YMCA Conditioning classes.

Classes include MetCon, Interval Training, Cardio Strength and Kickboxing.

Group Fitness Classes: Cycle

We offer Cycle classes at all full-facility YMCAs. Most locations have dedicated Cycle studios with immersive screens, the latest technology, supporting apps and a community of riders and instructors who will help you learn to ride and challenge you when ready.

Group Fitness Classes: Dance

From Line Dancing to Zumba Gold, the YMCA offers a dance class for any fitness and skill level. Most classes do not require any dance experience. These have a variety of music genres and moves.

Group Fitness Classes: Les Mills

The YMCA offers several Les Mills fitness classes at select YMCAs. Les Mills classes are popular and we offer BodyPump, RPM, Grit and BodyCombat.

Les Mills classes are high energy and challenging.

Group Fitness Classes: Restore & Core

Restore and Core classes are low impact fitness classes designed to focus on coordination, balance and mobility.

Classes range from Pilates to Mindfulness Meditation and aims to bring wellness and health to the YMCA fitness classes. From Tai Chi to Breathwork and Mindfulness Meditation, Restore and Core classes can help you recover and offer a slower pace class and environment for your wellness journey.

Group Fitness Classes: Step

Get your cardiovascular conditioning in by using a platform bench while following varying levels of choreography. Step is fun, upbeat and sure to leave you lighter on your feet. Beginning and advanced classes are offered.

Group Fitness Classes: Strength

Strength classes target specific muscle groups or provide an overall workout. These classes include Blast, Ripped and Strong, Lean and Cut and Load and Lift. 

All classes are offered at YMCA locations around the Triangle. 

Group Fitness Classes: THRIVE

YMCA THRIVE classes are fitness classes that are adapted and structured for those who need a lower-impact, slower-paced fitness class.

THRIVE classes may be movement-based, like Tai Chi or Yoga, or may use a chair or other assistance for strength and conditioning workouts. No matter your age, it's important to build and maintain strength, balance and mobility.

Group Fitness Classes: Water Fitness

YMCA Water Fitness Classes are held in the shallow or deep end of the pool. During the warmer months, we use outdoor pools as well. Classes are designed to be easy on the joints and low impact while delivering a good workout.

Group Fitness Classes: Yoga

Yoga classes at the YMCA connect the breath, body and mind through poses and movements designed to strengthen, lengthen and tone your physical body.

Yoga is for everyone. It can improve your strength, balance and flexibility whether you are a first-timer at our Gentle Yoga or a more experienced participant at one of our Hot Yoga classes.

New Members: Getting Started

Start your new YMCA membership with several programs to get the most out of your membership including equipment orientations for adults and teens, our Start Strong program and 8 Weeks to a Better You.

All programs can help you start a fitness routine and help you meet new members and future fitness friends.

Personal Training

YMCA Personal Training is a one-on-one session with a personal fitness trainer. 

Our personal trainers are educated professionals often with years of experience who can help any YMCA member including working professionals, new moms, seniors and triathletes.

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