The Y offers a variety of ways to stay active and healthy as an adult.  Check out the following pages for more information on classes and activities that are available to our members and those in the community.  The Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers will work with you at your fitness level and help with any modifications that might be needed to help you exercise at the fitness level that works best for you.

These classes open for registration on Monday, August 7th at 8:00am.  Registration can be done through the "register" links below or in person at the Welcome Center.

Everyone entering the Rochester Area Family YMCA facility must present a photo ID, or have a photo on file at the Welcome Center.

Class cancellations and facility closures will be shared through the Y’s mobile app. Please download the app and allow notifications for programs, general information, and schedules. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment you will be notified prior to the start of the class and a refund for class fees will be issued.

New Instructor Training (NIT)

If your passion is fitness and you want to work with groups, register for this class and learn about the techniques and procedures of teaching a group fitness class. This class includes 5 hours of classroom and practical training, covers Y mission statements, elements of fitness and class structure, exercise and health components including anatomy and kinesiology.  This will prepare you for a national certification in teaching group fitness.  Class will take place in the President's Room on the 2nd floor.

  • Mondays, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • September 18th - October 23rd
  • Y Members: $150
  • Community Members: $200
  • Registration closes September 14th



This is a true, total body workout with high intensity as participants sculpt their bodies with yoga, plyometric moves, cardio and weightlifting.  This class is located in Balfour, on the 1st floor.

  • Tuesdays, 6:00am - 6:55am
  • September 12th - October 26th
  • Y Members: $60
  • Community Members: $100
  • Registration closes September 8th


Kobudo (Okinawan Weapons)

Okinawan Kobudo refers to the weapon systems of Okinawan martial arts. The Kobudo classes are offered Wednesday evenings, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Our experienced instructors teach weapon forms (katas), disarms and pinning techniques as developed by Master Seiyu Oyata in his RyuTe® Karate system. Classes are open to Adults, Teens (13+) and youth (with permission from the instructor). We will study traditional weapons such as the bokken (wooden katana sword), nunchaku, bo staff (6-ft), tonfa, jo staff (4-ft), tanbo, and Okinawan sai. We have some loaner weapons available for use during class, or we offer advice on how students may purchase their own.

  • Wednesdays, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • September 13th - December 13th (no class 10/11 or 11/22)
  • Y Members: $60
  • Community Members: $80
  • Registration closes September 11th


Women Only Self Defense Class

Build confidence while learning about situational awareness, determining degrees of risk and practical self-defense tactics.  This course will provide an opportunity to try things in a safe environment and help you determine when to fight back or escape.  Part of this class will be physical and will feature practicing moves including punching, kicking and ground defense.  We will work through many important and relevant scenarios including what to do if you are being followed.  No special attire required.  Participants are encouraged to come in your every-day clothing and must be over the age of 14.

  • Saturday, 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Registration is for one, individual class on September 9th, October 7th, November 4th, or December 2nd
  • Class is located in Balfour Hall on the First Floor
  • Y Members: $10
  • Community Members: $15
  • Registration closes 2 business days prior to the class

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This class is now FREE for Y Members!  Join us for a class but due to limited space, please sign-in at the Welcome Center the day of class to secure your spot.  These spots are on a first come-first served basis and must be done in person.  If there is space still available at the start of class, please sign-in with the instructor.

A “kettlebell” is a traditional Russian cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle.  Using these weights, class participants are taken through a variety of movements all designed to develop strength, mobility, internal energy, work capacity and vitality.  This is the ultimate class for extreme all-round fitness.  Class meets in the Cycle & Kettlebell Room on the 3rd floor.

  • Tuesdays, 11:20am - 11:50am
  • Saturdays, 12:30pm - 1:00pm

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Karate - Adults & Teens (ages 13+)

RyuTe® Karate classes are offered to adults and teens on Saturday mornings. Our instructors teach a classical style of Karate developed on the island of Okinawa, the birthplace of all forms of true Karate. Ryute® developed Master Seiyu Oyata emphasizes effective self-defense by using flowing, empty hand techniques to control an opponent. In addition to Karate?s traditional punching, blocking, and kicking skills, RyuTe® includes escapes, joint-locking and striking techniques. Mr. Oyata's techniques can be practiced by all ages, abilities, and body types, in a noncompetitive atmosphere. For more information on this style, visit

  • Saturdays, 10am - 11:30am
  • September 9th - December 16th (no class 10/14 or 11/25)
  • Y Members: $60
  • Community Members: $80
  • Registration closes September 7th