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.

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.

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 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

Register for October 7th class

Register for November 4th class

Register for December 2nd class


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

View Group Fitness Schedule