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Fitness Classes (Water)

Aqua Jog
This high impact cardio based water class allows you to burn maximum calories while giving your body and joints a nice break from the pavement. A great work out for your core and most major muscle groups, this routine is challenging, without creating excess wear and tear on your joints. 

Water Fitness
Be sure to check out this fun, low-impact strength training routine in our heated pool. Participants will burn calories and tone large muscle groups while using water weights and other pool friendly materials during this fast paced, fun work out session. 

Fitness Classes (Land)

Enhance Fitness
Enhance Fitness is a low impact class with high impact results. Geared towards those who have a chronic condition, such as arthritis. There are also chairs you can use for support and eventually you will add soft wrist and ankle weights to your workout at your own pace. Classes meet three times a week for 60 minutes each class. Most importantly you will make friends who will support you and cheer you on.  NEW CLASSES START, SEPTEMBER 14!

Step Class
This cardio intense work out routine focuses on toning legs and glutes while stepping up and down from a steady block.  Also incorporates the use of resistance bands and weights.  Cool down at the end with stretching. See results fast!  

Build strength without bulk A blend of low-impact, easy to follow, standing moves combined with light weights for a cardio burn without feeling “drained.” Also, mat work to improve flexibility, core and strength. Focused on building strength without bulk, improving flexibility and agility, and helping to prevent injuries, Pilates involves a series of controlled movements that engage both your mind and body. Suitable for all fitness levels – modifications as necessary.  

Run Club
Participants will meet twice a week for a run outside or on the track. Runners of all levels are encouraged to join in the fun – from the beginner to the marathoner!  

Silver Sneakers
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living in active older adults. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a Silver Sneakers ball are offered for light resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.  

Mobility, Flexibility, Independence Combining stretching and strengthening exercises with low cardio walking, this class will help you gain the mobility to regain your independence or gain confidence as you start an exercise program. This exercise class incorporates walking, weights, exercise balls, and stretch bands. This total body workout is great for improving balance, flexibility, strength, and endurance. Wear comfortable clothing with footwear appropriate for walking. Suitable for all levels.  

Pedaling your way to health All the lower body workout benefits of spinning with upper body strengthening. It’s like riding a mountain bike indoors. Come get your heart pumping! This cycling program is NOT your typical stationary bike exercise. With motion handle bars, this cycle invokes the feel of a Mountain Bike, offering a FULL BODY workout! Suitable for all fitness levels – set your own pace as necessary. 

Relax & Restore for all ages and all levels Yoga is creating balance in the body through developing strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses and postures. A blend of vinyasa and hatha yoga is used at a beginner to intermediate level to create balance in the body through developing strength and flexibility. This is done by the performance of different poses and postures. Breathing exercises are also incorporated to maintain balance. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat but some are available for use. Suitable for all fitness levels – props can be used to help you keep your balance if needed. Bare feet allow greater control in poses and postures.  

Shakin’ up the health of our community – Toning and cardio without even realizing it Zumba fuses upbeat Latin rhythms and today’s hits to ensure a full body workout for every athletic level. This class incorporates toning and cardio while using basic Latin steps for all ages. Exhilarating, easy-to-follow, & calorie-burning dance fitness! Get a great workout without even realizing it! Our classes are filled with people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. It’s all about modifying the moves to suit your own abilities and fitness level. The principle behind Zumba is get fit, have fun! 

Golden Workouts
Perfect for active older adults who are looking a modified dance class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. Instructors introduce easy to follow moves focuses on participants’ balance, range of motion, and coordination. Class is geared to improve all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance- at a pace that’s right for you! 

R.I.P.P.E.D. is an acronym for: Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance and Diet.  R.I.P.P.E.D. is designed for all fitness levels, allowing a gym novice and trained athlete to both feel an intense full body workout. The R.I.P.P.E.D. class follows its acronym and changes up the workout every 6 to 9 minutes, allowing every muscle group to get a quick yet effective workout, thus the tagline – One Stop Body Shock.  

STRENGTH TRAIN TOGETHER is a class presented by MOSSA USA. Strength Train Together combines traditional strength exercises and the hottest functional training moves, utilizing a barbell, weight plates and your body weight to make you fitter and stronger. High-rep training and athletic movements are key components of this results-driven workout. Strength Train Together is developed with a periodized approach to ensure you are constantly changing your workout and challenging your body. 

High Intensity Interval Training, this high intensity class is designed to get you moving and toned!  Classes run for 30 minutes with 1 minute of exercise and 30 seconds of rest in between.  10 different exercises each class will be presented.  Class uses weights, mats, and barbells. 

Fitness classes are free for members; non-members pay the Day Pass rate
(All classes are subject to change without notice)

Heath and Wellness Programs


Partners in Healing the Whole Person
As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll this disease takes on  your mind, body, and spirit. Fortunately, the  YMCA has partnered with LiveStrong so you can begin to heal and reclaim your health. The LiveStrong program, now offered at the Greater Carbondale YMCA, focuses on you – the whole person – not just your disease, and helps to build a better you!

How Does the Program Work?
Free to participants, this 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight. Under the direction of Registered Nurse, Lorrie Williams, and Personal Fitness Trainer, Kyreek Johnson, you’ll focus on:

  • building muscle mass and strength
  • increasing flexibility and endurance
  • improving confidence and self-esteem

Additionally, you will learn more about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthful habits after the program has ended. Just as important, Live Strong at the YMCA encourages a warm spirit of community- a safe, comfortable place for you to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration. Remember, you don’t have to go through this alone!

We understand that each survivor experiences cancer in his or her own way, and comes into the program with different lifestyle goals and physical challenges. Our specially trained Live Strong staff will provide you with individualized attention and an approach to recovery that targets the areas you need to rebuild. There is no competition here- physical activities are tailored to match only what you’re able to accomplish.

For more information, contact Lorrie Williams, RN or Kyreek Johnson, CPT at (570)282-2210 and begin to reclaim your health today!

 Personal Training 

‘Real Life Strength – Personal Training’
Health seeks experiences increased self-confidence, a strong sense of belongingness, and a high sense of achievement as they pursue their health and well-being goals in a safe and supportive environment.

At the Greater Carbondale YMCA, our Certified Personal Trainer Kyreek Johnson is here anyone ages 12 to 100 who want to improve their physical fitness. No matter what  your fitness level, Kyreek is ready to encourage, motivate, challenge, and support you through personal training sessions, buddy training, and/or group training!

1-on-1 Personal Training (age 12 & up)
*Price is Per Month*
Days/week                 M                    NM
1                               $90                $130
2                               $170               $250
3                              $250                $370

Buddy Training (2 people) price per person
Days/week                 M                    NM
1                               $45                   $85
2                               $85                  $165
3                              $125                 $245

Group Training (3-6 people) price per person
Days/week                 M                    NM
1                              $40                 $80
2                               $80                 $160
3                              $120                $240

Includes free initial consultation & evaluation. Set up your appointment today!

Does your breathing stop you from activities that you love? This individualized exercise program is for people who have history lung problems or who are severely de-conditioned and may be on continuous oxygen therapy. Run by Lorrie Williams, RN and Dee Sabia, RN,  this program runs Monday though Friday, 9am to 9pm and all session are by appointment. This is a paid program with tiered pricing based on individual needs.
LOVE YOUR HEART SO IT WILL LOVE YOU BACK “In the Cardiac Direction” is an individualized exercise program for heart disease prevention. This flexible program ensures each participant’s cardiovascular fitness without exceeding the safe limits of exercise. Your team may include your physician, our nurse, dietician, pharmacist, physical therapist and fitness trainers. Suitable for anyone wishing to increase their cardiac fitness. Created and supervised by RNs Lorrie Williams and Dee Sabia.  This is a paid program with tiered pricing based on individual needs.


Do you need to relax?  Do you have a lot of stress?  Do you just want to take a break?  If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then the HYDROMASSAGE is for you!  Experience total relaxation in our lounge chair that pulses a water propelled massage to your entire body.  Packages are available for both members and non-members.  Also, a massage makes the perfect gift!  Gift Certificates are available upon request.  Stop at the member service desk for more information.

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