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Group Exercise Classes

Each location of the West Suburban YMCA offers dozens of group exercise classes weekly, all complimentary for our members. From yoga and cycling to HIIT, bootcamp, Zumba, aqua classes, and beyond, there's something for everyone. No reservations are needed for in-person group exercise classes, simply drop in and enjoy! For virtual classes streamed live on Zoom, pre-registration is required via the provided link in the class description. Access the calendar below and click on the title of the virtual class to register and participate.

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Church St

Wells Ave

Group Exercise Policies & Etiquette

 Arrive on time – Warming up is an important aspect of a successful workout.

Class will close 10 minutes after the start. Let the instructor know if you need to leave early. 

Please wait until one class is over before entering the studio. The instructor will open the door and let people in when it is time. 

Please do not set up equipment more than 10 minutes before class or reserve a spot. 

Phone free zone - Please silence your phones while participating in a class. Please leave the class to text or make a call. 

Stay hydrated - Make sure you hydrate before, during, and after class. 

Wear appropriate footwear- Open-toed shoes and boots are not allowed. Bare feet are exceptions for mind body classes. 

Wipe down equipment after use. Return all equipment to its proper place. 

Store your personal belongings in a locker. 

Bring your own mat to Yoga & Pilates. 

Talk to us! Instructors love to hear your feedback! 


Fitness Centers

Members have access to both of our branches in Newton. Find out more about what is available in each fitness center.

Fitness Programs

Fitness programs at the Y are designed for all ages and levels of physical fitness. Typically held in small groups, programs give you a personalized workout with a support network.

Active Older Adults

The West Suburban YMCA's community of seniors are healthy in mind, body, and spirit. Visit here to see either specifically designed for seniors or particularly popular with our active older members.


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Michelle Gagne-Bourque

Health & Wellness Director- Church St Y
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Linda Randall Meyers

Health & Wellness Director- Wells Ave Y
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