Group Exercise

Whether you are new to exercise or getting back to it, group exercise is a great way to get moving, make friends, and stay motivated. We have classes for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

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The Y offers a large variety of group exercise classes each week! All group exercise classes are included in a Y membership. Find the one that works for you, keeps you motivated and makes exercise fun! 

Program info for healthy living wisconsin rapids: Fall/Winter


Member Free Classes
All Group Fitness Classes are a member benefit, and are available first come, first serve.   There is no need to register, simply show up, and find a spot. trx and cycling require a card pick-up at the desk, as equipment is limited.

Active Older Adult (1-2)

Similar to SilverSneakers, Active Older Adult is designed for those looking for a great workout, and camaraderie.  The class is joint friendly and appropriate for individuals who exercise regularly, as well as those new to exercise.  The exercises in this class are designed to improve your strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.


Boot Camp (2-3)

Are you looking for an intense workout, in a short amount of time?  Combining a variety of explosive exercises, both low and high impact, with a variety of equipment, allows you to challenge your cardiovascular system while building muscular strength. This 30-minute class goes by fast, but you’ll feel the effects throughout the day.


Cycling (0)

This class offers all the challenges of cycling on the open road with hills and uneven terrain. The workout is set to great music with various motivating drills throughout the class. Cycling is an excellent workout for your lower half, which is also complemented by exercising your heart.


Dance it Off (0)

Do you love to move to music, burn calories and get that heart pumping all at the same time?  Look no further, as Dance it Off provides all three.  The choreography can be both high and low-impact, and modifications are provided throughout the class, so you’re able to move and groove in a way that your body will appreciate.  Rediscover your love of dance and have fun!


Low-Impact Cardio (2)

This class is designed to focus mainly on your muscular strength in order to create the toned physique that you are looking for! It will offer many exercises involving body weight, dumbbells, bands and steps, which can be complemented by cardio and abdominal work. The instructors try to keep the variety and interest level high while having fun and working hard at the same time.  If you are looking to tone your body’s physique, and challenge your heart, then this class is for you!


SilverSneakers (1)

Increase muscle strength and range of movement, and improve activities for daily living.  You’ll have a chair for seated exercises and standing support. Your instructor can modify the exercises for your fitness level.


ToNE IT UP (1-2)

This class is designed to focus on your muscular strength, in order to create the toned physique that you are looking for. Offering exercises involving body weight, dumbbells, bands and steps, which can be complemented by cardio and abdominal work. The instructors keep the variety and interest level high while having fun and working hard at the same time. If you are looking to tone your body’s physique, then this class is for you! 

TRX  (0)

Total Body Resistance Training or suspension training builds a strong core, flexibility, strength and endurance. You will use only your body weight to help improve balance, strengthen muscles and joints in order to complete challenging exercises more effectively.  You can take your performance to the next level or choose to modify movements for beginners or for members with limitations.


If you’re looking for a class that is both fun, and exciting, this is it! Tabata is another version of Interval Training, with :20 of work, followed by :10 rest at 8 rounds. Each set lasts 4 minutes, and total class time is 30 minutes. The key to this class is incorporating many areas of the body, so you’re not overtaxing one area, but rather achieving a balanced workout.

Mobility Monday

If you’re fitness goals include flexibility, balance, pliability, and strength, then Mobility Monday may be just what you need. In this class you will be taken through functional movements that will optimize performance. This is done by increasing range of motion within your joints and surrounding muscles. Mobility training also aids in injury prevention, benefits posture, and can increase strength and power.

Yoga Flow

Yoga Flow is inspired by Vinyasa, which synchronizes movement with breath, flowing from one move to the next. This class will help you build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus through deep breathing. This class is ideal for those experienced with yoga and anyone new to this exercise and interested in its benefits. Please bring Yoga mat and props if you have them.


Wellness Center

Both locations are equipped with state-of-the-art Wellness Centers. It’s a great place for young (11 and older) and young-at-heart to begin practicing a healthy lifestyle. Our Wellness Centers are equipped with the latest cardiovascular and strength training equipment to meet your fitness goals. Both Wellness Centers have an inviting atmosphere, are spaced appropriately and have good lighting.


The Y offers a complimentary fitness orientation with our qualified, wellness staff for new members or for those members looking for a refresher on our equipment. This is an introduction to our cardio and strength training equipment to teach you how to use the equipment correctly and safely. Appointments can be scheduled at the Member Services desk.

Age 15+: Orientation RECOMMENDED

Age 11-14: Orientation REQUIRED

  • Once a Youth Orientation is complete, a note confirming completion will be put into the youth’s account.
  • All youth, 11-12 yrs, are required to have an adult with them at all times in the Wellness Center.

*See our Member Services desk for orientation times.


To create a welcoming and healthy family-friendly environment for all we have a few rules for our facility.

Facility: (exceptions for the pool and locker room):

  • A shirt that touches the top of your shorts or pants
  • No midriffs showing.
  • No shirts with too much cut away or too low on the sides where the naval area is exposed.
  • Shorts or pants that are mid-thigh length or have a 3″ inseam
  • Closed-toed and soft sole shoes required in the wellness center and gym

Wellness Center:

Please bring a change of shoes to avoid tracking excess dirt, water, snow, etc. Sandals or flip-flops are not allowed. Jeans are not allowed due to buckles, rivets, and zippers that can wear on the equipment.
Clothing with offensive language or graphics is prohibited. The YMCA reserves the right to define inappropriate/offensive attire.

Have questions? Call the SWC YMCA branch at 715 818 9622

Wisconsin Rapids

601 West Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

(715) 818 9622

Port Edwards

211 Wisconsin River Drive
Port Edwards, WI 54469

(715) 818 9622

YMCA Camp Alexander

1053 Camp Road
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

(715) 818-9622


393 N Pine Street
Adams, WI 53910

(608) 472.5400