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Mind & Body

Stretch. Breathe. Focus. Feel better.

Align your spirit, mind, and body with these focused workouts that strengthen, sculpt and tone your muscles. 

BENEFITS OF MIND & BODY 

  • Promotes a sense of well-being
  • Improves general health
  • Releases stress
  • Improves concentration
  • Improves balance

 

Sherwood YMCA Group Fitness Schedule

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MIND/ BODY CLASSES

BALANCE AND AGILITY

Boost your balance and agility with exercises using tools like resistance bands, Bosu, and both unilateral and bilateral movements across all three planes of motion. Challenge your body and spatial awareness for improved balance, agility, and functional movement. Consider this class your fall prevention physical education – suitable for everyone, regardless of age!

BALLET FITNESS

Boost your range of motion, strength, and flexibility with exercises inspired by traditional ballet. Perfect for beginners and those with dance experience, this low-impact class lets you choose your footwear: Ballet Shoes, Barre Shoes, socks, barefoot, or lightweight Tennis Shoes.

BARRE

Energetic session blending Ballet Barre, Pilates fundamentals, and resistance training. Sculpt, tone, and elongate your muscles with this invigorating workout.

CHAIR YOGA

Experience chair support guiding you through a sequence of seated and standing yoga poses, enhancing balance, range of motion, and flexibility. The class concludes with relaxation and breathing exercises to reduce stress and clear the mind.

FLOW YOGA

Embark on a yoga journey to lengthen and strengthen. Discover the art of synchronizing breath with movement, awakening strength, energy, and flexibility in a joyful atmosphere.

GENTLE BARRE

Indulge in a low-impact barre class incorporating modified dance moves to enhance range of motion, strengthen legs, and engage the core. This session also boosts balance, memory, and flexibility, with the aid of a chair for stability.

GENTLE YOGA

Experience a class tailored to safely guide you through gentle stretches and yoga poses, enhancing strength, flexibility, and balance. Utilizing blocks, straps, and other props allows for modifications in yoga poses. Students leave the class feeling relaxed and revitalized.

OPEN TAI CHI

The area is open for students to engage in independent Tai Chi practice. No instructor is on-site. Tai Chi, a healing practice, blends martial arts flowing movements with Qi (energy) circulation, breathing, and stretching techniques.

PILATES

Experience a distinctive fusion of strength training and core conditioning – a perfect blend of exercises set to lively music that targets and strengthens your entire body.

TAI CHI

A therapeutic practice that merges various martial arts motions with the circulation of Qi (energy), incorporating breathing and stretching techniques.

 

YOGA

An integration of exercises emphasizing strength, flexibility, and balance, with a central focus on mindful breath.

Activity Information

MIND & BODY CLASSES

  • Free for Members and available to non-members with a purchased day pass
  • Level: Beginner
  • For ages 14+

ATTIRE AND WHAT TO BRING

  • Loose-fitting, flexible exercise clothing made of breathable material to allow air flow
  • Water bottle
  • Yoga Mat
Linda Y Story

Linda's Y Story

Your Tai Chi sessions are literally my lifesaver during my chemo treatments. I cannot do any other physical exercise (due to nausea, "inside body pain", dizzy, etc, etc, etc.) and I count on the physical benefit but ALSO the inner peace and sense of accomplishment letting me know that I still have some control over my body. 

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