The Y is more than a gym or fitness center. It's a movement of people who want to live healthier, better lives so they can work hard, support their families, and serve their community. Helping our members and the community get and stay healthy is one of the best ways we know to keep Greenville a happy, productive city. There are countless ways for you to get moving in our movement. From yoga classes and BODYCOMBAT, to seniors' aerobics or free weights, our health and fitness classes and facilities are second to none in Greenville County. Need personal attention? All of our branches have certified personal trainers who can tailor a fitness plan to your needs and abilities. Take a look a few of our highlighted programs below. Or check out the class descriptions page.
Les Mills BODYCOMBAT®
Some people can get on a treadmill or cycle and work up a sweat without a problem. But some people need a little more excitement when they want to get their blood pumping. Les Mills' BODYCOMBAT is that kind of workout. Bring a towel, because this hour-long routine will have you sweating with our certified instructors as you punch and kick your way through an exercise rut. Need motivation? The double-time music is guaranteed to get your body ready to move, and the instructors encourage you to have fun as you work through the martial arts inspired routines. BODYCOMBAT classes are offered at the Caine Halter Family Y, Eastside Family Y, George I Theisen Family Y, and GHS Family Y. Check your branch's schedule to find a time to try this total-body class.
When is a workout not a workout? When it's a dance party. There are dozens of chances every week to take a ZUMBA class at any of the Y locations in Greenville. There are also ZUMBA classes designed specifically for kids or seniors. ZUMBA classes are free with you Y membership.&
Wellness Works is a whole-body fitness and wellness program designed specifically for your needs. Like our yoga classes or aerobics classes, Wellness Works comes with your Y membership, so there is no extra charge for this program. When you sign up for Wellness Works,you will meet with a professional trainer and wellness coach who will do a fitness assessment. Your coach will help you plan a wellness program that fits your needs and gets you on the path to your goals. Your Wellness Works plan could include cardio workouts, weight training, group exercise classes, or swimming. They can also give you advice on the best foods to fuel your workouts. After your initial assessment, your coach will check in with you on your progress.
If you loved Wellness Works, be sure to give our personal trainers a try. Or maybe you're an athlete who has hit a plateau in your progress. In that case, give our personal trainers a try. The Y's certified personal trainers are available at an hourly rate to work with you one-on-one or in a small group to help you get fit or upgrade your level of fitness. The trainer takes the guesswork out of your workout and can help you set and achieve your goals. Ask about how to set up time with a personal trainer in your branch's fitness center.
Performance Training and Performance Coaching
If you're a serious athlete looking for an edge in road races, swimming events, or triathlons, the Y also offers Performance Coaching and Performance Training. These specialized programs can help you prepare for your next race and help you set a new personal best. For more information on Performance Coaching, inquire at the front desk or talk to trainers in our fitness areas.
Kettlebell class is the complete body workout. This class will get you in shape or help you stay in shape: a total transformation workout in around 30 minutes that will tone, sculpt, and change your body! The intent of a kettlebell is to increase strength, endurance, and agility while challenging the cardiovascular and muscular system by doing dynamic functional movements. This intro class will introduce you to the basic kettlebell lifts with a strong emphasis on form and technique while teaching the core set of exercises.
The Y is proud to feature the Keiser M3 indoor bicycles for Group Cycling spin class programs at all four YMCA of Greenville branches. The Keiser M3 offers many effective benefits and easy to use features. The M3 offers quiet operation enabling a positive workout while being able to hear the instructor and music without cracking up the volume.
Constancy and consistency are important when involved in a workout and in using a Keiser M3 bike those two benefits are obtainable through dependable gearing and magnetic resistance flywheels, where the resistance mechanism never runs or wears out. The onboard computer is a feature that accurately provides feedback on pace, watts and heart rate leaving no room for guessing about if the workout is truly helping you get fitter, stronger and faster.
Another vital feature is the onboard power meter that consistently displays current power output in watts, which reports on the quality and quantity of your workout without bias. Most importantly the pedals work with your Shimano SPD cleats or regular old sneakers. Ride in whichever shoe you prefer. This bike is recommended to everyone from the first time user to the triathlon cyclist. All spin classes are offered free of charge to any Y Greenville member, so come out and try the new Keiser M3.
The Hydrorider is a user-friendly bike and is versatile enough to meet the training needs of participants of various skill levels and abilities. Aquatic hydrocycling is as effective as traditional cycling but with the added buoyancy of water for joint support as well as the ability to train at a higher level of intensity due to the cooling effect of water and the resistance of water.
This program is only available at the Caine Halter Branch. Due to the limited number of bikes, you must call in advance to reserve a bike for a particular class. Call 679-9622.