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Beast Mode is the YMCA of Greenville's high-intensity training class programmed to challenge your strength and endurance. It's also a community of support to help keep you motivated! Workouts center on Olympic lifting, gymnastics, and plyometrics (jump training). 

Beast Mode is included as a part of your YMCA of Greenville membership. Want more information? Contact your local Y's Wellness Director below!

Caine Halter Family Y — Tyler Miller

Prisma Health Family Y — Samantha Sanders

Eastside Family Y — Rebecca Hamrick 

George I. Theisen Family Y — Brande Yarborough

Verdae Y — David White


Is Beast Mode™ for me?

Beast Mode can be experienced by anyone of any fitness level, as the movements and exercises are scalable. But Beast Mode isn't your average YMCA group exercise class!

How should I prepare for Beast Mode™?

At our Caine Halter Family YMCA and Prisma Health Family YMCA locations, members are required to complete the On Ramp cycle before participating in Beast Mode classes.

The On Ramp cycle is a series of four, 60-minute sessions that cover basic barbell movements and skills that you will need to be successful in a Beast Mode WOD (Workout of the Day). Each class consists of a warm up, skill demo, group practice, assessments/feedback and then finishes with a short workout that includes the skill learned. All classes will include options to scale or modify, also to progress with the movement as needed. Participants must complete all four On Ramp classes to be allowed to join the Beast Mode classes and Open Gym. Participants can test out of the class with a coach if they have functional training background or experience.

Members must sign up ahead of time as class is limited to five participants per coach. To get started, sign up for an Open Gym time at your branch, or contact your Y's Beast Mode Head Coach!

Who teaches Beast Mode™?

Each location has a stable of coaches.

What are some examples of the exercises performed in Beast Mode™?
  • Olympic lifting
  • Box jumps
  • Burpees
  • Kettlebell swings
  • Tire flips
  • Sprints
  • Thrusters
  • Jump squats
Beast Mode™ Locations

Caine Halter Family Y*
Eastside Family Y
George I. Theisen Family Y
Prisma Health Family Y*

*Indicates locations where fulfilling the On Ramp cycle is required prior to participating in Beast Mode classes.

Beast Mode™ Class Types
  • The original Beast Mode®class could include strength training, Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics training, or mobility followed by metabolic conditioning in the workout of the day.
  • Beast Mode Olympic Lifiting is a class devoted to honing skills in the snatch and clean and jerk through drills, and Olympic weightlifting workouts.
  • Beast Mode Fundamentals is a class open to all athletes, but it is designed with the beginner in mind. Fundamentals classes spend more time on instruction, but you're guaranteed a great workout.
  • Beast Mode On Ramp class teaches the skills you need to be successful in a standard Beast Mode class. Fulfilling the On Ramp cycle is required before joining the Beast Mode classes at the Caine Halter Family YMCA and Prisma Health Family YMCA locations.