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Cannon Memorial YMCA
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Cannon YMCA

Group Exercise

Experience the incredible energy that only group exercise classes can offer. Our experienced instructors lead participants through effective, fun and easy to follow workouts. The Y offers a wide variety of classes from beginner to advanced (for all ages) in a motivating, energetic environment.

Enjoy a wide variety of classes from low-impact exercise and strength training to indoor cycling, Zumba, High Intensity Interval Training, Yoga and Pilates, as well as aquatics group exercise classes. All classes are free to Y members.

Cardio/Strength

Body Blast

This class combines sports specific exercises/plyometrics and strength training. Heart pumping cardio plus weights will torchcalories and sculpt the body all in one class.

Boot Camp

This class is for the hard core exerciser. The instructor will guide you through sports-specific exercises that will help increase endurance, speed, agility, strength, and balance.

Box 'N Burn

Class consists of basic kickboxing and sculpting intervals for a total body workout.

Cardio & Strength

A combination of cardio endurance exercises and strength training.

Cardio Blast

All cardio formats may be used: Hi/Lo, Step or Kickboxing. Strengthening exercises may also be incorporated.

Cardio Express

30 minutes quick cardio workout to get your blood pumping and continuing your work day.

Core & Strength

This class will focus on all core muscles including abs, back, chest, and glutes using various resistance equipment includingstability balls, bands, and gliders.

Cross Training

A 45 minute medium to high-intensity functional training routine with a focus on total body conditioning.

Cycle

This class is a no impact cardiovascular workout. Great for all levels of fitness. Intensity is controlled individually at each bike.

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

HIIT consists of short, intense anaerobic exercises with less intense recovery periods. These short, intense workouts improve athletic capacity and fat burning. Each class will include various forms of strength and core training.

INSANITY

This workout focuses on maximal interval training where you work out your hardest in 3-5 minute intervals with short breaks inbetween. Exercise modifications are given for all and we challenge you at your level.

Kickboxing Strength

This class will combine martial arts techniques and circuit training to strengthen and tone every muscle group.

Light & Lively Cardio

A low-impact, high-energy rhythmic exercise class incorporating a strength training section.

Pump & Burn

A total-body conditioning class, using weights, tubing, body bars and stability bars.

Step & Sculp

A cardiovascular class consisting of coordination and intense cardio intervals using an adjustable step.

Strenght Circuits

A 45 minute strengthening class focusing on circuit interval training.

STRONG by Zumba®

Combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more!

Super Circuit

This class is set up for a variety of moves including weights, cardio, step and kickboxing in a circuit format.

Tabata

The Format of this class is 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest for a total of 4 minutes of one exercise or two exercises. It can be combine with cardio or strength.

Total Body

This class focuses on total body conditioning using weights, tubing, body bars and stability balls.

Total Strenght

A total body conditioning class that uses a variety of equipment including weights, tubing, body bars and stability bars.

Zumba®

A fun and effective workout system that combines a tough workout with a party-like atmosphere. This Latin dance inspired class is an easy to follow calorie burning fitness party.

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High Intensity

Boot Camp

Class includes sports-specific exercises that will help increase cardio, endurance, speed, agility, strength and balance.

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

HIIT consists of short, intense anaerobic exercises with less intense recovery periods. These short, intense workouts improve athletic capacity and fat burning. Each class will include various forms of strength and core training..

Tabata

The Format of this class is 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest for a total of 4 minutes of one exercise or two exercises. It can be combine with cardio or strength.

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Dance

Cardio Dance

Have fun getting your cardio on using dance moves to some great motivating music.

Dance & Sculpt

Thirty minutes of your favorite dances to include Zumba, hip hop, and funk with 30 minutes of sculpting exercises.

Easy Does It Cardio

A 60 minute standing cardio class with low impact choreography designed to be a lower intensity workout. Light weights may be included for toning. This class is geared toward the Active Older Adult.

MixxedFit

A mix of explosive dancing to your favorite songs from the radio along with Boot Camp toning.

Zumba®

A fun and effective workout system that combines a tough workout with a party-like atmosphere. This Latin dance inspired class is aneasy to follow calorie burning fitness party.

Zumba Gold®

A class for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity.

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Mind and Body

Barre

A low-impact, full-body workout using a ballet bar, light dumbbells, a mat and resistance bands.

Barre Pilates

45-60 minutes. This class focuses on deep muscles, enhances your mobility and corrects your spine alignment and posture. You will use balls, chairs and weights.

Chair Yoga

Gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair or standing using a chair. Suitable for active older adults.

Core Restore Pilates

A class of pre-Pilates and Pilates exercises with a focus on finding and moving from the center of the body and building progressively more difficult movements from the center out. This class is suitable for those returning from an illness or injury, those withchronic neck, back, hip or shoulder issues, or those wishing to explore the foundations of Pilates movement.

Deep Stretch Yoga

This class takes the basic yoga poses and puts them into working practice. This class is a little more intense than Gentle Yoga, but still uses easy to learn poses while teaching breathing techniques.

Essentrics

This class is a fitness program that utilizes the whole body with dynamic stretching and strengthening exercises.

Essentrics for Pain Relief

It is similar to Essentrics but concentrating on how to relieve pain in all areas.

Foam Roller Massage

This class will incorporate a soft foam roller massage with core strengthening and balance.

Gentle Yoga

Learn poses and move slowly through deep stretches. Gentle Yoga will help you gain flexibility, strength and relaxation.

Hard Core Yoga

This challenging class combines flowing yoga poses with Pilates movements designed to increase strength, improve balance, enhance flexibility and engage your core for a high challenging, low impact full body workout.

Pilates

Using a variety of small equipment (straps, balls, bands), this mat class focuses on your intrinsic core muscles.

PiYo

The best of Pilates and Yoga fused together, resulting in a tremendous strength, flexibility and core-building workout.

Power Yoga

This class is for students seeking a demanding yoga workout. Flow series will be prevalent here, whether fast or slow, and will be challenging.

Subtle Flow Yoga

Wellness at all levels- physical, emotional, and spiritual, focusing on breathing techniques, mindful meditation and gentle yoga postures.

Tai Chi

An ancient Chinese tradition, practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing. Mindful movement practice of exercises and forms to promote health and improve balance, strength and confidence.

Vinyasa Yoga

This Class incorporates postures in a fluid, flowing style, that combines integration of breath with movement and alignment principals. You will see core work, hip openers, backbends, and inversions.

Yoga

This class takes the basic poses and puts them into working practice in order to build strength, and improve balance and flexibility.

Yoga Fusion

A blend of the Vinyasa style with a bit of Pilates based core work infused into the practice.

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Water Exercise

Water exercise classes are included in your membership fees and are offered at the West Cabarrus and Kannapolis branches.

These classes provide a great workout for all ages and fitness levels.

Benefits to water exercise include:

  • Water buoyancy helps to protect recuperating knees, ankles and hips.
  • Great for overweight individuals looking for exercise, but unable to walk far enough out of the water to effectively burn calories.
  • Aquatic exercise reduces pain and increases flexibility.
  • Water supports and massages the body as you exercise.
  • All of the benefits of land exercise-without the sweat.
  • Reduced blood pressure, stress and risk of injury.
  • Often recommended following surgery to minimize postoperative swelling.
  • Burn calories during and after exercise.

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Low Impact

Abs/Back

This class is designed to focus on the whole core and its strength. You will work on exercises to make your front and back strong.

Chair Yoga

An alternative to traditional yoga, it is a method for active older adults who want to build flexibility and balance, ease joints andrelieve arthritis pain, using a chair versus a floor mat.

Dance Combo

A fun and easy class incorporating a variety of dance moves.

Essentrics

This class is a fitness program that utilizes the whole body with dynamic stretching and strengthening exercises.

Fit for 50

Designed for members needing a low impact class that includes a mixture of strength and cardio. Chairs will be available, if needed.

Lite and Lively Aerobics

A low-impact, high-energy exercise class, including a strength training section.

SilverSneakers® Circuit

A class consisting of standing low-impact choreography alternating with standing upper body work using hand held weights, elastic tubing and balls.

SilverSneakers® Classic

Increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills in this class. Hand held weights,elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance. A chair can be used for support.

Strength Classes

Cardio exercises with fit steps and strengthening exercises using free weights. This is a level 1 class.

Tai Chi

An ancient Chinese tradition, practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing.

Zumba Gold®

A class for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity.

Zumba Toning®

This class emphasizes muscle endurance using low weights/high reps and cardio to tone the entire body.

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If you are not quite ready to jump into a Group Exercise Class, go to our Fitness Orientation page to develop personal exercise fundamentals for Fitness Center use.

For parents, we provide on-site fun in the Y Playhouse for your little ones while you work out.

Consult the Y Playhouse Hours as you plan your next workout.

Learn More About GroupX

DANCE TO THE BEAT UNTIL THE SWEAT DROPS. -MixxedFit

LOG OUT. SHUT DOWN. DO YOGA. - Yoga and Power Yoga

 EACH DROP OF SWEAT MAKES YOU THAT MUCH STRONGER. - Total Body Strength

SWEAT TO THE BEAT. SQUAT TO THE RHYTHM. - STRONG by Zumba

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO SWEAT - Cardio Strength/Blast