New Group Fitness Classes

Here is a list of the new fitness classes that are new to the Piscataquis Regional YMCA.

Power Waves: 60 mins (Monday’s at 6:30pm) Be ready to work in this moderate to high intensity water class. With a focus on increasing strength, expect to use weights, noodles, kick boards and more to enhance this always evolving workout. Participants are encouraged to use one of the provided flotation belts for the deep end portion of the class or go without for an even greater challenge.

Core De Force Live: 30 mins (Monday’s at 7:30am) & 30 mins (Wednesday’s at 5:30pm)  is the high-energy, non-contact group fitness class that mixes MMA inspired cardio drills with explosive power moves for a full-body conditioning workout. Cardio spikes burn major calories. And your own body weight provides resistance—no equipment needed.

Piyo: 45 mins (Wednesday’s at 4:30pm) & 30 mins (Friday’s at 7:30am) is a total-body fitness system designed to whip you into shape from head to toe. It combines the practices of Pilates and yoga to help you build strength, lose weight, increase flexibility and have a great time doing it. Join Michelle Novak, recently certified Piyo Instructor for a great low impact workout! 

Tai Chi For Health: 60 mins (Wednesday’s & Friday’s at 12:00pm)  This class is a low impact whole body exercise involving deep breathing and slow, controlled movements.
Benefits include: Strength is important for supporting and protecting joints and is essential for normal physical function. Flexibility exercises enable people to move more easily, and facilitate circulation of body fluid and blood, which enhance healing. Fitness is important for overall functioning of the heart, lungs, and muscles. In addition to these components, tai chi movements emphasize weight transference to improve balance and prevent falls. Chairs are available for those requiring assistance.

Step Aerobics: 60 mins (Thursday’s at 5:15pm)  Beginner Step Aerobics is a classic cardio workout. The step is a 4-12 inch raised platform. You step up, around, and down from the platform in different patterns to boost your heart rate and breathing, and strengthen your muscles.

Guts, Guns & Buns: 45 mins (Tuesday’s at 5:15am)   Guts, Guns & Buns is appropriate for all fitness levels. It consists of stretching, cardio, resistance exercises, static and dynamic activities and agility. It is instructor driven but all exercises are able to be modified. This is a great class for a muscle group specific workout that also improves your cardio endurance. It is a quick workout first thing in the morning that will leave you feeling awake and strong for your day!

Boot Camp: 45 mins (Monday’s at 5:15pm)  Boot Camp is an interval style work out with numerous stations of alternating muscle group focus. It is a personal pace style workout of 1 min intervals until all stations are complete, followed by a 1 min rest break, then it is started over again. Depending on the number of participates Boot Camp can be 2-3 rounds with a short warm up and cool down. Basic equipment is used, ex: step, dumb bells, weighted bar, along with no equipment for floor exercises and aerobic activities such as running in place and burpees. All activities can be modified for different levels of fitness.

Yoga: 60 mins (Wednesday’s at 7:30am) Learn breathing techniques, body positions and relaxation through meditation to keep you centered and balance. All levels welcome, yoga mats and other equipment available.

Women on Weights (WOW) 45 mins (Beginners to Intermediate class is returning on Monday’s & Wednesday’s starting February 10 at 8:00am & Beginner class is returning on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s starting January 21 at 5:15pm) This is a program geared towards women looking to learn about strength training and techniques to safely increase muscle tone while increasing their metabolism, strength and overall tone to achieve a leaner physique and overall better physical fitness. This 6 week program has a fee of $45 or $30 for Y members (online registration link is below) & is designed to provide a guided workout plan through different machines from our Fitness Center, free weights and body weight with the goal of an improved physique but also to provide the women with knowledge and confidence to continue with their strength and resistance training in our fitness center after the program is completed. WOW consists of 45 minutes 1-2 sessions a week of instructed strength training with new workout plans each week. Each workout will consist of super sets (2 exercises of the same/opposite muscle group) with 30 second rest after each super set, and moving on to the next super set. Each super set consists of 8-15 reps x3 sets.  As the weeks go on, balance is incorporated along with more open chain exercises (free weights versus machines or body weights) to achieve an overall improved functional mobility while strength training.




  1. Will you be starting another Women on Weights class again any time soon? I missed the last class, am very interested in participating in the next one!


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