The Hampshire Regional YMCA is excited to now offer select outdoor group exercise classes! Registration is required using the online form below.  Our video tutorial will help guide you through the registration process!  See below for a full schedule of classes for July 6 – July 12.

Due to unpredictable New England weather (i.e. pop-up thunderstorms), outdoor classes are subject to change without notice. We will make every effort to post outdoor class cancellations on our website under the Outdoor Group Exercise Classes tab, at least one-hour prior to the class start time, if necessary.

Outdoor Group Exercise Guidelines

  • All participants should park in the lot behind the Y building off of Prospect Street.
  • Meet your class instructor in the upper parking lot off Woodlawn Ave.  Some classes will remain there, others will use space on the grass.
  • Only active Y members may register for our outdoor classes.
  • No classes will run if the temperature is 90 degrees or above; classes will be canceled if it’s raining.
  • Members participating need to have an email in our database.  If you are not receiving emails from the Y (separate from the group exercise email group), contact Mark Cabral at mark.cabral@hrymca.org to add your email.  Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.
  • Class limit (as of now) is 9 participants – this is subject to change based on state guidelines.
  • Sign up 48 hours ahead.  Reservations close 3 hours prior to class start time.
  • Wear a face mask to and from class location.
  • There will be no access to restrooms inside the Y.
  • Bring your own mat/towel and water bottle.
  • Each participant must sign up separately (i.e. one person cannot bring a family member under one reservation).
  • Social distancing is required at all times.
  • Questions? Email Lynne Zusi with questions at lynne.zusi@hrymca.org 

Schedule for July 6 – 12

Monday, 7/6 – 12:00pm Tai Chi – a mindful, no impact class to calm the mind and help improve balance

Tuesday, 7/7 – 8:30am Bootcamp with Jennifer – a multi-level combination of cardio and strength, no equipment needed!

5:30pm Kickboxing with Elaine – a multi-level cardio workout with punches, kicks and core work

Wednesday, 7/8 – 12:00pm Qi Gong with Makani – a mindful, no impact class to calm the mind and help improve balance

5:30pm Zumba with Holly – an easy-to-follow dance party with Latin and other world rhythms

Thursday, 7/9 – no outdoor classes today

Friday, 7/10 – 8:30am AOA (Active Older Adult) Bootcamp with Lynne – a mindful combination of cardio, strength and balance drills, all standing with low-impact options provided – and fun music to keep us going!

Saturday, 7/11 – 9:30am Zumba with Lynne – an easy-to-follow dance party with Latin and other world rhythms

Sunday, 7/12 – 9:15am Strong Nation with Aimee – a high-intensity interval training class, loaded with kickboxing, squats, lunges, planks and more!

Reserve Your Spot in a Y Outdoor Fitness Class!

All scheduled classes for the week are listed in the drop-down menu.  Members may sign up for one class per day.  If you don’t see a class there, it can mean one of two things:

  1. The class is now full.  In this case, please email Lynne at lynne.zusi@hrymca.org  We want to know where the demand is so that we can accommodate more members going forward.  In some cases, we may be able to add a second class for that day (No promises – this will be based on instructor availability.)  In other cases, we will do our best to schedule additional classes going forward.
  2. The class is scheduled on a day that is more than 48 hours from when you are trying to register.  If this is the case, return to the sign-up when you are within the 48 hour reservation time period and the class should then show in the drop-down menu.