Health, Well-being & Fitness

Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y includes more than just working out. In addition to our physical fitness classes and facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.

Greater Portland
70 Forest Ave
Portland ME 04101

 *Group Exercise Class Descriptions*

November 2015 Group Exercise Schedule

Health, Well-Being & Fitness

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Adult Swim Lessons - Beginner
We offer group lessons for all swimmers from the beginning adult swimmer who is not confident in the water to the advanced swimmer looking for help with their technique. Beginner: The goal of this lesson is to increase confidence and basic water skills including breath control, floating, swimming on front and back, treading water, and water safety.

Fall I Day & Time Options:
Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm (September 8, 2015 - September 26, 2015)
Saturday 9:00am-10:00am (September 8, 2015 - September 23, 2015)

Fall II Day & Time Options:
Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm (October 30, 2015 - December 18, 2015)
Saturday 9:00am-10:00am (November 7, 2015 - December 19, 2015)

Adult Swim Lessons - Intermediate
Intermediate: The goal of this swim lesson is to increase your basic swim stroke techniques. You will develop stroke skills, learn body position, and rotary breathing. You should be able to swim a length of the pool confidently. Advanced: The goal of this swim lesson is to work toward perfecting your stroke technique. You will develop strokes further, master body position, and learn flip turns. Workout plans can be developed in this class.

Fall I Day & Time Options:
Saturday 10:30am-11:15am (September 8, 2015 - September 23, 2015)

Fall II Day & Time Options:
Saturday 10:30am-11:15am (November 7, 2015 - December 18, 2015)

Pre-Natal Water Aerobics
Designed for before and during pregnancy. This class will reward you with incredible wellness benefits for you and your baby. Safe exercise during pregnancy increases flexibility, improves recovery after childbirth, and improves emotional well-being. Both land and water will be used.

Fall I Day & Time Options:
Monday 9:00am-10:00am (September 14, 2015 - October 26, 2015)
Wednesday 5:30pm-6:30pm (September 9, 2015 - October 21, 2015)

Fall II Day & Time Options:
Monday 9:00am-10:00am (November 2, 2015 - December 14, 2015)
Wednesday 5:30pm-6:30pm (November 4 - December 16, 2015)

Fittest Man/Woman Training
This seven week session will get you ready to participate in the Greater Portland Branch's annual Fittest Man/Fittest Woman contest!

Fall II Day & Time Options:
Tuesday/Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm (November 3, 2015 - December 17, 2015)

LiveSTRONG at the YMCA
LiveSTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12 week, research-based physical activity and well-being program, designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. This small group program meets twice a week for 75 minutes each class. The program provides a safe and supportive environment for cancer survivors to regain their physical, emotional, and spiritual strength. This program will be offered free to any community member and in support of the whole family, includes a complimentary family membership for the 12 weeks the program is in session.

Wednesday/Friday 10:30am-11:45am (September 9, 2015 - November 27, 2015)

Functional Movement Screen
The USM Athletic Training Department and the core officers of the organization of Exercise Science students are presenting a free Functional Movement Screen, known as FMS. FMS is used to assess an individual's ability to move their body through a series of fundamental movement patterns. The movements were created to test the body's kinetic linkage system, and identify where an individual is using compensatory movements. The results of the FMS evaluation are then used to guide the individual in addressing their weaknesses. Participants will be provided the correct exercises and/or corrective stretching.
(September 8, 2015 - December 16, 2015)

Train the Brain Workshop
Your future depends on how your brain processes.  With brain training you can make sure your brain enjoys lasting alertness.

Monday, October 26, 2015 at 10:30am - 11:30am

Burnt Meadow Mountain Hike
Burnt Meadow is a small mountain with big thrills in Brownfield. Enjoy the views of the surrounding White Mountains and the Maine Coast on a clear day. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10:am - 12:00pm
Mainiac Triathlon Training

Monday & Wednesday 7:30am-9:00am (August 26, 2015 - September 12, 2015)

Triathlon Training

Get ready for a triathlon! Whether you just competed in your first Tri or are looking for a great training program to enhance your performance, this is the course for you! Our experienced triathlon experts will lead you through a class that will
include swimming, (indoor/outdoor) cycling, and (indoor/outdoor) running. Due to the number of indoor bikes, there are maximums for each class, so sign up early!

Day & Time Options:

Wednesday & Friday 7:30am-9:00am (September 9, 2015 - October 23, 2015)

Wednesday & Friday 7:30am-9:00am (November 1, 2015 - December 19, 2015)

Hip Hop Demo

Love to dance? Come to the Greater Portland Branch and try out some new moves at our Hip Hop Demo! The demos will be held in Studio A, for ages 12+, and is FREE to members!

Day & Time:

Tuesday, November 17 12-1pm

Wednesday, November 18 7-8pm