Taylor Family Branch YMCA
Phone: 847-888-7410
50 N. McLean Blvd. Elgin, IL 60123

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Health, Well-Being & Fitness

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Helping YOU make a commitment to YOUR health! The Taylor YMCA offers a wide variety of fitness classes for all of our members. Whether you are a health-seeker trying to get started, looking for a little motivation, or an avid exerciser, we have the classes for you! Schedule available at the Y or online. Group exercise is for ages 14 and up.

Group Fitness Schedule: Group Ex Winter 2019

Back 2 Basics
Get the benefits of traditional floor aerobics along with muscle strengthening and flexibility exercise. Join this class for low impact and high fun!

Bokwa is a fun and simple group fitness program. No choreography to learn and the entire class will dance and have fun together. Bokwa meets the need of every level of fitness with low to high impact steps. You get the exercise you need with the fun you want.

Boot Camp
Combine high-energy activities to increase cardiovascular endurance, agility, speed, strength and flexibility.

Cardio Kick!
Punch and kick your way to health with focus on proper arm extension and hip rotation to help torch calories.

Circuit Training
Features include a fun, low/mid impact, high-variety workout using the equipment in the Wellness Center.

Cycle 45 + Core
Class will take you through various resistance levels and speeds to give you an effective workout you will love. Come to cycle and stay for core!

Hatha Yoga
While concentrating on physical health and mental well-being, you will place emphasis on proper alignment, deep stretching, and breathing.

Punch & Strike
Take a look at Bokwa and now add some punches to it!

Restorative Yoga
Recuperative postures are held for longer lengths of time and props are used to support a deep sense of letting go and healing spirit, mind, and body.

SilverSneakers I 
Strength and range of movement benefits are the focus of this class. This class offers modifications, intensity level changes and LOTS of Choreography with a chair, hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and ball. Great for adults with MS, Parkinsons, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis or balance issues.

SilverSneakers II
A more intense version of our original SilverSneakers.

SilverSneakers Yoga 
This class will focus on yoga-moves seated in chairs.

Simple Step
Low-impact class with basic footwork and lots of fun! Combines step aerobics with body toning.

Strength, Core & More
With bands, hand weights, steps, and any toy we can find to help you become stronger and more powerful! And a bit more with balance work.

Strength & More
With bands, hand weights, steps, and any toy we can find to help you become stronger and more powerful!

Turbo Step
Advanced step class at a faster tempo!

Wake-Up & Shape-Up
This fun and intense total body workout includes strength and cardio exercise that will bring your fitness to a new level and get you ready for the day.

Yoga for Everybody
This class takes a more therapeutic approach with individual attention given to specific needs. Helps to develop flexibility and inner peace.

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms in each class of calorie-burning, heart-racing, muscle-pumping, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements.

Water Classes

Arthritis Aquatics
The Arthritis Foundation/YMCA Aquatic program is designed especially for those persons with arthritis. It is also great for individuals beginning an exercise program, rehabilitating from surgery or minor back problems.

Aqua Circuit
Add deep water, shallow water, steps, dumb bells, tubing and flotation belts into a circuit training format and you will have one of the best workouts ever!

Push yourself for a high- intensity cardio workout, or tone it down for a nice refreshing workout with water resistance and equipment for more challenge.

Deep Water
Attain muscle strength and endurance with aerobic exercise without joint impact by using a variety of resistance equipment in the deep end.

Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movements to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required, and a SilverSneakers kick-board or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination

Pool Activities

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