SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA FAMILY YMCA

Wellness Center

Our fitness center is full of equipment that will help you reach all of your health and wellness goals. Want to learn how to maximize your results? Schedule a free orientation with one of our wellness staff members.

Our fitness center is full of equipment that will help you reach all of your health and wellness goals. Want to learn how to maximize your results? Schedule a free orientation with one of our wellness staff members.

ActivTrax

Take the guess work out of your workout. We've all been there before, wondering what exercises to do, when to do them, or we've simply been confused with how to put an effective workout together. That's why we have ActivTrax! This revolutionary web-based workout partner understands your needs and goals. It's simple to use, and very effective.

WHAT DOES ACTIVTRAX GIVE YOU?

  • A professionally designed plan designed to work with the equipment at our YMCA, fully customized and different each time.
  • Easy to follow workouts - NO MORE GUESS WORK!
  • Personalized Training whenever and wherever you need it
  • Detailed analysis of your current fitness level and your progress

Youth in the Wellness Center

All youth ages 10-13 that desire to use the fitness center must participate in a mandatory class before they are able to use the equipment. Ask a parent to set up your appointment at the Member Service Desk.

After taking the class:

  • 10-11 year-olds will have access to the Cardio Equipment Area with an adult
  • 12-13 year-olds will have access to the Cardio Equipment and Resistance Training with an adult
  • Those who are 14 and older have access to entire facility without an adult.
  • Please note: the free weight area is for member 14 years of age and up only.

FREE Group Fitness Classes

Y members can attend a variety of free fitness classes — categories include cardio, dance, strength, yoga and water exercise. There’s no need to register—you’re welcome to drop in at any time. Click here for a current schedule of group fitness classes.

Y members can attend a variety of free fitness classes — categories include cardio, dance, strength, yoga and water exercise. There’s no need to register—you’re welcome to drop in at any time. Click here for a current schedule of group fitness classes.

CARDIO & STRENGTH COMBO

  • Body Sculpt: Sculpt your muscles through a variety of different aerobic and weight bearing exercises performed with weights, bands, jump ropes, stability ball and mat.
  • Low Impact: This class is designed for active older adults, beginning exercise participants and pre/post-natal women who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans. Class includes low-impact aerobic conditioning with low weight high rep resistance training.
  • Muscle Pump: This class is a total body workout using weights and body strength to perform a variety of different exercises. Each exercise is performed in a 20 second time with 10 seconds rest for 8 sets.
  • SilverSneakers®: Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.
  • Step Combo: An upbeat, quick paced cardio class combining rhythmic movements and steps on the step box intertwined with resistance training with weights for toning and strengthening.
  • ZUMBA CLASSES Zumba®: We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie -burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.
  • STRONG by ZumbaTM: Moving in sync with music makes you work harder. This class will push you past your plateaus to help you reach your fitness goals faster. Using your own body weight, you will gain muscular endurance, tone, and definition, and you will experience an increased after burn.
  • STRENGTH CLASSES Pilates: A strengthening and toning class that progresses through a series of mat exercises focusing on the core of the body, while improving posture. Total Strength: This class offers exercises to increase muscle definition and strength for the upper and lower body, utilizing progressive weights.

Mind/Body/Spirit CLASSES Classical

  • Yoga: Based on Integral Yoga Hatha, this class will lay the foundation for a dynamic progression of postures, deep relaxation, breathing practices and mediation-leading to a calmer mind and state of well-being. Chair Yoga: This class will help improve one’s strength and balance, and aid in relieving tension while maintaining and improving flexibility. Beginners are welcome. Please note that participants do not have to be able to get down to or up from the floor.
  • Mat Yoga: This class requires participants to be able to use a mat on the floor. The format includes breathing exercises, awakening poses, modified sun salutations, strength, balance, and restorative work, as well as final relaxation and meditation.
  • Power Yoga: This class will make you sweat and improve your body’s strength, flexibility, and balance. Class will begin with a warm up and then move on to build muscles and improve balance and stamina. Class will finish with deep stretching and relaxation exercises.
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis ™: Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese Martial Art that involves slow movement and coordinated breathing. Regular Tai Chi Practice helps promote aerobic and low-impact exercise, coordination, muscle conditioning while reducing stiffness and pain, and improving general wellness and quality of sleep.
  • Yogalates: This class combines the best of yoga and Pilates to strengthen and tone muscles while improving flexibility. Several options will be taught for each exercise making this class appropriate for beginners and advanced students alike.
  • Yoga Mix: Strengthen, tone, and flex your body in this Yoga variety class. Each week we will explore a different approach to yoga, abdominal power, flexibility, and upper or lower body strength.

LesMills Classes

  • BODYPUMP™: For anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast. Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 540 calories. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.
  • BODYFLOW®: Is a yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. During BODYFLOW an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm and centered.
  • RPM™: Is a cycling workout that delivers maximum results with minimum impact on your joints. Tune in to some great music and get your pedals spinning as your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. You control your own resistance levels and speed so you can build up your fitness level over time. If you want a true sense of achievement, get into a RPM class today.

WATER CLASSES

  • Aqua Zumba: For those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. This class blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance, enjoy less impact on your joints during one pool party you don’t want to miss.
  • Water Aerobics: This Class focuses on getting your heart rate up through interval training and resistance training in the water using dumbbells, noodles, and kickboards. Aquatic fitness classes are suitable for all abilities, including non-swimmers.

 

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Stephen Blewett: Branch Director

580 Commerce Rd, Farmville, VA 23901

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday-Thursday: 5:30 am – 9 pm

Friday: 5:30 am – 8 pm

Saturday: 7 am – 5 pm

Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

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