Y try a Group Exercise class?
- To discover over 100 weekly classes FREE for Oshkosh Y members
- To empower your body, mind, and spirit
- To transform your confidence with classes made adaptable to any fitness level
- To connect with an encouraging, supportive community
- ...and so much more!
Most classes are run on a drop-in basis with no reservation required. Some classes require a reservation due to equipment needs. Please see our program guide for full class details including reservations, age requirements, and family friendly classes.
Group Exercise is generally appropriate for members ages high school age and older. Please see the FULL list of youth guidelines for participating in group exercise classes.
Interested in fitness classes for ages 55+? Check out our ForeverWell program!
Please note: some classes are offered on a seasonal basis. For the most up to date class offerings, please see the class schedule.
Activate Your Life in only one hour! Active Together gives you all the training you need – cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility – in just one hour. Get stronger and healthier with inspiring music, adjustable dumbbells, weight plates, body weight, and simple athletic movements.
AGING BACKWARDS RESERVE MY SPOT
This gentle full body workout offers mild exercises to increase mobility, flexibility, and improve balance. The range of exercises is safe for every level of fitness yet still provides a welcomed challenge. Aging Backwards provides you with energy to keep you looking and feeling young!
A hybrid workout class inspired by elements of ballet, yoga, Pilates, and strength training. A low impact, muscular endurance workout that focuses on high repetitions and small, isometric movements. Barre challenges anyone looking to fine-tune their muscles- no ballet experience required.
BODY PUMP RESERVE MY SPOT
The original Les Mills barbell class will sculpt, tone, and strengthen your entire body. Get ready to get energized from head to toe! Must be 16+ to participate.
CONTACT KICKBOXING RESERVE MY SPOT
Cardio Kickboxing that incorporates equipment for a workout that packs some major punch! We encourage you to bring your own gloves.
CORE FOCUS TOGETHER LEARN MORE
This 30-minute class that strengthens everything from your shoulders to your hips to make you stronger, quicker, and faster in all you do. In addition, strengthening your core can reduce back pain and give you great looking abs! It’s quick, challenging and like nothing else!
DEFEND TOGETHER LEARN MORE
If you loved Cardio Kickboxing, this new format offers that and much more. MMA moves drive a great cardio experience that also strengthens the entire body. It's a great way to add variety to your training and improve timing, precision, and focus. Plus, it's a great way to kick stress out of your life!
ESSENTRICS RESERVE MY SPOT
Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels, essentrics is a dynamic, full-body workout suitable for all fitness levels that simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening while engaging all 650 muscles. This class will increase flexibility and mobility for a healthy, toned and pain-free body.
ESSENTRICS BARRE RESERVE MY SPOT
This 45-minute class includes a chair to help improve strength as well as balance and stability, and is safe for all fitness levels.
This class incorporates everything from step aerobics to kickboxing to muscle conditioning. You will utilize different types of equipment along with bodyweight and cardiovascular exercises.
GROUP BLAST LEARN MORE
60 minutes of cardio training that uses the STEP in highly effective, athletic ways. It will get your heart pounding and sweat pouring as you improve your fitness, agility, coordination and strength with exciting music and group energy. Have a blast!
GROUP CYCLING RESERVE MY SPOT
Take this non-impact journey conducted on specially designed stationary bikes. Our bikes are equipped with the Coach by Color system to keep you working hard and burning calories throughout the whole class. Individuals new to cycling are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to class starting. Due to the equipment in these spaces, they are unavailable outside of class time. Youth 10-13 years old are welcome to participate with a parent/guardian, if the bike is fit by the instructor and is safe for them to use.
Challenge both your cardiovascular and muscular systems with this High Intensity Interval Training class. H.I.I.T. incorporates strength and endurance exercises with short bursts of cardio for a complete workout that will leave you drenched.
Hip Hop is a fun, energy filled class that gets your heart pumping! Follow along to routines choreographed to energizing hip hop and pop songs. No dance experience required.
This strength conditioning and toning class is a great compliment to anyone's cardiovascular routine. Increase muscular strength using resistance tubing, bands, weights and body bars. A class suited to both the beginner and the advanced.
Pilates is a series of exercises that are performed on a floor mat, using few or no props. Exercises will develop muscular strength and fitness.
PILATES FOAM ROLLER
A mindful approach to strengthening the core through a series of movements done on the mat and floor. By using awareness of muscle activation and body control, Pilates can improve posture, flexibility, mobility, balance, and core strength. Foam Rollers and tennis balls are great tools to help you relax and maintain flexible, active, and pain-free muscles. Participants will learn how to safely and effectively target all the major muscle groups and discover techniques for targeting trouble areas. Youth 10-13 years old are welcome to participate with a parent/guardian.
SCIENCE OF STRETCH
The Science of Stretching™ approach uses best practices from published exercise physiology research combined with time-tested protocols from yoga, dance, martial arts, and gymnastics to provide a solution that delivers predictable results. This system is taught to students of all levels, including complete beginners and students with injuries. Our goal is to re-establish basic range of motion (ROM). Flexibility improves your posture, reduces pain, reduces the chances of injury and allows you to move like a younger version of yourself.
Tabata is an interval training cycle of 20 seconds of maximum intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated without a pause eight times, for a total of four minutes. It is an intense and challenging form of interval training that will get your heart rate up while having fun.
Tai Chi is a non-competitive, self-paces system of gentle physical exercises an stretching. In Tai Chi, you perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner, each posture flowing into the next without pause. Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability can practice Tai Chi. This class teaches breathing coordinated with movement to enhance the development of inner energy and peace of mind. Participants will learn taiji basic exercises and a few taiji postures.
TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS
This program is a gentle introduction to the practice and philosophy of Tai Chi. This class will improve your balance, flexibility, and strength while promoting relaxation and harmony in the body.
TRX RESERVE MY SPOT
Use suspension straps to push, pull and lift your bodyweight to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.
For all fitness levels. Yoga is a system of stretching and positional exercises derived from this discipline to promote good health, fitness and control of the mind.
Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves that allow participants to dance away their worries. Great for the body and mind! It's a feel-happy fusion of Latin and International music-dance that creates a dynamic fitness system. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.