Get Fit, Stay Strong

From yoga and cycle to zumba and HIIT, we offer more than 65 group exercise classes. All abilities are welcome! Visit our Group Exercise Schedule to explore all the options and find a class and time that works for you!

Prefer to take a class at home? Learn more about Virtual Y, an online resource featuring live and on-demand exercise classes. See our Group Exercise Schedule for times and to register.

For any questions about group exercise, or if you are interested in becoming an instructor, contact Christine at CHRISTINE.STOEBER@SCYMCA.ORG or 320-253-2664.

7 Benefits of Group Exercise

  • Proper Instruction

    Knowing the correct technique of any workout prevents injuries and will maximize your results. Instead of being intimidated to use particular equipment, a group class will teach you the proper way to use the equipment.


    Going to a class with a friend or exercising beside a stranger is a great way to boost your ego. Being able to keep up with the class is great motivation for pushing personal boundaries and achieving goals, especially when the instructor is saying “just 5 more!” You are able to push yourself a little more to finish out the set with the rest of the class!


    In a group fitness setting you have the opportunity to meet new people, and make new friends. You get to meet people that you wouldn’t normally meet unless you were taking a class.


    Scheduled classes are great for people that like to stick to a routine. If you know you only have one hour at the gym you can schedule your time according to the class you want to take and still get a full body workout.


    In most classes you work a variety of muscles throughout the class. You are more likely to complete a full body workout and challenge yourself if you are in a group setting.


    When you are in a group setting you are more likely to push yourself and work harder.

  • IT’S FUN!

    Working out in a group fitness setting is fun and takes your mind off of the work. Most classes have energetic music to keep you pumped up and get you going.

Fitness Coaching

A free benefit for members to help you set and achieve your goals

Personal Training

A customized fitness program designed just for you