Group Fitness

Group fitness at the YMCA of Washingotn County, is one of many ways the Y supports members in achieving their health and wellness goals. The YMCA Group Fitness Programs improve health, encourage social interaction, offer motivating music to create one of the most enjoyable ways to move and feel great! Highly trained staff members lead the programs and often tailor them to the specific needs of the community.

There are multiple class formats that deliver a fun and effective exercise experience in a supportive group setting. Each has been professionally designed and tested through a comprehensive program development process, and all are continually refreshed so the programs evolve with the latest trends in group fitness and to keep you motivated and moving. Each of our three branches has a robust schedule of group fitness classes. The offerings vary by branch and schedules are updated weekly. 

YMCA of Washington County Class Descriptions

Group Fitness Class UPDATE Video 

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Adult Water Aerobics Classes

FREE for members . . . see below for details

Class Registration:

  1. Participants must be registered prior to class in order to attend the entire session
  2. Y members may start to register for classes on the 15th of each month. Non Y members may begin registering on the 20th of each month.
  3. Registration can take place on-line, at any of the 3 locations; Wellman, Kalona, and the Washington Y or over the phone.
  4. If classes are full, due to limited space or equipment, participants will be put on a waiting list. If enough people are on the waiting list, the Program Director will decide whether to offer another class
  5. If a member would like to attend a class without registering, they can drop in if there is enough space and equipment. Please inquire at membership desk with questions about drop in policy.
  6. Non Member Fees will be $24/class session for land classes. Aqua classes will be $20/class session. Sessions will be ran on a monthly basis.
  7. All Group Fitness & Aquatic Classes will be offered on a monthly basis.




Class Cancellation:Classes can be CANCELLED for the following reasons:

  1. Weather related cancellations (severe heat, snow, severe weather).
  2. No instructor due to illness or injury
  3. Low Numbers on a consistent basis; this will be re-evaluated on a quarterly basis whether or not a class can be offered.

Class Attendance:

  1. Classes are available for members and non-members
  2. Participants for Adult Fitness Classes Must Be:
    • 16 years or older to register
    • Ages 13 - 15 must be registered by parent/legal guardian & attend each class with the youth
  3. Drop in Attendance is allowed if there is room. Please inquire at the membership desk.
  4. If you miss 2 classes in a month for your registered class, that is limited due to equipment and space, your spot will be given up for someone on the waiting list.
  5. If you are 5 minutes or more late for your registered class, that is limited due to equipment and space, your spot will be open for anyone that wants to attend class.


Download the following for details on Fitness Class and Procedures