Land Fitness Classes

The YMCA health and wellness programs serve everyone from Teens to Active Older Adults with different classes and other programs designed especially for different skill levels and levels of conditioning. If you would like to check out a class, the first visit is on us! Member orientations for the cardio area and weight room are advised for every new member. Personal training is also available by appointment. Contact Karla for information at 224-1683 or karla@oaheymca.org.

Land Fitness Instructors:  Thank You For Your Loyalty To The OAHE YMCA

Carmen Schwartzkopf, Mary Duvall, Mary Stadick Smith, Anne Gormely, Hannah Carda, Shavonne Mitchell, Heidi Brosz, Tammy Darnall, Kiley Hump, Steve Barnett, Emily Decker, Jess Burchill, Kristen Berger, Jill Richardson, Chelle Somsen, Carla Berry, Karen Rieser, Jenni Bauer, Kari Moening, Erin Flynn, Denise Gehring

Personal Trainers:  Karla Seyer, Franklen Phares, Denise Gehring, Gunner Gehring

Orientation Trainers:  Bob Coolidge, Phil Sheffeild



Class Descriptions

(Most classes can be attended by most levels as long as you work at a pace that is safe for you)

Click the "Schedules" tab for the latest updates involving the group exercise schedule. Click on the date to see the classes offered on that day of the week.  The schedule can also be filtered by: Area, Time, Type, Class name.  To see only the fitness class schedule filter "Area" by Studio 1 and Studio 2.  To view an entire week of the schedule click on Print Schedule.


STRENGTH/CONDITION BASICS  This has a format that any beginner, senior or person needing rehab.  Choose the size of weights that work for you and exercise every muscle in your body.  It's cardio, balance, flexibility and strength.

NON IMPACT CARDIO  Only 35 minutes of simple movements that elevate the heart rate while having fun with the moves.

YOGA/STRETCH  A traditional yoga format that's always changing, plenty of stretching, meditation and rest.  This is a super class for all ages and fitness levels.

CHAIR YOGA  Gentle yoga done sitting in a chair, standing optional.  Anyone can do this class

ZUMBA  A class that uses a variety of music choices, non impact choreography suited for all levels, especially seniors.   More advanced Zumba class in the evenings.

SilverSneakers Classic  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, a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.  Stop by the front desk to see if you have the right insurance that will qualify you for a free YMCA membership and this wonderful class.




YOGA BASICS  For newer and all yoga levels.  More teaching detail for yoga poses by allowing you to comfortably, experience a great yoga practice.

CHAIR YOGA   Most moves are done seated in a chair performing a wide variety of yoga poses, awesome stretching and breathing exercises.  Very beneficial for any age or fitness level.

YOGA/STRETCH  A traditional yoga format that's always changing, plenty of stretching, meditation and rest.  This is a super class for all ages and fitness levels.

YIN YOGA   Poses held longer to promote joint mobility, stress & anxiety reduction, fascia release, increased circulation & flexibility.  Calming & balancing of the mind & body.

HATHA YOGA   This form of yoga embraces most yoga styles.  It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and stretches in a combination with pranayama (yoga breathing exercises), to develop flexibility and relaxation.

RESTORATIVE YOGA  Passive stretches, held for several minutes to open up joints, slow down the mind, heal & release. Most positions are lying down or seated on a mat.

YOGA NIDRA  Yoga Nidra or yoga sleep is a state of consciousness between waking up and sleeping, typically induced by a guided meditation.  Helps relieve stress, promoting calmness and peace.  Some classes may have hatha poses added to the session.

ROLL/STRETCH FASCIA RELEASE  A treatment for releasing the tension in the fascia tissue that may be due to trauma, posture or inflammation.  Your body has a right to feel better and this method can do wonders for many aches and pains.  Foam rollers and tune up balls are used in this class.

VINYASA YOGA  A sequence of poses synchronizing the breath in conjunction with body movement.  The fluid movements increase flexibility, strength and stamina as it calms the mind and improves overall health.   

MEDITATION YOGA  Total relaxation for stress reduction, mind calming, inner peace and well being.  You just be there and we will do the rest.

Prenatal Yoga  Back in fall 2022



PILATES Plus  Total body toning using a mat, props such as a Pilates ring, fit balls, bands and light weights.  Expect to building up total body strength, especially your core and increase your posture, flexibility and endurance.

BARRE TONING    A non impact class, that's easy to follow using lighter weights and more reps than traditional lifting classes.  It can get intense with multiple sets and offers wonderful choices of exercise positions.  With so many different formats offered, you will always enjoy every session.

CORE MAX   Fresh modern core exercises, traditional Pilates and so much more.  This class reaches beyond basic Pilates, producing the upmost challenge needed for core fitness.  Modifications are still part of all exercises performed.  Even your booty and thighs get worked.

YOGA BARRE SPLIT  Combination of Hatha Yoga and the total body toning using light weights and more reps, for Barre Toning.




 POUND® IS THE WORLD'S FIRST CARDIO JAM SESSION INSPIRED BY THE INFECTIOUS, ENERGIZING AND SWEAT-DRIPPING FUN OF PLAYING THE DRUMS. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

TRX/KICKBOX  COMBO  Intervals or combo formats with kickboxing & TRX strength training.   Don't miss out on this super fun class, getting your heart rate up and total body strengthening using the TRX suspended straps. 

Y-FIT  An advanced class for those that are looking for an "athletic style" challenge.  More plyometric and conditioning formats, performing exercises such as pushups, burpees, jumps slam balls etc.  This not recommended for someone new to fitness but you can certainly put it on your goal list.

TRX   "NEW"  Anchored straps used for strength training exercises by using your own body weight.  Expect to challenge your core and a large variety of other muscles in your body during each class.  watch for training classes TRX-101-new to class, TRX-102 have experience using the straps and TRX-103 for the advanced.

KETTLEBELL STRENGTH   Feel the power of lifting weights with this unique piece of equipment.  Kettlebells allow additional methods of lifting you cannot perform with a dumbbell.  if you like strength, you will love a kettle bell workout

CHISEL  Strength training using dumbbells, weighted bars, kettlebells, tubing bands or TRX straps.  Total body exercise routines are used for 5 weeks straight.  A new routine will start after every 6th week to keep things fresh and challenging.  Get toned, cut and strong.

BUST  Intervals of strength and conditioning.  You will love the power of each interval and all the choices you have, making it easier to gear this class to your personal fitness needs.  A Bust class is generally schedule right after a 5 week session of Chisel.

EXPRESS CLASSES  Shorter classes (30-40 minutes) yet fully loaded. Most express classes are listed during the noon hour, but do not underestimate the power of what you can get out of these classes.  Short on time to exercise?  These classes are for you.

CYCLING  Nicest Bikes Ever-Keiser M3i!!  One of the top cardio workouts around using these best ever bikes.  Tis class has all the cardio challenge you need and no impact on the body.  You have total control over your gear levels, rpms so you can work at apace that suits you individually.

CYCLING COMBO OR TRIO CLASSES Cycling is combined with other forms of workouts such as Cycling/Kettlebells, Cycling/Core, Cycling/Tabata/Core, Cycling/TRX.  the combinations are endless and these class combinations will make the time fly.

CARDIO MIX  Noon  Express class  Each week is a different form of one or more styles of cardio fitness, such as step with kick boxing, tabata with cycle, free style. The variety pleases all.

ZUMBA   What's not to love!  Enjoyable cardio movement, choreographed to great music of all styles.  Time flies by in a Zumba class and you'll love every minute of it.

YOUTH Programs

 Youth Enhancement Clinics & Marital Art  held-June 2022

                           CLASS POLICIES & RULES for Land Fitness Classes   

1)  All Land and Water Group Exercise Classes are Free to YMCA members.  This does not include specialty classes, such as Event Workouts, Aerobathons, Some Holiday Classes.

2)  Nonmembers must pay $8.00 to attend any class.

3)  Anyone can try a new class our for Free, 1 time, before joining the YMCA

4)  Members may bring a family guest or in town friend to the YMCA.

5)  Please be punctual for all classes and sign in before entering each class.

6)  Some classes are limited in size so it is important to arrive early, to sign in for your spot.

7)  If you have to leave early from a class, it is appreciated to tell the instructor before the class starts.

8)  If you have any serious health problems, please share them with the instructor.

9)  If the weather  is a problem, the YMCA will close down the building.  Please watch for emails, facebook posting, mobile app and  listen to the radio to hear of this report.  You can also call the YMCA.

10) If we have a last minute emergency and cannot find an instructor class will be cancelled and no calls will be made.  If there is time to cancel, we send out emails,  face book postings, remove from mobile app and make calls if there is time and sign in names are legible.

11) There is a minimum number of participants needed to hold a class.   It differs from one to another so your attendance is extremely important.  If class continues, to not meet the minimum number of participants, it will be cancelled.

12) Classes offered are based on member demand and instructor availability.  We have a goal to always provide the latest trends and to the needs of our class participants.

13) Most classes are created to work for all levels.  Please carefully read the class schedule and descriptions to determine if a class is right for you.  You can also contact Karla@OAHEYMCA.ORG  or the front desk for further questions.

14) Some classes are labeled for newer participants and it is important to try them 1st before attending an advanced class.