Small Group Training

Are you looking for individualized attention where your instructor is aware of your specific strengths and weaknesses? If you would like a workout geared towards your needs, check out small group training sessions! Each participant is assessed before joining and the instructor actively engages with each member during sessions. Spots are limited and sign ups run monthly. Small group trainings allow for individuals to foster friendships and hold each other accountable!

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Tai Chi for Arthritis

The Lewisburg YMCA, in cooperation with the Union/Snyder Area Agency on Aging, is pleased to offer Tai Chi for Arthritis. This program  is open to local residents age 60 and up free of charge thanks to funds made available by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging Endorsed/Approved Evidence-Based Programs.

Tai Chi for Arthritis has been shown to improve movement, balance, strength, flexibility, and relaxation, as well as decrease pain and falls. The program is open to those with or without arthritis, rheumatic diseases or related musculoskeletal conditions. Exercises are appropriate for people with mild, moderate, and severe joint involvement and back pain.

Classes will be led by Master Instructor Michael LaBant. Registration is required for this FREE program and class is limited to 15 people. 

 

TRX with Tom

New session begins 4/23!

Join YMCA Personal Trainer Tom Reitz for a small group program that is designed to improve your strength and flexibility. TRX is a suspension training program that uses your body weight in various positions to provide resistance against gravity. The only equipment you need is you and provided TRX straps which are attached overhead or to a wall. It is safe and fully adaptable to anyone. Small groups create accountability and help push you that extra mile.

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Pilates Fusion

Janice Leeser and Tereza Wilver lead our newest addition designed to tone and sculpt while developing functional strength, body control, and body awareness. This low-impact small group personal training combines heightened mental focus with precise controlled movements. This fun but challenging workout will feature lots of variety while fusing mat Pilates with functional mobility. Max of 6 participants per session so act fast!

Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30 PM with Tereza

Spaces available! 

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Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:00 AM with Janice

Class is full.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:15 AM with Janice 

Class is full. 

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Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 AM with Janice

Spaces available! 

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Summer Shape Up with Olivia

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3-4 PM

Get ready for summer in this guided small group workout with personal trainer, Olivia. Meeting twice a week, be prepared to work all muscle groups through this high intensity training. You will be guided through warmup, training, and recovery while being taught about proper form and weightlifting.

ASSESSMENT REQUIRED PRIOR TO SIGNING UP. Please contact Olivia Conklin at oconklin@gsvymca.org to schedule your assessment. 

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Cardio, Core & More

This low-impact, high intensity Small Group Training uses functional strength movements relevant to daily activities with focus on the core. We will incorporate cardio, balance with strength moves using hand weights, med balls, balance balls, suspension straps and steps, all while working the core and getting our heart rates up. Participants will need to be able to get down on the floor,  and be able to do steps. Please contact Personal Trainer Janice Leeser for an assessment so that sessions can be tailored to your specific needs. Sessions run monthly and are open to the first 6 members to sign up.

Sessions are Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 to 1 pm.

Qi Gong

The Lewisburg YMCA is excited to offer Qigong, an ancient Chinese discipline that integrates physical postures, breathing technique and focused intention. Qigong, considered the mother of Tai Chi, is a highly effective health care practice. Qigong’s gentle rhythmic movements, when consistently practiced, have been known to reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. Some practices have been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. No mats, special clothing or equipment is needed to practice; comfortable shoes and clothing are all you need. 

Classes are available Monday mornings from 10-11 AM.

For more information on the benefits of Qigong, please click here.

Classes will be taught by Michael LaBant. LaBant is a certified instructor with the National Qi Gong Association, The Institute of Integral Qi Gong and Tai Chi and a professional member of the American Tai Chi and Qi Gong Association. He has trained and studied with numerous Masters, Teachers and Dr. of Chinese Medicine. Among them, Dr. Roger Jahnke, author and co founder of the National Qi Gong Association, Master Robert Peng, teacher, author, International Chinese scholar, author and doctor of Chinese Medicine, Ken Cohen, and most recently with Michael Winn and Mingtong Gu, both internationally known for their own schools and decades of Qi Gong teaching and scholarly publications. LaBant, a veteran of the U.S.M.C., has taught several classes for Geisinger Medical Center’s Silver Circle program and was an executive board member and teacher at the former Whole Life Society in New Berlin.

Member Story

Bill and Faye Stein - Functional Fitness Classes

“I competitively ride cutting horses and it’s very important there that you can maintain a sense of balance and posture when that horse is moving as dramatically as it does… It’s become a real integral, important part of our lives.” -Bill Stein

“This class has impacted my life in such a positive way. It has improved my balance, gait, core strength…just about every part of my body is better off having taken this class.” -Faye Stein

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