Strength training is not just about building muscles; research shows it's a component of a holistic fitness routine that enhances your strength, boosts metabolism, improves bone density, and promotes mental well-being. Are you ready to incorporate strength training into your exercise plans? The YMCA of Central Kentucky has many ways to help you get started and keep you going, one rep at a time.
YMCA WELLNESS CENTERS
Visit any of our five locations with your all-access membership. Each Y is outfitted with state-of-the-art strength equipment including free weights, selectorized machines, functional fitness equipment, cable machines - and more. New to a strength training program or curious about equipment you've seen? Schedule a free success appointment with one of our staff to get an orientation. See all YMCA of Central KY locations here.
Hundreds of free weekly group exercise classes are included in your YMCA membership, including a wide variety of formats that help you build strength in a fun and encouraging setting. Look for options like LIFT, Strength Fusion, Barre, Blast of the Day, Impact45, TRX®, Silver Sneakers Classic, Power Hour - and more! - to find your favorite. Explore the group exercise schedules here.
PERSONAL + SMALL GROUP TRAINING
If you're looking to tackle new goals, connect with others, or just freshen up your routine, personal or small group training can provide important accountability and structure. New to personal training? See the Welcome Desk at your Y for an introductory three-session package or learn more here. See the next sessions of small group training here.
Pilates Reformer is a low-impact, full-body workout that builds muscular strength and endurance and increases flexibility and promotes mind-body connection. For 20 years, the community has chosen the YMCA for Pilates Reformer for the progression-based program structure, inclusive and welcoming instructors, and affordability. Discover Pilates Reformer.