Fall into fitness

September 23, 2015


Whether you?re a fitness newbie or a gym veteran, you?ll have no trouble falling in step with group exercises classes."

Looking to improve your strength, flexibility, balance and endurance with a new workout plan? Late registration is still available for Fall 1. Whether you’re a fitness newbie or a gym veteran, you’ll have no trouble falling in step with group exercises classes. Just ask the members who are kicking butt at the Elmhurst Y:

“TRX is the best class to get a total body workout in only 45 minutes!”

“I was nervous to try the class at first because I never thought I could hold a plank with my feet suspended in the TRX straps,” says Leslie Boeckel, “but I became hooked after the first class and eventually started doing push-ups in that position. TRX quickly became part of my weekly routine. I love to push myself during a workout and this class enables me to adjust the level of difficulty if I feel like it!”

“KettleWorx and Adult Boxing have helped me with muscle tone and speed”

“I’ve been a member of the Elmhurst YMCA since October 2009,” says Jennifer Gibson. I originally joined to get back in shape after having my son. The staff, instructors and programs are fantastic! My favorites are TRX, KettleWorx and Adult Boxing. I have seen my body transform to become stronger and leaner along with my running speed and distance improving drastically since participating in Studio Y.”

“Who knew I could do a clapping pushup?!”

“I’ve been telling friends for months how great the GRIT classes are,” says Evelyn Toreja. “In 30 minutes I get a challenging workout and I have seen great improvements in my strength and endurance. I’m doing things now that I could not have imagined doing 10 years ago. I always leave class grateful that I got out of bed and did GRIT. Thanks, Laura, and the YMCA!”

Are you ready to transform your fitness routine and your body?

Check out your center’s group exercise schedule online to find the right program for you.

At the Elmhurst YMCA, your first Studio Y trial class is free. Contact Laura Morgan, Elmhurst fitness director, at lmorgan@ymcachicago.org for information on class and unlimited packages.