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Being quarantined doesn’t mean being alone. Reconnect with the Y community you’ve grown to love, and stay healthy without leaving your home. We’re so excited to connect with you, virtually!

Classes are hosted on Facebook Live. You don't need a Facebook account to view the live class, but if you'd like to chat with friends or leave a message for the instructor, you will need a profile. Classes are archived on our Facebook page after class. Just click on videos on the left side of the page!

Schedule Update: Instructors are taking the day off from teaching on Monday, May 25, but on Tuesday, we're launching 10 new classes as shown below! 

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Live Classes This Week

Whether you're looking to build strength and stamina or ease stress and relax the body, we've got a live workout for you! Here's a look at the group exercise classes we're offering this week:

Mondays


  • 9:00 AM - Yoga - Gentle (45 mins.)
  • Instructor: Saige S.
  • Equipment: Mat (Optional)
  • See Description Traditional yoga poses are modified with an emphasis on a slower pace and the use of props to ease stress and relax the body.

  • 12:00 PM - Active Older Adult - Cardio & Balance (45 mins.)
  • Instructor: Heather S.
  • Equipment: Mat & Chair (Optional)
  • See Description Through various cardio & balance exercises, this class targets the hard-to-hit stabilizer muscles and the deep muscles of the core to create better posture, alignment and decrease risk of injuries.

  • 3:30 PM - Family Bootcamp (30 mins.)
  • Instructor: Bre J.
  • Equipment: None
  • See Description This class is for families with kids, focusing on strength, cardio, and community through a variety of fun and challenging exercises and activities for everyone. All abilities are welcome.

  • 5:30 PM - Pilates - Mat (30 mins.)
  • Instructor: Bre J.
  • Equipment: Mat (Optional)
  • See Description This class is designed to increase core strength and flexibility plus align the mind and body. A series of movements are linked with the breath and performed from a sitting, reclining or standing position.

Tuesdays


  • 6:00 AM - Cycle - All Levels (45 mins.)
  • Instructor: Stephanie N.
  • Equipment: Cycle / Spin Bike
  • See Description Experience the benefits of a high cardio workout with low impact with interval cycle training. Accessible to all exercise abilities.

  • 11:30 AM - Active Older Adult - Strength (45 mins.)
  • Instructor: Kristin R.
  • Equipment: Weights & Chair (Optional)
  • See Description Move to the music through a variety of seated and standing exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, balance and activity for daily living skills.

  • 5:30 PM - Cardio & Strength (45 mins.)
  • Instructor: Emily M.
  • Equipment: Mat & Weights (Optional)
  • See Description This highly energetic class incorporates a full-body workout that targets all of the major muscle groups by integrating strength training with a cardio aerobic workout.

Wednesdays


  • 9:00 AM - Active Older Adult - Chair Yoga (30 mins.)
  • Instructor: Saige S.
  • Equipment: Mat and Chair (Optional)
  • See Description This gentle class combats stress, improves circulation and enhances flexibility through gentle relaxing poses and breathing techniques. Ideal for those with mobility and balance challenges - all postures are done standing near or seated in a chair.

  • 11:00 AM - Total Body Conditioning (45 mins.)
  • Instructor: Kelly S.
  • Equipment: Mat (Optional)
  • See Description This fun and challenging total body workout will test your strength and stamina while taking your conditioning to a whole new level.

  • 3:30 PM - Family Bootcamp (30 mins.)
  • Instructor: Bre J.
  • Equipment: None
  • See Description This class is for families with kids, focusing on strength, cardio, and community through a variety of fun and challenging exercises and activities for everyone. All abilities are welcome.

  • 4:30 PM - Core Strength (30 mins.)
  • Instructor: Saige S.
  • Equipment: Mat (Optional)
  • See Description This class will increase stability and balance by targeting your core muscles-abs, back and legs, using a variety of techniques.

  • 5:30 PM - Yoga - Vinyasa (45 mins.)
  • Instructor: Kelly S.
  • Equipment: Mat (Optional)
  • See Description Maintain awareness and focus on the breath while moving through a series of poses. This style of yoga builds heat, flexibility, and strength while maintaining focus on good alignment.

Thursdays


  • 6:00 AM - Cycle - All Levels (45 mins.)
  • Instructor: Stephanie N.
  • Equipment: Cycle / Spin Bike
  • See Description Experience the benefits of a high cardio workout with low impact with interval cycle training. Accessible to all exercise abilities.

  • 11:30 AM - Active Older Adult - Strength (45 mins.)
  • Instructor: Kristin R.
  • Equipment: Weights & Chair (Optional)
  • See Description Move to the music through a variety of seated and standing exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, balance and activity for daily living skills.

  • 5:30 PM - Cardio & Strength (45 mins.)
  • Instructor: Emily M.
  • Equipment: Mat & Weights (Optional)
  • See Description This highly energetic class incorporates a full-body workout that targets all of the major muscle groups by integrating strength training with a cardio aerobic workout.

Fridays


  • 9:00 AM - Yoga - Gentle (45 mins.)
  • Instructor: Saige S.
  • Equipment: Mat (Optional)
  • See Description Traditional yoga poses are modified with an emphasis on a slower pace and the use of props to ease stress and relax the body.

  • 11:00 AM - Total Body Conditioning (45 mins.)
  • Instructor: Kelly S.
  • Equipment: Mat (Optional)
  • See Description This fun and challenging total body workout will test your strength and stamina while taking your conditioning to a whole new level.

  • 4:30 PM - Family Bootcamp (30 mins.)
  • Instructor: Bre J.
  • Equipment: None
  • See Description This class is for families with kids, focusing on strength, cardio, and community through a variety of fun and challenging exercises and activities for everyone. All abilities are welcome.
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Tips for a Great Facebook Live Experience

1. Wait up to one minute for the video stream to go live.

Log on early to give yourself a few minutes to find the live stream and get settled in. Even if the class starts at 11:00 am, it might take up to a minute for the video stream to go live. Refresh your browser if you don’t see the stream after a minute. Instructors will build in a few minutes at the start of each class to allow you to find us.

2. Be aware that experiences vary based on browser and device used.

Accessing live classes might look a little different depending on what browser you use (Google Chrome is best) or how you are watching (via desktop, tablet, phone, etc.). Some participants have struggled with using their iPad, so try another device if you are having trouble.

3. Don’t worry about being late.

Instructors will build in a few minutes at the start of each class to allow participants to find the live stream, ask questions, connect in the chat box, and get settled.

4. Join in even if you don’t have a Facebook profile or account. 

You can see the live video stream even if you don’t have a Facebook profile! If you’re viewing the video without an account, Facebook will repeatedly ask you to join their network, which can be a bit distracting. You also won’t be able to participate in the chat box. 

5. Remember that you can see and hear the instructor, but they can’t see or hear you.

Facebook Live is a one-way video feed, so don’t worry about anyone watching you work out. If you’d like to connect with the instructor or classmates, post in the chat box! We’ll have a moderator available to provide additional support and answer any questions you may have! Please note that you may need to move into full screen mode to see the chat window.

6. Invite your friends and family! 

Our live classes are free to all – even people who aren’t members at the Y – so invite everyone you know! Even though we’re apart, we can still be together. Plus, working out is more fun as a group, it’ll help with accountability, and it’s fun to connect before and after class in the chat box! 

7. Ask questions and connect in the chat box.

One of our favorite aspects of our group exercise classes is the community they help create. We encourage you to connect with the instructor and other participants in the Facebook Live chat box before, after, and during the workout. The instructor and our class moderator may cheer you on and ask questions during the class, but if you’re focused on your work out, don’t worry about answering until you’re ready. If you ask your instructor a question during class, either the moderator will respond, or the instructor will after class is over.  

8. Stay on the video, even if it pauses. 

Depending on the strength of your internet connection, how close you are to the WIFI router, and other factors, your live stream video may pause. In most cases, it will start right back up after a few moments. 

9. Watch the video later. 

Facebook stores the live videos on our YMCA of Greater Seattle page, so you can watch them after the live class ends. You can find a library of all our past videos by clicking “Videos” on the left side of our page.  

10. Turn on notifications!

Follow these instructions from Facebook on how to turn on or off notifications.  

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