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Specialty Classes

Next Level Fitness

Are you looking to take your workout to the "next level"? We can help! Next Level Fitness is a variation of programs designed to push you to the "Next Level" of your fitness routine. Each program provides a constantly varied, functional workout with a high level of intensity designed to help you exceed your potential – no matter your current level of fitness. Select Illinois branches of the Gateway Region YMCA offer Next Level Fitness as an "add-on" to a current Y membership. See locations and contacts below to see what Next Level Fitness classes they offer.

•• Stop by the Welcome Center at your Y to learn how you can try Next Level classes for free! Some restrictions may apply. ••

Next Level Fitness Locations:
Monroe County YMCA - HTC Center Lia Blankenship • lia.blankenship@gwrymca.org • 618-281-9622
O'Fallon Illinois YMCA Karyn Weber • karyn.weber@gwrymca.org 618-628-7701

Pricing:
$40 / month / 1 member
$60 / month / 2 members
$80 / month / 3 members
Sign up at the Welcome Center at your participating Y.

CrossFit Only Locations: (these branches only offer CrossFit for $40/month, no other Next Level classes. East Belleville also offers BootyBarre for $40/month. Contact the branch to learn more.)
East Belleville YMCA Stefanie McLaughlin • stefanie.mclaughlin@gwrymca.org • 618-236-9983
Downtown Belleville YMCA - Kern Center Jeremy Moore • jeremy.moore@gwrymca.org • 618-233-1243

Next Level Fitness Classes (classes vary by location)

CrossFit

 CrossFit Journal: The Performance-Based Lifestyle Resource

In CrossFit, you will be inspired, driven and supported by certified coaches. Coaches will ask you to lift objects—of all shapes and sizes, jump—for distance and height, run—for distance and speed, and enjoy the camaraderie in a friendly, encouraging class atmosphere. CrossFit Foundations is an optional, introductory class, at select locations, to help you learn the correct moves before joining the larger class. CrossFit is fitness regimen designed to increase work capacity across broad time and modal domains. The workout optimizes fitness through constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity.

East Belleville YMCA CrossFit at East Belleville
YMCA Caring Way CrossFit at Monroe County YMCA-HTC Center
O'Fallon YMCA CrossFit at O’Fallon Illinois YMCA

CrossFit Kids (separate from Next Level Fitness. Classes run on sessions. Click here to register at O'Fallon Illinois, Downtown Belleville, or Monroe County.)

CrossFit Kids emphasizes good movement throughout childhood and adolescence. Consistently good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance, and fewer sports injuries for kids. Not only that, research indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means this program can have a positive impact on academic achievement.

O'Fallon Illinois YMCA
Downtown Belleville YMCA - Kern Center
Monroe County YMCA - HTC Center

BootyBarre®

Barre is a fun, energetic, workout that fuses techniques from dance, pilates, and yoga that will tone, define, and chisel the whole body. Barre is the perfect combination of strength and flexibility, while utilizing the barre. Watch a video of the class below. bb Plus is more intensive in lower body and uses weights. bb Flex & Flow uses a theraband for more upper body and strecthing.

East Belleville YMCA
O'Fallon Illinois YMCA

Boot Camp

Transform your body, burn calories and get fit while participating in this high intensity class that utilizes body weight exercises and interval training to get you the results you want. Designed for all fitness levels.

Monroe County YMCA - HTC Center
O'Fallon Illinois YMCA

Synrgy HIIT 

This circuit style class is designed to challenge you beyond the basic movements of our Life Fitness Synrgy 360 piece in the fitness center. Some equipment incorporated in the class includes Kettlebells, TRX and jump boxes. There is also High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) added in for a Boot camp style class.East Belleville YMCA

Monroe County YMCA - HTC Center
O'Fallon Illinois YMCA

Functional Strength 

This class focuses on kettlebells and bodyweight movements to help improve mobility as well as your overall fitness.

O'Fallon Illinois YMCA

TRX Extreme

Strengthen your core while utilizing TRX straps, the original bodyweight training tool, that will allow you to gain strength, balance and flexibility while getting a great cardio workout at the same time.

Monroe County YMCA - HTC Center

Water WOD

All the benefits of a regular CrossFit class in a unique pool setting.

Downtown Belleville YMCA - Kern Center