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Windward Branch

Healthy Living

Group Exercise

Group Exercise Classes

Windward Y offers a huge variety of group exercise classes for all fitness levels and abilities. Our friendly, motivating instructors will take you through a safe and effective workout, offering modifications for all levels. Click HERE to see the current group exercise schedule. Our facility offers Childwatch for up to two hours daily for free to family membership holders or for a small fee for those with other memberships. Please call (808)261-0808 to make a reservation or stop by the welcome center.


February Pop Up **Groov3**

Come jam with Andrea every Friday night in February from 6-7pm! Groov3 is a super fun, choreographed dance party for all fitness levels. You'll rock out to hip-hop, funk, pop and groove, learn new dance moves and work up a sweat! We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Instructor Trainings

Windward Y is hosting 2 group exercise certification trainings in February & March of 2020. If you are interested in getting certified in the following formats, please click on the provided link for more information & to register.


Groov3 is a choreographed hip hop dance class. Click HERE to learn more about the format or register for the upcoming training at Windward Y on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 9am-6pm.


Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, Pound transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Click HERE to learn more about the format or register for the upcoming training at Windward Y on Sunday, March 15 from 9am-6pm.


There's a Class for Everyone at Windward Y!


Seniors can choose from 24 classes geared specifically for their needs including stretching, strength & cardio, pool, mind/body & chronic disease (Parkinson's & Arthritis). 



We currently offer multiple 7-UP (family friendly) classes including TRX, Zumba, Chair Yoga & Zumba Gold. 7-UP classes allow participants ages 7 and up on a family membership to participate in these specific classes with their parents. Come get fit as a family!


MOSSA: Built to MOVE!

MOSSA: Strength Train Together is a fun, challenging strength workout with killer music and moves to help build muscle and keep you motivated. Utilizing a bar, plates and a step, this class is guaranteed to make you sweat! MOSSA: Defend Together offers you a fun, upbeat, challenging martial arts inspired workout to boost your metabolism, blast away calories & build up your cardio fitness. !



With over 20 mind/body classes each week, there is something for every level & every interest. Challenge yourself with Power Yoga, rise early to enjoy Sunrise Yoga or Stretch or find your center with Yoga Flow & Vinyasa Yoga.


Specialty Formats

If variety is what you are looking for, we've got it. Test you strength & balance with one of our 4 varieties of TRX class. Cool down and dance away your worries in the pool with Aqua Zumba. Lengthen, strengthen and tone with Barre Blast.  Challenge yourself with our high intensity Boxing Conditioning & Drill classes. Build up strength with Strong by Zumba. Look for new classes and formats on upcoming schedules!


Training & Certification Opportunities

Looking To Become A Certified Instructor or Expand Your Fitness Knowledge?

Are you interested in becoming a certified group exercise instructor? The Y partners with outside organizations to offer trainings, certifications & continuing education. Please check our Events Calendar for more information on upcoming trainings. We have offered Zumba, Zumba Gold, Aqua Zumba, Water Aerobics trainings in the past and have future trainings on our schedule now including Aqua Zumba, Cumbia & Pound.

Are you a trainer looking for a host facility?

Please reach out to Healthy Lifestyles Director, Jenny Ostlind at with any requests. We enjoy hosting and try to accommodate trainings as long as we have the dates available and there is a minimal impact to our class schedule & facility.


We are currently hiring certified group exercise instructors for ALL formats!

We offer competitive wages, a fun, supportive work environment, paid online training/education and opportunities for career advancement. Other benefits include a gym membership (nationwide at all Y's) and discounts on child care & aquatics programs for staff who qualify.
Apply today in person or online at under career opportunities.