Group Fitness Classes

two women in classOur group fitness classes welcome all ages and fitness levels. Taking a group class means making new friends and having fun while gaining strength, endurance and energy. Our skilled and certified instructors provide a welcoming, supportive environment suitable for all abilities. 

Class Reservations • YMCA360 & Virtual Y • Class Descriptions • Tips & Guidelines


The schedule below lists classes at all YMCA locations. Use the drop-down menu to select your branch or visit your branch home page for a link directly to classes at your location. View branch locations here.


Y Community Plus members may reserve a spot in select group fitness classes. Here's how it works:

  • Check the group fitness class schedule for classes that offer the option to reserve.
  • Log into the app on your mobile device or from this page (see link at top right of the schedule)
  • Reservations open at 6:00am, seven days prior to the class, and are available up to 12 hours prior to the class start time.
  • You can cancel easily, any time within the app.
  • Members may drop in to any class that is not filled to capacity on a first-come, first-served basis.

Log into the YMCA of San Diego County app on your mobile device or from this page (see link at the top right of the class schedule) to see daily classes, hours, reservations and more!


Access to unlimited group fitness classes is one of the best benefits of Y membership. Zumba, yoga, cycling, BODYPUMP, water exercise, Forever Fit, family-friendly classes and more — we truly have a class for everybody! See below to find basic descriptions of our cardio, mind/body, strength classes, and check the group fitness schedule to see what’s available at a branch near you.


  • Bring your own towel and water bottle. Most locations have mats available, but you can bring your own, too.
  • Attendance is first come, first served. Some locations issue passes for popular classes, usually 30 minutes prior to the class start time.
  • Walking into a fitness studio for the first time with people you don't know can be intimidating! Don't worry! Arrive early, and introduce yourself to the instructor.
  • Our welcoming, experienced instructors are great at providing tips and modifications to ensure everyone is comfortable with their workout.
  • Most classes are for ages 13+, but many are designated as family-friendly, appropriate for children ages 7+ who are accompanied by an adult.



  • Arrive on time. Let your instructor know if you need to leave early, and position yourself closest to the exit.
  • Honor the shared transition time between classes; enter the room at the completion of the previous class.
  • Drinks must be in a sealed container (no glass).

Respect for all

  • While we encourage exercising with friends, reserving space is not permitted.
  • Please dress appropriately and refrain from denim, swimwear and open-toed shoes.
  • Excessive use of perfume, cologne and scented lotions is not permitted.
  • Phones must be silenced and stored away.

For your safety

  • Follow the instructor’s routine except for modifications.
  • Stereo equipment should only be managed by a YMCA team member.

Clean and tidy

  • Spray equipment to clean before and after use.
  • Wipe down exercise equipment and return to proper storage area when finished.


Get your workout on anytime, anywhere! Y Community and Y Community Plus members can access YMCA360 for live and on-demand content. Our Virtual Y library of group fitness classes with your favorite local instructors is also available. LEARN MORE