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Group Fitness

Not all classes available at all facilities.

Group fitness classes are available at the Bellingham, Ferndale and Lynden Program Centers.

Check the fitness schedules for each Program Center for classes included in your membership fees. Day Pass required for Non-Members.

Pop-Up ClasseS

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Specialty Fitness Classes

Bellingham Program Center

Tai Chi for Health

Studies have shown that Tai Chi is remarkably effective for improving balance and for preventing falls. Many other health benefits including: increased immune response, improved cognition, muscle strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, increased happiness and better sleep.

Pre-registration Required.

Section 1: Learn the six basic movements that form the core of this practice.

Section 2: Continue with six additional movements for added benefits.

Section 3: These last nine movements will improve your coordinatin and Tai Chi Skills.

In the two sections you will learn the complete Tai Chi for Arthritis form created by Dr. Paul Lam from traditional Sun Style Tai Chi.

Tai Chi Deepening Practice

This class is for people who would like to get together to practice & refine Dr. Lam's (Sun Style) Tai Chi for Arthritis form. The first half of the class will be Qigong. Tai Chi experience required.  

Free for YMCA Members, Day Pass for Non-Members.

Winter Restoration Yoga

The theme of this special class will be 'Slowing Down' on a physical & neurological level through supported restorative yoga poses and yogic breathing techniques. No prior experience necessary, as class will be oriented around relaxation.

No prior experience necessary, as class will be oriented around relaxation.