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Body Shop

Body Shop classes require a Body Shop or Body Shop/Weight Room combo card.



Barre Class

Price: Varies   (Body Shop)

Barre Class Barre Class Taught by Nurit Krauss, who trained at the Julliard School, Martha Graham Center, and the Joffrey Ballet, Barre Class is specially designed for women. It is taught primarily at the ballet barre, but also includes some center and aerobic exercises. Concentrating on balance, alignment, placement, coordination and upper body strength, the Barre Class utilizes principles of dance to enhance posture, elongate muscles and improve joint articulation and extension.

  • INSTRUCTOR: Nurit Krauss
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card
  • TIME: Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:15 am



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Body Shop Card

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Bodyshop Bodyshop If you find health clubs intimidating, uncomfortable, competitive, and expensive, then join us at the YWCA where you can work out at your own pace in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere! Receive individualized attention from our professional, certified instructors and meet other women who are also there to get fit! The YWCA “Bodyshop” program will help you improve the efficiency of your heart and lungs, burn fat, tone your body and have fun! Regular exercise reduces stress, increases flexibility and endurance and can improve your physical and mental state. TRY YOUR FIRST CLASS FREE!  Body Shop offers:
  • Certified professional instructors
  • An airy gym with mirrors, sound system and a wood floor
  • Affordable classes
  • Convenient class schedule
  • A comfortable atmosphere for women to get in shape!
  • Body Shop Exclusive! Tone your muscles and strengthen your bones with Dr. Robert and Annette Sweezey's "Osteoball" Program. Experience the difference!
  • INSTRUCTORS: Terese Miller, Sharon Donaldson, Nancy Kaufman, Nurit Krauss,  Adelaide McLean, Rita Ashton, Hannah Kapp and Janis Flax
  • COST: $80 for 10 classes;$210 for 30 classes


  • NOTICE - Bodyshop Cards are valid for 3 months
  • NO EXTENSIONS (except for medical disability, to be extended at Program Director's discretion).
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Body Shop Card and Weight Room Special

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Bodyshop Card and Weight Room Special Bodyshop Card and Weight Room Special You can purchase a 3-month Weight Room Card (regular price, $60) along with your Body Shop Card and SAVE $10.  Our Weight Room has all of the standard equipment you need to get into shape, including treadmill, stationary bicycle, elliptical trainer, free weights, balance ball, Bosu ball and a strength-building weight system.

  • INSTRUCTORS:  See individual class descriptions.
  • COST:  10 Body Shop classes: $80; 30 Body Shop classes: $210; Weight Room Card special: $50/3 months (regular price, $60); Initial weight room consultation: $45 (must prepay); Consultation no-show: $25.00
  • TIME: Open during regular YWCA hours

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Cardio Combo

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This excellent, overall new workout with Terese Miller uses cardio power intervals with the step that works on core, strength, agility, and burns calories like crazy!  Research shows interval training using bursts of cardio and strength are the most effective for weight loss, strength gains and overall fitness. Can be modified for all levels of fitness, don't miss this!

  • INSTRUCTOR: Terese Miller
  • TIME: Saturdays, 8:45 - 10:00 am, ongoing
  • COST: Use your Bodyshop Card

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Core Focus Core Focus

Our new Core-Barre class blends ballet barre conditioning, yoga postures, mat work and strength training exercises to create a lean physique while improving flexibility, core strength and balance.  Taught with upbeat music and an upbeat style by Janis, this class is guaranteed to make you feel energized and focused!

  • INSTRUCTOR: Janis Flax
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card
  • TIME: Fridays, 10:15 - 11:15 am, Ongoing 

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Gentle Exercise

Price: $ 32.00   (Body Shop)


Gentle Exercise Gentle Exercise For all ages and most fitness levels, improve your health with this enjoyable, effective workout targeted to enhance the quality of life. Class environment is friendly, comfortable, and dare we say, fun! Format includes warm-up, balance skills and challenges, vertical abdominal work, gentle low-impact aerobics and dance steps, muscular strength endurance exercises plus a great stretch. Alternative exercises offered for those needing a more challenging workout. Now using the isometric Osteoball-exclusive state-of-the-art exercise tool from the Sweezy Institute!


  • INSTRUCTOR: Terese Miller, ACE Gold Certified Fitness Professional, ACSM & IDEA Member
  •  COST: 8 Class Card for $32  (If purchased online, please come to front office for your first class to pick up your card.) 
  • TIME: Mon, Tue, Thu 10:45 - 11:45 am



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Step Aerobics

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Step Aerobics builds cardiovascular endurance and burns excess fat at a fast rate. A fun and entertaining variety of moves without complex choreography will keep your body in motion!

  • INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Kaufman
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card
  • TIME: Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:15 am, Ongoing

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Strong and Stretched

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Strong and Stretched Strong and Stretched This ain't no dance class! Just basic, practical, strength and flexibility training for leisure activities and life. Moves you can use to get stronger, stay limber, improve balance and posture, train core muscles, maintain bone density, burn calories and bust stress! Now using the isometric Osteoball, the exclusive state-of-the-art exercise tool from the Sweezy Institute!

  • INSTRUCTOR: Terese Miller, ACE Gold Certified Fitness Professional, ACSM & IDEA Member
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card
  • TIME: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm

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Tai Chi

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Tai Chi Tai Chi

Tai Chi - New!!

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice that is also known as "Meditation in Motion" or Chinese yoga.  Class begins with a basic warm-up and Qigong exercises, then moves on to Tai Chi Katas or Forms.  Tai Chi and Qigong help improve circulation, reduce stress, improve concentration and strengthen and balance your body from the inside out!  The instuctor, Steve Jordon, has been practicing Tai Chi and Karate for 20 years.  He recieved his Tai Chi certificate training in Japan under Gradmaster Tenzan Hirakawa.





  • INSTRUCTOR: Steve Jordan
  • TIME: Thursdays, 12 noon - 1 pm
  • COST: Use your Bodyshop Card, try your first class FREE!
  • $80 for 10 classes

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Timeless Body Timeless Body Join dancer, choreographer and teacher, Nurit Krauss, and learn about her unique Timeless Body System. It efficiently combines all elements of fitness into a well-crafted sequence of movement that works the entire body as well as the nervous system. Perfect for all ages and levels of fitness.  Weekly class meets every Monday at 9 am.


TimeLessBody Workshop!

Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4

1:00 5:00 pm

Cost: $120 in advance,

$150 at the door

Register at YWCA Front Office

For more information, visit:  TimeLessBodySystem.com

or contact Nurit Krauss at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




  • INSTRUCTOR: Nurit Krauss
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card
  • TIME: Mondays, 9:00 - 10:15 am, Ongoing



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Enjoy the rewards of increased strength, balance, focus, flexibility and relaxation. Excellent for all fitness levels, Yoga Body Shop has something for everyone. Caring and qualified instructors will guide you through yoga postures using the breath in a comfortable, nurturing environment. All classes end with a rejuvenating relaxation period. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or light blanket.
  • INSTRUCTORS:  Adelaide McLean, Hannah Kapp
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card
  • TIME:  Mondays, 6:30 - 7:45 pm; Fridays, 8:30 - 9:45 am; Saturdays, 10:15- 11:30 am

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Zumba Gold

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Zumba Zumba Join Rita Ashton, Zumba Gold Certified Instructor, for this great new total body dance-exercise workout.  Zumba Gold is specifically designed to take Latin and international dance rhythms created in the original Zumba and bring them to the active older adult and more beginner/intermediate student.  The basics are emphasized for a safe yet effective total body workout great for any age.  COME JOIN THE PARTY!

  • INSTRUCTOR: Rita Ashton
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card.
  • TIME:  Mondays, 12 noon - 12:45 pm and Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am, ongoing



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