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Aerobics & Cardio · Downtown Oakland YMCA

During aerobic and cardio workouts you'll notice your body's responses quickly. You'll breathe faster and more deeply. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. Your body will even release endorphins, natural painkillers that promote an increased sense of well-being. With several choices in aerobic and cardio classes, we are sure the right class is here for you.


Discover this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. This 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher- and lower intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating and motivated. Check Schedule. 

Body Blast

Find everything you need in this effective, total-body workout that blends low-and high-intensity cardio with resistance training. Check Schedule. 

Cardio Hip Hop

Groove to hip hop, house and soul beats while learning old and new school moves and jazz technique. From warm-up to cool-down, expect to jump, skip, spin and most importantly stretch to great music spanning the decades. Check Schedule.

Cardio R & B

This high energy, low-impact dance class uses the beats of R & B, Funk and Soul to give you a cardio workout. Easy choreography and fun music are followed by an ab and stretch set.  Appropriate for all levels. Check Schedule.

Happy Hour

End your day with this energizing, aerobic workout packed with drills, squats, lounges, abdominal conditioning adn plenty of hive-fives to keep you motivated. Check Schedule.  

Hi/Lo Combo

Jump start your day with high-low intensity aerobic and body conditioning sequences to build endurance and strength to tone your entire body. Check Schedule.

Low-Impact Cardio Sculpt

Enjoy a challenging combination of aerobics and sculpting/toning exercises with plenty of low-impact, low-intensity options. All exercises are explained and modifications are given to accommodate different fitness levels. Check Schedule.

Step Aerobics (Intro & Int./adv.)

Step up your cardio routine with challenging choreography that leads you up, down and around a step platform to strengthen and tone your whole body. With both an intro and a more advanced class, we have the right pace for you. Check Schedule.




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