Health, Well-Being & Fitness


When you join the Y, you become part of much more than a place to exercise. You join a powerful association of men, women and children committed to making our community a place where everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Experience the incredible energy that only group classes can give you. Instructors lead you through the workouts providing you effective, fun and easy-to-follow steps. Our mission is to offer a variety of programs that support your physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.

 

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Group Fitness Schedule

COMPLIMENTARY CLASSES
TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8 amYogaYogaYoga
9 amAerobic Workout &
Group Cycling
Cardio Step &
Breakthrough Factor
Zumba &
Group Cycling
Stepping It Up &
Breakthrough Factor
Aerobic Workout &
Group Cycling
10 amYogaBody 360YogaBody 360Zumba
11 amSilverSneakers®
Classic
YogaSilverSneakers®
Classic
YogaSilverSneakers®
Yoga
2 pmSilverSneakers®
Classic
SilverSneakers®
Classic
5:30 pmYogaStepping It Up
5:45 pmGroup CyclingGroup Cycling
6:30 pmClub FitHip Hop StepClub Fit

Wolfe Pack Boot Camp / Karate

PROGRAM FEE APPLIES
TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
5 amWolfe Pack BoxingWolfe Pack BoxingWolfe Pack BoxingWolfe Pack Boxing
5:30 pmWolfe Pack BoxingWolfe Pack BoxingWolfe Pack BoxingWolfe Pack Boxing
6:30 pmKarateKarate

Bootcamp

Breakthrough Factor — Breakthrough Factor classes will consist of a mixture of regimens from abdominal workouts, team relays, group challenges, circuit training and much more. This class is guaranteed to take the stress out of your daily life and give you a feeling of accomplishment. This class is complimentary.

Wolfe Pack Boot Camp — Boot camps classes are designed to help participants lose weight, develop and tone major muscle groups, as well as to improve overall physical stamina. 

This Boot Camp uses interval training methods and conditioning drills found in many professional sports. Performed properly, these routines can expend up to 1,000 calories per hour. As a whole body activity, these routines develop the shoulders, upper back, lats, delts, biceps, triceps, forearms, legs, hips, gluts, and abs (along with other muscles you didn't know you had until starting this Boot Camp program!)

Generally, these high intensity interval routines last between 2-12 minutes each. Throughout camp, participants will perform both muscular and aerobic strengthening exercises, as well as fundamental speed and agility drills. For example, campers will strike oversize tires with sledge hammers, work Battle Ropes, push Dog Sleds, run agility ladders, strike heavy bags, jump rope, work medicine balls, and save puppies!

Campers who complete 1,000 rounds of training earn a Boot Camp t-shirt. Each class is worth 25 rounds, except for Tuesdays, which are better known as Torture Tuesdays! Those days are worth 50 rounds each! To protect their hands during class, campers should wear weight lifting gloves or 180 inch boxing hand wraps.

Instructor:  Valerie Wolfe Mahfood

  • First Female Heavyweight World Champion
  • Texas Heavyweight Champion
  • IBA Continental Light Heavyweight Champion
  • WIBF Light Heavyweight World Champion
  • IWBF Light Heavyweight World Champion
  • IWBF Super Middle Weight World Champion
  • WIBA Super Middle Weight World Champion
  • Certified USA Boxing Instructor
  • Certified Personal Trainer

Fees:

  • Members - $45 / month
  • Non-Members - $65 / month

 

 

Cardio

Aqua Agility — This shallow end class offers some cardio, but concentrates more on agility, range of motion, balance and strengthening and stretching the muscles.

Aerobic Workout — A traditional favorite! High energy hi/low impact class.

Group Cycling — Indoor cycling classes offer high energy stationary bike workouts that enhance cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. Participants select intensity levels during the workout through body position and bike tension.

SilverSneakers® Classic — Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated or standing support.

SilverSneakers® Yoga — This class will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Cardio Step & Stepping it Up — This class lets you have fun while using the step platform to perform high energy low impact moves all to benefit your cardiovascular system. Stepping it Up format includes dynamic circuit resistance training.

Body 360 — This class focuses on strengthening and toning all the major muscles. A variety of equipment is provided.

Yoga — Learn strengthening and stretching discipline designed to relax your body and mind.

Zumba — The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away.

Club Fit — This is a dance-inspired group fitness workout with cutting edge choreography.

Hip Hop Step — Trendy dynamic dance class that integrates utilizing a step. Hip Hop Step routines are as effective for toning and firming the body. They also improve your cardiovascular activity as the movements along with heart pumping rhythms will raise your heart rate. This workout targets both specific muscle groups as well as being a total-body workout.

All aquatic & cardio classes are complimentary.

 
 
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Physical Assessment

Body Composition Testing — Body Composition consists of fat, bone, water and muscle in human bodies. Because muscular tissue takes up less space in our body than fat tissue, our body composition, as well as our weight, determines leanness. Two people of same sex and body weight may look completely different from each other because they have a different body composition. Y staff will use skin fold calipers to determine your body composition. By appointment only.

  • Members - $10
  • Non-Members - $16

 

Personalized Workout — Are you wanting to begin an exercise program and don't know where to begin? Are you looking for a more varied or challenging exercise program? Arrange an appointment with one of the Y's personal trainers to develop a customized exercise plan to help you achieve your goals.

  • Fee: $30

 

Personal Training — Our nationally certified personal trainers are ready and eager to help you reach your personal fitness goals. they will identify areas to work on, help you set realistic goals and assist you with effective and efficient ways to reach those goals. You will attain a program that is customized for your unique fitness needs. Personal training can motivate you to maximize your workout potential and achieve your goals.

Benefits our trainers help you with:

  • Establish realistic and attainable goals
  • Develop an exercise program specific to your individual needs, health status and limitations
  • Assure proper exercise technique, program design and progression to avoid common mistakes and exercise related injuries
  • Integrate variety into your exercise program to avoid boredom and training plateaus
  • Provide positive encouragement, motivation and accountability

Fees:

  • Individuals - 1 client per session        $40
  • Double - 2 clients per session            $50
  • Group - 3+ clients per session            $75

 

Physical Assessment

Body Composition Testing — Body Composition consists of fat, bone, water and muscle in human bodies. Because muscular tissue takes up less space in our body than fat tissue, our body composition, as well as our weight, determines leanness. Two people of same sex and body weight may look completely different from each other because they have a different body composition. Y staff will use skin fold calipers to determine your body composition. By appointment only.

  • Members - $10
  • Non-Members - $16

 

Personalized Workout — Are you wanting to begin an exercise program and don't know where to begin? Are you looking for a more varied or challenging exercise program? Arrange an appointment with one of the Y's personal trainers to develop a customized exercise plan to help you achieve your goals.

  • Fee: $30

 

Personal Training — Our nationally certified personal trainers are ready and eager to help you reach your personal fitness goals. they will identify areas to work on, help you set realistic goals and assist you with effective and efficient ways to reach those goals. You will attain a program that is customized for your unique fitness needs. Personal training can motivate you to maximize your workout potential and achieve your goals.

Benefits our trainers help you with:

  • Establish realistic and attainable goals
  • Develop an exercise program specific to your individual needs, health status and limitations
  • Assure proper exercise technique, program design and progression to avoid common mistakes and exercise related injuries
  • Integrate variety into your exercise program to avoid boredom and training plateaus
  • Provide positive encouragement, motivation and accountability

Fees:

  • Individuals - 1 client per session        $40
  • Double - 2 clients per session            $50
  • Group - 3+ clients per session            $75

 

Strength Training Orientation

Call or stop by our Health & Wellness office to schedule a training orientation appointment. Our staff can help you get off to a great start by teaching you how to correctly use the equipment in the Port Arthur YMCA weight room. This orientation is mandatory for all members ages 12-14 who wish to use the weight room.

Meet our Personal Trainers:

kim

Kim

Certifications:
  • American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer
  • National Exercise Trainers Association Group Fitness Instructor
  • American Heart Association CPR

 

 

 

 

michele

Michele

Certifications:
  • National Exercise Trainers Association Personal Trainer
  • National Exercise Trainers Association Group Fitness Instructor
  • SilverSneakers®
  • American Heart Association CPR

 

 

 

Pam

Pam

Certifications:
  • National Exercise Trainers Association Personal Trainer
  • National Exercise Trainers Association Group Fitness Instructor
  • YogaFit
  • SilverSneakers®
  • American Heart Association CPR

 

 

Karate

This program is designed for youth/adults ages 7 and up. Participants will learn balance, coordination, memory skills, safety skills, and team work. Benefits of martial arts practice in increased self confidence, improved self esteem, self control and increased physical fitness. Learn self defense tactics that are easy to learn and practical to execute in real life. Shorin Ryu Karate is the main focus of this class. Taekwondo and Ju Jitsu will also be explored.

Instructors:

  • Tommy Page - 4th Degree Black Belt Shorin Ryu Karate with 32 years experience
  • Albert Smith - 2nd Degree Black Belt Shuri Te Jutsu Karate with 24 years experience

Program Information:

  • Registration is offered year round
  • Class Days/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Members - $30 monthly
Non-Members - $50 monthly

 

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