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The YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County

(845) 338-3810


507 Broadway
Kingston NY 12401
(845) 338-3810

Facility Hours

Monday – Friday5:00am –9:00pm
Saturday7:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm

Holiday Hours

If holiday falls on a Sunday we open at 9am.

New Years DayClosed
Good Friday5:00am – Noon
Easter SundayClosed
4th of July5:00am – Noon
Memorial Day5:00am – Noon
Labor Day5:00am – Noon
Thanksgiving5:00am – Noon
Christmas EveNormal* – Noon
New Years EveNormal* – Noon

*Normal Start – depends on the day of the week on which the holiday falls.

Water Exercise

Water Fitness Classes

Members Only: No Fee

Utilize the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. Instructors lead groups through water choreography and resistance exercises.

AQUAROBICS:Aqua-aerobics is an aerobics program with routines that are choreographed to music.  It is performed in the shallow end of the pool and is for both swimmers and non-swimmers.  It is a total physical fitness program creating a sense of well-being and improving cardiovascular fitness.
AQUA ZUMBA:The Y’s Aqua Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music featuring interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpts the body with easy to follow dance steps. In shallow water this workout taught by a certified Zumba instructor is designed for those who are serious about increasing and maintaining their personal fitness, burning calories, and toning their muscles. It is energizing, powerful, uplifting, and fun
AQUATIC THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE:Aquatic therapy refers to exercises performed in water for relaxation, fitness, physical rehabilitation, and other therapeutic benefits. Exercise performed in the water can bring relief to those from various neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders. The benefit of aquatic therapy: 1. Water exercise can be performed with lower requirements of strength, balance, and coordination. 2. Buoyancy reduces forces across joints, making movement less painful. 3. Potential for improved balance. The uniform pressure of the water along with buoyancy provides support to your body which allows you increased time to react without the fear of falling or getting hurt. 4. Increase in muscle strength. Water is 600-700 times more resistive than air which allows for strengthening of weakened muscles. Water resists rapid movement so equipment with increased surface area is used to increase strength in the pool. 5. Increase in joint flexibility. Buoyancy offers a tremendous advantage because it reduces the effects of gravity allowing for increased joint range of motion. Your affected body part will float, making it easier and less painful to move. The warm water also helps to relax muscles that are sore or tight.
Step N SyncStep N Sync is a program comprised of some basic synchronized (artistic) swimming skills and dance movements choreographed to music. Activities will be performed in the shallow end of the pool. The goal of this 8 week session is to create a routine for a team of 12 using basic skills and movements.
*Must be able to commit to the entire 8 week program. (It is highly difficult to practice and execute a routine with team members absent.)
*Must be able to float almost motionless on front and back (NO flotation devices will be used, but participants will be allowed to touch the bottom of the pool for dance moves which is not permitted in actual synchronized swimming.)
*Must be comfortable getting head submerged in water, (Ear plugs are suggested for those with ear problems.) A swim cap is optional but is highly recommended. Nose clips or goggles are not necessary for this class.
AQUA JOGGING:The Y’s Aqua Jogging program is an exercise program performed in the deep end of the pool choreographed to music.  During the class the Y provides float belts for each participant.
AQUOGA (ah/quo/ga):Aquatic class combining aerobics, yoga, isometric exercise, strength training, and meditation.  AQUOGA is practiced in shallow and deep water.  In deep water we use flotation belts and/or pool noodles. Water barbells are also used for strength training.