Specialty Group Classes

Specialty fitness classes offer specific and/or advanced instruction to members and non-members of all ages. Classes include Pilates, yoga, weight training, sports conditioning, dance and more. Offerings change with the season, so check out our Fitness catalog to see what we’re offering today! 

Click here to register. Scroll down for more instructions.

New: Create your own Pilates Reformer Schedule

Pilates Restorative Reformer classes are more flexible now! Set your own class schedule by paying as you go (or purchase a class pack at a discount and reserve your spot in class as needed.)

Two class levels available:

  • Restorative Reformer Essentials for those brand new to the Reformer.
  • Restorative Reformer Experienced for those who are already experienced using the Reformer.

Restorative Reformer Essentials

Tuesdays, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 11 a.m.–Noon

Restorative Reformer Experienced

Tuesdays, 6–7 p.m.
Wednesdays, 9:15–10:15 a.m.

To save your spot in one of these classes, please register following the instructions in the “How to register” tab. Are you new to Pilates Reformer classes at YW? Please arrive 15 minutes early to class to complete your class registration at the Member Services Desk.

Pay as you go with drop-in passes or purchase a class pack at a discount and reserve your class spot later:

  • Drop-In Pass: $25 ($28 non-members)
  • 5-Class Pack: $100 ($140 Non-members)
  • 10-Class Pack: $180 ($280 Non-members)
  • 50-Class Pack: $800 ($1,400 Non-members)

New to Pilates at YW? Reach out to Jennifer Hildebrandt, Pilates Instructor, at jhildebrandt@ywcastpaul.org before registering.

Visit www.ywcastpaul.org/register and log in using your Twin Oaks ID number.* Search Restorative Reformer, click Details and then Enroll. Select a drop-in pass or use a package class, then follow the prompts to check out. Class packs available for purchase at Member Services Desk only. Class pack purchase does not automatically enroll you in classes. Questions or issues? Email Neil Erickson at nerickson@ywcastpaul.org.

*If you don’t have or are missing a Twin Oaks ID number, stop in or call the Member Services desk to have them look you up or add you to the system.

New to Pilates at YW? Reach out to Jennifer Hildebrandt, Pilates Instructor, at jhildebrandt@ywcastpaul.org before registering.

Specialty Class Descriptions

Aqua Boot Camp

This fast-paced class uses circuits to improve your stamina, strength, power and speed. Workouts take place both in and out of the water using tubing, dumbbells, aqua-belts and noodles. Aqua shoes are strongly recommended for this creative high-energy class.

Ballet (Ages 6–9)

Children learn ballet vocabulary, movement, positions and steps taught using a youful, non-competitive, success-building approach respectful of individuality. Students learn to dance expressively while developing and improving physical skills.

Creative Dance (Ages 3–5)

Boys and girls learn how to create movement and dance to music in a fun, success-building environment. New material is covered in each session emphasizing self-expression, impagination and pysical skill development.

Mat Pilates: Beginner

Strengthen your core, improve your posture and gain balance with Pilates. Classes are designed for individuals with no previous experience.

Mat Pilates: Intermediate

Move beyond the basics with more advanced exercises and at a faster pace. Previous Pilates experience is strongly recommended.

Masters Swimming

The Masters group is for swimmers who can swim 200 yards. It's great for former competitive swimmers and triathletes in training, but competitive swimming experience is not required. Masters Swimming is a monthly membership.

Piranhas Swim Team

The Piranhas swim team offers a range of great options for kids to develop skills and build confidence.

Pilates Reformer

Improve spatial awareness, balance, whole-body strength and flexibility with Restorative Reformer, a core-focused workout where traditional Pilates reformer exercises and contemporary bio-mechanics meet.

Swimming Lessons (Youth)

YW offers group swimming lessons for infants up to youth aged 12 at a variety of levels. Classes are designed to be fun while building water confidence and swimming technique.


To register for a specialty class online, click the button below to be routed to our registration system. Once logged in, click the calendar icon next to the date and select the first date of the session that you’d like to register for. Need help registering online? Click here to view the detailed guide.

YWCA St. Paul will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observation of MLK day.
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