Enter a new dimension of fitness. Feel and experience the pulsating rhythms, dynamic movements, and powerful percussions of this new high-energy dance and rhythm program. Drums Alive™ Power Beats combines traditional aerobic movements with the powerful beat and rhythms of the drums. It is a workout for the entire mind, body, and spirit!

Free for members

  • Level: All
  • Drop-in Class
  • No registration required
  • Kids ages 10 – 14 may attend with a parent or guardian
  • Teens age 15+ may attend unaccompanied by an adult

A Typical Class

The warm-up gets you moving to simple rhythms as you use the stability ball and sticks, and learn different beats. The workout uses a variety of beats (power beats and wellness beats), choreography/dance exercises incorporating the use of ball and drumming (instructor’s choice). Class ends with a cool down to stretch muscles and relax.


  • Strengthens the heart and lungs
  • Burns calories
  • Lowers total cholesterol
  • Decreases stress
  • Reduces the risk of some diseases
  • Improves quality of life

Tips + Preparation

New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers

  • Focus on fun! Don’t worry about perfection – we’ve all been there!
  • Lost in a move? Continue moving until you’re able to re-join the class
  • Don’t give up. It usually takes a few classes before you start to feel comfortable and more at ease

Equipment Needed

  • Exercise balls
  • Drum sticks
  • The Y provides all equipment for this class

Attire and What to Bring

  • Come to class dressed and ready to move your body
  • Wear loose-fitting, functional workout clothing made of breathable material to allow air flow
  • Proper gym shoes, comfortable fit
  • Water, towel