A great introduction to step aerobics! Learn basic step patterns and terminology in this low-impact aerobics class. Our step instructors guide you through simple, easy-to-follow choreography.

Free for members

  • Level: Beginning/Intermediate
  • 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

We begin with warm-ups using the step and then move to Free-style moves (not choreographed). The class ends with cool-down strength exercises or floor work.


  • 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 stepping or 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

  • Risers
  • 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