Calorie burning cardio, lower body-core strength and improved balance.

With a portable step platform with height adjustable risers, participants will perform choreographed exercise routines up, onto, down and around the step for great cardio fitness. Additionally, this class provides exceptional training to shape the lower body. Your coordination will be tested at times! But, if you want strong legs, a lifted butt and a functionally fit core – step this way!

  • Level: All
  • Drop-in Class
  • No registration required
  • Youth ages 12-13 may attend accompanied by an adult
  • Teens age 14+ may attend unaccompanied by an adult

A Typical Class

Class begins with a warm-up using the step.  Then, the instructor will lead the class participants in a free-style step routine that will move 360-degrees around the step.  The class ends with cool-down that incorporates strength exercises or floor work.


  • Increased stability and balance
  • Raise overall fitness level
  • Improved heart and lung capacity for increased cardiovascular health
  • Burns calories
  • Increased bone health and density
  • Improves coordination
  • Increased muscular tone

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 are able to re-join the class.
  • It may take a few classes to catch on, don't give up.

Equipment Needed

  • Step platform and 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 comfotable, functional clothing made to breathe to allow air flow
  • Water bottle
  • Sweat towel (available at the welcome desk)

Dawn Wilhelm Group Fitness Director West Bend YMCA
Dawn Wilhelm
Group Fitness Director
West Washington Branch


Heather Jensen - Director of Healthy Living Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA
Heather Jensen
Director of Healthy Living
Feith Family
Ozaukee Branch