Pilates Classes

Pilates WEBE

Pilates classes at the Green Bay Y will lead you through a unique method of breath awareness, body control and conditioning. Pilates focuses primarily on strengthening the central core and using the abdominal muscles to control the movements. 

Schedules Yoga ButtonPilates is an exercise discipline that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s. It is a systematic approach to physical conditioning, focusing on the breath and core strength. A strong core allows the body to move without undue stress on the spine along with improved balance and coordination.



Enjoy the benefits of better posture, a strong center, and an overall feeling of well-being with our Pilates program offered at the Green Bay Y. All levels are encouraged to participate. 

Join us for the following Pilates offerings in our Mind & Body Studios at the Green Bay Y by purchasing a $ Punch Card/Drop in Pass. Open to both Y Members & General Public.


$ Mat Pilates  ages 14+

Mat Pilates is a 40 minute class designed to strengthen & tone all the body's core muscles with targeted exercises. These exercises are performed in a slow, precise manner with controlled breathing that build core strength. The goals of Mat Pilates are creating strong core muscles to support the spine, reduce back pain, and focus the mind as you exercise the body.  Pilates is valuable alone or in addition to your current fitness program. Begin practicing at any age. Appropriate for all levels.


For more information regarding our Mind & Body programs, please contact Desiree Schmidt at 436 1254. You can also check out our Mind & Body Studios and meet our Mind & Body Instructors.

Looking for more Mind & Body options? Check out our Yoga Classes and get our Mind & Body Workshops & Special Events on your calendar!

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One month shy of her 3rd birthday, Magdalene was diagnosed with a severe speech and language delay. When asked what my main motivation was for having her assessed, my answer was simple; her safety. Magdalene couldn't even say her own name or tell you who her parents are if she were lost. We were her support, her interpreters and her words, as she literally could not speak for herself. At the same time, Magdalene started swim lessons with Hailee at the Y. Hailee knelt down and spoke directly to her at the first lesson. Magdalene said nothing. I interrupted the pause, as I always do, to tell her our challenge. Hailee gave me suggestions as to how I could help and I watched as my daughter began to trust her. By the end of that session, Magdalene wanted to swim. I was thrilled to hear that Hailee would be teaching the summer classes and signed Magdalene up, knowing the continuity would be a blessing for her learning. Hailee was one of the first "strangers" I entrusted my daughter to. As Magdalene walked up the pool deck at the end of class, I began to cry. I thanked Hailee for all she had done for Magdalene. It could have been anyone we met that first day and she could have treated our child just like anyone else, but she wasn't and she didn't. As a parent of a child with a speech disability, I want the YMCA to know how grateful I am that Hailee gave my child a voice during such an important time in her life. - Anne