The YMCA of Greater Omaha brings people together at 10 locations with character-building programs that strengthen participants' involvement in their community. Adults can get a head start on their New Year's fitness resolutions with body sculpting, Pilates, and other tummy-toning group fitness classes, while kids can expend some energy at a drop-in child-care center that is free while parents work out. YMCA members also enjoy reduced rates on swim lessons and youth sports, as well as free senior programs. All locations except the LaFern Williams Y offer indoor pools for aquatic antics that cannot be properly enjoyed in a bathtub's limited splashing-real estate.
Wu shu kung fu. Literally translated, it means, "the skill of stopping violence or harm." For more than 5,000 years, this ancient practice has helped people find balance, reduce stress, and enhance fitness. At Dragon Arts Kung Fu and MMA, instructors teach this martial art, which can lead to greater well-being and mental focus. Classes are designed for students ages 6 and older, and include programs for those seeking great workouts as well as those with ambitions to battle it out in the UFC. While imbuing students with agility and fists of lightning, they've also witnessed other benefits many may find surprising, such as quicker healing after injury, a better work performance, and quitting smoking.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location. Click to check the class schedule for the Omaha location.