Are You Ready for Intermediate Classes?

Looking to get a more moderate- to fast-paced workout on Virtual Y OKC? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll lay out what separates intermediate classes from beginner ones. By the end, you’ll have a better idea of whether you’re ready to move on to the next level.

You’ll see some familiar faces on our intermediate videos, however, they’ll probably be breathing a little harder than before … and so will you! Unsurprisingly, intermediate classes move at a faster pace than the beginner ones. Instructors spend a little less time explaining movements and a little more time doing them! Not to worry, Virtual Y OKC classes are very similar to what you’re used to at your local Y’s exercise studio. Instructors still provide modifications for those who need them, as well as ways to challenge yourself a bit more.

The movements and exercises are more intense, as well. You’ll be building on the foundations you’ve created in the beginner classes, challenging yourself to push a little harder, maybe even using heavier weights than you’re used to. With the workouts being more involved, you’ll probably find that you spend more time at an elevated heart rate, which is great news for those looking to burn more calories.

In general, you’ll want to think of these classes as being the Goldilocks of our videos. They’re more challenging than a beginner class, but not as tough as an advanced one. If you find those beginning classes aren’t giving you what you’re looking for anymore, it might be time to move onto the intermediate videos.

We currently have four intermediate videos on Virtual Y OKC with plans to add more soon. Many of these will help you improve muscle tone and strength, while getting your heart rate up. All of these can be done from the comfort of your own home, two of which are strictly bodyweight exercises (Pilates and Metabolic Conditioning). All four will get you that great workout you’ve been looking for, and even better, will have you feeling energized long after the workout ends.

Happy exercising!

Written by Kelsey Pagonis, kpagonis@ymcaokc.org

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