Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Waldo County YMCA to promote the physical, mental, social, and spiritual development of Waldo County children and families.




Adult Indoor Y-Cycling

Indoor Y-Cycling Schedule
Time: Times vary, Click here for Fitness / Wellness Calendar
You can sign up 1 week in advance of class.
Classes must be prepaid at the Front Desk or by telephone with a credit card in order to register. No refunds. Must age 15 & older to participate in Indoor Y-Cycling.

The Y-Cycling fee for each class is:
$4 for Annual Member *or* 10-class card for $40
$8 for 3-Month & Non-Member
The Y-Cycling program will help make your fitness goals a reality. You will get a heart pounding, low impact workout, regardless of your fitness level.


Join us indoors as we Trek Across Maine! Our instructor Dan Winston will take you across Maine from Bethel to Belfast, using the actual route from start to finish with accurate mileage and terrain. Get ready now for the June 17-19 event! Even if you are not doing the actual outdoor Trek you can take part in this challenge now to do something for your health. Participants who sign up will get a high-tech Trek cycling jersey. All ages can join~you must be 5’ tall, no experience necessary.
Session 1: March 6 – April 17, 2016
Day/Time: Sundays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
$60 Annual Members
$110 3-Month & Non-Members
You must register by February 21, 2016

Progressive Cycling

An indoor cycling class geared towards cyclists, triathletes and fitness enthusiasts who are looking for a fun yet challenging atmosphere to improve their riding skills, overall fitness and prepare for the upcoming outdoor season. The class will focus on building endurance and strength in the beginning weeks, then shift to interval training and other high intensity profiles later on. Class length will be 60 to 90 minutes depending on the particular class objective and time of season. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a heart rate monitor, a sports drink, and water.
Dates: January 6 - April 27, 2016

Instructor: Amy Pillitteri
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
$6 per class Annual Members *or* 10-class card for $60
$10 per class 3-Month & Non-Members

Indoor Y-Cycling

Indoor Y-Cycling Various Instructors
The Y-Cycling program will help make your fitness goals a reality. You will get a heart pounding, low impact workout, regardless of your fitness level.
Day & Time: You can sign up 1 week in advance of class.
Times vary please Click here for the Fitness / Wellness Schedule

$4 per class / Annual Members 10-class card for $40
$8 per class / 3-Mth & Non-Members
Classes must be prepaid in order to register. No refunds. Must age 15 & older to participate in Indoor Y-Cycling.

The Y-Cycling program can help to make your fitness goals a reality. With no complicated moves to learn, a motivating group setting, enthusiastic instructors and invigorating music, you will find yourself having a blast while you ride your way to a leaner, stronger body.

You will get a heart pounding yet low-impact work-out, regardless of your fitness level, while maintaining the ability to go at your own pace.  Every class is a little different, depending on the instructor, but one of the great things about the Y-Cycling is that it is adaptable to your fitness level. Regardless of how fit, flexible or coordinated you are, you'll get a great workout. Simply hop on your bike, set the resistance to the level that's right for you, and let your instructor guide you through an incredible ride.

Are you ready to ride? Comfortable workout clothes, a water bottle, towel, and a sense of adventure are all you need to get started.

To reserve your spot for a class:
To reserve a bike for a Y-Cycling class participants must pre-register at the Front Desk, no more than one week before their class. Class participants may register for up to two classes per week.

  • Indoor Y-Cycling Sign-up System
  • You must be 15 or older to participate.
  • The reservation fee is due at sign-up at the Front Desk for all classes or by telephone with a credit card.
  • There are 14 available bikes for each class. The pre-paid participant’s name and telephone number is added to the sign-up sheet. Once there are 14, we will allow 3 more to be added as alternates. These three on the waiting list do not pay in advance. If they are at our facility at the time of the class and a bike is open for them, they can pay at that time.
  • If pre-registered participants call in advance to notify us they will be absent, they can reserve a future spot (no refunds will be issued).
  • The Front Desk staff will attempt to contact the next person on the waiting list in order to sell the bike slot created by an absence. If the Front Desk staff is unable to contact the people on the waiting list, the available bike may be sold to someone waiting on site.
  • If the pre-registered person is a no-show without notification, they forfeit their fee and the bike will be offered to the next person waiting onsite.
  • Bike tickets will be available to those registrants #1-14 up to 60 minutes before class. The Front Desk staff will hand out the 14 laminated cards in order as the people show up for the class. The instructor will collect those tickets as the cyclists enter the Wellness Room and set-up their bikes. The instructor returns the tickets to the Front Desk after class.
  • If a pre-registered participant has not presented a numbered ticket to the instructor at the scheduled start time of class, they forfeit their bike.
  • The unclaimed tickets will be made available to alternates 5 minutes after the class time, at the Front Desk.

Get Ready to Ride!
  • If you are new to the Y-Cycling program be sure to arrive to class 15 minutes early to discuss bike safety and set-up procedures with your instructor. He or she can help you adjust your bike and familiarize you with it.
  • Move your Keiser bike from the carpeted area to an area on the wood floor according to the instructor’s direction for that class.
  • Adjust the seat height so that your knees are slightly bent at the bottom of the pedal stroke.
  • Adjust fore/aft seat position so that your arms are a comfortable distance from the handlebars and your elbows are slightly bent.
  • If you're a beginner, start with the handlebars in a relatively high position. As your flexibility increases and you become more comfortable on the bike you can begin to move the handlebars downward until they are approximately level with the saddle. Always make sure that the handlebars, seat post and seat slider, are securely attached and that all pop-pins are completely engaged and tight.
  • The right attire not only makes your ride more comfortable, it helps makes you safe. The recommended footwear is stiff-soled-sneakers. Wearing padded bike shorts will ease saddle soreness.
  • Make sure you start every class with a full water bottle and a towel.
During Class :
  • Place the ball of each foot over the center of the pedal. Make sure that your laces are tucked in and your feet are securely attached to the pedals.
  • Note that because the bikes have a fixed gear, you must gradually reduce the speed of your pedal strokes to stop the pedals from moving.
  • To stop immediately use the emergency brake. Press down firmly on the red brake lever that extends from the resistance knob.
  • Remember there is no competition in the cycling program. Go at the pace that feels right for you. Always stay in control and focus on your form.
  • There should always be some resistance on the bike. Familiarize yourself with all movements at a moderate pace before you attempt to increase your speed. Resistance adjustments can be easily made at any time.
  • You are welcome to wear your own heart rate monitor, as it is a tool for helping you make the most of each workout.
  • If you begin to feel faint or dizzy, slowly stop pedaling, carefully dismount from the bike and inform your instructor immediately.
  • Use paper towels to wipe down the bike and the floor area at the
    completion of the workout. Return bike to the carpeted storage area.

For more information call 338-4598
or stop by the Y to pick up a brochure.

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