A “kettlebell” is a traditional Russian cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle. Using these weights in the pool, class participants are taken through a variety of movements all designed to develop strength, mobility, internal energy, work capacity and vitality. This is the ultimate class for the water fitness enthusiast and all around fitness.

Find a Class

Discounted for Members

  • Age 15+
  • Level: All
  • Registration required
  • Limit 6 participants per class
  • Cost for members: $12 per 30-minute class, $16 per 45-minute class, $20 per 60-minute class
  • Cost for non-members: $18 per 30-minute class, $22 per 45-minute class, $26 per 60-minute class

A Typical Class

Classes take place in our heated indoor pools. Participants will combine cardiovascular endurance work, muscular strength, and core and balance exercises including:

  • Double arm swings (leg variations optional – based on advancement of participants)
  • Squats
  • Orbits (around waist and head)
  • Modified Dead lifts/rows/upright rows
  • Rack position/single arm presses|
  • Lunges (front, back, side, curtsy)
  • Figure Eights
  • Windmill
  • Wood Chops
  • Single Arm Swings (leg variations optional – based on advancement of participants
  • Clean and Press


  • Full-body conditioning
  • Increased resistance to injury
  • Improved mobility
  • Increased endurance
  • Improved range of motion
  • Increased strength
  • Major calorie burning
  • Reduced body fat

Tips + Preparation

New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.

  • Keep a firm grip on your kettlebell
  • Whenever possible, do not let kettlebells touch your body
  • Always use proper form
  • Check out our Kettlebells Intro Video for more specific advice
  • See your doctor first to get clearance for any new exercise program 

Equipment Needed

  • Kettlebells
  • The Y provides all equipment for this class

Attire and What to Bring

  • Come to class dressed and ready for the pool
  • Proper swim attire is required (swim suit), Water shoes are encouraged
  • Water, towel, aqua jacket/shorts (optional)