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South Pasadena San Marino YMCA


Cardiovascular (cardio) exercise burns calories and lowers body fat while strengthening your heart and lungs. It also lowers your stress level by flooding your body with endorphins. What’s not to love about all that?

Cardio has been around since the first caveman was chased by a hungry carnivore and lived to tell the tale! And while we don’t have to worry about being eaten nowadays, we do need to look out for how much food we put in our bodies, how much time we spend being sedentary and how much stress we take in from work, family and the environment.

“I never thought I’d become addicted to exercise, but it’s true! There are so many classes available that I just want to try them all. I do three classes a week or more, when I can. I feel great and I’ve even made some really great friends from my classes.”

Our group fitness and cardio classes are fun, motivating and challenging – and there’s so much variety! Led by our highly skilled and certified instructors, they are a great way to fit exercise into your daily routine.

More sweat, more strength, less stress.