Our Group Exercise Classes are a great way to come together and get healthy with your community. Our classes are fun, beneficial, and taught by experienced YMCA instructors!


Chino Group Exercise Schedule

Upland Group Exercise Class Schedule


Meet Our Fitness Leaders

Tracy Cruz

Fitness Director (Upland)

Tracy has been a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise/ Personal Training Manager for over 15 years. She is also a DotFITCertified Practitioner and a Group Exercise Instructor.

"I believe that no two people are the same.  Everyone needs to take a slightly different approach to achieve his or her best weight, body or ability.  I like to focus on having fun while working on balance, functionality and strength. Fitness is not just about how you look it is about how you feel. I want my clients and members to feel excited about coming to the gym and working out." -Tracy Cruz

Certifications: NCEP CPT Certified, TRX Certified, ACE Group Exercise Certified, ACE Aerobic and Step Certified, ACE Kickboxing Certified, Silver Sneakers Classic Certified, DotFIT, Certified in Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Glutes, Zumba Core

Marsha Obeyd

Head Fitness Instructor (Chino)

Marsha worked at the Chino Y for 18 years, left, came back and has been back for 5 years. Marsha has been a personal trainer and fitness instructor for well over 30 years. Marsha works with men/ women of all ages and enjoys guiding her clients on their fitness or rehab journey. Marsha will set you up for success whether it's you are new to fitness or actively fit. Her areas of expertise are strength training, exercise technique and working with all ages. Marsha instructs Yoga, stretch, and a variety of Cardio Strength classes.

Certifications: AFAA certified personal trainer, Les Mills Certified, NASM certified in * corrective exercise specialist, performance enhancement, youth exercise specialist, Yoga certified, Pop Pilates certified, Silver Sneakers certified


Meet our Group Ex Instructors

Coach Rachelle

Rachelle has cultivated experience in various rehab settings since 2012 and has developed a passion for working with athletes and patients during the injury prevention and post-operative phases of their care.  She utilizes multiple therapeutic modalities including traditional physical therapy exercises, pilates, and alternative martial arts exercises.  Rachelle teaches MetaFit on Mondays and Wednesdays, Rehab Exercise, and Aqua Tone & Stretch Tuesdays and Thursdays. She also provides personal training and small group training.


STOTT Pilates, physical therapy aide, multifunctional movement for rehabilitation, movement specialist, black belt in taekwondo martial arts. 

Coach Mitchell

Mitchell Dunavant graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Azusa Pacific in 2020 and is hoping to pursue his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He previously worked as a physical therapist aide for 4 years prior to joining the YMCA as a coach. During his time at the physical therapy clinic, he helped teach corrective exercise techniques to patients of all age ranges. His areas of expertise are exercise technique, recovery methods, sports performance, and sport skills training. He currently coaches two classes, Foundations of Strength Training and Youth Sports Performance, and offers private personal training sessions.

Coach Austin

Austin is a NASM-certified Physique and Bodybuilding coach with a passion for fitness and nutrition. With over a decade of experience in bodybuilding, athletics, and nutritional coaching, Austin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his clients. His comprehensive understanding of fitness and body sculpting techniques, combined with a personalized approach to diet and nutrition, enables him to create highly effective training programs tailored to individual goals. His commitment to continuous education ensures that he stays at the forefront of the latest fitness trends and research, which he seamlessly integrates into his coaching methods.

Austin offers a range of services, from one-on-one coaching to group fitness sessions, and prides himself on fostering a supportive and motivating environment. Whether you're looking to compete on stage or simply improve your health and physique, Austin is equipped to guide you on your fitness journey.

Instructor Joy

Joy has been an AEA certified water fitness instructor since 2017 and recently completed certification as a S’WET Instructor. I believe water fitness is for everyone and my goal is to change the perception from being “Nanas with Noodles” to a high intensity, low impact, cardio driven workout that can challenge everyone (Yes, even you!!) The power, force and speed YOU put against the water will determine the intensity of your workout. It is fun, exhilarating and challenging & joint-friendly. Water Fitness is not just for Grandma anymore! 

Instructor Arisa

Arisa Brown has grown her personal practice in various studios for the last 15 years. She received her training in Ashtanga yoga from Leela Studio located in Bothell, Washington. Her classes are designed to help build strength and flexibility through the practice of sun salutations, balancing asanas and stretching. Arisa currently teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Instructor Nurys

"Exercise is Medicine & Movement is Power".

As a Group Exercise Instructor and fitness professional, I have been in helping clients and members for over 25 years to achieve sustainable results. With a background in Track, Martial Arts, and Athletic Training, I am able to create balanced and results-driven programs and classes that can easily accommodate all fitness levels. Come and try a TaijiFit (Tai Chi) class where you can improve your balance, mobility, strength, coordination, breathing, and flexibility. This workout will connect the mind and body and help you experience FLOW.  No memorization involved, just come and have FUN.

Certifications- NSCA Personal Trainer, MS Exercise Physiology, CETI Cancer Exercise Specialist, Cornell University Wellness Counselor, TaijiFit, Karate and Weapons Instructor (5th Level).

Instructor Mary

Mary Oxley is passionate about good health and has been working in the wellness industry for over 15 years. She is a certified Nutrition Coach with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), a DotFIT certified practitioner, and a professional associate of ANA (American Nutrition Association). She is also a certified Tai Chi instructor, having studied with Tai Chi Healthways, Harvard Health, and is a member of the ATCQGA (American Tai Chi and Qigong Association). Mary also loves the water and is a certified Aquatic Fitness Professional with AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association). Mary is excited and grateful to be able to offer classes and coaching to the wonderful members of the Scheu Family YMCA of Upland.

Instructor Vilma

Vilma Vazquez loved dancing since she was a child. As a Licensed Zumba Instructor, Vilma Vazquez has lost over 60 pounds, gained confidence, and hopes to inspire others to do the same. Zumba Fitness an amazing way to move our bodies, clear our minds and raise our spirits! Come Zumba with us in an inclusive, friendly cardio dance party using Latin and International beats!

Instructor Rita

Meet Rita, a dedicated fitness professional with over a decade of experience in the industry. Since 2011, she has been passionately guiding individuals on their journey to improved strength, balance, and flexibility through her expertise in Pilates, yoga, and barre. Rita's classes are thoughtfully designed to promote holistic well-being, emphasizing the importance of breath, body awareness, and fluidity in movement.

Rita's extensive training includes a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification, American Sports & Fitness credentials, classical mat Pilates, and Stott Pilates expertise. Her commitment to continuous learning is reflected in her numerous professional certifications, such as Barre Bootcamp, Yoga Body Sculpt, Ballet Barre Pilates, and more. 

Instructor Sparkle

Sparkle's journey began in 2011, when she got a Zumba videogame to keep active when at home. "I fell in love with Zumba and got training to become an instructor. Fast forward to the present, and I'm teaching Zumba and weight training classes. Also, I'm a personal trainer and bikini bodybuilding competitor."

"I'm passionate about helping people work toward their goals and sharing the journey towards growth." - Sparkle Kim

Each class session will challenge you and help you build a stronger body and mind.


Instructor Jasmine

Jasmine Jimenez graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from UC Riverside and completed a 1 year Postbaccalaureate program at UC Irvine School of Medicine. She plans to combine her passions for fitness, medicine, and community involvement to become a medical doctor while continuing to teach indoor cycling classes.

 Jasmine has worked for the Y for 6 years and is currently a Lifeguard, a Lifeguard/CPR Instructor, and an indoor cycling coach. She enjoys creating a fun and inclusive environment aimed at increasing both mental and physical growth while encouraging an "I CAN AND I WILL" attitude.

Certifications: LG/CPR/BLS/O2 Instructing, NETA Indoor Cycling

Instructor Michelle

Michelle Alfaro is new to the zumba world! Having been inspired by her instructor to pursue her teaching certification, Zumba became an immediate passion. Michelle has also loved dancing! As a Licensed Zumba Instructor, it is her goal to help others reach their goals, have fun, and make exercise fun for all. info her classes, she focuses on meeting members at their levels. Music ranges from fast to slow, Latin to Arabic, creating an environment to get the body moving and have fun!

Instructor Val

Val Wiggins always had the desire to deepen her personal yoga practice and decided it was time to take the next step. In 2018 she completed her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher training in Ashtanga yoga from Korra Yoga in Chino, California.  Her practice brings balance of body and spirit to the mat.  She found her voice as an instructor and in 2023 she got her feet wet to become a FiTOUR Certified Aqua Fitness Instructor.  Val believes that movement every day is excellent medicine for physical and emotional health. The benefits range from a good night’s sleep to increased energy, as well as improvement in mood.  Visit Val poolside on Tuesdays and Thursdays for some AquaFit fun. On Sundays roll out your mat for a gentle Mixed Yoga to start your week.