Improving the nation's health and well-being
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It's about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. At the Y, it's not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.
Health, Well-Being & Fitness
We know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit. Health, well-being and fitness at the Y is more than just working out. In addition to our group exercise classes and facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.
Workshops and Seminars
Fitness Specialty Classes
Register online for Fitness Specialty Classes
Join us for a variety of workouts or slip on your swimsuit and try a water fitness class. Classes include Cycling, Zumba, Yoga, Boot Camp, Pilates, Functional Interval Training, Step Aerobics, Stability Ball and many more. The Group Exercise schedule offers 60+ FREE classes each week. No need to pre-register, just arrive a few minutes before class to participate.
Click here for Gym, Pool and Group Exercise Schedules
Healthy Lifestyles Consultations – Free to members!
This free program is designed as a fitness orientation for individuals who have never worked out before, need a re-introduction to fitness or who are looking for guidance with their current fitness routine.
Upon completion of Healthy Lifestyles, members will:
- Gain a thorough understanding of basic exercise equipment
- Set goals and overcome barriers in your personal fitness program
Set up your Healthy Lifestyles consultation at the front desk, upstairs in the wellness center, or by calling (320) 222-9622. Healthy Lifestyles consultations do not need to be completed prior to wellness center use.
Active Teens is a free program that orients our teenage members to the wellness center cardio and strength training equipment to keep them safe during their time in the wellness center. The Active Teens program must be completed by all youth who have completed 6th grade prior to independent use of the wellness center.
Strong Teens is a free program that orients our teens to weight lifting in the weight room by using the proper form, breathing technique and the proper amount of weight to use to keep them safe from injury. The Strong Teens program must be completed by teens who have completed 9th grade prior to independent use of the weight room equipment.
First Steps to Fitness (establishing a pattern of exercise) Fee: $25
The Personal Fitness Program (PFP) is designed for those who are thinking about exercising, preparing to exercise, or are exercising on a sporadic basis. This program is a 6 week program that will assist you in becoming a regular exerciser! Within the 6 weeks, you will meet with a trained staff member 3 times to assist you in establishing your pattern of regular exercise each week, receive encouragement and support for your efforts, and be held accountable for your workouts. Register with Britney or Alex in the Wellness Center.
- Improve strength and flexibility
- Reduce body fat
- Increase energy and decrease stress
Personal Trainers work with people of all ages, help you stay on track, keep you motivated and assist you in achieving your desired goals. Members are able to register for Personal Training for either land or water based exercise. Y Staff recommend at least two sessions when you begin Personal Training. Our personal trainers are certified by national accredited organizations. Contact Britney to sign-up or have your questions answered. Veiw this PDF for more information on our personal training program.
The YMCA offers ongoing challenges as an incentive for you to stay motivated and on track with your workout goals. Each is a month or two in length and challenge you to complete a certain number of workouts, a particular series of workouts or just try some new activities. Challenges are operated on the honor system and are generally reported back to the Y through completion of a game card. Most challenges offer weekly prize drawings for those sticking with the challenges and a final drawing for all those completing the goal.
Summer Fitness Fun Challenge!
Keep track of the number of minutes you spend working out, write them down on your log sheet and turn it in at the end of each week at the Wellness Desk. Watch your progress throughout the summer on the graph by the locker rooms. Every minute logged, gets you closer to a prize! Download the PDF for all the details!
***Earn BONUS minutes for participating in the Foot Lake 4. Contact Alex for more information.
National Walking Day Challenge!
See the WINNERS of the National Walking Day Challenge! PDF
YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP) helps those at high risk adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
YDPP is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58%.
Learn more about the Y's Diabetes Prevention Program
(PDF) View YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Flyer
(PDF) YMCA Diabetes Prevention Registration Form
Visit the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Webpage
Sports & Recreation
We believe that sports, fun and exploring new interests aren't just for kids! You'll find a range of adult recreational activities and sports at the Y.
- Pickleball - Both open play and adult leagues are available.
Y Invitational Pickleball Classic - Saturday August 24