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.
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.
Strength Train Together will blast all your muscles with a high-rep weight training workout. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates, and body weight, Strength Train Together combines squats, lunges, presses, and curls with functional integrated exercises. Dynamic music and a motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat, and push you to a personal best!
The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise - because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
Men On Weights is for men who are new to toning and strength training or want more instruction in the variety of exercises and machines to use for each muscle group. Increase Muscle tone and strength with guided instruction using the select rise weight machines, resistance cords, stability balls and medicine balls. After this course you will have a specific, individualized strength training program tailored to your fitness needs. Space is limited to four participants per Y instructor.
Kettlebells are one of the most popular strength training tools for toning muscles and getting anyone back into shape. Basics course will teach you the basics of Kettlebell training, safety techniques, body positioning, alignment and appropriate starting exercises including the swing, clean and press, snatch and many more!
An intermediate class for women who are looking to take their fitness program to the next level. Use a variety of exercise with free weights, balls, BOSU and other weight training tools. After completing this program you will have the tools to tailor your workout to your specific goals.
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:
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.
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 Leslie in the Wellness Center.
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%.
In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help you change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. Topics covered include nutrition, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more. After the initial 16 core sessions, you will meet monthly for up to a year for added support to help them maintain their progress.
To qualify for the program, individuals must be overweight and at high risk for developing diabetes or overweight and have been diagnosed by a physician as someone with pre-diabetes.
Am I at risk?
Fasting plasma glucose between 100 – 125 mg/dL HbA1c between 5.7% and 6.4% Random or casual blood glucose level of 240-199 mg/dL or higher
UnitedHealthcare members should check with their employer for program availability, or contact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to confirm eligibility at 1-800-237-4942.
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 Leslie to sign-up or have your questions answered.
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.
Get a 30 minute burst of exercise that will get you quick results! No swimming experience required. Participants will train at their own pace and intensity. Plyometric exercise works the muscles at maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power, speed and strength. You won’t even get your hair wet.