Our Health & Wellness department offers a variety of resources, programs and services to assist you in your goals to improve or maintain your health. All levels of fitness are welcome to participate in the classes. Youth 11-13 are welcome to participate in fitness classes when accompanied by a participating adult.
Those who engage in fitness programs enjoy the benefits of a healthier heart, lungs, bones and muscles. You also get to enjoy the benefits of friendship and community. By exercising in the limits of one’s ability, and learning ways to live a healthier lifestyle, individuals may improve their quality of life.
Y START SMART
A great place to start; a FREE 30-minute session with our staff to help you feel comfortable in our fitness center and help you to safely and effectively use the fitness equipment. No appointment necessary. PLEASE CONTACT OUR HEALTH & WELLNESS DEPARTMENT AT 654-9622 EXT. 205 FOR DAYS AND TIMES.
BODY COMPOSITION TEST
The Body skin fold caliper composition test will provide you with the percentage of your body weight that is body fat. Knowing your body fat is a great way to measure your progress in any weight loss or fitness program. Body composition request forms may be filled out at the Member Service Desk.
FEE: Member $10 General Public $20
Start your fitness or weight maintenance program off right by finding out what your current level is. Knowing your current level gives a base to generate a program that will help meet your goals. The fitness assessment determines current upper and lower body muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, blood pressure and resting heart rate, body composition, girth measurements and height and weight. Fitness assessment request forms may be filled out at the Member Service Desk.
FEE: Member $42 General Public $84
YOUTH GUIDELINES FOR FITNESS CENTER
We require children be 14 years old or older to utilize the Fitness Center. The Fitness Center includes all cardiovascular equipment, select weight equipment, free weight area and stretching. The YMCA understands the need for youth to be physically fit and active. However, safety is a #1 concern for us as well. The only exception to this rule will be youth ages of 12 and 13 who have successfully completed the YMCA Youth Strength Training Clinic. We highly recommend the clinic for 14 year olds as well.
YOUTH STRENGTH TRAINING CLINIC (12-13 yr. olds)
This 2 hour clinic will teach your child the rules and proper etiquette to follow while working out in the Fitness Center. The participant will also learn how to perform some basic exercises properly. Once the child successfully completes this clinic they will be allowed to work-out in the Fitness Center under the direct supervision of an adult.
Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am: March 16th, April 13th, May 11th or June 18th