Fitness

Healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness. At the Y, it’s more than just working out. In addition to our fitness classes and fitness facilities, we offer a variety of fitness programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength. Our Fitness Center offers state of the art cardiovascular fitness equipment and tons of free weights and circuit machines.

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GROUP EXERCISE
Working out can be tough, but our group exercise classes are a great way to start right now! Have fun and stay motivated with us, all while making new friends to encourage you along the way. We have something for everyone and every skill level. We offer Les Mills classes, Yoga, Barre, and more! The best part of group-exercise classes is that they are free with your Y membership! Sign-up for a virtual class today!

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS
The Y offers many fitness programs to support our older adult community. But, we know that older adults are seeking more than physical benefits when they exercise. They also want a sense of community and to strengthen social ties. The Y has several activities to encourage older adults to take action and get involved. Socializing and volunteering have positive effects on the health of older adults, and exercise has proven to promote mental agility in addition to longevity and good health.

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STAY CONNECTED

At the Fox Valley Family YMCA, the safety and well-being of our members, staff, volunteers, and the broader community, have always been — and will always be — our top priority. Staying connected matters. We're committed to helping everyone in our community stay active and engaged even if you can't visit our branches. Bookmark this page as your digital connection to the Y and we'll do our best to provide resources to help you and your family in this difficult time.


UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS
GROUP-EXERCISE CLASSES

Connect with your favorite Fox Valley Family YMCA fitness instructors virtually and stay active at home! Sign-up for Group-Ex classes via ZOOM today. It's simple, click the class day and time for access to the ZOOM link. View virtual Group-Ex schedule here.

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BodyCombat

BODYCOMBAT™ is the empowering group fitness cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This energetic program is inspired by mixed martial arts. An energizing step workout that will have you feeling liberated and alive.

Nov. 30 @ 7:30am

Dec. 1 @ 5:00am

Dec. 1 @ 8:45am

Dec. 3 @ 5:15am

Dec. 3 @ 8:45am

Dec. 3 @ 5:15pm

Dec. 4 @ 5:00am

Dec. 5 @ 8:30am

BodyPump

BodyPump is a barbell program for participants of all fitness levels. Sculpt your body from head to toe while increasing muscular strength and endurance!

Nov. 30 @ 5:15am

Nov. 30 @ 8:30am

Dec. 1 @ 6:00pm

Dec. 2 @ 5:15am

Dec. 2 @ 8:45am

Dec. 3 @ 6:00pm

Dec. 5 @ 7:30am

WERQ

WERQ® is the fiercely fun dance fitness class based on pop, rock, and hip hop music.

Nov. 30 @ 9:45am

Dec. 2 @ 9:45am 

Dec. 2 @ 6:00pm

Dec. 5 @ 9:25am

Yoga

Sequential movements that interlink postures to form a continuous flow. The instructors will provide a variety of routines. All fitness levels are welcome!

Nov. 30 @ 7:00pm

Dec. 1 @ 9:45am

Dec. 5 @ 10:15am

BodyStep

An energizing step workout that will have you feeling liberated and alive. Using height adjustable steps and simple movements on, over, and around the step.

Nov. 30 @ 5:00pm

Dec. 2 @ 7:30am

Dec. 4 @ 9:30am

Enhance

A proven, community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. This class will help you become more active, energized, and empowered. It will focus on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance to help reduce arthritis symptoms. All fitness levels are encouraged to participate.

Nov. 30 @ 10:45am

Dec. 3 @ 7:30am

Dec. 4 @ 10:45am

DANCE HIIT

This class incorporates high intensity interval training (HIIT) styles with high energy cardio dance routines. You will target and tone your muscles with strength training moves for a total body workout. Routines will include hip hop, latin and more of today’s music.

Nov. 30 @ 6:00am 

Zumba

Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — to help improve cardiovascular fitness.

Dec. 1 @ 10:45am 

CXWORX

CXWORX is a 30-minute core-training workout that uses your body weight, resistance tubing and weights to tighten and tone your midsection. Exercises are designed to improve your functional strength for better mobility and injury prevention.  Dec. 1 @ 5:00pm

HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training is a training technique in which you give all-out 100% effort through quick intense bursts of exercise followed by short sometimes active recovery periods HIIT gets and keeps your heart rate upend burns more fat in less time. Dec. 2 @ 5:00pm 

Rock Out Yoga

This version is an all level athletic yoga class. Come rock out to your favorite tunes while powering through this strength building yoga class. Dec. 2 @ 7:00pm 

Barre and Stretch

Improve your flexibility and increase your strength while reducing stress levels and leaving class feeling calm and centered. You will be guided through postures inspired by dance, Pilates and yoga. This class focuses on alignment, form, and safety. Dec. 3 @ 9:45am 

 


EQUIPMENT TO-GO PROGRAM

Want to join us for BodyPump and BodyStep but you don't have the workout equipment needed at home? Borrow ours! Contact us to participate in our Group-Ex Equipment To-Go program. For members only. Eligible participants must sign a YMCA waiver upon pickup. 

Central Program Details
Call 630-552-4100 or email Michelle LeMaistre, Healthy Living Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Program Details
Call 815-786-9998 or email Melissa Wright, West Branch Fitness Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


online workout videos - Free to stream for a limited time

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA has partnered up with several virtual partners to bring you online workouts that are free to stream for a limited time. From spin classes to full-body exercise routines, these engaging workouts are a great way to stay in shape while staying home. To start streaming, simply visit any of our partners' websites below to claim your free access — no YMCA membership required. While some of our partners may ask for a credit card to create an account, these online workouts are absolutely free for a limited time.


YMCA 360

YMCA logoThe Y continues to be your support for health and wellbeing, wherever you are. Now you can take your favorite group exercise classes (for all ages) right in your own home, and for a limited time there's no charge! There are also sports classes and more for our young people, with new videos being added all the time.

 START STREAMING

LES MILLS ON DEMAND

Les Mills On Demand logoChallenge yourself to a variety of workouts, powered by science, and proven to get results — including strength, cardio, HIIT, dance, flexibility, and more. Bring the classes you love at the Y into the comfort of your own home.

 START STREAMING

LIFE FITNESS

Life Fitness LogoChoose from three “Workout of the Day” categories each day! Refresh each day for a new set of workouts, created by our Life Fitness Academy trainers (ACE and NASM certified). With Life Fitness, you can stay in shape at no extra cost until you can come back to the Y.

 START STREAMING

 

 


WHY HIRE A PERSONAL TRAINER? 

  • Trainers provide accountability and motivation
  • Trainers provide expertise
  • A trainer will push you just enough
  • A trainer helps you identify and reach goals
  • A trainer will personalize your workout 
  • Trainers can reduce the possibility of injury 

Don’t know where to begin? Lacking motivation? Not getting results? Join us on your journey to health and our Certified Personal Trainers will help you get on the right track. Our trainers will design a program specifically for your individual needs and exercise experience. Purchase packages online or stop by either branch. After purchasing, please call (630-552-4100 x247) or email Michelle LeMaistre to schedule your training sessions. Have a personal training or small group training inquiry? Fill out our form below and email it to Michelle. Click here to meet our Personal Trainers!

PERSONAL TRAINING PACKAGES

30 MIN (M/NM)

45 MIN (M/NM) 60 MIN (M/NM)
 3 SESSIONS $64/$96 $94/$141 $125/$188
 5 SESSIONS $99/$148 $156/$234 $197/$295
 10 SESSIONS $187/$280 $279/$418 $372/$558
 15 SESSIONS $264/$396 $392/$588 $525/$787
 20 SESSIONS $340/$510 $509/$763 $679/$1,018

PERSONAL NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING
Registered Dietitian, Michelle LeMaistre, will work with you to develop an appropriate, nutrition-based lifestyle change to meet your personal needs. She will consider any dietary restrictions you have, discuss obstacles, and help you get on the right path to living a healthy lifestyle. This is a great addition to a personal training package.
2 pack 30 MIN – $42M/$63NM  60 MIN – $84M/$126NM
4 pack 30 MIN –$80M/$120NM  30 MIN –$160M/$240NM

FITNESS ORIENTATIONS
If you are new to the Y, or are unsure how to use some of the equipment in the fitness center, sign up for a FREE fitness orientation. Y Fitness Staff will help you become comfortable and familiar with our strength and cardio equipment. Please make an appointment at the Membership Desk.

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Download this file (PersonalTrainingInquiryForm.pdf)PT Inquiry Form

BIG ENOUGH TO BE FUN, SMALL ENOUGH TO BE QUALITY

The future of fitness, small group training is an affordable way to take advantage of a trainer expertise, creativity, and motivation at a lower cost. Draw from the energy of your group as you push yourself for real results. Small group training is for 4-8 participants creating smaller, intimate classes with more individualized attention. For more Information visit a front desk or email: Central Branch contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., West Branch contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What can you expect from Small Group Training?

  • No Session Dates! We know fitting a workout into your busy schedule is tough and we don't want that to be the reason you're not able to work out. A great convenience of small group training is that you're able to designate start dates and class times with your trainer so that it fits your schedule!
  • Think of small group training as a hybrid of personal training and group exercise classes. Benefit from one on one time but within a group of participants who are at your similar fitness level, creating a bond through healthy competition.
  • How many participants can I expect? 4-8 participants

*Please note: Small Group Training has replaced Specialty Group Classes such as TRX, F.I.T., Women on Weights, HIIT, Speed & Agility, Senior & Kids Fitness. For more Information visit a front desk or email: Central Branch contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., West Branch contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 Small Group Training
(4-8 participants)
30 min(M/NM) 45 min(M/NM) 60 min(M/NM)
5 sessions $26/$39 $40/$60 $53/80

 

Your time is valuable...
Your time is valuable and the world is full of conflicting information regarding exercise. Exercising with a Personal Trainer can change your life. Our trainers have the knowledge and skills to maximize the use of the latest exercise techniques to help you reach your goals, whether you’re trying to lose a few pounds, compete in a triathlon, or just get healthy.

Make the most of your exercise time. Contact the Healthy Living Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to find out how your goals can be reached with the help of a Y Personal Trainer!

click for PERSONAL TRAINING options and pricing

Michelle LeMaistre

Michelle has been an instructor for the Y since 2013 specializing in Les Mills classes and group cycling. As the Healthy Living Director, Michelle oversees our chronic disease programs and is passionate about health, wellness and weight management. In addition, Michelle is also a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with experience in both clinical and community environments. Michelle enjoys working with all clients from children to seniors. She has been involved in the healthcare industry since 2005 and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for personal training. Specializes in: Kids & Senior Fitness,  Weight Management & Nutrition.

Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

Certifications

  • ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified LesMills BodyPump and BodyCombat Instructor
  • Certified Cycling Instructor

  

Amanda Tuftee

Her love for fitness brought her to the Fox Valley YMCA 2 years ago where she has also been teaching group fitness classes. She believes it is her job to help others feel good about themselves. She would love to transform the way you think and feel about yourself by helping you on your journey to be the best you yet! Amanda loves spending her spare time with her husband and two children and working in her yard.

Certifications

  • YMCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • Certified Les Mills Bodypump and Bodystep Instructor 


Machele Hill

Machele has been in the fitness field for 7 years.   Her training sessions are always designed to help clients work toward their personal fitness goals while being safe and staying within their abilities and range of motion.  Machele lives in Yorkville with her husband and three active children and has a passion for dance. Specializes in: Strength Training, Senior Fitness, TRX, Barre, Balance, Circuit & HIIT training.

Certifications

  • NETA Personal Trainer
  • YMCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • AFAA Primary Group Fitness
  • Werq Dance Fitness Certified Instructor
  • Ballet BARRE Certified Instructor

Melissa Wright

Melissa lives, dreams and enjoys fitness every day of her life. She fell in love with fitness and wanted to share this with others who want to become better stronger versions of themselves. She believes that finding time for yourself and your health is very important and a great example for family. She has one adult son, two beautiful grandchildren, and an amazing husband. "I would love to help you get started on your fitness journey." Specializes in:  F.I.T.(Functional Interval Training) and Kid & Senior Fitness.

Certifications

  • YMCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • Certified Les Mills Body Pump, Body Step, Body Combat, BodyVive and CXWORX Instructor

Dina Stupec

 

Dina is passionate about the importance of exercise. She trains people at all fitness levels incorporating resistance and cardio into each workout. Specializes in:  F.I.T. (Functional Interval Training). Dina is the resident Fitness Instructor at Leland off-site fitness classes.

 


Jessica Divin

Jessica has always had a passion for fitness. A former rower turned distance runner, she has been an active member of the YMCA for 3 years and an instructor since 2016. Jessica believes that exercise is as beneficial to emotional well being as it is to physical health. She strongly feels that exercise should be an activity that you look forward to and part of your daily life! Residents of Yorkville for over 10 years, Jessica and her husband stay busy with their 3 children.

Certifications

  • NETA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Schwinn Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor

Rachel Toftoy 

Rachel is a passionate Certified Personal Trainer, her role is to motivate, enable and make training a fun and rewarding experience.  Rachel’s training philosophy is that everyone is different, but anyone can benefit greatly from training.  Training can vastly improve your health, performance, mood, and overall quality of life.  In her free time, she loves to spend quality time with her husband and 2 boys.

Certifications:

  • NETA Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
  • WERQ Dance Fitness Certified Instructor
  • Barre Fitness Certified Instructor

 

George Burns

George discovered fitness when he was diagnosed with a chronic arthritis condition and his doctor recommended he work on losing some weight to feel better. Over the last 6 years, he has been able to quit smoking, lose weight, put on muscle and discover fitness was not only a choice but also a lifestyle that pays more in dividends than he ever imagined. George started running in 2012, starting with a Walk2Run program that led to other races before completing a full marathon. He also joined the YMCA and began taking group fitness classes. He loved the group fitness environment and decided to become an instructor, as well as a Personal Trainer. He is here to help anyone on their fitness journey – from the first day making a choice to live a healthier lifestyle to increasing athletic ability to conquer their next goals. Outside of fitness, George is an Insurance Executive in Oak Brook. In his free time, George enjoys spending time with his husband Tom and daughter Sophia, amongst other hobbies. Specializes in:  F.I.T. (Functional Interval Training), Kids Fitness, Speed & Agility.

Certifications

  • NETA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Schwinn Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor

 

 

Jenny Miller

 

Jenny believes that everyone should find a fitness program they enjoy. Her goal is to create a positive and fun atmosphere for her clients, as well as use her knowledge and experience to equip them with the skills to help them achieve their health and fitness goals. Specializes in: Cardio Conditioning and Weight Training.

 

small group training just for kids!

Small-Group Training (4-8 participants) isn't just for adults, kids now have the ability to participate and benefit from group training with a certified fitness instructor. Introducing a fun and exciting way for your children to participate in a non-competitive exercise program built just for their age group and ability level.

SUGGESTED AGE GROUPS:
2-4 years, 5-7 years, 8-12 years
For more Information visit a front desk or email:
Central Branch contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
West Branch contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What to expect from youth small group Training

  • No Session Dates! We know fitting a workout into your busy schedule is tough and we don't want that to be the reason you're not able to work out. A great convenience of small group training is that you're able to designate start dates and class times with your trainer so that it fits your schedule!
  • Think of small group training as a hybrid of personal training and group exercise classes. Benefit from one on one time but within a group of participants who are at your similar fitness level, creating a bond through healthy competition.
  • How many participants can I expect? 4-8 participants 

YOUTH SMALL GROUP TRAINING 30 min(M/NM)  
6 sessions or the price of 5! $26/$39  

 


Can kids use the wellness center? YES!

  • Kids age 10-13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the wellness center.
  • Kids age 10-13 must complete an orientation prior to using the wellness center.  Please make an appointment at the front desk.
  • Kids age 10 and up can participate in personal training and youth-specific small group training.
  • Kids age 10-13 must check in at a front desk to receive a wrist band to use the wellness center.

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"Enhance Fitness is a great combination of balance and strength training focused on getting your heart rate up and your body moving." -Dian Nielsen, Enhance Fitness Instructor


DISCOVER ENHANCE FITNESS
Free for members/*$96 non-member

Central Branch | Monday & Friday 10:15-11:15am
West Branch | Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-9:25am

Instructors will be conducting fitness checks at the 1st and last week of class for all participants.
NO JOIN FEE for participants interested in membership after 16 weeks

What is a fitness check? A 3 step assessment consisting of a sit-and-stand, bicep curl and timed up-and-go test.

*Non-member membership includes 16-week adult membership with full-access to Central & West branch. Take advantage of the Y's full group-ex schedule, both wellness rooms and the pool including our free aqua fitness schedule!

To register, stop by the front desk at either branch or call Central at 630-552-4100, West at 815-786-9998. Program participants are required to attend a minimum of 10 Enhance Fitness classes.


Moderate-impact classes with high-impact results

Enhance®Fitness, an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life.

Here are some of the changes our participants have noticed:

  • More energy
  • Better balance
  • Increases in upper body and lower body strength
  • More flexibility and range of motion
  • Better sleep
  • More feelings of happiness
  • Sense of independence

In addition to the physical benefits, research has shown that, among older adults who participate in Enhance®Fitness, health costs were lowered each year by close to $1,000. Download our fact sheet for more information.

hearts01 red2webThe Fox Valley Family YMCA is proud to offer our first Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program. This health initiative is designed to help participants with hypertension lower their blood pressure by following an evidence-based program that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education, and personalized support.

The Y developed this program to help individuals better manage hypertension, and improve their overall health. According to the American Heart Association, more than 80 million Americans have high blood pressure, but less than half have it under control. Research shows that the simple process of checking and recording blood pressure at least twice a month over four months may lower blood pressure in some people with hypertension. In addition, evidence shows that proper nutrition, particularly with a reduction in sodium intake, may help reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressures.

“The Fox Valley Family YMCA is proud to launch the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program,” said April Hix, Fox Valley Family YMCA Fitness Director. “The Y is committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities by delivering new programs and initiatives.”
 
As part of the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program, participants will measure their blood pressure at least two times a month for four consecutive months—a minimum of eight times, and record their blood pressure readings in a self-selected tracking tool. A nutrition education component will encourage the participants to practice healthier eating habits, including reducing sodium in their diet.

The program is facilitated by Healthy Heart Ambassadors, appointed and trained by the Y, who will show participants how to use a blood pressure cuff, encourage self-monitoring and facilitate monthly nutrition education seminars.

The Fox Valley Family YMCA is looking for adults with high blood pressure to take part in this program. For a small investment of time, participants receive:
•    A simple, evidence-based program that may lower blood pressure
•    Personalized support from a Y Healthy Heart Ambassador
•    Tips for maintaining cardiovascular health
•    Easy-to-use, portable self-tracking tool
•    Heart-healthy nutrition education seminars

Participants must meet the following criteria to participate in the program:  
•    Must be at least 18 years old
•    Must be diagnosed with high blood pressure
•    Must not have experienced a recent cardiac event
•    Must not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
•    Must not be at risk for lymphedema

For more information or to take part in the program, contact Fitness Director Michelle LeMaistre at 630-552-4100 x247 or by email at mlemaistreThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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