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. Plus, we offer an extensive catalog of Youth Fitness classes. Our Fitness Center offers state of the art cardiovascular fitness equipment and tons of free weights and circuit machines. We are also proud to offer a Cycle Studio, complete with Keiser bikes. Call 630-552-4100 x223 for more information.

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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, Zumba, PiYo, and more! The best part, group exercise classes are free with your membership! Be sure to check out our West Branch Fitness classes.

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS
The Y offers fitness programs for older adults like water exercise, yoga and stretching classes. 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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Fall Session I: September 10 - October 27
Fall Session II: November 5 - December 22
 


GROUP EXERCISE CLASS SCHEDULES:
Central Branch / West Branch

SPECIALTY GROUP EXERCISE CLASS SCHEDULES*: (fee-based)
Central Branch / West Branch
*registration required

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group exercise classes

The Y offers many group fitness classes each week. Classes range from Les Mills BodyPump®to Yoga, and our schedule was designed with a variety of fitness enthusiasts in mind. Group exercise classes are included with your Y membership. Classes are subject to change, based on class size and seasonal fluctuations. The Group-Ex fitness pass gives non-members access to both land and aqua group fitness classes –– $50 for a 10 punch pass.

AQUA FITNESS
Aquatic fitness classes are included with your Y membership and are a fun, lower-impact way to get your body moving, improve strength and flexibility, and develop all-around fitness. Classes are offered throughout the week at 9:00 am and 7:30 pm. Monthly group fitness pass gives non-members access to both land and aqua group fitness classes.

ENHANCE® FITNESS
Enhance® Fitness is a proven, community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. It helps older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living. Each class will be led by a certified instructor and exercises will focus on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance to help reduce the severity of arthritis symptoms. Older adults at all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. The program is especially beneficial for older adults living with arthritis. Call 630-552-4100 x247 for more information or download our fact sheet for more information.


specialty group exercise classes

YMCA BOOT CAMP
FREE to Members/$100NM  |  Boot Camp is for individuals looking to be pushed to the next level. The class meets Monday through Friday from 5-6am and includes a mix of cardio and strength training utilizing body weight exercises, weight training, and Tabata methods. Instructors will work with all fitness levels. Must be at least 18 years of age to register. Pre-registration is required. You can pay monthly or sign up for bank draft and receive a $10 discount on your fee. Register Online!

EQUIP: STRENGTH & SCULPT
This is a 45 minute, small group training class that includes high-intensity cardio bursts, resistance training and focuses on strength and agility exercises using TRX Suspension System, Bosus, sliders, bikes and stability balls. Class is limited to eight participants, so don't miss out!

F.I.T. (WEST)
Functional Interval Training that uses boot camp, HIIT intervals, cardio and strength training to give you a great workout! No two classes are ever the same. All fitness levels welcome.

TRX
This 45 minute, small group training class includes body weight resistance training, core strengthening, and cardio bursts. The TRX Suspension System, Bosu Balls, and Stability Balls will be used. Class is limited to eight participants, so don't miss out!

W.O.W. (WOMEN ON WEIGHTS)
Looking to make strides and gains in the weight room, but not sure where to start? This small group setting is just for you! Let us help you feel comfortable and confident to train in our wellness room with proper technique!

INTRO TO LIFTING
This class will focus on resistance & weight training to help you achieve your fitness goals. If you are looking for guidance on proper form or how to execute a certain move, this class is for you. We will cover form, styles, and types of lifts to incorporate into your fitness routine.

YOGA FOR OSTEOPOROSIS
Bone is a remarkable tissue with a functional structure (the skeleton). It is strong enough to withstand intense physical activity, adaptive enough to respond to changes in activity and lightweight enough to allow efficient movement. But when things go wrong, the result is FRACTURE. Osteoporosis is the condition associated with fractures. In the US alone, there is an estimated 2 million fractures from Osteoporosis, a number that continues to rise as our population ages. Yoga has been proven to prevent and reverse osteoporotic bone loss safely. Join us and build back confidence, balance, and bone to prevent a fracture.


fitness center / group-ex reminders
Children under the age of 11 are not permitted in the Fitness Center/Group Exercise class unless participating in a kids fitness program authorized by the Y. Members and guests 11-13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the fitness center/group exercise classes. Children under age 11 can attend Kids Zone (free with a Family Membership) while their parent or guardian attends a Group Exercise class. Children ages 11 -14 must complete an orientation prior to using the fitness center. Please make an appointment for the orientation at the Front Desk.


ORIENTATIONS, NUTRITION COUNSELING, FITNESS ASSESSMENT 

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! You will have an initial consultation and follow up appointments per package. This is a great addition to your personal training package!

FITNESS ASSESSMENT
A great way to evaluate your current fitness level.  It includes a series of measurements to help determine your physical fitness including height, weight, body composition, blood pressure, muscular and cardiovascular endurance and flexibility.

WELLNESS ROOM ORIENTATION
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.

SMALL GROUP TRAINING
Small group training is an affordable way to take advantage of a trainer’s expertise, creativity and motivation at a lower cost. Draw from the energy of your group as you push yourself for real results. Training sessions are for 4-8 participants creating smaller, intimate classes with more individualized attention.

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Download this file (Y-EnhanceFitness-Fact-Sheet-May-2016_SP.pdf)Enhance Fitness Fact Sheet

 


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 personal training sessions. Have a personal training inquiry? Fill out our form below and email it to Michelle.

SMALL GROUP TRAINING
Small group training is an affordable way to take advantage of a trainer’s expertise, creativity and motivation at a lower cost. Draw from the energy of your group as you push yourself for real results. Trainings are for 4-8 participants creating smaller, intimate classes with more individualized attention.

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.

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.

 

PERSONAL TRAINING PACKAGES 30 MIN 45 MIN 60 MIN
 3 PACK $64 $94 $125
 5 PACK $99 $156 $197
 10 PACK $187 $279 $372
 15 PACK $264 $392 $525
 20 PACK $340 $509 $679
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Download this file (PersonalTrainingInquiryForm.pdf)PT Inquiry Form

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!

Learn more about our 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.

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

Jackie Bruns

Jackie's love of fitness began 5 years ago when she successfully lost over 100 pounds herself and maintained that weight loss through diet and exercise.  Motivating and helping others achieve their goals is her #1 priority when working with clients.  She also believes that a good workout is a fun one, and strives to maintain that attitude throughout all her classes and work with clients.  In her free time, Jackie enjoys traveling with her husband and 3 children.

Education

  • Bachelors of Psychology
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

Certifications

  • YMCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • Schwinn Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Certified Les Mills Body Pump, Tone & BodyFlow Instructor
  • SCW Yoga I Instructor


Machelle 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.

Certifications

  • 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."

Certifications

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


Kayla Djidic

Kayla's love for fitness started after walking into her first Zumba Fitness® class. Shortly after, she became licensed to teach Zumba Fitness® classes in 2012. With the drive to learn more, she is now licensed to teach other Zumba® formats and doesn't plan to stop there. Her goal is to show that anyone can live a healthier lifestyle and that it can be a fun process too. Kayla strives to motivate, reach goals and keep exercise fun. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Certifications

  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
  • Licensed Zumba®, Aqua Zumba®, Zumba Gold® and STRONG by Zumba® Instructor


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

Mike Click

You could say that Mike has been a fanatic of fitness most of his life.  He grew up playing sports, from baseball and basketball, to track and field and swimming.  After swimming competitively, he moved into the world of triathlons, where he found a new addiction that led to competing in a half Iron Man.  Being a parent, Mike understands the juggle of finding time to take care of yourself and wants to assist others in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  He believes that instead of training for a specific event, that you should approach fitness more as “training for life.”

Certifications

  • YMCA Certified Strength and Conditioning 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

Nikki Blocker

Nikki began her career as a fitness instructor at the Fox Valley Family YMCA West Branch in June of 2014.   Seeing the benefits of bringing physical health and emotional health together, Nikki decided to enroll in iPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.  In March of 2016, Nikki received her designation as a Certified Professional Life Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner.  Nikki’s favorite part of her job is connecting and encouraging our members.  She enjoys the family atmosphere and friendships that have developed with members and staff.  Nikki has been married to her high school sweetheart for 24 years and is the mom of two witty college boys.  She has 4 marathons under her belt and currently hits the pavement to walk with her dog, Sandy.

Certifications

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • SCW Yoga, Foam Rolling and Nutrition, Metabolism and Hormones Training
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • YMCA Group Exercise and Enhance Fitness

Meagan Toto 

Maegan's passion for all things fitness began 2 years when she decided to make a big change. Maegan committed herself to a diet and exercise routine that eventually led to losing 180 pounds! By sharing her story with her clients, she hopes to inspire and motivate people to achieve their own goals no matter how big or small. In her free time, she enjoys quality time with her 5 kids, dancing, and running.

Certifications

  • SCW Personal Trainer
  • YMCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • Licensed Zumba 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.

Certifications

  • NETA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Schwinn Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor

 

Not every child loves sports, but when kids find physical activities they enjoy, staying healthy and active becomes easy. At the Y, we’ve created options to help kids of all ages stay fit, healthy, and active. REGISTER ONLINE!

2018 Fall Sessions
Fall Session I: September 10 - October 27
Fall Session iI: November 5 - December 22

CENTRAL Branch

MINI F.I.T.
Ages 3-5 | Mon., 11:15-11:45am | $35M/$52NM
Functional Interval Training that uses boot camp, HIIT intervals, cardio and strength training to give you a great workout.

KIDS F.I.T.
Ages 8-12 | Thurs., 4:30-5pm | $35M/$52NM
Functional Interval Training that uses boot camp, HIIT intervals, cardio and strength training to give you a great workout.

SPEED & AGILITY

Ages 8-12 | Sat., 7:30-8am | $35M/$52NM
Ages 13-15 | Sat., 8-8:45am | $52M/$77NM
Speed and Agility is for any skill level looking to improve their current athletic performance. Exercises are designed to improve overall quickness, strength and coordination. There will be a concentration on footwork, legs and core strength.

MINI WERQ
Ages 5-12 | Sat., 8:30-9am | $35M/$52NM
Kids will have a blast with Kids' WERQ®, the fiercely fun dance fitness workout class based on kid-friendly versions of pop, rock, and hip-hop music taught by Certified WERQ instructors and designed just for kids.


WEST Branch

STRONG KIDS - HEALTHY KIDS
Ages 3-6 | Mon., 11-11:30am | $35M/$52NM
This class is a way for your child to learn to socialize through games, crafts, music, exercise and interactive play. You will end the session with a field trip to E & A Adams Farm.

SPEED & AGILITY
Ages 8-17 | Tues. or Thurs., 5-5:45pm | $52M/$77NM
Speed and Agility is for any skill level looking to improve their current athletic performance. Exercises are designed to improve overall quickness, strength and coordination. There will be a concentration on footwork, legs and core strength.

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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.

Speed and Agility is for athletes at any skill level looking to improve their current performance.  Exercises are designed to improve overall quickness, strength and coordination. This class concentrates on footwork, legs, endurance and core strength.

Session begins Sept. 4th at West Branch
Tues. 5–5:45pm for ages 12–15 years
Thurs. 4–4:45pm for ages 8–11 years
$52M/$77NM


MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
While working for the Y as our Speed & Agility Instructor, Nevin is pursuing a Nursing degree at Aurora University. “
My passion for nursing is deeply rooted in my interest in health and fitness.” As an experienced strength and conditioning instructor, Nevin plans weekly exercises + drills keeping every workout fresh and each participant engaged. Nevin’s class focuses on form, technique, and muscle memory drills to ensure the development of good habits for all athletes.

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

JOIN THE Y'S FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SELF-MONITORING PROGRAM!
Our Healthy Heart Ambassadors will be available for screenings at our Plano Branch (3875 Eldamain Rd.) on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Wednesdays from 12pm to 1pm and Fridays from 10:30am to 11:30am. 

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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