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! 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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GroupEx01Group Exercise Classes
Central Branch / West Branch

Specialty Group Exercise Classes* (Fee-Based)
Central Branch / West Branch

*registration required

LES MILLS LogoFALL I SESSION: SEPTEMBER 5 - OCTOBER 29
FALL II SESSION: OCTOBER 30 - DECEMBER 23

 

group exercise classes

Monthly Group Fitness Pass $50NM
The Y offers many 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. Monthly group fitness pass gives non-members access to both land and aqua group fitness classes.

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 9:00am and 7:30pm. 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
$41M/$62NM  |  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!

TRX HIIT TRAINING
$58M/$87NM  |  This 45 minute, small group training class includes body weight resistance training, core strengthening, and cardio bursts. Participants will use the TRX Suspension System, Bosu Balls, and Stability Balls. Class is limited to eight participants, so don’t miss out. 

F.I.T.
$58M/$87NM  |  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.

AQUA PILATES
Pilates exercises are translated into a pool setting in our new Aqua Pilates class. Participants will use pool noodles, water weights, and the pool wall and floor for assistance. Practicing in deeper water can bring an additional challenge to participants, although no swimming skills are necessary. These new aqua exercises challenge stability, core strength and help develop breathing in a way that traditional Pilates cannot.

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!

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.

POUND
Tues 10:15-11am  |  Wed 6:30-7:15pm  |  $36M/$54NM
Central
Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin' out!

BOXING TRAINING
M, W |  5:30-6:15pm  |  $58M/$87NM  |  West Branch
Whether a beginner or a pro fighter, this class offers the opportunity to achieve your fitness goals and learn the art of boxing. You will learn fundamentals in footwork, punching, defense, and conditioning through a variety of different drills all geared toward enhancing your skills as a boxer ( bag work, mitt work, agility training, light sparring and strength training). Ages 14 and over only. Check with instructor for equipment needed.

 

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.

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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 $62 $92 $123
 5 PACK $97 $154 $195
 10 PACK $185 $277 $370
 15 PACK $262 $390 $523
 20 PACK $338 $507 $677
Attachments:
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Download this file (PersonalTrainingInquiryForm.pdf)PT Inquiry Form

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!

2017 Summer Sessions
Fall Session i: September 5 - October 29
Fall Session II: October 30 - December 23

CENTRAL youth fitness

TRX TEEN Training
Ages 13-17  |  Thur 7-7:45pm  |  $58M/$87NM
This is a 45 minute, full-body workout in a small group setting, that incorporates the TRX Suspension Training system and other equipment.  Teens will benefit from the camaraderie of group training setting as well as the individualized attention of a trainer.   Space is limited, so sign up today!

Kids Yoga
Ages 6-12  |  Mon. 11:30am-12pm  |  $40M/$60NM
Yoga for kids can help build confidence, body awareness and focus on the breath as a tool for centering. Class will feature stories, partner dynamics, animal sounds and laughter.

Speed & Agility
Ages 8-17  |  Sat. 10:15-11am  |  $58M/$87NM
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. This program is developed and instructed by a Certified Personal Trainer.

FIT-N-FUN
Ages 3-6 | Wed 11:30am-12pm |  $40M/$60NM
Join us for fun fitness games that will help keep kids active and show them how fun exercise can be at an early age. Please send children in play clothes, the class will be outside when weather permits.

NEW! miniWERQ
Ages 5-12 |  Wed 9:30am-10am, Sat. 8:30-9am|  $40M/$60NM
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 youth fitness

Speed & Agility
Ages 8-17  |  Age 8-12 Tues 5-6:00pm  |  Age 13-17 Thurs 5-6:00pm  |   $58M/$87NM
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. This program is developed and instructed by a Certified Personal Trainer.

    • Tuesdays for ages 8-12
    • Thursdays for ages 13-17

STRONG KIDS - HEALTHY KIDS
Ages 3-6 | Tuesdays 9:30-10am  |  $40M/$60NM
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.

REGISTER ONLINE!

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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

 

CENTRAL BRANCH



 

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 health care industry since 2005 and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to 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 3 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 Instructor
Werq Dance Fitness Certified Instructor


Machele Hill

Machele has been in the fitness field for 5 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


April Booras

April Booras has a bachelors degree in Education and continuing education in exercise and fitness.  She holds certifications in Yoga, Pilates, Piyo, Kickboxing, Geriatrics, Water Aerobics, Bosu, TRX, Balletone, Spinning, Kettlebell, and Barre. She is a certified group fitness instructor through ACE, and holds two personal training certificates.  April enjoys helping people achieve their fitness goals focusing on form and motivation.

Education
Bachelors of Education in Exercise and Fitness

Certifications
ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
ACE Certified Personal Trainer


 

Maegan 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

 

WEST BRANCH

 

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


Rhonda Johnson

With a BA in Exercise Science from the University of Kentucky, and an ACE certification, Rhonda has been in the fitness field for over 28 years. Her specialty is Personal Training, to work with each individual to achieve the desired results. She will motivate you and make the workouts fun, yet effective. Rhonda has worked with seniors to improve functional movements and mobility, improved posture and strength, and better cardiac function and stamina.  Overcoming her own back issues and impaired nerve function, she has a passion to work with people that suffer from chronic conditions and life impairing diagnosis that may need special consideration. Rhonda also teaches Pilates, Small Group Training, and TRX classes.

Education
Bachelors of Arts in Exercise Science

Certifications
ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
ACE Certified Personal Trainer


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 on her yard.

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

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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