Programs

The YMCA's health, fitness and sports programs are developmentally appropriate and help people at any stage of life build positive health habits. Participation in YMCA programs offer youth and adults opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, increased self-confidence and improved mental abilities.

2016/17 Winter Sessions
Winter I: January 9 - March 4
Winter II: March 6 - April 22

2017 Spring Sessions
Spring I: April 24 - June 10

All branches of Gymnastics and Tumbling help develop motor skills through activities that increase strength, balance and body control.

FVFYMCA Instructional Gymnastics

  • Preschool Gymnastics Classes
    (ages 2-5 years)
  • Girls Instructional Classes*
    • Beginner (ages 6+)
    • Progressions A & B (ages 6+)
    • Teen Basic Gymnastics (ages 12+)

For class times and descriptions download our program guide below.

*Advancement from each level may take anywhere from three months to two years, depending on the individual gymnast. The Y reserves the right to move gymnasts to the appropriate levels, combine classes, cancel classes, and change times during the course of all sessions.

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Download this file (FVFYMCA_FALL17_gymnastics.pdf)FVFYMCA Gymnastics Fall 2017

Preschool Sports
Ages 3-5  |  Oct. 3 - Nov. 16  |  $25M/$35NM

This program allows parent and child some quality sports time. Help them learn the basics of multiple sports. Parents participate with your child to encourage and guide them through soccer, t-ball, basketball, floor hockey, and football. This seven-week class runs Tuesdays from 10-11am OR Thursdays from 10-11am.

 

We offer full day or half day licensed programs for children ages three to five years. Our preschool program offers quality care in a safe and supportive environment that fosters the emotional, physical, social and cognitive growth of each child. In addition, your child will develop skills to build character values, self-esteem, friendships, and kindergarten readiness skills.

FULL DAY or HALF DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (ages 3-5)
The three to five year old classrooms focus on the growth and development of the whole child: physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. Activities and classroom centers are oriented to the child’s interest and developmental levels. Our three to five year olds are able to make choices in a variety of areas including: art and sensory activities, dramatic play, stories and books, music and movement, fine and large motor development and much more.

Our program builds the foundation and prepares children for those skills needed in Kindergarten. Math, science, language areas, and pre-reading and writing are emphasized. In addition, children learn important classroom skills such as taking turns, sharing and cooperation as well as learning to develop socially acceptable behaviors and positive social relationships through cooperative play. To register your child, stop in today! Contact Early Learning Academy Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (630-552-4100 x 230) with questions.

Center Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30am - 6:00pm

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PRESCHOOL CLASSES

HALF DAY PRESCHOOL - 3's
Snack will be provided

  • Tuesday / Thursday
    9 - 11:30 am

HALF DAY PRESCHOOL - PRE-K
Snack will be provided

  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday
    9 - 11:30 am OR 12:15 - 2:45 pm
  • NEW! Monday thru Friday
    9 - 11:30 am

 

A YMCA Youth Membership is included in all of our Preschool options.

 

Our Preschool Curriculum includes the following areas: Language Development, Creative Experience, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, iPad Technology, Music/Movement, Science and Discovery, Dramatic and Sensory Play.

Preschool events include: School Pictures, Holiday Parties, Recreational swimming, End-of-Year Pre-K ceremony, Spring Recital, Local Field Trips, and more. Additional YMCA Benefits include: Indoor gymnasium, music and dance rooms, after school enrichment programs, USDA-approved lunches and snacks, 17-acre outdoor pavilion, indoor pool, two secure and safe outdoor play areas, "Let's Move Initiative," and a gymnastic center.In need of financial assistance? The Y is able to offer help through the generosity of our donors. Call or stop-in for details.

In need of financial assistance? The Y is able to offer help through the generosity of our donors. Call or stop-in for details.

Click here for information on our before and after school-based program for students in Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Somonauk, Hinckley-Big Rock, and Newark School Districts.

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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

   

A competitive Youth Swim program for Y members ages 5-21 building strength and endurance while refining technique. Swimmers are grouped according to ability and age from beginner to advanced. The team competes against other area Y’s as well as in District/State meets. Children are empowered by the confidence they develop as they work to swim a mile and beyond while enjoying the water environment so many seem born for.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Thursday, August 10 & September 7
    5:30pm - New Swimmer Placement
    6pm - MANDATORY Registration and Parent Orientation for ALL Swimmers 

 

aqua force news

  • On January 21 and 22, Aqua Force Swim Team hosted their 2nd Annual Fitter and Faster Swim Tour Clinic at the Central Branch Pool. Olympic Medalist Tyler Clary and Melanie Margalis were on hand to teach and inspire over 100 area swimmers of all ages and skill levels on how to execute high performance turns and dolphins-kicks.


 

  • Aqua Force Swim Team was the proud host of the 2015 Illinois YMCA State Swimming Championships held on March 21 and 22 in St. John, Indiana at Lake Central High School. Congrats to all the swimmers who competed! Find race results here. A big thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make this meet an overwhelming success. Special thank you to meet/volunteer coordinator Melissa Castilla. Special thanks to Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana and facility director Jeff Kilinski.

 2015 IL-STATE-Y-MEET-LOGO    MakeaSplash

 

swim team benefits

Not sure if a swim team is right for your child? Here is a list of the benefits of swimming from USA Swimming:6.13.15 swimmer01 web

  • Swimming is an outstanding activity for people of all ages.
  • Swimming promotes fitness and teaches a child to strive for physical achievement. Many super-stars in other sports started out as swimmers and gained strength and coordination that helped them to excel.
  • Swimming is an exciting individual and team sport.
  • Swimming is a technical and specialized activity involving extensive skill development.
  • Swimming is a healthy "lifetime" activity. Participants may be 1 or 101 years old.
  • Swimming is relatively injury free in comparison to other youth sports.
  • Swimming teaches the life lessons of sport and sportsmanship which include learning to deal with winning and losing, as well as working with officials, teammates and coaches.
  • Swimming can prevent drowning.

Visit the Aqua Force website for more information or contact Aquatic Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 630-552-4100 x237.

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USA-Gymnastics

The Flyers are coached by Karen Oelker, Chloé Oelker, Tiffany Haag, and Kathleen Lavery. Our goal as coaches is to not only make this a strong, winning team, but to teach our girls the importance of working together and supporting each other. We believe what they learn here will stay with them long after their gymnastics careers.

The Flyers Team consists of levels 3 through 8 and has approximately 40 gymnasts competing. Team try-outs are held each year in June as a part of our annual Summer Gymnastics Camp. All gymnasts that would like to be considered for the competition team must attend camp to be evaluated by the entire team coaching staff. View meet photos here.

JOIN US IN THE POOL!
Make a splash with us and join one of our Aqua Fitness classes today!
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.

An aqua fitness class is a great way to add something new to your routine and is a great workout for all ages! Aqua fitness can be tailored to challenge everyone from a twenty-something swimmer to an active senior. Do you sometimes feel exposed in a traditional group exercise class? Don’t think you can follow along to a routine? Never fear...the water hides all, leaving you to be more focused on your movements rather than worrying about keeping up with everyone else. Aqua fitness classes are also a great cross-training workout that will improve your performance in other high-impact activities like running, dance or team sports.

Your body will thank you for it! Water’s buoyancy will help avoid the wear and tear on your body that often comes along with working out. Aqua fitness strengthens muscles without stressing vulnerable joints, which makes it great for recovering from sports injuries and water provides equal resistance through your full range of motion, which results in balanced muscle action for your joints. Working out in water is a true full-body workout. Your heart, muscles, and internal organs all benefit.

Monthly Group Fitness Pass $50NM
Our Group Fitness Pass gives non-members monthly access to both land and water group fitness classes. Call 630-552-4100 x222 or stop by either branch to purchase your pass.

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
 

Join the ranks of those who can spring into action when trouble strikes: sign up today to get certified in CPR, First Aid and AED. American Heart Association CPR (not Health Care Provider) classes are offered at the Y on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Classes are for those ages 16 and over and are $33 for members and $45 for non-members. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 630-552-4100 x237

Current available classes:

WEDNESDAYS | 11-2pm
September 6 | October 4 | November 8 | December 6

SATURDAYS | 9am-12pm
September 16 | October 14 | November 18 | December 16