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 offers youth and adults opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, increased self-confidence and improved mental abilities.

These clinics coincide with Winter Break and will be run by the YMCA Sports Department. The objectives of the clinics are to familiarize young participates with the skills and terminology used in both basketball and floor hockey. We encourage those who have never participated in basketball and/or floor hockey to register.


Basketball Clinic
Ages 5-12  |  Dec 26 - 28   |  10-11:00 am
$5M/$10NM

Floor Hockey Clinic
Ages 4-12  |  Jan 2 - 4   |  10-11:00 am
$5M $10NM

 


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 45 MIN 60 MIN
 3 SESSIONS $64 $94 $125
 5 SESSIONS $99 $156 $197
 10 SESSIONS $187 $279 $372
 15 SESSIONS $264 $392 $525
 20 SESSIONS $340 $509 $679

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

 

 

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.

Aqua Force will offer different competitive swim clinics based on the ability of the swimmer. All are designed to improve stroke technique and increase endurance. These clinics will assist in the development of your technique and endurance. They are also a great way for new and returning swimmers to preview our summer and fall swim team practices.


LONG COURSE SEASON
APRIL 15 - JULY 20
Swimmers must be members of the Fox Valley Family YMCA.
The schedule includes additional dryland training.
BLACK AND SENIOR
M-Th 6-8:00pm | Fri 5-6:30pm | Sat 7:30-10am | $520
PURPLE/SILVER
M-Th 6:30-8:00pm | Fri 5-6:30pm | $400


SPRING SEASON
APRIL 15 - MAY 25
Swimmers must be members of the Fox Valley Family YMCA.
The schedule includes additional dryland training.
BLACK AND SENIOR
M-Th 6-8:00pm | Fri 5-6:30pm | Sat 7:30-10am | $330
PURPLE/SILVER
M-Th 6:30-8pm | Fri 5-6:30pm | $270


COMPETITIVE SWIMMING CLINICS
APRIL 1-MAY 2 | PLACEMENT APRIL 1, 4:30PM
Aqua Force will offer different competitive swim clinics based on the ability of the swimmer. All are designed to improve stroke technique and increase endurance. They are also a great way for new and returning swimmers to preview our summer swim team practices. To ensure optimal coach to swimmer ratios, clinics have limited space. Click to view schedule here.

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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The YMCA offers a wide variety of dance classes for ages 18 months through 18 years for Yorkville, Somonauk, Plano, Sandwich and the surrounding areas. We have ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical ballroom dance lessons available. Dance develops a person physically, artistically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Our qualified and professional instructors are here to offer your children the best dance classes possible.

Call our Front Desk for more information at 630-552-4100 x235.

JOIN US FOR CLASS!

  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop

La Premiere Dance Company


2019
Dance Recital Session
January 7- June 8

We want to show off all of your dancer’s hard work!  We will be showing off all of their hard work at our annual dance recital.  The dance recital will take place on June 8th at Yorkville Middle School at 2pm.  We will be having a dress rehearsal on June 7th and pictures will be taken on May 19th.  There is a $20.00 recital registration fee that will include a t-shirt and a trophy for your dancer.

Picture Day - May 19 at Central Branch
Dress Rehearsal - June 7 at Yorkville Middle School
Recital - June 8 at Yorkville Middle School

Dancers will be measured for their costumes the 2nd week of the session during class. Costumes range from $50-$75.00 per class your child is in.  There are additional expenses such as pictures (if you chose to buy), DVD (if you chose to buy) and recital tickets.  Recital Tickets will be sold through an online website and WILL NOT be available at the door or through the Fox Valley Family YMCA.  You do have the option of having your child’s class bank drafted monthly.  The first month will be paid up front and the remaining months will be drafted automatically.


RECITAL CLASSES RUN FOR 22 WEEKS
30 minute class$135M/$202NM
45 minute class$170M/$257NM
60 minute class$228M/$342NM 

NON-RECITAL CLASS SESSIONS
Winter Session I: January 7 - March 2
Winter Session II: March 4 - April 27

30 minute class $55M/$83NM
45 minute class $65M/$97NM
60 minute class $75NM/$110NM


Winter/SPring Dance Schedule

 

 


AGES 3-5 YEARS OLD

TINY TOES
Ages 2-3  | For our tiniest dancers! Dancers will explore the wonders of dance through songs, games, and props in a relaxed setting while teaching them the basics of dance and participate in a group class that will let them explore all that dance has to offer! Ballet attire with hair pulled back.

TEMPO TOES
Ages 4-5 | This class begins with a Circle Warm-up that may include sing-a-long songs or rhymes to keep the young dancers engaged. Students will work on strong arms, stretching their toes, balancing, twirling, and jumping. Ballet shoes required. Ballet attire with hair pulled back in a bun if possible.

TAPPIN' TOES
Ages 4-5 | An energetic dance class that you and your little one will just love! They will learn to develop a sense of rhythm, timing, build leg and feet strength, flexibility, and coordination. Tap shoes are required. Ballet attire. Hair pulled back into a bun if possible.


AGES 5-7 YEARS OLD

INTRO TO DANCE
Ages 5-7 | New to dance? This class will demonstrate the basics of different styles of dance. Ballet, jazz, tap, and more will be taught in a creative atmosphere. Ballet or jazz shoes and attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

BEGINNER BALLET/JAZZ
Ages 5-7 | A chance for your child to explore the basics and foundations of beginning ballet and jazz. Instruction focuses on flexibility, coordination, conditioning, techniques, and the fundamentals of ballet, jazz, and overall fun! Ballet or jazz shoes and attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

BEGINNER BALLET/TAP
Ages 5-7 | Students are introduced to the basic ballet steps and proper techniques. This class will help students understand rhythm and timing needed in all dance. Basic steps will be taught. Ballet AND Tap shoes required. Ballet or jazz attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.


AGES 7+ YEARS OLD

BALLET I
Ages 7+ | Students are introduced to basic ballet technique, including turn-out posture while building confidence and learning elementary performing skills. Ballet shoes and attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

JAZZ I
Ages 7+ | This class will include strength, flexibility, and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks, and leaps. Dancers will learn choreography to popular and age-appropriate music of today along with vintage styles of jazz from the last decades. Ballet or jazz attire and shoes required. Hair pulled back in a bun if possible.

TAP I
Ages 7+ | Students will work on increasing the speed of steps and combining steps together while trying to make correct sounds. Tap shoes required. Ballet or jazz required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.  

HIP HOP I
Ages 7+ | Hip Hop classes combine street dance with funk and jazz, similar to what you would see in televised dance performances or music videos. Students learn isolations and dynamics to execute pop-and-lock and funk movements. Jazz shoes or clean gym shoes required. Hair pulled back.

LYRICAL I
Ages 7+ | Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques and it is performed with music with lyrics that inspire strong emotions. Jazz or ballet shoes and attire. Hair pulled back in a bun if possible.

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BEGINNER TUMBLING (ages 6+)
For anyone with little to no experience. Skills include Rolls, handstands, cartwheels, backbend, round-offs, handstand fall to bridge, and dive rolls.

ADVANCED BEGINNER TUMBLING (ages 6+)
For anyone with little to no experience. Director approval needed. Skills include Rolls, handstands, cartwheels, backbend, round-offs, handstand fall to bridge, and dive rolls.

INTERMEDIATE TUMBLING (ages 6+)
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Beginner and Advanced Beginner tumbling. Director approval needed. Skills include Back extension rolls, front and back walkovers, standing flip-flop, front handspring, fly-spring, aerial cartwheel, round-off flip-flop, punch front, standing back, and power tumbling passes.

NINJA TUMBLING (ages 6+)
Try your strength and skills on different obstacles based on the hit TV show American Ninja Warrior. While learning some tumbling to help improve strength and balance.

CHEERNASTICS (ages 4-6)
In this class, students will learn the basics of cheerleading, including arm movements, jumps, and cheers. They will learn a few different dances. The students will also cheer for the youth sports games held on Saturdays during appropriate sessions with corresponding sports programs.

CHEER 1 (ages 6+)
For anyone wanting to learn basic tumbling for cheerleading. Skills include cartwheels on both sides, handstands, dive rolls, handstand fall to bridge, backbends, backbend kick overs, and round-offs.

CHEER 2 (ages 6+)
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Cheer 1. Director approval needed. Skills included: Standing flip-flops, front handsprings, and round-off flip-flop.

CHEER 3 (ages 6+)
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Cheer 1 and Cheer 2. Director approval needed. Skills included: Connected standing flip-flops, fly springs, punch fronts, Round-off connected flip-flops.

CHEER 4 (ages 6+)
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Cheer 1, Cheer 2, and Cheer 3. Director approval needed. Skills included: Standing back tucks, Round-off flip-flop back tucks, Arabians, layouts, fulls, and more advanced skills based on each individual.

Click to register for classes.

Welcome Annette Smith to our Arts Department

Annette Smith is excited to start sharing her love and knowledge of theatre and all things dramatic with the Fox Valley Family YMCA community. She started acting at age 5 and found her passion on stage, spending every summer performing at theatre camps. When she reached high school she focused on theatre - beginning to teach at the same summer camp she attended growing up. When she started her time at Illinois State University she focused on acting and theatre education, wanting to help future generations find a home either on stage or backstage like she did. She also began her study of Shakespeare at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Annette moved to the Fox Valley Area from Chicago with her husband and son to be closer to their family.  She brings her passion for theatre in all its forms, especially Shakespeare and musicals, with her to the YMCA and looks forward to helping build a strong arts department for everyone!

View featured THEATRE WORKSHOPS, including Intro to Theatre and Improv, here.

We offer full day or half day licensed programs for children ages three to five years at Central and West Branch. 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.  

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 gymnastics 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 and Newark School Districts.

CENTRAL BRANCH PRESCHOOL
630-552-4100
Center Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30am-6:00pm
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 x230) with questions.

HALF DAY PRESCHOOL - 3-5 years old
Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
9-11:30 am and/or 12:15-2:45 pm

FULL DAY PRESCHOOL - PRE-K
Breakfast, Lunch and Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
6:30am-6:00pm


WEST BRANCH PRESCHOOL
815-786-8914
Center Hours: Monday - Friday 6:00am-6:00pm
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. (815-786-8914) with questions.

HALF DAY PRESCHOOL - 3-5 years old
Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
9-11:30am and/or 12:15-2:45pm

FULL DAY PRESCHOOL - PRE-K
Breakfast, Lunch and Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

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

TINY TYKES (ages 1-2 with parent)
Experience an exciting and playful atmosphere with your little ones while they explore the world of movement. Focusing on basic gymnastics skill and fine motor skill development, balance, and coordination. How tiny’s learn best! 

MINI TYKES (ages 3)
Kids will earn to be independent while practicing proper techniques through specific gymnastic stations and circuits. Learning the basics for vault, walking on beam in different directions, properly holding the bar while holding positions, and starting their rolls, cartwheels, and handstands. 

MIGHTY TYKES (ages 4-5)
Learning through circuits, stations and different props to allow mighties to not only stay on task but also to have fun while learning gymnastics. Promoting strength, balance, coordination, flexibility with all their skills. Learning the basics for vault, walking on beam in different directions, properly hold the bar while holding positions, and starting their rolls, cartwheels and handstands. Progressive gymnastics skills (Beginner-Intermediate) are introduced and developed as the gymnast’s skill level improves.

BEGINNER (ages 6+)
For anyone with little to no experience. Skills include jumps for vault, glide swing, cast, hip pullover, walking on the beam in different directions, rolls, cartwheels, backbend,  and handstands on floor. Preparing you for Advanced Beginner.

ADVANCED BEGINNER
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Beginner. Director approval needed. Skills include handstand fall flat, back hip circle, bar dismount, jumps on beam, split jumps, backbend kick over and candlestick forward roll. Preparing you for Intermediate.

INTERMEDIATE
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Beginner and Advanced Beginner. Director approval needed. Skills include: jump to handstand fall flat, shoot through, mill circle, cut back, levers on beam, half turns, stretch jumps, cartwheel to handstand, leaps on floor, back walkovers on floor. Preparing you for Pre-team.

 

Click to register for classes.

Fox Valley Flyers Competitive Team

For class times and descriptions download our program guide.

*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.

PRIVATE COACHING
Class is constructed around abilities and taken at a pace that works for the swimmer. Class times are set up between the instructor and the swimmer. Contact Aquatics Director, Kevin Satler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Half Hour: $30M/$40NM
One Hour: $60M/$80NM
Package of 6 – 30 minute lessons: $160M / $210NM 


PRIVATE LESSONS
Private lessons are constructed around each swimmers abilities and taken at a pace that works for the swimmer. Class times are set up between the instructor and the swimmer. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request private lessons. Download the private swim lesson request form here.

Half Hour: $22M / $33NM
Package of 6 – 30 minute lessons: $115M / $175NM
Semi-private lessons: $150M / $230NM

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Download this file (Fox Valley YMCA Aquatics Private Lesson Form.pdf)Private Swim Lesson Form