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.

 


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
Attachments:
File
Download this file (PersonalTrainingInquiryForm.pdf)PT Inquiry Form

Start for $0 down & your first week is FREE!

The Y’s Early Learning Academy West Branch is proud to offer a limited time special for parents enrolling their infants into our child care program. Sign up today and we’ll waive your security deposit and your first week’s tuition is free (a $420 dollar value)! Our Infant Room is led by our caring and tenured staff. We provide baby formula and organic baby food (for those children ready for solids). Stop by and take a tour - we’d love to meet you!

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: $20M / $30NM
One Hour: $40M / $60NM
Package of 6 – 30 minute lessons $105M / $160NM

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

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.

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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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.


DATES TO REMEMBER
August 16 or September 6
5:45-6:15pm - New Swimmer Placement
6:15-7:30pm - MANDATORY Registration and Parent Orientation for ALL Swimmers

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.

*YMCA State and USA Championship qualifiers will practice beyond July 14th. Participation in Summer Swim Season guarantees a spot for the Fall Swim Season. All participants must be FVFYMCA members to join Aqua Force. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards on front and back confidently. Swimmers must pay $30 deposit and have meet fees set up on a monthly draft. All fees must be paid before swimmers can participate. Meet fee deposit may be rolled over from Fall/Winter season if eligible.  White, Purple, Black, Pre-Senior, and Senior swimmers new to the Aqua Force team can pay an optional $75 USA Swimming registration. Swimmers not USA swimming registered will not be able to participate in any USA Swimming sanctioned swim meets.  Swim meet schedule can be found online at www.foxvalleyymca.org/aquaforce. Black and Senior will have select morning, dryland and Saturday practices posted online.

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La Premiere Dance Company provides students the opportunity to develop technique and skill at a higher level of professionalism. This competitive and performance dance company for Y Members ages 5-18 gives dancers the chance to perform and compete at several venues throughout the year (including parades, competitions, special holiday events, and conventions). La Premiere consists of three companies; Mini, Petite, and Junior, companies are based on age and ability. All companies will compete at a local, national competition.

We provide a fun and affordable dance company so all children have an opportunity to dance. As part of our dance company, your children will grow into talented dancers and learn valuable lifelong lessons.

La Premiere will hold auditions the beginning of July.

Attachments:
File
Download this file (8.14.17_FallDance_laPremiere.pdf)Fall Dance Auditions

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

 

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

FVFYMCA Instructional GymnasticsTINY 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.

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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