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.

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Central Branch

West Branch


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group exercise classes
BARRE EXPRESS – BODYCOMBAT – BODYFLOW – BODYPUMP – BODYSTEP – BOOT CAMP – CXWORX – DANCE HITT – ENHANCE FITNESS – PILATES – POWER CIRCUIT – SPINSANITY – STRONG BY ZUMBA – TONE – WATER in MOTION – WERQ – YOGA

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. 

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. 

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.


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 kid's 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.

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

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.

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  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop

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.


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 8+ | 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 8+ | 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 8+ | 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 8+ | 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 8+ | 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.

STRETCH AND TECHNIQUE
Ages 8+ | We will stretch and condition all of our muscles with yoga, pilates, and other exercises to work on our flexibility and control. This class will also focus on improving jumps, turns, and overall technique.

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PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Private lessons are constructed around each swimmer's abilities and are taken at a pace that works for the swimmer. One-on-one lessons encourage fast learning of swim skills. On the first day of lessons, our staff will administer a quick swim test and/or verbal questionnaire at the beginning of the session. 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.

1 half-hour lesson: $39M/$49NM
6 pack – 30-minute private lessons: $140M/$200NM


SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Semi-private lessons are a perfect option for siblings, cousins, neighbors and close friends. Our ratio for semi-private swim lessons is 2 or 3 participants to a single instructor. A smaller group setting encourages faster learning of swim skills along with cooperation and teamwork. On the first day of lessons, our staff will administer a quick swim test and/or verbal questionnaire at the beginning of the session. Class times are set up between the instructor and the swimmers. 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.

6 pack – 30-minute semi-private lessons (2 swimmers): $175M/$250NM – Individual Participant Cost $87.50M/$125NM
6 pack – 30-minute semi-private lessons (3 swimmers): $200M/$275NM – Individual Participant Cost $66.70M/$91.70NM


PRIVATE SWIM 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, Mike Click at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Download the private swim lesson request form here.

1 half-hour session: $44M/$59NM
6 pack – 30-minute private coaching: $175M/$250NM 


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

The Y continues to follow all CDC guidelines in Phase 4.

 

  • Masks are required in all common areas of the facility including locker rooms and pool deck. Once your child is ready to enter the water, masks may be removed.
  • Parents have the option to be in the water with their child during the duration of the lesson if this is most comfortable for you and your child.
  • Parents will not be allowed to view lessons on the pool deck or in the viewing hallway.
  • Instructors will be wearing face shields while in the water and lifeguards will be wearing masks at all times.
  • All equipment is sanitized between swim lessons.
  • There will not be a goggles bucket for swimmers to borrow. Swimmers are encouraged to bring their own pair, and personal toys or equipment can be brought to lessons.
  • If you or someone in your family is experiencing any COVID related symptoms, please inform your instructor and stay home. Please try to inform your instructor as soon as possible.
  • If your family has traveled to one of the state-recognized quarantine states, it is requested that you quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to your lessons.

 


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 (M/NM)

45 MIN (M/NM) 60 MIN (M/NM)
 3 SESSIONS $64/$96 $94/$141 $125/$188
 5 SESSIONS $99/$148 $156/$234 $197/$295
 10 SESSIONS $187/$280 $279/$418 $372/$558
 15 SESSIONS $264/$396 $392/$588 $525/$787
 20 SESSIONS $340/$510 $509/$763 $679/$1,018

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

The Y is excited to be able to offer a full-day Kindergarten option for our community this year. Taught by accredited teachers with over 15 years of experience, our teachers will implement the whole-child approach programs, Kindergarten Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment. These programs work in tandem to provide a high-level Kindergarten education that will prepare your child educationally, socially, emotionally for 1st-grade expectations in your school district.


What will the Y's Kindergarten program provide?

  • 5 full-days a week of in-house Kindergarten
  • Accredited and Experienced Teachers
  • Before and After School Care included
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • School Supplies included

more program details

  • Kindergarten is 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Before & After Care: drop-off begins at 6:30 am, pick-up by 6:00 pm
  • Registration fee is $50
  • Tuition is $200 per week
  • Registration deadline is August 14th
  • School begins August 31st 

how to ENROLL

Fill out a Kindergarten Enrollment Packet and submit to our Child Care Director, Amy Schultz, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For any further questions, contact our Child Care Front Desk at 630-552-4100 ext. 250


The Y continues to follow all CDC and DCFS guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions. Members, staff and program participants are expected to do so, as well. The Early Learning Academy follows a DCFS approved COVID action plan. For questions and concerns, email Child Care Director, Amy Schultz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dana Lowe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Need support for virtual school? The Y is here to help!

At the Y's E-Camp & Care, students in Kindergarten through sixth grade will be supported in completing their remote learning while also staying active and enjoying fun activities throughout the day, and after their virtual school day is complete. With locations in Plano & Sandwich, E-Camp & Care begins at 6:30 am and ends at 6:00 pm, with e-learning from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.

E-Camp & Care staff will assist students in logging on and connecting to their school programs using their own laptop or device, assist with questions during remote learning, and help to keep students on track as they connect with their teachers online. During class breaks and after schoolwork is completed, the Y team will get students up and moving in fun and creative ways to keep them engaged and active.

E-Camp & Care begins August 24th.

To reserve a spot, please fill out a registration packet and submit to an FVFY front desk or email to our School Age Child Care Director, Amy Peterson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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The Y continues to follow all CDC and DCFS guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions. Members, staff and program participants are expected to do so, as well. 

 

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.

  


Healthy. Positive. Free from Abuse. These are words we are committed to uphold in our program. Due to our dedication and hard work, we now have Safe Sport Recognized Club status through USA Swimming! We are proud of everything we have accomplished thus far and will continue to do our best to protect our athletes, parents, and coaches on and off the pool deck.


 

 
 

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 maybe 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 Mike Click at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 630-552-4100 x237.

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FOX VALLEY FLYERS TEAM

The Fox Valley Flyers is a competitive gymnastics team that competes in YMCA and USAG meets - USAG routines are used. The Flyers have the opportunity to qualify for YMCA Nationals each year. This summer the Flyers traveled to Toledo, Ohio and competed in the YMCA Gymnastics Nationals. All current team members and gymnasts that would like to be considered for the competition team must attend Summer Camp held in June. For more additional information please contact Gymnast Director Jenny Menz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our goal as coaches is to not only make this a strong, competitive 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.


JR. FLYERS
Director approval needed. For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Beginner and Advanced Beginner. This class will prepare you for the competitive gymnastics team. Learning the skills that are needed for Level 2.

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.

BIG ENOUGH TO BE FUN, SMALL ENOUGH TO BE QUALITY

The future of fitness, small group training is an affordable way to take advantage of a trainer expertise, creativity, and motivation at a lower cost. Draw from the energy of your group as you push yourself for real results. Small group training is for 4-8 participants creating smaller, intimate classes with more individualized attention. For more Information visit a front desk or email: Central Branch contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., West Branch contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What can you expect from Small Group Training?

  • No Session Dates! We know fitting a workout into your busy schedule is tough and we don't want that to be the reason you're not able to work out. A great convenience of small group training is that you're able to designate start dates and class times with your trainer so that it fits your schedule!
  • Think of small group training as a hybrid of personal training and group exercise classes. Benefit from one on one time but within a group of participants who are at your similar fitness level, creating a bond through healthy competition.
  • How many participants can I expect? 4-8 participants

*Please note: Small Group Training has replaced Specialty Group Classes such as TRX, F.I.T., Women on Weights, HIIT, Speed & Agility, Senior & Kids Fitness. For more Information visit a front desk or email: Central Branch contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., West Branch contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 Small Group Training
(4-8 participants)
30 min(M/NM) 45 min(M/NM) 60 min(M/NM)
5 sessions $26/$39 $40/$60 $53/80