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.

2018 Winter Session
Winter I: January 8 - February 24

2018 Spring Sessions
Spring I: February 26 - April 14
Spring II: April 16 - May 26

Preschool Sports
Ages 3-5  |  Jan 8 - Feb 26 & March 5 - April 23  |  $35M/$45NM

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 class runs Monday from 11:30-12 or Thursday from 11:30-12pm.

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, Hinckley-Big Rock, 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's
Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
9 - 11:30 am

HALF DAY/FULL DAY PRESCHOOL - PRE-K
Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
9 - 11:30 am and/or 12:15 - 2:45 pm


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. with questions.

HALF DAY PRESCHOOL - 3's
Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
9 - 11:30 am

HALF DAY/FULL DAY PRESCHOOL - PRE-K
Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
9 - 11:30 am and/or 12:15 - 2:45 pm

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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 $64 $94 $125
 5 PACK $99 $156 $197
 10 PACK $187 $279 $372
 15 PACK $264 $392 $525
 20 PACK $340 $509 $679
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.

LONG COURSE SEASON | april 16 - july 27

Swimmers must be members of the Fox Valley Family YMCA.
BLACK AND SENIOR
M-Th 5:45-7:45pm  |  Fri 4:30-6:15pm  |  Sat 7:30-10am  |  $520
PURPLE/SILVER
M-Th 5:45-7:45pm  |  Fri 5-6:15pm  |  $400

Spring SEASON | april 16 - May 5

Swimmers must be members of the Fox Valley Family YMCA.
BLACK AND SENIOR
M-Th 5:45-7:45pm  |  Fri 4:30-6:15pm  |  Sat 7:30-10am  |  $250
PURPLE/SILVER
M-Th 6:30-7:45pm  |  Fri 5-6:15pm  |  Sat 7:30-9am  |  $190

competitive swimming clinics |  April 2-May 4  |  Placement April 2, 5:00pm

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.

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.

Screen-Shot-2017-11-20-at-1.26.09-PMThe 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.

 

 

 

 

 

FOX VALLEY FLYERS 2017 TEAM PHOTOS

The Y's Preschool Enrichment Programs are designed for Early Learning Academy students to reach their full potential by continuing their learning outside of the classroom.

Students enrolled in this 45 min class will learn the basics of dance and movement through games and songs. A dance instructor will pick your child up from their Early Learning Academy Preschool classroom and bring them to and from dance class.

Preschool Dance II (ages 3-5)
Recital Session: January 19 - June 2  |  $174
Fridays: 2:50-3:35pm

REGISTER ONLINE or call our Front Desk at 630-552-4100.

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.

Dance LaPremiere

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

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 Winter Spring Sessions
Winter Session I: January 8 - February 24
Spring Session I: February 26 - April 14
Spring Session II: April 16 - May 26

CENTRAL youth fitness

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

Kids F.I.T./Teen F.I.T.
Ages 8-12 & 12-16 | Saturday 8:15-10am & 9:15-10am  |  $40M/$60NM
Functional Interval Training that uses boot camp, HIIT intervals, cardio and strength training to you give you a great workout.

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The Y's enrichment programs will help your young learner develop to their fullest potential.

Dance
Currently in recital session

Gymnastics | $56M/$98NM
Session begins the week of Feb. 26
Tuesday: 10:00am
Tuesday: 11:35am
Friday: 11:35am

Sports | $35M/$45NM
Session begins the week of Feb. 26
Monday: 11:30am
Thursday: 11:30am

Swim | $48M/$72NM
Session begins the week of Feb. 26
Mon/Wed: 10:30am, Basics Level 1 & 2
Mon/Wed: 11:00am, Basics Level 2
Mon/Wed: 11:30am, Basics Level 3
Mon/Wed: 4:00pm, Basics Level 1, 2 & 3

Tues/Thurs: 10:30am, Basics Level 1 & 2
Tues/Thurs: 11:00am, Basics Level 3
Tues/Thurs: 11:30am, Basics Level 2
Tues/Thurs: 4:00pm, Basics Level 1 & 2