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

Ages 8-15 | $30M/$60NM
In this private lesson, 60 minute class, an instructor will focus on speed, agility, strength, and endurance. These lessons are available for a variety of sports and friends and family can be combined into each class. Contact Program Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to book your private lessons today!

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
Summer I: June 12 - July 15
Summer II:  July 17 - August 19

CENTRAL youth fitness

Rocket Runners

TRX TEEN Training
Ages 13-17  |  Thur 7-7:45pm  |  $36M/$54NM
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!

Speed & Agility
Ages 8-17  |  Tues/Thurs 4-4:45pm  |  $36M/$54NM
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

Rocket Runners
Ages 6-12 |  Tues/Thurs 9-10am |  $36M/$54NM
Our goal is to encourage children in the community to lead a healthy lifestyle – by being active, setting goals and encouraging one another. Children will run their way into fitness through traditional running drills as well as games, special activities, and challenges. We will meet at the YMCA track two days per week. All running abilities are welcome.

FIT-N-FUN
Ages 3-6 | Wed 11:30am-12pm |  $25M/$37NM
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 |  $25M/$37NM
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

TRX TEEN Training
Ages 13-17  |  M 11-11:30am  |  $30M/$45NM
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!

Speed & Agility
Ages 8-17  |  Age 8-12 Mon 5-5:45pm  |  Age 13-17 Wed 5-5:45pm  |   $36M/$54NM
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.

    • Mondays for ages 8-12
    • Wednesdays for ages 13-17

Rocket Runners
Ages 6-12 | Tues/Thurs 9-9:45am  |  $36M/$54NM
Our goal is to encourage children in the community to lead a healthy lifestyle – by being active, setting goals and encouraging one another. Children will run their way into fitness through traditional running drills as well as games, special activities and challenges. We will meet at the YMCA track two days per week. All running abilities are welcome.

STRONG KIDS - HEALTHY KIDS
Ages 3-6 | Tues/Thurs 10:00am  |  $30M/$45NM 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.

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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


Jodi Vanstone

Jodi has a passion for helping people overcome their fitness obstacles and learn new things.  She believes working out should be fun – otherwise, why would you stick with it?  She has been teaching for over 15 years and gets inspired when men and women gain the confidence to join the weight room or enjoy their workout after being involved in personal training.  Jodi is here to help you overcome the intimidation of the gym and help you learn how to take care of your body. “To be Fit not Skinny, Strong is the new Skinny”.

Certifications
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Pound, PiYo, TRX, Enhance Fitness, Kid's Yoga and Dance Fitness, Aqua Pilates & Zumba, Ballet Barre, Piloxing and Pilates
YMCA Certified Strength and Conditioning 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


 

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


Kaleigh Bahl

Kaleigh is a current college student working towards an Associate’s degree with hopes to be accepted into the Radiology Tech program. Her passion is fitness and has been working for the Y for two and a half years. She believes fitness is so much more than working out, it's about truly enjoying being able to help individuals strive to achieve their goals and to better their lifestyle. She has reached several fitness goals at the YMCA, including competing in a NPC competition - which is a great facilitator for all ages and fitness levels.

Certifications
YMCA Certified Strength and Conditioning 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 | 12-3pm
May 6 | June 14 | July 12 | August 16

SATURDAYS | 9am-12pm
May 17 | June 24 | July 22 | August 5

AIKIDO
Ages 13+ | T/Th (Monthly) | $20M/$40NM | Central

7:30-8pm (6-12 year olds) | 8-9pm (13 +)
In this modern Japanese martial art, the student will learn to use his/her opponent’s energy against them rather than using force against force. Safety is stressed and students will be taught to fall safely and to work in a cooperative manner with their training partners.

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Fridays  |  June 23 - September 8  |  $5/player per week
Put your stick handling skills and wrist shots to the test in our new, Adult Floor Hockey League! Leagues are co-ed. games start at 6:00 pm. Ages 21+ REGISTER ONLINE!

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Ms. Tes is our Early Learning Academy cook and has been preparing each and every breakfast, snack and lunch for our kids since she joined our team in March 2013. There are no canned veggies in her kitchen and her famous, Fresh Pasta Salad is a favorite in all our classrooms (and among the staff;). A few other favorites to come from Tes' kitchen are Chicken and Rice Casserole, Yogurt Parfait with fresh fruit and granola, and everyone's favorite...Ground Beef Tacos. According to Tes, one of the highlights of her job is all the hugs she receives from our ELA kids.

The Early Learning Academy is a nut-free facility and food substitutions are made for any child with food allergies and all meals are approved by a registered dietician and meet USDA guidelines.

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June 2-4, 2017
August 4-6, 2017

$140M / $165NM
The Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program™ (ILTP™) successfully trains lifeguards through proven training methods and state-of-the-art lifeguard rescue skills.

We are currently hiring lifeguard positions - in order to qualify for the position, this course is required. Register online or at our Central Branch front desk.

FVFY Junior Lifeguard Training
Ages 11-14  |  June 19-29  |  July 10-20  |  July 24 - August 3 
Learn what it takes to become a lifeguard. Junior guards will learn simple assist techniques around a pool and how to identify a swimmer in distress.

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Gymnastics is one of the most comprehensive lifestyle exercise programs available to children, incorporating strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, power, and discipline. Whether they are involved in recreational gymnastics or with a competition squad, skills learned in gymnastics can benefit a child’s overall development. REGISTER TODAY!

2017 Gymnastics Camps
JUNE 5-8  |  CENTRAL BRANCH

Instructional Camp  |  Ages 6+  |  9am-3pm  |  $145M/$175NM
This camp is for girls 6+ and runs 9am-3pm, Monday through Thursday. We will work on all four gymnastics event, plus swim and participate in indoor and outdoor activities each day. New this year, all girls in Instructional Gymnastics Camp will receive a custom-printed leotard.  Campers should bring a swim suit, towel, lunch, and a change of clothes. All gymnasts who would like to be considered for The Fox Valley Flyers competition team must attend this camp. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Pre-School Camp  |  Ages 4-5  |  9am-12pm  |  $80M/$160NM
This camp for boys and girls runs 9am-12pm, Monday through Thursday. Campers will work on all four gymnastics events, plus swim and participate in indoor and outdoor activities (including tie-dyeing camp shirts) each day. Campers should bring a swim suit, towel, snack, and a change of clothes.

Gymnastics Mini Meet
August 5  |  $40M/$60NM

NEW THIS Summer! As part of our Summer Gymnastics Program, we are offering students who have enrolled in class the opportunity to participate in our Annual Mini Meet! Gymnasts will learn routines and then perform them in front of family and friends. Each participant will receive a trophy!  Late registration fee applied after June 30th.

(M/NM = Member/Non-Member)

See a full listing of all our 2017 Summer Enrichment Programs.

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Fridays | June 9 - July 28 | $35/$45NM
3rd-4th grade | 5th-6th grade | 7th-8th grade
Teams will have a max of nine players and will play up to seven games in 60 minutes. Each team will have a coach to make sure safe play is practiced. Games will take place on Friday evenings. REGISTER ONLINE!