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.

In anticipation of Summer Day Camp, we want you to get to know some of our counselors! So, we're featuring counselors who have gone above and beyond. These are counselors who are loved by camp kids, Y staff and have achieved success outside of the Y. Whether it be in academics, sports and/or community outreach.


The Y has always been a positive part of Kassidy’s life. Starting at the age of 2, Kassidy began daycare at the Y and continued through her preschool years. As a school age kid, she participated in summer camp and attended the SAFE program. She also took dance lessons, tumbling and swim lessons at the Y. For the last two years working as a SAFE and summer camp counselor, “Y has impacted my decision to pursue a career working with children with special needs.” In the fall, Kassidy will begin college courses at Waubonsee Community College to study Communication and Science Disorders.

Hang-out with Kassidy at Summer Day Camp! Click to find out more.  

Starting at age six Cora took ballet followed by swim lessons at the Y where she was “able to develop friendships, learn new skills, and be a part of the Y Family,” she says.  Hired as a S.A.F.E. Counselor and summer camp counselor, she saw firsthand kids grow and develop, demonstrating the Y’s core values. “This has made a great impact on my decision to become an elementary teacher, and I will be graduating from Aurora University in May of 2018. As I continue my education, I hope to positively influence the youth in our community, just like the Y has done for me”.

Hang-out with Cora at Summer Day Camp! Click to find out more.  


The Y has been in Joe’s life since he was just a little guy who could barely tie his shoes. At 7 years old, Joe moved into the area and his mother was looking for ways to get involved in the community.  She registered Joe for multiple programs at the Y including karate, indoor soccer, and basketball. “The Y was responsible for me not only meeting new friends but also for sparking my love of sports,” says Joe.  Fast forward to today where you can find Joe working for our Before & After School SAFE program and this summer will be his 2nd year as a counselor at Summer Day Camp. “SAFE & Summer Camp have been great to me because it lets me make a difference in the kids’ lives, as well as allowing me to feel like a kid again.”  Joe is currently attending Waubonsee Community College focusing on a Nursing Major. “The Y will continue to play a role in my life. I'm very grateful for all the opportunities the Y has given me over the years.”

Hang-out with Joe at Summer Day Camp! Click to find out more.

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 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

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


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.

Click to meet our trainers!

 Small Group Training
(4-8 participants)
30 min 45 min 60 min
5 sessions $26 $40 $53


Ages 7-12  |  Jan 11 - March 1 |  $35M/$45NM
This is a great league designed to keep your children active and moving with a game they enjoy. Players are placed onto teams and coached on throwing, dodging, catching, speed and agility.  Games will take place on Friday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm.

Ages 5-12  |  Jan 4 & Feb 8  |  6:30-7:30PM  |  $5 
Participants need to provide their own NERF guns, darts and protective eyewear. We will provide the obstacle course. A variety of games will be offered including Capture the Flag. Teams will be divided into age groups.

Ages 5+  |  Dec 14 & Jan 18  |  6:30-7:30PM  |  $5
Join us for our Kids Movie Nights! All movies will be rated G or PG. So bring your pajamas, pillow, and a blanket and we will provide popcorn. Movie titles TBA.

AdltVBall01Thursdays | February 8 - April 5 | $250/team

This league has two divisions: Advanced and Competitive. If you are interested in a fun night of organized co-ed volleyball between novice and intermediate play, the Competitive league is for you. If your skill level is intermediate to advanced play, the Advanced division is what you’re looking for. Teams must consist of at least two females. There is an eight-team max for each division. Want to play but don't have a full team? Contact Sports Coordinator, Ciara Ingram to be placed at 630-552-4100 ext. 224. REGISTER ONLINE or call the front desk at 630-552-4100.

Download this file (Volleyball League Rules[1].pdf)Co-Ed Volleyball Rules

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!

click for 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. Specializes in: Kids & Senior Fitness,  Weight Management & Nutrition.


  • Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist


  • 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. Specializes in: TRX, Women on Weights, Circuit & HIIT training.


  • Bachelors of Psychology
  • Certified Nursing Assistant


  • NETA Personal Trainer
  • YMCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • Schwinn Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Certified Les Mills Body Pump, Tone & BodyFlow Instructor
  • SCW Yoga I Instructor

Machele 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. Specializes in: Strength Training, Senior Fitness, TRX, Barre, Balance, Circuit & HIIT training.


  • NETA Personal Trainer
  • 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." Specializes in:  F.I.T.(Functional Interval Training) and Kid & Senior Fitness.


  • 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.


  • 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. Specializes in: Aqua Fitness and HIIT training.


  • 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.


  • 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 passion 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.” Specializes in: Lifting, Swim Conditioning, Speed & Agility.


  • 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.


  • 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. Specializes in: TRX, HIIT and Senior Fitness.


  • 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. Specializes in: Kids Fitness.


  • 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. Specializes in:  F.I.T. (Functional Interval Training), Kids Fitness, Speed & Agility.


  • NETA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Schwinn Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor

Dina Stupec

Dina is passionate about the importance of exercise. She trains people at all fitness levels incorporating  resistance and cardio into each workout. Specializes in:  F.I.T. (Functional Interval Training).


Jenny Miller

Jenny believes that everyone should find a fitness program they enjoy. Her goal is to create a positive and fun atmosphere for her clients, as well as use her knowledge and experience to equip them with the skills to help them achieve their health and fitness goals. Specializes in: Cardio Conditioning and Weight Training.




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.

For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Intermediate.  Director approval needed.  This class will prepare you for the competitive gymnastics team. Learning the skills that are needed for Level 3.

Cross the bridge, scale a cliff, jump the pond and slide to the finish on our inflatable obstacle course! The YMCA will have the Aqua Track set up on the following weekends for members use. From 2-5:00pm on Saturdays and 10:30-2:00pm on Sundays.

  • January 19 & 20
  • February 16 & 17
  • March 16 & 17
  • April 27

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

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

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.