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.

AMERICAN SAFETY & HEALTH INSTITUTES (ASHI) CPR CLASSES
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 Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR 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

Age 16+  |  $33M / $45NM  |  (not health care provider)

WEDNESDAYS 11:00AM-2:00PM
Sept 12 | Oct 10 | Nov 7 | Dec 5

SATURDAYS 9:00AM-12:00PM
Sept 22 | Oct 20 | Nov 17 | Dec 15

ages 4-6  |  September 6 - October 11  |  $55M/$80NM

We will focus on building the basic fundamentals of our participants. Instructional drills will be taught at the beginning of class and then kids will play in a game setting during the second half.  T-ball is held from 5-6:15pm on Thursday evenings. Register online or with our front desk at 630-552-4100.

September 21-23 & December 14-16
$140M/$200NM/$105 Staff

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 12-15  |  $30M/$40NM
June 18-28  |  July 9-19
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.

REGISTER ONLINE!

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Y FamilyWhat some of our Early Learning Academy parents are saying…

"I wanted to thank you and all of the teachers Lukas has had over the last four years. We picked the Y based upon meeting you and learning about the program you put together and we couldn't have been happier with the choice. He has come so far from being the shy little boy that didn't want to leave my side and I have everyone there to thank. At kindergarten registration, they complimented the preschool program that prepared him so well and said they were going to have a hard time challenging him in class. Everyone has done a wonderful teaching and taking care of him and I just can't thank you all enough! - Robyn L.

 

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything you and your staff have done for Skye over the past few years. I have been so happy with the level of care that the YMCA staff has provided to Skye. I’ve never had to worry that she would be well cared for and I can definitely tell that the teachers care deeply for Skye and she for them.”  - Miranda K.

 

"We feel so lucky to be part of the Y's Early Learning Academy family! Our boys love their teachers and all the learning and playing that goes on throughout the day. Plus, the added benefit of being able to enroll them in enrichment classes like swim lessons, gymnastics, or sports makes their day at school even more fulfilling." - James M.

 

"Thank you so much for taking such good care of Abby this year. Finding a daycare we could trust to care for our first born was not an easy decision, but you impressed us from the very beginning. It means a lot to us to know that Abby is in good hands." - Jillian S.

 

Thank you all so much for taking such good care of Maddy! Going back to work was hard, but knowing I was leaving Maddy in your caring hands made it so much easier. I really appreciate the love and caring you gave to Maddy this year and all of the fun projects and experiences she had with you! I appreciate the photos and keepsakes from her time in the Infant room.

 

"Odi and I cannot thank you enough to tell you how blessed we have been these past months to have had all your love, guidance, patience, and care. Odi knows all that he does thanks to you ladies."

 

Have something to add? Email Academy Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., we'd love to hear from you!

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hearts01 red2webThe Fox Valley Family YMCA is proud to offer our first Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program. This health initiative is designed to help participants with hypertension lower their blood pressure by following an evidence-based program that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education, and personalized support.

The Y developed this program to help individuals better manage hypertension, and improve their overall health. According to the American Heart Association, more than 80 million Americans have high blood pressure, but less than half have it under control. Research shows that the simple process of checking and recording blood pressure at least twice a month over four months may lower blood pressure in some people with hypertension. In addition, evidence shows that proper nutrition, particularly with a reduction in sodium intake, may help reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressures.

“The Fox Valley Family YMCA is proud to launch the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program,” said April Hix, Fox Valley Family YMCA Fitness Director. “The Y is committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities by delivering new programs and initiatives.”
 
As part of the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program, participants will measure their blood pressure at least two times a month for four consecutive months—a minimum of eight times, and record their blood pressure readings in a self-selected tracking tool. A nutrition education component will encourage the participants to practice healthier eating habits, including reducing sodium in their diet.

The program is facilitated by Healthy Heart Ambassadors, appointed and trained by the Y, who will show participants how to use a blood pressure cuff, encourage self-monitoring and facilitate monthly nutrition education seminars.

The Fox Valley Family YMCA is looking for adults with high blood pressure to take part in this program. For a small investment of time, participants receive:
•    A simple, evidence-based program that may lower blood pressure
•    Personalized support from a Y Healthy Heart Ambassador
•    Tips for maintaining cardiovascular health
•    Easy-to-use, portable self-tracking tool
•    Heart healthy nutrition education seminars

Participants must meet the following criteria to participate in the program:  
•    Must be at least 18 years old
•    Must be diagnosed with high blood pressure
•    Must not have experienced a recent cardiac event
•    Must not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
•    Must not be at risk for lymphedema

JOIN THE Y'S FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SELF-MONITORING PROGRAM!
Our Healthy Heart Ambassadors will be available for screenings at our Plano Branch (3875 Eldamain Rd.) on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Wednesdays from 12pm to 1pm and Fridays from 10:30am to 11:30am. 

For more information or to take part in the program, contact Fitness Director Michelle LeMaistre at 630-552-4100 x247 or by email at mlemaistreThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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offered at Central & West Branch
October 1 - November 15  |  Ages 3-5   |  $30M/$45NM

Central Branch  |  Monday 11:30-12pm or Thursday 11:30-12pm
West Branch  |  Thursdays 10:30-11am
Interested in learning more about a variety of sports? This is just the class for you! Each week we will focus on a different sport such as basketball, hockey, archery, flag football, volleyball, soccer, and more!

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Ages 3-4, 5-7 & 8-12  |  August 27 - October 20  |  $70M/$90NM  |  Central
This league is designed to develop skills and an understanding of the game. Teams are co-ed and practice will be held once a week. Practice will be held Monday or Wednesday at 5 pm or 6 pm. Games are on Saturday mornings. Shin guards must be worn. REGISTER ONLINE or call our Front Desk at 630-552-4100.

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Did you know? In December 1891, at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, the school’s director gave physical education teacher James Naismith two weeks to come up with an indoor winter game to challenge a class of future Y directors. Naismith hung peach baskets to the bottom of a second-level running track and taught the men his new game: basketball. Today, basketball is second only to soccer as the most popular sport in the world.

Y Winners BballOctober 22 - December 15
Ages 5-12  |  $70M/$90NM  |  Central
This league will focus on basic fundamentals, as well as offensive and defensive strategies. IHSA Basketball rules will be progressively enforced at each age level. Practice will be held Monday or Wednesday at 5pm or 6pm. Games will be held on Saturday.

 REGISTER ONLINE or call 630-552-4100 to register with our front desk.

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January 12 - March 2
Fridays  |  $40M/$55NM  |  Central

2nd - 5th grade
Test your throwing and dodging skills on the court in a fun and safe environment. 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 from 6-7:00pm.   

Register online or at our front desk.

August 28 - October 20
Ages 5-12 | $85M/$100NM | Central
NFL FLAG is the premier youth football league for boys and girls. This league is designed to educate children about the game while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship. NFL FLAG participants wear official NFL jerseys. Practice will be held Tuesday or Thursday at 5pm or 6pm. Games will be held on Saturday afternoon. Join us for our NFL combine day, Saturday August 25th at 9am. your child will get the opportunity to run drills like the pros. This event is for anyone registered for our NFL football league. All participants are encouraged to attend.

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