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"To put Christian principles into practice through programs which build healthy spirit mind and body for all."

Kari Backhaus,

Director of Healthy Living

Phone: 920.482.1565



Morgan Sickinger

Wellness Advancement Coordinator

Phone: 920.682.0341


The Y trifecta: spirit, mind and body


As the Y strives to bring Healthy Living to our community, we work hard every day to offer programming and facilities that help people live a healtheir lifestyle.  We complete this by providing a caring atmosphere that provides our members and community with support, setting of realistic goals, and a chance to meet new people on the same journey.


YMCA Personal Training

Contact Morgan at 920.682.0341 or via email for more details today!



YMCA Small Group Training

Create small groups of between 3-6 youth/adults to train together with a YMCA Certified Personal Trainer. Develop healthy habits with friends or family. This service is for all ages and open to Y members and non-members.


  • $12 per person per hour session (YMCA Members)
  • $30 per person per hour session (Non-Members)

Contact Morgan at 920.682.0341 or via email for more details today!


YMCA Group Exercise

The Y offers many different classes to keep you coming back for more. From cycling, to pool classes, to land classes, the Y has something for everyone! Check the schedules below, by clicking on the image to enlarge.

Body Sculpt

Designed to increase your cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance by alternating between cardio and resistance training.

Bootcamp "Functional Cross Training"

Mixes traditional callisthenic and body weight exercises with interval and strength training. Typically, outdoors when weather allows.

Cardio Kickboxing

This class is an action packed workout that combines a series of punching and kicking combinations. Cardio kickboxing also improves, strength, muscle tone and endurance. 


Find your own rhythm in a cycling workout that delivers maximum cardio results with minimum impact on your joints.

Dance Fitness

Featuring simple but seriously hot dance moves, is the perfect way to shape up and let out your inner star--even if you're dance challenged.

Flex & Flow

You will bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates.

Group Power

This class is an hour of POWER! Group Power is a 60 minute barbell class that strengthens all major muscle groups in an inspiring and motivating group environment.

Group Ride

Group Ride is a thrilling cardio workout inspired by outdoor cycling.


This class consists of a whole-body movement exercises that deliver cardio, strength, and flexibility benefits in a short amount of time that can be beneficial for anyone.

Moving for Better Balance

Strengthen your mind and soul,as well as your body. Available for older adults to help improve their balance, prevent falls and increase confidence in performing everyday activities. 


Improves muscle strength, core stability, posture, and flexibility as well as breathing and relaxation techniques.


Combines the muscle sculpting, core firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of Yoga.


An upbeat full body workout yet an exhilarating cardio jam session.


A training method using the ultimate HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) experience: a non-stop, heart pounding, 50 minute workout that will leave you drenched, muscles fatigued and mind at peace.


Is an authentic, yet simple to master, cardio mixed marital arts adapted for the group exercise environment.

Rhythm Aerobics

It's a fun and effective, using interval training combining fast and slow rhythms for an active aerobic workout.


Is a high level intensity, interval and cardio training class. Challenge your workouts with powerful movements using TRX bands.


Postures focus on correct alignment, strength building, range of motion, breathing techniques and deep revitalizing relaxation.


Is a fusion of Latin and International music-dance that features aerobic/fitness training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms to tone and sculpt the body.




CMS Fitness MMA (Ages 16 & Older)


Classic Tai-Chi and Qigong

 Everyone needs to try something new and exciting.  It is what keeps us young and alive!  Mix it up! Tai-Chi and Qigong.pdf

Balls, Bells and Battle Ropes

Functional and metabolic small group training utilizing medicine balls, kettlebells and battle ropes. Maximize your calorie-burning potential. Class is on Fridays from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


  • $20 for YMCA Members
  • $30 for Non-Members

Moving for Better Balance

Strengthen your mind and soul, as well as your body. Based on 8 forms of ancient Tai Chi movements, Moving for Better Balance is great to help older adults improve their balance, prevent falls and increase confidence in performing everyday activities. Lead by a Tai Chi trained and certified instructor, participants will learn an array of exercises to feel stronger, gain better balance, become more flexible and feel more confident. Class is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00-11:45 a.m. FREE to all!


YMCA Nutrition Consultations

A Registered Dietitian (RD) will partner with you to help improve your eating habits. If your goal is to feel healthier, control your weight, enhance your sports performance or improve other nutrition problems, a Dietitian will guide and motivate you to find a way of eating you can stick with for the long haul. 


  • 1 hour session ($40)
  • 5 hour sessions ($190)
  • 10 hour sessions ($360)


Non-members may join our Weekend Warrior Fitness program. Only eligible for use Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The fee for this service is $55 per month.



YMCA Youth Orientations


Contact Kari Backhaus at 920.482.1565 to schedule a training today.


As workplace wellness partners, staff receive discounts on their memberships and programs. Please contact us if you have questions about your employer’s discount or if you are an employer who would like to further a culture of wellness within your staff team. Wellness Brochure

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