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Adult Fitness and Health

At the Y there are many opportunities to be physically active including group fitness classes and Wellness Center activities. Attending classes and exercising with others who are m…


Cardio Basics

This class caters to those new to group fitness or just looking for a low-impact cardio workout. Cardio Basics will provide low-impact exercises that build cardiovascular endurance…... read more


Cardio Interval

Cardio Interval is a time-efficient and total-body workout. This interval-based class combines high-intensity cardio bursts with periods of recovery. The class is designed to eleva…


Cardio Kickboxing

Kick, punch and jab your way to a great workout! In this class, you will develop new skills and build a strong core through kicking exercises and boxing-style punching drills. (45 …


Step

Enjoy an energetic, traditional Step experience using movements on, over and around the Step. This class incorporates intermediate level choreography set to great music while focus…


Total Body

Total Body is a head-to-toe cardio and strength workout that will elevate your heart rate by combining cardio, strength and core exercises using your own body weight, as well as, a…


Total TRX (6-week class)

Do you want a workout that will work every muscle in your body, engage your core, and help you achieve your fitness goals? Join us for Total TRX, a six-week class that will improve…


TRX 101 - Suspension Trainer Basics (4-week class)

Learn about the basics of the TRX Suspension Trainer! This four-week class will provide an opportunity to gain the knowledge and body mechanics in order to fully benefit from incor…


Zumba Gold®

The design of a Zumba Gold® class will introduce you to easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. This class is great for all levels an…


Zumba®

Take the "work" out of workout and dance your way to a great cardio workout. Zumba® will energize you with Latin Dance based routines combining fast and slow rhythms that provide a…


Zumbathon

Move and groove as you help make a positive impact on your community! Join us for the Y Zumbathon and help benefit the Y's Annual Campaign. Program Date: Spring 1: March 24 Ona…


Adults on Bikes

13+ YEARS OLD This course is geared to give citizens the knowledge and confidence about how to ride their bikes safely and enjoyably. This on-bike course covers state laws and …


Annual Spin-A-Thon

Join us for our Annual YMCA Spin-a-thon - Cycle for the Y's Cause of Strengthening the Community. All proceeds will benefit the Y Annual Campaign. 2019 Date TBD Y members an…


Cycle & Strength

Mix up your workout with cycling and strength combined! Fast-paced cycling segments are alternated with challenging strength portions to give you a great total-body workout. (60 mi…


Cycle Interval

Cycle on our Matrix IC7 bikes and get a great cardiovascular workout! Let the upbeat music motivate you as you pedal through hill climbs, sprints and many other challenging drills …


Group Ride

Bring your outdoor cycling workout inside on our Matrix IC7 bikes. As a group, you’ll ride together through flat roads and hills using the Coach by Color method. (55 min.) This …


Teen Group Cycling Class (2-week class)

Cycling can be a fun activity for teens and also is an excellent form of cross-training for those teens who are involved in school athletics. We welcome your teen to join us for tw…


Giving Tuesday Candlelit Yoga Event

Celebrate YOU, give thanks, and practice gratitude at this special candlelit yoga flow class. No registration is necessary. The cost to attend the event is a meaningful donation to…


Mindful Meditation

Engage your mind and body with this short meditation class. While seated or in a restorative posture, your instructor will help guide your mind to focus on the present moment which…


Pilates

Pilates focuses on strengthening and lengthening the body with an emphasis on the core muscle groups. This class will help you gain control of movement and increase core strength w…


Power Yoga

Build strength, flexibility, balance, and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind. Power Yoga will provide a challenging cardio and strength building workout th…


Slow Flow Yoga

This class focuses on uniting the body and the breath through a flowing, strength-building Yoga practice. Special attention to proper alignment and optimal breathing will be explor…


Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Flow through this traditional Vinyasa Yoga class where each movement is symchronized with breath. This class includes traditional asana (poses) and sequences: sun salutations, stan…


Winter Solstice Candlelit Yoga Event

Connect breathe to movement and set new intentions at this special candlelit yoga flow class. No registration is necessary. The cost to attend the event is a meaningful donation to…


Yoga 101 - Beginner Yoga Class (4-week class)

Have you wanted to try yoga, but not sure what it’s all about? Both TEENS and ADULTS are invited to join us in learning the basics of yoga! Experience the many benefits of yoga inc…


Yoga Foundations

This class is a great choice for beginners, however, all ability levels are welcome. Asanas (poses) will flow at a slow-pace to help you develop a practice with proper alignment, r…


Yogalates

Yogalates is a blend of Yoga and Pilates that offers a practice that flows through the fundamentals of both. (45 min.) Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat. Thi…


Athletic Performance Programming

14 AND OLDER Are you getting ready for your next big event? Coming off your off-season and looking to prepare for the upcoming season? Our trainers are motivated to help push …


Athletic Performance Testing

14 AND OLDER Are you curious as to where your athletic performance compares to other athletes? Our trainers are passionate about working with athletes and understand the standa…


Body Composition Assessment

14 AND OLDER We believe that all of us need a little extra motivation now and again. Sometimes we just need that confirmation that what we are doing is working. One of our car…


Group Personal Training

14 AND OLDER You can train together with one or two of your friends/significant others to make an impact on your health and fitness. Our trainers are eager to help you and your…


Health and Wellness Package

14 AND OLDER We are eager to help get you started with your health and fitness goals. In this package, we combine a health assessment with 3 one-on-one personal training sessio…


Health Assessment

14 AND OLDER Do you ever feel stuck in a rut because you don’t see any improvements in your health and fitness? One of our trainers will provide a measure of your cardiovascula…


New Year’s Resolution Package

14 AND OLDER Is this the year you finally are going to make a change for the better with your health? Our trainers understand that exercise can be overwhelming and are here to …


One-On-One Personal Training

Our motivated trainers are here to make a positive impact on your health and fitness goals. Building an open and honest relationship with a trainer in a supportive environment can …


Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC)

Mission Statement: Pioneering Healthier Communities is the spark that creates change to support healthy living. Vision Statement: Make the healthy choice the easy choice. …


Intro to Group Fitness at the Y

New to group fitness classes or new to the Y? Join us for an ongoing FREE four-week program that will introduce you to group fitness classes. One of our supportive instructors will…


Barre Blend

Sculpt your body and improve your posture with Barre Blend! This low-impact class will incorporate basic ballet, Pilates, and strength training to fun, upbeat music. (45 min.) …


Core Xpress

Build a strong core! This class focuses on strength, movement and balance through use of the body's core muscles - the inner and outer abdominal wall, obliques, low back and glutes…


Group Strength

Group Strength will help build strength in all major muscle groups by using a variety of equipment including the body bar, step, dumbbells, resistance tubing, etc. (55 min.) Thi…


Strength Basics

This beginner-friendly strength class caters to those new to group fitness classes by providing a low-impact workout focused on building muscular strength, muscular endurance, bala…


Strength Interval

This class will give you a quick and intense workout focusing on strength by incorporating power moves and full-body strength exercises using a variety of equipment. (45 min. or Xp…


Total Body

Total Body is a head-to-toe cardio and strength workout that will elevate your heart rate by combining cardio, strength and core exercises using your own body weight, as well as, a…


TRX 101 - Suspension Trainer Basics (4-week class)

Learn about the basics of the TRX Suspension Trainer! This four-week class will provide an opportunity to gain the knowledge and body mechanics in order to fully benefit from incor…


Deep Water Exercise

Jump into a low-impact, high-energy workout in the deep end of the pool. This class utilizes our water jogging belts to support your body through a great cardio workout that incorp…


Gentle Water Fit

Join us in the shallow end of the pool for a low-impact, low-intensity class designed to improve joint flexibility, increase strength, and reduce pain and stiffness. (35 min.) …


Shallow Water Exercise

This low-impact class incorporates cardio and strength exercises using the water as resistance, as well as, water weights, water noodles, etc. (40 min.) This drop-in class is fr…


Aquatics

At the Y, we strengthen community by offering a place where everyone, regardless of age and ability, can learn about water safety and exercise in a caring environment. Do you l…


Adult: It’s never too late to learn how to swim or to swim competitively. Whether you are wanting to learn how to swim or wish to refine your current ability, the Y offers an opportunity …


Private Swim Lessons

ALL AGES Improve your swimming ability! Private Swim Lessons consist of 30-minute sessions of one-on-one instruction. All ages and abilities are welcome. Contact the Aquatic Dir…... read more


Logrolling

6+ YEAR OLDS Make a splash! Master the log with skills taught in this class from beginner to World Class Competitor! Adult and youth are welcome to participate in this fun and c…


Rusty Ankle Logrolling Tornament

ALL AGES Come join the fun in a double elimination tournament! All skill levels are welcome. Logs will be held for beginners. Stop by Member Services to pick up a flyer to regi…


Lap Swim

Lap Swim is designed to be a workout and available for participants 14 years of age or older. Swimmers must swim laps in the pool. We ask swimmers to share lanes during their wo…


Open Swim

Open Swim is the term we use to describe ALL hours the pool is open to children, adults, and families to enjoy recreational activities in our pools. This is a special time for fami…


Private Lessons

ALL AGES Improve your swimming ability! Private Swim Lessons consist of 30 minute sessions of one-on-one instruction. All ages and abilities are welcome. Contact the Aquatic Dir…


YMCA-Houser Branch Water Slide

Come and take a plunge down our 2 story WATER SLIDE! Riders must be at least 44" tall and have the ability to swim without a parent or guardian. Any last minute changes will be po…


Wave Swim Team

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA WAVE Swim Team is a year-round competitive swim team program for youth ages 5-18 years old. Our coaches focus on the developing youth of all abiliti…


Deep Water Exercise

Jump into a low-impact, high-energy workout in the deep end of the pool. This class utilizes our water jogging belts to support your body through a great cardio workout that incorp…


Gentle Water Fit

Join us in the shallow end of the pool for a low-impact, low-intensity class designed to improve joint flexibility, increase strength, and reduce pain and stiffness. (35 min.) …


Shallow Water Exercise

This low-impact class incorporates cardio and strength exercises using the water as resistance, as well as, water weights, water noodles, etc. (40 min.) This drop-in class is fr…


Private Lessons

ALL AGES Improve your swimming ability! Private Swim Lessons consist of 30 minute sessions of one-on-one instruction. All ages and abilities are welcome. Contact the Aquatics Di…


Arts/Humanities

The Y Arts & Humanities department exists to bring arts experiences to people of all ages and abilities. Arts programs teach important life skills such as critical thinking and pro…


Music: Develop creative expression through music and song! We believe the arts provide personal growth and development for all ages and abilities. our caring and qualified instructors pro…


Carol Rhodes

Carol Rhodes, pianist, accompanist, and teacher, holds a Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1995, she received her Do…... read more


Doug Mahlum

Doug Mahlum, a long-time local entertainer, teaches beginner guitar at the YMCA-North branch. He has spent many years soloing around the Coulee Region, including performances with…


Elizabeth Rogers

Elizabeth Rogers has studied piano since the age of four, beginning her study with Sr. Phyllis Chang. Her early education included many piano recitals and competitions, as well as…


Marilyn Lee

Marilyn Lee holds a B.A. in Vocal Music Education from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa and an Associate degree in Theological Studies from Biblical Life College & Seminary in Marshfi…


Camps

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA Camps provide high quality experiences for your child, that help build a healthy spirit, mind and body. We offer a variety of camps for children 4-16…


Sports Camps: Sports camp offers youth specialized sports training in a day camp setting and are designed to teach sports skills, fair play, teamwork and sportsmanship while reinforcing the valu…


Gymnastics Camp

7+ YEARS OLD This high quality camp offers an excellent opportunity for gymnasts to enhance their skills in a safe, nurturing environment. This week is filled with opportunitie…... read more


Cancer Survivorship

A New Direction: “A New Direction” is designed to help youth and young adult cancer survivors regain their health and well-being before, during and after cancer treatments. This FREE 24-session phy…


A New Direction

“A New Direction” is designed to help youth and young adult cancer survivors regain their health and well-being before, during and after cancer treatments. This FREE 24-session ph…... read more


Dance

Come and dance with us at the Y! Dance is an opportunity to explore the joy of movement and expression in a supportive, encouraging environment while gaining flexibility, strength,…


Progressive Level Classes: The YMCA offers progressive level classes in ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop. Beginning through intermediate levels are offered. See program guide for current class descriptions an…


Ballet 1

9+ YEARS OLD Elements of traditional ballet technique are incorporated at this age. Students in this class should have completed one full year of Beginning Ballet or at the teac…... read more


Ballet 2

10+ YEARS OLD Ballet is the foundation of all dance and can help you be more proficient in any form of dance. This class is for the advanced beginning level student with at leas…


Ballet 3

11+ YEARS OLD This intermediate ballet class will challenge students with increasing difficulty in barre and center work. Attention is paid to proper leg extension and shape of …


Ballet 4

13+ YEARS OLD Ballet 4 is for committed students with strong foundational technique. Continued development of the extension of the legs and strength through the core and feed al…


Ballet 5

14+ YEARS OLD These classes will focus on the use of the head and upper body, the fluidity of port de bras as well as the intricacies of small and large jumps and multiple pirou…


Hip Hop/ Funk II

12+ YEARS OLD Express your style and personality in our Hip Hop II class designed for students with previous experience. Experience a more rigorous warm-up including upper and l…


Hip Hop/Funk 1

8+ YEARS OLD Have fun with this upbeat, high energy class! We teach rhythm, musicality, coordination, and age-appropriate hip hop choreography without any suggestive music/movem…


Hip-Hop

Break down dance patterns into easy to learn sections and you will learn funk and hip-hop patterns used by professional dancers. Hip-hop dance evolved from the hip-hop culture and …


Irish Dance

8+ YEARS OLD This class introduces Irish Dance technique and basic soft-shoe steps with a focus on coordination, balance, and musicality. Beginning Irish dance movements will be…


Jazz 1

9+ YEARS OLD You will enjoy taking your skills to the next level in our Jazz I class. Dancers who meet the age requirements and have completed two full sessions (winter and fall…


Leaps, Jumps & Turns 1

10+ YEARS OLD Strengthening exercises with a ballet focus will help you sail across the floor and through the air! Dancers in Level 2 and up are invited to join and work on spot…


Musical Theater Dance

8+ YEARS OLD A variety of dance styles as seen on Broadway. Our teachers will incorporate the dance from different eras - such as the Charleston from the 1920's and the Lindy fr…


Parent/Child Tap Dance

9+ YEARS OLD WITH PARENT Learn the art of tap dance together! Our beginner level tap class is an opportunity to learn basic tap technique while developing coordination, rhythmic…


Pre-Pointe/Pointe

12+ YEARS OLD For dedicated and disciplined students at an intermediate/advanced ballet level proficiency. Placement is by an instructor and includes assessment of adequate stre…


Tap 2

11+ YEARS OLD Students who have mastered tap basics will experience increased complexity in step combos, building musicality and exploring different rhythms within tap.


Tap 3

11+ YEARS OLD Continue to progress in your tap dance stills! Students at this level will work on Riffs, Drawbacks, a variety of Time Steps and more. Focus on clarity of sound an…


Tap I

Tap is a fun style of dance that helps develop a sense of rhythm and timing. Our tap instructors help students focus on learning basic tap dance technique and steps. Introduction t…


Education

Whether you’re new to the community or simply want to pursue a new hobby, the YMCA brings together people who love to learn. Whether you want to become a certified Lifeguard, le…


Babysitter Training: Boys & Girls Welcome! Includes topics such as basic care, home and play safety, preventing accidents, emergency situations and practicing lots of scenarios. Basic first aid and CPR…


Babysitter's Training

11+ YEARS OLD This course will provide individuals with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult…... read more


DNR Boater Safety

12+ YEARS OLD This is a basic boating course intended for beginner boaters. Anyone over 12-years-old may take the class but 12-16 years old must pass the class to legally opera…


Citizen CPR

ALL AGES Learn the basic CPR skills necessary to save a life. Citizen CPR is designed to teach bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR when they witness the sudden collapse of …


CPR Certification

CITIZEN CPR Learn the basics of CPR skills necessary to save a life. Citizen CPR is designed to teach bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR when they witness the sudden coll…


CPR Certification Full Course

ALL AGES Certification includes: Lay Responder CPR/AED Adult, CPR Child, CPR Infant, and Standard First Aid. Attending all sessions of the full course is required. Book and mate…


CPR Re-Certification Course

ALL AGES CPR challenge course for individuals who have already taken a CPR for the Lay Responder course (revised 2011 edition). Eligible participants include current certificati…


Full Course

Certification includes: Lay Responder CPR/AED Adult, CPR/AED Child, CPR Infant, and Standard First Aid. Attending full course is required. Digital copy of course book and materia…


Lifeguard Certification

MUST BE 15 BY THE END OF THE COURSE, 16 TO WORK IN WISCONSIN Gain the necessary skills to qualify as a lifeguard. Prerequisites are: 300 yard swim and brick retrieval (timed). C…


Lifeguard Re-Certification

16+ YEARS OLD Challenge yourself to maintain your Lifeguard Certification. Must come prepared to take LG exam and test out on all Lifeguard skills including CPR and First Aid.


Family

We know parents want the best for their kids and kids want to have fun. That’s why, at our Y, we focus on bringing families closer together through parent-child activities and spo…


Jewelry Creations-Beading

8+ Years-Adult Participants will create a beautiful bracelet to take home. Learn about design, color, and use of tools in fashioning jewelry for you or to make great gifts for …... read more


Zumba for Teens (4-week program)

AGES 10+ Combine fitness and fun with a Zumba® class specifically geared towards teens! This Latin-inspired dance fitness party is great for dancers and non-dancers. No previous e…


Family Fun Center

Location: Dahl Family YMCA The Family Fun Center is a place where families can enjoy playing and growing together. We have a place for each age group to play, grow, and thrive. …


Family Fun Night

ALL AGES WELCOME! The YMCA cherishes family time. That’s why we promote spending quality time together as a family. Join us for swimming, games, crafts, and activities. No ne…


Family Yoga (4-week class)

Yoga helps to increase flexibility and build strength while promoting balance both physically and mentally. A calm mind and body allows for greater focus in other areas of one’s li…


Family Zumba-thon (event)

Have fun together as a family while you and your kids move and groove to the music at the Y’s Family Zumba®-thon. Not only will your family have a good time being active, but you w…


Zumba for Families (4-week class)

We believe in having fun together as a family is one of the most important things you can do. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled time moving and grooving to the music. Youth u…


Kids & Parents On Bikes

10+ YEARS OLD WITH PARENTS This class is similar to our Adults on Bike but targets our younger riders. This course is designed to develop safe cycling practices that can last a…


Parent and Baby Fitness (4-week class)

2-16 month old baby accompanied by at least 1 parent Join us for this parent & baby class that provides a great opportunity to bond with your baby while exercising! A focus of thi…


Gymnastics and Parkour

Gymnastics and Parkour at our Y provides opportunities for youth to build confidence, learn new skills, make friends, and increase activity. Our coaches strive to provide opportuni…


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Team Gymnastics

Develop friendships as you achieve new skills on one of our competitive levels. Placement on team is by coach selection. Our optional levels have placed 4th in the nation as well a…... read more


Open Gym

Open practice time for participants 7 years and older or those who are on preteam. Team and progressive coaches are there to support and help all participants at any time during th…


Parkour/Free Runner Open Practice For Teens

This open practice time invites all freerunners age 13 or older who are highly experienced with parkour, freerunning, gymnastics, or who are enrolled in Parkour/Freerunning 2 or 3…


Advanced

7+ YEARS OLD This class invites gymnasts who have advanced from INTERMEDIATE level to continue growing and learning gymnastics! Instructors will help reinforce previous skills; …


Beginner

7+ YEARS OLD This class invites all children age 7 or older who are new to gymnastics to join us for an engaging, supportive, gymnastics experience with instructors who will gui…


Intermediate

7+ YEARS OLD This class invites gymnasts who have advanced from BEGINNER level to continue growing and learning gymnastics! Instructors will help reinforce previous skills; impr…


Preteam

7+ YEARS OLD This class invites gymnasts who have advanced from ADVANCED level to continue improving and learn skills needed for success on our competitive team. Instructors wil…


Home School Mixed Level

6+ YEARS OLD Home schoolers of all gymnastics abilities are invited to have fun while improving their strength, coordination, endurance, and flexibility. Our enthusiastic instru…


Mixed Level

10+ YEARS OLD Pre-teens and teens of all abilities are invited to have fun while improving their strength, coordination, endurance, and flexibility. Our enthusiastic instructor…


Totally Tumbling

7+ YEARS OLD This class invites all children able to do a cartwheel to see what amazing skills our enthusiastic instructors can help them learn. Have fun while improving streng…


Home School

At the Y we offer opportunities for homeschool households to get active, experience something new and connect with other families. Our hands-on, multi-age, and cross-curricular pro…


Home School Basketball Workouts

ALL AGES WELCOME Prepare for the basketball season with Coach Richie Johnson. This program is designed to help develop and maintain your offensive and defensive basketball fundame…... read more


Inclusion and Adapted

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA's mission is putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for ALL. We believe in everyone r…


Aquatics: An inclusive program that focuses on nurturing swim skills and water safety for individuals with physical or cognitive challenges. An emphasis will be placed on increasing flexibil…


Adapted Open Swim

Swimming is for everyone! Youth and adults with disabilities and their siblings are offered a playful, less structured environment designed for building comfortability and water pl…... read more


A Chance To Dance

Music is a language we all speak. Expressing music through movement with a ballet emphasis is the focus of this 10-week class. Dancers of all abilities will improve confidence, mot…


Dance For All

This program assists individuals with and without disabilities learn basic dance! Youth and adults will have the opportunity to learn a different style of dance each time they come…


Action TrackChair

Now introducing the Action TrackChair! This motorized wheelchair allows for control and mobility on all types of terrain and through all kinds of weather. The adult-sized chair has…


Adapted Cycling Reservation

Biking is a great family activity that can now be enjoyed by ALL members of ALL abilities! From hand bicycles, to adaptive tricycles, to tandems, the Y offers the use of bicycles o…


Adapted Ski Day

Skiing is for everyone! The YMCA Inclusion Staff will be teaming up with the Mt. La Crosse PSIA certified staff to teach and assist skiing for youth and adults with physical and/or…


Adapted Swim Meet

A non-competitive opportunity adapted to assist individuals with disabilities ages 4+. Each swimmer participates in 3 races and receives a medal of participation.


Respite & Relaxation

A social night for participants and parents/caregivers! This innovative program provides a night of fun and interaction between peers and volunteer buddies. The participants will h…


Fitness For All

This program assists individuals with disabilities in the wellness center and pool. Participants will be introduced to the wellness center, working out with a Volunteer Buddy, and …


Yoga for All

Yoga is a great way to build flexibility and increase strength for our bodies. The YMCA offers Yoga for All to individuals of all physical and cognitive ability levels. A passionat…


Basketball for All

Individuals with or without disabilities have the opportunity to play together. Children will work on passing, dribbling and scoring in a social environment led by qualified staff…


Gymnastics for All

This is the YMCA’s first inclusive gymnastics program for individuals of all abilities, coming Winter of 2018! Gymnastics is a great way to improve balance, coordination, and socia…


Miracle League Baseball

This program assists children with disabilities in learning the fundamentals of baseball. Players will work on catching, hitting, and throwing skills as well as modified gameplay.…


Soccer For All

This program assists youth with and without disabilities to develop basic soccer skills, physical fitness and social interaction through modified game play. Qualified Inclusion Coa…


Martial Arts

Martial Arts is a fun way to achieve fitness self-control, and build camaraderie with others. Learn an activity that builds physical and mental energy with a focus on courtesy, …


Adult: Grow with your children! Parents are welcome to register for martial arts with their children. Beginning students ages 14 and older should register for the Level 2 class.


Level 2

GREEN STRIPE RANK OR HIGHER & NEW STUDENTS 14 YEARS-ADULT Follow the path that leads you to becoming a black belt. Develop inner strength in addition to physical skills while ho…... read more


YMCA Martial Arts Tournament

Ages: 5 years old to Adult Our annual Martial Arts Tournament provides an opportunity to compete against other students of similar age & rank. Enjoy a fun & relaxed setting perfe…


Level 1 Martial Arts

7 YEAR OLDS-THROUGH YELLOW BELT RANK Martial Arts is an activity that can be enjoyed throughout your lifetime. Our terrific team of instructors will show students how to build t…


Level 2 Martial Arts

GREEN STRIPE RANK OR HIGHER & NEW STUDENTS 14 YEARS-ADULT Follow the path that leads you to becoming a black belt. Develop inner strength in addition to physical skills while ho…


Member Benefit

At the Y we value our members and their continued participation. Our goal is to provide a welcoming environment where members are able to find stress relief, fellowship, networking…


Free: There are many benefits included in your monthly membership fee. See all the opportunities we offer to support you in your pursuit of health and well-being.


Summer Food Program

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA provides nutritious meals and snacks to help kids stay healthy and well-nourished all summer long. These meals are part of the Summer Food Service Pr…... read more


Senior Fitness and Health

Senior Fitness at the Y is focused on fitness programs specifically designed for older adults. Members are encouraged to participate in various fitness and wellness activities unde…


Active Cardio

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubi…... read more


Walk, Talk & Tone

Walk, Talk & Tone is a drop-in class designed for seniors looking to become more active. This class allows the participants to socialize while also getting a great workout in a fun…


Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postur…


Moving for Better Balance

This is a Tai Chi based program that teaches participants balance skills and good body alignment by using coordinated and flowing movements. The outcomes participants have experien…


Athletic Performance Programming

14 AND OLDER Are you getting ready for your next big event? Coming off your off-season and looking to prepare for the upcoming season? Our trainers are motivated to help push …


Athletic Performance Testing

14 AND OLDER Are you curious as to where your athletic performance compares to other athletes? Our trainers are passionate about working with athletes and understand the standa…


Body Composition Assessment

14 AND OLDER We believe that all of us need a little extra motivation now and again. Sometimes we just need that confirmation that what we are doing is working. One of our car…


Group Personal Training

14 AND OLDER You can train together with one or two of your friends/significant others to make an impact on your health and fitness. Our trainers are eager to help you and your …


Health and Wellness Package

14 AND OLDER We are eager to help get you started with your health and fitness goals. In this package, we combine a health assessment with 3 one-on-one personal training session…


Health Assessment

14 AND OLDER Do you ever feel stuck in a rut because you don’t see any improvements in your health and fitness? One of our trainers will provide a measure of your cardiovascular…


New Year’s Resolution Package

14 AND OLDER Is this the year you finally are going to make a change for the better with your health? Our trainers understand that exercise can be overwhelming and are here to …


One-On-One Personal Training

14 AND OLDER Our motivated trainers are here to make a positive impact on your health and fitness goals. Building an open and honest relationship with a trainer in a supportive…


Walk with Ease

A La Crosse Medical Neighborhood Collaboration (WWE), is an evidence-based, community-centered initiative to improve the physical activity and health of individuals with arthriti…


Active Strength

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic …


Deep Water Exercise

Jump into a low-impact, high-energy workout in the deep end of the pool. This class utilizes our water jogging belts to support your body through a great cardiovascular workout tha…


Gentle Water Fit

Join us in the shallow end for a low-impact, low intensity class that is designed to improve joint flexibility, increase strength, and reduce pain and stiffness. No swimming skills…


Shallow Water Exercise

This low-impact class incorporates cardiovascular and muscle conditioning exercises using the water as resistance. No swimming skills are necessary as this class uses the shallow e…


Special Events

When our neighbors sign up for special events at the Y, they can do so knowing that we encourage them to discover what they can achieve. We provide a sense of belonging, support, …


Healthy Kids Day

ALL AGES YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a signature event highlighting the Y’s commitment to improving the nation’s health, whereby parents, children and families can participate in…... read more


Spring 3 on 3 Hoops Tornament

4th-12th Grades & Adults A fun tournament for everyone to enjoy. Registration forms available March 1st at both La Crosse Area Family YMCA Branches. Dates: Saturday, May 2 fro…


Sports

Our Y sports programs are a starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives…


Basketball: Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning a new skill or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in baske…


Basketball For All

Individuals with or without disabilities have the opportunity to play together. Children will work on passing, dribbling and scoring in a social environment led by qualified staff.…... read more


Fundamentals of Shooting

11-17 YEARS OLD This program is designed to teach boys and girls the fundamentals of shooting and advance their skills. Youth will learn about the confidence and mental focus i…


High School Basketball League

15-18 YEARS OLD The boys Varsity and Junior Varsity area high school basketball teams compete in an eight week Wednesday evening competition league. All games are played Wednes…


High School Basketball Skills Workout

14-18 YEARS OLD This program is for high school boys and girls to improve their basketball fundamentals, increase their knowledge of the game, and build their mental toughness. …


Home School Basketball Workouts

ALL AGES WELCOME Prepare for the summer basketball season with Coach Richie Johnson. This program is designed to help develop and maintain your offensive and defensive basketba…


La Crosse ELEVATE - Competitive Basketball

9-18 YEAR OLDS This program, for boys and girls, is focused on providing a high level of training and competition, allowing serious players to take their skills to the next leve…


One-On-One Personal Basketball Training

Make your goals a reality with personal one-on-one basketball training from Coach Richie Johnson. Our program will help you develop your dribbling, passing, shooting, and defensive…


Spring 3 On 3 Hoops Tournament

4th-12th Grades & Adults A fun tournament for everyone to enjoy. Registration forms available March 1st at both La Crosse Area Family YMCA Branches. Dates: Saturday, May 6 fr…


Soccer For All

Youth with and without disabilities develop basic soccer skills, physical fitness and social interaction through modified game play. Passionate and caring volunteers are paired wit…


Teens

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA has many programs specifically designed for the teenagers in our community. Listed here are a number of programs the Teen Center has to offer. You …


Teen Center: The YMCA Community Teen Center is a safe, tobacco, alcohol, and drug-free drop-in center for teens in the 8th-12th grades.


Girls' Group

Girls' Group is a program for teenage females 8th-12th grade that creates a safe place for conversation, building relationships and expressing thoughts. This is a group that encour…... read more


Just Breathe

Just Breathe is a program for teens 8th-12th grade that focuses on being in the moment. Just Breathe helps teens learn useful strategies and tools for handling stress, building re…


Monthly Teen Discussionary

This is a monthly meeting for all teens. Teens are welcome to join the monthly Teen Discussionary to talk about the happenings of the Teen Center including programming, events, wor…


New Moves

New Moves is an evidence-based program that focuses on healthy eating, physical activity and social support designed to meet the needs of sedentary adolescent girls. New Moves has …


Teen Center

Available FREE to any teen in 8th-12th grades. The YMCA Community Teen Center is a safe, tobacco, alcohol, and drug-free drop-in center for teens in the 8th-12th grades. The Cen…


Teen Service Provider Network (TSPN)

On February 28th,2013 the Y Teen Center initiated and hosted its first Teen Service Providers Network (TSPN) meeting. The intent and vision for this Network is to establish a forma…


Youth Fitness and Health

The Health and Wellness department has something for every youth member. Try out a Teen fitness class! Or maybe you’d rather exercise on your own in the Wellness Center? Then try …


Acceleration

12- 18 YEARS OLD Our trainers are here to help your athlete break through their sport performance goals. Two of our motivated trainers will push your athlete to their limit thro…... read more


Acceleration

14- 18 YEARS OLD Our trainers are here to help your teen break though their sport performance goals. Two of our motivated trainers will push your teen to their limit through res…


Athletic Movement Training

This program will give your athlete the opportunity to build a foundation of basic movement pattern needed for sports. Your athlete will enhance the skills needed to improve their…


Athletic Performance Programming

14 AND OLDER Are you getting ready for your next big event? Coming off your off-season and looking to prepare for the upcoming season? Our trainers are motivated to help push …


Athletic Performance Testing

14 AND OLDER Are you curious as to where your athletic performance compares to other athletes? Our trainers are passionate about working with athletes and understand the standa…


Body Composition Assessment

14 AND OLDER We believe that all of us need a little extra motivation now and again. Sometimes we just need that confirmation that what we are doing is working. One of our car…


Group Personal Training

14 AND OLDER You can train together with one or two of your friends/significant others to make an impact on your health and fitness. Our trainers are eager to help you and your f…


Health and Wellness Package

14 AND OLDER We are eager to help get you started with your health and fitness goals. In this package we combine a health assessment with 3 one-on-one personal training sessions. …


Health Assessment

14 AND OLDER Do you ever feel stuck in a rut because you don’t see any improvements in your health and fitness? One of our trainers will provide a measure of your cardiovascular e…


New Year’s Resolution Package

14 AND OLDER Is this the year you finally are going to make a change for the better with your health? Our trainers understand that exercise can be overwhelming and are here to …


One-On-One Personal Training

14 AND OLDER Our motivated trainers are here to make a positive impact on your health and fitness goals. Building an open and honest relationship with a trainer in a supportive e…


Fitness For All

This program assists children with disabilities in the wellness center. The children will be given a fitness program, become familiar with the wellness center, work out with a bud…



 
 
 
 
 
 

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