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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 …


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…


Foam Rolling 101 Workshop

Have you ever wondered how to use a foam roller? Join us as we discover how to correctly use a foam roller for self-myofascial release in this hour-long workshop. You’ll also learn…


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…


Wellness for Women (4-week class)

Join a program that focuses on providing a safe and supportive environment in learning how to start or get back into exercise. Meet other women while you sample a variety of group …


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…


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…


Women On Weights

18+ YEARS OLD Come learn how to use strength training equipment from one of our supportive instructors. We understand that strength training can be overwhelming for many women, …


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…


YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

If you are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles that will help you reduce your chances of dev…


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 …


Adult Lessons

18+ YEARS OLD If you haven’t yet learned to swim or wish to refine your current ability, this is the class for you. Class ratio is three swimmers per instructor.... read more


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…


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…


A / Water Discovery

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.


B / Water Exploration

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.


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…


Triathlon Swim Classes

18+ YEARS OLD The class will consist of swimming drills and workouts. Coaches will be available on the pool deck to offer tips and suggestions.


Triathlon Swim Clinic

Our triathlon swim clinic is designed to help you reach your goals, whether you are an experienced triathlete or an aspiring triathlete. The goal of this clinic is to refine swimmi…


Veterans Competitive Stroke Clinic

8-14 YEARS OLD Had a blast on swim team and don't want to stop swimming? The Veteran Competitive Stroke Clinic could be your answer to keeping you having fun in the pool. In t…


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…


1 / Water Acclimation

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.


2 / Water Movement

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.


3 / Water Stamina

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.


4 / Stroke Introduction

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.


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…


1 / Water Acclimation

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.


2 / Water Movement

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.


3 / Water Stamina

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.


4 / Stroke Introduction

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.


5 / Stroke Development

Introduces breast-stroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.


6 / Stroke Mechanics

Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.


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…


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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…


Day Camps: YMCA Day Camp provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. Kids have fun while building self-confidence, appreciatin…


My Y Camp

4-7 YEARS OLD Summer is about creating lifelong memories of fun, friends, and laughter; that is what the "My Y Camp" weeks are all about. Each themed week will include nature w…... read more


Canoeing & Kayaking Camp

7-16 YEARS OLD Get out and enjoy the outdoors! This camp will teach the basic fundamentals of paddling. We will mix instruction with expeditions and give your child an introdu…


Flag Football Camp

6-12 YEARS OLD A week of flag football that will improve skills while having fun! This camp is for beginners and experienced players will be entering 1st-5th grade. Participan…


Frisbee Camp

7-16 YEARS OLD Have some fun and be active! This three-day camp will teach the basics of throwing a frisbee with some added tricks. Learn the game of ultimate frisbee and then…


Geocaching

7-16 YEARS OLD Get out and enjoy the outdoors! Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. Anyone with a GPS device can locate the …


Golf Camp

7-16 YEARS OLD Learn a new sport and have some fun! This camp will teach the fundamentals of golf. We will start at the driving range and putting green and end with a real 9-h…


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…


Volleyball Camp

7-14 YEARS OLD A week of Volleyball that will improve skills while having fun! This camp is for beginners and experienced players. Girls will work on skill development as well…


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


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

As a LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participant, the Dahl Family YMCA engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person. Participants work with trained Y staff …


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,…


Adult Dance: Come dance with us! Learn a new hobby or skill at any age.


Adult Ballet

18+ YEARS-OLD Join us for a class that will leave you feeling taller, stronger, and more graceful. Our adult ballet class is designed to help you build strength and flexibility…... read more


Fancy Feet Tap Dance

ADULT BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED BEGINNERS Have you wanted to try tap dancing or get back into dance but just not sure if you can keep up with all the jumping and hopping? This is th…


Audition Information

Parent Information Meeting: Monday, August 7, 2017, 6 pm at the Houser branch. Audition Dates Allegro All Stars (NEW!- AGE 9+ YEARS OLD): Monday, August 21, 2017, 5-6pm Y …


Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance and can help you be more proficient in any form of dance you choose. At the Y, ballet is designed for children and adults with varying experi…


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 …


Jazz

Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. A dynamic form of dance focusing on rhythm, expression, and style. Forms and various st…


Tap

Tap dance is a great class for students that love music or want to develop their own sense of rhythm. Students will progress from learning basic tap technique to learning complex r…


Technique

Technique classes focus on skill development for the dancer who wishes to progress to the next level. Classes include a progressive warm-up, stretching, positions, across the floor…


Ballet/Tap

5-6 YEARS OLD Enjoy both ballet and tap fundamentals that help develop skills for our progressive dance classes. This level is a pre-requisite for 6-year-olds to take the next 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 Kids

6-7 YEARS OLD A great way to get moving! An introduction to hip-hop dance for the younger student. Focus on rhythm, musicality and footwork through games and music.


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…


Parent/Child Dance

2-3 YEARS OLD Enjoy spending time with your child while engaging in hands-on movement activities. Learn to stretch and dance while developing coordination, musicality, and rhyth…


Pre Ballet/Tap

4-5 YEARS OLD Build self-confidence while learning dance movement with a pre-ballet emphasis and basic tap dance skills. Dancers learn positions and steps while exploring props,…


Twinkle Toes

3-4 YEARS OLD - Children must be potty trained. Discover the joy of dancing! Introduction to rhythm, creative movement, props, and simple dance steps with caring teachers will m…


Early Childhood Care

YMCA early childhood care builds on children’s natural desire to learn new things and become more self-reliant. Getting along with other children, sharing, taking turns and working…


Child Care: Our Child Care Center is motivated in helping your child grow. We believe in promoting and maintaining a healthy and safe environment for your child to learn, develop and thrive. F…


Child Care

FULLTIME CHILD CARE 6 WEEKS-5 YEARS OLD Our Child Care Center is motivated in helping your child grow. We believe in promoting and maintaining a healthy and safe environment …... read more


Child Watch

NEWBORN-7 YEARS OLD In Child Watch we believe in strengthening our community through Youth Development and Healthy Living. We believe all children should be allowed to discover,…


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


Super Sitter

11-15 YEARS OLD This purpose of this two-day SUPER SITTER course is to provide individuals with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for chi…


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…


Mini My Y Club

While siblings head off to school we can provide younger children the opportunity to have “their own school” experience. This hands on; engaging program offers creative learning th…


Scientific Kids

4-6 YEARS OLD Unlock your child’s sense of discovery as they are challenged to explore the wonders and excitement of the science world. Children will be intrigued as they learn …


Fitness Instructor Training Program

Interested in becoming a certified Group Fitness Instructor? Maybe you are already certified but would like more hands-on experience? The Y is committed to helping you develop your…


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…


Birthday Parties: Let us do the work for you. Have your birthday party at the YMCA. Our party hosts will create a festive and friendly environment. We want to serve your specific needs so ask about …


Birthday Parties

Party Times: Dahl Family YMCA Fall/Winter/Spring(Labor Day-Memorial Day) Friday - 5:30-7:30pm Saturday - 1-3pm & 4-6pm Sunday - 2-4pm Summer(Memorial Day-Labor Day) Friday…... read more


Child Watch

NEWBORN-7 YEARS OLD In Child Watch we believe in strengthening our community through Youth Development and Healthy Living. We believe all children should be allowed to discover,…


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 …


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 Strength Training

10-14 YEARS OLD In the Wellness Center we believe that families should exercise together, because it builds a stronger relationship between parent and youth. Upon completion of …


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…


Intro to Spanish Language & Culture

Learn a new language through songs, themes, crafts and other fun activities. Parents will be given tips on how to apply Spanish language skills at home.


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…


Messy Bees

2-3 YEARS OLD / with guardian Experience the joy of art! Create and explore art activities using a variety of mediums; paint, clay, paper, shapes, dough, etc. It is wonderful t…


Music Moves Me

2-4 YEARS OLD / with guardian Come explore with friends as you learn laugh and play your way through a musical experience. Children love to make noise and what a better way to d…


Music Moves Me

2-4 YEARS OLD / with guardian Come explore with friends as you learn laugh and play your way through a musical experience. Children love to make noise and what a better way to d…


Preschool Family Fun & Games

Experience the joy of play with your young child. Have fun with group play, games, songs and activities while children learn the important skill of socializing. Wear your tennis sh…


Preschool Gym Play

Walking-7 Years Old / With Guardian Meet other families while you and your child enjoy special bonding time together. You will have the opportunity to free play with your child…


Sporties For Shorties

2-4 YEARS OLD / with guardian Help your child to develop a healthy attitude towards “team” work while learning to make activity an important part of their lives. Class is packe…


Tiny Tot Gym

This class provides the opportunity for you and your child to interact and play in a safe environment. With staff guided discoveries, you will enjoy parent-child activities includ…


Tumble Bugs

2-3 YEARS old / with Guardian Give your child a positive introduction to group play while they develop self-confidence. Children will improve balance, upper body, and core stre…


Primetime Center

Location: Dahl Family YMCA and R.W Houser Family YMCA Fees: Free- No YMCA membership required Primetime is a safe space and engaging space for children ages 7 and up to inte…


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 1

This class invites all children age 8 or older who are new to or moderately experienced with Parkour and Freerunning to join us for an engaging, supportive, acrobatic experience wi…


Parkour/Free Runner 2

This class invites all children age 8 or older who are highly experienced with Parkour/Freerunning or gymnastics, or who have been advanced by their coach from Parkour 1to join us …


Parkour/Free Runner 3

This class invites all children age 10 or older who are highly experienced with Parkour/Freerunning or gymnastics, or who have been advanced by their coach from Parkour 2 to join u…


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…


Gymnekricket 1

3-4 YEARS OLD This class invites all active youngsters who have never experienced organized class before to join us for a fun, supportive, explorative gymnastics experience incl…


Gymnekricket 2

4-5 YEARS OLD This class invites all active 5 year olds who are new to organized class and 4 year olds who have experienced organized class before to join us for a fun, supporti…


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…


Rollers

5-6 YEARS OLD This class invites all active 6 year olds who are new to gymnastics and experienced 5 year olds to join us for a fun, supportive, experience with instructors who w…


Tumble Bugs

2-3 YEARS OLD / WITH GAURDIAN Give your child a positive introduction to group play while they develop self-confidence. Children will improve balance, upper body and core streng…


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 Gym & Activities

Introduce your child to the fun and excitement of physical play in activities geared just for them. This program will be divided into two portions. The first part of class will inc…... read more


Home School Physical Education

The YMCA believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to grow and thrive. That is why we are offering this physical education program that focuses on creating healthy habits inc…


Home School Physical Education

The YMCA believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to grow and thrive. That is why we are offering this physical education program that focuses on creating healthy habits inc…


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 Aquatics

This program has been designed to assist individuals of all physical and cognitive ability levels in the pool. Whether you’re a beginner being introduced to the water or a more fam…... 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 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…


Flag Football for All

Youth with and without disabilities develop basic agility, catching, throwing, punting in an environment in which all can be successful! Goals of physical, social and inclusive dev…


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…


Little Dragons 1

4-6 YEARS OLD Children have fun while building self-confidence and discipline through introductory martial arts skills. Learn terminology, stances, kicks, punches, and blocks. A…


Little Dragons 2

5-6 YEARS OLD Continue your great experience with the Little Dragons program once you have gotten the hang of basic skills. Students who have taken 2-3 consecutive sessions of…


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.


Free Group Exercise Classes

Try participating in one of our Group Exercise classes. We offer over 95 classes per a week at the Dahl Family YMCA and R.W. Houser Family YMCA branches. These classes are included…... read more


Pick-Up Basketball

18+ YEARS-OLD Join us for recreational pick-up basketball games at both facilities. Players of all skill levels, ages and abilities are welcome. Must be a member to play. FREE f…


Nutrition

Cooking Around the World

7-11 YEARS OLD Getting children involved in the kitchen helps to combat picky eating, encourages exploration and good nutrition habits. Kids will learn about other cultures arou…... read more


Cupcakes & More

Learn the skills of how to make cupcakes and cookies look amazing! Our talented instructor will guide you through basic decorating techniques. Starter decorating tips, frosting and…


Kids in the Kitchen

Children love to learn in this hands-on class that lets them experience the joys of cooking. They will engage in measuring, mixing and gain knowledge of various ingredients, while …


School Age Care

The Y's School Age Care Program provides a safe, comfortable environment for children from kindergarten through fifth grade to acquire life and social skills and learn the Y's ch…


Kids' Day Off: If you are looking for a safe, fun and active place to have your kids stay on days where school is out, bring them to the Y's Kids Day Off program! The days provided correspond …


Kids' Day Off

5-12 YEARS OLD An entire day devoted to fun and recreation when children have scheduled days off school. This program is offered on most scheduled in-service or vacation days an…... read more


School Age Child Care

At the Y, we strengthen community through youth development because we believe that a community is stronger when all children have the opportunity to discover who they are and what…


Summer School Age Care

5-12 YEARS OLD Quality, state-licensed full-day summer care at convenient community locations. We offer a safe and friendly atmosphere full of activity and creativity. Whether i…


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…


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…


Senior Shape-Up

MEN AND WOMEN 60 YEARS AND OLDER You are never too old to get back into shape! Join us in a safe and supportive environment that will show you what the Y has to offer for your a…


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 …


Women On Weights

18 AND OLDER Come learn how to use strength training equipment from one of our supportive instructors. We understand that strength training can be overwhelming for many women, …


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…


YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

If you are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles that will help you reduce your chances of dev…


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, …


Gym & Swim - Fun & Games

3-5 YEARS OLD Children are full of energy and always excited to participate in fun and games. Join our fast-paced and energetic class that introduces children to group games lik…... read more


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…


Kids Marathon

3-14 YEARS OLD Train with local celebrities as you work your way to eating well, moving more and spending time with family. Kids run a full marathon over the course of 8 weeks t…


Kids Triathlon

3-14 YEARS OLD A chance for children to explore the thrill of competition through lifelong sports. Like adult triathlons, the event consists of three events: Swimming, Cycling, …


Mini My Y Club

3 - 5 YEARS OLD We can provide children the opportunity to have their own school experience with this hands on club fun class. This engaging program offers creative learning th…


My Y Club

4-6 YEARS OLD Kids learn and enhance their self-confidence and social skills through themed hands-on activities that include creative science, art, and craft projects. They exp…


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…


1st-4th Grade Baseball

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you learn the game. In this co-ed league, kids, who are entering 1st-4th grade, develop all their baseball skills from fielding and hitt…... read more


Happy Bats 1

4-5 YEARS OLD Learn and love the sport of T-ball! Boys and girls are active, build confidence and have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of baseball. Our coaches use s…


Happy Bats 2

5-6 YEARS OLD Boys and girls will take the next step as then continue to learn basic T-ball skills through station work and modified game play. Coaches adapt Happy Bats 2 in or…


Parent-Child T-Ball

3-6 YEARS OLD Families that play together stay together. Compassionate staff will work with you and your child to teach the basic skills of baseball. Devote four evenings of y…


1st-6th Grade Developmental Basketball League

It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you learn the game. In this league, kids develop all their basketball skills from shooting and dribbling to teamwork and sportsmanship. S…


Basketball Camp

7-14 YEARS OLD Our basketball camp is for boys and girls. We will teach the fundamentals of basketball while having fun! Participants will work on skill development as well as…


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.…


Basketball Plyometrics

10-14 YEARS OLD This program is for boys and girls and focuses on increasing speed, coordination, and vertical jump. Youth must be entering 5th-8th grade in the fall.


Elementary School Basketball Workouts

Prepare for the basketball season with Coach Richie Johnson. This program is designed to help develop and maintain your offensive and defensive basketball fundamentals.


Happy Hoops 1

Learn and love the sport of basketball with Happy Hoops 1. Boys and girls are active, build confidence and have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of basketball. Our coaches…


Happy Hoops 2

5-6 YEARS OLD Boys and girls will take the next step as they continue to learn basic basketball skills through station work and modified game play. Coaches adapt Happy Hoops II …


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 Workouts

Prepare for the basketball season with Coach Richie Johnson. This program is designed to help develop and maintain your offensive and defensive basketball fundamentals.


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…


Lil Shooters

7-9 YEARS OLD This program is designed for boys and girls to expose them to the art of shooting a basketball at a young age. Children will learn the fundamentals of shooting an…


Middle School Basketball Workouts

Prepare for the basketball season with Coach Richie Johnson. This program is designed to help develop and maintain your offensive and defensive basketball fundamentals.


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…


Parent-Child Basketball

Families that play together stay together. Compassionate staff will work with you and your child to teach the basic skills of basketball. Devote four evenings of your quality famil…


Perimeter & Post Basketball Skill Work

12-14 YEARS OLD This program is for boys and girls to increase fundamental basketball skills and learn new skills in order to become the best player at your position. Youth mus…


Pre-League Develomental Basketball

It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you learn the game. This program is for boys and girls in Kindergarten that have completed at least two sessions of Happy Hoops 2 the p…


1st-4th Grade Developmental Flag Football League

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you learn the game. In this co-ed league, kids develop all their football skills from running and passing to teamwork and sportsmanship. …


Parent-Child Flag Football

1st-4th Grade Families that play together, stay together. Compassionate staff will work with you and your child to teach the basic skills of flag football. Devote four evenings…


Developmental Floor Hockey

This six-week program teaches basic skills and fundamentals of floor hockey in a fun and recreational atmosphere. Children will learn through drills, station work and modified gam…


Kickball League

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you learn the game. In this co-ed league, kids enjoy the playground favorite, kickball! Supportive coaches build your child's confidence…


5th - 8th Grade Developmental Lacrosse

We have partnered with the La Crosse Area Lacrosse Association (LALA) to offer a program that teaches the basic skills and fundamentals of Lacrosse. Beginners and experienced play…


1st-4th Grade Developmental Soccer League

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you learn the game. In this league, kids develop all their soccer skills from passing and dribbling to teamwork and sportsmanship. Supp…


Happy Feet 1

4-5 YEARS OLD Happy Feet 1 is a terrific soccer program for boys and girls. Children will learn the basic fundamentals of soccer through station work. Our goals for this progr…


Happy Feet 2

5-6 YEARS OLD Happy Feet 2 is a program that teaches the fundamental skills of soccer. Five year-olds should not take this class unless they have completed Happy Feet 1 and now…


Parent-Child Soccer

3-6 YEARS OLD Families that play together stay together. Compassionate staff will work with you and your child to teach the basic skills of soccer. Devote four evenings of qua…


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…


Gym & Swim - Fun & Games

3-5 YEARS OLD Children are full of energy and always excited to participate in fun and games. Join our fast paced and energetic class that introduces children to group games lik…


Super Tot Gym

3-5 YEARS OLD Children enjoy challenges and feeling successful. We can help them meet these goals by providing opportunities for them to develop physically, socially, and emotio…


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…


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…


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…


Family Strength Training

10-14 YEARS OLD In the Wellness Center we believe that families should exercise together, because it builds a stronger relationship between parent and youth. Upon completion of …


Teen Strength Training

12-14 YEARS OLD Youth development through positive coaching is how we coach youth to use the equipment in the Wellness Center. When we encourage youth to exercise safely we help…


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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