Evidence-based Health Intervention (EBHI) programs were implemented at the YMCA of the Chippewa Valley, in response to changing health care trends, to deliver community-based health and wellness services in innovative new ways rooted in a common commitment to preventing and combating chronic disease. Anyone who visits the Y can take advantage of different programs that help our community become healthier and have a higher quality of life.

Brain & Body

A group exercise program for people living with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. To participate, individuals must be able to perform simple exercises, follow verbal directions, and participate in conversation. LEEPS has been shown to improve physical fitness and mood in people living with dementia. The program is safe and effective, and is a fun social program taught by qualified and trained YMCA staff.

Eau Claire - For more information and to register, please contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County at 715.839.4735 or adrc@co.eau-claire.wi.us

  • Upcoming Eau Claire Class Information
    • September 13 - December 1, Mondays & Wednesdays from 10-11:30 AM

Chippewa Falls - For more information and to register, please contact the Carrie Mathwig at 715.861.2352 or cmathwig@ymca-cv.org

  • Upcoming Chippewa Falls Class Information
    • September 28 - December 16, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10-11:30 AM


LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a free 12-week program, tailored to the specific needs of adult cancer survivors who would like to improve their quality of life before, during, and after treatment. We offer small group sessions to connect participants to other cancer survivors looking to reclaim their lives. Our certified instructors and personal trainers have undergone specialized training in the elements of cancer, rehabilitative exercise, and supportive cancer care.

Need more information?

Eau Claire YMCA - Contact Laurie Pettis at lpettis@ymca-cv.org

Chippewa Falls YMCA - Contact Carrie Mathwig at cmathwig@ymca-cv.org

Complimentary Wellness Consultation

Free to all YMCA members!  Meet with a Wellness professional to determine your fitness goals, receive SMART goal-based assessments, and then be provided individual recommendations on how to best use your YMCA membership to reach your goals. Body composition testing, heart rate, blood pressure, functional movement screening, flexibility, strength, endurance, and performance testing can all be measured followed by a complimentary personal training session customized to your best course of action. To schedule your consultation please click below.