The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley is proud to offer a variety of Active & Ageless programs committed to helping seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle and strengthen social ties. We encourage everyone to grow in the areas of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Our Active & Ageless land and water-based exercise classes promote fitness and well-being while fostering friendships and camaraderie. Volunteer opportunities and social events build relationships and community ties that can last a lifetime. Gathering places are available at our branches for those who want to relax after exercising and chat over a cup of coffee with old friends or new friends. Maximize your membership and take full advantage of what your Y has to offer.

**Although the programs and presentations listed out below are targeted to our Active & Ageless Community (YMCA Members ages 50+) these offerings are available to ALL YMCA Members.**

Meet Your Active & Ageless Team

Eau Claire YMCA 

                    Laurie Pettis 

                    LIVESTRONG at the YMCA/Brain & Body Fitness                      Program Coordinator and Active & Ageless                            Coordinator 
                    lpettis@ymca-cv.org  |  (715) 839-4608


Chippewa Falls YMCA 

                    Kara Goossens 

                    Active & Ageless Coordinator 
                    kgoossens@ymca-cv.org  |  (715) 723-2201

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Intro to Pickleball Clinics

Eau Claire YMCA

Pickleball has become one of the most popular Active and Ageless sports! It's easy to learn, fun, and enjoyed by many - especially over the age of 50!

If you have never played and are curious, here is your chance to give it a try! Pete Fasching, YMCA Healthy Living Staff Member, will review the rules and provide an opportunity to play in a safe, fun, and relaxed environment.

WHEN: Wednesdays, November 30, December 14, December 28, January 11 or January 25

TIME: 2:30-4:00 PM

WHERE: Hobbs Gym | Eau Claire YMCA

SPACE: Classes are limited to 4 people. 

REGISTER: Sign up through Laurie Pettis: lpettis@ymca-cv.org or 715-839-4608

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Active & Ageless Christmas Tea

Eau Claire YMCA


Join us for a simple Christmas gathering! There will be Christmas Bingo with prizes, snacks, refreshments and Christmas music. Participants are welcome to bring a snack to share!

DATE: December 2
TIME: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
COST: FREE to YMCA Members | $5 for Non-Members
LOCATION: Eau Claire YMCA - Party Room

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Support a Healthy Gut & Mind

Support a healthy gut microbiome with Dr. Brea

Chippewa Falls YMCA


Join Dr. Brea from Chipota Chiropractic for a discussion on the mind/gut connection and its effect on mental health. Dr. Brea is the Owner/Proprietor of Chipota Chiropractic and is also a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.


Learn how to:

  • Diversify your gut bacteria

  • Eat in ways that will heal your body

  • Pro-Biotics vs Pre-Biotics

  • Foods that should be consumed with supplements

WHEN: Tuesday, December 6

TIME: 10:30 AM

WHERE: Chippewa Falls YMCA - Strength Studio

Cost: FREE to YMCA Members

Registration is Required | Min. 5 participants

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Intro to Pickleball 

Chippewa Falls YMCA


What's the Pickleball hype all about? Come join the fun! In this Intro to Basics class, learn about the fastest growing sport in America. We will teach rules, court etiquette, and fundamentals of play. Balls and paddles provided. Please wear gym clothes and lace-up tennis shoes.


Tuesdays & Thursday | January 10, 12, & 17 (3 classes)

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM



Tuesdays & Thursdays | January 19-26

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

While these group practice sessions aren't mandatory, they are highly suggested to refine skills and gain knowledge of game play.

Cost: $20 | YMCA Members Only

Registration required - Min: 2 | Max: 8

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Insurance-Based Memberships

The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley works with a variety of different insurance providers to offer insurance-based memberships for our active older adults. Click below to learn more and to see if you are eligible! 

YMCA360 (Virtual)

Bring the Y to you, wherever you are. Whether it's a current Y favorite or something new to you, Y360 matches your lifestyle with a growing library of online videos for you and your family. Livestreams and on-demand classes/content are available free for current YMCA Members. 

Water Exercise

The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley offers group exercise classes on land as well as in the water. Each week, several group exercise water classes are held at the Y's two membership locations. These water classes are included with your Y membership! Click below to learn more about what is offered at each branch.

Active & Ageless Group Exercise Classes

Sit & Fit, Yoga, Basic Fitness, Zumba, and many more classes are designed with the Active Older Adult in mind! Group exercise classes are a great way to get your workout in and even make some new friends while doing it. Learn about all the classes we offer and what will best fit your needs below.

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.