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Evidence-based Health Intervention (EBHI) programs deliver community-based health and wellness services in innovative new ways rooted in a common commitment to preventing and combating chronic disease. These programs are open to all,  not just current YMCA members. Registration is required to take advantage of these different programs that help our community become healthier and have a higher quality of life.


Brain & Body Fitness

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 the conversation. Brain & Body Fitness 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 YMCA - Register online at or call the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County at 715.839.4735 or 888-338-4636.


  • Fall 2023 Session

    • September 11-November 29, 2023

    • Mondays & Wednesdays from 10-11:30 AM


Chippewa Falls YMCA Class Information


    • September 12-November 21, 2023​

    • Tuedays & Thursdays

    • 1:00-2:15 PM

To Register, or Ask Questions:
Contact Carrie Mathwig at


LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a free 12-week program, tailored to the specific needs of 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.
A  FREE one year family membership is included with this program.

Eau Claire YMCA Class Information

  • FALL 2023 SESSION:

    • September 11-November 29, 2023

    • Mondays & Wednesdays

    • 1:00-2:15 PM or 4:30-5:45 PM

To Register, or Ask Questions:
Contact Laurie Pettis at or fill out the online interest form below. 



This program is geared toward older adults of all fitness levels. If you have a chronic condition, such as arthritis, you may be able to gain more strength and independence. You will feel energized— physically, mentally and socially—and be surrounded by people who care about your success.


THE FACTS TELL THE STORY: Research has shown that among older adults who participate in Enhance®Fitness, health costs were lowered by close to $1,000 and 9 out of 10 people stay with the program. In addition, 99% say they would recommend the program to a friend.


The exercises are dynamic but can always be done at your pace:

• Up to 25 people in each class: we provide chairs and soft weights

• Class meets 3 times per week and focuses on flexibility, balance, strength & movement

• Fitness assessment at beginning and every 4 months


WHEN:  Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Beginning September 11. 10:00-11:00 AM


Cost:  Members: Free | Non-Members: First 16 weeks free then membership required to continue sessions.

For more information and registration details, please contact:

Laurie Pettis (715) 839 4608 or at or fill out the online form.


Sober Strong

A specialized program at the Eau Claire YMCA for women in early recovery from substance use disorder. Sober Strong combines group exercise with supportive services to create connection and belonging while reducing post-acute withdrawal symptoms in early recovery.

  • RECOVERY COACHING - by appointment beginning October 1, 2023

  • ATHLETIC CLOTHING CLOSET– opens October 1, 2023

  • SUPPORT MEETING - Tuesdays, 9:00-9:50 AM – begins October 10, 2023

  • GROUP EXERCISE CLASS - Fridays, 8:00-8:50 AM – begins October 13, 2023

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Getting Super Sleep

FREE Community Health Talk - October 17

Sleep Specialist and Respiratory Therapist, Kelly Jo Schmidt from Oakleaf Clinic, will discuss many areas relating to sleep from her 22 years of experience including:

  • Tips to improving sleep quality

  • Habits that prevent deep sleep

  • How brain health is directly related regular sleep patterns

When: Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 PM

Where: Chippewa Falls YMCA Community Room

Cost: FREE! Open to the community - registration required


While the presentation is FREE, the information you receive is priceless.

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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.

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