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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.


  • Winter 2023 Session

  • Summer 2023 Session

    • May 15-August 2, 2023

    • Mondays & Wednesdays from 10-11:30 AM


Chippewa Falls YMCA Class Information


    • January 10-March 31, 2023 

    • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:00-2:15 PM


    • April 11-June 29, 2023​

    • ​Tuesdays & Thursdays from 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


    • May 15-August 2, 2023

    • Mondays & Wednesdays

    • 1:00-2:15 PM

  • 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. 

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Community Health Educational Series

Dry Brushing 101 | March 21

Chippewa Falls YMCA 

Join our Chippewa Falls YMCA Community Educational Series! Each month, the Chippewa Falls YMCA will be offering a monthly educational event to help you gain the proper tools to be STRONG in Mind, Body, & Spirit. A variety of things contribute to your overall health and the YMCA is here to help you grow stronger in all aspects!

March 21, 2023

Join Certified Yoga Instructor and Aromatherapist Carolyn Thomas to discuss dry brushing – what is it and how it can aid in lymphatic drainage, improve circulation and energize your body!


  • DAYS: Third Tuesday of each month - Next Class, April 18

  • TIMES: 6:30 PM

  • WHERE: Chippewa Falls YMCA | Community Room

  • YMCA Members: FREE | Non-Members: $5


Contact Carrie Mathwig, Healthy Living Director, at or at (715) 861-2352

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Let's Talk Menopause | March 29

Chippewa Falls YMCA 

Menopause got you down? You are not alone! Did you know symptoms of menopause can kick in up to 10 years before a woman’s final menstrual period? A study by AARP found 42% of women have never discussed menopause with a healthcare provider. Don't suffer in silence, there are things you can do to help your symptoms!


Join Dr. Brea from Chipota Chiropractic and learn:

  • How to reduce hot flashes

  • Nutrition support for hormone balances

  • Lab testing to evaluate hormones

  • Stress reduction to support healthy hormones

Where: Chippewa Falls YMCA - Community Room

When: Wednesday, March 29

Time: 6:30 PM

COST: Members: FREE | Non-Members: $5

Registration required. Minimum of 5


Contact Carrie Mathwig, Healthy Living Director, at or at (715) 861-2352

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Community Health Educational Series

Nutrition Discussion | April 12

Chippewa Falls YMCA 

Looking to clean up your plate? Join Certified Nutrition Coach and Personal Trainer, Tracey Quast, to discuss:

  • Portion Size

  • Healthy Snacks

  • Ways to sneak more protein into your diet.

Wednesday, April 12

  • 10:45 AM in the Yoga Studio

  • YMCA Members: Free | Non-Members: $5

  • Registration required, minimum of 5 needed to hold class.



Contact Carrie Mathwig, Healthy Living Director, at or at (715) 861-2352

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Community Health Educational Series

Men's Health with Dr. Drew | April 21

Chippewa Falls YMCA 

Not feeling as spry as you once were? Are you dealing with brain fog, GI issues or just an all-around "blah" feeling?


Join Dr. Drew from Midwest Chiropractic Neurology to discuss a variety of men's health topics for all ages, including:

  • How to support hormone (testosterone) production

  • Impacts of stress on all areas of the body

  • Tips to encourage a healthy gut microbiome


Where: Community Room - Chippewa YMCA

When: Friday, April 21 at 10:45 AM

YMCA Member: Free | Non-Member: $5

Minimum of 5 needed to hold class


Contact Carrie Mathwig, Healthy Living Director, at or at (715) 861-2352


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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