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SPECIALTY FITNESS
PROGRAMS

The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley is proud to offer a variety of specialty fitness programs committed to helping individuals maintain or work towards a healthy lifestyle and strengthen social ties. We encourage everyone to grow in the areas of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Our adult offerings are constantly being updated and added to this page. Check back frequently to see what new offerings are coming your way. 

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Indoor Cycling Class with Brady - Chippewa Falls YMCA

 

New to the YMCA? Or always wanted to try an indoor cycling class and didn't know where to start? This class is for you! This is ONE-TIME introductory class to cover the basics of cycling so participants feel comfortable attending any of the cycling classes we offer at the Y! Time will be spent actually riding the bikes, so dress for a light workout! Participants will learn:

  • Bike set-up

  • Proper footwear

  • Bike Metrics

  • Common cycling drills used in most YMCA Classes

WHEN: Tuesdays, Jan 31, Feb 28 & March 14

TIME: 5:30-6:30 PM

COST: YMCA Members: FREE | Non-Members: $5 day pass

Registration Required | Min 2 Participants

 

Where: Chippewa Falls YMCA - Cardio Studio

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Ride with Ri-Ri

Chippewa Falls YMCA

 

Join us after the YMCA closes on Sunday, February 13 for a Super Bowl Pregame Indoor Cycling Class. We’ll ride to the beat of some of Rihanna’s greatest songs and features. Clip-in and prepare for a 45-minute fast rhythm ride.

 

NOTE: Most music will contain explicit lyrics, music will be loud, and lights will be off.

WHEN: Sunday, February 12, 2:00-2:45 PM

COST: MEMBERS: FREE | NON-MEMBERS: $5

LOCATION: CARDIO STUDIO

This program will be cancelled if less than 5 people are registered by Saturday at 10 AM.

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Intro to Step Aerobics 

Chippewa Falls YMCA

 

Attend this 6-week course and learn the fundamentals of Step Aerobics!

Step aerobics has all the benefits of a high-intensity cardio workout without putting stress on your joints. It improves overall fitness by building strength and boosting your cardiovascular health.

YMCA Fitness Instructor, Carolyn Thomas, will guide you through:

  • Breaking down steps of common choreography

  • Terminology

  • Timing

  • Musical intonation

Course ideal for beginners with little to no experience.

Where: Chippewa YMCA Group Ex Studio
Day: Mondays, Jan 30-March 6
Time: 5:30-6:15 PM
Registration Required | Minimum of 3
COST: Members: Free | Non-Members: $30
FREE CHILD WATCH for those with Family Memberships

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TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA

Trauma informed yoga is designed to help trauma survivors establish presence and find a sense of grounding that can help connect mind and body in a way that can feel secure. This form of yoga may include self-regulation strategies to increase body awareness in a safe and controlled way, which can promote feelings of physical, emotional, and psychological safety and to address nervous system dysregulation, dissociation, and feelings of disconnection from the body or surroundings, which are common after experiencing trauma.

Certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instructors Carolyn Thomas and Mike Johson will guide and support you through your practice, focusing on breathing techniques that connect the body with the breath.

WHERE: Chippewa Falls YMCA - Yoga Studio

WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, March 15, April 19

TIME: 4:15-5:15 PM

COST: FREE for Members and Non-Members

Registration required - minimum of 3

Must be 14 years old or older to attend

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MyZone - Chippewa Falls YMCA

It's time to SWITCH things up! The Chippewa Falls YMCA is excited to introduce you to Myzone Fitness! 

 

WHAT IS MYZONE?

Myzone is a wearable fitness monitor and online social platform that shows and rewards EFFORT when you work out. It displays real time heart rate, calories and intensity with five color coded personalized zones and has a simple rewards-based metric called MEPs (Myzone Effort Points) that align with the WHO guidelines for physical activity.

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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.

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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