Whether you’re reconnecting with family members during Y Family Night, learning how to combat Type II Diabetes in the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, discovering new skills in a class or sports league, or simply burning off a few pesky calories in pilates, the Y is a place where you can make yourself healthier every day—and in every respect.
Lunch and Learn
Join Tianna Hamm our Registered Dietician, for lunch and learn make a healthy meal with her. All ingredients provided for the class! Pre-Registration Required.
Feb. 28th – Hearty Kale & Beef Chili
March 27th – Salmon Cakes Roasted Root Vegetables
April 24th – Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Adult Open Soccer
Sunday Nights at the Port Edwards YMCA, 6:00-8:00pm
Open every Sunday until March 17th
$25 One Time Fee
Register online or in person at the South Wood County YMCA
South Wood County YMCA is now offering private pickleball lessons. We will have
one day clinics, private, semi private and group lessons to choose from. These lessons will give you and
your friends the opportunity to learn the game and improve.
Whether you are new to exercise or getting back to it, group exercise is a great way to get moving, make friends, and stay motivated. We have classes for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.
Through one-on-one instruction, our certified personal trainers will design an individual program structured just for you! Perfect for a beginner or advanced exerciser looking to move to the next level.
Walking Club meets every Thursday 12:00-1:00pm. Walk outside until weather isn’t cooperating, then utilize the YMCA’s indoor track on the second floor. Cost is $5 per month and goes towards a monthly potluck on the last Thursday of the month.
FOREVERWELL (55+) GROUP
As a leading voice on improving overall health, the Y accepts the responsibility to find ways to serve our aging population, not only for individual health and well-being, but for overall community health. The South Wood County YMCA encourages all adults to develop behavior that is crucial to healthy aging, including healthy eating, physical activity, and social interaction. Local and statewide bus trips are also part of the fun of this social group*. ForeverWell meets every Monday from 11:15-12:15p in the teaching kitchen. See monthly calendar for more information. This is member benefit and does not cost anything to participate. (*Bus trips will have a cost associated)
FOREVERWELL (55+) LOCAL OUTING
FOOD & FARM EXPLORATION CENTER
Friday, February 23 from 10-2pm
Learn about where your food comes from and how it gets to your table by interacting on over 60 exhibits. We will tour and explore the facility, then enjoy some local food from their in-house Colorful Plate Café.
Register online or at the South Wood County YMCA by February 19th.
The Agelee Grace Brain Health program, created by fitness professional and author Denise Medved, is a series of 21 Simple Tools for Lifelong Comfort and Ease. The movements, which are performed in a chair, focus on the healthy longevity of the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Each of the 21 Tools focuses on different anti-aging techniques, e.g., joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, cognitive function, systemic stimulation, balance, confidence, and playfulness.
Session 1: Tuesday’s Feb. 6- March 12, 5pm-6pm
Session 2: Tuesday’s March 19- April 23, 6am-7am
First come, first serve. Free for members/ day pass for non-members
Stepping On can help you avoid a dangerous and costly fall, so you can keep doing the things you love to do. Hear from the Experts Physical Therapist Strength and balance Optometrist & Pharmacist Vision, hearing and medication increase fall risk. Community Safety Expert Avoid hazards in your home
Stepping On: Fall Prevention Program Fridays, April 5- May 17, 2024 9:30 AM -11:30 AM
** You do not need to be a YMCA member to attend.
Register by calling: 888-486-9545
Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. We offer swim lessons (for all ages), family swim, competitive swimming, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment. Whether it’s learning how to swim, perfecting your stroke or staying fit, the Y has a program that’s right for you.
SEE POOL SCHEDULE FOR OPEN HOURS
MEN’S PICK-UP BASKETBALL
This program is open to any Y members interested in playing. Pick-up games can be played full-court or half-court, depending on the number of players participating and general player preference. Pick-up basketball will be available to play in the gymnasium during scheduled times. Schedule subject to change.
MONDAY – FRIDAY 10:00AM – 1:00PM
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Come join the fun while meeting new friends. Pickleball is a paddle based sport that is one of the fastest growing games and is loved by many. Nets and equipment are available.