Program info for healthy living
All classes are Free for members and offered weekly, unless otherwise mentioned. Non-Members can now also attend if they purchased a day pass. Classes are for all-levels as our instructors are experienced to offer modifications through-out class to keep you safe.
TRX and cycling classes require a card picked-up at the front desk, as equipment and space is limited.
Group Exercise Classes
Active Older Adult
Similar to SilverSneakers, Active Older Adult is designed for those looking for a great workout and camaraderie. The class is joint friendly and appropriate for at all levels. The exercises in this class are designed to improve your strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.
Chair Flow is a great way to stretch and move the body without having to worry about balance or getting on your knees. Focusing on the breath, gentle stretches, and incorporating the chair will have you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
This class offers all the challenges of cycling on the open road with hills and uneven terrain. The workout is set to music with various motivating drills throughout the class. Cycling is an excellent workout for your lower half, which is also complemented by exercising your heart. *Check in with the front desk to reserve your spot as there is a 12-participant limit.
In this class you will be taken through functional movements that will increase range of motion within your joints and surrounding muscles. Flexibility training also aids in injury prevention, benefits posture, and can increase strength and power.
HIIT It Hard
HIIT is a full-body workout and stands for “High Intensity Interval Training”, incorporating interval training sequence with high-intensity exercises. It builds cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. Challenge your limits!
Are you looking to work on your cardio endurance, that’s joint friendly and fun? Then this is for you! Low-Impact Cardio is a quick paced class that incorporates various equipment to challenge your cardio; such as Step, Stability Ball, Weights & Bands. Practicing steady state cardio is great for heart health, and this class will not disappoint.
Similar to Yoga Flow, but at a faster pace. Expect to sweat while challenging your body and mind in warrior sequencing, balancing poses and mindfulness.
Increase muscle strength and range of movement, and improve activities for daily living. You’ll have a chair for seated exercises and standing support. Your instructor can modify the exercises for your fitness level.
This class time offers the opportunity to sample different instructors and class styles. Check the bulletin board to see who’s teaching and what to expect.
Total Body Strength
Expect a full-body workout using weight plates, barbells, resistance bands, and steps combined with bodyweight exercises. This class combines foundational, compound and isolation exercises to get you toned and fit.
TRX Suspension Training
Total Resistance Training or suspension training builds a strong core, flexibility, strength, and endurance. You will use only your body weight to help improve balance, strengthen muscles and joints in order to complete challenging exercises more effectively. You can take your performance to the next level or choose to modify movements for beginners or for members with limitations. This is a great class to help improve shoulder, hip, knee and ankle strength while literally working every muscle in your body.
Yoga Flow is inspired by Vinyasa, which synchronizes movement with breath, flowing from one move to the next. This class will help you build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus through deep breathing.
Both locations are equipped with state-of-the-art Wellness Centers. It’s a great place for young (11 and older) and young-at-heart to begin practicing a healthy lifestyle. Our Wellness Centers are equipped with the latest cardiovascular and strength training equipment to meet your fitness goals. Both Wellness Centers have an inviting atmosphere, are spaced appropriately and have good lighting.
The Y offers a complimentary fitness orientation with our qualified, wellness staff for new members or for those members looking for a refresher on our equipment. This is an introduction to our cardio and strength training equipment to teach you how to use the equipment correctly and safely. Appointments can be scheduled at the Member Services desk.
Age 11-14: Orientation REQUIRED
Age 15+: Orientation RECOMMENDED
- Once a Youth Orientation is complete, a note confirming completion will be put into the youth’s account.
- All youth, 11-12 yrs, are required to have an adult with them at all times in the Wellness Center.
*See our Member Services desk for orientation times.
To create a welcoming and healthy family-friendly environment for all we have a few rules for our facility.
Facility: (exceptions for the pool and locker room)
- Please bring a change of shoes, especially during inclement weather, to avoid excess sand, salt, and water that can wear on equipment
- Closed toed and soft sole shoes are required in the wellness center and gym
- Please avoid wearing jeans, as buckles, rivets and zippers can damage equipment
- Clothing with offensive language and/or graphics are prohibited
- Sandals or flip-flops are not allowed, for safety reasons
- The YMCA reserves the right to define inappropriate/offensive attire
Have questions? Call the SWC YMCA branch at 715 818 9622
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Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
Wisconsin Rapids Hours
Saturday: 7:00 AM- 5:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM - 3:00pm
Friday: 8:00AM- 5:00PM
Saturday- Sunday: Not Staffed