Nutrition Programs

We offer a number of opportunities to support individuals to reach their nutrition goals. Our Registered Dietitian offers nutrition counseling services, with the ability to offer specific guidance to meet your individual and/or family needs. We also offer weight loss support groups, and partner with area educators to offer programming for all ages.

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personal nutrition services

We recognize that ‘one-size-fits-all’ nutrition advice often fails to optimize health. Greater long term success is achieved when one’s individual health needs and goals are evaluated and a personal strategy is devised that incorporates accountability and behavior change strategies. Your nutrition sessions will include a nutrition plan, specifically for you, as well as accountability, support and strategies specific for you to help you achieve your goals.

Personal Training & Nutrition: 8 sessions of personal training & 2 nutrition counseling sessions for $320

Nutrition Services | Member: 1 for $50; 5 for $240; 10 for $450; 30 minute follow up session $25
Nutrition Services | Non-Member: 1 for $60; 5 for $280; 10 for $540; 30 minute follow up session $45

To get started, please contact Lynsey Hansen,  and (715) 818-6015.


Community Health Worker

We are excited to offer the services of a Community Health Worker, supporting the South Wood County YMCA, and Wood County. Part of this role is to advocate, provide education, assistance to resources, and overall community engagement, learning what the needs are in the community, and creating networks so we can help fill some gaps. Other areas of focus include:

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  • Providing non-biased information and assistance for Wood County resources and services – If you’re needing assistance and/or information, chances are there’s a resource in our area to draw from
  • Informal Coaching – Focusing on your overall wellness
  • Community Outreach – How can the Y support needs in the community, outside our walls
  • Care Transition Interventions – Focusing on those dealing with long term effects from Covid-19
 For more information, contact Sarah Wheeler, CHW:
or 608-673-7247




Women on Weights is a three-week program designed to empower women of all ages and abilities to become comfortable with resistance training. This program is designed to highlight the benefits of weight lifting, along with proper form and technique for three major lifts, ultimately helping you reach your health and fitness goals.

Ages:        18 years old and up

Dates:       Winter 2, 3, 4

Day:           Tues Thursday

Time:         7:15-8:00 pm

Location:    Port Edwards Facility

Fee:           Member $25 / Non-Member n/a

Pre-registration is required as there is an 8 participant limit. Participants will also need a key fob to enter the Port Edwards facility. For more information, contact Lynsey Hansen: (p)  715-818-6015

Aspirus Falls Prevention

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. Falls, with or without injury, also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, limit their activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness. However, falls are NOT a normal part of aging. Falls are preventable! Join Kim Scheunemann, PT and Josh Scott, LAT/ATC from Aspirus for falls prevention knowledge and exercises during this 7-week program!

Wednesdays 11:15-12:15 pm

Dates: Wednesday, January 4th-Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

Limit 25

Age: Any

Fee: Free for members

Seniors Eating Well

By taking this class, older adults will increase decision making skills when it comes to their personal nutrition and physical activity practices that will improve their health and well-being. Lesson topics include whole grains, snacks for seniors and why healthy snacks can be an important part of their everyday life, heart healthy meals for 1 or 2, cooking and seasoning with herbs, savory soups/reading food labels, physical activity, and dietary fat. There will be some taste-testing of snacks as well!

Fridays 10:15-11:15 am

Dates: Friday, January 6th – Friday, February 10th, 2023

Limit: 20 participants

Fee: Free for members

Wisconsin Rapids

601 West Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

(715) 818 9622

Port Edwards

211 Wisconsin River Drive
Port Edwards, WI 54469

(715) 818 9622

YMCA Camp Alexander

1053 Camp Road
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

(715) 818-9622


393 N Pine Street
Adams, WI 53910

(608) 472.5400