Step workout class with men and women

A Supportive Community
is a Big Part of Wellness

At the Y, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier. Members and program participants often cite the support and enthusiasm of fellow participants and staff as some of the key factors in their achievement of greater well-being. One member sums up her favorite class this way:

“This is a great program, I’ve learned so much about how to eat healthier and I love the classes. I’m here 3 – 4 times a week now to work out and I love the new me!”

Fitness Mileage Club

Take the Challenge

Earn a T-shirt and other prizes!

Record the miles you bike, walk, run, swim or any combination of each along with any aerobics classes you take at any of the Y branches. Activity can be inside the Y at any branch or outside too. We aren’t picky, we just want to see you get healthy and keep healthy!

Feel free to send questions and/or mileage totals to


The program is a fun way to keep up on your fitness progress throughout the year. Mileage is updated here so you can see how you and fellow Y members are progressing on the road to the year-end goals.

Aerobic/Group Exercise Classes
Year-Long Challenge: Above 100 Classes
Seasonal Challenge:  Above 40 Classes
Year-Long Challenge: Above 1000 Miles
Seasonal Challenge:  Above 250 Miles
Year-Long Challenge: Above 400 Miles
Seasonal Challenge:  Above 80 Miles
Year-Long Challenge: Above 400 Miles
Seasonal Challenge:  Above 80 Miles
Year-Long Challenge: Above 60 Miles
Seasonal Challenge:  Above 15 Miles
Year-Long Challenge: Above 400 Miles
Seasonal Challenge:  Above 80 Miles

Group Exercise Classes

Each of our four branches has a robust schedule of group exercise, ranging from Les Mills BODYATTACK®, BODYFLOW® and BODYPUMP® to cycling, interval training, yoga and zumba. Choose from over 180 group exercise classes in all! The offerings vary by branch and schedules are updated monthly. Go to “Group Exercise and Fitness Schedule” under the branch of your choice:

Kids ages 7-14 can participate in Zumba Kids. We request you register before attending for planning purposes. This class is FREE to members and community members can pay $75 to participate in an 8-week session. For updated schedules, please look for “Group Fitness” in the Program Guide.

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Massage Therapy

No current offerings - updated massage offerings will be available later this year

Massage has healing elements that boost the immune system, improve circulation, concentration, energy, self-esteem and can contribute to a good night’s sleep. Massage can impact your ability to cope with every day responsibilities, stressors in your life and assist you emotionally, physically and spiritually. As a preventive measure it can mean increased pain relief, increased mobility and increased control of your health.

Massage may benefit any of the following:

• exercise recovery
• stress
• injury recovery
• chronic pain
• rehabilitation
• general relaxation
• and much more!

To schedule your massage contact the Welcome Center:

Helen G Nassif YMCA: 319.366.6421

Massage Therapy Rates –
buy bulk and save!

1 Session $35 $60
3 Sessions $98 $170
6 Sessions $190 $330
10 Sessions $295 $510
1 Session $40 $65
3 Sessions $110 $185
6 Sessions $215 $360
10 Sessions $340 $585

Personal Training

We all need the advice of an expert sometimes, as well as the personal attention that comes with a trainer or coach. We offer personal training and coaching to help you set and meet your specific goals in order to live healthier.

At the Y, our nationally-certified Personal Trainers can assist you in reaching your fitness and weight loss goals through one-on-one or group settings.

  • Rev up a stale exercise routine with fresh approaches to your workout
  • Break out of your fitness plateau – challenge yourself
  • Reduce the risk of injury by learning proper techniques
  • Stay motivated and committed to your exercise program
personal trainer talking with a woman and man in the gym

Personal Training Rates

1 Hour Package $45  $55  
3 Hour Package $130   $155  
6 Hour Package $245   $300  
10 Hour Package $385  $470  
15 Hour Package $550  $660  

OR stop by any Welcome Center to purchase sessions.

**Please contact Y Branch after you have made a purchase.
**Fees are non-refundable and must be used within one year of purchase date.
Sessions may be used in 30 or 60 minute increments.


  • Our trainers help to establish realistic and attainable goals.
  • They will develop an exercise program specific to your individual needs, health status and limitations.
  • Assure proper exercise technique, program design and progression to avoid common mistakes and exercise-related injuries.
  • Integrate variety into your exercise program to avoid boredom and training plateaus.
  • Provide positive encouragement, motivation, and accountability.


Every YMCA Personal Trainer has acquired and maintained certification through national health and fitness organizations.

For more information contact your local branch:

Helen G. Nassif YMCA – Wendy Thompson,
Marion YMCA – Kyle Lichthardt,

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art most often practiced as a gentle form of exercise and mindful meditation.

Qi (pronounced chee) Gong consists of a variety of Chinese therapeutic exercises that have been around for more than 2,000 years. Qi Gong looks like Tai Chi but is generally easier to do.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong help improve balance, increase flexibility and control stress. Recent studies indicate they can strengthen the immune system, improve cardiovascular health and increase strength and mobility. They can be done by any one, anywhere. No special equipment is needed, and they can be done standing or seated.

Both Tai Chi and Qi Gong are informed by Traditional Chinese Medicine, which in turn was developed by individuals following Daoism. This philosophy emphasizes living in balance, or homeostasis.

For class times, check the Group Exercise Schedule at your branch.