Fitness & Wellness
Session Dates         
Member Priority Registration Thru
Community Registration Begins

1 (7 weeks)
February 23-April 12

February 12 February 13

2 (7 weeks)
April 20-June 7

April 9

April 10

3 (7 weeks)
June 8-July 26

June 5

June 6

4 (7 weeks)
July 27-September 13

July 17 July 18

If a class minimum is not met, the class will be cancelled.   Due to high demand, if you miss 3 consecutive classes without advance notice, you can lose your spot. 

Group fitness classes in Port Edwards & Wisconsin Rapids:
Member:  FREE
Non-Member:  $42 1x/week
Non-Member:  $70 2x/week
Non-Member:  $84 3x/week

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 every level(1-4):
(1) Beginner
(2) Intermediate
(3) Advanced
(4) All levels

Group Fitness Classes in Port Edwards & Wisconsin Rapids-FREE for Members

M/W 5:00-5:50pm Wisconsin Rapids

It's an insanity style workout fused with Butts & Guts. A fat burning cardio and muscle toning class. A combo that delivers results for all fitness levels.

T/TH 5:25-6:25am (2) Wisconsin Rapids
T 10:00-10:50am (2) Port Edwards
F 5:30-6:20am (2) Port Edwards                   

A total body, low impact "burn." Strengthen, tone, shape and condition your body without extreme aerobics or dancing. Challenge yourself using the stability ball, weights, and some floor work. This class is focusing on arms, abs, butts, and thighs.

M/W 6:00-6:50pm Wisconsin Rapids

Performing the kicks and punches with appropriate power and precision will help to strengthen the lower body as well as the upper body. Cardio kickboxing involves a lot of jumping, twists and turns, ensuring that the whole body is put through a rigorous workout. Besides burning calories, it also increases muscle definition.

M 5:30-6:20am Port Edwards
M 6:00-6:50pm Port Edwards
W 6:00-6:50pm Port Edwards
T 5:00-5:50pm Port Edwards

Calling all cycling enthusiasts! This class offers all the challenges of a road race set to great music and motivating drills throughout the class. It will keep you sweating from beginning to end.

TH 9:00-9:50am Port Edwards

This yoga class is ideal for anyone new to yoga and interested in its benefits. This Yoga class will help you build strength, increase flexibility and find focus through deep breathing. Do not wear perfume. Bring a yoga mat and props if you have them.

ZUMBA® (4)
T/TH 7:00-7:50pm Wisconsin Rapids

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That is exactly what this class is all about. It's an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin inspired, calorie-burning, dance fitness-party that's motivating millions of people toward joy and health. Come join us and learn basic rhythms such as meringue, salsa, cumbia and reggaeton.

M/W/F 10:00-11:00am Wisconsin Rapids
T/Th 10:00-11:00am Wisconsin Rapids

The Silver Sneakers class offers multi-level equipment based strength and conditioning exercises designed for active older adult members. The class is easy on your joints and appropriate for individuals who exercise regularly as well as those new to exercise or who may not have exercised in years. The exercises are designed to improve your strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Plus, you will enjoy the great music and camaraderie of your fellow participants. In addition, any Y member can participate in these programs regardless of age or membership type, guaranteeing you the opportunity to make new friends.

M/W 5:25-6:25am (3) Wisconsin Rapids
T/TH 5:00-5:50pm (2) Wisconsin Rapids
T 6:00-6:50pm (1) Wisconsin Rapids

This energetic body sculpting class includes cardio combinations followed by strength and resistance training. Step, resistance bands, exercise balls and free weights are incorporated into this challenging program designed to leave you feeling stronger and full of energy. Guaranteed to make you sweat! Recommended for all fitness levels.

M/W/F 9:00-9:50am Wisconsin Rapids
T/TH 9:00-9:50am Wisconsin Rapids
M/W/F 9:00-9:50am Port Edwards
T 6:00-6:50pm Wisconsin Rapids

This class mixes intervals of toning with weights and bands, complemented with segments of cardio and abdominal work to give you multiple options for the beginner to the experienced exerciser so you can choose what is right for you.

T 9:00-9:50am Port Edwards
TH 4:45-5:35pm Port Edwards
TH 10:00-10:50am Port Edwards

This new workout harnesses the way your body naturally moves to improve your athletic performance. A complete system using your body for suspension training to build a strong core, strength, flexibility and endurance. You will work in all three planes of motion allowing you to strengthen muscles and joints as a group avoiding muscular imbalances making the moves more effective, realistic and challenging. You can take your performance to the next level or choose the modified movements for beginners and/or members with limitations or restrictions. Class limited to 8 participants.


Wellness Center

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 Wellness Centers are open to members age 11 and older who have completed the mandatory orientation. We offer several different orientation times. A Wellness Center orientation is free and led by knowledgeable staff who will teach you how to use the equipment correctly and safely. Our Youth Wellness Center orientation entails a comprehensive overview of how all of our cardiovascular equipment works, as well as safe and proper use of all equipment. We believe that the more you know about the Y fitness centers, the more likely you are to enjoy your exercise experience.

The YMCA Youth Fitness Guidelines promote a safe and positive environment for all members. Youth ages 11 and older are now able to use the Wellness Center anytime using the following guidelines:

  • Youth ages 11-12 can use the cardiovascular equipment and selectorized strength training equipment (no free weights). Only if accompained by a parent/guardian, and after completing a Youth orientation, signing a consent form and wearing a colored wristband.
  • Youth ages 13-14 can use the entire Wellness Center anytime only after completing a Youth oreintation and wearing a colored wristband.

See our Member Services desk for daily wristbands and orientation times.

Personal Training

A results-driven one-on-one training program
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.  Your Y personal trainer will work with you providing individualized programming, coaching and motivation toward your success.

  • Proper techniques and instruction to avoid injuries
  • Learn innovative training techniques to enhance health, fitness and prevent exercise monotony
  • Receive positive encouragement and accountability
  • Improved mental outlook, energy and self-confidence
  • Flexibility, balance, coordination and stability training
  • Increased strength for everyday living
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Resistance training and cardiovascular conditioning

Getting started is easy:
1.  Stop by our Member Services desk to obtain a personal training questionnaire.
2.  Complete the questionnaire when you purchase your package and return it to the Member       Services desk.
3.  One of our certified personal trainers will contact you to schedule an initial consultation.  Our personal trainers can meet you almost any time during Y operating hours.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBER (60 minute sessions)
3 for $90; 5 for $140; 10 for $250; 15 for $300
INDIVIDUAL NON-MEMBER (60 minute sessions)
3 for $135; 5 for $215; 10 for $400; 15 for $525

PARTNER MEMBER (60 minute sessions)
3 for $135; 5 for $200; 10 for $350; 15 for $525
PARTNER NON-MEMBER (60 minute sessions)
3 for $180; 5 for $275; 10 for $500; 15 for $675

Do you and a friend have the same workout goals? Sign up together and save!

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.

SWC YMCA offers classes for all ages, all levels and all interests. From low-impact exercise and chair classes, stretching and strength training to indoor cycling, water exercise, and yoga, you'll find a group class that's fun, supportive and keeps you moving.

Massage at the South Wood County YMCA
Do you suffer from sciatica or low back pain?  Are you pregnant or just had a baby?  Do you suffer from headaches or just want to relax?  Massage provides reduced stress and anxiety, increased blood circulation and lymph function, relief to muscle and joint soreness and many more benefits to better health!  We have 2 massage therapists on staff: Jessica Bloczynski @ 715.570.6169 or Julie Kreutzer @ 715.459.8705.

1hour massage       $45 Member   $55 Non-Member
1/2hour massage    $25 Member   $30 Non-Member
6 1hour punch card $225 Member $275 Non-Member

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