Healthy Living



The Y is a leading voice on health and well-being.  With a mission centered on balance, we bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.

As a result, thousands of youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.



Health, Well-Being and Fitness

Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y is so much more than just working out. Beyond fitness facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.

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!”



The Southern Prairie YMCA offers classes for all ages, all levels and all interests. From low-impact exercise and chair classes, stretching and strength training to pilates, water exercise, and yoga, you’ll find a group class that’s fun, supportive and keeps you moving. Most group fitness classes are free with your Southern Prairie YMCA membership.
Click here for the current group fitness class schedule



We all have different goals and needs. Sometimes the expertise of a fitness professional is needed to help with program plan development, motivation, or accountability. Our Y Personal Trainer is trained to help you meet your fitness goals with an individualized exercise prescription and coaching. Your first session will involve a fitness assessment, consultation, and program design to make sure that you are getting what you want and need from your trainer. Personal Training Sessions are $20 each for members or $40 for non-members. You may also purchase a Personal Training Punch card with six sessions for $100 for members or $200 for non-members.  30 minute consultation: FREE for Y members

Lauren Spranger is an NSCA certified personal trainer with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science ready to help you navigate the weight room or other personal fitness goals.





For Members 13 years and older. Learn the proper use of our fitness and cardio equipment after attending an orientation session (approximately 30 min). Call 782-9622 for an appointment.
Weight room orientations are required for 13-15 year olds to use the weight room and cardio room.





Join the Southern Prairie YMCA in our 5K run on the Saturday morning of Balloon Days, the third week of September every year.

This year’s event is Saturday, September 16. Click here for a registration form.

Balloon Days 5k run 2017 facebook event

The race course can be found here.