At the Y we know that sometimes it’s hard to find the time for fitness. That’s why we’re here to help you meet your goals. From the moment you walk in the door you are surrounded by friends, by your second family. We’re happy when you’re happy. At the Y, we’re committed to keeping you on track all year long. And we aren’t just here for ourselves, we’re here for our community. When you purchase a YMCA membership, you aren’t just doing something for yourself, you are making a difference.
The Group Fitness Studio annually hosts 40+ classes per week as well as teen activities, ballet, dance, fencing lessons, Y day camp arts & crafts, necessary staff trainings, coaching meetings, etc., & must meet the demands of a multi-use room to ensure the safety for all participants.
With the generous help of a community partner, the Y is hosting a Floor Fundraiser Drive for March. The cost to replace the floor is estimated at $4,000, however our partner has opted to help with a $2,000 match.
We're looking to raise the remaining $2,000 and we need your help! Please send donations through the YMCA front desk.
We're setting a March 31 goal- act now!
Please see Ben or David for additional information.
Join naturopathic physician, Dr. Liz Cavin, as she helps you reach your health & well-being goals. Dr. Cavin practices family medicine and helps her patients address acute and chronic health issues. She loves public speaking and enjoys teaching the public about healthy living. Liz likes to swim, hike, dance, cross country ski, lift weights, and yoga.
HEALTHY YOU Talks schedule:
February 26, 10:40 AM: Cardiac Heart Health
March: Preventing Obesity
Mondays @ 5:30 PM, Wednesdays @10:40 AM in the YMCA Community Room.
A program of the Big Sky State Games, Shape Up Montana is a 3 month activity and weight loss challenge to help make Montana a healthier place.
The event runs from February 1 through May 1 and participants track their weekly activity miles and monthly weigh-ins. Participant t-shirt, weekly workout tips, nutrition challenges/recipes, and fitness videos are all scheduled for this year!
Gather some friends, form a team, and compete with-and against the rest of the state! To keep things fun inside the building, this year we'll again have team 'Helena YMCA Staff' (2012 SUM state champions, then known as the 'Spotted Zebras') and 'Helena YMCA Members.'
The annual Summer Slam 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place on the blacktop at the Y parking lot. For those entering 3rd grade through adults, all are invited to participate in Helena's summer basketball tournament.
Summer Slam is Helena's outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Tournament is open to Players of all ages and abilities.
Youth Divisions for each Girls and Boys entering 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grades. High School and Adult Divisions both host Female, Male, and Co-ed.
Weekend event includes games, music, food, and Player's and Champion's shirts for each division. Games will be played at YMCA parking lot near Centennial Park. Participants form their own teams of 3 players minimum and 4 players maximum and submit registration form to Helena Family YMCA.
$80 per Youth & High School team, $100 per Adult team. Teams must be registered by 10 AM Monday, July 14, 2014.
Visiting from out-of-town? Check out everything Helena has to offer- places to stay, where to eat, & things to do!
Classes are taught Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM. All ages welcome.
RELEASE YOUR INNER ATHLETE
MAX-FIT is a high-intensity, total body sport conditioning workout program incorporating cardio, strength training, weights, plyometric, & agility exercises. You will be stronger, healthier, lose weight, tone up, & gain confidence!
Classes progress each week building upon 'skills & drills' learned on the speed ladder, through a dynamic warm-up, with dot training and a circuit routine from the week(s) before. In addition, 'Race Days' are held on Fridays where various components of class are tested and participants are further challenged in a fun, supportive environment.
SESSION I: January 6 - February 7
SESSION II: March 3 - April 4
Monday - Wednesday - Friday 6:00 - 6:45 AM
Members: $30 Prospective-Members: $65
Are you wanting to learn how to use the fitness equipment? Are you needing instruction on proper lifting technique, using the cardio machines, or learning about free weights?
Our popular Teen Fitness class continues this fall. Class is led by Helena Family YMCA Health & Wellness Director Ben Wahl and meets three consecutive weeks on Wednesdays from 4 - 5 PM in the Community Room.
Wednesday - February 5th: 4-5 PM (Nutrition & Healthy Eating)
Wednesday - February 12th: 4-5 PM (Muscles & Movements)
Wednesday - February 19th 4-5 PM (Equipment Orientation & Technique)
** Please note, all 3 classes must be attended **
*Students will receive card entitling use of the YMCA Fitness Center
*Students will learn safe practices and techniques in using workout equipment *Students will receive a $10 Hastings gift certificate upon completion of the class
A (12) student maximum will be applied to the session. Enroll at the Helena Family YMCA Front Desk. Total cost $15 for Members, $20 for prospective-Members.
YMCA Health & Wellness Director Ben Wahl will be your guide offering advice, demonstrations, and instructions on the proper use of all fitness equipment. This knowledge will help you build a better plan in achieving your health and fitness goals.
This is a great way to meet our staff, meet other new Members...and, well, meet your muscles!
Mondays @ 5:30pm Wednesdays @ 12:00pm
Call or visit the Front Desk to sign up.
See Ben Wahl our Health and Wellness Director for a free personal orientation!
The Y has something for everyone! Whether you want to clear your mind (yoga), hit it hard (cycling, kickboxing), take it easy (SilverSneakers®) or move like you've never moved before (Zumba®, Oula) you'll find our classes fit your needs and your lifestyle. You'll have fun, feel great, meet new people, and stay healthy. Our instructors love what they do and they love teaching at the Y, where our members feel welcome no matter where they are on their personal fitness journey.
The Y offers several group fitness classes all year long. Click below for class descriptions
Whether your goal is to shed extra pounds, tone up or improve strength; invest in yourself or give the gift of health to someone else!