Helena YMCA
For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
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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.

Enhance Fitness

Enhance Fitness FlyerThe Montana YMCA Alliance, with the help of Centers for Disease Control, is bringing a statewide initiative to help citizens better understand arthritis.

Arthritis affects 1 in 5, or 52.5 million American adults, and is the nation's most common form of disability.

Enhance Fitness is a chronic disease prevention program designed to help improve daily living.

Enhance Fitness is evidence based through studies several studies and finding:

  • 52% improvement in depression
  • 35% improvement in physical function
  • Participants had fewer hospitalizations & $945 less in annual healthcare costs

16 week session runs January 11 - April 29.

Class meets Monday, Tuesday, & Friday from 1:30-2:30 PM at the Helena Family YMCA.

$65 per individual per session. For more information please call Ben, 442-9622.




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.  


Holiday: Nov. 16 - Dec. 18 (no class on Black Friday)

New Year: Jan 4 - Feb. 5

Monday - Wednesday - Friday 6 - 6:45 AM

Members: $38    Prospective-Members: $68


Teens!  Questions about fitness?

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 winter.  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.




November:  4, 11, & 18

December: Session not offered

Class Schedule:  Week 1:  Nutrition & Healthy Eating, Week 2:  Muscles & Movements, Week 3:  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.

Summer Slam 3-on-3 Basketball

2014 Photo 21 Day Tournament    Sat, July 18, 2015


Helena Summer Slam 2015- All Brackets

5th Grade Girls Bracket

Summer Slam Rules

Helena's 3rd 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 this fun, outdoor 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.

*To guarantee a player t-shirt & correct size, Registration Forms must be received by midnight, Thursday, July 9.

**To be eligible for the tournament, teams must be registered by 10 AM Monday, July 13, 2015.

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Classes are taught Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM.  All ages welcome.


Do you have questions understanding the fitness equipment? Come to our New Member Equipment Orientation.

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.

-YMCA Staff

View the Group Fitness Schedule



The Y offers several group fitness classes all year long.   Click below for class descriptions

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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!

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Operating Hours

Mon-Fri: 5:30 AM-10 PM
Saturday: 8 AM-5 PM
Sunday: 11 AM-5 PM

Holiday Schedule

Drop-In Day Care Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM-1:15 PM & 5-7 PM
Ages 3 months to 8 years

Helena Family YMCA

1200 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena MT 59601
Phone: (406) 442-9622
Fax: (406) 442-2577