Helena YMCA
For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
Every day is full of potential
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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.

Creative Movement & Intro to Ballet


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Participants will learn the 5 basic dance steps.  Emphasis will be on learning, socialization, having fun & following directions

Ages:  3-5 years

Days:  Tuesday & Thursday

September 13th- October 27th

Time:  3:45-4:15

Cost:  $38 members/$68 non-members

Intro to Ballet

Participants will progress to the next level of training:  posse, pique, rombe de jombe, arabesque, and attitude.  They will also begin to learn spacing, moving together, leaps, and pirouettes.

Ages: 6-9 years

Days:  Tuesday & Thursday

September 13th- October 27th

Time:  4:15-5:05 PM

Cost:  $40 members/$75 non-members

Enhance Fitness

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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 September 7 - December 21, 2016

Class meets Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Helena Family YMCA.

$65 per individual per session. For more information please call the Y, 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.  


Fall I: September 12-October 14

Fall  II: October 31-December 2

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 fall.  Class is led by Helena Family YMCA Health & Wellness Director Katie Gilboy and meets for two 45 minute class sessions. Sessions are held once a month in the evenings.

Fall Sessions:

September 6th and 8th at 6:00 pm

October 4th and 5th at 6:00 pm

November 1st and 2nd at 4:00 pm

*Students will receive card entitling use of the YMCA Fitness Center
*Students will learn safe practices and techniques in using workout equipment

A (5) student minimum and 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.




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


As part of engaging our community in a healthy, active lifestyle the Helena Family YMCA is offering Friday Evening Dancing.



During the winter months of January & February the Y partners with several dance studios & clubs in Helena hosting a range of dances to be taught including Swing (Carroll College Student Club), Country Two-Step (Tim Pattison), & International Folk (Contra Dancing of Helena, Cedron Jones).  Drop-ins are welcome, no partner necessary.


*Cost of Open Floor is already covered for non-Members who paid to participate in the Beginning Dancing


Classes are open to all ages and ability levels.

Couples and individuals are invited, although dance partners will be rotated at times throughout the instructional portion.

What to Wear

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes with non-marking soles.  If possible, please avoid rubber soled shoes.

**Schedule will be posted when instructors are finalized.


Do you have questions understanding the fitness equipment? Schedule a New Member Equipment Orientation.

YMCA Health & Wellness Director Katie Gilboy 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!

Call or visit the Front Desk to sign up.

Come visit 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.  Read below for brief class descriptions. All our instructors welcome new participants, bring a friend and check out a class or two!the_Y_yellow_logo

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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