The YMCA health and wellness programs serve everyone from Teens to Active Older Adults with different classes and other programs designed especially for different skill levels and levels of conditioning. If you would like to check out a class, the first visit is on us! Member orientations for the cardio area and weight room are advised for every new member. Personal training is also available by appointment. Contact Karla for information at 224-1683 or karla@oaheymca.org.

Click here for current land fitness class schedule: here.

If you wish to receive emails that only relate to Land Class Updates, please forward an email to Beth@oaheymca.org. This will not stop the regular emails you get for the general info for the YMCA but it will allow to get quicker, direct information on class changes etc.

All Classes (Land or Water)

are FREE with your membership!


  Meditation Class-9:15am Thurs.

Relax and love this mental massage that will generate through your heart, soul and body!


Ladies Who Lift

        Lifting in the Cybex room together!

T/TH 6:30-7:30pm

Limited to 6 attenders     

(4-week sessions)

     Stop by the front desk to sign up or leave message for Denise

                                              Next session 8/16-9/8

   Virtual Resources - Move Mankato


Workouts for anyone, especially older adults!

Whether you are healthy or have any kind of disease such as:

Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Issues, Joint Stiffness/Arthritis, High Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Levels!!



Begin & Build a Fitness Regimen

Increase Strength, Balance, Endurance

Reduce Risks of Diseases

Ease Symptoms

Feel Good & Improve Energy

Become More Flexible & Balanced.

Decrease Stress Levels

Improve Alertness & Reflexes.


Land Classes M-F

8:15-9:00am MWF Strength/Condition Basics

10:30-11:15am M Chair Yoga-starting soon…

10:30-11:15am TTH SilverSneakers

9:15-10:15am TTH Yoga/Yoga Stretch/Foam Rolling

9:15-10:00am W Chair Yoga

10:30-11:15am F Chair Yoga

Check out the Group Exercise in the Water!!!



Tuesday 12:10-12:50                  Rotations for:  Cardio Freestyle, Step, Kickbox, Condition




Every other week Tuesdays          @ 8:30am w/Denise 

M 6:30pm & TH 6:00am currently not scheduled.


Aerobathon March 5th

It was awesome because of you attenders and staff!








New Year Is Here


Jan. 22nd



Strength, Cycling,  Y-Fit Condition, Pilates/Core


Four stations to rotate around,  lasting 20 minutes each.







Specialty Session

W/Franklen Phares

Wim Hof Breathing:

Learning how to improve your immune system, reduce stress and connect with your nervous system.

Thursday January 27th


$10 YMCA Members

(sign up at the front desk)






Pilates Plus

Core moves and more…

Coming back in the fall...










Started & Full- Drop in fees Members $10

Nutrition: Creating A Healthy Life Style


Have you ever heard "you are what you eat?" Does this make any sense to you? Come find out the science behind the building blocks that create the bodies we have! Discover the truth and power of food and how you can become the architect/gardener and master of your body. 

Class presenter is Franklen Phares who holds a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, master's degree in physiology, certified behavioral change expert, certified functional medicine coach, International Speaker, National Speaker, Published Author in The Journal of Exercise Physiology (on several topics including nutrition.)     

Starts:  1/11-3/1, 2022   Tues. 6:30pm  (8) 60-90 Minute, Sessions    See original image    

Week 1 - Identify your relationship with food-class done

Week 2 - How to create positive eating habits-class done

Week 3 - How to read a food label-class done

Week 4 - Eat fat-get skinny 

Week 5 - Eat a more colorful diet

Week 6 - Understanding immune reactions to food

Week 7 - What is detoxification?

Week 8 - Core food plan

Y Members  $65.00   Non Members $95.00  (Upon registration you will receive a packet)



Aerobathon March 5th



Healthy Fitness Recognition For:

Dave Kruger

Tom Sindelar

Kate Olsen


Y-Fit Classes

Most Saturdays 9:15-10:15am

Check Mobile App Each Week




Pre-Natal Yoga

Class is led by certified and registered Prenatal Yoga Instructor Jess Burchill    

In prenatal yoga, we will practice modified poses for all stages of pregnancy. 


YMCA members Free  

$8 daily rate for non-members.


Coming back in the fall..

Must be cleared by your doctor to participate,

no experience required.


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If there are any questions, contact at (605) 280-1210 or







Pilates Plus

W/Kristen…certified Pilates instructor & Barre/Core Max Instructor


Tuesdays 6:25-7:10pm

 (all levels welcomed)








Barre/Yoga Split!!   

6am Mondays





Restorative Yoga- 4 fall sessions with full classes in each!! Thank you attenders & thank you instructors!!!  More to come!





SilverSneakers Classic  Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living.  Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.  Stop by the front desk to see if you have the right insurance that will qualify you for a free YMCA membership and this wonderful class.   T/TH 10:30-11:15am




Senior - Stand / Sit

Contest Winners

Over 13 minutes of 250 plus…stand and sits!!!


                                                              1st Dave Kruger   

2nd Joyce Larsen  

      3rd Donna Gutenkauf


Runner uppers…

Mary Meyer & Pat Brown


Worthy attenders include:

Pricilla Hofer, Judy Glawe




More Yoga...More Yoga...More Yoga       


OAHE YMCA Yoga Wellness

Monday               6:00am Yoga/Barre Split

                                 5:30pm Hatha Yoga

Tuesday              9:15am Roll/Stretch                                          

Wednesday        9:15am Chair Yoga

                                 12:10pm Pilates/Core/Yoga

                                  5:30pm Yin Yoga

Thursday             9:15am Hatha Yoga

                                 5:30pm Yoga Basics

Friday                  6:00am Hatha Yoga

                                10:30am Chair Yoga

                    5:30pm Yin Yoga

Saturday             10:30am Hatha Yoga

Sunday                   12:30pm Hatha Yoga


YMCA Yoga Wellness Staff are spending generous time attending yoga trainings, preparing for classes and assisting your every need.   YMCA staff care about your health & well being!




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                        Roll & Release

SMR-Self Myofascial Release Classes

Feel and perform better!!     T-9:15am

Who Needs This…Everyone!


This class will focus on self massaging the connective tissues (using foam rollers & therapy balls).  Equal time will be spent on traditional and yoga like stretching.

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Have you been meaning to get to some Wellness Yoga Classes?

Check out the schedule and find time to care for yourself!

The YMCA instructors have well prepared, amazing classes.



Pow’r Of Fitness!!




Mind/Body Wellness!

YMCA Yoga's For Everyday, Everyway!!

         Say YES to YIN

YIN YOGA is a slow paced style of yoga, generally on the mat, with poses or Asanas, that are held for longer periods of time-3 minutes, or more, per pose is typical.

Benefits of YIN:

Stillness-calming and balancing the mind/body Stress and anxiety reduction

Increased circulation Improved flexibility Fascial release

Greater joint mobility Balance to internal organs







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Join These....


SATURDAY 10:30-11:30AM,  

SUNDAYS 12:30-1:30PM














Barre Class


This class involves total body toning through exercises that are high in reps, generally pulsing moves, using 1-4lb hand weights!

No complicated choreography!

        Thursdays 5:30pm - Happening Now!

More reps and sets using lighter hand weights!!


Watch for these classes and demo's!!

TRX-101, 102, 103

Strength training using your own body weight while holding on to straps.  The intensity is determined by the angle of each stance from the anchor point which makes it great for everyone to challenge themselves individually.  A tremendous amount of the core is engaged in all exercises.   TRX-101 is for the newer participant, TRX-102 average plus exerciser, TRX-103 Advanced Levels

Karla Seyer, Certified in Suspension Training.  In the process of training

all staff shortly before launching some classes.