Take a class, train with friends, work out in the Fitness Center—try it all. Have fun while gaining strength, endurance and increased energy at any YMCA location in the Twin Cities metro area.


Perks include free Group Exercise classes, reduced rates on Personal Training and more. TRY US FOR FREE.

Fitness Classes, Training and Assessments

Not sure where to start on your fitness journey? Looking for expert guidance to reach a specific goal? Curious about personal data like your metabolic rate? Interested in more social workouts?

The Y is here to help you reach your health and wellness goals with the fitness regimen that works best for you.

  • Group Exercise classes are free and open to Y members—categories include cardio, dance, strength, yoga and water exercise. No pre-registration is required; you’re welcome to drop in at any time.
  • Personal Training programs are tailored for those interested in receiving individualized attention, having an opportunity to train in small groups or working through self-guided workouts. Some options are free and included with Y membership, others require an additional fee—all include expert guidance from our Personal Training team.

Fitness Centers

The Fitness Center at each YMCA includes exercise machines, stretching areas, free weights and a weight room. Although specific equipment varies by location, you can achieve a complete workout on the Fitness Center at any Y location—blending flexibility, strength and endurance.

From questions on using the exercise or weight machines to executing squats and lunges with correct form—the Fitness Center staff is ready to help. For every hour the Y is open, a Fitness Center representative is available to help you get the most from your workout. And it’s free with membership!

Diabetes Prevention

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is specifically for people who have "pre-diabetes" or are at risk for Type 2 diabetes. The group-based program covers nutrition, physical activity and behavior modification.

Active Older Adults

Baby boomers to seniors can connect with the Y community through physical fitness, social activities and more. Programs for active older adults accommodate a wide variety of interests and functional abilities.

Kids & Families