Health & Fitness

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 the Forest Lake Y.

Group Exercise classes

Y members can attend a variety of free fitness classes—categories include cardio, dance, strength, yoga and water exercise. There’s no need to register—you’re welcome to drop in at any time.

Personal Training programs

Sign up for a session with a Personal Trainer. Complete an assessment and determine how to progress toward your goals. Try a specialty fitness class. Get all this and more from our expert Personal Training Team.

Group Training programs

Work with a trainer in small groups during specialty fitness classes, including Pilates Reformer, TRX Suspension, and Barre. Enroll in the 12-week Lighter U weight loss program. Get your kids moving with WellBeats.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center includes exercise machines, stretching areas, free weights and a weight room. You can achieve a complete workout 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!

Sports leagues for adults

Be active, meet new people and have fun playing team, doubles and individual sports.

Healthy Living Kitchen

You might already come to the Y to workout—count on us to help you learn more about nutritious foods to complement your total wellness. From active cooking demonstrations to cooking classes, find out how to take advantage of this space.

Well Together total wellness program

Qualified participants can join a 12-week program that includes personalized health and fitness guidance from Fairview and the YMCA.


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

Kids & Families