If you think the YMCA is just about "gym and swim," get ready for a big surprise! Today, we offer more than 75 different programs and services throughout the year
for people of all ages, sizes and backgrounds. (To explore our facilities, click here.)
This page offers a quick look at our regularly-scheduled programs, classes, activities and services. Simply click on a link below for more information. To see what's new or coming soon, please click here now. Or just call us at (269) 963-9622.
We also like new ideas. Click here to send us your own suggestions.
Wellness is about more than just exercise and diet. It's also about learning how to stay healthy in our stressful world.
We invite you to explore these helpful programs at the Battle Creek YMCA:
▪ Community Events
▪ Free Equipment Orientation
▪ Health Screening
▪ Individual & Group Exercise (see right)
▪ Kids Fit & Strong Teens (see right)
▪ Massage Therapy
▪ Online Progress Tracker
▪ Pre-Natal Fitness
▪ Wellness Center Exercise Area (facility)
▪ Wellness Education Series with KCC
▪ YMCA Supervised Exercise
No matter what your age, size or shape, you'll find something worthwhile to do or learn at the YMCA. Better yet, bring along your family members and friends so they can experience all we have to offer.
To learn what's new or coming up at the YMCA, please click here now. For personal assistance, or to ask a question, please call us at (269) 963-9622.
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES
Wow! We offer dozens of group fitness classes during
a typical week. View our class descriptions and remember some are seasonal, so make sure to check the latest schedule. Offerings include:
- ▪ Spinning
- ▪ Kettlebell
▪ Metabolic Circuit
▪ Boxing on Adrenaline ($)
▪ Yoga (FF)
▪ Pro Performance
▪ Silverstars (FF)
▪ Kids Fit
▪ Butt & Gut (FF)
▪ X-Fit ($)
▪ Power Circuits
▪ Zumba (FF)
▪ Step Aerobics (FF)
- ▪ Bokwa (FF)
- ▪ PiYo
- ▪ Hula Hooping
- ▪ Pilates/Stretch (FF)
- ▪ Hi-Lo Aerobics
- ▪ Power Yoga
- ▪ Yoga for Athletes
- ▪ Double Step
- ▪ Cardio Tone
▪ Tabata (FF)
▪ Bootcamp (FF)
▪ LiteFit (FF)
▪ S.W.A.T. (FF)
▪ Y-Pump (FF)
▪ Kickboxing (FF)
▪ Cardio Tennis (FF)
▪ Pilates (FF)
In the list above, (FF) stands for Family Friendly. The dollar sign ($) means there
is a fee associated with that activity.
INDIVIDAL FITNESS PROGRAMS
If you prefer to exercise individually, you'll find an amazing array of options at the Battle Creek YMCA, including:
▪ Personal Trainers
▪ Health Enhancement Center (facility)
▪ Multi-Sports Center (facility)
▪ Indoor tennis and racquetball courts
▪ Two pools with many aquatics programs
▪ Sports wall
▪ Electronic batting cage
▪ Personal and small group trainers
▪ And much more!
The YMCA has the largest selection of fitness equipment in the area in two different climate-controlled fitness areas. These include:
- ▪ Cybex weight-training equipment
▪ Treadmills with electronic tracking
▪ Elliptical machines and stair climbers
▪ Stationary bikes and rowing machines
▪ Universal fitness equipment
▪ Workout benches and mats
▪ Free weights and benches
▪ Multiple TV and video monitors
To learn more, consider a free equipment orientation or tour of the YMCA. Or call us at (269) 963-9622 for more information. Join us!
AQUATICS PROGRAMS & CLASSES
The Battle Creek YMCA has two pools in its aquatic center. The 25 yard pool is kept at 82 degrees and the therapy pool is 92 degrees. There are always lifeguards on duty when the pool is open. Both pools offer:
▪ Swimming Lessons
▪ Water Aerobics Classes
▪ Lap Swim Adult
▪ Family Swim
▪ Therapeutic Swim
Members can enjoy our aquatic facilities individually or in groups. Swimming lessons are offered for virtually every age group and ability level, from young children to adults. The YMCA also offers lifeguard classes for swimmers ages 16 and up.
We also offer outdoor swimming events, such as the annual Goguac Lake Swim and triathlons.
For the latest schedule of daily swim activities, please click here now or call (269) 963-9622. Welcome!
SPORTS PROGRAMS & COURTS
The true sports heroes of our time are those who play for the love of the game. The YMCA encourage team sports by providing a large variety of courts, facilities and programs. Activities include:
▪ Corporate Cup
▪ Basketball (Multi-Sports Center)
▪ Racquetball (indoor courts)
▪ Tennis (indoor courts)
▪ Running and the Cereal City Classic Run
▪ Triathlon Training
▪ Youth and Adult Leagues
▪ Group Weight Training for Teens
▪ Wattles Park Youth Sports
▪ Family Workout Hours
▪ Family Swim Hours
▪ And many group activities offered in our Child Watch and Kid's Club programs.
Whether you're looking for a pick-up basketball game or starting a new club, the YMCA has just what you need to enjoy the benefits of sports. To learn more, call (269) 963-9622.
LITERACY & OTHER PROGRAMS
The YMCA is deeply committed to strengthening our community in body, mind and spirit. For example, we offer critically needed education programs for adults in our area, including:
▪ Literacy Education
▪ English as a Second Language (ESL)
▪ G.E.D. Prep (High School Equivalency)
Even better, these adult education courses come with free child care for kids ages 6 months to 12 years old while the parents are in class. (Learn more.)
Education isn't all. People recovering from cancer and other illnesses can get help rebuilding their strength and confidence from our friendly staff. All told, more than 13,000 people benefit from YMCA programs every year. It's a Battle Creek tradition going all the way back to 1889.
Did you know? Less than 50% of the YMCA's budget comes from membership fees. We depend on support from people like you to continue offering these important programs. Learn more.
Read one of our success stories here.