Health and Wellness is an important part of our lives. Whether you are just starting out on your wellness journey or an avid exerciser, we have something for you!
Programs Offered With Your YMCA Membership
Meeting with a Wellness Coach is a great way to empower you to meet your healthy lifestyle goals and guide you toward success. Our Wellness Staff will discuss goals, take measurements, set up ActivTrax, show you equipment and help create a program that is best for you. This service is included with your membership. To schedule an appointment visit the YMCA Front Desk or call 285-0444.
ActivTrax is a great system to track everything you need for your fitness journey. ActivTrax will help you track your exercise, nutrition, and provide you with resistance training workouts. You will have full control over your personal ActivTrax page! Make an appointment with a Wellness Coach to get started today!
Pickleball - Friday Morning 11am - noon
A combination of tennis, badminton, volleyball and table tennis, Pickleball is gaining popularity nation wide. The sport was added in the National Senior Olympic Games, the Iowa Senior Olympics, the Iowa Games and in various schools across the state and will now be at the South Suburban YMCA. It’s not just a sport with a funny name, it’s a fun way to exercise, stay healthy and meet new people. Check out www.usapa.org for more details.
Youth Wellness Orientation / Youth Strength Orientation
Our Youth Orientation helps kids, ages 8-13, learn how to safely use the equipment in the wellness center. Kids under the age of 14 must be with a guardian while in the wellness center. By completing the Youth Orientation and being with an adult, kids will continue to learn how to safely exercise. This service is free with your membership.
The South Suburban YMCA offers a variety of classes that challenge your cardio fitness, strength, flexibility and balance. Participation in Group Exercise offers members opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, increased self-confidence and improved mental abilities. Youth Members (8 - 13) are welcome to participate in class with an adult. Group Classes are included with your membership! Try one today! View current Group Exercise Schedules
Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, meditation and philosophy. Instructor Kirk Green, a Certified Iow Black Belt Association, teaches under the direction of Master Yong Chin Pak of ISU. View current tae kwon do schedule. Please visit the Welcome Center to learn more about prices and to register for sessions.
Your YMCA Certified Personal Trainer is nationally certified and trained to help you meet your fitness goals. Your first session will involve a fitness assessment, consultation, and program design to make sure that you are getting what you want and need from your trainer. This is a fee based program, please visit the Welcome Center for more information.
YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES 501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309