At the Wellmark Y, our fitness and wellness programs help members of all ages build a healthy spirit, mind and body. From the latest trends to tried-and-true favorites, you're sure to find a class or program that will help you live your best life. If you are looking for fitness programs, you have found the right spot. Personal Training (One-on-One and Partner)
Your fitness goals are the top priority of our Certified Personal Trainers. We take your goals and develop successful individualized programs that ensure results. Our certified trainers are here to help you reach your health and fitness goals, no matter what those goals may be, with high-quality fitness programs and plans!
We are now offering more personal training packages and pricing options including a monthly payment plan. This way, we can help you reach your goals faster with more budget-friendly plans!
Our goal for all people in our Athlete Development Program is to give each athlete the training necessary to reach their goals. Through our expert training, individualized programs, and top of the line equipment we are certain we can get any athlete to the next level!
A professional endurance coach will work with you to achieve your training and racing goals. Meet Aryn McLaren, USA Triathlon Coach!
• Your workouts are tailored to your specific goal(s)
• You'll know exactly what you're supposed to do during your key workouts
• Video analysis of swim stroke, running gait and biking pedal power analyzed
• Super convenient! You can meet all of your goals out of one facility!!
Prior to starting any program, you will meet with the coach for a consultation to discuss your goals. This information is taken into consideration so we can best prescribe proper training protocols. **Monthly training program fee may apply. Please ask for ‘Athlete’ Training when signing up.
This is a fun, new concept at the Y! Do you have a group of 5 friends that you would like to work out with? Let us know, and we will find a Certified Trainer for you that works for your schedule. Enjoy a small group personal training setting with encouragement and motivation to ensure your success on your terms. These 45 minute, one or two-time/week (semi-reserved) classes will be designed with your group in mind! See class options below. Looking to amp up your workouts? Looking for training plans from certified trainers? Look No Further! Check out our Small Group Training Options below!
TRX Suspension Training
TRX is a small group setting using suspension training to build true functional strength and improve flexibility, balance and core stability.
Women On Weights
Ladies, join this group and you can overcome any barriers you may have about working out in the free weight room. Your Certified Trainer will teach you the correct way to use the equipment in our wellness center and will also create a different workout for you and your small group each class. The workouts are designed to build muscular strength and endurance while giving you a total body workout.
Small Group Training Format
¨ Monthly Sessions
¨ Class length @ 45 minutes
¨ Class times determined by group scheduling and Trainer availability
¨ Minimum of 4 participants in order to have class
¨ Trainer may add participants in order to fill class
¨ Maximum class size determined by type of class and Trainer
1x/Week Classes (Monthly sessions):
¨ Member: $40 ($8/class)
¨ Non Member: $70 ($14/class)
2x/Week Classes (Monthly sessions):
¨ Member: $70 for ($7/class)
¨ Non Member: $100 ($10/class)
If you are interested in any of our Small Group Training options please contact Ryan Amundson at email@example.com
Making healthy lifestyle choices can be hard without support. We all have different challenges, needs, and goals. At the YMCA, we're committed to your success and one way we show that commitment is through wellness coaching — a service that is free with your membership and can be taken advantage of at any time.
Wellness coaching is a great option for any level of exerciser. Our coaches can help those who are new to exercise develop a plan that works in your busy life. They can help those who are working toward different goals start moving in another direction. If you are struggling with motivation, our coaches are skilled at helping members to prioritize and determine next steps. They can even help you work through your healthy eating challenges and habits.
To schedule an appointment, visit the Welcome Center or call 515-282-9622.
ActivTrax Wellness Program
At the Wellmark YMCA we want you to be successful on your wellness journey. To aid in this, we offer all of our members a free ActivTrax appointment. ActivTrax is for our members who want support to reach healthy living goals. Whether you want to jump start your healthy living journey or you need an extra boost to your current routine, this is for you!
You will meet one-on-one with a trained Wellness Coach to assist you getting set up for ActivTrax. At your first meeting your coach’s priority is to listen to your story and get your baseline data for the program. You’ll have an opportunity to get measurements taken (if you desire), perform a strength test, and have your program set up and tailored for your first workout. Best of all, this program is free for Y members and you will be connected with a coach to help get you started and establish your routine.
Within ActivTrax, there are many options. You can use it as a strength training program, a cardio tracker, or as a nutrition log.
To schedule an appointment, visit the Welcome Center or call 515-282-9622
Browse the Wellmark Y schedules to see our many group exercise offerings, including classes like Body Pump, Pilates, cycling, Zumba, INSANITY and yoga.
Learn the basic skills necessary to protect yourself. This seminar will show you how to be aware of your surroundings, as well as teach you self-defense moves in case of an attack. The class focuses on key aspects of self-defense. Self Defense is all about situational awareness and having a set of simple skills that are effective, devastating, and easy to remember under pressure. This will be an active class where participants will practice techniques they learn. Come prepared to move! We ask that parents consider the nature of this class when determining whether it is appropriate for their child. All participants should come prepared to pay attention. Ages 10+.
Monday, November 5th, 6:30p—8p
Knapp Leadership Center Conference Room C
$10 Member and non-member
Please Register at any YMCA of Greater Des Moines Welcome Center.
Deadline to Register is Thursday, November 1st, space is limited.
Hapkido is a Korean martial art that teaches joint locks, throws, pressure points, strikes and falling for a complete system of self defense. Members practice defense from attacks from the front, side, back, ground, wall and weapons. Hapkido is a traditional martial art, with no sports competitions or forms.
Come for one session to learn basic self-defense and falling; stay for years to improve those skills, gain confidence and ensure safety and security for a lifetime! Ken Pilch is the head instructor for hapkido. Mr. Pilch is a 6th degree black belt with 26 years of law enforcement experience. He's been teaching in Des Moines since 1991.
If you have been advised by your doctor to start exercising and get healthier because you demonstrate health risks and/or because you have been diagnosed with a medical condition, we have medical program staff that can support and encourage you throughout your journey. Physical Therapists are part of your wellness team and will be there for you during your journey back to health. For more information on Physical Therapy at the YMCA, please contact Community Health Partners at 515-512-9225.
Optimal Living for Cancer Survivors
Brought to you by Above + Beyond Cancer and the YMCA of Greater Des Moines, Optimal Living for Cancer Survivors elevates lives by strengthening one’s mind, body and spirit, providing free cancer survivorship programs, empowering cancer patients and survivors, and advocating for cancer prevention.
For information regarding Personal Training and Small Group Training, contact Ryan Amundson; Regional Executive Director, at 515-471-8521 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For information regarding Wellness Coaching or other YMCA Programs, contact Tim Suchan, Health and Wellness Director, at 515-471-8555 or email@example.com
YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES 501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309