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Health & Wellness
Lincoln YMCA Branch InformationFor branch information on Health and Wellness programs please use the following links:
Cooper YMCA Health and Wellness
Downtown YMCA Health and Wellness
Fallbrook YMCA Health and Wellness
Northeast YMCA Health and Wellness
Wellness ServicesClick on the following link to see how the Lincoln Y can assist you in getting started.
Group ExerciseAll fitness classes are FREE to members!
The YMCA offers a variety of land fitness classes. Included in your membership are: yoga, step, pilates, kick boxing, power pump, abs and back and many more.
These classes are an anaerobic and aerobic workout on stationary bikes that simulate an outdoor bike. An instructor will motivate you through a great workout using a variety of music. We recommend signing up in advance to secure a bike for your participation.
Reduce stress on joints by getting in the water. Choose between shallow, deep, combo, and walking classes to keep your workouts fun and invigorating. Water classes are great for rehabilitation and for cross training.
Wellness Specialist Fee ProgramsNutrition Programming
Sign up today to meet one-on-one with a YMCA Nutrition Specialist for a nutrition analysis. Nutrition analysis includes a computerized dietary recall evaluation and consultation to discuss recommendations, questions and concerns regarding dietary habits. Additional services include menu planning and additional days of diet recall analysis.
$30 for first consultation; $15 for follow up consultations.
See Registration Form for Non-Member rates.
Take your workouts to the next level and get some personalized training with a YMCA Personal Trainer. Services include (not limited to) a specially designed workout for you, motivation to overcome fitness plateaus, weight loss/management programs, one-on-one training sessions, sports specific training sessions, and developing healthier and more active habits.
$45/session for 1 session; $120 for 3 sessions; $200 for 5 sessions; $360 for 10 sessions; $480 for 15 sessions; $800 for 25 sessions; group discounts also available.
See Registration Form for Non-Member rates.
Youth Fitness Training Class
This class is for 12-14 year olds who are interested in keeping their bodies strong and healthy. The class will instruct on safety and proper technique in using all workout area and Quick Fit equipment, as well as discussion of character development, weight room etiquette, and basic nutrition.
Participants must successfully meet the requirements of the class to utilize the workout areas.
TRX Suspension Training®
Join the Movement…we are excited to announce that TRX will soon be offered at all 4 Lincoln Y locations. TRX Suspension Training® is a revolutionary method of leveraged bodyweight exercise. Safely perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries, all at the intensity you choose. Currently the Fallbrook YMCA will be offering a TRX Small Group Personal Training session.
TRX Example Video
Lincoln YMCA Youth PolicyThe YMCA welcomes youth at all facilities and for the safety of all our young members and guests, we ask that you follow the YMCA Youth Policy.
Employment opportunities at the YMCA---Get fit, have fun, get paid!The Lincoln YMCA is hiring Health and Wellness Staff for the following areas: Wellness Specialists, Personal Trainer, Group Water Exercise Instructor, Group Cycling Instructor, Group Land Exercise Instructor (Zumba, Boot Camp, Step, Yoga, Pilates, Toning, Kickboxing, Power Pump, etc.) Click here to apply and find out more information!
Certification ClassesAre you interested in becoming a certified Group Exercise Instructor or a Wellness Specialist/Personal Trainer for the YMCA? We are offering certification courses this fall here in Lincoln. Please contact us for more information:
Group Exercise Instructor contact: Karla Hudson
Wellness Specialist/Personal Trainer contact: Amy Shanahan
YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles
This basic level course provides practical and theoretical information for instructors of all YMCA health and fitness programs. Included is information on leadership, basic exercise physiology, healthy lifestyles and safety guidelines, as well as the YMCA mission, philosophy and the national program training system. It is the prerequisite for all other YMCA health and fitness certification courses. Click here for registration details.
Foundations of YMCA Group Exercise
This course is designed to train staff members in the basics of conducting all varieties of group exercise classes. Course content includes the practical application of cardiovascular and neuromuscular exercise science, leadership and teaching skills for group exercise instructors, behavior modification and motivation information, and a practical session on general exercise selection and execution. This course is the required prerequisite for all other courses in the YMCA of the USA Health and Fitness Group Exercise Track. Click here for registration details.
YMCA Cardio and Step Aerobics Instructor
This course is designed to train staff members in the skills needed to conduct traditional group exercise classes such as step and high/low aerobics. Course content includes movement choreography and pattern development, skills for teaching group aerobic classes, class structure and components, practical sessions, and a practical examination. Click here for registration details.
Links to reputable health and wellness websitesMyPlate
This site has a wealth of sound nutrition tips and suggestions and provides assessment tools to track and plan your diet.http://www.myplate.gov
Stanford Health and Lifestyle Assessment
Becoming aware of your health can be one of the most important discoveries you will make. This awareness will help you identify your personal needs for optimal health and assist you in making choices on how to improve your overall health and well-being. Good health offers vitality and the opportunity to enjoy the special moments in life that you share with family and friends.
This assessment takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
APA Help Center
This is a reputable online resource for brochures, tips and articles on the psychological issues that affect your physical and emotional well-being, as well as information about referrals.
Teach a Kid to Fish
Defend Against Diabetes
Take the Diabetes Risk Assessment and much more.
Follow the Lincoln YMCA on Facebook.The Lincoln YMCA is excited to launch its Facebook page! Follow us on Facebook! Look for posts weekly on a Healthy Living Tip to help you keep your goals this new year!