Wellness Activities


Learn your body composition and BMI by having these tests performed by a certified fitness specialist.


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. The goal is to help patients build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. Additional goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem. A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle as a way of life. You can watch a short video of the program’s positive benefits here.

Fall: Sept. 20 – Dec. 13, 2016
Winter: Jan. 16 – April 6, 2017
Spring: April 10 – June 29, 2017

Class will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Click here for LIVESTRONG brochure. To enroll or learn more, call Christy Parks at 715-841-1854 or email cparks@woodsonymca.com for more information.


Offered at Wausau Branch– The Microfit Evaluation includes blood pressure and heart rate readings, height and weight, Body Mass Index, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and a detailed computer printout of results.  This vital information is for everyone of all stages of fitness and all different ages from 12  to 90.


Personalized one-on-one nutrition counseling with our dietician on staff. Dana Macalalad can help you reach your goals whether you are trying to lose weight or enhance your athletic performance. In a 1-hour session, you will receive in-depth nutrient analysis of your current diet, structured meal plan based on your nutritional needs and detailed evidence-based nutrition instruction. Have your favorite recipe analyzed for healthy improvements. Call 715-841-1830 for more information.


Based on effective efforts researched by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program will help you learn about and adopt the healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. View DPP program brochure here!

We offer 16 core sessions with subsequent monthly support delivered over a 12 month period. Our program will be led by a lifestyle coach, Aaron Ruff, our Diabetes Prevention Program coordinator, in a small group setting. Participants will learn strategies for eating healthier foods, increasing physical activity and making other changes that will improve overall health and well-being.

Contact Shannon Wagman at 715-841-1850, ext. 208 or by email at swagman@woodsonymca.com for more information.

Contact the  Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance (DPCA) to check whether program is a covered benefit in your plan  1-800-237-4942

***Participants should either show prediabetes diagnosis from physician or have fasting blood/glucose level between 100-125 mg/dL or 2-hour plasma glucose between 140-199 mg/dL.