Do you love group exercises classes?

We offer over 90 classes a week - drop in anytime!

Group Exercise Classes

Included with your Membership we offer a wide variety of Group Exercise Classes at the Y. There is something for everyone, through every stage of life, regardless of age, physical ability, size or shape.

Benefits of Group Exercise:

  • Build a community
  • Learn proper form
  • Find motivation
  • Stay accountable
  • Add variety to your workout
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Unlimited Yoga

Our Unlimited Yoga Pass is $15 per month for Members. Did you know we offer 16 Yoga Classes every week!  If you love Yoga - this is the best deal in town!

Benefits of Yoga:

  • Improves strength and balance
  • Increases flexibility
  • Relaxes you, to help you sleep better
  • More energy and brighter moods
  • Connects you with a supportive community
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Cardio, weight machines & free weights are your thing!

We have large Wellness Centers at both locations and 24 Hour Access at the Aspirus Branch.

Wellness Center

The Woodson YMCA has Wellness Centers at both locations that are fully equipped with Martrix Cardio Machine and Weight Training Consoles.

Benefits of Cardio Machines:

  • Boosts your stamina
  • Burns calories
  • Improves your balance
  • Improves cardio health
  • Cardio workouts lead to reduced stress

We offer Free Orientations to help you understand how to use our equipment for the best results.


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Sprint 8

It’s a FREE Program to help you maximize your workouts. All you have to do is sign in on the Matrix screen with your email. Select Sprint 8 and go! It's free for Members.

Benefits of Sprint 8:

  • Maximize your workouts
  • Interval training with proven results
  • 20 mintues / 3 times a week
  • It's on every Matrix machine at the Y
  • Free for all Members
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Strength Center

The Woodson YMCA has a large Strength Center at both locations. Take a tour or meet with a personal trainer for a free consultation to ask any questions you have about our facilities.

Benefits of Lifting Free Weights:

  • Forces your muscles to stabilizes movement
  • Helps you build strength and power
  • It's super-efficient for building muscle
  • Burns serious calories
  • 24 Hour Access to the Aspirus Branch Wellness Center is available
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Do you need a little extra motivation and help?

We have a team a personal trainers to help you on your fitness journey.

Personal Training

FREE PT Preview for Members Includes:

  • Smart Goal Setting
  • Movement Assessment
  • Free Weight Orientation
  • Free Wellness Offerings
  • Ways to Improve Fitness Now
  • Personal Training Information

YMCA Personal Trainers are educated professionals, often with years of experience, who can help you achieve your goals through personalized attention, accountability and expertise.

Sign up for a FREE PT Preview appointment today!

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Wellness Consultation

Go Beyond the Scale!

In just 50 seconds, the InBody Test Results Sheet will give you a better understanding of your weight & health.

45 Minute Wellness Consultation Includes:

  • Complete InBody Scale Assessment & Reading
  • Smart Goal Setting
  • Nutrition Support
  • Movement Assessment
  • Access to Discounts on Future Consultations
  • Ways to Improve Fitness Now!
  • Program Recommendations

Members Only $35

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Small Group Training

Strength & Conditioning
45 Minutes / 2 Times a Week / 6 Weeks

Small group training is a great addition to yourfitness regimen. The 55+ group is specifically programmed for active aging adults and beginners.

Small Group Training includes the use of our InBody Scale before and after, a $70.00 value!

Class meets in the Personal Training Studio in the Wellness Center at Wausau Branch.

Y Members Only $79 Spots are Limited

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You love the water!

We have 12 Water Exercise classes each week and pools at both locations for lap swimming.

Water Exercise

All Water Exercise Classes are included in your Membership. Water Exercise Classes offer an excellent opportunity for muscle toning and body sculpting.

Benefits of Water Exercise:

  • Water also cools the body during exercise
  • Reduces stress on the heart
  • Reduces the risk of injury
  • Less impact on weight-bearing joints, muscles, and bones
  • Connects you with a supportive community
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Lap Swimming

Lap swimming is available everyday at both locations. Visit the schedules page for pool hours and number of lap lanes.

Benefits of Lap Swimming:

  • Improves endurance
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Engages all parts of your body
  • Combines aerobics and strength training
  • Increases flexibility
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Did you know you can walk indoors and get a massage at the Y?

Indoor Walking Track

Our indoor walking tracks creates a safe place to get your steps in no matter the weather outside. We have a walking track at both locations.

Benefits of Walking:

  • Increases cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness
  • Reduces risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Improves management of conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes
  • Promotes stronger bones and balance
  • Increases muscle strength and endurance
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The Woodson YMCA has a Massage Therapy Studio at the Wausau Branch with Licensed Massage Therapists on staff. Y Members receive a special rate for Massage Sessions.

Benefits of massage:

  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces pain, muscle soreness and tension
  • Improves circulation
  • Increases energy and alertness
  • It feels amazing


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Do you enjoy a little healthy competition?

We offer a variety of courts sports that make fitness fun!


We have an active Pickleball community at both locations and our basketball courts offer a fun way to stay active.

Health Benefits of Pickleball:
  • It’s a great cardio workout
  • It helps you stay sharp
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • It’s good for your heart
  • It can relieve stress
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Drop in to shoot hoops or join our adult Noon Ball Games on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30am-1:30pm

Health Benefits of Basketball:
  • Playing for 1 hour can burn 630 calories
  • Helps builds endurance
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Develops better concentration
  • Increases muscle strength
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Anyone who has leapt to smash a flying ball knows that racquetball is an excellent way to improve one's physical fitness.

Health Benefits of Racquetball:
  • Works almost every muscle group
  • Builds strength and quickness
  • Improves coordination and agility
  • Develops better hand-eye coordination
  • Excellent core builder
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Unable to make it to the Y today? We have you covered with YMCA360

Your Membership includes this excellent at home resource for all things health and wellness. is a website full of YMCA fitness classes, cooking classes, water safety lessons and so much more.

New programs and live-streamed videos are added weekly so there's always something new to try! Enjoy 600+ Free Classes as a Member of The Woodson YMCA