For Healthy Living

The YMCA aims to improve our members health by providing programs and activities that promote overall well-being, no matter where you are on your journey toward better health.

Ways to Improve Your Fitness at The Y!

Group Exercise Classes

We offer a wide variety of Group Exercise Classes at the Y that are FREE with your Membership! Drop in any class, any time!

Benefits of Group Exercise:

  • Builds Community
  • Learn Proper Form
  • Find Motivation
  • Stay Accountable
  • Add Variety to Your Workout

There is something for everyone, through every stage of life, regardless of age, physical ability, size or shape.

Water Exercise

FREE! Water Exercise Classes offer an excellent opportunity for muscle toning and body sculpting.

Water also cools the body during exercise, which reduces stress on the heart and reduces the risk of injury by lessening the impact on weight-bearing joints, muscles, and bones.

All Water Exercise Classes are included in your Membership.

Unlimited Yoga

Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility. Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles, while holding a pose can build strength.

Unlimited Yoga offers access to a variety of yoga classes taught by Registered Yoga Teachers.

$15 Per Month for Members Only

24 Hour Access

Woodson YMCA - Aspirus Branch in Weston

We know you’re constantly on the go! 

That’s why we are excited to now offer our Adult Members 24/7 ACCESS to the Wellness Center at The Woodson YMCA Aspirus Branch in Weston!  

24 Hour Wellness Center Access is available for Adult Members of the Woodson YMCA who are 18+.

The Access Key can be purchased during staffed hours of operation at the Aspirus or Wausau Branch.

24/7 Access Fee
$20 Access Key Purchase (One-Time)
$5 Per Month / Per Adult Member

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!

MX4 Classes

The Woodson YMCA  - Wausau Branch has complete Matrix MX4 Training Room in our Wellness Center!

Cardio  +  Power  +  Endurance  +  Strength Training

Small group, interval training with proven results. Let us help you to achieve your fitness goals!

February 6 - March 3
30 Minute High Intensity Workout
Sign Up for a Free Demo Class!

MX4 Classes Start March 6
  30 Minute Workouts
  Twice a Week
  4 Weeks
  8 Spots Available Per Time Slot
•  8 Classes $40

Sprint 8

A FREE Wellness Program at the Y
20 Mintues + 3 Times a Week = Proven Results

On Every Matrix Console at the Y
Included with Membership

It’s a FREE Program to help you maximize your workouts.
All you have to do is Register on the Matrix Screen with your information. Select Sprint 8 and go!

Find out more about Sprint 8

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

Weight Center Orientations

FREE Wellness Center Orientation Adults & 16+

Take a tour around our Wellness Center, our staff will help you to get familiar with our cardio quipment and cable weight machines.

Wellness Center

Our Wellness Centers are fully equipped with Martrix Cardio Machine and Weight Training Consoles.

We offer FREE Wellness Center Orientation Classes - Sign Up!

Free Adult Orientation Ages 16+
Take a tour around our Wellness Center. Our staff will help you to get familiar with our Cardio Equipment and Cable Weight Machines.

Free Youth Orientation Ages 12-15
Youth must complete the class to be allowed in the Wellness Center.

Weight Center

Get stronger, leaner, healthier. Strength training is an important part of an overall fitness program.

Strength training can help you manage or lose weight, and it can increase your metabolism to help you burn more calories.

Strength training may enhance your quality of life and improve your ability to do everyday activities. Strength training can also protect your joints from injury.

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. The Wausau Branch offer beautiful views while you make your way around the track.

FREE Walking Track Orientation for Youth Ages 7-15

This FREE 15 minute orientation for members is required for children who want to use the track. A parent must also attend orientation with the child. Youth ages 7-9 are allowed on the track with adult supervision. After taking the orientation, a youth member age 10+ can use the track unsupervised.


The benefits of massage include reducing stress, pain, muscle soreness and tension. It also improves circulation, energy and alertness.

The Woodson YMCA has a Massage Therapy Studio at the Wausau Branch with a Licensed Massage Therapist on staff. Y Members receive a special rate for Massage Sessions.

We offer:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Cupping
  • Hot Stone Massage

Lap Swimming

Lap swimming is an excellent way to boost your endurance level and cardiovascular health. Swimming engages all parts of your body and combines aerobics, strength training and flexibility in one.

  • Improves endurance and cardiovascular health.
  • Helps lower blood pressure.
  • Increases flexibility.
  • Boosts your balance.
  • Reduces fall risk.
  • Helps reduce stress.


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

While getting a great, agile workout, the movement of your paddle and entire body can tone your muscles and improve your balance.

We offer Intro to Pickleball Classes for anyone interesting in picking up the game. Skills/Drills Classes and Strategies Classes for the Pickleballer that wants to improve thier skills!


If you enjoy shooting hoop or starting pick-up game with friends, The Woodson YMCA has 3 Gymnasiums available for Members 10+ to play.

Health Benefits of Basketball:
  • An Hour of Basketball Can Burn 630 Calories
  • Build Endurance
  • Improve Balance and Coordination
  • Develop Concentration
  • Build Up Muscle


Anyone who has leapt to smash a flying ball knows that racquetball is an excellent way to improve one's physical fitness.

Racquetball quickly elevates the heart rate—making it a great way for getting in the American Heart Association's recommendation of at least 30 minutes of exercise five days a week.

Both our branches feature multiple courts available for play or reservation for Y members.


Hundreds of on-demand exercise classes and programs for adults, seniors, youth and families are accessible 24/7 to provide another way to engage with the Y from home.

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