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Our trained and knowledgeable staff is here to provide you with an exceptional experience that will help you reach your health and wellness goals. We offer a state of the art fitness facility equipped with the tools that you will need to become stronger and healthier and our group exercise classes, many of them free to members, are second to none.




  • Youth Fitness - Kids Balancing on a Yoga Block

    Youth Fitness

    Obesity is a rising epidemic in the U.S. Currently, over one third of the youth population is struggling with being overweight or obese. At the Y we are combatting this growing problem with classes that are designed to make fitness fun. Enroll your child in a youth health and wellness program today, and secure a healthier future for their tomorrow. In Fit Happens classes, kids and teens learn about becoming and staying active in a positive and fun atmosphere. Participant will be encouraged to develop healthy habits that they can carry with them throughout their lives.



    Offered Winter & Spring 2018

    8-11 years old

    Circuit training is a fun and engaging way for children to be physically active. Each week there is a different workout to challenge the body with weight lifting, flexibility, and cardio endurance.


    Offered Winter & Spring 2018

    12-15 years old

    Emcompasses all aspects of proper weightlifting


    Offered Winter & Spring 2018

    6-10 years old

    To relax, energize, focus, balance, stretch and strengthen your body. Play win-win games ad act out stories with a weekly theme.


    Offered Winter & Spring 2018

    11-14 years old

    Learn proper alignment, gain self-confidence and focus, increase your strength and flexibility, reduce stress and learn relaxation.

  • Active Adults - A group of active adults exercising together doing chair yoga

    Active Adults

    Today's Active Adults are more health conscious than ever before. At the YMCA we've made the health and fitness of our seniors a top priority by providing programs for the spirit, mind and body. Through group exercise classes and aquatic programs that concentrate on mobility and flexibility, dance classes, and volunteer activities, the YMCA is bringing Active Adults together for camaraderie, fellowship and fun!

    For more information, contact Megan Vazquez, Wellness Director

    See class descriptions below.


    Offered Winter & Spring 2018

    Increase your core and functional strength with a variety of all-body exercises. No matter what your fitness goals, this class will help you reach them


    Offered Winter & Spring 2018

    Balance diminishes as we get older, but you CAN improve your balance at any age with strength gains, posture improvement, flexibility training, and balance practice. If you are looking to improve your balance this is the class for you.


    Offered Winter & Spring 2018

    PIIT takes the treadmill, eliptical, bike, and other fitness machines to the next level! Make your workouts work for you! PIIT provides you with personalized interval training to accommodate your body. All Levels welcome.


    Offered Winter & Spring 2018

    Increase your balance, stability, and over all strength. +Heart has an added cardiovascular component.

  • Group Exercise - A Bodypump class


    Free fitness classes just for members! We offer a jam packed fitness schedule full of classes that will energize your spirit, mind and body.

    For more information, contact Megan Vazquez, Wellness Director

    See class descriptions below.

    Balance for Walking (AOA*):

    Improve balance, coordination, walk in all directions, and meet new people who also enjoy walking! Come anytime during the 55 minutes

    Barre Sculpt

    Reshape the body with this total body toning class that integrates Pilates, dance, balance, and strength training to sculpt and cinch from head to toe. This non-impactful 55-minute class targets all major muscle groups while sculpting arms, abs, lifting the seat, and elongating thighs.

    Barre Strength

    Barre Strength mixes elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, with moves that are choreographed to motivating music. In each energizing and targeted workout, you'll use the barre and exercise equipment such as mini-balls and small hand weights to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body.

    Basic Cardio Plus (AOA)

    Utilizes low impact aerobics in this joint friendly class geared for a low to moderate intensity level. The class will include 35-40 minutes of cardiovascular movement followed by strengthening and stretching exercises. Boot Camp Interval: Boot camp is a combination of strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core, and functional movement patterns. You get EVERYTHING you need!

    Body Step (Fall)

    Basic stepping, just like walking up and down stairs, is at the heart of BODYSTEP™ – a full-body cardio workout to really tone your butt and thighs.

    In a BODYSTEP workout you can expect a mixture of upbeat, rhythmic stepping, with squat and lunge patterns to work the legs. Combine this with movements like burpees, push ups and weight plate exercises, and the result is a fun, uplifting, full-body workout! Don’t worry, there’s heaps of options so that everyone leaves feeling successful.

    Les Mills BodyCombat

    BODYCOMBAT is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories** in a class. No experience needed. Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu. Release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ. Bring your best fighter attitude and leave inhibitions at the door.

    Les Mills BodyPump

    BODYPUMP™ is for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast. Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.

    Cardio Splash (AOA*)

    A good high-level aerobic workout in the water without the joint-jarring and muscle-pounding effects of land exercises.


    Unique ride each time designed for people of all fitness levels looking for a high-energy, but challenging non-impact workout.

    Dance Fusion

    A high-intensity cardio dance class that combines various dance styles with sports drills to create a cardio filled class. All levels welcome!

    CXWORX (Fall)

    Exercising muscles around the core, CXWORX™ provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body. A stronger core makes you better at all things you do, from everyday life to your favorite sports - it’s the glue that holds everything together.

    All the moves in CXWORX have options, so it’s challenging but achievable for your own level of fitness. During the 30-minute workout trained instructors guide you through correct technique as you work with resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches, and hovers. You will also get into some hip, butt and lower back exercises.

    Les Mills Grit

    LES MILLS GRIT™ is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout. The HIIT training effect means you burn calories for hours after the workout, increase aerobic fitness, unleash fast-twitch muscle fibers and grow lean muscle tissue, burning fat.

    HIIT Cardio

    This High Intensity Interval Training class will alternate between very intense bouts of exercise and low intensity exercise.

    Interval Conditioning

    Interval training using intense and athletic exercises alternated with full body muscular toning.

    Pilates Barre

    A Pilates inspired class using principles of Pilates, core conditioning, dance and the science of Physical Therapy to create a structurally balanced and muscularly defined body.


    RPM™ is a group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity.

    With great music pumping and the group spinning as one, your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. In an RPM workout you repeatedly spin the pedals to reach your cardio peak then ease back down, keeping pace with the pack to lift your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness.

    RPM is a great way to build up your sense of personal achievement. You can draw on the group’s energy and find your rhythm in the music. You control your own resistance levels and speed so you can build up your fitness level over time. It’s a journey, not a race!


    Cardiovascular endurance class featuring advanced choreographed stepping patterns.

    Step & Strength

    A combination of advanced choreographed stepping patterns with strength training exercises.

    Strength & Balance

    Non-aerobic, low impact class that will improve muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and balance.

    TBC (Total Body Conditioning)

    Combines aerobic conditioning, strength and endurance exercises that improve all muscles of the body.

    Total Body Strength

    This class uses various resistance-training techniques (e.g. dumbbells, stability balls, bands) to improve muscular strength and endurance and develop muscle definition and elevate the body's metabolism by increasing lean muscle mass.

    TRX Circuit

    With this challenging, full body workout you will build strength, stamina, and increase total body mobility and stability. The TRX system challenges your stabilizers and your major muscle groups. No prior experience necessary!


    Get hooked on the Turbo high! With cardio kickboxing and body-sculpting dance moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes, you'll get lean and toned—and have a blast doing it! It's high intensity, fast-paced, and totally addicting!


    Combines Latin rhythms into cardiovascular dance exercise to create a routine that is fun and easy to follow.

  • Yoga


    The North Suburban YMCA offers a variety of yoga classes that will meet the needs of yogis of all levels. Our experienced and well respected yoga instructors will give you the tools you will need to be strong, energized and focused. See yoga class descriptions below.

    See class descriptions below.

    Chair Yoga

    Chair Yoga


    All Levels

    Need a mid-day break? Spend it stretching, strengthening, and getting focused. No matter your age or condition, you will experience the benefits of this class. It is excellent for those who find sitting unsupported on the floor challenging. Moving mindfully in supported sitting poses will increase flexibility, strength, circulation and focus. Chair yoga encourages body awareness and proper breathing.

    NEW! Gentle Yoga

    NEW! Gentle Yoga


    All Levels

    Let your body be your guide as you move slowly but steadily through traditional yoga poses. "Gentle but not easy," this class is perfect both for seasoned yogis and for those with limited yoga experience. Modifications are available for every pose, letting you determine when you're ready for more challenging poses as you gradually build flexibility.

    Hatha Yoga

    Hatha Yoga


    All Levels

    Increase flexibility, strength and balance through fundamental poses, seated and standing while emphasizing the importance of breath. A way to manage and reduce stress and tension.

    Alignment Yoga

    Alignment Yoga


    All Levels

    Emphasis on careful alignment, breath/body awareness and and gentle dynamic flow means this class both challenges and supports students of all ages and experience. The class is guided with careful cueing, helping each student to move with confidence and deepen their practice. We encourage the use of props and modifications, allowing everyone to leave the mat feeling both relaxed and renewed!

    Vinyasa Flow Yoga I

    Vinyasa Flow Yoga I



    An introductory class that will introduce the fundamentals of postures and breath for the vinyasa (flow) form of yoga (moving from one posture to the next motivated by breath.)

    Vinyasa Flow Yoga II

    Vinyasa Flow Yoga II



    Intermediate class for those students that would like to work deeper into a pose, using the vinyasa form movements and emphasizing the principles of mindfulness, building stamina with flowing moves.)

    Vinyasa Flow Yoga III

    Vinyasa Flow Yoga III



    This dynamic and physically demanding style of yoga that is energetic and healing as it flows from one pose to the next. Great for building stamina and strength. Meditation experienced through movement.

    Sunrise Yoga

    Sunrise Yoga


    All Levels


    Start your day off right with an energizing yoga class!

  • Personal Training- One on One Training exercise with a trainer

    Personal Training

    Welcome to personal training at the North Suburban YMCA! Our nationally certified personal trainers look forward to working with you! We will design an individually specialized work out plan to help you reach our wellness goals.

    Print and fill out this form to complete the first steps in reaching your personal fitness goals.

    Health Coaching

    Trainers will help you maintain dedication and eliminate guesswork from your exercise program.

    Accountability Coaching

    Trainers and staff that keep you accountable to your wellness goals. Contact Megan Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Small group training - Two people working out in our TRX program.

    Small Group Training

    Small Group Training not only saves you money but also provides a supportive, energetic atmosphere to help you achieve your goals. Workouts will be designed based on your group’s goals and needs. Punch cards are available for purchase. See a complete list of small group training classes below, and be sure to check out the schedule for dates and times

    See class descriptions below.

    Circuit Training

    Registration Required.

    18 yrs. & up

    Cardio and strength-training exercises burn more calories while toning your muscles at the same time. A different workout each week to challenge your body.

    All levels welcome.

    Core & Functional Strength


    Increase your core and functional strength with a variety of all body exercises. No matter what your fitness goals, this class will help you reach them.

    Improve Your Balance


    Balance diminishes as we get older, but you CAN improve your balance at any age with strength gains, posture improvement, flexibility training, and balance practice. If you are looking to improve your balance this is the class for you.

    PIIT (Personal Intensity Interval Training)

    PIIT takes the treadmill, elliptical, bike, etc. to the next level! Make your workouts work for you! PIIT will personalize interval training to accommodate yor body. All levels welcome.

    Stability, Strength, (+Heart)


    Increase your balance, stability, and overall strength. +Heart has an added cardiovascular component.

  • Personal Training- One on One Trainign exercise with a trainer

    Massage and Relaxation

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    The NSYMCA provides the best massage in the North Suburbs of Chicago. Our massage suite is conveniently located near the locker rooms. Massages are provided by the staff of Align Wellness Center of Northbrook, IL.

    Enjoy a massage here to help with:

    • Relaxation
    • Stress
    • Neck Stiffness
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Disc Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Pregnancy
    • Carpel Tunnel
    • Blood Flow
    • Flexibility
    • Injuries


    Some of the Techniques offered include:

    • Thai Massage
    • Swedish
    • Muscle Activation Technique
    • Cranial Sacral
    • Deep Tissue
    • Pregnancy Massage
    • Table Massage
    • Neuromuscular Therapy
    • Trigger Point
    • Lymphatic Drainage
    • Chair Massage
    • Strain Counter Strain
    • Joint Mobilization
    • Reflexive Technique




    55 Minute Massages  
    YMCA Members $80/55 minute massages
    Non-YMCA Members $90/55 minute massages
    Massage Club Members $60/55 minute massage
    90 Minute Massages  
    YMCA Members $110/90 minute massages
    Non-YMCA Members $120/90 minute massages
    Massage Club Members $90/90 minute massages


    Massage Club is a great way to make sure you are taking care of yourself each month! Enjoy one 55 minute massage a month for just $60! (Regularly priced $90) You just have to guarantee 12 massages in 1 year to get the savings. And add an associate member to share the benefits of massage! Give us a call at  847-564-9500  for more details.

  • Enhance® Fitness - Treating Arthritis through Fun, Laughter and Friends

    Enhance®Fitness - Treating Arthritis through Fun, Laughter and Friends

    EnhanceFitness is a proven community based senior fitness and arthritis management program. Its purpose is to help older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living.

    EnhanceFitness has been nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Administration on Aging and the National Council on Aging. The program consists of low impact exercise classes that are safe and challenging for older adults of all fitness levels.

    EnhanceFitness exercises focus on increasing cardiovascular endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility which can help reduce arthritis symptoms. A certified instructor leads classes at a pace that works for each participant.

    Of all EnhanceFitness’ multiple benefits though, the one that matters most is that it’s a great time. Classes are held in a relaxed atmosphere that promotes fun, laughter, friendship and smiles. That social interaction is proven to be a vital part of senior health and well-being.

    So if you’re an older adult, lift your body and your spirits and join us for the EnhanceFitness experience.

    Click here to view our brochure

    Diabetes Prevention Program

    Diabetes Prevention Program

    The YMCA's diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

    For more information about how the program works or to be a part of DPP, please contact Megan Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.