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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.

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  • 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.

     

    FIT FOR LIFE: CIRCUIT TRAINING

    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.

    FIT FOR LIFE: STRENGTH TRAINING BASICS

    12-15 years old

    Emcompasses all aspects of proper weightlifting

    KIDS YOGA

    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.

    STUDENT PERSONAL TRAINING

    11-22 years old

    We offer Personal training specifically for Youth and teens looking to be ready for their upcoming sport season or looking to be in overall better health. This is only offered to NSYMCA members. To sign up, please call our Guest Services to set up an appointment with our Personal Trainers.

  • 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.

    BALANCE FOR WALKING

    ALL LEVELS

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

    BASIC CARDIO

    Adult

    Utilize low-impact moves in this jointfriendly class. Geared for a low to moderate intensity level, the class will include cardiovascular, strengthening, and stretching exercises.

    BODY IN MOTION (NEW FALL 2019)

    Adult

    Our Body in Motion class helps adults of all ages with Parkinson’s or other chronic diseases that affect balance, in order to maintain an active lifestyle while focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, and balance. This class includes 45 minutes of group exercise under the leadership of a trained instructor. The specific exercise regimen is designed to improve rigidity, posture, gait, balance, strength, and flexibility. For more information, please contact Megan Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    ENHANCE FITNESS

    All Levels

    The YMCA’s Enhance® Fitness is a proven community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. It helps older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living. For more information, please contact Megan Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    CHAIR YOGA

    Adult

    In this class you can use the chair as a support and stabilizer during yoga poses, or do all the poses standing up if you so choose! This is the perfect class for all ages and abilities, and will help to improve your physical and mental fitness.
  • Group Exercise - A Bodypump class

    FREE GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

    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.

    Cardio Splash (AOA*)

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

    Cycle

    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!

    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.

    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.

    Les Mills BodyCombat™ (NEW FALL 2019)

    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 CXWORX™ (NEW FALL 2019)

    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, glute, 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.

    Les Mills RPM™ (NEW FALL 2019)

    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!

    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.

    Step & Strength

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

    Step

    Cardiovascular endurance class featuring advanced choreographed stepping patterns.

    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!

    Turbokick

    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!

    Zumba

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

  • Yoga

    FREE YOGA FOR MEMBERS

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    Sunrise Yoga

    Sunrise Yoga

     

    All Levels

     

    Start your day off right with an energizing yoga class!

    Vinyasa Flow Yoga I

    Vinyasa Flow Yoga I

     

    Beginner

    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

    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

     

    Advanced

    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.

    Yin Yoga (NEW FALL 2019)

    Yin Yoga (NEW FALL 2019)

     

    All Levels

    In Yin yoga, asanas are passive holds with little muscular engagement in order to target connective tissue. The Yin poses are generally performed while seated or in a reclining position. The poses are held with the muscles fully relaxed, allowed time and gravity to deepen the stretch and target the fascia while encouraging the student to seek a meditative space..

  • 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.

    Individual Training

    Trainers will help you maintain dedication and eliminate guesswork from your exercise program. You will receive a training program custom-designed for your individual needs and goals.

    Mind-Body Training

    One-on-one yoga and/or Pilates sessions allow you the opportunity to receieve personal guidance and instruction, with 100% of the trainer's attention.

    Partner Training

    Work with a friend, family member or co-worker to meet the same goals working with a trainer.

    Special Needs Personal Training

    Certified trainers who participated in the ACSM/Exercise Connection certificate are available to work with individuals with special needs to create a personal exercise plan which has been proven to increase focus, improve academic performance and reduce stereotypical behaviors for individuals on the spectrum of autism. This program is available to all individuals with special needs. For additional information, please contact Ellen Mirochnick 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

    Adult

    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

    Adult

    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)

    Adult

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

    InBody Testing

    All Ages

    InBody provdes a quick, easy, noninvasive body analysis report. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, get in shape, or build muscle, a wellness consultation and an InBody assessment can help you understand how your exercise routine, diet, and lifestyle are influencing your body makeup. Knowing if you need to lose fat and where you may need to build muscle can help you tailor your diet and exercise plan to meet your goals. Your InBody report includes:

    • Basal metabolic rate

    • Body mass index

    • Lean body mass

    • Skeletal muscle mass

    • Segmental lean analysis

    • Body fat mass

    • Dry lean mass

    • Total body water

    • Weight

  • 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:

    TOP REASONS PEOPLE RECEIVE MASSAGE FROM ALIGN WELLNESS CENTER
    • 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:

    TYPES OF MASSAGE OFFERED AT THE NSYMCA
    • 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

     


     

    ALIGN WELLNESS FEES

    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.

  • One on One Nutrition Coaching

    The Y knows that you may need help achieving your fitness goals. We have 3 different nutrition coaches that can help you achieve your nutrition goals. For more information please contact Megan Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Precision Nutrition Coach

    Precision Nutrition Coach Anna Harris focuses on bringing research-proven nutrition and lifestyle coaching to fit your goals. Participants will learn how to make sustainable changes and: Eat better without strict diets or deprivation Acquire and maintain an active lifestyle and build fitness into your life Get motivation, support, and accountability Find solutions when obstacles/problems/life get in the way Build confidence about cooking, planning, and eating guilt-free

    Integrative Nutrition Coach

    Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) Nutrition Health Coach Liz Geifman works with women in mid-life (peri-post menopausal) who are working to lose weight and clean up their diets.

    Functional Medicine Health Coach

    Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach Betsy Lawrence uses a holistic approach to health by looking at how you move, relax, eat, and think with a focus on digestive health, weight loss, and autoimmune disorders.

    See pricing chart below for one on one nutrition coaching.

  • Chronic Disease Prevention

    Diabetes Prevention Program

    DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

    The NSYMCA joins the nationwide Diabetes Prevention Program that helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk by taking steps to improve their overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institute of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and 71% in adults over the age of 60. For more information, contact Megan Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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

    ENHANCE FITNESS - Arthritis Management Program

    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.

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    For more information, please contact Megan Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



    BODY IN MOTION

    Our Body in Motion class helps adults of all ages with Parkinson’s or other chronic diseases that affect balance, in order to maintain an active lifestyle while focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, and balance. This class includes 45 minutes of group exercise under the leadership of a trained instructor. The specific exercise regimen is designed to improve rigidity, posture, gait, balance, strength, and flexibility. For more information, please contact Megan Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    For more information, contact Megan Vazquez, Wellness Director