In these programs, we strive to create continually varying exercises with new, challenging, and functional moves.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Classes with low enrollment may not run. Not all classes below are offered every session, check current schedules for class offerings.

Downtown Duluth

Cycle Camp 2020

Build your speed, power, and endurance during the indoor season with Cycle Camp at the Y. Jen Martinsen is back managing the crew with IMPROVED TESTING, NEW WORKOUTS, and an INCREASED OVERALL EXPERIENCE for all involved.

Cycle Camp meets twice weekly: once for a short ride (focused on pedal cadence and power) and once for a long endurance ride. All workouts are individualized for you based on initial testing benchmarks. The program is broken down into two sequential sessions, allowing for scheduling flexibility and a tailored approach to your training. Ride inside during the coldest months of the year and build your base for the upcoming outdoor season!


  • Winter Session I: January 13th - February 23rd, 2020
  • Winter Session II: February 24th - April 5th, 2020

Short Ride Option: Pick One

  • Wednesdays at 5pm
  • Independent Ride
  • More options added if necessary!

Long Ride Options: Pick One

  • Saturdays at 7:30am
  • Sundays at 9:30am
  • Independent Ride

NOTE: Participants must register for both a short and long ride option. Want to participate in the long rides but can’t make the short ride? Choose the Independent Ride option to workout on your own! Cost: Y Members $60 | Community: $120 (includes access to the locker rooms & facility on that day) Register at Member’s Service Desk or by calling 218.722.4745 (Online registration not available for this program)

Women on Weights

Women on weights is a progressive program that follows a 6 week plan designed for women who want to become comfortable with weight lifting, and become stronger and more confident. This class is led by certified personal trainer, Caro Shull.

Spring Session: April 6th - May 15th 

Meeting Time:Thursdays from 6-7pm in the Wellness Center
Pricing: $45 Members $90 community



TRX Group Suspension

TRX GROUP SUSPENSION: TRX Group Suspension is a 6 week progressive group training program that will push you to new levels of strength using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. Throughout the six weeks, exercises and workouts will become more advanced as you continue to build strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability. TRX Group Suspension is for all ability levels* and will help you to move better, feel better, and live better.

*New to TRX Suspension Training or looking for an introductory course? See TRX Basics below. 

Spring Session Dates: April 6th - May 15th  

Full Format Times: 

  • Mondays 11-11:45am with Jen M.
  • Wednesdays 11-11:45am with Jen M.

Full Format Pricing: $40 Members $80 community

Express Format Times:

  • Thursdays 4:30-5pm with Nora T. 

Express Format Pricing: $35 Members $70 community

TRX BASICS: TRX Basics will teach the basic skills needed to effectively and safely use the TRX Suspension Trainer. During this 6-week session you will learn proper set up, basic TRX exercises as well as ways to increase or decrease the intensity of each move.

TRX Basics Format Times:

  • Mondays 10-10:30am with Jen M. 

TRX Basics Format Pricing: $35 Members $70 community

*Full and Express formats meet 1 time per week in the 3rd Floor Studio. TRX Basics meets 1 time per week in the Mind & Body Studio. 



Sports Prep Teen Strength & Conditioning

Sports Prep Strength and Conditioning is a progressive strength and conditioning program designed for 13-17 years old athletes looking to get the edge over the competition in their chosen sport. This program will increase physical competence in 10 fitness domains: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy. Athletes will meet with a certified personal trainer, Brad Anderson, two times per week for hour-long workouts focused on teaching proper mechanics, recovery, movement, and flexibility. We aim to create an all-around athlete that will excel at any sport or physical task that is thrown their way.

Join us Fall 2020 for the next session! 

Pricing: $70 members; $140 community



Y-FIT Small Group Training

Y-FIT Small Group Training is a progressive workout program customized to fit each participant’s individual needs and designed to create results for all! Experience the benefits of working with a certified personal trainer, while enjoying the fun and community of a group. Y-FIT Small Group Training participants will meet with their trainer two times per week for hour-long workouts focused on muscular strength and endurance, metabolic conditioning, and functional movement. The program includes both pre and post-assessments to ensure progress is tracked and results are achieved! 

Spring Session Dates: April 6th - May 15th

Days & Times:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Pricing: $120 members; $240 community



YMCA at the Essentia Wellness Center

Outdoor TRX

Join TRX certified Personal Trainer Kelli Timmersman for an hour of strength, endurance, and cardio training! This 4 week, outdoor session will help you stay healthy while we begin to meet together in person again!

Mondays at 9:00 am

June 8 - 29

$27 Y Members | $57 Community

$3 one-time rental fee per set of straps * limited number of spots available!

Participants are encouraged to bring their own straps. If you don't have one, no problem! You can rent a strap for the duration of the session, but we are asking that participants bring the strap to and from class each week in order to reduce the amount of contact and cleaning.

Register for Outdoor TRX

Teen Sports Prep Strength & Conditioning

For (Grades 6-12)

Help your athlete up their game by enrolling them for this six-week progressive training program for ages 10-18. Participants work on agility, speed, strengthening, and more in this teen-focused group. All activity is led under the supervision of a Certified Personal Trainer.

Y Member: $70 | Community: $140

Stay strong all season long—and in between! These progressive training sessions provide sport-specific strength and conditioning for middle school and high school athletes. Increase agility, speed, strength, and power!

Monday & Wednesday 3:30 pm



Running Training Group

Every Step Training Group

Mondays & Wednesday at 5:30 PM

Y Member $60 | Community $120

Whether you're wanting to become a runner, a brand new runner, or an expert runner just looking for a place to belong, you'll find your crew with this 8 Week training group! Trainer Jeff Cottrell will help you set and reach your goals. Runners are encouraged to work toward a 5K that we will help you pick, but we're welcoming all runners no matter the stage you're at!

Winter I: January 13 - March 7
Winter II: March 8 - May 2

Register Here


Half & Full Marathon Training Group

Mondays & Wednesday at 5:30 PM

Sundays at 12:00 PM

Y Member $110 | Community $220

Congratulations, you signed up for the Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon or Grandma's Marathon! Now what?

Trainer Jeff Cottrell will help you safely and effectively train for your marathon whether this is your first or if you've already got several races under your belt. The half and full marathon training group is 23 weeks long.

Starts January 13 - June 20

Register Here

Queenax Boost

Add a little bit of playground-like fun back into your life with the Queenax Boost! You’ll learn many functional movements to give you a total body strength and cardio workout in a small group setting. Improve your balance, strength, and endurance under the guidance of a Queenax certified Personal Trainer.

Y Member: $40 | Community: $80

Tuesday 9:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am