Program Description Guide

Wapakoneta Family YMCA Program Descriptions


Members enjoy most Group Aerobic classes free of charge!  If there is a different charge for the class it will be marked.  Access Members pay $45 for classes meeting one time per week, $75 for two times per week, and $85 for classes three times per week. 

Barre Fitness – Barre Fitness is a targeted, full-body workout performed at the ballet barre creating long lean muscles and improved posture.  Interval training at the barre and on the mat uses small controlled movements and your own body weight to work every major muscle group.  Active stretching to increased flexibility and elongate muscle follows each exercise.

Body Sculpt – This class utilizes weights, bands & body bars to keep your body at its peak performance.

Cardio Dance – This is a fun way to get your heart pumping and muscles working through various forms of dance to a wide range of music.  No dance experience necessary!

** Group Core– Trains you like an athlete in 30 action packed minutes.  A strong core, from your shoulders to your hips, will improve your athletic performance, help prevent back pain and help strengthen your abs.  Expert coaching and motivating music will guide you through functional and integrated exercises using your body weight, weight plates, a towel and a platform – all to challenge you like never before. 

** Pay $5.00 for each session.

Cross Training – Includes different activities each class and incorporates all the components of fitness.

Cycle and Core – Join us for 30-minutes on the bike followed by 10 minutes of core strengthening exercises.

Enhance Fitness – Join us for a proven fitness and arthritis management program that has been recognized by the CDC and other national organizations committed to improving the health of older adults.  This program improves your endurance, strength, balance and flexibility.  It reduces your arthritis symptoms with safe, low impact exercises led by certified instructors in a relaxed atmosphere that promotes fun, laughter, friendship and smiles.  FREE for Members, ACCESS MEMBERS pay $160.00 for a 16 week program.  We can set you up to draft $40.00/month for four months from your checking, savings or credit card.  See front desk for more information.

Group Cycling – An instructor will lead you through the proper progression of exercise intensity, but you control the amount of resistance appropriate for your fitness level.  Group Cycling classes are limited to 12 participants. 

Hatha Yoga  – Exercises that promote breathing, stretching, endurance, relaxation, visualization, balance, increased energy and more.

Pilates – Try this series of mat exercises which are designed to improve muscle strength and flexibility, balance, posture, and overall well-being. 

Pi-Yo  –  This class combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of Yoga.  The speed is cranked up to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that will make you feel empowered and energized!

Power Yoga- A rigorous workout that develops strength, flexibility, and helps create a lean, total body while keeping students on the move. It combines a series of flowing postures with rhythmic breathing for an intense body-mind workout. Power yoga is directed at creating the highest level of energy, vitality and freedom. 

Prime Time Fitness – Class includes strength, cardio, flexibility and balance exercises.  Targeted toward men and women 55 years and older.

Senior Quickfit – This class consist of cardiovascular and strength training exercise designed to gain stamina, build lean muscle mass, while increasing balance and flexibility.  This is a circuit style class targeted towards seniors that will only last 30 minutes.  This class will have you working your entire body head to toe!

SilverSneakers Circuit – This class combines fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout.  Upper body strength work is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation.

SilverSneakers Classic – This class will have you move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living.  A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.

SilverSneakers Yoga – Designed for all fitness levels and focuses on poses and postures to improve breathing, flexibility, balance, muscular strength and endurance and joint range of movement.

** Group Power – The Class you pick, the experience you remember!  This class will blast all your muscles with a high-rep weight training workout.  Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates and body weight, this workout combines squats, lunges, presses and curls with functional integrated exercises.  Dynamic music and a motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat and push you to a personal best.          

** Pay $10.00 for the first class and $5.00 for each additional class for the session.

TRX Group Fitness – A total-body functional workout where you control the intensity of the exercises.  Small group, instructor-led classes.  Only 7 spots available!

Women on Weights- If you feel overwhelmed by all of the equipment in the Wellness Center, this is the class for you.  This 7 week class is taught in a small group setting once a week and allows personalized attention from a Certified Personal Trainer.  

HITT and Run – Try your hand at an intense workout session that is designed to be for the serious workout enthusiasts.  A combination of weight lifting, HIIT, intense cardio and aerobic exercises will be implemented during this thirty minute session. 


Achieve your fitness potential with one-on-one instruction from one of our certified personal trainers.  You will receive a fitness program tailored to meet your goals.  Ideal for ages 8 & up.  Weight Loss, Healthy Lifestyle, General Athletic, Training, Sport-Specific Training, Strength & Conditioning, Muscle Building, High Intensity, Interval Training, Much More!

Please contact Lindsay Zielonka at 419-739-9622 or for more information



updated 5/27/21


Members enjoy most Water Aerobic classes free of charge!  If there is a different charge for the class it will be marked.  Access Members pay $45 for classes meeting one time per week, $75 for two times per week, and $85 for classes three times per week.

Aqua Aerobics – Work on cardiovascular endurance at a moderate pace utilizing pool noodles, water weights, balls, and simply your own body.

Aqua Cardio –  This is a highly energetic class taught in shallow waters.  In this class we will incorporate barre fitness, cardio, kickboxing and good ol’fashion fun.  We will utilize pool noodles, kick boards, weights and the natural resistance of the water.  Come with a smile and leave with a workout!

Aqua Circuit – Tackle cardio and strength with this circuit style class.  Improve your cardiovascular endurance, core stability and muscular endurance.

Aqua Flex & Flow – This class is designed to challenge you with emphasis on improving cardiovascular fitness and endurance with low-impact on the joints.

Pace Arthritis Aquatics – This class is designed to maintain and/or increase range of motion, flexibility and endurance.  The warm water, moderate pace and gentle exercise make it ideal for persons with physical limitations caused by arthritis, previous injury, etc., as well as for those who are less active.


updated 5/27/21


Which swim lesson do I choose? Click here for help in selecting which lesson to choose.

Intro to Swim Lessons:  Fee:  $25.00/Members, $50.00/Access Members

Each class is limited to 8.  Ages 6 months – 3 years of age.

Water Discovery – A    This class introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.

Water Discovery – B  This class focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Safety Around the Water – Drowning Prevention:  Fee:  $25.00/Members, $50.00/Access Members

Each class is limited to 6.  Ages 3 years and up.

A large percentage of children drown within 6-10 feet of safety.  Most of these drownings happen because of a lack of basic water safety knowledge and skills.  If children possess even the most basic swimming skills, their risk of drowning decreases substantially.  Learning the basic skills outlined in these lesson plans builds a sense of accomplishment in children and helps prevent drownings.

Group Swim Lessons

Weekend lessons will meet once a week     FEE:  $25.00/Member  $50.00/Access Members              

Water Acclimation – Starfish   Each group is limited to 5.  Ages 3 years and up.  This class increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. 

Water Movement – Turtles  Each group is limited to 5.  Ages 3 years and up.  This class encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Water Stamina – Stingrays  Each group is limited to 5.  Ages 3 years and up.  This class develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Stroke Introduction – Barracudas   Each group is limited to 5.  Ages 3 years and up.  This class introduces basic stroke technique in front and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Stroke Development – Sharks   Each group is limited to 6.  Ages 4 and up.  This class introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

Stroke Mechanics – Dolphins  Each group is limited to 6.  Ages 4 and up.  This class refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Home School Swim lessons- Ages 3 to 6 yrs old and 7 to 15yrs old  This class is designed to work on the being safe around the water, while working on stroke development. 



Ideal for people of all ages and swim abilities.  Lessons are 30 minutes in length.  Sign up at the front desk.

Private Swim Lesson Fees:

Members:    3 for $36.00                5 for $60.00               

                  7 for $84.00                10 for $120.00

Access Members:      3 for $55.00      5 for $85.00

                               7 for $115.00      10 for $160.00

Semi-Private Lesson Fees:

Members:      3 for $60.00      5 for $100.00

                    7 for $140.00      10 for $180.00

Access Members:      3 for $100.00      5 for $155.00     

                               7 for $200.00      10 for $260.00

If you have any questions please reach out to the YMCA at 419-739-9622.


update 10/20/21



 Fall I Youth Sports and Teen Programs


Tumble Tots- 

Tumbling is a great activity to teach your child balance, patience, coordination and much more.  We learn the fundamentals of tumble, while having fun and making friends. Tumble Tots is open to boys and girls.

Ages 3-6

Cost: $25/Members. $50/Access Members

Mondays- 5:30-6:15pm

Preschool Sports and Play- Developmentally appropriate introductory program for kids. This program prepares children and their parents for organized sports programs without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Children learn the fundamentals and beginning of different sports each week.  Parents are encouraged to participate and learn along side their child. Parents and children who are participating must bring a clean pair of tennis shoes for this program. there will be time for playing games and free time.

Ages 3-6

Cost: $25/Members $50/Access Members

Thursdays- 6:30-7:15pm

 Homeschool Gym and Swim- Do you want your homeschooled child to get physically active and make some new friends?Our Homeschool Swim & Gym Program provides an opportunity for local, homeschooled children to come to the Y once a week to develop healthy habits, make new friends, and enjoy new forms of exercise and games! We focus on teaching the fundamental skills and rules of the game while instilling the YMCA core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. 

Ages- 5 (kindergarten)- 18

Cost: $25/Members $50/Access Members- Non Members

Tuesday- 1:00-2:30pm

Click here for Fall II Schedule

Upcoming Programming


Lego League Robotics- Our Middle School Robotics will meet beginning Mid-September.  Meeting time TBD, watch your email and facebook for more information.

Jr. Cavs- Registration will begin October 1st! 


updated 10/7/21