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!

** Core Focus Together – 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!

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.

** Strength Train Together – 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.  

Workout Warrior – 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.  (Limit 10 people)


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



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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.


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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

Weekday lessons will meet twice a week    FEE:  $50.00/Member  $75.00/Access Members

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.


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 Lukas Jachno at or 419-739-9622.


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Fall II Programs

Homeschool Gym-  The YMCA is a great place for youth to begin learning about physical activity and healthy eating standards. Y staff will lead participants to learn methods to maintain a healthy active lifestyle over the course of their lives. We recognize the need for a well-rounded Home School Physical Education Program within the Wapakoneta Area. The goal of the program is to teach your child both respect for healthy habits, and also to develop confidence by learning new skills, building positive relationships that foster teamwork, and nurturing the whole potential of your child.

Preschool Gymnastics-  Introduction to the fun and excitement of gymnastics! Run, jump, tumble, climb and roll in our preschool gymnastics classes. With our welcoming, caring and experienced instructors leading the way, children are excited and motivated to learn new skills each week.  This class is for ages 2-6.  Must be potty trained

Disney Movie Madness- While we won’t be watching movies, we will be diving in the ones we love the most! We will cook and try the grey stuff (it’s delicious!), conduct a melt-the-frozen-heart STEM activity, create checkered flag art projects, and play a Finding Dory matching game. We will even learn some Wreck It Ralph coding! From Simba to Nemo and Mike Wazowski to Lightning McQueen, we’ve got all your faves. This class is for ages 3-up

Kids in the Kitchen- Students will learn the basic of cooking healthy foods. Throughout the session, skills will be taught with a final culmination of dinner for their families at the end of the last class. Safe knife handling, peeling potatoes, mixing, blending and sauteing are all skills campers will master. This class is for students grades 3-8.

Click here for Fall II Calendar

Jr. Cavs Basketball

Now drafting for our upcoming Jr. Cavs Basketball Season.  Our full league is open to any student in Grades K-4 (leagues splits K-1/2-4).  New this year we are offering a beginner league for students in Pre-K/K (Ages 3-6).  This beginner league will still hold weekly practices, but will play shorter scrimmages using one hoop.  It will give the students an environment to spend more time focusing on the fundamentals of basketball and less on the competitive side.  Both leagues will receive the Jr. Cavs Jersey and the game ticket to a Cavs game (Dependent on the Cavs Season).  Registration starts Monday, October 5.  All forms must be turned in with payment by Saturday, October 31.  

Evaluations will be held on Saturday, November 7 (information will be emailed to parents the week of). If you have any questions please reach out to Lindsay Zielonka at or 419-739-9622.  Registration packet available here.


Youth in Government- Youth in Government runs at both the Middle School and High School level.  This year's Middle School YIG will be a virtual academy.  Information was emailed to all Middle School Students. We will meet periodically through out the Academy to check in and help as needed.  Our first After School Meeting will be Monday, October 12 until 4pm.   For more information contact Lindsay Zielonka at

Lego League- Lego League is a middle school robotics competition.  Team meetings will begin on Thursday, October 15 at 4pm.  This team is open to students in grades 5-8.  All competitions will be virtual this year with more information to come.   

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