Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y includes more than just working out. In addition to our physical fitness classes and facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.

At the YMCA you are not just a part of the facility, you become part of our community!  We have many options and activities for our active older adults and Silver Sneakers members!

Get active and involved with other lively members at the Y!

Active Older Adults Exercise Program

The Active Older Adults program is starting FREE 12-week exercise sessions.  This is an opportunity for older adults looking to gain more knowledge in the fitness center regarding muscular strength conditioning, cardio strength conditioning, balance and flexibility to gain personal attention in a small-group setting. Register online, call 701.293.9622 or stop by either Y!

Session                   |          Days         |         Time         |     Location     
May 22 – Aug. 14       Tues. & Thurs.     9:00-9:45am         Fercho
May 22 – Aug. 14       Tues. & Thurs.   10:00-10:45am       Fercho

Noontime Newdels

FERCHO: Every 3rd Tuesday | 11am - 1pm  | FREE for members
April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15

SCHLOSSMAN: Every 3rd Friday | 11am - 1pm | Schlossman | FREE for members
April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18

Join us for health-related discussions and a potluck-style lunch! This is a great time to get to know other members of the Y!


Thursdays | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Fercho | FREE for members
Join us for pinochle, whist, cribbage, dominos and more!


The YMCA now offers pickleball! Stop by the Fercho YMCA Monday - Friday from 9:00-10:00am, and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-1:30pm, and join in a game! (Open to all YMCA members. There are no scheduled games, you can just make up teams and play!)

Silver Sneaker Group Fitness Classes

Gain flexibility, balance, strength and more! These classes are designed specifically with you in mind. Learn more >

New to SilverSneakers? Here's how to apply:

1) Contact your insurance company to see if you qualify for Silver Sneakers.

2) If you do qualify, fill out the application forms, which can be found online or at either Member Services Desk. Along with the application forms, you must also present your insurance card and a photo ID to Member Services.

3) Then take a tour at the Y! Jump into a class! And start enjoying our programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength designed specifically with YOU in mind. 

 (SilverSneakers membership have access to all classes, areas and all the YMCA offers. You are not restricted to only SilverSneakers programs and classes - although they are made just for you!  The same goes for just our YMCA senior members who may not have SilverSneakers - you are welcome to all the SilverSneakers classes, events and more!)


Questions? Contact Katelyn Whittenburg at 701.356.1448 or for any questions or comments.


Do you want to include lap swim in your workouts but not sure how? Want to know what equipment to use and how sharing a swim lane works? Come to Intro to Lap Swim where out Aquatics staff will show you where the lap swim equipment is stored and how to use it. Learn how lap swimmers share lanes and some swimming basics to get your started on a swimming workout.

Sundays | 11:00 - 11:45am | Fercho

FREE for members. No registration required.

Personal Training : Ages 12 & Up

The YMCA now has personal trainers to provide fitness support for all levels.

Our personal trainers are here to help and truly care about your total health and well being. Because our personal training is done in the Y environment, it’s comfortable and not intimidating.

Scheduling is very flexible. A personal trainer is available at both locations, every day from open to close.

All Y members receive a FREE 60 minute Intro to Fitness orientation session, led by a personal trainer to help you get acquainted with the fitness floor and cardio and strength equipment, and to address your individual needs. Learn more about our Intro to Fitness orientations at:

• Learn More About Personal Training

• Schedule Your FREE Intro to Fitness



Six-Week Warrior (NEW) : Ages 18 & up

The NEW Six-Week Warrior program is a lifestyle recharge for your mind, body and soul through nutrition, fitness and stress management. This program is for you if you’re trying to build muscle and lose stubborn body fat, if your sweet tooth and cravings control your life, if you’re lacking energy, or if you find yourself overwhelmed by stress. During the program, participants are paired with an accountability partner to support each other. Participants also receive a body composition test, meal suggestions, weekly encouragement videos and articles and more. Join Kylee in a holistic approach to mastering not only nutrition but also stress management and fitness. 

Mondays | 6:00 - 7:00pm | Fercho Y

Upcoming Sessions:

  • April 17 - May 22
  • May 29 - July 10
  • July 17 - August 21
  • August 28 - Oct. 2

Y Mbr: $199 | Non-Member: $250 | Register at the Member Services Desk or online.

Questions? Contact Caleb at 701.356.1447 or


WOMEN'S FIT CAMP : Ages 18 & up

August 18-20, 2017

Friday Check-In: 1-2:00pm | Sunday Check-Out: 5:00pm
YMCA Camp Cormorant (14563 YMCA Lane, Lake Park, MN 56554)

Head to camp and join other women of all fitness abilities and levels, and discover your power to improve your health, and increase enjoyment of life through fitness, good nutrition and stress management. We offer a variety of fitness, stress management and nutrition tips to help you on your wellness journey.

  • Fitness: Boot Camp, Tabata, Weight Training, Yoga, Run/Walk/Nature Hike, Body Assessments (optional), Group Fitness - land/water, Obstacle Course, Ropes Course, Climbing Wall      
  • Stress Management: Yoga/Tai Chi/Meditation, Mindful Relaxation Techniques, Journaling/Reflection, Team Building /Group Sharing, Discussion and Speakers (topics coming soon)
  • Nutrition: Healthy Meals, Mindful Eating Seminar, One-on-One Nutrition Counseling, Discussion and Speakers 


Y Mbr: $249
Non Y Mbr: $299
Cabin (NEW! Fill a cabin of 7!): $1,500 (must pay for whole group in one lump sum)
Includes all meals, lodging, and activities, along with an exclusive FIT Camp shirt.

> Call 701.293.9622
> visit the Member Services Desk

> Camp Flyer
> Photo Gallery
> Frequently Asked Questions (coming soon)

July 13 | 6:30-8:00pm | Green House Cafe, Downtown Fargo

Questions? Contact Kailynn Barrett at