Our certified personal trainers will provide you with the most effective functional exercises that will improve your strength, endurance and core stability in a small group setting. This program is a great way to receive personal attention, yet have the camaraderie and support of friends.

Age: 14 and older
Program Dates: Visit our front desk for upcoming sessions
Fee: $150 per 6 week session (12 workouts) for members; not available for non-mem

Have you ever though completing an Ironman triathlon would be impossible? We believe you can do it! The Ironman Challenge is an 8 week program where participants will log their daily swim, bike, and run distances with a goal of accumulating distances equivalent to an Ironman Triathlon. An Ironman Triathlon consists of 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bicycle ride, and a marathon 26.2 mile run, which breaks down to an average of 10 to 11 laps of swimming per week, 14 miles of biking per week, and 3 to 4 miles of running per week. We invite all participants to conclude the challenge by completing the Last Chance Tri at the Mattoon YMCA.

Age: 14 and older (8 and up can participate with an adult)
Registration Begins: July 1st
Program Date/Time: 8/10/20-10/4/20
Fee: $8/member; $20/non-member

Wellness is more than just exercising and eating right.  Challenge yourself to take a balanced approach to well-being by joining this 6-week challenge focusing on the five dimensions of wellness (emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual).  The challenge poses out-of-the-box missions such as call up an old friend, take a relaxing bath, and read for 20 minutes.  Complete daily missions to earn points and win prizes!

Age:  Everyone!
Registration opens:  September 1, 2019
Program Dates:  October 7, 2019- November 17, 2019
Fee:  $5/member

Need some accountability to stay on track throughout this holiday season?  We’re here to keep you motivated!  This seven-week program will give you exercise challenges, healthy lifestyle tips, and healthy recipes that will help you hold your weight through the tempting holiday season.  Participants who maintain weight, lose weight, or stay within two pounds of their initial weight will receive a $20 voucher to the Y and a chance to win 3 months of FREE membership!  Initial weigh-ins will take place at the Neal Center YMCA on November 19th.

Registration Opens: October 14, 2020
Program Dates: November 16, 2020- January4, 2021
Fee: $20/member

Kick off the new year with the habit of visiting the Y on a regular basis! Participants in the Check-In Challenge are encouraged to check-in a certain number of days each week by scanning their card at the Welcome Desk. Those who are successful for all four weeks of January will get 50% off their registration fee for the Recharge Challenge!

Registration Opens: TBD
Program Dates: TBD

The Recharge Challenge is an eight-week fitness challenge designed to motivate you to exercise regularly and at the appropriate level.  The challenge consists of an increasing number of minutes to exercise each week.  Participants receive t-shirts and those that complete the program will be entered into a drawing for some amazing prizes.

Age:  14 and older (8-13 can participate with an adult)
Registration Opens: December 5, 2019
Program Dates: February 2, 2020- March 28, 2020
Celebration Date: April 4, 2020
Fee: $10/member