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More than just a "gym and swim" membership, all of our programs are designed and facilitated to incorporate the character principles of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility into every aspect of our operation!

Our west Michigan Recreation Center - centrally located between Kalamazoo / Portage and Battle Creek, offers:

  • 2 full gymnasiums
  • Climbing wall and high ropes course
  • A 25 yard pool with two 1-meter diving boards and special needs ramps
  • A large state of the art fitness center
  • Small fitness center for privacy
  • Group exercise classes at no additional charge, including ZUMBA and yoga
  • Spinning Studio
  • Precor and Matrix cardio equipment
  • Swim lessons

  • Pilates
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Customized fitness program designed by our certified personal trainer(s)
  • Sherman Lake members are entitled to two (2) free personal trainings each year
  • Special needs locker room available for families
  • Outdoor hiking/running trails
  • Soccer and Athletic fields
  • Outdoor Climbing Tower and Ropes Courses

 

Download a Group Exercise Schedule



Body Blast: This class will rev up your heart rate to the anaerobic zone and challenge your muscles and core utilizing dumbells, bosu balance trainers, body bars, and elastics to help you achieve better muscle strength and stronger bones

BURST:  This total body workout utilizes an interval approach to resistance and cardio training to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective.

Cardio Conditioning: The fitness instructor will mix up the cardiovascular activities each week and may include low impact aerobics, step aerobics, and sometimes spinning on a stationary bike. Come prepared to perform fitness moves to get your heart rate up and burn calories in this 45 minute class.

Cardio Kick: This High Energy class offers participants an oppurtunity to simulate Kick Boxing styles. What to Bring: Water, Aerobic or Cross trainer shoes, lots of energy!
 
Gentle Yoga:  This is a great class for beginners—and everyone interested in deepening their practice. This class offers the fundamentals of alignment, plenty of time to explore poses and their modifications, and a gentle way to increase your flexibility. Breathing, moving and the practice of mindfulness will leave you feeling calm, grounded and connected. 

Into to Spinning:  This fun 30 minute class will give you the basics of setting up your bike properly, good form and different techniques. 

Intro to Fitness:  This 30 minute class is intended to introduce you to the many awesome classes the Sherman Lake YMCA offers.  We'll get you on a Spin bike, in the pool, and on the yoga mat.  The schedule will rotate, so you might want to call ahead to find out what's happening on any particular day!

Power Yoga:  A Vinyasa style class that is a dynamic combination of strength and spirituality.  One that coordinates breath and body by linking and flowing from one position to the next.

RIPPED:  This total body workout utilizes an interval approach to resistance and cardio training to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective.

Spinning: Cycle Classes using StarTrac Spinning Bikes. These fun classes will burn calories, and tone muscles of the lower body. Join a Spinning Team member as they lead you through a visualized ride, and help you get the most out of your workout.  Our spinners are the latest  equipment from StarTrac, new summer 2009.

Step: This class offers participants an opportunity to reach a moderate to high heart rate using the Reebok Step, with a variety of Choreographed moves and motions. All classes are open to multi level participants. What to Bring: Water, Aerobic or Step Shoes and a smile!

Strength & Stretch: This a shaping, strength, and toning class.  Most of the 45 minute class will focus on exercises performed with the stability ball along with dumbells, elastics, and mat work to strengthen, and lengthen all the body's muscle groups.

TRX:  Suspension Training is a method of leveraged bodyweight exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility and prevents injuries, all at the intensity level you choose.

Y Weights:  This is a 30 minute class to perform muscle training exercises for all major muscles of the body in correct form and with appropriate weight using dumbbells, elastics, balls, etc.  Building muscle fitness will strengthen bones and improve your flexibility.

Yogafit: A strong, active yoga workout that uses traditional yoga poses to tone and strengthen the whole body. It blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format.

ZUMBA:  Zumba combines multiple styles of Latin dance steps with aerobic fitness moves for an exciting, pulse throbbing workout, no previous dance experience is required. All fitness levels welcome.

ZUMBA Toning™:  This class uses light dumb bells to blend body-sculpting techniques and specific ZUMBA moves into one calorie-burning, strength-training class using latin and international music.


Participants in classes need to be aware that there exists a risk in participating in any physical activity. It is suggested that all individuals consult their physician before beginning any fitness activities, particularly persons with any physical limitations or disabilities or who have been told by a physician to limit maximum heart rate, range of motion, blood pressure increase or other related issues.

All classes are subject to change without notice. Please check at the desk for availability. Classes must be attended regularly by an average of five people in order to continue. Classes with three or fewer participants may be cancelled at class time by the instructor.

Please call 731-3032 for class discriptions or infomation regarding the intensity or style of classes offered



Y Get Healthy

Y Get Healthy, a 10-week program aimed to help you make lifestyle changes to achieve your health and fitness goals. A customized program coordinated with fitness elements by Sandy Ellis, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, and nutrition elements are developed for every participant. Y Get Fit participants meet as a group, as well as individually for one-on-one support. It is suggested that participants focus on a 10% body weight loss goal during the course of the program, however fitness assessments will better develop an appropriate goal.

Participants will undergo a complete battery of fitness assessments:

  • Cardio/Respiratory
  • Strength& Flexibility
  • Body Mass Index measurements
  • Weight & body measurement
  • Nutrition & Healthy Food Counseling

Schedule TBD

Cost: $200 for YMCA members, $300 for Non-Members.

Program is open to those ages 13 and up.

For more information, please call Sandy Ellis at 731-3044 or email sandye@ymcasl.org.



Personal Training

A free Personal Training program custom designed for your specific needs and goals is included with your membership. This Program is designed by our Certified Personal Trainers and as a Sherman Lake member you are entitled to two (2) free sessions each year.

Fitness Assessments are available for a fee to all members - we also offer a fee structure for those members wishing to meet with a Trainer each time they visit, to have their program supervised and custom edited as they progress. For information about Personal Training Programs, you can contact Sandy Ellis at (269) 731-3044. You also may check for available scheduling times at the Wellness Center desk (269) 731-3032

  • Do you know the best way to begin a fitness program?
  • How would you assist your children in starting a fitness program?
  • What does it take to lose those extra pounds?

These and other general "fitness questions" can be directed to our Certified Personal Trainer. Just e-mail your questions to SandyE@ymcasl.org and we will give you some basic information to help you address your fitness concerns. Of course, as a member, you may access our trainer in-person and receive more specific answers and strategies to address your fitness questions.




Participants in classes need to be aware that there exists a risk in participating in any physical activity. It is suggested that all individuals consult their physician before beginning any fitness activities, particularly persons with any physical limitations or disabilities or who have been told by a physician to limit maximum heart rate, range of motion, blood pressure increase or other related issues.

All classes are subject to change without notice. Please check at the desk for availability. Classes must be attended regularly by an average of five people in order to continue. Classes with three or fewer participants may be cancelled at class time by the instructor.

Please call 731-3032 for class discriptions or infomation regarding the intensity or style of classes offered



 

Personal Nutrition Services

Are you looking for one-on-one nutrition guidance? Set up a private session with Registered Dietitian, Jane Bruns, at Sherman Lake YMCA.

Fee Description
Consultation & Follow Up $90.00 Coming soon.
Consultation $60.00 Coming soon.
Mini-Session $30.00 Coming soon.

Call 269.370.1301 or email njbruns@tds.net to schedule your appointment.


Y Get Healthy, a 10-week program aimed to help you make lifestyle changes to achieve your health and fitness goals. A customized program coordinated with fitness elements by Sandy Ellis, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, and nutrition elements are developed for every participant. Y Get Fit participants meet as a group, as well as individually for one-on-one support. It is suggested that participants focus on a 10% body weight loss goal during the course of the program, however fitness assessments will better develop an appropriate goal.

Participants will undergo a complete battery of fitness assessments:

  • Cardio/Respiratory
  • Strength& Flexibility
  • Body Mass Index measurements
  • Weight & body measurement
  • Nutrition & Healthy Food Counseling

Schedule TBD

Cost: $200 for YMCA members, $300 for Non-Members.

Program is open to those ages 13 and up.

For more information, please call Sandy Ellis at 731-3044 or email sandye@ymcasl.org.


Participants in classes need to be aware that there exists a risk in participating in any physical activity. It is suggested that all individuals consult their physician before beginning any fitness activities, particularly persons with any physical limitations or disabilities or who have been told by a physician to limit maximum heart rate, range of motion, blood pressure increase or other related issues.

All classes are subject to change without notice. Please check at the desk for availability. Classes must be attended regularly by an average of five people in order to continue. Classes with three or fewer participants may be cancelled at class time by the instructor.

Please call 731-3032 for class discriptions or infomation regarding the intensity or style of classes offered



Pilates (pronounced puh-LAH-teez)is a series of controlled movements engaging your body and mind, performed on specifically designed exercise apparatus and Mat. It focuses on the "powerhouse" of the body (abdominal,lower back, neck and gluteus muscles). It will help stretch, strengthen, balance and lengthen muscles and the spinal column. Regardless of your current level of fitness, from sedentary office worker to fitness enthusiast Pilates can be your primary mode of body conditioning and injury prevention. Physical therapists, chiropractors and orthopedists have integrated it into rehabilitative exercise and physical therapy programs to speed recovery of soft tissue injuries.

Group Mat Classes: Joseph Pilates developed his mat work over 80 years ago and our instructors follow the original method to lengthen and strengthen the powerhouse (core) of the body, emphasis on abdominal strengthening and spine stabilization. Certified Instructors lead classes’ at all three levels through the authentic method of Pilates (not seen on TV).  Mat classes are included in your membership.

Private/Duet Sessions: Private and Duet Pilates sessions are offered using all Studio Equipment (reformer, cadillac, barrell ladder, Wunda Chair) and are available by appointment call (269) 731-3032.

 

Youth Programs

Gull Lake Middle School After-School Program - Fridays

Contact the Gull Lake Middle School for dates and pricing.



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Health Seeker - Kids Program

Sherman Lake YMCA is proud to provide quality programs for our community youth. If you have any suggestions of programs you wish to see added to the YMCA, please contact memberservices@ymcasl.org.

Health Seeker - Kids program

Borgess Pro-Med Pedriatrics, United Health Care Insurance Company and Sherman Lake YMCA are collaborating to help families address childhood obesity with a program called Health Seeker - Kids.  We are looking for feedback regarding what the program should look like regarding day of the week, times of day and general interest in this type of program.   If you have an interest, please complete the following Survey:    Health Seeker - Kids Survey

Winter Session:   Group will meet Wednesday evenings in a twelve (12) week program.   Emily Briggs, our new Youth Director will be leading this group with the help of Jane Bruns and Diahnn Austenfeld.

Date:    Winter 2012 - Tuesdays, January 24 to April 17

Members $150, Non-member $200

Pre-registration is required - email kathysimpson@ymcasl.org to register or gather more information.

 For more information, please call or email Kathy Simpson at 269-731-3015 or kathysimpson@ymcasl.org



Ages:
8 -13
Fees:
Members $150, Non-YMCA $200
Dates and Times:
Tuesdays, January 24 to April 17, 2012
Location:
Sherman Lake YMCA Recreation Center

Registration is now open. Click here to register online > > >

 

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