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$7.3M raised – $2M more to go. The tremendous support received so far, has enabled us to begin construction on the addition of a full-size regulation gym, indoor walking track and family/special needs locker rooms.  See the full list of amenities.  We Need You.  Join the list of those that made it happen!

Donor counts and dollar match updates will be shared every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings (as well as on our Facebook page).  Last updated:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:30 pm.

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What’s at the Y!

Family Programs:

  • Birthday Parties-Y birthday party program that offers kids the option of spending their special day with the Y.
  • Child Watch-YMCA Child Watch cares for your child(ren) during your time in the Health and Wellness Center
  • Family Fun Night at the Y-Come to the Y and Play together as a family.  We will play games, do crafts, and so much more!
  • Family Open Gym-Come to Family Open Gym at the Y for some recreational fun!
  • Family Swim-Join us for Family Swim at the Northfield Senior Center (Northfield YMCA members ONLY)
  • Healthy Champs-(Licensed Day Cares) Fall and winter exercise opportunities for the kids in your care!
  • Healthy Kids Day – Build a Happier, Healthier Kid- Join over a million people that take part in the nation’s largest health event for kids.

Wee Programs:

Elementary Programs:

  • After School Open Gym-Exercise the sillies out of your kids with open gym fun!
  • Frisbee Disc Golf- Frisbee golf or disc golf is a game in which players throw a flying disc into a basket or at a target. the object of the game is to complete the course with the fewest number of throws.
  • Indoor Wiffle Ball/Baseball- Batting, pitching, base running, and fun. We will focus on skills, teamwork and sportsmanship.
  • Kids Night at the Y-Kids get their own special night away from parents, and parents get a night without kids.
  • Nutz for Kickball- This is a fun, energetic, laughter-filled program. We focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, healthy exercise, and laughter.
  • Outdoor Soccer- We will focus more on skills and less on competition so your child can enjoy simply playing the game of soccer
  • School Release Days-Keep your kiddos busy during break at the Northfield YMCA.
  • Track & Field- Hurdles, 50 m run, relays and field events.

Teen and Adult Programs:

  • Frisbee Disc Golf (6th-8th Grade)- Frisbee golf or disc golf is a game in which players throw a flying disc into a basket or at a target. the object of the game is to complete the course with the fewest number of throws.
  • Boxing (8th-12th Grade)-Learn the ABC’s of Boxing.
  • Adult Open Swim-Open swim times for adults at the Northfield Senior Center for NORTHFIELD YMCA MEMBERS ONLY
  • Aqua Fitness Classes-Group exercise fun in the pool at the Northfield Senior Center for  NORTHFIELD YMCA MEMBERS ONLY
  • Aqua Zumba-All the fun of Zumba but in the pool at the Northfield Senior Center
  • Cardio Kick-Have a blast in this high intensity, high calorie burning workout. This class is sure to make you sweat.
  • Core Fitness-Strengthen and tone your core muscles.
  • Fitness Yoga-Relieve stress while you increase your strength, stability, and core muscles
  • Kettle Bells-A great way to get a total body workout in a relatively short period of time. Try Kettlebells to firm your buttocks, belly, arms, and legs with just one piece of equipment.
  • Power-Strengthen your major muscle groups through simple athletic movements
  • Step-All around great cardio workout, watch the calories burn away in Step.
  • Strength and Tone-Strengthen and Tone your body with a variety of equipment. Designed for all fitness levels.
  • Zumba-Come join the Zumba-Nation at the Northfield YMCA and have a rocking time

Y Membership At-a-Glance:
You do not need to be a Y member to participate in Y programs and services, 
except for swimming at the Senior Center

  • Youth and Family Members can take part in FREE and deeply discounted youth programs and FREE Child Watch at Wellness Center
  • All adults have access to all equipment at the Wellness Center, lap and aquatic exercise classes
  • FREE Group Exercise Classes g-a-l-o-r-e each week
  • Discounts on summer camp programs and on all youth programs
  • Get involved in a Northfield-owned public charity. Benefits that give back!
  • Scholarships are available! No one is turned away because of an inability to pay
  • There is a one time $25 Joiners Fee. For the month of January, the joiners fee is only $12
  • No contracts, you pay month-to-month
  • We are partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medica, UCare and HealthPartners insurance companies. Join the Y and you could be reimbursed for living a healthy lifestyle. Check with your insurance company for details
  • As a spouse of a deployed Guard or Reserve member, you and your family are eligible to join our YMCA free, courtesy of Military OneSource. For details click here

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Our Mission
The Northfield Area Family YMCA builds strong kids, strong families, and a strong community.

Contact Us

507-645-0088 (Main)
507-645-8188 (Fax)
507-664-7349 (Wellness Center)

519 Division Street (Mailing Address)
205 W 3rd (Administrative Staff Office Location)
900 Cannon Valley Drive (Wellness Center)
Northfield, MN 55057