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At the Y we want to provide opportunities for you to get and stay healthy.

Our entire 2nd floor is filled with a wide variety of ways to support your health.

Wellness Floor Features
  • Indoor Walking/Running Track
  • Cardio Equipment: Treadmills, ellipticals, upright and  recumbent bikes, rowing machines, Octane and NuStep recumbent cross trainers.
  • Strength/Weight Equipment
  • Free Weights
  • Group Fitness Studio: a beautiful space with wood floors and windows. 
Fitness Orientation

Fitness orientations are available for everyone! Our Wellness Staff will take you through the Wellness Center and get you introduced and comfortable with all of our equipment.  Schedule a FREE fitness orientation by calling 507-645-0088 or emailing

It’s a great way to get to know the Wellness Center and find your best fit for fitness.


Youth orientations are also available (required for all youth 12 and under).

youth access to wellness center for ages 10 and up.
Youth Access Policy

The safety of our members is a top priority at the Northfield Area Family YMCA, especially our Youth, so we have the following guidelines in place to help keep everyone safe.

  • Facility
    • Ages 0-7; must have a guardian (16+) with them while in the facility.
    • Ages 8-10; must have a guardian (16+) in the facility at all times.
    • Ages 11+; may be in the facility on their own.
  • Wellness Center
    • Ages 0-9; Track only, with guardian.
    • Ages 10-12; Track and Machines. Orientation required.
    • Ages 13+; Access to all equipment and GX classes. Orientation recommended.
  • Pool
    • Ages 0-9; must be accompanied by guardian (16+). Swim test required.
    • Ages 10-12; must have a guardian (16+) in facility. Swim test required.
    • Ages 13+; No restrictions on pool use.
Insurance Reimbursement

Ask if your health insurance qualifies you for fitness rewards! We partner with health insurance companies like Medica, UCare and HealthPartners. Work out at the YMCA and you could be reimbursed $20 per month for your membership!

Check with your individual carrier for details.

Wellness Center Guidelines
Wellness Center Guidelines
Open Gym Guidelines
Open Gym Guidelines