Learn ways to get and stay physically fit

Physical activity helps improve your cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and strengthens bones and muscles, prevents heart disease and gives you more energy. Being active and moving more is also good for your mental health and an important way for you and your family to have some fun and connect with others, too. Remember to increase your activity level gradually and check with your provider if you have any health concerns.

Classes & Events

Enhance Fitness Class

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
04/23/2018
7-8 a.m.

Advanced Strong Bodies

Fitness & Weight Management

Menomonie, WI
05/01/2018
10-11 a.m.

Basic Strong Bodies

Fitness & Weight Management

Menomonie, WI
05/01/2018
1-2 p.m.

Basic Strong Bodies

Fitness & Weight Management

Menomonie, WI
05/01/2018
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Advanced Strong Bodies

Fitness & Weight Management

Bloomer, WI
05/02/2018
11 a.m.-noon

Advanced Strong Bodies

Fitness & Weight Management

Bloomer, WI
05/02/2018
9-10 a.m.

Basic Strong Bodies - Full

Fitness & Weight Management

Bloomer, WI
05/02/2018
10-11 a.m.

LIVESTRONG at the Y

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
05/07/2018
9-10:15 a.m.

Basic Strong Bodies

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
05/07/2018
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Advanced Strong Bodies - Full

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
05/07/2018
9-10 a.m.

Aqua Zumba

Fitness & Weight Management

Menomonie, WI
06/04/2018
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Aqua Zumba

Fitness & Weight Management

Menomonie, WI
06/06/2018
5-5:45 p.m.

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Running Q&A: Choosing the right distance, increasing miles and more

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April 11, 2018

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February 16, 2018

Winter weather: Are falls and slips avoidable?

Although often long and cold, winter in the Midwest can be beautiful. However, even when you are enjoying the snow-covered beauty, it is important to remember winter ice and snow increase the risk of falling for all ages.

Brittni Lair PA By Brittni Lair January 26, 2018

Cold weather exercises to try

Midwesterners know how to make the most of winter. We skate, ski, sled and snowshoe our way through the coldest months of the year. But if those standard “S” sports are starting to feel a little stale, there are plenty of other options.

January 18, 2018

Pump you up: Exercise with dumbbells

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October 16, 2017

How can I become a better runner and avoid injury?

People run for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s stress relief, weight loss, training for a race or simply so you can eat that delicious piece of cake guilt-free, it’s important to run smart to avoid injury. However, knowing how to run smart can be overwhelming for runners of all abilities. Here are some tips to consider the next time you go for a run.

Leslie Grommersch DPT By Leslie Grommersch August 29, 2017
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Record keeping can help you lose weight — and keep it off

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Shirley Shelley, R.D. By Shirley Shelley July 24, 2017

No matter your age or skill level, it's never too late to start weight training

Years ago, weight lifting was thought to be reserved solely for the likes of body builders and athletes. However, in recent years, there has been significant research on the medical benefits of strength training for people of all ages and abilities.

July 18, 2017

A new me: Making good habits stick (finally)

Like many people, Melody Reuter had an on-again, off-again relationship with healthy habits. That changed after she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome.

July 5, 2017

Prevent boredom and injury during physical activity

Have you ever started a new fitness journey only to be plagued by boredom or new aches and pains? Boredom can lead to poor compliance, poor form and, in the long run, injury. Read on for tips for avoiding boredom and injury with physical activity.

Kaitlin Freienmuth PT By Kaitlin Freienmuth July 3, 2017

5 tips for fitting in fitness

Sometimes, finding time to exercise can seem like a bigger challenge than your workout itself. But with a little planning, you can fit fitness into your schedule. Here are a few tips to help you get on the right track.

June 22, 2017