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October 2022

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SCHEDULES - Pool, Class & Gym
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Starting October 17, we are increasing our Kids Corner hours!

New hours will be:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Friday-8:00 AM-10:00 AM

Saturday-9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Kids Corner


We want to hear from you!

We continuously look for ways to improve the member experience and expand our offerings. To better meet the needs and wishes of our community, we would like to invite you to be a part of a conversation on how we can make your member experience even more rewarding. Snacks will be provided.
Please RSVP by October 13:
Monday, October 17 from 11-11:45am

Wednesday, October 19 from 8:30-9:15am

We always welcome feedback through our feedback form on our website. Please be specific and detailed in your feedback. Include desired activities or programs, the ages for activities, price ranges willing to pay, hours, days of the week, etc.

Member Handbook Updates

In an effort to improve the experience of our members and streamline procedures, we have made several policy changes. Please refer to the following sections in the updated Member Handbook for details: 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16
View Member Handbook

Wellness Center Minimum Age Reduced
We are excited to share that the minimum age for using the Wellness Center has been reduced to 12. 12-15 year-olds must have direct adult supervision. The adult supervision stipulation is waived upon successful completion of a Weight Room Orientation. Please contact the Fitness & Wellness Director to schedule an orientation -

24/7 Access Minimum Age Reduced
Calling all 16-17 year-olds who love using the Wellness Center, gym, or racquetball/handball courts! We've reduced the minimum age for 24/7 access to 16. 16-17 year-olds must have direct adult supervision upon entering, using, and exiting the facility. 24/7 access for minors will be revoked if they are unsupervised. 24/7 access is available for an additional $10/month per family/membership unit, and each eligible member must sign a 24/7 waiver. To add 24/7 access to your account, a parent or legal guardian must complete a Change Form and sign a 24/7 Waiver on the minor's behalf.

Want to add 24/7 Access? Complete a Change Form and the 24/7 waiver here:

Device Etiquette
To help maintain a safe, respectful space while limiting workout interruptions, please follow our Device Etiquette:
Cell phone use is not permitted in locker rooms or restrooms.
Keep phone calls to a minimum.
Use earphones if playing music.
Photos and videos with anyone in the background are not permitted without written consent.
Cell phones and electronic devices are discouraged in the whirlpool, sauna and steam room.

Paperless Membership Experience
We are excited to soon roll out a new paperless membership experience. This will not only help the environment, but also allows members to:
Sign up for a membership or make changes to your membership quicker
Access your membership forms and documents at any time
Cut clutter and conserve paper

The first step in our transition is to no longer print copies of schedules. Beginning October 1, paper schedules will no longer be available at the Front Desk.
Please take a picture on your phone of the schedules at the front desk, or click the button below to view the most current schedules for the pool, gym and fitness classes.

Programming & Special Events

Personal Training


Volunteers Needed!

We are hosting our 3rd Teen Night on Saturday, October 22nd from 7-10pm, and we need your help to get the Y decorated for Halloween before the teens arrive!

We need volunteers and decorations to help spookify the Y from 5-7pm. There will be pizza, water, and Halloween candy as a thank you!

Volunteers are also needed to help monitor the event from 7-10pm, and are welcome to join in on the dress up fun! (No costume weapons please).

If you'd like to help us brew up an awesome night, contact Suzanne Redepenning at to volunteer your time or donate to make the evening a wicked good one!

Voting opens October 4th!
The Winona Family YMCA is listed under multiple categories!
You can vote daily. We appreciate your support!

NEW Fitness Classes


Family Yoga

Have fun as a family with our Family Yoga class! Focus on family, relaxation, fun and stretching.

Check out the Winona Daily News article about our Family Yoga class here!

1-1:45 pm
Fitness studio

Each family member must register
We recommend that you bring your own mat
For family members age 5 and up, younger at instructor discretion
Group Fitness Reservations

Key Tag Protectors


Thanks to sourcing from a YMCA member, we have plastic key tag protectors available for $2 each plus tax. Protectors come in a variety of colors, and help protect your key tag while still displaying the barcode for scanning. Orders will be placed weekly and you can expect a 1-2 week production time. You will receive an email when your protector is ready for pick up.

Join Our Team

Join Our Team
Looking for fun and rewarding part-time employment? Join our team!


Youth Sports Coaches
Personal Trainers
Head Swim Team Coach
Group Cycling Instructor

Welcome, Rey! New Companionship Director
Hi! I'm Rey Skywalker Goyette, but you can just call me Rey. My family really likes the new Star Wars Trilogies, and they got my name from one of the main characters on there. I am a six year-old Golden Retriever who found my fur-ever home after my family lost their four-legged pal before me, Jasmine. They still miss Jasmine, but I've done a pretty good job healing their hearts since I've come home to them.

My favorite things in the world are, in no particular order: My human parents Jackie, Chris, my three human kids, and long walks with my fur-brother Vinny. I also love to nap and dream of chasing squirrels and bunnies. Of course I adore cuddles and belly rubs, too! My Mom would probably like me to list my three kitty siblings, but I don't particularly like them, and they take the humans' attention and cuddles away from me!

I am a little nervous, but also very excited, to be the the Companionship Director and work with all the fantastic people here at the Y. I'm looking forward to spending some of the workdays with my Mom, Jackie, the Fitness & Wellness Director. As Companionship Director, I am here to offer my support to those who need a little mood boost from a four-legged friend, or a furry listening ear to talk to. I'll be easing into the transition from being a lazy lounger to a career canine. You'll see me coming in periodically with my Mom so I can adjust to all the new smells, people, and thrilling attention. Please don't be afraid to shower me with pets and affection, and don't be stingy with praise. I really am a smart and well-behaved girl!

Self Care
Dinner Table Resilience
Resilience is our ability to get through challenging circumstances, and not just get through them, but come out stronger and wiser on the other side. It is a foundational component of our mental health. Resilience is like a muscle, the more we train it, the stronger it gets. It grows through healthy and supportive relationships, taking care of ourselves and others, and asking for help when we need it. Join our friend Sarah Johnson for the Dinner Table Resilience video series and skills sheets on building resilience. Tips, topics, skills, and strategies that we can use at our own tables to build resilience in ourselves and others.

Thank you to our friends at the La Crosse Family YMCA for allowing us to promote these fantastic videos to our members!

Dinner Table Resilience Ep 11: Move Your Body

La Crosse Family YMCA Mental Health

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