PiYo at the Mercer County Family YMCA

PiYo combines the muscle sculpting benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga into a high energy, low impact workout!

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News about the YMCA opening!
Fitness classes will continue to be held outdoor at Central Park, but you do not need to be preregistered for classes anymore. Classes are free fur YMCA members, and $3 a class for non-members.
** Some of the class times have changed, so be sure to check the new schedule!!**

GREAT NEWS! Starting tomorrow 6/26/2020 the Phase 4 Reopening Guidelines per the State of Illinois allow us to reopen our facility! We are so excited to welcome our members back in our doors! There will be some guidelines that will need to be followed in order for us to provide a safe environment and adhere to the guidelines for operation. But wait… There is more EXCITING NEWS… Construction is well underway for our facility expansion project! This also will require some adjustments to be made when you return to the facility. Things to know when returning to the Mercer County YMCA on June 26th and after:

- No Day Passes or Nationwide Membership will be accepted at this time.

- No Summer memberships will be sold at this time.

- Any member under the age of 14 must visit the facility with a parent or caregiver.

- “hanging out” or mingling allowed inside the facility will not be allowed.

- Our Hours will be as follows: Monday-Friday 5:15am-8pm and Saturdays 7am-Noon

- Members should wear face coverings when entering and moving throughout the facility. Face masks are not recommended during exercise.

- Only Aqua Therapy Classes, Lap Swim and Swim Lessons will be permitted in the pool and the Hot Tub and Sauna will remain closed until further guidance is released by the IDPH. The current pool schedule is attached but is subject to change, call the front desk for availability.

- Each room in the facility will be limited to 50% capacity, the room use will be on a first come, first serve basis.

- We ask that members clean equipment before AND after use with the disinfectant provided.

- Water fountains will remain closed so we encourage you to bring a water bottle with you.

- We ask that you limit the use of the locker rooms facilities when possible, for example wearing your suit upon arrival to the facility, keeping personal items locked in your car during your workout, etc.

- Practice Social Distancing of 6ft

- Basketball in the gym will only be allowed individually or with same household members.

- Child Watch will not be offered at this time.

- Our Outdoor Fitness Classes will continue in Central Park the new limit for classes per Phase 4 guidelines is 50 people so pre-registration is no longer required. The class schedule has been adjusted slightly and is attached. Members and Participants are welcome to attend these classes. Classes will remain free to members and a drop-in rate of $3 will be charged for participants. (Enhance Fitness participant rate is $12 per month) Yoga will be held indoors at Oakview Country Club. During severe weather, watch Facebook for location changes for Outdoor Fitness.

Upon arrival to the YMCA, enter through our Temporary Entrance on the South side of the Wellness Center. Our temporary Front Desk is located in the Wellness Center. The first time you use the facility, you will be asked to sign a waiver of liability and you will be asked if you have been free of the symptoms of Covid-19 and have no known exposure. As posted on our entrance, you may not enter the building if you have had any symptoms or have been exposed to Covid-19 or have had a fever in the previous 72 hours. Thank you for your cooperation and diligence in keeping a safe environment for all. Again, we are so excited to welcome you back!

Don’t forget to sign up for classes this week, held in Central Park!
Monday/Thursday mornings @ 9am
Tuesday/Thursday nights @ 7pm

There are still spots available for classes this week!
Please make sure to sign up with the link or by calling the YMCA :)


Mercer County Family YMCA

ANNOUNCEMENT: We are excited to announce that per the Phase III Illinois Reopening Guidelines, starting June 1st we will be able to offer Outdoor Fitness Classes in groups of 10 members or less! Classes will be FREE to our members. We are so excited to see you!


-Must be a member of the MC YMCA

-Must register in advance, no walk-ups will be permitted (Registration options are listed on the class schedule)

-Must bring your own yoga mat, drink, towel etc.

-Health Screenings will be performed upon arrival including a questionnaire

-Child Watch will not be offered at this time per the Phase III restrictions


Mercer County Family YMCA

Join Jill for a great Pilates and Yoga inspired workout! (She mentions a second video which will be posted on Monday May 11, so if you want a good 40 minute workout next week, you can combine the two videos.)

Mercer County Family YMCA

Join Jill for another great Pilates & Yoga inspired workout!

Balance and Stretch Workout

Balance and Stretch Workout
*** There is also a handy overview of the moves, drawn by my daughter for you in the comments. 😄 ***

We LOVE our PiYo peeps and are cheering you on during this period of time when so much is different!

If you are getting discouraged because your “normal” workout routine has been disrupted, or you blinked and another whole week passed without you squatting or stretching- don’t despair! Give yourself permission to take a deep breath, start over, and strive for progress, not perfection.

You are loved 💕💕💕

Lower Body and Stretch Workout

Lower Body and Stretch Workout

Mercer County Family YMCA

Join Jill for today's Pilates & Yoga inspired workout!

Mercer County Family YMCA

Join Crystal for a good core strength and stretch workout!

Mercer County Family YMCA

Join Jill for a low-impact stretch and strength workout!

Mercer County Family YMCA

Members & Friends,
Please read the following announcement from our Leadership Staff. We will continue to update you through social media, and we will be providing as many opportunities as possible for you to stay healthy and physically active during this time. "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Mercer County Family YMCA

UPDATE: Attached is an update for the Mercer County Family YMCA

Our facility is open but there have been changes to our program and services being offered from 3/17-3/30


PiYo Schedule:
Monday/Wednesday nights @ 6:30pm
Tuesday/Thursday mornings @ 9:15am

Don’t let your perceived failures define you!
You are loved, and you have purpose!

PiYo Schedule:
Monday/Wednesday nights @ 6:30pm
Tuesday/Thursday mornings @ 9:15am

“If you stretch correctly and regularly, you will find that every movement you make becomes easier.”

PiYo Class Schedule:
Mon/Wed nights @ 6:30pm
Tues/Thurs mornings @ 9:15am

Your first class is always FREE, so grab a mat and join us at the Mercer County Family YMCA!

Merry December!
Do something good for yourself this holiday season! Exercise helps burn off stress, and may even produce goofy grins 🤩🤣😁

PiYo class schedule:
- Monday/Wednesday nights @ 6:30pm
-Tuesday/Thursday mornings @ 9:15am

🍁🍂 Happy week of Thanksgiving 🍂🍁

We are incredibly thankful for all of you, and pray you have a blessed holiday week!

- Monday/Wednesday night @ 6:30pm
- Tuesday morning @ 9:15am
*** No Piyo Thursday morning, YMCA closed for Thanksgiving 🙂

Just some more great reasons to come to PiYo
Monday/Wednesday nights @ 6:30pm and Tuesday/Thursday mornings @ 9:15am. 😍

Flexibility is one of the five components of fitness, so stretching should be an integral part of every workout program. Here are ACE’s Top 10 Reasons for why you should always take the time to stretch:

1. Decreases muscle stiffness and increases range of motion. Stretching helps improve your range of motion, which may also slow the degeneration of your joints.

2. May reduce your risk of injury. A flexible muscle is less likely to become injured if you have to make a sudden move. By increasing the range of motion in a particular joint through stretching, you can decrease the resistance on your body’s muscles during various activities.

3. Helps relieve post-exercise aches and pains. After a hard workout, stretching your muscles helps keep them loose and lessens the shortening and tightening effect that can lead to post-workout aches and pains.

4. Improves posture. Stretching the muscles of the lower back, shoulders and chest helps keep your back in better alignment and improves your posture.

5. Helps reduce or manage stress. Well-stretched muscles hold less tension and, therefore, can help you feel less stressed.

6. Reduces muscular tension and enhances muscular relaxation. Chronically tense muscles tend to cut off their own circulation, resulting in a lack of oxygen and essential nutrients. Stretching allows your muscles to relax.

7. Improves mechanical efficiency and overall functional performance. Because a flexible joint requires less energy to move through a wider range of motion, a flexible body improves overall performance by creating more energy-efficient movements.

8. Prepares the body for the stress of exercise. Stretching prior to exercise allows your muscles to loosen up and become better able to withstand the impact of the activity you choose to do.

9. Promotes circulation. Stretching increases blood supply to your muscles and joints, which allows for greater nutrient transportation and improves the circulation of blood through your entire body.

10. Decreases the risk of low-back pain. Flexibility in the hamstrings, hip flexors and muscles attached to the pelvis relieves stress on the lumbar spine, which in turn reduces your risk of low-back pain.

Now that we (maybe) got an extra hour of sleep over the weekend... it’s time to get to PiYo class! 😁
Monday/Wednesday nights @ 6:30pm
Tuesday/Thursday mornings @ 9:15am

💕Happy Monday!💕
It’s a brand new week: don’t quit on you or what you are capable of.

PiYo Class Schedule
Monday/Wednesday nights @ 6:30pm
Tuesday/Thursday mornings @ 9:15am


Take a PiYo LIVE Class

Have you been wondering what a PiYo class is all about?
PiYo is a high-intensity, low impact workout that takes the very best Pilates and Yoga inspired moves and cranks up the speed with high energy music to give you cardio, strength and flexibility training all at once!
Your first class is always FREE, so grab a friend and come hit the mat at the YMCA this week!

Monday/Wednesday nights at 6:30pm
Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 9:15am


Click here to learn more: http://www.beachbodylive.com/piyo/find-class/?=tracking=BDL_PIYOLIVE_YTTAKE Ready to make a power move? Sweat, stretch, and strengt...

We would love to see you at Piyo this week!
- Mon/Wed nights @ 6:30pm
- Tues/Thurs mornings @ 9:15am

Happy Monday Piyo Peeps!

How are you aligning your life to meet your goals this week?
Hope to see you at PiYo!
Mon/Wed nights @ 6:30pm
Tues/Thurs mornings @ 9:15am

See you TONIGHT and Wednesday at 6:30pm!
Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:15am!

😎 Here is the Fitness Class Schedule 😎

The YMCA is closed today for Labor Day, so no PiYo tonight. After Labor Day, you can stop by the YMCA to get a punch-card good for 20 FREE fitness classes for members and non-members!! Good September 2 - 14, 2019. Go ahead and try out some new classes as well as your favorites! ;-)

[08/26/19]   The YMCA is closed
August 26 - September 2
for yearly maintenance.
However, there will still be PiYo Mon/Wed night this week at 6:30pm at the YMCA Children’s School.

[08/07/19]   No PiYo tonight, Wednesday August 7

PiYo Announcements!

Monday, August 5 there will be a guest instructor teaching a Pilates inspired workout at the YMCA Children's School at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, August 6 there will be NO morning PiYo.

Wednesday, August 7 PiYo at the YMCA Children's School at 6:30pm.

Thursday, August 8 PiYo at the YMCA gym at 9:15am.

Have a great week! 💜

[07/15/19]   PiYo tonight 6:30pm at the air conditioned YMCA children's school

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Balance and Stretch Workout
Lower Body and Stretch Workout




401 SW 2nd Ave
Aledo, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 18:30 - 19:30
Tuesday 09:15 - 10:15
Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30
Thursday 09:15 - 10:15
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Welcome to the Mercer County Family YMCA! With our focus on Youth Deveopment, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility we strive everyday to strengthen our community based on our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.