Health & Wellness

The YMCA’s health and fitness programs are developmentally appropriate and help people at any stage of life build positive health habits. Participation in YMCA programs offers youth and adults opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, increased self-confidence and improved mental abilities.

View the Group Fitness & Activities Schedule here!

A Run for Everyone

Fun Run/ Walk Series at our Downtown Galesburg YMCA!

Download the 2019 Fun Run/ Walk Series Flyer

Join us each month for a different themed fun run/ walk around the Downtown Galesburg area. You may choose from a one, two or three mile course that will start and end at our Downtown Galesburg YMCA. Routes maps can be downloaded below. All runs begin at 8:00am. Event is FREE and open to the public. Our friends at 6140run! will be there too!!

Dates (2019)Event Theme
January 19thPolar Prowl
February 16thSweetheart Run
March 16thShamrock Shuffle
April 20thBunny Hop
May 18thMemorial Run
June 15thStache Dash
July 20thPatriotic Run
August 17thSummer Sizzler
September 21stSuper Hero Run
October 19thPumpkin Dash
November 16thThankful Turkey
December 21stJingle Jog

Downtown Route Maps

1 Mile Route2 Mile Route3 Mile Route 

Please contact Kelly Corbin, Associate Executive Director with any questions regarding our Downtown Fun Runs!

Youth Wellness Coaching

The Knox County YMCA Youth members, ages 10-13, will be allowed to utilize the Wellness Center upon successful completion of our Youth Wellness Coaching program. Ages 10-11 will be allowed to utilize the Wellness Center, but will require parental supervision. All participants will be required to complete three one-on-one Wellness Coaching Appointments with one of our highly trained Wellness Coaching staff. 

Wellness Coaching Appointments consist of the following: Youth Wellness Orientation and individual training on all equipment in the Wellness Center. Appointments can be made at our Member Service Desk. Once all requirements have been met, youth members will then be allowed to utilize the Wellness Center, according to the above guidelines. 

Downtown Wellness Center Guidelines

Knox County YMCA youth members (ages 14-17 years), may utilize the Downtown Galesburg YMCA during non-staffed hours upon agreement of the following guidelines. Click here to view the guidelines.  

Youth members must schedule an appointment with Melissa (below) to review the guidelines and be approved. 


Please contact Melissa Bryant, Senior Member Service Coordinator with any questions regarding Youth Wellness Coaching.

Ymca Stories Child Art Tour

Our Success Stories

The preschool classroom at the Early Learning Center is participating once again in the Adopt-A-Cow Program, in which they remotely adopt and follow the growth of a single cow. This year’s cow is named Sara and she lives on the Knebel Dairy Farm in Wisconsin. The Adopt-A-Cow Program is an opportunity for the children to learn more about animals, to follow the growth stages of their selected animal, and to grow along with her. Our children entered a video contest to win a trip to a farm, and are currently waiting to hear back about it. Through adopting Sara the cow, they can learn about ear tags, milk production, growth stages, and much more! They are also able to monitor the cow’s growth, receive updates, and learn about farms, animals and nutrition.