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 2018 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. 

Up next... Reindeer Ramble Fun Run! Click for all the details :)

DateEvent Theme
January 20thPolar Prowl
February 17thSweetheart Run
March 17thLucky Leprechaun
April 21stSpring Stampede
May 19thMemorial Run
June 16thStache Dash
July 21stSummer Sizzler
August 18thMelon Dash
September 15thSuper Hero Run
October 20thWicked Fast... or not
November 17thThankful Turkey
December 8thReindeer Ramble

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.

Solutions Crew

Our Success Stories

For the past five years, the Solutions Program has been a valuable asset to our community. The program is offered to students of Lombard, Churchill and Galesburg High School at absolutely no cost to them. The Solutions Program is a great resource to help students improve performance in four key areas: GPAs, office referrals, tardiness and absences. Using a three-tiered approach to mentorship, the Solutions staff meets students where they live, go to school and play. We frequently make home visits, maintain a strong presence at their school, and cheer them on at extracurricular activities and events. The Solutions Program is run by Senior Solutions Director Joey Range, Solutions Director Quincy Morrison, and Solutions Coordinator Mandy Peterson.