Construction UPDATE!

July 25, 2014 by


Safety is so important during our construction process. In order to keep our members safe when walking from the Y’s main parking lot to the North doors, we will be closing to vehicles the small driveway that connects the North Loop driveway to the main parking lot.

  1. Members are asked to use the South (4th Street) driveway to access the main parking lot by motorized vehicle and walk to the North entrance as usual.
  2. The North Loop will remain open for handicap parking and childcare drop off and pickup.
  3. River Road parking is also available.


What’s next?

Gymnasium, Parking Lot & Steel

August will be a month of big changes and may be a challenging month for our members.  Please bear with us, we are working to be better than ever!

We are having the Gymnasium Floor completely refinished with new lines to accommodate pickle ball, volleyball and basketball.  The gym and track will be closed for 3 weeks during this renovation, August 7-28.

The Parking Lot will be completely redone.  We don’t have the dates or timeline yet, but we will keep you posted and hope that we are able to keep you as un-inconvenienced as possible!

Steel will be delivered in August for the new structure, will need to be crane set, and will probably take up a lot of space in our lot (just like the crane set up last week for the walls).


Please watch closely for signs informing you of safe routes into the building and stay out of the Hard Hat Zones.   Together, we will get through this!

Tall Timber Days 5K Saturday, August 2nd

July 17, 2014 by

Registration Open for YMCA Tall Timber Days 5K

Mark Saturday, August 2nd 2014 at 8:00am on your calendar and come to the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids to take part in the annual Tall Timber Days 5K Run.  This event is fun for the entire family.  Proceeds from the race will go towards the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.  LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a program for cancer survivors to regain their health in a small group format.  Special race bibs this year are optional to purchase for $5 to honor, support or in memory of that special person.

Registration forms are available at the Y and the Grand Rapids Visitor Center or can be downloaded from the Y website and clicking on the TTD 5K link.

Pre-registration can be done at the Y before 5pm Friday, August 1st.  Race day registration is from 7-7:45am at the Civic Center.

First 250 runners will receive a t-shirt.  Top 3 male and females will receive an award and there will be medals for the top 3 males and females in each age division.

For more information contact the Y at 327-1161 or email


Footwear – Construction

July 14, 2014 by

Due to construction there is a lot of sand/gravel that is being brought into the Studio and Fitness Center.  Please carry your workout shoes into the building and change before your workout.  That would be greatly appreciated!!


March 29, 2013 by

The Itasca County Family YMCA now has a group fitness Facebook page to keep participants informed about events and classes. If you are on Facebook “Like” the Itasca YMCA Group Fitness page to get status updates!

Welcome to Our Blog

April 28, 2009 by

Hello and welcome to the Itasca County Family YMCA Group Exercise blog.  Our goal is to keep you informed about what is happening and to give you a format for providing feedback.


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