Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Improving the nation's health and well-being

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It's about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. At the Y, it's not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.


Special Events

International Bouncing Bulldogs Jump Rope Demonstration Team Workshop

The World Champion Jump Rope Team, The Bouncing Bulldogs, will be here May 19th!  The goal of the Bouncing Bulldogs program is to promote jumping rope for fun and fitness, and to help all children grow physically, emotionally and socially. Each year, the team teaches and performs worldwide in front of thousands of spectators, including sports fans, health and fitness professionals, corporate employees, students, educators and the general public. The team has won more than 200 national and international championship awards in both single and double dutch events and has 18 world champions. On Saturday, May 19th they will be hosting a workshop at the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA from 8AM - 11:15AM. Registration opens on May 1st. 


2018 Memorial Day/Law Day

Hosted by the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA and the 12th District Bar Association. Part of the Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series and timed by Pickle Events, this event just keeps getting better every year. A beautiful run/walk around Robins Island right here in Willmar. 


Download PDF Registration or Register Online 

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2017 Results


2017 Turkey Leg 5K

Turkey Leg 5K Run 3.1mile run through the streets of Willmar, MN. Start and Finish at the YMCA. Walkers Welcome. Contact Leslie or visit Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series for more infromation or to volunteer.


2016 Results

2017 Results

Group Interests

Y Run, Bike and Walk Clubs

The Y currently has Running, Walking and Biking Groups meeting for weekly group runs, walks and rides. These groups are for everyone new and experienced! The goal is to have fun moving together and share tips, techniques and experiences along the way. No registration fee, just come share in the fun of a Y group run, walk or ride! Contact Leslie for more information on group schedules.

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