YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development


The La Porte County Family YMCA is a leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are a powerful association of men, woman and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of our community. 

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Our Y ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To do our important work, our Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders. 

Our Y believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our community. Every day our impact is felt when a mentor inspires a child, when an individual makes a healthy choice and when the community comes together for the common good. 

Our Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. Be a part of a cause committed to moving people and communities forward. 

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YogaThe Y is the leading voice on health and well-being in our community. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, our community receives the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.


What is the Chisel Program?
Chisel is a healthy living program designed to help you take full advantage of what the YMCA has to offer. This twelve week program will provide each individual guidance on a balanced, healthy lifestyle. You will learn how to strengthen muscles, burn fat, improve nutrition and properly stretch. The La Porte Y has been here since 1909 to help you achieve a healthy spirit, mind and body.

What Chisel Includes:

  • Confidential evaluation (optional body fat %, measurements, weight and Fitness testing)
  • Three different program designs to fit your personal needs
  • Informational handouts on strength training, stretching, nutrition and cardio
  • Weekly monitoring to keep you on track and motivated
  • Access to pre-formatted USB Drives to aid cardio workouts on cardiovascular machines
  • Free water bottle, USB and t-shirt upon completion of the program
  • The information you need to supplement your membership and help you lead a healthier lifestyle after program completion
  • The opportunity to attend a scheduled presentation provided by a Registered Dietician

Why should I use Chisel?

Chisel has many of the benefits of a personal trainer without the extensive cost.  Although the workouts are not one on one, they are designed by our ACE certified Healthy Living Director, Elizabeth Downs.  Our trained staff is also available to support you with helpful advice and friendly words of encouragement.  This 12 week program is designed to teach you skills that will last a lifetime. At the Y, we are so much more than a gym...


Tabata Boot Camp now as a paid class. $30 for 10 classes
Developed by: Elizabeth Downs, ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Small Group Tabata Training is for advanced fitness enthusiasts.  Led by Ace Certified Trainer, Elizabeth Bowen, this 6 week training program will help improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance while torching calories.  The 40 minute sessions will take place in the Y community room using our brand new Synergy Tower equipment.

Personal Training

Whether your age 13 or 75, an experienced or beginning exerciser, our certified personal trainers and 3 unique training opportunities will help you reach your health and fitness goals this year. 

Individual Personal training is available for $30 per hour sessions. Packages of five sessions for $125 or 10 sessions for $250 are also available. Your certified trainer will develop a personalized program that is perfect for you and will support you with coaching and motivation to help you live, look and feel better.

Partner Personal Training is also available for a package of 5 sessions for $100. This is a great opportunity to accomplish your health and wellness goals with a friend!

Introducing Small Group Personal Training. This unique training opportunity focuses on getting you results through power in numbers. You will strengthen your body through exercises that focus on core stability, correct movement, strength and cardiovascular performance. All fitness levels are welcome. You will receive qualified instruction and pre/post assessment by Elizabeth Downs, Healthy Living Director. 

Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. / Friday at 9:00 a.m. 

Members $150 Non-members $250 ----- 10 sessions 

Contact Elizabeth Downs for session information - 219-325-9622 ext. 104 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wellness Classes

(Free to Y members, unless noted otherwise. Offerings and schedules subject to change.)

Arthritis (60 minutes) The buoyancy and resistive property of water can help decrease pain, stiffness & help improve joint flexibility for those suffering. All participants must have a signed medical release from their doctor to participate. 

Aqua Burn (60 minutes) Warning: This class will make you sweat! This program is a deep-water exercise combined with the weight and noodle exercises.

Aqua Boot Camp (60 minutes) This is an advanced workout combining weights and noodles to incorporate water resistance cardio exercises.

EXTREME CUT (60 minutes) (Advanced) — An advance version of the classic Powercut class. Come ready to get STRONG! We focus on gaining strength through classic free weight principles.

BODY SCULPTING (60 minutes) (Intermediate) — Sculpt and tone your body using bands, balls, steps and weights.

Boot Camp (60 minutes) This is an intense workout, so be ready to be pushed to new limits! Instructors use a variety of fast-paced conditioning exercises to help you reach your fitness goals.

Circuit (60 minutes) This high intensity strength training class will take your fitness to a new level. Tone your entire body as we help you target small and large muscle groups with fast resistance training movements. 

30/30 (60 minutes) — A wonderful workout for those that like to mix it up! This combination 30 minute Spin/30 minute cardio strength training class will make you feel great and see results.  

PILATES (60 minutes) (Beginner) — A low impact, total body workout that tones, improves balance and muscle control. Each exercise is designed to open joints and improve breathing. Workout accommodates all levels of fitness. Don’t miss this incredible class!

POWER AEROBICS (60 minutes) (Beginner/Intermediate) — Format includes power walking, low impact aerobics, step and floor work. Each day it changes to keep your body guessing to deliver the maximum workout.

POWERCUT (60 minutes) (Intermediate) — This is an innovative way to train using barbells to the latest music. This powerful workout provides total body conditioning.

Rip N Ride (60 minutes) Combine cycling and weight training in this 60 minute class. Build muscle strength then burn off those calories with a 30 minute cycle ride!

SILVER SNEAKERS/SPLASH (60 minutes) — Based upon the idea of "fitness, fun and friends" this class incorporates healthy, social programming with an exercise routine that enhances independent living skills. This low-impact fitness class is held in both the pool and aerobics room.

SPIN (60 minutes) (Intermediate) — Come try the hottest group exercise format in the country!  Indoor group cycling is an exercise class on specifically-designed fixed-gear bicycles. These classes provide fun, camaraderie, sweat and lots of motivation! Our Spinning® certified instructors will guide you through an exciting and challenging workout. Because participants control their own intensity level, group cycling is great for people of any fitness level. Get ready to pedal your way into shape!

YOGA (60 minutes)— Complete your fitness with mind/body work. Hatha Yoga is taught in a non-intimidating way.This class calms, strengthens, improves balance and increases flexibility.

ZUMBA (60 minutes) (Beginner/Intermediate) — This high-energy class is a fusion of Latin and international music that combines unique dance moves to create a dynamic and exciting workout. It is a mixture of body-sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps that  maximizes fat burning and total body toning. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind.

ZUMBA @ Michigan City Convention & Visitors Bureau (4073 Franklin St., Michigan City 46360) (60 minutes) (Beginner/Intermediate) — This high-energy class is a fusion of Latin and international music that combines unique dance moves to create a dynamic and exciting workout. It is a mixture of body-sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps that  maximizes fat burning and total body toning. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind. Mon. & Wed. 5-6 PM open to Y Members & Non-members ($3)

Massage Therapy

The La Porte Y branch is pleased to offer massage therapy services to promote health and wellness for all.  To make an appointment, please contact Karri Morgan, licensed massage therapist, PDMT by calling 219.671.6830.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy
A deep tissue massage that helps to relieve chronic pain without using the pressure of most deep tissue massages.

1/2 hr $40 member $45 non-member

1 hr $65 member $75 non-member

1 1/2 hr $85 member $ 95 non-member

Swedish Massage
A manipulation of soft tissues and superficial muscles using various techniques to aid in the healing process and well-being.

1 hr $50 member $60 non-member

A technique applying pressure to the feet with specific thumb, finger and hand movements.

1/2 hr $30 member $35 non-member

Ear Candling
A technique used to help relieve ringing in the ears, sinus pain/pressure, swimmer’s ear and itchy ears.

1/2 hr $30 member $35 non-member

La Porte Branch
901 Michigan Ave.
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622
Fax: (219)325-3600

       Michigan City Elston Branch
     1202 Spring St. Door K
     Michigan City, IN 46360
     Phone: (219)221-4055

     Long Beach Branch
     2501 Oriole Trail
     Long Beach, IN 46360
     Phone: (219) 879-1395
     Fax: (219)879-1358
      Childcare & Learning Center
     2510 Monroe Street
     La Porte , IN 46350
     Phone: (219) 326-764
     Fax: (219)324-7004
      Andrew Ave. Outdoor Center
        Education & Recreation Facility 
      1400 Andrew Avenue
      Phone: (219)325-9600 (Main)