We believe people of all ages should have access to healthy activities. The following classes provide opportunities for kids to enjoy their own class or participate with a parent or guardian. We are continually changing or adding to the youth class schedule to accommodate the needs of our families. If you have ideas or suggestions for youth/family classes, please contact us at the Y.




Cardio and Strength Training For Youth Age 10+

This program provides youth with more fitness options and allows them to utilize the cardio and weight rooms in the Fitness Center. Youth are invited to get their Youth Fitness Membership (Y.F.M.) which will allow them to use the Fitness Center any time during staffed hours when they present their Y.F.M. membership card. To obtain this membership, youth will attend an orientation class to learn how to use designated cardio machines (stationary bikes, treadmills, cross trainers, etc.) as well as appropriate Nautilus strength training machines for upper body, lower body and abdominal strengthening. They will also learn how to correctly perform exercises such as abdominal crunches, push-ups and more. For those interested, a program design will be available to help participants easily build various workouts which incorporate cardio, strength, core and stretching components. Youth will also be coached on appropriate gym etiquette. Fitness Center Staff will be available to assist our Y.F.M. participants.

Please make an orientation appointment by calling the Fitness Center: 701-775-2586

Y.F.M. members may use the Fitness Center any time during staffed hours with or without parent or guardian (youth must present Y.F.M. card):

Members age 15 and over may use the Fitness Center any time.

Contact a YMCA Member Service Representative to help you schedule any of the orientation sessions with our Fitness Center Staff Team at 701-775-2586 or click here .


Altru Family YMCA Sports Academies

Altru Family YMCA Football Academy

The Grand Forks YMCA offers the Football Academy, to help athletes improve their football fundamentals, technique, and skills. Coach Myers has experience coaching football at a variety of levels including youth, high school, professional, and was defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of North Dakota. In addition, he has experience in professional player personnel and specializes in motivation and mentorship.

Head Coach: Kyle Myers

Altru Family YMCA Volleyball Academy and Basketball Academy

The Altru Family YMCA is excited to offer individual and group Sports Specific Training sessions for Basketball and Volleyball lead by Stephanie McWilliams! Stephanie is a local athlete who attended Grand Forks Central High School. She was a four year varsity athlete in basketball, volleyball and softball, being the first female athlete to earn 12 varsity letters. After having the opportunity to play any of the three sports at the collegiate level, she made the decision to play division 2 basketball at the University of Minnesota Crookston. All ages and abilities are welcome to work with Stephanie.


This program is designed to inform, educate and motivate athletes to bring them to new levels in their sport (middle/ high school age 12+).
• a dynamic warm up with flexibility
• balance and core
• strength and power
• agility, speed and quickness
• conditioning
• a cool down and stretch
• June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
• July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
• August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
• 6:00-6:45 pm
COST • Per Month: June $60 / July $60 / Aug $50
• Punch Card: 10 punches – $125
• All Summer: $140 Summer 2023
Speed, Agility, and Strength Training with Sonia Kraft at Altru Sports Advantage. Multiple registration options. Space is limited. Sign up today!


Head Trainer: Sonia Kraft

Assistant Trainer: Adam Sorum