YMCA OF COLUMBIA-WILLAMETTE

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Every body is welcome

With our commitment to open doors for every body, our facilities offer several accessible features for those who need them:

  • Elevators | Offered at all locations
  • Hand Crank Lift for the Pool | Offered at the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA
  • Power Chair Lifts for Pools | Offered at the Clark County Family YMCA
  • Wheelchair Ramp | Offered at the Clark County Family YMCA
  • ADA Cardio Equipment | Offered at the Clark County Family YMCA
  • Various Exercise Classes | Offered at the Clark County Family YMCA: 
    • Adaptive fitness
    • Functional fitness

Beaverton Hoop YMCA

Powering Forward

Developed by the Brian Grant Foundation, the Powering Forward Boot Camp is based on national research around the benefit of exercise to alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms. For those who desire a high-level workout, this program was developed specifically for you.

The Powering Forward Boot Camp is taught in an interval/circuit training style, and focuses on full functional body movements using ropes, suspension training, kettle bells, balance training, weights and boxing. Classes will encourage brain stimulation, challenge balance and stability and teach proper technique and form—all in an encouraging group setting.

Fill out this questionnaire and balance confidence survey. Once completed, you will receive information via email with instructions about how to schedule an in-person evaluation. For more information, please contact Lynda Vinson at 503-608-3124.

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Tai Chi

This low-impact physical exercise is excellent for joint mobility, balance and focus. During class sessions you will learn Yang style Tai Chi, and work on perfecting the traditional 8 to 24 forms. Students who enroll in this class will practice individual forms and will also gain an understanding of the martial arts application of each form.

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Clark County Family YMCA

Lifestyle Balance

This class is designed to help those who are in search of motivation, support and accountability, learn about healthy lifestyle choices related to eating and exercise habits. Each week's class will have a different topic related to how and why we eat the way we do, and will look into ways at how to incorporate exercise into your weekly routine to help you maintain a healthy balance in your day. The Lifestyle Balance program meets once a week for five weeks.

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Yoga For a Healthy Back

This five week program is based on the two largest most definitive studies utilizing yoga therapy for treatment of chronic lower back pain. The class includes Low Back Anatomy 101, introduction to Yoga in Relation to Chronic Pain, breathing basics, the ABC's of Yoga Posture and Practice, and guided Homework designed to help prepare you for the next class session. Five Progressive 40 to 60 minute yoga practices with audio guidance for program continuation at home. These studies were funded by the national Institutes of Health (NIH).

Sherwood Regional Family YMCA

Movement Meditation

Unplug for a moment and calm your mind with an integrative movement practice. Learning to move with awareness supports your body holistically, and builds mobility, flexibility, strength, agility and stability.

Class sizes are limited. Cost for Facility Members: $50. Cost for Program Participants: $100. 

Sign up for this class online, or at the Welcome Center. For more information, please contact Caz Thomson

Moving For Better Balance

Take time to slow down and enjoy working on balance and stability with this important class. The Moving for Better Balance classes are set at a slow and calming pace, and help teach participants therapeutic sets of rhythmic and functional Tai Chi movements, designed to assist with strength and mobility.

Cost for Facility Members: $25. Cost for Program Participants: $36.

Sign up for this class online, or at the Welcome Center. For more information, please contact Caz Thomson.

Tai Chi

This low-impact physical exercise is excellent for joint mobility, balance and focus. We offer Tai Chi classes for both beginners and experts. 

Cost for Facility Members: $50. Cost for Program Participants: $100.

Advance Tai Chi:

  • Mondays from 2:15 PM–3:00 PM
  • September 10 - December 7 
  • Sign up online, or at the Welcome Center.

Beginner Tai Chi:

  • Fridays from 2:15 PM–3:00 PM
  • September 10 - December 7
  • Sign up online, or at the Welcome Center.

For more information, please contact Caz Thomson.

Walk With Ease

Make friends and learn how walking can benefit your health and manage chronic pain.

Classes meet ever Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 AM, from September 10 - October 19.

Cost for Facility Members: $25. Cost for Program Participants: $36.

Sign up online at or at the Welcome Center

Y Snaps

This program offers community members living with special needs the opportunity to exercise and socialize. We welcome anyone ages 14 and older for a variety of programs and activities.