Programs at the Carlson MetroCenter
Active Older Adults
At the Carlson MetroCenter Branch, seniors stay active, get involved, and gain a sense of belonging. Whether it’s joining a social club, taking a class, engaging in a fitness training program or participating in special events like senior camping, the Carlson MetroCenter Y provides seniors with opportunities to meet people and try new things. Designed for individuals 55 years and older, SilverSneakers and Water Fitness classes are offered, as well as variety of activities and outings. For more information, please contact Peggy McNamara
Personal Fitness Training for Older Adults with Peggy McNamara, Certified Personal Trainer
Aquatics programs at the Carlson MetroCenter Branch include parent-child, preschool and Active Older Adult classes along with swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. The Carlson MetroCenter Y also offers lifeguard, swim instructor, First Aid and CPR training. For more information, please contact Vanessa Martell at 263-2667.
Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Carlson MetroCenter YMCA! Sit back and relax as your child enjoys a memorable birthday celebration led by our trained party staff. Held on Saturday & Sunday afternoons, parties are designed for the birthday party child and 10 guests and include time in the kids’ gym, ¼ sheet cake, pizza and ice cream. For more information or to book a party, please contact Amy Ryan at 341-3056 or email us here.
Licensed Child Care
The Carlson MetroCenter Child Care Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our center offers a variety of full-time programs, which serve children ages 6 weeks to 4 years. Each program offers enriching activities in a fun environment with caring and professional staff. Programs include: Infant Care, Toddlers, Preschool, Universal Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten Readiness, and Before and After School Programs (BASP). For more information on Child Care options at the Carlson MetroCenter YMCA, please click here.
Health, Well-Being & Fitness Training Programs
Whether you are new to health and fitness or have been active your entire life, the Y can help you move toward a healthier, happier and more balanced life. In our athletic club, you can examine nutrition, weight management, personal fitness, stress reduction, the role of community support and more. Our certified coaches, instructors and personal trainers can help you identify what's most important to you and how to achieve success.
Health, Well-Being and Fitness programs at the Carlson YMCA are geared toward all ages and all levels of activity including Youth, Teens, Adults, Seniors (senior-specific Personal Training available) and Families. Programs include Wellness Programs, Group Exercise and Nutrition Counseling. We also have specialized staff members and programs available to help you achieve your fitness goals, such as Personal Trainers and our Power and Performance program. Whatever your fitness goals are, the Carlson Y is here to support you every step of the way! For more information, please contact Brian Hahn
Group Exercise Class Orientations: come to a 30 minute overview of the Group Exercise Classes offered at the Carlson MetroCenter YMCA. In this one-on-one session you'll learn what each class has to offer and what classes may work best to help you meet your personal fitness goals, abilities and interests. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions and find out what classes may go with each other and with other workout routines. This FREE orientation is informative for beginner, intermediate and advanced exercisers.
To schedule an appointment, contact Peggy McNamara at 341-4083or via email
One-on-one personal training programs are administered by a certified staff of fitness professionals who share the YMCA's philosophy of total body fitness. We will design a program and motivate you to reach your personal fitness goals. All programs include a complete fitness profile that measures your cardiovascular fitness level, muscular strength, percent body fat and flexibility. Registration required. For more information please contact Brian Hahn at 263-4202 or via email
Monday through Thursday 4:00-7:00pm. Boys and girls ages 6-13 can join us for organized and supervised drills, skills, and scrimmages. For more information see coaches in the gym.
Power and Performance
Ready for the next level? This high intensity program offers compound athletic type cardio movements combined with power, strength, agility and core drills to improve overall fitness. This program will assist the already experienced exerciser to improve their current fitness level.
Fees: YMCA Member Benefit
Day/Time: Saturday 10:30-11:30am
Men's & Women’s Racquetball
Adult Pick-Up Basketball
Introduction to Golf & Development Golf -Learn More
operates out of the Carlson MetroCenter YMCA with the daily site at Ellison Park offering fields, trails and a playground. We serve children in starting in kindergarten through grade 6. Exciting weekly field trips make the summer experience memorable for campers. The Carlson MetroCenter Y also offers summer leadership programs for pre-teens and teens ages 9 through 15. Please click here
to learn more!
Youth and Family Center
This recreation lounge area is designed with several activity areas with a variety of program offerings. Members are encouraged to come as individuals and as families to engage in fun to strengthen relationships or make new friends. Facility Highlights include:
- Computer Lab
- Air Hockey
- Table Games
- Video Game
- Pool Tables
- Homework Space
- Rooftop Patio