Here is where you will find the monthly wellness journals. The wellness journals were previously known as "Johnny Journals." You may have seen them in the bathrooms at our facilities. Within each wellness journal are tips to keeping a healthier lifestyle, recipes and other updates in the Grande wellness world. Let us know if you have any questions or comments.


YMCA Dodge County –

24 HOUR CHALLENGE For the entire month of February, make exercise a habit by taking part in the 24 hour challenge! Workout a total of 24 hours in the month of February and receive an exclusive Y 24 hour challenge T-Shirt! Complete 24 of physical activity during the month of February by recording your time spent exercising aerobically or strength training on the provided log sheets that will be in a binder on the Wellness Desk. If you complete the 24 Hour Challenge by the end of the month, receive your well deserved Y-shirt! Register at the Welcome Center. Y Members Only Member: FREE! | Team of Two $6.00 CODE: FT24


WHEN: Mondays 5:30-6:15 pm and Tuesdays 11:15 am-12:00 pm DATES: The 3rd week of each month LOCATION: FOND DU LAC FAMILY YMCA HEALTHY LIVING CENTER 90 W. Second Street, Fond du Lac, WI MJ Neumann, Healthy Living Director, 920.921.3330 x336

  • January 15 & 16 Strategies for Weight Loss
  • February 19 & 20 Heart Healthy Eating
  • March 19 & 20 Nutrition Needs as We Age
  • April 16 & 17 The Calorie Cost of Alcohol
  • May 21 & 22 Sports Nutrition for Athletes
  • June 18 & 19 Nutrition to Reduce Cancer Risk
  • July 16 & 17 Cooking for One or Two
  • August 20 & 21 Diet for a Healthy Breastfeeding Mom
  • September 17 & 18 My Healthy Plate
  • October 15 & 16 Nutrition to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
  • November 19 & 20 Diabetes Explained & How to Prevent
  • December 17 & 18 Make Your Resolution Last Longer


Date: January 16, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST

When: January 16, 2018, 4-7 p.m.  (snow date – January 25)
Where: Rusch Elementary School, 117 West Franklin St. 
Why:  Several local businesses and organizations will be available to share information with community members that may help them improve/maintain their health and wellness.
“Wellness”, as defined by the National Wellness Institute, is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.  This includes:

The benefits of regular physical activity, healthy eating habits, strength and vitality as well as personal responsibility, self-care, and when to seek medical attention. Creative and stimulating mental activities and sharing your gifts with others. Self-esteem, self-control, and determination as a sense of direction.

How a person contributes to their environment and community.


Make Some Tracks in the Moonlight Snowshoe Hike 2018

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 6:00PM-7:30 PM

Where: New Glarus Woods State Park, W5446 County Highway NN, 53574

What: Snowshoe, hike or ski the luminary lit Basswood Trail with the Friends of the New Glarus Woods State Park.

More details to follow as we get closer to the event date, so please check back! visit


Running Events:

January 28th – The Big Chill 5k & 10K – Hartford, WI


February 4th – Sturgeon Spectacular 5K Fun Run & Dog Jog – Fond du Lac, WI


February 3rd – Frosty 5K Run & Walk – Madison, WI