Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd has welcomed the YMCA into its building to expand programs to serve the community. The Y offers youth after school programs and community fitness classes.


The Y offers Teen REACH (Responsibility, Education, Achievement, Caring, and Hope) at this location for youth and teens in grades 1 through 12. Teen REACH is a comprehensive youth development initiative that provides after school program services. It is funded in part by the state of Illinois and in partnership with Rockford Public Schools through the ARP Esser funds.  

Elementary Hours on school days (1st-5th grade): 2pm-6pm
Middle School & High School Hours on school days (6th-12th grade): 4pm-8pm
Hours on non-school days and summer: Monday - Friday 10am-6pm

Click below to learn more and register. Register

Youth ages 12 and over have access to the fitness center during program hours. The fitness center has cardio equipment including an upright bike, seated bike, 3 ellipticals, and a treadmill. Additionally, there is strength equipment including a bench press, a squat rack, and a rack of dumbbells. Trained staff are on-site monitoring and assisting youth.

We are launching FREE community group fitness classes at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

November 9 - December 15
Classes taught by YMCA instructors
No YMCA membership required
Must register in advance
Must be at least 18 years old to participate
No childcare is available at this time

Urban Line Dance
Wednesdays at 10:15am
Learn the steps to all your favorite urban line dance songs like The Cupid Shuffle, The Wobble, & Cha-Cha Slide, This class is suitable for all levels.  

Beginner Yoga
Thursdays at 10:00am
In this yoga class, postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body.  Register

The YMCA of Rock River Valley


Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1829 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL

Hours of Operation

  • M-F School Days 2:00pm - 8:00pm
  • M-F Non-School Days and Summer 10am - 6pm