Health and Fitness

The YMCA is dedicated to helping everyone in our community become their best selves. As part of that mission, we have a strong belief in mindfulness about health and fitness. Members can take advantage of a vast array of health and fitness programs that make us stronger and make our lives more enjoyable.

Health and Fitness


We offer a wide variety of health and fitness programs. Some are included with your YMCA membership at no additional cost, others may have additional fees. 

If you know what health and fitness program you're looking for, you can select from the list below and go directly to your program.

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Group Fitness

Whatever your goal — weight loss, toning, stress relief, endurance — there is a group fitness class at the Y to suit your needs. From cycling and BODYPUMP to low-impact classes, you will find a group exercise experience that keeps you motivated, leaves you energized and gives you results.

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Smart Start Program

We offer you the opportunity to work with a Healthy Living coach to help you meet your goals. Whether you're just getting started or want a custom workout plan, we'll help you make the most of your Y membership!

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Personal Training

We know that sometimes it can be hard to take the first steps to becoming healthier. That's why we're here for you, every day, to give you extra motivation and guidance. Our personal trainers can help you with weight loss, body toning, sport-specific training, injury prevention and post rehabilitation. They'll help you develop and reach your goals for a healthier you!

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Healthy Living Challenges

The Y's Healthy Living Challenges strive to help you lose weight in a healthy way. With the help of trained facilitators and a focus on nutrition and activity, you can find success in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

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LIVESTRONG® at the Y is a free program tailored to meet the specific needs of adult cancer survivors who would like to improve or reclaim their health and well-being before, during and after treatment.

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Weight Loss Program

The Y's Weight Loss Program strives to help you lose weight in a healthy way. With the help of trained facilitators and a focus on nutrition and activity, you can find success in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

The Y's Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is designed for adults with hypertension to help boost their heart health by establishing consistent blood pressure monitoring routines, teaching improved eating habits, and promoting healthier lifestyle choices.

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Group Interests

We always want to bring people together, no matter their backgrounds. That's why we put an emphasis on group interests through our community health and fitness programs. Whether you're a speedy runner or a senior staying active in the pool, we have options to suit you.

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Adult Sports

While many of us experience a variety of sports in our youth, athletics help build up our bodies and minds at every age. From pickleball and racquetball to soccer, see all the adult sports programs and leagues you can jump into at the Y!

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Fitness Assessment

FitnessAge is a breakthrough fitness assessment program that inspires and motivates real change. Our assessment covers cardio, strength, flexibility and body fat. These results help you to understand where you are doing well and where you can improve. Come to your local Y for an assessment today!

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Fit3D Body Scans

Track your fitness goals with our Fit3D Body Scanners! There are over 20 measurements to help you track your fitness progress.

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Massage Therapy

Let our massage therapists provide you with a relaxing massage to relieve stress, prevent injury and promote healing.

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Nutritional Consultation

Tired of wondering if your meal is healthy? At the Y, we want everyone to have the opportunity to make smart decisions when eating. Our coaches will teach you with simple ways to make healthy choices and help in tackling specific issues.

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Youth Fitness Fundamentals

The Y's Youth Fitness Fundamentals program is designed to support teens in living a healthy, active life. The program introduces concepts focused on nutrition and exercise though online and hands-on training.

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Personalized Fitness Program

Work one-on-one with a trainer to discuss your fitness goals, develop a personalized plan designed to fit your schedule, goals, and comfort level, and learn proper form and technique for your workouts.

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Self-Defense and Self-Protection

This class is designed to teach basic moves to help defend yourself and escape from a dangerous situation.

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Matter of Balance

Matter of Balance is an award-winning evidence-based fall prevention program that emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

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Components of Fitness

Whatever your fitness comfort level, it's always a good time to learn (or relearn) the basics of how to work your body to meet your needs and goals. These elemental components of fitness are key to improving your health.

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Virtual Y

Wherever you go, the Y is here for you! Follow your favorite instructors' classes live or replay them on-demand to best fit your schedule.

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