Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

At the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, a supportive community is a big part of our member's wellness success. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier, forming friendships and inspiring each other. Members and program participants often cite the support and enthusiasm of fellow participants and staff as some of the key factors in their achievement of greater well-being.

One member sums up her favorite class this way: “This is a great program, I’ve learned so much about how move properly when working out. I was thankful that the instructor was kind and welcoming. I was apprehensive but she quickly put me at ease. Now I have so much fun that I’m come three times a week and I love the new me!


PHYSICAL & SOCIAL GROUP ACTIVITY

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA offer classes for all ages, all levels and all interests. From low-impact exercise and chair classes, stretching and strength training, to indoor cycling, water exercise and yoga, you’ll find a group class that’s fun, supportive and keeps you moving. Learn more about our classes.


PERSONAL WELLNESS COACHING

We all need the advice of an expert sometimes, as well as the personal attention that comes with a trainer or coach. At the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA we offer personal training and coaching to help you set and meet your specific goals in order to live healthier.

Think about building a home. Your body is your home and you want it standing proudly on a solid foundation. More often than not, the steps we take through life have create poor muscles memory and movement patterns through no fault of our own. Our personal trainers are to assess and assist. We will give you a solid foundation to build upon for your goals and help you look, feel and perform better. Learn more about personal training.


SMALL GROUP TRAINING

STUDIO X is our all new studio located on the second floor in front of the group exercise studio. This studio has been designed to host a multitude of programs which will launch throughout 2018.

Our signature program uses the SYNRGY 360 to create transformation and inspiring fitness experiences. Instructors will provide ever-changing workouts based on constantly varied functional movements. Diverse options allow the program to cater to all fitness levels. Weight and resistance can be used to challenge you or assist you when needed. Learn more about Studio X here.


WALKING & MOBILITY

Our Indoor Walking Club starts on Tuesday, April 24th at the Wyoming Valley Mall. The club will be led by a certified Walk with Ease instructor which is a program developed by the Arthritis Foundation to help people with pain and mobility challenges. If a person can be on their feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, they will be able to walk with the Walking Club.

  • 6 Week Session
  • Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30am
  • Meet at the food court

The Wyoming Valley Mall provides a well-maintained surface, a comfortable interior temperature and benches, allowing people to walk varying distances depending on their abilities, with a goal of walking for half an hour at the end of the program. The program will run for six weeks (twelve sessions).

Call 570-823-2191 for more information or register by phone.

Register online here


HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Living healthy is about spirit, mind and body at every age and stage. At the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA we offer classes and programs for those dealing with chronic disease, joint and injury rehabilitation, stress and pregnancy, in addition to health assessments and wellness coaching. Learn more about our chronic disease prevention programs.