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!


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.


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.


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.


American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking Cessation Workshop
This small group program features a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking and meets for 8 sessions. Each session provides the tools needed for smokers to gain control over their behavior. The program focuses of the individual's needs and offers a variety of evidence-based techniques that participants can combine with their own plan to help them quit smoking.

Begins October 1st 4:30pm-6:00pm:
Session 1-Oct 1
Session 2-Oct 8
Session 3-Oct 15
Session 4-Oct 22-Quit Day
Session 5-Oct 25
Session 6-Oct 29
Session 7-Nov 5
Session 8-Nov 12

Contact Patti Goodenow at 570-970-5052 to register


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.