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!
MEDITATION AT THE Y
By now, everyone knows that meditation is good for you.
• Reduced stress and anxiety
• Improved emotional health
• Decreased blood pressure
• Better sleep
• Improved memory
• Enhanced self awareness
But sitting still for meditation is difficult for most of us. In this series, gentle movement and breathing exercises will be introduced that will clear the obstacles to practicing meditation. At the end of the series, not only will seated meditation become possible, but a whole repertoire of healing and relaxation practices will be learned.
WINTER SESSION II
SUNDAYS AT 11am
February 18 - March 31
Family Members: $30
ZERO GAIN CAMPAIGN
Weight management during the holiday season can be a challenge. Now is not the time to take it off, but it is the time to keep it off!
Your Challenge: Weigh the same from Thanksgiving - New Year’s
Your Cost: Only $15 per participant
Your Requirement: Weigh in between November 17 -21 and weigh out between January 2 - 6 with any Wellness Staff Member. Free Body Fat Analysis included!
Your Benefit: Just for registering receive a *60 day FREE TRIAL Membership Gift Certificate *Valid for new members only. Great Christmas present!
Your Prize: All participants who successfully complete the campaign will receive an exclusive YMCA sweatshirt and will be entered for a chance to win our grand prize - an
Charge HR 3 FitBit!
Must be a member of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA to participate. Register Here
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.
TEENS IN TRAINING
Teens in Training (TNT) is a program dedicated to teaching youth how to safely and properly use the equipment in the Wellness Center. Once the program is successfully completed, youth will have access to cardio and cybex/weight selectorized equipment with a few limitations. (No free weight usage until 16) Learn more about Teens In 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.
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.