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!”


We’re not asking you to lose weight during the holidays, that would be ridiculous. But, we are going to support you to keep you from packing on the holiday pounds. Join the challenge!

Cost: Only $15 per participant
Time Frame: Thanksgiving through New Years

  • OFFICIAL YMCA Blender Bottle
  • COMPLIMENTARY Body Composition & Body Fat Analysis
  • ONE EXCLUSIVE Group Training Session with Fit Coaches
  • CUSTOMIZED workout plan for the length of the campaign

How it works: Weigh-in at the YMCA with any wellness employee before
we close on Wednesday, November 22 and weigh-out
between January 2-6, 2018.

Register for the Zero Gain Campaign Here


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.


At the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA we offer a special program, Extreme Breakaway Interval Training. XBIT is a core strength and conditioning program designed be adaptable for all and constantly varied so you cannot "plateau." In XBIT you will be challenged across many fitness domains:

  • Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Stamina & Strength
  • Flexibility & Balance
  • Power & Speed
  • Coordination & Agility

XBIT is unique with its team environment, an atmosphere where everyone achieves more.
Learn more about XBIT.


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.