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!


SMALL GROUP TRAINING The Wilkes Barre Family YMCA has all your cross training needs! STUDIO X is located on the second floor of our facility in front of the group exercise studio. Our signature small group training program led by certified instructors provides cross training exercises based on constantly varied functional movements. Learn more about Studio X 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.


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. Register Here


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.


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.

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