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.

“I started doing doing studiox once a week last session and this session I have joined 3x a week! Now I am training to run my first Spartan Race in July and very excited because I know I am going to be ready for it.”

– John

Introducing MyZone
We’re bringing brand new state-of-the-art technology to our YMCA and we are launching it in our fall sessions of Studio X! Watch this video to see what everyone has been whispering about.

MyZone is a tracking device with 99.4% accuracy as compared to an EKG. That means you can’t get any closer to seeing your actual calorie burn, heart rate, effort and more. We will provide the belts to wear during class and you will see your effort on a TV in real time!
Watch and learn.

How will it work for us?

  • Use of MyZone MZ1 Belts will be a complimentary benefit for Studio X participants during class
  • Belts will be passed out each class and you can monitor your effort on the screen
  • Yes it is optional. We will not make you wear one. (but it will multiply your success over time if you do)
  • Belts must be returned at the end of each class.
  • Belts will be MZ1 – Meaning they will only track in Studio X
  • Yes, belts will be clean and sanitized after each use
  • MZ3 personal belts can be purchased. Email Lauranel Banks for a coupon code to save $70 if you are interested in purchasing your own belt that can be used anywhere! In any class, outside, at home, on vacation… ANYWHERE!


  • We pride ourselves on offering diverse options
  • We to cater to all fitness levels
  • We believe everyone deserves to be successful
  • We use weight and resistance to challenge you or assist you when needed
  • We sprinkle in cardio and HIIT training
  • We play games and have friendly competitions
  • We are a team environment
  • We create accountability and forge friendships


FALL I (8 weeks):
September 3 – October 27
Registration Opens – Members: August 12
Non-Members: August 19

FALL II (8 weeks):
October 28 – December 22
Registration Opens – Members: September 30
Non-Members: October 7

REGISTER HERE: Register for as many classes as you like!

Monday and Thursday – 12pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – 5pm
Monday – 7pm
Saturday – 8am
Level One Classes – Tuesday -12pm & 5pm

STUDIOX is a fun and affordable way to get small group personal training.

“I just wanted to drop a note of thanks to you for adding the StudioX classes. Last week, I completed the Scranton half-marathon in a little over two hours and while I was on a cardio training blueprint, I would argue that it was the 12+ weeks of training at StudioX that gave me the strength to finish strong. Also,  StudioX allowed me the ability to get right back into the gym two days later. This is a testament to StudioX and what it can do for anyone. I was not sure I would be able to complete the course, but I would argue that StudioX was the perfect cross training that I needed to keep my body performing at high levels under racing conditions. 

Thank you to Lauranel Banks and Mary Price who were the trainers for the sessions I participated in and the YMCA for adding this group fitness option. Also, a special thanks to all the members who worked to push each other in our classes. It has made and continues to make a difference in my life. I know that if you give it a try, it will help you reach your goals, whatever they may be. “

In thanks, Vito Malacari

If you let the warmth of your bed win this morning, here’s what you missed in today’s FREE #STUDIOX trail at 9am. 6 spots left! FREE trials continue next week. Check the schedule and register here:

Posted by Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA on Saturday, January 6, 2018

“I had a body composition assessment at the beginning and end of my session. I lost 2% body fat in the 4 weeks!!! Only doing Studio X twice a week.  I ran a few times too, but still, I’m so excited about it. My body fat was not in the ‘desirable range’ when I started.”


Have Questions?

Contact: Lauranel Banks, Wellness Director


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