YMCAs have led health and fitness programs for people of all ages, incomes and abilities for more than a century. We also focus on overall wellness, empowering you to tailor your own plan toward healthier living by choosing how you will accomplish your wellness goals. The whole approach means you have many options and lots of support as you choose your path to a healthier new you!
At the YMCA we address wellness in spirit, mind, and body. Our members want to make healthy changes in their lives. They want more strength and energy to do the things that are important to them. They want to feel good! Our philosophy is to provide an environment which supports the healthy changes you want to make.
We have collaborated with local health organizations like the Stanford Health Improvement Program and Kaiser Permanente to provide programs and support for your active lifestyle.
The YMCA has three fitness centers, two stretching rooms and other facilities which suit the varying needs of our members.
The Main Cardiovascular Room offers a wide variety of equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, crosstrainers, Stairmasters, rowing machines, and upright and recumbent bikes.
Our Circuit Room provides a quieter less intimidating workout environment and offers additional cardiovascular equipment including; treadmills, ellipticals and a Concept II rowing machine. The Circuit Room also offers 26 Cybex Strength machines (equiped with FitLinxx) to ensure equipment availability when you need it. The Circuit Room is the home of our 1 hour Circuit Training class.
Strength & Conditioning Room
The Strength & Conditioning Room offers the use of bench presses, squat rack, Smith machine as well as dumbbells ranging from 10 to 70 lbs. This room also houses or set of Kettlebells and a Freemotion Dual Cable Cross Machine.
Handball and Racquetball
Handball and Racquetball are a great way to exercise and have fun! The Central YMCA offers four open courts for members to play handball and racquetball. Reservations are taken at the Member Services Desk, by phone or in person. For those interested in watching, we offer an observation deck to keep you involved.
FitLinxx is an interactive fitness network designed to record workout information and motive each user as they progress towards their fitness goals. The FitLinxx network can be used to record cardiovascular workouts, stretching and strength exercises done in and out of the facility. On the strength equipment the FitLinxx touch screen allows users to view personalized seat settings and proper lifting weight. The network then coaches users through proper range of motion and speed to ensure appropriate use of equipment and provide comfort in a safe and effective workout each and every visit. Once a user begins logging workouts they can access progress reports and will receive feedback and encouragement from the Health and Fitness Team. Progress can be logged and viewed at our FitLinxx Kiosks, or in the comfort of your own home by registering with FitLinxx.com.
Enhance your overall lifestyle by visiting www.fitlinxx.com where you can find articles on health, wellness, and nutrition, and view member success stories.
Group Exercise is about making friends in your health community. Get a fun, energetic workout while you move to the beat in the camaraderie of others.
Classes are held in the indoor pool, cycling studio, small gym or upstairs multipurpose room. We strive to accommodate all fitness levels. If you are new to a class, please let your instructor know. Modifications may be recommended. You are encouraged to work at your own pace. Have fun!
For more information, please call our Group Exercise Director at 408-351-6328.
1 2 3 Grow
For children ages 6-36 months. This is a movement education class that includes free play, circle time, and parachute time. Parent participation is required.
Body Flow is a combination of Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi. During this class you will do traditional Yoga poses along with core stretching exercises from Pilates. You will also do slow fluid movements from the art of Tai Chi. The music is relaxing but the work out is invigorating for body, mind and spirit.
These 45 or 60-minute workouts use barbells with adjustable weights. It's a weight workout set to music! Appealing to both men and women, it is an ideal workout for beginners and experienced exercisers.
This class will focus on overall body conditioning and toning. The class design will incorporate a short cardiovascular section and then focus on toning and sculpting. Various equipment such as the stability ball, body bars and dumbbells will be used as the instructor guides you through a moderate intensity work-out.
Join us for a class that will include cardio, agility training, sprints and a full body work out. Increase your endurance, stamina and burn lots of calories while having fun.
Cardio Belly Dance
A great cardio work out that uses the fundamental moves of belly dancing to upbeat and motivating music. This class is for people who like to dance and have lots of energy to burn!
This class will provide overall physical conditioning and toning. Cardio kickboxing does not involve physical contact nor is any equipment needed or used. This class will focus on basic kickboxing moves such as punches, jabs and hooks along with footwork that is designed to give you an intense cardiovascular work-out.
Is for those individuals who are used to a group exercise setting. The class uses traditional yoga moves incorporated with stretching, balance, and strength work.
A great 45 or 60 minute cardiovascular boost! This class is great for all levels. Go at your own pace and make it as challenging as you like. Class is set to a wide variety of motivating music. Just have fun!
Step & Sculpt
A beginning to moderate intensity, low-impact workout. It’s a great way to get started if you're new to step aerobics. Choreography is appropriate for beginners, so you are sure to catch on.
Takes you through a series of strengthening exercises that stretch the core muscle groups using slow and controlled movements. This gentle, yet challenging workout is ideal for your overall health and well being.
Pilates on the Ball
This challenging ball class will take you through a series of various exercises to build on coordination, strength and balance. Fundamentals of Pilates with props and Yoga will also be incorporated into this intense class.
Pilates with Props
Is designed to build on the fundamental Mat Pilates by utilizing props such as rings, rollers, stability ball and weights for overall strength and conditioning.
Stretch & Flex
This early morning pick-me-up works your muscles through various toning exercises using hand weights and a variety of stretches.
This class is designed for a variety of different fitness levels and encourages individuals to work at their own level of comfort. Stretching, toning and relaxation are the focus of this class.
A 30 minute class designed to release your body and mind from the days stress. A short flow session that is designed to work on flexibility and stress relief.
Dance to the rhythm of the beat. Salsa aerobic, fun, motivating and a great way to get your cardiovascular workout. This class is appropriate for those 7 years and older with parent present.
Aqua Aerobics for Beginner/Intermediate level
This class is designed to strengthen, tone and provide a cardiovascular workout for individuals who do not want a high-paced cardiovascular section. The cardiovascular section of this class focuses on lighter impact activities such as walking and stretching.
Aqua Aerobics Intermediate/Advanced Level
A high-energy aerobics class that utilizes a variety of routines in the water. These routines increase cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and flexibility. The cardiovascular portion of this class is 25 to 30 minutes long and utilizes jumping and higher paced activities recommended for the intermediate/advanced exerciser.
Deep Water Exercise
A highly energetic workout including deep water exercises for the intermediate to advanced exerciser. Class includes a high-paced cardiovascular workout and a strengthening and toning section.
Work one-on-one with a Personal Trainer.
Certified Personal Training
Personal training can provide you with a personalized, goal oriented fitness program. The one-on-one sessions, with one of our nationally Certified Personal Trainers, will cater to your specific fitness needs and give you the extra motivation and accountability your need to achieve your fitness goals. An additional fee is required. Learn more by visiting our Member Service Desk or by speaking to one of our Health and Wellness staff members.
Circuit Training Classes
Join our high-intensity full body workout in just one hour! This class is supervised by trainers in a friendly atmosphere with great motivational music. It is open to beginners, intermediates, and advanced exercisers. This class is free for facility members. Maximum class size is 15, and it is first-come, first-serve. Please refer to our Group Exercise Schedule for class times.
Functional Training Class
Our Functional Training Class utilizes total body exercises to improve all the activities that you perform on a daily basis. Whether it's carrying your groceries, reaching for the highest kitchen shelf, or running around chasing your kids, this class prepares you to live a healthier, more active life.
Living Strong, Living Well™
Living Strong Living Well™ is a 12-week, small-group strength and fitness program for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from treatment or disease. In our small group setting, you’ll regain energy, strength and stamina while building muscle mass, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving your quality of life.
The program meets twice a week for 75 minutes each session and is offered to you at no cost, thanks to support from generous donors, the Stanford Health Improvement Program, and the Y. You do not need to be a Y member to participate..
Click here to view our Living Strong, Living Well Brochure.
To register, contact:
Joyce Hanna, MA, MS
Stanford Health Improvement Program