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Health and FitnessHealth, Well-Being & Fitness

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 have the facilities, equipment, programs, and staff to support you. Make new friends, increase your self-confidence, and improve your spiritual, mental and physical health.

Like all Y programs, health, well-being and fitness is open to all, with financial assistance available.

For current, Group Exercise and Gym schedules, visit our Schedules page.

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For more information about our Health and Wellness Programs, please contact Victoria Bartz, Health & Wellness Director, at 650-429-1319 or vbartz@ymcasv.org


Wellness Center

->Cardiovascular Equipment

We have a variety of cardiovascular machines including treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, arc trainers, steppers, and upright and recumbent stationary bicycles. Each cardio machine is equipped with an individual flat screen television, giving you the freedom to work out while enjoying your favorite TV show.

->Strength Training Equipment

Our collection of CYBEX strength training equipment is designed to help you condition your upper and lower body. They are exceptionally easy to use and can be adjusted to fit your needs.

->Free Weight Area

Our free weight area has a variety of benches and equipment including: Smith machine, power rack, chest press, incline chest press bench, decline bench, flat bench, cable crossover, lat pull down, leg press, gravitron, and dumbbells in various weights.

->Personal Fitness Program

The El Camino YMCA offers all facility members ongoing support including a one-on-one orientation to help individuals develop a Personal Fitness Program. 

With your Personal Fitness Program you will:

  • Feel confident with an exercise program that is right for YOU
  • Feel successful with equipment that is easy to use and an exercise routine that is easy to stick with
  • Stay motivated with guidance and encouragement from our friendly staff
  • Become committed to exercise through the routine of a structured program

Make your appointment today at our Member Service Desk. Available free of charge to facility members. 

 

->Youth Wellness Center Orientation

The Youth Orientation has been designed to introduce youth ages 8-12 to workout safely using cardiovascular and strength training equipment and free weights. Proper weight room demeanor and etiquette are also discussed.

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Health and Well-being Programs

We offer health and well-being programs designed to meet the diverse needs of our community, including personal training, fitness assessments, nutrition counseling, therapeutic massage,  and wellness programs for adult cancer survivors.

For more information about our Specialized Health and Wellness Programs, please contact Victoria Bartz, Health and Wellness Director, at 650-429-1319 or vbartz@ymcasv.org.

->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
650-725-5014
joycehanna@stanford.edu

->Personal Training

Personal Training is specifically tailored to your needs. A certified personal trainer will guide you through a customized program and help you get the results you need in the fastest and most effective way possible.  You are instructed in all components necessary to alter body composition, the use of proper bio-mechanics, anatomy, physiology, proper nutrition, and more. Download our latest Personal Training flyer. 

Small Group Personal Training provides the benefit of a Personal trainer with the energy and inspiration of a group. All groups are designed for progressive results and fitness levels. Taught in a semi-private environment, these classes build confidence and power - enhancing work capacity in formats designed to burn fat and calories, build upper and lower body strength, and improve endurance. Find out more in our Small Group Personal Training brochure.

->Therapeutic Massage

Release stress and muscular tension with a massage from one of our Certified Massage Therapists. Benefits associated with therapeutic massage include relaxation of muscles and nerves, resulting in a reduction of tension and incremental increase in energy. Wide variety of massages available: Swedish, light to deep tissue,maternity massage, sports massage and more.  Schedule your appointment today! For more information contact Healthy Living Specialist Leslie Juarez: leslie.juarez@ymcasv.org or call her at 650-429-1314.

->Pre/Post Natal Exercise Programs

It’s important for the health of mothers-to-be and new mothers to receive regular exercise. El Camino YMCA’s Pre/Post Natal Exercise program follows the American College of OB/GYN guidelines and our classes are carefully monitored and modified. A physician’s consent is required to register. For more information contact Harleen Sandhu: harleen.sandhu@ymcasv.org.

->Nutrition Counseling

Let us be your Nutrition Coach! Proper nutrition is vital to a healthy lifestyle and our registered dietitian can provide you with strategies for healthy eating. Set up an individual session for a diet analysis and customized meal plan, or join our Give Weight Away program, to help you reach your goals. Proper nutrition can help you increase your energy, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol and help with weight management and weight loss. Click here to read more in our Nutrition services brochure. Contact Kim Verity MA MS at Kimberly.verity@ymcasv.org

->Body Composition Analysis

This program is designed to help you establish and identify your body fat percentage vs. lean body mass. A YMCA Fitness Specialist will conduct a caliper test and evaluate four to seven different sites of the body. The idea is to establish a starting point to better track your progress throughout your fitness programs. The test is recommended for all members over the age of 18 who want to alter their body composition. We invite and encourage all members who have not had a body composition analysis to register for one at the Member Services Desk. This program is by appointment only.

 

 

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Triathlon ClubTriathlon Club

Interested in joining an awesome group for an amazing training experience? Swim, run and bike your way to fitness with El Camino YMCA’s Tri Club!

Whether you’re a triathlete, a newbie, or somewhere in between, this is your club. We offer daily coach-led workouts for all three sports, as well as an opportunity for athletes of all levels to meet training partners. Our 3-level program (for Sprint, Olympic and Half-Ironman distances) will lead you in the right direction for whatever your goal may be. So do something remarkable for yourself - join the El Camino YMCA Tri Club.

->For more information, view our Tri-Club brochure, or contact Jason Huggett, Senior Program Director, at 650-429-1323 or jason.huggett@ymcasv.org.

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