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Health, Well-Being & FitnessHealth & 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 downloads page.

Group Exercise
Personal Wellness Services

Aquatics Programs
Active Older Adults
Youth Sports


Personal Wellness Services

->Wellness Center

Meet your personal fitness goals in our Wellness Center. This drop in area is open to all facility members and features cardio machines with personal televisions, free-weights, a full line of strength training machines, certified wellness coaches on site, and much more.

->Fitness Orientation

Fitness orientations are one-on-one consultations with a knowledgeable wellness coach that will introduce you to our facility and get you started on reaching your fitness goals. Sign up for an appointment at the front desk or by phone. Appointments are 1 hours by appointment only. Included as part of your facility membership.

->Personal Training

One-on-one instruction with a certified personal trainer, who develops an exercise program to fit your fitness needs and training goals. Your trainer will guide you through a safe workout, monitoring your every move to make sure you are getting the most out of your training.

Benefits of Personal Training?

  • Lose weight, increase strength and develop greater muscle tone
  • A fitness routine that's right for you
  • A challenge to your current workout
  • New levels of fitness
  • Improved focus and motivation


->Fitness Testing

Comprehensive Fit Check
Measure your fitness goals and track your progress with a comprehensive body measurement test that includes body fat, cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.

Body Fat Testing
Measure your total body fat compared to your lean muscle mass and learn how it impacts your overall health.

Small Group Training
Make strides in your workouts with the combination of personal attention and group encouragement. With class sizes of 6 people or less, you will get individualized instruction in a supportive group dynamic. Available for adults, teens and youth.

->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


Active Older Adults

Active Older AdultsThe Palo Alto Family YMCA is committed to helping our community members age successfully through physically and socially active lifestyles. Whether you are already active or hoping to get active, we have programs ideal for members 50 years and up. And it’s a great tribute to the commitment of our Active Older Adults that we have many members in their 90s and 100s!

Join our energetic instructors and welcoming class setting. We offer a number of low-impact, water and land based group exercise classes each week.

Visit our Schedules and Forms page for current availability and upcoming classes.

->Water Fitness

  • Shallow Water Fitness
  • Water Walking
  • Adaptive Group Water Exercise
  • Arthritis Water Exercise
  • Aqua Pilates
  • Individual Adult Exercise

For more information about Active Older Adult Aquatics programs contact our Aquatics Director at 650-856-9622.

->Enhance Fitness

Enhance Fitness is a nationally recognized, evidence-based senior fitness program endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It is an hour-long exercise class, three days per week, proven to increase cardiovascular health, muscle strength, flexibility and balance. It is appropriate for a variety of physical abilities and those suffering from arthritis.

Click here to view our Enhance Fitness flyer.


->Group Exercise

  • Tai Chi
  • Low & Tone
  • Abs, Back & Stretch
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Back and Balance
  • NIA
  • Belly Dance
  • Hula Dance
  • Basic Fitness
  • Fitness Conditioning

View our online Group Exercise Schedule.

For more information about Active Older Adult Group Exercise programs contact our Group Wellness Director at 650-842-2706.

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