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Health, Well-Being & 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 downloads page.

Wellness Center
Health and Wellness Programs
Active Older Adults
Group Exercise
Swimming & Aquatics Programs

 


Wellness Center

The Sequoia YMCA’s Wellness Center provides excellent cross-training benefits with both strength training and cardiovascular equipment. 

YMCA fitness coaches will introduce you to our equipment, work with you to develop a Personalized Fitness Program and provide you with ongoing support.  

->Cardiovascular Equipment

We have a variety of cardiovascular machines including treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, arc trainers, steppers, and upright and recumbent stationary bicycles.

->Strength Training Equipment

Our collection of CYBEX and Keiser 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.

->Personal Fitness Program

The Sequoia 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. 

->Free Weight Room

Our free weight room 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.

->Powerlifting Club

Powerlifting is a great way to build strength and physical power. Join our wellness coach, Shaq, and the PowerLifting Club to learn how to perform the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift exercises properly. Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm Learn more

->Youth Orientation

The Youth Orientation has been designed to introduce youth ages 9-17 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 Wellness Programs

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

For more information about our Health and Wellness Programs contact us 650-368-4168.

->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.



->EnhanceFitness®

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 EnhanceFitness® Brochure.

->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

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Active Older Adults

It’s never too late to feel great! We offer a comprehensive and integrated program that encourages members to grow in the areas of physical, emotional, social, vocational, intellectual and spiritual well-being. We have programs that are designed for men and women in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 100’s!

At the Y, our adult exercise classes promote fitness and well-being while fostering friendship. Our volunteering and social events help build lasting relationships and community ties.

For more information, please call us at 650-368-4168, email us or visit our YMCA.

->Group Exercise

Group exercise provides a supportive and safe environment to help increase one’s strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. The classes listed below are taught by fitness specialists with an expertise in working with active older adults. Classes are ongoing and members are welcome to drop in.

Group exercise classes that are ideal for active older adults:

  • Low Impact Aerobics
  • Tai Chi

Click here to view our online Group Exercise Schedule and Class Descriptions.

->Pickleball – New Game at Sequoia YMCA

Pickleball is not a new game, but it is new to Sequoia YMCA.  Try your hand at a game that’s part tennis, part badminton. To play pickleball-no actual pickles are used! Pickleball, easy for beginners, is becoming one of the fastest-growing sports for seniors. All equipment is provided by the Y. All abilities and ages welcome. It’s a BIG DILL! Download Brochure


Schedule

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm - must be scheduled in advance)
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Gymnasium

Pickleball is open to the community.

FEE
Members: Free
Drop-in: $15
Monthly: $10 (plus $45 annual program membership)

->Water Group Exercise Classes

Water group exercise classes are a wonderful alternative to “land” exercises. With water exercise, there is less impact on your joints, but you still receive the same cardiovascular workout as you would if you were doing it on “land.” All fitness levels and non-swimmers are welcome!

  • Aqua Arthritis
  • Aqua Fitness I
  • Water Yoga

Click here to view current Water Group Exercise Schedule and Class Descriptions.

->EnhanceFitness®

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 EnhanceFitness® Brochure.

 

 

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