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 South Valley Family YMCA, we have the facilities, equipment, programs, and staff to support you and every member of your family. Make new friends, increase your self-confidence, and improve your spiritual, mental and physical health.
For specific questions, please call us at 408-226-9622, email us, or visit our branch.
The South Valley Family YMCA offers a wide variety of exercise classes, from traditional step to water aerobics. We strive to accommodate all levels of fitness. Class options include BodyPump, BodyStep, BodyFlow, Group Cycling, Yoga, Pilates and Ballroom Dance, just to name a few.
View our current Group Exercise Schedule to learn more.
Meet your training partner, the FitLinxx interactive network. This system gives you immediate feedback while you exercise and provides motivation. Exercise will never be the same again! Free to members. Sign up today at the member service center for your personalized appointment!
Enhance your overall lifestyle by visiting www.fitlinxx.com where you can find articles on health, wellness, and nutrition, and view member success stories.
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.
Hit Your Stride Walk/Run Club
If you’ve wanted to participate in a 5K, 10K or even a half marathon, come train with us. We will help train you for specific events and let you know as they come up. South Valley Family YMCA Walk/Run group will train, workout, provide support and advice. Most of all it’s an opportunity for you to challenge yourself in the company of friends.
Body Composition Analysis
This program is designed to help you establish and identify your body fat percentages vs. your lean body mass. A YMCA Fitness Specialist will utilize the INbody scale to evaluate the body to establish a starting point to better track your progress throughout your fitness program. 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 today.
Click here to view our Body Composition Analysisbrochure.
Our personal training program is individualized and specifically tailored to your needs. Our certified trainers will guide you through a customized program, which will get you the results you need in the fastest and most effective way possible. You will be instructed in all components necessary to alter body composition, the use of proper bio-mechanics, anatomy, physiology, proper nutrition and much more.
For more information please stop by our member service center.
10-week Weight Loss Challenge
Our 10-week Weight Loss Challenge helps you get in shape, lose weight and adopt healthy eating and exercise habits. We’ll support you every step of the way. We measure your initial fitness level, share information about fitness and nutrition, support you with weekly meetings, and encourage you throughout the process.
Click here to view our 10-week Weight Loss Challenge brochure.
Weight Training for Women (WTFW)
This class is a group experience using free weights and other equipment. Topics such as anatomy, physiology, fat loss and cardiovascular conditioning will be discussed. This course gives you the opportunity to workout next to a trainer so personalized instruction is guaranteed.
Our circuit training program is designed to bring you the best cardio and strength training workout all packed into one. The circuit routine will be done using high repetitions on our Cybex VR2 selectorized equipment. It will involve as many of the major muscle groups as possible. You will enjoy every workout and be done in half the time. Cardiovascular machines will also be included.
The outdoor pool at the South Valley Family YMCA is one of the main attractions for our members. Our 25-yard 6-lane pool is kept at approximately 82 degrees to accommodate the many participants in the wide variety of YMCA programs. YMCA swimmers are asked to read and follow all the pool rules, and to please shower before entering the water. Certified lifeguards are scheduled during pool hours to enforce facility rules, prevent accidents, handle emergency situations, and ensure your safety.
View our current Pool Schedule to learn more.
Lap swim is for members who wish to use swimming for a workout. Swimmers must be able to swim the full length of the pool continuously without support. If space is available exercising, walking and floating are permitted during lap swim. Workout equipment is available from the lifeguard upon request. Lap swim is for Facility Members age 11 and up. (Ages 9-14 must be able to demonstrate swimming ability of at least 200 yards)
Recreation (Rec) swim is for members and guests of all ages. Children age 7 and under must have direct adult supervision and contact in the water at all times. Any youth requiring additional floatation devices must have someone age 14 or older in the water with them.
Download the latest Swim Lessons Guide PDF including session dates and fees.
Adult Group Swim Lessons
Group swim lessons are offered for adults who would like to participate in group instruction swim classes for beginner and intermediate level of swimming.
Private Swim Lessons
Private lessons are one-on-one with an instructor. They are for adults or children age 3 and up. Our swim instructor helps you establish goals as well as assess your current level of ability. Private lessons consist of six, 30-minute classes. Download the Private Swim Lessons PDF for more information.
Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Semi-private lessons are for two participants with one instructor. They are for adults or children age 3 and up. Both participants must register at the same time. Semi-private swim lessons consists of six, 30-minute lessons.
Swim Team – Year Round
(Ages 6-14 years) Swimmers learn fundamental training techniques necessary to become proficient competitive swimmers in a team inspired atmosphere. Participants must have passed Minnow and have coach’s approval. Swim coach determines swimmer’s placement. Download the Swim Team PDF for more information.