At the Y, we know that staying healthy involves more than working out. Our programs and services focus on the entire family’s health, while providing a variety of fitness and wellness programs to serve a person’s unique needs.
The Y provides educational programs to promote healthier decisions so you can know the best ways to stay fit. We offer the latest fitness classes, personalized training programs, sports leagues for all ages and so much more.
Search below for all Health & Wellness programs open for registration! Contact Heather Gurniak with any questions.
Parkinson’s Wellness Program – Group Training Class
The Parkinson’s Wellness Program is designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease to maintain an active lifestyle through cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, flexibility, and balance. The program will allow participants the chance to try various activities and group exercise classes in a small group environment led by certified YMCA personal trainers and/or group exercise instructors.
Experience the following benefits:
-greater everyday independence at home and in the community
-the camaraderie of group exercise
-learning to live a healthier lifestyle
It is an 8-week program that will meet twice per week for 60 minutes and will incorporate a variety of exercises and introductions to group exercise classes. Participants must provide a medical clearance form and be independently mobile or have someone present to assist them.
YMCA members: FREE
Non-members: $48 per 8-week session
For more information, contact Heather Gurniak.
Ages: 12 & up
Get one-on-one fitness training with a nationally certified trainer. Designed to evaluate, motivate, and educate so that you get the most out of every workout. Your trainer will provide motivation to help you meet your goal, train for a sport, get ready for a special event, or just increase your level of health.
Register at the front desk or on each location’s page, below.
1-hour sessions: $40/1, $145/4, $250/8, $350/12
30-minute sessions: $21/1, $75/4, $130/8, $185/12
This test will give you a visual idea of where you stand on the fitness scale. A certified personal trainer will test your flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, VO2 Max and your body composition.
Results will provide information on areas tested as well as your current weight and height.
Ages:12 and up
Cost:$25 for members
Register: At Member Services.
Meet with a wellness coach for a free personalized orientation of the wellness center. A coach will show you how to properly set-up and use all the cardio and strength equipment. Children 10-11 years old may only use the cardio equipment; teens 12-14 years old may only use the cardio and pin select machines. Once children 10-14 years old have passed the orientation, they are welcome to use the Wellness Center with parental supervision. All members 15 and older may use the free weight equipment.
Ages:10 and up
Registration: Register at the Welcome Center.
Cost: Free for members
Shake up your workout regimen by attending one of our various group classes available each week. As a member all classes are free, so be sure to try classes like Cardio-Mix, Yoga, Pilates, ZUMBA®, Cycling and more. And introducing a brand new format at the YMCA – Les Mills’ BODYPUMP™!
Ages:15 and up
Non-members: $10 guest fee
The triathlon club is open to all levels of triathletes, from those who are interested in completing their first triathlon to those who are veteran triathletes. The club is a social and informational club that can help you train better, meet other athletes, and learn about gear and programs available in the Columbia area. YMCA Tri Club members are a vital component of the YMCA Tom Hoskins Memorial Sprint Triathlon held every summer at the NorthWest Family YMCA.
Ages:15 and up
Dates: Monthly meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Members: $35 per year
Non-members: $50 per year
Cain Triathlon Training
Cain Coaching offers a wide variety of triathlon coaching and individual sport coaching packages to best suit your training and racing needs. Services include individual training for any race distance, small group training, and coaching larger groups and teams of triathletes to prepare for specific races in SC! We also offer individual coaching for swimming, cycling and running.
Inquire at the Y for pricing.
For more information about Cain Coaching at the NorthWest Family YMCA, please email Stefanie Cain.