As a leader in the nonprofit sector for strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y believes that all people should be able to live life to its fullest, healthiest potential.

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is designed to help participants with hypertension. This program aids them in lowering their blood pressure by following a path that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education seminars and personalized support.

Time Varies by location

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Creative York Art Classes

Ages 3 - 9

Two classes offered. Art-With-Me is an intro to art workshop for the very young to enjoy with a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or friend. In Art-Around-The-World students will journey around the world, stopping to learn about the art of different cultures. Some of the stops include China, India and Mexico.

Time Varies by Age Group

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Fitness Evaluations

A trained wellness staff member will assess your current fitness level by evaluating cardio respiratory strength, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance. New members receive one free evaluation session.

By Appointment

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Freedom From Smoking®

The Freedom from Smoking® program, developed by the American Lung Association, is a 7-week program designed to help people quit tobacco use and develop a smoke-free lifestyle.

Rolling Registration, Varies by Location

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Health and Wellbeing Presentations and Seminars

Learn more about healthy living topics through our seminar series provided by our community partners and YMCA staff.

Time Varies by Seminar



LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week research-based program that supports cancer survivors in regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual strength. This health and wellness exercise program is conducted in a small group environment that includes individualized attention for each participant. Adult survivors are eligible to join the program during all stages of recovery. This program also serves and embraces the families and caregivers that have been affected by the disease through a free family membership throughout the course of the program.

Rolling Registration, Varies by Location

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A licensed massage therapist relieves the effects of stress while enhancing general health and alleviating pain.

By Appointment

Available at Southern, Dover and York YMCA branches.

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Nutrition Coaching

A certified nutrition coach will help you implement healthy eating strategies to improve wellbeing and reach your goals.

By Appointment

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Personal Training & Meet Our Trainers

A certified personal trainer will develop a structured program to help you reach your personal goals.

By Appointment

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Rock Steady Boxing

Adults with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their daily quality of life and build impressive power, strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with experienced coaches, Rock Steady Boxing participants can fight their way out of the corner and start to feel and function better.

Mondays 12:30pm – 2pm

Wednesdays 6pm – 7pm

Thursdays 12:30pm – 2pm

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Wellness Center Orientation

Meet with a trained staff member to learn proper form and usage of YMCA equipment. New members receive two free orientation appointments to learn how to use cardio and strength equipment.

By Appointment

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Women’s Self Defense Clinic

Learn the basic skills necessary to protect yourself. This 3-hour clinic will teach you how to be aware of your surroundings, as well as provide you self-defense moves in case of an attack.

Topics Include:

  • PA – Use-of-Force law
  • PA – Stand Your Ground
  • Body Alarm Reaction
  • Taser/Firearms/Pepper Spray
  • Martial Arts
  • Redman Sparring with Instructor

Rolling Registration, Varies by Location

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Y Achievers Program

Ages 14 - 19

Y-Achievers is a college-preparatory program that helps teens and young adults prepare for their futures. The core elements of the Y-Achievers program is to help youth pursue higher education and career goals, establish relationships with area leaders, organizations and media networks while having concentrated focus on youth development and awareness. These skills will be achieved by applying the following tools: career exploration, SAT/ACT preparation, tutoring, networking, mentoring, college tours, communication workshops, and leadership development workshops. All meetings are held at the YMCA of York and York County in York Branch located at 90 N. Newberry St., York, PA 17401. Enter through the Childcare and Youth Development doors.


Saturday Schedule

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.


Meeting Dates

September 10, 2016

October 1, 2016

October 29, 2016

November 19, 2016

December 10, 2016

January 7, 2017

January 14-16, 2017 (MLK)

February 4, 2017

February 25, 2017

March 11, 2017

April 8, 2017

Spring College Tour

March 19th-25th

Cost: $375.00


YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement

program for pre-diabetic adults. Its purpose is to empower adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

Participants gather in a relaxed classroom setting and work together in small groups to learn how to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity into their daily lives.

Rolling Registration, Varies by Location

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