Health & Fitness
Get and stay healthy with YMCA classes, state of the art equipment and programs that welcome all ages and fitness levels.
Take a class, train with friends, work out in the Wellness Center—try it all! Have fun while gaining strength, endurance and energy at any of our three YMCA program centers; Bellingham, Ferndale & Lynden.
(Family Nutrition and Activity Class - Licensed Health Care Provider referral required)
Specially trained Y staff offer guidance and encouragement for eating well, playing often and preventing health conditions associated with being overweight.
Seniors can connect with the Y community through physical fitness, social activities and more. Programs for older adults accommodate a wide variety of interests and functional abilities.
(Healthy Living Evidence Based Programs)
The Whatcom Family YMCA offers a variety of healthy living evidence based programs to improve the lives of those facing chronic disease.
An off site senior fitness class whose focus is strength, improved balance, and increased endurance to help maintain activities of daily living.
Y members can attend a variety of fitness classes that are included in membership. Try cardio, cycling, strength, yoga and water exercise. There’s no need to register—you’re welcome to drop in at any time.
(For cancer survivors)
Promoting the importance of physical activity in the transitional period between cancer diagnosis, treatment, and finding a "new normal."
Martial arts build discipline, confidence and poise. We offer programs for individuals and families.
Fast pedaling is not a cure of Parkinson’s disease and should not be touted as such, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it.
Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion."
- Harvard medical School publication
This 12-week program will help participants achieve their nutrition, physical activity, and weight loss goals.
Sign up for a session with a personal trainer to help you meet your goals. Whether you need phost physical therapy help or have specific goal in mind, our training team can design a program to help you achieve success.
Are you at risk? Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes? You can take control with the help of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.