FIT FOR LIFE

Building strong muscles and bones is a positive step toward maximizing your healthy living potential. In addition to the benefits of strength training, Y Members can enjoy positive, healthy relationships with other members, volunteers and staff.

 

YMCA Members ages 15 & older have full use of the wellness center. Members ages 12-14 interested in using the weight room are welcome with a parent or can take Teen Strength Training. Upon successful completion, teens may use the weight room without direct supervision. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in any YMCA facility Wellness Center.

 

PERSONAL TRAINING

Meet individually with one of our nationally certified personal trainers who will develop a safe, effective workout for you, Ideal for someone just beginning to exercise or for a regular fitness participant looking for variety. Each session is one hour.

Partner Personal Training is also available. Sign up for personal training with a friend or spouse. Partners are a great way to establish a consistent, ongoing commitment toward healthy living.
 

Step #1: Choose a Trainer >

Step #2: Register & Pay >

Step #3: Complete Personal Training Health History Form >

Step #4: Once all of the above are completed your trainer will contact you

 

BASIC STRENGTH TRAINING INSTRUCTION

YMCA members can meet with a YMCA instructor to get familiar with the Wellness Center and learn a basic strength-training program. Register at the Welcome Desk.

Step #1: Register & Pay >

Step #2: Complete Basic Strength Training Form > 

Step #3: Once all of the above are completed a YMCA Wellness Center staff will contact you

 

TEEN STRENGTH TRAINING

Two one-on-one personal training sessions just for teens. Sessions include basic anatomy, equipment instruction and basic program design. Successful completion of these sessions allows youth ages 12-14 use of the Wellness Center without adult supervision.
 

Step #1: Register & Pay >

Step #2: Complete Teen Strength Training Form > 

Step #3: Once all of the above are completed a YMCA Wellness Center staff will contact you

Group Wellness Center Orientations

These orientations will introduce Y members to cardiovascular equipment and resistance machines. The Bellingham YMCA has two different circuit machines systems (Matrix & LifeFitness), the Ferndale YMCA has Cybex equipment and the Lynden YMCA has Matrix Equipment. Orientations are included in membership. 

 

Call Ferndale to schedule orientation:  360-380-4911

Call Lynden to schedule orientation:  360-354-5000

Bellingham Group Matrix Orientation

One of our certified YMCA Wellness Center staff will take your through the Matrix machines to insure you know how to use them properly.

September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7

Fridays

11:00am

Bellingham Group LifeFitness Orientations

One of our certified YMCA Wellness Center staff will take your through the LifeFitness machines to insure you know how to use them properly.

September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14

Fridays

11:00am

Senior Weight Room Programs

The YMCA offers seniors the opportunity to learn about their functional fitness and the weight room equipment with a certified YMCA Wellness Center staff


Call Ferndale to schedule orientation:  360-380-4911

Bellingham Senior Weight Room Orientations

An orientation on the Bellingham LifeFitness and cardiovascular equipment for active older adults and SilverSneakers®. Questions regarding free weights, and Bellingham Matrix will be answered if time allows. 

September 21
October 19
November 16
December 21

Fridays

11:00am

Lynden Senior Weight Room Orientations

Lynden Matrix equipment for active older adults and SilverSneakers®. Questions regarding free weights, and Bellingham Matrix will be answered if time allows. 

September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7

Fridays

8:00am

Bellingham Senior Functional Fitness Testing

This test measures the physical ability of adults over the age of 60 to perform everyday activities. A report is provided to assist seniors in setting goals.

September 5
October 4
November 1
December 6

Thursdays

9:00am