Health, Well-being & Fitness
Health is more than getting your heart rate up - it’s about building community while you do it.
With over 75 weekly Group Exercise classes included with your membership, you’re sure to find the workout that’s right for you! We offer both in-person and virtual classes for all fitness levels. Check out our Group Fitness schedule to find out more.
Adult Swim Lessons
It’s never too late to learn how to swim! Our Adult Beginner swim lessons introduces swimmers to the pool and helps them develop safe water habits. Skills are taught that focus on body position and control, forward movement and rotary breathing.
At the Wallingford Family YMCA, our focus is on healthy living and on helping the individual. There is not a single path to fitness, so we’re here to help you find the right path for you. Our knowledgeable personal trainers will help you assess your current fitness level, set and achieve your individual goals and move through fitness plateaus and stuck points. We have personal training options to fit every fitness level and every budget! Whether you’re new to fitness or you’re experienced and are looking for a challenge, our personal trainers will design training programs just for you, and will work with you one-on-one to maximize results. Training is available for members and community participants, ages 11 & up. Training is billed monthly with the option to train from 4 to 20 times per month. For more information, contact Sarah Feeney, Health & Wellness Director.
Meet Our Trainers
We work with partners in the Wallingford community to address chronic & emergent needs for adults by providing programs that support their health and inspire hope.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a national, research based program to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The program offers a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities that strengthen the whole person. This free 12 week program meets twice a week for 75 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease participants back into fitness and help them maintain a healthy weight. Plus, learn about wellness, stress reduction and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. Participation in our program has been shown to improve fitness and quality of life as well as decrease cancer-related fatigue. Contact Kim Lilenthal for more information about this program.
Cardiac Rehab Phase IV is for individuals who completed a Phase III cardiac rehabilitation program, have experienced a cardiac event or are at risk for heart disease. Led by a certified Exercise Physiologist or Personal Trainer, this program is designed to reduce the risk of another cardiac event or help prevent an existing heart condition from getting worse. Participants will receive an initial assessment, which will result in a customized program developed to meet your needs & goals. With twice-weekly one hour sessions over a 12 week period, our staff will assist you in adopting healthy lifestyle changes through regular cardiovascular exercise, strength endurance, flexibility and balance training. With risk factor modification and the emotional support of your fellow participants and our caring staff, you will feel better and maintain your health. We offer monthly payments and financial assistance for qualifying participants. For more information, contact Sarah Feeney.
American Red Cross Training
All trainings are American Red Cross courses and taught by certified instructors. Advanced registration is REQUIRED for all classes. Contact Bryan Keene for more information about upcoming classes, including recertification.
Join the Wallingford Family YMCA and learn the lifesaving skills needed to be an American Red Cross certified lifeguard! During this certification class you will learn teamwork, rescue & surveillance, First Aid & CPR/AED, and other skills needed to work as a professional lifeguard. This blended learning class allows participants to do some coursework at home and hands on work with peers at the YMCA.