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The Rockland County YMCA Fitness Department helps people of all ages and abilities to develop health in spirit, mind and body is at the core of the YMCA movement. Our programs are designed to help people create realistic goals for self-improvement through regular exercise, proper nutrition, stress management and health education. Participation in our fitness programs means opportunities for friendships, a sense of well-being, self-confidence, and improved mental abilities and cognition — plus the benefits of healthy hearts, lungs, bones and muscles.

There are many ways to get involved – including group exercise classes, working out in the Fitness Center or working with a personal trainer individually or in small groups.

Choose from several supportive programs to help you on your journey towards better health.


Fitness Center  - All members sixteen years old and older* are entitled to a free Fitness Center orientation with one of our certified personal trainers.  The orientation includes instruction on using the machines safely and effectively and advice on developing a productive exercise plan.  If you are new to the YMCA or lack experience with the equipment be sure to see one of our trainers to make an appointment. *Members 12- 16 years old must make arrangements for a special Teen orientation


Free Weight Clinic (Age 12 +) - Are you intimidated by the free weight area?  Learn proper biomechanics of basic free weight lifts such as the squat, chest press, bent-over row and more.  The clinic takes place the first Tuesday of every month at 8 PM.  Sign up in advance in the Fitness Center.  The clinic is free to members.


Super Senior Circuit (Age 75+) (Free with Membership) Where else can you get two personal training sessions per month at no extra cost? Certified trainers will guide you through a safe and effective fitness program to develop strength, endurance and flexibility.  Appointments are required.  


The YMCA Fitness Center features:

  • 14 piece Life Fitness circuit machines
  • Treadmills
  • cross-trainers
  • stair-steppers
  • Rowing machine
  • Recumbent and upright bikes
  • Dumbbells that range from 3 to 150 pounds
  • Adjustable benches
  • Smith machine
  • Leg and bench presses
  • Preacher curl bench
  • Full multi-functional pulley station
  • Medicine balls
  • Stability balls
  • Rubber tubing and foam rollers
  • Heavy bag
  • Speed bag
  • a PRO All Body Exerciser
  • Arm ergometer.

  There is always a Fitness staff person on duty, who can address any of your concerns and who can recommend new exercises to add to your workout. 




The Nyack YMCA has a 40 by 70 foot gymnasium equipped with markings and equipment for basketball, handball, volleyball, dodgeball and badminton.  Use of the gym is free to members.  Please see the Gym Schedule for programs and open-use hours for individuals and family time. Click here for a gym schedule


One-on-One Personal Fitness Training - Members and General Public (Age 12 and up)

Certified personal trainers are available to design and instruct you through an exercise program to suit your individual goals and needs.  Each session is about one hour.  Sessions must be used within six months after purchase and are not refundable. 

 *Special offer for new members: Three individual sessions for $150 if purchased within 14 days of joining the Y.

 Member Rates: One session $62; Four sessions $240; Ten sessions $570; Twenty sessions $1000

 Non Member Rates:  One session $75; Four sessions $290; Ten sessions $700; Twenty sessions $1300


Semi-Private Personal Fitness Training

Same program as above but the trainer trains two people at once.  It's perfect for two friends with similar goals.  You must provide the second participant. 

 Member Rates: One session $35 per person ($70 due at registration); Four sessions $130 per person ($260 due at registration); Ten sessions $325 per person ($650 due at registration)

 Non Member Rates:: One session $42 per person ($84 due at registration); Four sessions $156 per person ($312 due at registration); Ten sessions $390 per person ($780 due at registration)


How to Register for Fitness Programs

Register at the Member Service Desk of the Nyack Facility during normal business hours.  Any required program fee can be paid in cash or by credit or debit card (American Express, Mastercard 


Group Fitness - we offer a wide variety of group fitness classes - click here for more information

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