Your Health is Important to Us
The YMCA of South Alabama is committed to community wellness. We offer a full range of programs to strengthen members in spirit, mind and body. Whether you are looking to stay active, shed a few pounds or just be a part of a community, the Y is a great place to belong.
Take that First Step to better health. This 4-step program is available to all members who join the Y. It begins with a MicroFit computerized fitness evaluation, then a Diet Master nutritional survey and concludes with a two part-equipment orientation.
This computerized fitness assessment will evaluate your aerobic capacity, body composition, flexibility, strength, weight, height, blood pressure, and lifestyle needs. Evaluation results are stored in the Fitness computer for comparison to future test results.
We offer nutritional suggestions for Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Stroke prevention, weight loss, cancer and diabetes. Using this computerized program, our trainers are able to help you assess your current eating habits and give recommendations to help you reach your nutritional goals.
Get a comprehensive orientation to the fitness center with membership. Our fitness staff will teach members to safely and successfully use the equipment in the fitness center. Learn to use the cardio-respiratory equipment, strength machines and flexibility equipment.
Make your workouts work for you. Pair up with a YMCA personal trainer to meet your fitness goals. We have a variety of options to meet your personal training needs:
Personal Training Brochure coming soon.
FITNESS CLASSES: More than 300 free group exercise classes a week at five area branches. Classes include Zumba®, Yoga, Pilates, Spinning®, Tai Chi, Step, Water Aerobics, Tone to Stone, Boot Camp, Silver Sneakers® and many more. View Group Exercise Schedules.
SEMI-PRIVATE GROUP EXERCISE: (2+ participants)Your class, your time, your instructor. Train with a friend or your favorite group instructor in a private environment with our new semi-private group exercise option. It's a great way to save money. Split your training time with friends.
RUNNING/WALKING/TRIATHLON/RACQUETBALL CLUBS: Check with your branch to see what groups are active in your Y. Many locations have active running, walking, and racquetball groups. If you are looking for motivation or camaraderie then this could be the group for you.
SILVER SNEAKERS: Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing, and other strength exercises can be performed seated or standing. This program is free to members.