Health & Wellness

Airport Area YMCA

Health & Wellness YMCA

At the YMCA, we offer many opportunities for you to reach your wellness goals, feel your best, and enrich your life. Group exercise classes, personal training, and the 21 Day Life Changing Challenge are just a few of the ways the YMCA can help you improve your health and well being.

The YMCA offers teen-oriented facilities at the Northpark YMCA and Ryan Family YMCA. In addition, other branches feature classes, activities and programs designed especially to keep teens active and strong.

To find out what programs are offered at your specific branch, visit the youth strength-training page


Life Changing Challenge

With the help of a certified YMCA Wellness Coach, you will establish your goals, track your results, earn points, build relationships and earn bonus rewards. Points can be earned by working out at any YMCA, taking a group exercise class, swimming, walking, jogging, enjoying your favorite sport, exercising on your own, attending appointments with your coach and MUCH more. The more you do, the quicker you accumulate point and the faster you receive bonus rewards. Our Y will help you stay accountable and motivated, remove barriers to success, achieve your results and change your life. Starting a new wellness routine is not easy, but the Y’s Life Changing Challenge is here to simplify the process. Based on scientific research, this program incorporates goal setting, fitness nutrition into a 21-day program designed to help you achieve long-term results. Available for Y Members only.

Personal Training

Personal training provides you with one-on-one contact and guidance with a certified personal trainer. The sessions are one hour long and customized to help you meet your fitness goals.cycle-women-talking

One on One or Buddy System

One hour long personal training developed for YOU!!!

One Person

  • 1 Session: $55
  • 6 Sessions: $270
  • 12 Sessions: $480

Buddy Plan (Two People)

  • 1 Session: $35 (each)
  • 6 Sessions: $180 (each)
  • 12 Sessions: $300 (each)


Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and LIVESTRONG® have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program for cancer survivors and those currently undergoing treatment. The program focuses on you – the whole person – not the disease.

This free, 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Participants also learn about wellness, stress reduction and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. We encourage a warm spirit of community and provide a place for you to build friendships with others affected by cancer and an opportunity to share stories and inspiration.

For more information, please call the Airport YMCA at 817-571-3371.

Y Warrior

Tired of the same old workouts, with no results? Then join Y Warrior Bootcamp that will get you in the best shape of your life! This program combines the effectiveness of bootcamp fitness with the hottest trend today…High Intensity Interval Training. Y Warrior is specifically formulated to fit every fitness level, from beginner to advanced. Lose inches and sizes and get the body you want! Get ready to sweat and succeed with results you can see! Monthly Fees: $20 for members and $30 for non members.

Contact Chloe Packett at [email protected] for more information!

Group Exercise

Group Exercise is Your Way to Live Better!

From traditional aerobics to danced-based classes, the YMCA offers a variety of classes to engage those who want to get their workout in a social, group format. Classes available at the Airport Area YMCA are listed below.

Classes are an excellent way to get back into a workout routine!

  • No time to exercise? Check the schedule to find a class that works when you’re available.
  • Not sure what to do when you get to the gym? Let our instructors expand your exercise repertoire.
  • Not enough hours in the day? Come to a class to make the absolute most of your time.
  • Out of excuses? Here’s what we have to offer: Check out our Group Exercise Schedule

Class Descriptions

A.B.S. (Abs, Back & Stretch) – 15 to 30 minutes of exercises that strengthen your core and back, along with stretching to improve flexibility.

AOA (Active Older Adults) Fitness – A basic fitness class, great for beginner exercisers that focuseson building strength and endurance. The class is formatted without music.

Beginner Yoga- An effective way to build strength, stamina and flexibility while cultivating a sense of peace and well-being.

BODYPUMP™ – Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 540 calories*. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement to the beat of music– helping you achieve much more than on your own!Express version is 45 minutes.

Cycle – Have the ride of your life! This class utilizes a stationary bike to take you up hills and through exhilarating intervals. Water bottle and towel a must!  Express version is 45 minutes.

Gentle Yoga – This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles.

GoodVibes-Good music, Good moves and Good Feelings- come have fun and get your work out at the same time. Low intense cardio with stability and weight training

Junior Y Warrior- Ages 8-12 and 13-17 a fun class that helps improve speed, balance, agility and strength

Line Dancing– Come have fun and learn some new line dances.

Lo to Go – A class for all fitness levels that concentrates on the fundamentals of step, low-impact aerobics and muscle conditioning. This is a great class for beginners.

POUND- Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Pedaling for Parkinson’s – 12 week cohort program for participants with Parkinson’s Disease. Must have a doctor’s referral and complete pre assessment. Program starts in April 2018.

Pi-Yo – Is a fun, challenging class fusing Pilates and Yoga. You will burn calories, tone muscles, work on balance and get a great stretch.

SilverSneakers® Classic – Have fun and move to the music with a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair is used for seated or standing support.

SilverSneakers® Cardio – Get up and go with an aerobics class for you – safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. The workout includes easy-to-follow low-impact movement, and upper-body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle.

Silver Sneakers Yoga – Will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Tabata – Tabata is an intense interval workout.

Tai Chi/Qi Gong- The simplified form practiced in this class combine slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises. Participants will move from posture to posture in a slow, rhythmic manner with great emphasis on proper breathing and relaxation. This class helps increase circulation, balance, alignment, and energy.

Y WARRIOR-  Y-Warrior is small group training structured to develop power, strength and endurance. You will be guided through proven training methods with high quality instruction from experienced trainers. Learn to use sandbags, battle ropes and even your own body to become more fit and capable.

Yoga – An effective way to build strength, stamina and flexibility while cultivating a sense of peace and well-being.*Sunday is rotated between 1st Sunday- Emily, 2nd and 3rd Sunday – Virginia, 4th and 5th Sunday – .TBA