Health & Fitness

The Family YMCA at Tarrytown features a 3500 square foot, state of the art Fitness Center and we offer over 50 FREE Group Exercise classes to our members.  The Fitness Center offers computerized cardiovascular equipment (Star Trac), strength training circuit (Life Fitness), a Synergy 360 Functional Trainer, and a variety of free weights designed to accommodate the most challenging of strength training programs. A fitness orientation is recommended before using either the Fitness Center or Strength Training Center. Y Personal Trainers are available to assess needs, develop routines, and/or engage in strength and fitness training sessions with Y members. The Fitness Center is often reserved for members and guests 15 years and older.  

Pre-Teen Fitness - Ages 12–14 yrs: Pre-teens are welcome and encouraged to come to the Y to get/stay fit in the Fitness Center. during designated times (after school till 5:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday afternoons 1 pm - 6 pm).   All pre-teens must take a fitness orientation prior to using the Fitness Center. Adult supervision is required after orientation.

To schedule an orientation or for further information on any of our fitness programs, including Group Exercise Classes and Personal Training, please call Diane McCarthy, Health & Fitness Coordinator 914.631.4807, ext. 109 or by emailGroup exercise class schedule is on the Schedules page of this website.  


Pilates Reformer* equipment includes a frame, headrest, foot bar and sliding platform with springs that glide back and forth on rollers. This apparatus allows the body to perform exercises while standing, sitting or lying down. Regular use of Reformer will improve flexibility, strength, and muscular endurance.  Let's Talk Pilates Reformer at the Y.

*There are Fees associated with Pilates Reformer sessions; contact  Diane McCarthy, Health & Fitness Coordinator (914) 631-4807, ext. 109.for more information.

Group Exercise Program: The YMCA has a wide variety of group exercise classes to meet our members’ needs, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. All classes are taught by certified instructors and are designed to be safe, fun and effective. Group exercise classes are FREE.  We have the largest selection of classes for Seniors in the area - including Silver Sneakers and Active Older Adults classes.  For the latest Group Exercise class schedule, refer to the Schedules page of this website or visit the Member Service Desk. 


Advanced Step - An advanced step class with complex moves and intensive energy.  Many combinations in a 45 minute class.  For the advanced stepper only.

 Kickboxing - A high impact class with choreography and music, using martial arts in a safe and effective way.  For all fitness levels

 AOA - A low impact Active Older Adult class focusing on strengthening different muscle groups.  For all fitness levels.

 Cardio Jam - A low impact Cardiovascular class that is gentle on the joints while increasing the heart rate.  For all fitness levels 

 HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training combining multiple disciplines such as TRX, Kettlebells, and agility work. 

 Kettlebells - An active, strength training and intense cardio class.  Kettlebells (weights with handles) give you an optimum workout using full extensions and increasing range of motion. 

 TRX - Suspension Training, a revolutionary method of leveraged bodyweight exercise.  Created by the Navy Seals, suspension training enables you to safely perform exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and help prevent injuries.  You choose the intensity. Like all of our group exercise classes, this cutting edge class is offered at no charge to Y members.

 Pilates Mat I & II - Using the core muscles group, this class will help increase flexibility and strength. 

 Pilates Mat w/Props - Advanced Mat Pilates class that uses foam rollers, rings, theraballs and bands to maximize your workout and further increase strength, flexibility and balance.

 Pilates Reformer- A fee based class.  See description above.

 Silver sneakers - A trademark class taught by a certified Silver Sneakers instructor who will work on muscle groups addressing strength, flexibility, endurance, speed, and power. 

 Soft Stretch - This class involves light stretching that will help improve circulation and flexibility.

Healing Stretch - The best way to stretch your muscles using bands, rollers, small and large balls and rings.  It’s a deep tissue, self massage class that targets every muscle.  For all fitness levels.

 Spinning - A heart pumping class with stationary bikes and motivating music, using changes in resistance to feel like you are on a real bike course.  For all fitness levels.

 Hatha Yoga - A series of poses that flow together in connection with the breath.  A vigorous workout for more advanced Yoga participants. 

 Vinyasa Yoga - The yoga class that has the perfect flow from one pose to another.  For all fitness levels. 

 Zumba - Combination dance and exercise that includes Latin Dance moves.  Instructor cues with body movement rather than verbal cues.  For all fitness levels. 

Pro Boxing Taught by a certified professional Boxer.  This class uses traditional boxing techniques and incorporates many different types of equipment, including heavy bags, speed bags, boxing gloves and more.    

Tai Chi - T'ai Chi is a meditative exercise based on Taoist philosophy and other centuries-old Chinese principles of health, spirituality, and self-defense. Its natural, relaxed movements promote inner calm and improve self-awareness, balance, and coordination.  Recently published studies have confirmed that those who practice T'ai Chi have improved blood pressure, a reduction in fibromyalgia and arthritis pain, improved immune function, and a lowered risk of falls and their resulting injuries.  This class is taught by  a certified master teacher of Kinetic Awareness® who has taught T'ai Chi extensively. 

Group Personal Training: *There is a Fee for this offering.* Join with a friend(s) for special fitness training. Choose a certified Personal Trainer or certified Master Personal Trainer. (Please refer to Personal Training section above, or contact Member Service Desk for pricing.)

Specialty Senior Programming: A variety of interesting, fun and health-oriented programs designed to enhance your life, teach new skills, and promote a sense of well being. All Specialty Group Exercise Classes are Free for Members. We offer Active Older Adult Strength Training and Active Older Adult Lite-Pace Aerobics. Aerobics also offered at the following locations and times: Tarrytown Senior Center, Tarrytown: Thursday, 11:15 a.m.

**Silver Sneakers** The Silver Sneakers Program is a great way for seniors to stay in shape, increase energy and feel good. If you have Silver Sneakers through your health insurance provider, you may qualify for a free membership to the Family YMCA at Tarrytown through the Silver Sneakers Program. A certified Silver Sneaker instructor leads each class. For more information, contact Sandra Wingate, Member Service Manager (914) 631-4807 ext 113.

Personal Training offers one-on-one fitness advice and training to clients who seek a program tailored to their specific needs. Trainers will evaluate client’s physical fitness, design an exercise routine and track progress. Sessions run on hourly basis; clients may schedule as many sessions as they desire.

Small Group Training enables two to three clients to work with a Trainer at one time, to increase fun and decrease cost! Trainer will build a program to fit the small group’s collective needs, yet each group member will use a range of fitness equipment matching their own personal fitness goals. Sessions run on hourly basis; group may schedule as many sessions as they desire.

Group Exercise class schedule is on the Schedules page of this website.

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