Improving our community's health & well-being
Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing spirit, mind and body, health, well-being and fitness at the Y is so much more than just working out. Beyond fitness facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength. At the Y, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live healthier.
REGYMEN workouts are designed with excitement and variety to prevent burnout from the same old cardio routine. Using heart-rate training technology, you'll work through high intensity intervals and challenge your body, focusing on different areas for muscle gain, calorie burn, flexibility, and agility.
ActivTrax is a personalized fitness program designed to meet your specific fitness needs and is included with YMCA membership. Sign up, set goals and earn points and prizes for staying active.
Take your fitness to the next level with personal training. YMCA Personal Trainers deliver guided individualized exercise programs to help you achieve and maintain your health and wellness goals.
Homeschool activities are available to both YMCA members and prospective members and are taught by trained and qualified staff. Programs are available to children ages 3-17 who are homeschooled, and vary by family center.
Diabetes Prevention Program
Prediabetes is a serious health condition and a precursor to developing type 2 diabetes, a disease that can lead to stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and other complications.
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is an evidence‐based 12-week program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well‐being.
Sentara Clinical Fitness
The Sentara Clinical Fitness Program is a medically-referred program where participants work one-on-one with a Clinical Fitness Specialist to improve endurance, increase strength, improve mobility, reduce pain levels and improve overall daily function.
Transitions Fitness Therapy
Transitions is a partnership program between the YMCA of South Hampton Roads and Sentara Therapy Centers, designed to assist you with an exercise plan that will help improve recovery from surgery, injury and other medical conditions.
Fitness events bring our community together for a common cause—to live healthy and have fun. From Zumbathons to triathlons to 5K races, you'll meet people like you who are working to make healthy choices every day.
Massage provides pain relief from tight muscles, increases mobility of joints, improves posture, circulation, energy, quality of sleep and mental alertness. It also helps promote faster healing from injuries and reduces stress.