Fitness, Swim & Sports
At the Y, health and fitness is about so much more than a visit to the gym or pool, it’s about achieving your goals with the full support of our friendly, qualified staff. We offer a range of programs and services across NSW.
Find Fitness, Swim & Sports at my local Y
YMCA DanceShare good times and stay active with a dance program at the Y. Choose from a range of classes
YMCA Drawing & PaintingWhether you want to paint like Picasso or are simply looking for an artistic and relaxing hobby, our Drawing & Painting classes offer a great place to start. Our teachers are experienced and take the time to ensure you develop your creative talents and enjoy the program.
YMCA Indoor Rock ClimbingUp for a physical and mental challenge? Suitable for all ages and abilities, indoor rock climbing builds flexibility and balance, and empowers you to set personal goals, challenge yourself and overcome fears. Through the special bond between climber and belayer (partner), it also promotes trust, communication and responsibility.
YMCA JudoJudo at the Y ticks all the boxes for developing strength, coordination, flexibility, balance and confidence. With no punching, kicking or boring, this exciting martial art requires you to rely on throws and grappling techniques to defend yourself so it appeals to all ages, young and old.
YMCA Martial ArtsIf you appreciate a sport that will develop your mind, body and spirit, the martial arts are for you. At the Y, we offer a range of martial arts, such as judo, karate and kempo jutsu. Each has its own traditions and techniques, but all are taught by qualified instructors in a friendly setting.
YMCA RacquetballFamously an invention of the YMCA, this fast-moving indoor game is easy to learn and play, making it an appealing option for all ages and abilities. Playing racquetball at the Y is an enjoyable and competitive way to maintain your fitness, agility and quick responses.
YMCA Sunday Brekky on the DeckNext Sunday, ditch the soggy cornflakes and take a trip to YMCA-managed The Entrance Ocean Baths, where a warm welcome, unspoilt views, and delicious food and coffee await. What a great way to relax and reconnect with family and friends!
YMCA Tai ChiThis ancient martial art is a gentle way to exercise mind, body and spirit. While the unhurried sequences originate from combat and self-defence moves, at the Y, the focus is on mobility, flexibility, harmony, concentration and community. This makes tai chi an option for all ages and abilities.
A gentle low impact cardio, fitball and weights class designed to improve functional strength and flexibility. A class designed specifically for the over 45's.
YMCA Dads, Mums & BubsWith this program, your baby is no impediment to fitness. If they’re five years or under just bring them with you! While you enjoy a structured Y training session together and the chance to connect with other parents, your child is safe in a pram next to you or being supervised by our staff.
YMCA Family BoxingThe focus is on fitness, fun and togetherness with the Y’s unique family-friendly boxing class. Designed for people aged 11 and above, and taught by our expert instructors, it incorporates elements of boxing and circuit classes for all all-over workout.
YMCA Family ClassAt the Y, we know that families who play together stay together. Incorporating running, stretching, agility exercises, obstacle courses, boxing, ball games and more, this familyfriendly fitness program helps you strengthen family bonds by exercising and having fun with your children, and being a role model for healthy living.
YMCA Family FitnessShare good times together as a family and get fit for free with this fun community program. The Y’s Family Fitness class enables parents, their children (from age five) and friends to be active together through diverse exercise-based activities and games that build healthy lifestyles and strong relationships.
YMCA Family SpinExercising as a family is great for motivation, support and togetherness. For anyone aged 12 and above, the Y’s Family Spin program is a non-impact indoor cycle class that burns fat while you have fun. No coordination is required, and sessions cater for all ability and fitness levels.
Family Zumba®Zumba® combines dance, fitness and fun in one addictive package, making it the perfect choice as an activity for families to enjoy together. Fusing hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-tofollow moves, this class is suitable for anyone, regardless of fitness level, so bring the whole family along.
Youth & Kids
At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Thanks to the Y's youth-specific programs and services, more young people in communities around the state are taking a greater interest in learning, building self-confidence and making smarter life choices.
YMCA Arts & CraftsYour child will enjoy exploring their creative side with this exciting Y program. As well as learning new skills, exercising their imagination and creating different craft items to take home each week, creative kids aged from five to 12 will love mixing and making friends with other children in our relaxed Y setting.
YMCA Flexible Respite
Children aged from five to 12 with a physical or intellectual disability are sure to enjoy this After School and Vacation Care program. It offers a range of engaging activities catering to your child’s individual needs and interests – including fun craft, games, music, sports and excursions – and an opportunity to enjoy good times with other children and build allimportant social networks.
YMCA Get Fit Kidz
This after-school program for kids aged between five and 12 is not just about fitness – it’s about positive exercise habits for life. The age-appropriate exercise program is delivered by a qualified Y fitness trainer, with the emphasis on variety, fun, safety, confidence and self-esteem.
YMCA Healthy FuturesHealthy Futures gives youths detained at Cobham Juvenile Justice Centre in regional NSW a range of positive experiences to help them turn their lives around. Through fitness, personal development and vocational training, the program supports young people to rehabilitate, reconnect, share positive experiences and stay out of trouble.
YMCA Homework Help
At the Y, we’re about improving minds as well as bodies, as our Homework Help program for kids aged five to 12 proves. It provides a supportive and friendly after-school environment where children can tackle their homework, supervised and guided by our encouraging staff.
YMCA Itty Bitty Sports
A fun children’s program that challenges body and mind, the Y’s Itty Bitty Sports program focuses on a new sport each session. As well as learning the basic skills required to play each game, your child will develop the life skills needed for teamwork and making friends.
YMCA Kinder Sports
With the Y, you’re never too small to start playing sport. The program is a fun way for children to discover team sports. Pre-schoolers from age three can try their hand at soccer or multisports (soccer, netball, lacrosse, European handball and dodgeball), while the five-to-10-yearolds can choose from outdoor soccer, multi-sports, basketball or badminton.
YMCA Kinder Tots
Need a hand with toddler-taming? This Y program is designed to introduce tots aged 18 months to three years to the concept of structure, the fun way. With help from you, your child will enjoy a variety of exercises each week, developing social skills, strength, coordination and confidence. It’s a great program for connecting you with other families.
YMCA Leaders in Training
Bringing together the many benefits of work experience and volunteering, the Y’s Leaders in Training program is an opportunity for young people to develop their leadership potential. As a part of one of our centre teams, you will gain practical experience in the recreation industry, and grow both personally and socially.
YMCA Learn & GrowFun and learning go hand-in-hand in this program for pre-schoolers aged from three to five. The leaning curriculum covers letters, shapes, colours, hand-eye coordination and much more to keep your child challenged and engaged. Learn & Grow is also the place for them to make friends and learn valuable social skills.
YMCA Teen Fit CampGetting healthy is just one of the many benefits of Teen Fit Camp. Custom-designed for kids aged 12 to 16, it consists of challenging age-appropriate exercises that will give you good fitness habits for life, help you build your confidence and provide great opportunities for fun and friendship.
YMCA Teen Gym
If you’re aged from 11 to 16 and want to feel good inside and out, head down to Teen Gym at the Y. This after-school program is a fun and friendly fitness option just for teenagers, with qualified fitness trainers to show you how to develop positive exercise and healthy eating habits for life. As well as building physical strength and health, Teen Gym will boost your confidence, self-esteem and opportunities for friendship.
YMCA Teen Gym AccessThis fitness program comes with freedom from structured classes, making it a great option for teens aged 12 to 16. You can work at your own pace towards your own goals, while still having access to the social and supportive Y environment for motivation and encouragement.
Aimed at 5 - 12 year olds along with Teen Sports classes, our sports program provides a fun introduction to sports. Each session includes skills, training and a mini-game.
Please call your centre to book a free trial class!
YMCA Indoor Basketball
More than 120 years after the first official game of indoor basketball was played at a YMCA
gym in New York City, this fun sport is a favourite at the Y. With competitions for men,
women, mixed teams and aged teams, plus coaching programs and indoor court hire,
there’s a place for everyone.
YMCA Indoor Netball
Among the most popular of our team sports, indoor netball is a fast, skilful game and a great
way to get fit and make new friends. It’s a popular choice for outdoor netballers wishing to
maintain their fitness during the off-season, and being indoors, it’s weather-proof.
YMCA Indoor Soccer/Futsal
Whatever the weather, your local indoor soccer/futsal pitch is always perfect come gametime at the Y. Sociable competitions for women, men and mixed teams are organised by the Y and are the ideal way to enhance your skills and fitness for your own satisfaction or ready for the outdoor season.
YMCA Birthday Parties
Birthdays are all about family, friends and fun, so where else would you hold your party but at the ultimate community facility
Looking to join a competitive sport? YMCA Indoor Sports Competitions offer great facilities, professional referees and online draws, results and fixtures. Grab a team together or sign up individually and enjoy a social way of keeping fit and healthy.
It’s fast, furious and so much fun to play you’ll wonder why it took you this long to get
involved. Actionball is a six-a-side indoor game played by mixed teams, and being a
combination of netball and basketball, it’s a great way for players of either sport to keep fit
during the off-season.
Where else would you play the sport that the YMCA invented but at the Y? Many of our centres offer this fast-moving sport. We have men’s, women’s, mixed and age comps, coaching programs and indoor court hire. Basketball will keep you fit and you’ll have a lot of fun in the process.
YMCA Indoor Basketball
More than 120 years after the first official game of indoor basketball was played at a YMCA
gym in New York City, this fun sport is a favourite at the Y. With competitions for men,
women, mixed teams and aged teams, plus coaching programs and indoor court hire,
there’s a place for everyone.
YMCA Indoor Netball
Among the most popular of our team sports, indoor netball is a fast, skilful game and a great way to get fit and make new friends. It’s a popular choice for outdoor netballers wishing to maintain their fitness during the off-season, and being indoors, it’s weather-proof.
YMCA Indoor Soccer/FutsalWhatever the weather, your local indoor soccer/futsal pitch is always perfect come gametime at the Y. Sociable competitions for women, men and mixed teams are organised by the Y and are the ideal way to enhance your skills and fitness for your own satisfaction or ready for the outdoor season.
YMCA Indoor Touch
Affiliated with the NSW Touch Association, the Y’s indoor touch competitions are all about action, fitness and friends. Whether you just like to play sport with your mates or you want to maintain your physical condition ready for the football season, indoor touch has a lot to offer.
YMCA Indoor VolleyballIt was invented by a YMCA instructor in the US, but you only have to go as far as your local Y for a great game of indoor volleyball. A fun team sport, indoor volleyball is a highly social activity and ideal for maintaining health and fitness. Our fully equipped indoor stadium ensures your game is weather-proof.
Play for enjoyment and exercise, improve your skills and give your competitive spirit free
reign, all while making friends through the Y’s Netball program. It has so much to offer on
every level, with competitions for all ages and skills coaching to help you make the most of
With a focus on fun, fairness and fitness, the Y’s outdoor touch competitions are professionally run and affiliated to the NSW Touch Association. Choose from junior, senior and mixed teams, enjoy the benefits of great facilities and quality referees, and access online
YMCA Indoor Soccer
Whatever the weather, your local indoor soccer pitch is always perfect come gametime at the Y. Sociable competitions for women, men and mixed teams are organised by the Y and are the ideal way to enhance your skills and fitness for your own satisfaction or ready for the outdoor season.
If you like your racquet sport to be a social experience, badminton makes a top choice. It’s competitive, keeps you on your toes and is great for building aerobic fitness, plus it’s a great way to have fun and link up with other players in your community.
With high quality squash facilities at your local Y, it makes the ideal place to practice, play and build your skills in this exciting, high-speed game. A great sport for developing handeye coordination, agility and quick responses, squash is also an excellent way to stay fit and socialise with friends.
YMCA Seniors Table Tennis
Just one of the many programs for seniors in the community, table tennis is a great way to stay active, meet new people and maintain your competitive edge. Whether you prefer a friendly game or something more robust, you’re sure to meet like minds playing table tennis at the Y.
YMCA Table Tennis
All ages and abilities are welcome to come and play table tennis at the Y. This popular game is highly social and an easy way to meet new people. You can even opt for coaching and guidance from our nationally accredited instructors if you want to develop your skills.
Kids are crazy to play dodgeball at the Y, which is hardly surprising when it’s so exciting – and very sociable. If your child is aged five to 12 they are welcome to come along give it a go. It builds fitness, reflexes and teamwork, and encourages connection and fun with other kids.
YMCA centres regularly open their doors to the wider community through Family Fun Days and other family-focused events. Our facilities are also a popular as birthday party venues, bringing family and friends together for a fun celebration.
YMCA Aqua Birthday Parties
There’s nowhere as cool as the pool for kids’ birthday parties. If your child loves the water, the Y makes a great location for their celebration. We can organise and supervise the event, allowing you to relax while the birthday girl or boy and their guests enjoy fun pool games and activities together.
YMCA Birthday PartiesBirthdays are all about family, friends and fun, so where else would you hold your party but at the ultimate community facility
YMCA Charity Golf Day
This annual fundraising event sees the Y’s corporate partners joining forces for a great cause – supporting the YMCA Siblings Reconnect program. Each year, the YMCA Charity Golf Day aims to raise more than $40,000 for camps that reconnect siblings separated in foster care. For golfers, there’s the satisfaction of lending a helping hand to kids in need, plus the chance to network and practise your drive shot at the renowned Macquarie Links International Golf Club.
City2Surf: Team Y
Join Team Y for the world’s largest fun run, the City2Surf, which starts from Hyde Park in Sydney’s CBD and finishes on the shores of iconic Bondi Beach. The Y has a big team with a big heart; $10 from each membership entry fee goes to our Disability Support Fund, which provides free health and fitness programs for people living with a disability.
YMCA Dive-in MoviesDive in for a night of togetherness, connection and fun with the whole family at the Y’s Dive-in Movie Nights. From the comfort of the pool, relax and enjoy a family-friendly movie, handpicked to ensure fun entertainment for all. And after the movie’s over, enjoy a swim together for a perfect end to the evening.
YMCA Family Fun Days & Nights
Experience how the Y unites communities at our Family Fun Days and Family Fun Nights. A tangible example of community strengthening in action, these events are low-cost and are a great way for families to spend quality time together, with age-appropriate fun for children and plenty of activities for everyone. Come down and see what the Y has to offer you and your family, connect with other families in your community and just have a fun day or evening out.
YMCA Gymnastics Displays
When our young gymnasts showcase the skills they’ve learnt during the year, it’s hard to know who is more proud: the kids or their families. The Y’s Gymnastics Displays provide an opportunity for families to share a special moment, and for younger siblings, it can provide the inspiration and motivation to get involved too.
YMCA Gymnastics Family Days
Don’t be shy; come and try! The Y’s gymnastics open days are family-friendly, and an unbeatable opportunity to inspire your child to get involved by participating in our safe, supervised try-outs. You’ll also be able to tour our other facilities and see everything else we have to offer.
YMCA Grandparent MorningsAt the Y, grandparents are part of the family, too. We know how much you value your time with your grandkids, and our Grandparent Mornings are an opportunity to observe your grandchild’s gymnastics lesson, share special time together and strengthen the bond between the generations.
YMCA Inflatable Fun Days
Wet and wild Inflatable Fun Days at the Y offer a great way to get the kids up off the couch and active. Our pool inflatables are huge – and they’re big on fun, play and healthy exercise, too. Once your children have experienced one Inflatable Fun Day, they won’t want to miss the next.
YMCA Learn-to-Play End-of-Term EventsYour child’s first experience of team sport is a special moment. That’s why we like to celebrate the Y’s Learn-to-Play program with a lively family event for the kids who’ve participated during the season. There are always fun activities, such as a jumping castle, and the free barbecue is a drawcard too.
YMCA SportsAbility Gala DayEveryone with an intellectual or physical disability is welcome to join the Y for our exciting SportsAbility Gala Day. Held to celebrate the International Day of People with Disability in December, it gives you the opportunity to try different events, have fun, meet new people and build team spirit, while learning about our wide range of programs for people with disabilities.
YMCA Sports Competitions End-of-Season EventsThe end of the sporting season is the time to reminisce about the highlights and share a few laughs with teammates. At the Y, we know that team spirit and friendship is built off the field, as well as on, so many of our sporting competitions celebrate season’s end with a barbecue and presentations.
YMCA SwimathonDive In, Help Out and provide vital swimming and water safety skills by supporting the YMCA Swimathon. At this nationwide annual event, people of all ages and abilities come together to swim laps, enjoy time with family and friends, and raise funds for the Y’s Learn-to-Swim program for people with a disability.
There is always something cool to do at YMCA-managed pools during the hot summer holidays. Get a head start with our intensive YMCA Swimming Lessons, enjoy inflatable fun, dive in movie events and picnic days, or just cool off.
YMCA Adult Squad
Do your heart and your joints a favour with this water-based program. Adult Squad improves cardiovascular fitness while avoiding impact-related strains associated with land-based activities. It’s suitable for a wide range of swimming abilities and fitness levels, and is a great way to connect.
YMCA AquaWith this unique, sociable workout, you get fit while the water takes the weight, eliminating much of the impact and gravitational stress of land-based exercise programs. As a result, YMCA Aqua is ideal as part of an injury rehab program, as well as for general fitness, strength and endurance training.
YMCA Aqua babyIntroduce your little one to the water in the safe surrounds of a YMCA Aquababy class. With a focus on parental education and connection, this progressive, early childhood program for infants aged from six months (or four months if they have had all their vaccinations) is ideal for any mum or dad who wants their baby or toddler to learn to swim early and gain water safety skills for life.
YMCA Aqua AerobicsWith this unique, sociable workout, you get fit while the water takes the weight, eliminating much of the impact and gravitational stress of land-based exercise programs. As a result, YMCA Aqua Aerobics is ideal as part of an injury rehab program, as well as for general fitness, strength and endurance training.
YMCA Aqua DeepPrepare to be challenged with fun, impact-free exercises designed to improve balance, agility, posture, flexibility and core strength. This welcoming class uses water resistance combined with a cardio component for toning and fitness.
YMCA AquaFitGet together at the Y with a fun-loving bunch of AquaFit fans who use water resistance to increase cardiovascular fitness. The low-impact program is kind on joints and accommodates all fitness levels, allowing you to work out in either the shallow or deep sections of the pool.
YMCA Aqua Gold
If you enjoy good music, good friends and good fun, you’ll love YMCA Aqua Gold. With no complicated moves, this mature-aged program uses light dumbbells, noodles and other equipment in both resistance and low-impact cardiovascular exercise.
YMCA Holiday Aqua Fun
Banish boredom and turn up the school holiday fun with a trip to your local Y-managed pool. Book those all-important swimming lessons, work on your fitness, cool off or watch the kids have a blast with our Inflatable Fun program. There’s so much going on, the only question is what to do next.
YMCA Holiday Splash
The Y’s intensive Learn-to-Swim program is a school holiday staple. Taught by qualified, friendly instructors, the course covers water safety, and stroke development and correction in a safe and stress-free environment so you can be confident your kids will enjoy the learning process.
YMCA Hydro Aqua
If you’re looking for a gentle aquatic exercise class, this Y program is made for you. A popular choice with older adults, it uses the hydrotherapy pool where the water is warm all year round. This welcoming and friendly program caters for all abilities and levels of fitness so don’t be shy – join us today!
Conducted in the warm, chest-deep spa, hydrotherapy involves individually designed exercises. These are taught by a Therapy Max physiotherapist in a 30-minute session according to your health needs, whether muscular relaxation, swelling reduction or easier movement.
YMCA Swimming Lessons
Swimming and water safety skills are just part of what your child will gain with YMCA Swimming Lessons.
Swimming strokes such as freestyle and backstroke are an important part of swimming. However it’s vital your children learn personal survival skills, not for just the pool, but rivers, lakes and the ocean. With YMCA Swimming Lessons, your child will learn these lifesaving skills. They’ll also have access to the pool outside of lesson times, receive merchandise discounts, and there’s no re-enrolment process. Our nationally accredited teachers give you regular feedback on progress, and a certificate after your child completes each level.
YMCA Lunch Fitness GroupLunchtime is a great time to find fun and fitness at your local Y-managed pool. This group of confident lap swimmers meets at scheduled times, and offers advice on technique plus encouragement and an opportunity to recharge your batteries after a busy morning.
YMCA Masters Swim Squad
Discover a community of like-minded swimmers at Masters Swim Squad. They like to keep fit and have fun while they’re doing it. This friendly squad is a popular choice for matureaged people who swim for exercise, and can be relied on for encouragement and a warm welcome.
YMCA Shallow Aqua
The water may be shallow but there’s nothing superficial about the results that this program
delivers. Taking place in the leisure pool, this friendly and supportive class uses the water for
resistance training to enhance cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance.
YMCA SwimFit AdultsTake your swimming skills, strength and endurance to the next level with this sociable land and pool program. Designed for confident lap swimmers of all ages and fitness levels, the program is run by professional coaches whose technique tips and encouragement will help you achieve real results and personal goals.
YMCA Swim Squads
Whether you’re a competitive or recreational swimmer, the Y has a swim squad that’s just right for you. Drills, stroke correction and advice on technique from professional coaches will help you get the most from your program, reach your goals, and get fit and have fun in the process.
We offer a range of gymnastics options, from Kindergym programs to elite gymnastics through to adult gymnastics.
YMCA Artistic GymnasticsJoining an artistic gymnastics program with a leader in the field like the Y is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to discover this challenging sport. It develops strength, coordination, flexibility, motor skills and confidence, and the friendly setting is a great place to meet new people.
YMCA Elite GymnasticsThe Elite Gymnastics program at YMCA Epping sees athletes gain access to world-class facilities, instructors and programming. The program has produced numerous international gymnasts in the past 30 years, including an Olympian, and participants have the opportunity to compete at many state, national and international competitions. It promotes both physical and personal development, and allows young people to connect with those who share the same passion.
YMCA KindergymCircuses, superheroes, Olympics and other exciting themes mean there’s always fun to be found at the Y’s Kindergym, for children aged 18 months to five years. As a parent, you will appreciate the beneficial impact on your kids – such as improved coordination, problem-solving and confidence. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to participate by offering support, boosting their confidence and seeing them learn and develop in front of your eyes.
YMCA Rhythmic GymnasticsThe Y’s Rhythmic Gymnastics program combines elegance of ballet, the aerobics of dance and the coordination of artistic gymnastics. Using balls, hoops and ribbons, this Olympic sport builds gross motor skills, balance and coordination, and you’ll enjoy the fun, friendly environment, too.
YMCA Colours Gymnastics
The Colours classes are focused on teaching the fundamental body movements and equipment skills of Gymnastics in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Here the children are taught to a programmed assessment system which still revolves around fun. We follow a progressive colour system which is Orange, Blue and Red for the boys; Pink, Blue and Red for the girls. At the completion of a colour each gymnast receives a certificate and progresses to the next colour.
YMCA Stages Classes
The Stages classes are focused on further developing the fundamental body movements and use of equipment skills of Artistic Gymnastics in a friendly, supportive and challenging atmosphere.
This class is for children who have completed the colour assessment or have been assessed before attending classes. Gymnasts are now tested to a 1-5 stages system, and whilst the emphasis is still on enjoyment this prepares the gymnast for more difficult skills and the option to enter into Levels Gymnastics.
Gymnastics Levels (WAG, MAG)
GYMFIT is a non-assessment class for both boys and girls. GYMFIT is about fun, gymnastics, fitness, personal challenges and time to spend with other peers.
It is a class where not only Gymnastics skills are included, but also fitness style exercise, whether it will be working out in the Fitness Centre, using the Pit trampoline or running laps around the oval. A class, where you can still learn and practice handstands and cartwheels, skills on bars, beam and vault.
YMCA Adult GymnasticsWhether you’re a beginner wanting an introduction to gymnastics or an ex-gymnastic keen to rediscover some form, you’ll fit right in. Adult Gymnastics at the Y is a fun and friendly program for women and men aged 16 and above, incorporating all apparatus plus stretching and conditioning.
YMCA Sports AcrobaticsYou get the best of both worlds with the Y’s unique Sports Acrobatics program; the physical benefits of a gym class combined with the shared enjoyment of being part of a team. Stretch, jump and tumble in pairs, trios or fours. It’s a blast, whatever your age, ability or gender.
Power tumbling is performed on elevated spring runway that help tumblers propel themselves high as they demonstrate speed, strength and skill while executing a series of acrobatic manoeuvres. Top-level contenders will perform explosive somersaults with multiple flips and twists.
YMCA Teen & Adult GymnasticsEveryone aged 16 and above is welcome at this broad-based gym program, which incorporates all apparatus plus stretching and conditioning time for strength and flexibility. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an ex-gymnast, you’ll find plenty to enjoy, including the friendly atmosphere.
YMCA TrampoliningNo room for a trampoline at home? No problem! Just sign your kids up for trampolining at the Y. It provides the perfect introduction to the skills of this Olympic sport for children with and without experience. It’s not only fun, but great for their fitness, interpersonal skills and social lives.
With the FitAbility program, which tailors Y programs to individuals or groups with a physical or intellectual disability, it’s all about functional fitness and options for adults. We provide practical assistance, a positive atmosphere and the opportunity to connect through shared experiences, making physical activity a rewarding experience for you.
At GymAbility, the Y’s recreational and competitive gymnastics program for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, you can try your hand at trampoline jumps, tumbling and more in a fun, safe and soft environment. Progress at your own pace, develop coordination, flexibility, motor skills and confidence, and experience the satisfaction of achieving and excelling.
Playing sport is a great way for people with an intellectual or physical disability to get active, challenge themselves and discover their competitive spirit. Through the Y’s SportsAbility program, we can modify court and wheelchair sports to make participation possible and fun, unite people with shared interests and provide a pathway to involvement in mainstream sports.
SwimAbility grew from the Y’s belief that everyone, whatever their physical or intellectual ability, should have access to potentially life-saving swimming lessons. If you have extra needs, this program will help build your aquatic fitness, skills and confidence, and empower you to achieve your best. While you have the time of your life, our experienced instructors will ensure you’re always in safe hands.
The Y’s team-based physical program for adults and young people with an intellectual disability, CheerAbility is about being active, having fun and making friends. Offering a wide range of activities – such as gymnastics, cheer, dance and sports acrobatics – the program fosters fitness, learning, self-esteem and team spirit.
This unique, research-based exercise program has had proven success in enhancing the mood, self-esteem, confidence and energy of people with mental illness. It provides free 60 days’ unlimited access to Y facilities, a customised exercise program with one-on-one support and valuable opportunities for improving fitness and social connections.
YMCA Indigenous Management Academy
The Academy was established to create career opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are passionate about sport and recreation. It operates three-year Indigenous traineeships at Y-owned or managed centres.
YMCA Integrated RecreationBy connecting adults with physical and intellectual disabilities to mainstream community groups and experiences, this innovative program builds social networks and independent living skills. Fun is had by all who share the activities, which range from bowling and picnics to holidays and camps.
YMCA Vietnam VeteransSharing mateship, war stories and fitness goals gives this group exercise class a unique spirit. While its focus is on maintaining strength, flexibility and functional fitness, the program is a valuable way for Vietnam veterans to connect with each other.
Health and Fitness
At the Y, health and fitness is about so much more than a visit to the gym. It's about wellness of body, mind and spirit, which explains why people pay more than 1.3 million visits to our facilities each year. Of course, we offer a wide range of exercise options, from personal training to group fitness classes, but what sets us apart, and keeps people coming back, is the warm welcome and sense of belonging. As you work towards your goals, you'll have not only our qualified instructors but the wider Y community behind you.
With so many group fitness options to choose from at the Y, there’s sure to be a class that’s right for you. Whether you choose aerobics, boxing, circuits or something else, you’ll find there’s nothing better than group fitness for motivation, encouragement, networking and making new friends.
YMCA Ab Blast/Abs & CoreUp the intensity of your workout with a program that strengthens your lower back and develops all abdominal areas. The exercises will keep you motivated and challenged, and you’ll appreciate the results and the friendly company.
YMCA AbsThis intense 15-minute workout is short, sharp and targets all areas of the abdominals to ensure your core achieves tip-top condition, while also strengthening the lower back. The short duration makes the class ideal for busy people, or combine it with a longer workout for a more social experience.
YMCA ABTTone up and look terrific with a program that blitzes those common problem areas
YMCA BBTMore than just a workout for cardiovascular fitness, the dynamic BBT program targets trouble spots. The toning, sculpting effect on your belly, butt and thighs will help you to look as good as you feel, and the sociable environment is great for making new friends.
YMCA Beep Test/Shuttle RunDesigned to complement any cardio exercise program, this test offers the ideal way to stay motivated and on track to achieve your fitness goals. Held monthly, it measures your cardiovascular fitness, tracking improvement so you know exactly how much you have achieved.
BODYATTACK™BODYATTACK™ is the sports-inspired cardio workout that builds your strength and stamina. This high-energy interval training class combines athletic aerobic movements with strength and stabilisation exercises to help you achieve your fitness goals.
BODYBALANCE™BODYBALANCE™ is the holistic yoga, tai chi, Pilates workout that builds your flexibility and strength, and leaves you feeling centred and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a structured series of moves help you achieve a state of harmony and balance.
YMCA Body BikeIndoor cycling gives your body a fun cardio workout that burns calories, strengthens muscles and increases endurance. Various terrains
YMCA Body BurnBanish boredom with this fun and varied program designed to increase cardio fitness, promote muscular endurance and burn calories. A moderate-to-high-intensity workout, it uses boxing, free weights, kettlebells, medicine balls and more to keep you on your toes.
BODYCOMBAT™BODYCOMBAT™ is the empowering cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic, fun program is inspired by mixed martial arts, and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai.
BODYJAM™An addictive fusion of the latest dance styles and hottest new sounds, this program puts as much emphasis on fun as on breaking a sweat. Learn to move with attitude, burning calories and building coordination as you go, and enjoy connecting with a great group of dance-loving people.
BODYPUMP™Sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body fast with the original barbell workout. Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning, encouraged all the way by your friendly instructor and class-mates.
BODYSTEP™BODYSTEP™ is the energising and fun step workout that makes you feel liberated and alive. Using a height-adjustable step and simple movements on, over and around the step, you’ll push fatburning systems into high gear, followed by muscle conditioning moves for shaping and toning.
YMCA Boot CampFresh air, fun and a unique team spirit are just some of the pluses of the 10-week YMCA Boot Camp. This varied outdoor program incorporates medicine balls and other equipment, as well as a great range of activities like boxing and obstacle courses, to help you reach your goals.
YMCA BoxingA popular boxing-style workout, this program combines the best of impact and cardio training. You’ll learn new skills and moves, improve coordination and enjoy getting fit with the support of a friendly and encouraging group.
YMCA Box & BurnIf you’ve ever wanted to try a boxing-style workout, this program provides a lively introduction. It’s a basic boxing and cardio circuit class that’s easy to follow and sociable, too. Best of all, at just 30-minutes long, even busy people can make time for it.
YMCA BoxfitWhy bottle up stress when taking the Y’s Boxfit class provides instant relief? The boxing-style workout combines both impact and cardio-training, and suits people of all fitness levels. There’s a relaxed, social vibe, and if you bring a friend you can work out together for added motivation.
YMCA Cardio BoxGet fit and stay in shape with the Y’s Cardio Box, a program that incorporates the best of cardio training and bodyweight resistance exercises. The class is a great way to improve coordination, and as part of an enthusiastic and friendly group, you’ll be motivated and supported all the way.
Challenge Fitness CampFresh air, fun and a unique team spirit are just some of the pluses of the Challenge Fitness Camp. This varied outdoor program incorporates medicine balls and other equipment, as well as a great range of activities like boxing and obstacle courses, to help you reach your goals.
YMCA CircuitYour body will soon start to feel and display the benefits of the high-intensity aerobics and resistance training that comprise this program. Circuit at the Y is fun, easy to follow, yet because it’s several workouts in one, you’ll improve cardio fitness, tone and burn unwanted fat.
YMCA Circuit/Cardio BlastSpice up your exercise plan with a workout that targets all areas of fitness. Based on an interval training format, combining bursts of aerobic activity with exercises requiring muscular strength and endurance, it makes a great choice for people who enjoy a varied and friendly fitness program.
YMCA Circuit/RunThis combination fitness program brings reflex, power projection, strength and cardiovascular fitness into play for a complete workout. A run kick-starts the sociable Y group class, followed by a concentrated abs and back workout, and finally a stretch and cool-down routine.
YMCA Core BlastShort, sharp and intense, this half-hour workout focuses on getting your core in shape. A variety of exercises and challenges keep it interesting as you develop all areas of your abdominals and strengthen your lower back, supported all the way from your friendly instructor and class-mates.
YMCA Core ConditioningIf you want to reach peak condition so that you can make the most of every day, this fun circuit-based Y program is for you. The workout conditions muscle groups utilised in functional, everyday movements, and includes major muscle exercises to help burn calories.
YMCA Cross CircuitUsing an interval-style training format, this program is all about variety, results and the fun of sharing a group fitness experience. Using our Octane equipment, Cross Circuit at the Y combines cardio, endurance and resistance training to boost your fitness on a number of levels.
YMCA Cross TrainSet yourself a fitness challenge with the Y’s Cross Train program. Whatever your abilities or level of fitness, this workout keeps it fresh and fun. Combining exercises for cardio fitness with circuit training, the program is ideal if you’re ready to take your fitness up a notch.
Looking for a short, sharp workout that’ll inspire you to the next level of fitness while
strengthening and toning your body? Based on cutting-edge scientific research, the
choreographed 30-minute CXWORX™ program combines the best of personal training with the
energy and social vibe of a group fitness class
YMCA CyclingThis sociable program brings the challenge of outdoor cycling indoors for a guided workout that incorporates various terrains and intervals. Great music and your enthusiastic instructor will help motivate you as you reach for your goals, whatever your fitness level.
One class, full-body fitness! What could be easier? The Y’s Energy program is based on an intervaltraining
format where bursts of aerobic activity are interspersed with resistance-training sessions
and abdominal/core work. The variety results in a fun experience for all in this friendly class.
YMCA Express Row
Rowing goes fast and furious with this express indoor class that’s perfect for busy bodies
without hours to spare. Build up a sweat, burn calories and get toned all over – you’ll love the
results and the company of a great group of people who like to challenge themselves.
YMCA Fat BurnerDesigned for fitness, fun and
YMCA Fighting FitFun is as important as fitness in this interval training program. Fighting Fit at the Y focuses on burning maximum calories using a range of exercises, some including glove and pad work. Best of all, it can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of fitness or ability. All you need is bags of energy.
YMCA Functional FitnessWant to maintain everyday fitness so you can function well at home and work? This highly practical program targets muscle tone through strengthening and developing exercises, while raising the heart rate for cardio fitness. The group enjoys a great team spirit, too.
A high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program, the Y’s Go-Go-Stop! workout is a winner for
all-over fitness. By mixing the calorie-burning ‘go’ phases with functional fitness exercises
during the ‘stop’ rest breaks, you’ll achieve great results. It’s fun, too, thanks to the sociable Y
50/50 (BODYPUMP™/BODYSTEP™)This program wraps two Les Mills favourites into one full-on body blitz. The BODYPUMP™ barbell workout sculpts, tone and strengthens your entire body, while BODYSTEP™ is an energising and fun step workout that pushes fat-burning systems into high gear.
YMCA GroupFit Circuit TrainingThe fresh alternative to fitness workouts that have gone stale, this circuit program incorporates hand weights, fit balls, step, skipping and more to keep you active and engaged. Choose this lively class for building all-round fitness in good company.
YMCA Gym Spin
Taking a stationary exercise bike for a spin burns serious calories, and it’s great for cardio
fitness, too. This sociable 45-minute program focuses on interval and strength training, and
it’s delivered by a Y instructor so you can be sure your workout is of the highest quality
YMCA Hard CoreAbs looking less than awesome? If so, this friendly group fitness program has your name written all over it. The intense, 30-minute workout has been designed specifically to blast your core with a range of exercises that develop all abdominal areas while strengthening the lower back.
YMCA Heart ClassIf heart health is top of mind for you after a cardiac episode, this unique and welcoming program has a lot to offer. The class focuses on safe, effective transition exercises for those who have had cardiac rehab, either at a medical practice or in hospital, so you will need medical clearance from your GP.
YMCA Kettlebell Class
Given that the kettlebell has been used for centuries, you can be confident that this workout
is worth the effort. The rounded weights, held securely by handles, are highly effective in
toning and developing muscles, and the Y’s group fitness environment is both supportive
Even with a busy life, you can still achieve fitness and a great physique with this rapid results
30-minute program. Targeting the trouble areas of legs, bum and tum, the Y’s sociable LBT
program will help you sculpt and tone so you feel as fit as you look.
YMCA Olympic Lifting
If you’re on a mission to build lean muscle fast, the Y’s Olympic Lifting program is the
workout for you. Learn the basics of weightlifting using correct posture and technique
to maximise your hypertrophy training, and enjoy the connection and motivation that
characterises group fitness.
YMCA Outdoor Body Blitz
Fast-track your fitness program and enjoy a healthy dose of fresh air in the process with the Y’s Outdoor Body Blitz. This is a premium boot camp-style workout for all ages and fitness levels that will push you to achieve your very best while enjoying the camaraderie of a funloving fitness group.
Whether you’re new to exercise or an experienced athlete, the friendly Pilates class at the Y is the place to improve muscular strength, core stability, posture and flexibility. Pilates works the body as a single unit, focusing on alignment and positioning to lengthen and strengthen the deeper trunk muscle.
YMCA Power BlastThis short, sharp class is the perfect all-rounder for anyone wanting to improve cardio fitness and muscular endurance. Go hard for 30 minutes, working every part of the body, as part of a motivated, friendly and fitness-loving group
The YMCA RegimeEmbodying the principle that the body trains the mind, Powerstrike™ combines martial arts and fitness aerobics in a heart-pumping, energising hour of choreographed punches and kicks. Extend your physical limits to realise your inner potential.
Rip:60™Promising a total body transformation in just 60 days plus good times with fun people, this suspended weight-training program uses revolutionary rotating straps and your own body as resistance. Working your core, lower body and upper body, you’ll train towards the ripped look you’ve always wanted.
RPM™RPM™ is the friendly indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music. Take on the terrain with your inspiring coach who leads the pack through hills, flats, mountain peaks, time trials and interval training. Discover the athlete within; sweat and burn to reach your endorphin high.
YMCA Running Group
If you have the City2Surf in your sights or another running event, or you simply prefer to run
in company, the Y’s Running Group is for you. It provides a positive training environment with
plenty of encouragement and can be a great place to meet people with similar interests.
Featuring simple but seriously hot dance moves, SH’BAM™ is the way to shape up and
showcase your inner star, even if you’re dance-challenged. Set to a soundtrack of charttopping
hits, dance music, remixed classics and modern Latin beats, SH’BAM™ is a fun,
sociable way to exercise.
YMCA SpinAs much about inspiration as perspiration, this indoor cycling program is non-impact and a great fat-burner. Sessions require no coordination and cater for all levels of experience and fitness as you control the intensity. The strong team spirit makes for a thoroughly enjoyable workout, too.
YMCA Spin CircuitThis program brings together the best of indoor cycling and outdoor interval/circuit training for a varied workout that keeps you interested and engaged. Get the heart pumping and the legs moving for all-round fitness, and enjoy the camaraderie of this friendly group class.
Blitzing butt and thighs, burning calories and working the abs – the Y’s Step program is a
great all-over workout. Using a stationary step, you’ll follow a simple choreographed routine
in the company of an enthusiastic instructor and a motivated, friendly class.
YMCA Step/Pump Mix
Two popular workouts, step and pump, come together in the Y’s exciting and friendly
‘mix’ program. Thirty minutes of step will work your lower body and get your heart-rate up,
followed by a half-hour of body-toning pump. If you’re short on time, you can attend either
half of the program.
YMCA Strength & Sculpt
Whether you want to tone-up all over or target specific areas, this program will soon have you looking your best. The workout focuses on strengthening and sculpting muscles using bands and weights, and the group class format means you’re never short on friendly motivation.
Look no further for a low-impact class designed to keep you supple. Stretch at the Y is the
ultimate in floor-based programs. Whatever your fitness level, it will help improve joint and
muscular flexibility without undue strain on your body, and you’ll appreciate the supportive
YMCA Super CircuitRevolutionise the way you train with an all-over workout alongside a fun-loving bunch of people. A cross training/circuit-based class, Super Circuit at the Y works your entire body using a combination of resistance and cardiovascular exercises to improve muscle strength and tone.
Suspension training using resistance straps is one of the latest ways to build strength, core
stability and endurance. As part of a friendly and inclusive group class, you’ll perform dynamic
movements throughout the intense 30-minute express program to give your core a great
YMCA Power Box
Introduce this sociable boxing-style program into your workout week for cardio and upper
body fitness. Modifiable to suit your fitness level, the Y’s Power Box uses boxing training
equipment and resistance to strengthen and tone upper body muscles, and improve core
stability and fitness.
YMCA Power Hour
Fitness, fun and friendly people – you’ll find all three at the Y’s Power Hour. With all the variety
of a cross-training/circuit-based class, this program combines resistance and cardio training
for a full body workout that improves muscle tone as well as general fitness.
Powerstrike™Embodying the principle that the body trains the mind, Powerstrike™ combines martial arts and fitness aerobics in a heart-pumping, energising hour of choreographed punches and kicks. Extend your physical limits to realise your inner potential.
Let this program take you right out of your comfort zone to show you the physical results
you’re capable of achieving. The format is based on a trio of three-minute, high-intensity
workouts that target your physical conditioning and mental perseverance. It’s full-on yet
supportive, and the results are worth it.
YMCA Trim & Tone
If it’s time to show that muffin-top the door, join the Y’s Trim & Tone program, which
specialises in the body bits that cause the most trouble. The class is low impact and easy to
follow, and you’ll enjoy shaping up with a fun group of people.
YMCA Upper ResistanceWhether your aim is to find an introduction to resistance training, grow your confidence or simply bring some variation to your existing training, this program has much to offer. As well as building upper body strength, this welcoming and supportive class is great place to build friendships.
If you like a surprise, you’ll love the Y’s Workout of the Week (W.O.W.), which is inspired by
our trainers and presented once a week. It’s an express program, working out the entire body
in just 30 minutes using minimal equipment. Expect to get fit fast and have fun.
YMCA Yoga/Yoga (Dynamic)Relaxing, revitalising, energising – the benefits of yoga are endless. At the Y’s friendly yoga class, you’ll follow a guided sequence of postures designed to align and extend the body while activating muscles to help you achieve the long, lean physique you’ve always wanted.
YMCA Yoga (Hatha)
Overcome daily stress and increase wellbeing by working with posture (asana), breathing (pranayama) and relaxation (yoga nidra). This Y program is ideal if you want to feel better in mind, body and spirit, and the welcoming class will make you wish you’d joined long ago.
YMCA Yoga (Power)Increase strength, energy and vitality through dynamic movement and meditation. This Y yoga program is designed to improve body awareness and physiological and anatomical alignment as part of an inclusive group fitness class guided by a friendly and professional instructor.
YMCA Yoga (Vinyasa)Characterised by the relationship between breath and dynamic movement, Vinyasa Yoga focuses on the journey between postures as well the postures themselves. Guided by a friendly instructor, this program makes every movement flow, for improved circulation, flexibility and strength.
A fusion of the very best of yoga and Pilates, Yogalates at the Y is a fitness program that works on strength and body awareness. Learn to control the body’s core postural muscles for relaxation and flexibility, and enjoy sharing your progress with a sociable and supportive group.
YWCA EncoreThis free eight-week program connects women who have experienced breast cancer through gentle exercise, relaxation, support and information. Operating in Australia for more than 25 years, YWCA Encore helps restore strength, mobility, flexibility, confidence and general wellbeing.
Zumba®Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people towards joy and health.
A no rest, no limits intense muscular endurance workout. Get the blood flowing through the major muscles to prepare your body and ready for the all-important weekend.
Release stress and tension that builds everyday with a combination of boxing, kick boxing and power exercise. A real workout!
A mystery class that is guaranteed to get results. Expect the unexpected as this class changes every week.
Great music to make you move your body. Work heart fitness with a little strengthwork to power through your day. This class is a little bit of everything.
Small Group Training
Calorie burning, body energising and awe inspiring movement! Zumba fuses hyptonic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a session like no other, no matter the fitness level. There are no wrong moves in Zumba! This is a class for kids and beginners.
YMCA Cardio Pump
The perfect combination of strength and cardio. Shape and tone your entire body with a strength routine based on the hugely successful BodyPUMP™ program, then get your heart pumping with a simple cardio workout using a step platform.
PrYme Movers Programs
PrYme Movers, which includes both land and water-based programs for mature adults, is based on progressive resistance training, and incorporates aerobic exercise, balance and flexibility classes. However, far from being just an exercise program, PrYme is a powerful social network for our participants who enjoy regular outings together and are encouraged to stay on after their class for coffee and a chat. PrYme Movers encourages participation and belonging, which are fundamental to quality of life.
YMCA PrYme ActiveWant to trim years off your heart and lungs? Join PrYme Active, a fitness program for mature adults. Focusing on cardio fitness, which tends to decrease with age, this group workout offers an encouraging and friendly environment that motivates you to achieve.
YMCA PrYme Aqua
If you enjoy good music, good friends and good fun, you’ll love PrYme Aqua. With no complicated moves, this mature-aged program uses light dumbbells, noodles and other equipment in both resistance and low-impact cardiovascular exercise.
YMCA PrYme Dance
Dance your way to fitness and fun with this program for mature adults. When you join a Y PrYme Dance class, you’ll discover that the moves are gentle and easy to follow, while regularly changing routines and styles keep it interesting. The sociable setting is ideal for making new connections, too.
YMCA PrYme Life (Tai Chi)
Join a group of friendly mature adults for the Y’s PrYme Life program, and make new connections while enhancing your physical and mental wellbeing. The class uses tai chi’s slow, controlled movements to increase flexibility, strength, fitness and body awareness. It’s also an excellent form of meditation.
YMCA PrYme Start
The measured pace of this sociable fitness program makes it the ideal choice for mature adults, particularly if you’re a beginner or want to reclaim control of your fitness after a period of inactivity. Each gentle move is designed to increase your strength, fitness and cardiovascular health.
YMCA PrYme StrengthGet the most out of everyday living with a warm and welcoming program specifically designed to enhance strength, stability and balance. A workout based on resistance training, PrYme Strength will assist with strengthening your muscles and joints to give you better mobility and greater confidence.
YMCA PrYme Strength & StretchA focus on improving strength, balance, mobility and flexibility makes the PrYme Strength & Stretch program a popular choice for mature adults. Whatever your ability, this low-impact class can help to improve your functional fitness, and the characteristic friendly Y setting is a bonus.
YMCA PrYme Strength/Zumba®Alternating between strength-building exercises and fun Zumba®-style dance moves, this Y program combines the best elements of two classes. It’s a smart choice for mature adults or those requiring rehabilitation exercises who want to improve everyday fitness in a friendly setting.
PrYme Functional Fitness
For Strong Bones. A supervised, previously designed strength program, using gymnasium equipment for strong bones. Please make an appointment with gym staff prior to starting this program.
PrYme Easy Movers Functional Fitness
A great start for people for health restrictions that limit their ability to stay active. This class is conducted whilst seated in a chair and will increase the range of movement, improve your co-ordination and rhythm.
PrYme Living Longer Living Stronger
Strength, Balance, Gait, Flexibility and Co-ordination. Supervised strength training activities, using a combination of free weights and weight machines. Each participant is assessed and a program is tailored. Participants then take part in regular group
PrYme Easy Movers
A great start for people for health restrictions that limit their ability to stay active. This class is conducted whilst seated in a chair and will increase the range of movement, improve your co-ordination and rhythm.
PrYme Total Body
A class designed for heart fitness with elements of strength and flexibility incorporated to be a total body workout.
Enjoy our modified version of volleyball. Held in the sports hall this program is lots of fun and great for keeping the body and mind active.
YMCA Personal Training
Raise the bar on your health and fitness goals with our professional and affordable personal training. Our qualified and friendly personal trainers know all the tips and techniques for making your workout work hard for you, and they’ll keep you motivated and support you all the way so you reach your goals sooner.