Health & Wellness

The YMCA was established to help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  We want to help you achieve this goal by joining with our fitness and wellness family today.  We offer everything from orientations and assessments to group exercise classes to personal training.  No matter what you are looking for we have it in our fitness and wellness department.  Click on any of the links to the left for information on fitness for you and the whole family!

Download an overview of our fitness programs HERE.


Partners in healing the whole person.

Helping cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery.

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a free, 12-Week program to help ease you back into fitness and maintain confidence. As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll the disease and its treatment can take on your spirit, mind and body. You want to begin to heal and reclaim your health. But where do you start? LIVESTRONG at the YMCA can help.


No one experiences cancer in the same way. Participants come to the program with different physical challenges and lifestyle goals. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA provides you with individualized attention and an approach to recovery that targets the areas you need to rebuild. There is no competition here-physical activities are tailored to match only what you’re able to accomplish.


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA staff have been specially trained to work with cancer survivors and patients. They’re exercise experts who understand your unique physical needs and concerns and help you address them safely. They’re also relationship builders with the empathy and the ability to connect with and develop relationships with and among cancer survivors and their families.


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on you the whole person not the disease. The free, 12-week program meets twice a week using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain your confidence. You’ll focus on:

  • Building muscle mass and strength
  • Increasing flexibility and endurance
  • Improving confidence and self-esteem

Class Information:

We are currently in our first session of the year. Please check back for the latest updates on the next class dates.  Applications are available below and at the member services desk. If you would like to attend a future class please turn your application in to Cam Bankhead at the YMCA member services desk.



Personal Training

Meet Our Personal Trainers

Personal Training Flier

Whether you want to improve your overall health, increase your strength, train for a  special event or just become more comfortable with using exercise equipment, personal training may be your answer. No matter your health or wellness goal, the YMCA’s personal training program can provide you the support and motivation you need to reach it.

Key benefits of working with a personal trainer include:

*Accountability, motivation and encouragement

*Improve the quality of your life

*Learn life-long key exercise principles

*Help in setting just the right pace and intensity level

*Expertise to turn your dreams into a reality

Cost: Sessions available for $25 per hour

Contact our Director of Healthy Living to get started today!

Teen and Youth Fitness

Experience our group exercise classes for youth and teens including Family Fitness 101, and Power Hour For Teens Only!

Teen Hour Flyer

Family Fitness 101 

Learn to work out with your child using resistance machines and cardio equipment. This class will certify you and your child to work out together in the fitness center. Pre-registration required at the Front Desk.

Time: For current class times here is the current flyer.

Ages:  12 – 14, with a parent

Cost: $10 per child/adult pair

Active Older Adults

The Sumter Family YMCA offers many classes to keep you fit, healthy and young at heart. Whether you enjoy yoga, want to improve your balance and agility, or try a class in the water, you are sure to find lots of fun and variety. We also have several social activities for Active Older Adults each month. Some include a field trip and others are a bit of fun right here at the Y. Check them out!

Monthly Friday Activities

Monthly Movies Schedule

Active Older Adults Schedule

Fitness Center Orientation

Once you have joined the YMCA it is time for you take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle. Our orientation is a great way for you to learn your way around the fitness center with the help of our fitness staff. Contact our Director of Healthy Living  for more details on this FREE member service.

Activ Trax is our newest system designed to take the guess work out of your workout! Too often we look for simple solutions but can’t find any. Activ Trax will serve as a comprehensive virtual personal trainer that takes you at your current fitness level and challenges you from there. Additionally, YMCA staff is able to see your questions and respond to your needs as you progress. In the end, it is a tool available to you – a tool that we hope makes your membership more valuable.

Nutrition Consultation

This one-hour individual consultation with the Healthy Living Director is designed to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Weight and body composition will be assessed. You will also receive a customized eating plan based on your specific needs and goals.

$45/ Member    $67.50/ Potential Member

Advanced registration is required.

InBody Analysis

Body Composition Analyzer from Biospace

Monitoring your weight is not enough. It can be misleading when used as an indicator of progress and health. Your body is a complex structure made of different components: water, fat and muscle. In 30 seconds, you will receive a detailed results sheet of the components that are the key in understanding more about your body. It is a more accurate method of bio-impedance analysis, and it is 98% accurate to the dexa scan.

Register at the membership desk

Sign up for your test at the Fitness Desk

Single session:
$15/members; $22.50/potential members

Four session package:
$40/members; $60/potential members

Team F.I.T.®

If you enjoyed Team YFIT, you may wish to take the next step to competition. Join Team F.I.T.®  for training, support, motivation, and friendly competition as they compete in local and regional physique competitions.

All participants must be at or below 23% body fat before beginning this program. (Body fat analysis is available for $5.)

* Participants must be familiar and comfortable with circuit training and weight room equipment.

* Potential members must join the Y to use the facility outside of meetings.

* Register at the Front Desk.

* No refunds given after the first meeting.

For more information download our brochure HERE.

Interested in the SC Bodybuilding Competition? Find out more HERE.

Group Fitness Classes

One of the best benefits you have as a member of the YMCA is access to all our group exercise classes. We offer everything from Spinning to water fitness to the latest group fitness sensation, Zumba. Come be a part of a group exercise class and be part of something big!

View our group fitness schedule »

Fitness Assessments

Ages: 15 & Up

Let us help you be your best!  You can’t reach your goals without knowing where to start so we’re here to help!  A Fitness Assessment is the first stepon your road to achieving the results you want.  The Fitness Assessment  includes the following:

Body Composition Analysis
Blood Pressure
3 Minute Step Test
Muscular Endurance Test
Muscular Strength Test
Flexibility Test

Contact Director of Healthy Living today to reserve your spot.

Registration:  Ongoing

Cost: $25