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 wellness family today.  We offer everything from health and well-being education classes to individual health coaching and nutrition consultations.  No matter what you are looking for we have it in our wellness department.  Click on any of the links to the left for information for you and the whole family!


Healthy Weight and Your Child

Healthy Weight and Your Child focuses on healthy eating, regular physical activity and     behavior change to empower children to live a healthier and active lifestyle. Families will work with trained Leaders for the duration of the 25-session program.

Why Family-based?

Evidence shows that child weight-management programs are more effective when the whole family is involved and committed to adopting healthier habits.



  • Be 7-13 years old
  • Carry excess weight (Body mass index of the 95th percentile or higher)
  • Receive clearance from a provider to participate in physical activity
  • Have an adult attend ALL sessions with them

2020 schedule coming soon!!!


StrongMIND is a 12 week program that will take participants through 3 levels of exercise. The goal is to promote positive thinking habits by focusing on the present during mindful exercises. The program is beneficial for those who are living with PTSD, anxiety, depression or other mental health barriers.

Level one: This level focuses on breathing and yoga. These practices are beneficial for focusing your thoughts on the present and relaxing the muscles.

Level two: This level focuses on aerobic fitness; primarily walking and cycling. This trains the mind and body on how to adapt certain bodily sensations experienced during exercise.

Level three: This level focuses on strength and cardio training. These exercises promote the release of endorphins in order to improve overall well being.

To Qualify:

Be 18 years or older

Receive medical clearance and referral from provider(s) to participate

2020 schedule coming soon!!

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 July – December


Monthly Movies Schedule July – December


This 12-WEEK program is designed for cardiovascular disease and stroke survivors, as well as for individuals who are at high risk. In partnership with Prisma Health Tuomey, the American Heart Association, and Palmetto Health USC Medical Group, the Sumter YMCA is offering an education and physical activity based program to promote healthier hearts.  This program strives to help improve each participant’s health while giving them the tools to be successful.

Classes are offered three times each year. The program meets twice a week for 90 minutes.

Pick up your application at anytime from the member services desk.

2020 schedule coming soon!

Meal Prep Monday

It can seem overwhelming to make your meals in advance, but can save you stress in the long run. We’re here to show you how to prepare multiple meals in just two hours. It can save you hours of work during the week and give you more time to spend with your family! Participants must register at the YMCA front desk and bring 6 containers to take their meals home. Members and potential members are welcome.

2020 schedule coming soon!

Mondays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: $30 per class

Minimum: 5 participants
Limit: 10 participants

**Classes held in Y-Zone kitchen.


Once you have joined the YMCA it is time for you take the first steps toward a healthier lifestyle. Our one-on-one consultation is a great way for you to learn all the programs and services the Y has to offer that can support you as you plan your path to better health.  Contact our Wellness Director, Cathy Mason, for more details on this FREE member service.


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 offer sessions beginning in January and August.  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.

2020 schedule coming soon!!


Commit to Be YFIT

Take control of your life and make it a healthy one!

This is a 6-week class that focuses on educational topics and exercise modalities for disease management and prevention.

2020 schedule coming soon!!

Location: YMCA Conference Room

Cost: $50 Members, $75 Potential Members

FREE with a written medical physician referral.

*Bring referral to the Member Service Desk and register for the class during the registration period.

Class is limited to 15 participants

**Potential members will need to join the Y in order to use the facility for workouts. Those who were referred by a physician (written referral must be on file) will receive a FREE membership for the length of the program.

***Physician referral waives the program fee.


In this 6-week program you will learn how to eat and properly fuel your body to reduce your body fat as well as the exercises in order to improve your quality of life, body composition and to reach your health and fitness goals.

2020 schedule coming soon!!

*50% discount with a written medical physician referral.

*Bring referral to the Member Service Desk and register for the class during the registration period.

**Potential members will receive a temporary pass for the duration of the class in order to use the facility for workouts.

This program includes:

*Bi-weekly Weigh-ins

*Body Fat Analysis

*Lecture/Discussion Topics

*Nutrition Plans

*Exercise Programs

Class limit: 15 participants

 YFIT Support

After completing YFIT Camp you can meet one-on-one with our Wellness Director each month to discuss strategies for success and reinforce what has been learned in YFIT Camp. Club YFIT includes weigh-ins and body fat analysis.

Cost: $10/month/Members

$15/month/Potential Members

Move Well Today Diabetes Exercise Program

This 12 week evidence based fitness intervention program is designed to help individuals who living with diabetes or  are pre-diabetic, manage diabetes and track changes in glucose levels and fitness parameters. Program is free to those who qualify.

Applications can be picked up at the member services desk

2020 schedule coming soon!!

Nutrition Consultation

This one-hour individual consultation is designed to help support your journey to reach your health and fitness goals. Contact Sarah Knowlton for an appointment.


$45/ Member    $67.50/ Potential Member

Advanced registration is required.