Our YFIT programs are designed to help you reach your health and fitness goals. We offer three different programs that can progress from beginner to the advanced. Choose the program that will best meet your goals. For an overview of our programs, download our brochure HERE. Each program and current class schedule is listed below.

YFIT Train the Trainer Brochure

YFIT Train the Trainer Registration Form

YFIT with Palmetto Health Tuomey

In January 2018, the Sumter Family YMCA partnered with Palmetto Health Tuomey and The Toumey Foundation to promote better health and well-being for 133 of their employees. Over the period of 12 weeks, the employees spent 1 hour each week learning new strategies and approaches to improve health behaviors and overall quality of life while juggling hectic schedules and life’s demands.

Creating a Culture of Health – Sumter Living

YFIT Program Review

YFIT Clinical Trial

Earlier in 2015, the Sumter Family YMCA partnered with Sumter Family Health Center to conduct a pilot study to validate the effectiveness of the YMCA’s YFIT programs. In its fourth year, the nutrition and fitness education programs are designed to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools to make healthier choices that improve quality of life and reduce risk of chronic disease. The results of the pilot study are attached below, along with information on how to become a YFIT trainer.

YFIT  Trial with Sumter Family Health Center

YFIT Trial – Sumter Item – 2/1/2015

YFIT  Trial – Sumter Item – 6/29/2015


YFIT Testimonials as featured in Sumter Living Magazine

YFIT at Palmetto Health Tuomey

YFIT at the Birnie HOPE Center

Commit to Be YFIT- Troy Rogers

YFIT Camp- Randi Moore

Team YFIT – Mary Normandia

Team F.I.T. – Cathy Mason

YFIT & SFHC partnership- Sonya DelRio and Lucy Marquez

YFIT Camp & Team YFIT- Paul Krouse and Rebecca Gonzalez

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.

Mondays, 6pm-7pm

Location: YMCA Community Health Room

Cost: $50 Members, $75 Potential Members

NO COST 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 20 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.


Team YFIT 

Join team YFIT for motivation and support as you take your health and fitness to the next level.

You will receive 12 weeks of customized diet and exercise programming to meet your goals.

There will also be individual bi-weekly meetings with your trainer to monitor progress through assessments.

Cost: $175.00 members; $225.00 potential members

*  Participants must meet certain criteria prior to joining the program. Please consult with our wellness director, Cathy Mason, prior to registering for the program.

YFIT Maintenance Plan

After 12 weeks you have the option to continue the program with one meeting per month that includes assessments and new exercise programs.

Cost: $25/month

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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.


*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, Cathy Mason, 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