We Support The Whole You
At the Y, we celebrate and encourage the whole person. Well-being means more than simply being physically active (although that's important). It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body rather than trying to achieve an "ideal" physical goal. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities.
The Y is a Safe Place to Start
Feeling comfortable in your surroundings and feeling welcome and supported play an important role in your success when making life changes. When you come to the Y you'll find a diverse range of people sharing the common goal of staying active, healthy and strong. Take it from Christine, a Y member in Bellevue: "I was impressed that the people seemed warm, open, down to earth and genuine."
Learn From Knowledgeable Instructors & Personal Trainers
The instructors and trainers at the Y come from diverse backgrounds and have a wide variety of interests. What they have in common is their ability to listen and ask the right questions, and a dedication to making a real difference in the lives of members. "I love my classmates and my teacher,” says Jana from West Seattle. “Sue is very supportive – even though it’s a group class, she does her best to customize each class based on our level and our needs on any particular day.” In your initial Personalized Wellness Plan we will recommend classes and trainers that will fit your specific interests and needs.
Find Great Classes to Get Started
The Y offers a wide variety of classes that allow you to start at the level that's best for you, regardless of age or current physical ability. Besides active classes like Zumba®, yoga, cycling and water aerobics, we offer programs and classes that address behavior change, nutrition and healthy cooking. We even offer a number of programs and classes designed specifically for those with arthritis, cancer, Parkinson's and pre-diabetes. When your routine gets too routine or you need more (or less) of a challenge, with hundreds of Y programs to choose from you can always find something new to keep you energized and motivated.
Enjoy the Benefits of Better Health
- Lose Weight
- Get Stronger
- Have More Fun
- Gain Energy
- Build Stamina
- Reduce Stress
- Improve Flexibility
- Lower Risk of Disease
- Reduce Risk of Injury
- Increase Self-Esteem
- Feel Younger and More Vital
- Meet New Friends and Enjoy Life!