Healthy Living | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

Healthy Living

Whether you are just getting started or ready to take your fitness to a new level, we have a program designed specifically for you. Small group exercise, personal training, and specialty fitness classes offer every member the support and guidance needed to achieve their goals. 


  • New Functional Training and Turf Area with LifeFitness Synrgy360 XM, Squat Racks, TRX Straps, Concept 2 SkiErg and Rower, Jacob's Ladder, Matrix S Drive, and AirDyne bike  

  • Precor Treadmills, Upright Bikes, Recumbant Bikes, AMTs, Ellipticals with private screens with internet connections enabling members to watch Live TV, Netflix, Hulu, or listen on their Spodify accounts

  • Concept 2 Rowers, Stairmasters, Octane Lateral Trainers, and Octane Zero Runner

  • Cybex Arc Trainers, Keiser Spin Bikes, Expresso Interactive Bikes, and Octane Seated Ellipticals

  • Life Fitness and Cybex Strength Equipment

  • Free weight area with squat racks, benches, cable stations, dumbbells, and Kettlebells

  • Youth & Family Area (for ages 7+ when accompanied by a parent or guardian) includes Precor Treadmills, Recumbant Bikes, Elliptical, Octane Seated Elliptical, Expresso Interactive Bikes, Cybex Strength Equipment, Wii and Xbo

Specialty Classes for Youth and Teens


Cardio Kids is a fun movement-based class with exercise challenges, relays, and games.

Ages 7-13
Instructor: Kevin
Tuesdays, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Y Member FREE | Youth Y Member $98 | Community Member $156


For young girls looking to start exercising, this class teaches total body movements using different techniques and helps to build confidence.

Ages 9-14
Instructor: Danielle
Y Member $85 | Youth Y Member $115 | Community Member $170

If you're interested, please contact Lauren:

Specialty Classes for Teens and Adults


Improve your cardiovascular fitness and lower body leg strength through this high-level cycle class. Pre- and post-power tests are performed so participants can determine their intensity level and see their improvement.

Ages 12+
Instructor: Katrina
Fridays, 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Y Member $85 | Youth Y Member $115 | Community Member $170


This instructor-led class helps take you from a non-runner or someone who has taken a break from running to completing a 5K in your final week. The class involves running workouts, strength training, and education to improve your running ability.

Ages 12+
Instructor: Kevin
Saturdays, 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
Y Member $64 | Youth Y Member $80 | Community Member $128


This high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class involves progressive programming to help improve your endurance, muscular strength, and help you power through total body exercises.

Ages 11+ Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM, 6:00 PM
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:30 AM
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 AM
Saturdays, 7:15 AM, 10:00 AM
Y Member (Family & Adult) $50/month | Y Member (Youth & Teen) $63/month | Community Member $120


You'll be guided through 40 minutes of vinyasa flow followed by tension relief through active stretching and sustained pressure on the body using pressure points based on Shiatsu.

Ages 16+
Instructor: Nissa
Mondays, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Y Member $106 | Youth Y Member $143 | Community Member $212


Boxing is a fun, cool way to exercise! You’ll learn various techniques, improve your cardiovascular fitness, become familiar with different movements, and use equipment to defend yourself.

Ages 18+
Instructor: Francois
Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Y Member $85 | Youth Y Member $115 | Community Member $170


Building off what was learned in Boxing, participants will start to increase combinations and work on more advanced footwork.

Ages 16+ (Must have completed Boxing class or have experience boxing)
Instructor: Francois
Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Y Member $85 | Youth Y Member $115 | Community Member $170


Designed for women, this full-contact class is based on the principles of aikijutsu and jujitsu. Students will learn how to fall without getting hurt; takedowns and throws; and proper form when punching, kicking, and blocking.

Ages 16+
Instructor: Stephanie
Fridays, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Y Member $85 | Youth Y Member $115 | Community Member $170


Teens will learn the basics of weightlifting/strength training using kettlebells, dumbbells, and barbells. They’ll learn how to properly perform movements like bench press, squat, and deadlift, then work to build their strength in the Wellness Center.

Ages 11-16
Instructor: Francois (Monday) | Nick (Friday)
Mondays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fridays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Y Member $85 | Youth Y Member $115 | Community Member $170


Are you looking to start weightlifting but feel overwhelmed or intimidated by it all? Adult Weightlifting is a hybrid class that combines informational and instructional conversations on various topics concerning resistance training with hands-on demonstrations and workouts to apply those concepts.

Ages 18+
Instructor: Nick
Wednesdays, 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Y Member $85 | Youth Y Member $115 | Community Member $170


As we age, the density of our bones decreases, increasing our risk for injury. Fortunately, strength training can help maintain and improve the density of your bones! This class is a great introduction to strength training.

Ages 18+
Instructor: Cori
Mondays, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Y Member $85 | Youth Y Member $115 | Community Member $170


Group Exercise

Group exercise is a FREE drop-in program for members. We offer about 74 classes a week with class sizes ranging from 10-40 people. There is a wide variety of formats including strength, Bootcamp, Cycle, balance, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba and BollyX. To assist in determining what classes can best help you reach your goals, schedule a Wellness Consultation

Functional Training (FT) Classes- Join the Movement!

FT is a fun, energetic high-intensity interval training class, or HIIT. The progressive programming will improve your endurance, muscular strength, and power through total body exercises, making you FIT. Ages 11+

Personal Training Options

Invest in your future by working one-on-one with one of our dynamic and supportive trainers. A certified personal trainer is a valuable resource and can help you reach your goals.

Weight Loss Programs

The MetroWest YMCA offers expertise in nutrition, physical fitness, and personal training to help you take control of your weight and gain strength! Classes include Weigh to Change, Healthy You, and Healthy Families.


Good nutrition is part of a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about how the Y supports healthy living.

Preventative Wellness Programs

Your Y is focused on developing and promoting activities that address and prevent health conditions. We provide programs that improve health by providing services that complement and support traditional healthcare delivery

Virtual Fitness: On-Demand and Livestream

We offer up to eight classes a week in a variety of formats. Join from the comfort of your own home! Learn more about Virtual Y


Schedule a complimentary Wellness Consultation

We will meet with you to discuss your goals and do an equipment fitting. Fill out the Wellness Consultation Inquiry Form, and one of our health coaches, registered dieticians, or certified personal trainers will be happy to get you started on your wellness journey! 

Gauge Your Fitness

Looking to test your fitness?  We have a couple of different ways for you to track your progress and can be used to help you determine your goals.

  • Fitness Assessment.  This physical fitness testing is used extensively to predict chronic disease risk, quantify fitness levels, and assess performance.  It can be used to identify areas of focus for your workout and keep track of your fitness.  Includes: resting vital signs, STYKU scan, and a cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility test.  Cost $45 (Members only). 
  • STYKU Scan.  This body composition analysis measures body surface area, determining circumference measurements to predict body fat percentages, muscle to fat ratios, and more.  The software can provide personalized plans for weight reduction and chronic disease prevention.  Pre and post-tests can be compared to show measurable changes in body composition that a scale is unable to show.  Cost $25 (Members only). 

Youth in the Wellness Center  

For the safety of our youngest members we have some age requirements when using the Wellness Center.

You must be at least 7 years old to be in the Youth & Family area AND be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  
​You must be at least 12 years old to use the cardio and strength machines AND be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
You must be at least 14 years old to use the Functional Training and Turf Area and the Free Weight Area

We encourage all youth members and their guardians to participate in a FREE Equipment Fitting session to make sure they are using the equipment safely and properly.