Always Welcome in Every Community

Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home location is the facility that enrolled you as a member and that collects your membership dues).

Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain- the Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults and communities.

The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strength communities. Together we work to ensure everyone, regardless of gender, income, faith, sexual orientation or cultural background, has the opportunity to live life to the fullest. We share the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – everything we do stems from it.

Membership Application

Your membership card will provide free access to any YMCA in the United States. Some restrictions may apply. Photo ID may be required. Read More

Group X (Exercise)

Individualized fitness programs are available to members FREE of Charge.

Group X (Exercise) classes are included in your YMCA membership. Classes include Step Challenge, Spinning, Power Pump, Boot Camp, TRX, Zumba, Kardio-Kick, Yoga & Much More. Our group X room is equipped with a custom wood exercise floor designed to make exercising safe and comfortable. For information about class descriptions and schedules, please call the Member Services Desk.

Group X Schedule

Group X Schedule (Lake Park)

Personal Training

ALL ABOUT YOU – Get customized recommendations and expert attention that will help you stay motivated and achieve your goals. Our Personal Trainers are certified through at least one national health and fitness organization and have special areas of expertise.

Meet your unique fitness goals and explore new fitness options through personal training at the Y. Work one-on-one with a personal trainer to create a fitness program that meets your needs and offers direction, education, motivation and support every step of the way. Or, work with a personal trainer in a group or semi-private setting to improve your fitness and work on your goals in a supportive environment.

Benefits of personal training include:

  • Structure – Meeting your personal trainer for appointments will ensure that you stick to your exercise commitment.
  • Safety – Personal trainers teach proper exercise form and work at your pace to prevent injuries.
  • Results – Personal trainers are educated to ensure you get results, so they help you make the most of your time at the YMCA.
  • Variety – Keep your training interesting with different exercises and techniques to keep you on track all aimed at achieving your goals.
  • Motivation – Progress means results, and seeing results helps motivate you. Plus, personal trainers provide encouragement and support to keep you on track.
  • Progression – As your fitness improves, your personal trainer will always modify your exercise to ensure maximum enjoyment and maximum results!

Fitness Consultations

LAUNCH YOUR GOALS – Our free Fitness Consultations help Y members identify and get started on their healthy living goals or get guidance to ensure you’re on the right track.

At the Y, we want to give you the tools you need to succeed in achieving your healthy living goals. Our Fitness Consultations are ideal for new Y members who want to launch their new healthy living goals right away, or Y members who want a little guidance to make sure they’re on the right track.

Fitness Consultations are an opportunity for Y members to discuss their personal health and wellness goals with one of our trained consultants. Discussion topics include health history,
motivation, accountability and goals.

At the end of the consultation, the consultant makes a personalized recommendation that focuses on what is important to the member and what he or she wants to achieve at the Y.

Fitness Consultations are FREE with your Y membership.

Coaching Connection

SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED IT – This free program provides Y members with 12 free one-on-one sessions with a Fitness Coach, providing you with a customized wellness plan to get you on the path to achieving your goals.

Coaching Connection is a FREE wellness program for
Y members who want support to reach healthy living goals. Whether you want to jump start your healthy living journey or you need an extra boost to your current routine, this proven program is designed for you.

During the course of the program, you will meet one-on-one with a Fitness Coach for a 30-minute session each week for 12 weeks. Your coach will work with you to create a wellness plan to get you on track to achieve your wellness goals and help you get connected with the Y. At your first meeting your coach’s priority is to listen to your story. You’ll have an opportunity to share your health history, discuss your likes and dislikes, and talk about your goals. Best of all, this program is FREE for Y members.

12-Week Personal Fitness Program Flyer

To schedule an appointment for these programs, please visit our Member Services Desk, Fitness Office, call the YMCA at 229.244.4646, or e-mail us at

Free Weight Rooms

Free weights and selectorized equipment by Icarian, Strive, Flex, High Tech, Hammer Strength and BodyMasters. Custom programs available for all levels of exercisers.

Cardiovascular Training Center

Featuring the latest treadmills, stair climbers, EFX elliptical trainers, upright recumbent and virtual reality exercise bikes. Listen to music or watch your favorite TV show on our Cardio-Theater entertainment systems.

Women’s Center

The YMCA Women’s Center is a place where women can exercise in comfort and privacy. It is staffed seven days a week with female instructors who design custom programs to meet individual needs and goals. No appointment is necessary to see a fitness instructor! We offer the latest equipment to accommodate our female members.

Circuit Training Rooms

Well equipped weight training rooms featuring equipment by Med-X, Flex, Strive, Icarian and BodyMasters

Body Comp Testing

Your Valdosta and Lake Park YMCA now offers an accurate body composition measurement system that is fast, easy and non-intrusive. This one-step system, manufactured by the Tanita Corporation, looks like an ordinary bathroom scale, but it is much more. After you input your age, gender and height, you will simply step onto the platform and your body content and your weight is calculated automatically in less than a minute.

Y Nutrition

HERE FOR YOU – Appointments are available to help you learn to make permanent healthy lifestyle changes by setting realistic goals, and focusing on nutrition, physical activity, motivation and positive thinking.

At Y Nutrition, you attend groups facilitated by a trained nutrition specialist once a week for one hour. The program is eight weeks and FREE with your Y membership.

Through Y Nutrition, you will learn how to set realistic goals that you can achieve each week. Our weekly lessons include topics focused on nutrition, physical activity, motivation and positive thinking.

SGMC Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation

The SGMC Phase III program is located at the Valdosta YMCA. SGMC staffs this program with a certified RN and exercise specialist. The program is designed for those who have completed Phases I and II of a cardiac rehabilitation program and for those who suffer from heart disease, hypertension or diabetes.

SGMC Cardiac Rehab

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