Healthy Living


Fitness Director


Equipment Orientations

One of our fitness attendants will develop and guide you through a general fitness routine on all of the weight machines. Follow-up orientations may be scheduled after your first appointment. The follow-up orientation will review workouts and make adjustments to exercise routines as needed. We recommend two appointments for beginners. Appointments can be made at the Front Desk (ages 15+). FREE TO YMCA MEMBERS.


Wellness Consultation

FREE service for our members used as a follow-up to the equipment orientation. Let this be your next step in assessing your goals and objectives. A Personal Trainer will discuss your current routine and schedule, then offer suggestions based upon what you are doing and where you may want to go from there. Appointment must be scheduled with a Personal Trainer.


Personal Fitness Training

One-on-one fitness training with certified professionals. The YMCA’s Personal Training Program begins with an extensive consultation and health screening to identify any risks and set appropriate goals. Once your fitness level is determined, your trainer will develop a fitness plan customized to your particular abilities, goals, and health status (ages 10+).


1 hour Session

  • Members: $36
  • Program Participants: $51

1/2 hour Session

  • Members: $26
  • Program Participants: $36

Purchase 10 sessions and get 10% off!


Neuro-Wellness Class

This class is designed for stroke survivors and those who suffer from Parkinsons and other neuro-related-conditions. This class helps patients stay active and improve their health after completing formal physical therapy. This class will be conducted by YMCA Personal Trainers/Instructors who have trained with Licensed Physical Therapists. Participants MUST have a physician’s referral. Class size is limited; four-week sessions. MUST PRE-REGISTER.


  • January 3 – January 24
  • February 5 – February 28
  • March 12 – April 4
  • April 16 – May 9


  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.


  • $30 for Members
  • $40 for Program Participants


Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

With the support of the Augusta Lion’s Club, we have partnered with Augusta Health to provide this program to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a serious condition affecting one out of three American adults. The first step is to take a quiz to see your personal risk. The year-long class meets Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m in the multi-purpose room. Class participants receive a yearlong
program and a lifestyle coach for the year.

Price: $129 Member. $429 Non-member. (Non-member rate includes six months of Y membership.)

Information session on January 11th. The quiz is available at the Y front desk.


Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing enables people with Parkinson’s to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing style fitness programs that improve their quality of life and sense of efficacy and selfworth. Taught by certified Rock Steady Boxing coaches, these classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/ happier life.
Classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 am-11:30 am.
*Any new participant to Rock Steady Boxing must first meet with a coach to schedule an intial assessment. See Wendy for scheduling.
Must pre-register before the 1st of each month.


  • $50 Members
  • $60 Non-members

For more information please contact: Wendy Shutty;


Functional Movement Screen

A screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns. The score of the screening can help target potential problems and track the progress of corrective exercises that will be recommended. Schedule an appointment with Alvin White, ACSM CPT, to do your screening. In a follow-up appointment Alvin will help you identify those exercises that will help restore proper movement and build strength. Because no one moves perfectly, everyone can benefit from being screened.
See Front Desk to schedule an appointment.
Screening and follow-up appointment takes approximately 15 minutes each.


  • Cost is $26 for screening and follow-up appointment



Sign-up at the Front Desk. 24-hour notice required for scheduling and cancellations.

Day and Times

  • Mondays,11:30 am-3:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Saturdays by appointment

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage works through the superficial layers, affecting the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Deep tissue massage affects the deep fascia surrounding the muscles, loosening adhesions and promoting healthy circulation.

1 hour

  • $75 Members
  • $85 Program Participants

1/2 hour

  • $45 Members
  • $55 Program Participants

Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic massage is the mobilization of soft tissue such as muscles and fascia, to restor normal systematic and bio-mechanical functional use. Therapeutic massage can improve circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning.

1 hour

  • Members: $65
  • Program Participants: $75

1/2 hour

  • Members: $40
  • Program Participants: $50



Pickleball is a fun game that is a cross between badminton, tennis and ping pong. It is played with a perforated plastic ball using wood or composite paddles. It is easy to learn, and can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game in the gymnasium.


  • Members FREE
  • Non-Member $5/day $25/5 visits $45/10 visits



Adult Volleyball League

Fee: Free Member $5 Non-Member

Time: Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Fitness Boot Camp

Y – fitness boot camp is an (old school) style of training combined with new school (cross-training, intervals, and circuit training). Roughly 50% cardiovascular and 50% strength exercises. A reasonable level of cardiovascular endurance is required before beginning this program. See group fitness schedules for meeting times.


Corporate Wellness Programs

We have a variety of programs available for groups of five or more including fitness testing, program design, and exercise prescription.  To learn more, have your HR representative contact Anna Ruth Simmons,

“We, the Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA, are a charitable organization committed to putting Christian principles into practice through programs that promote the health of spirit, mind, and body for all.”


Youth Fitness Program (Ages 12 – 17)

Participants 12-14 must complete at least 4 one hour appointments with a fitness instructor. By appointment only, see front desk for available times. Participants may sign-up for multiple sessions.


  • YMCA Members: $20 for 4 appointments
  • Program participants: $40 for 4 appointments

Physicians referral required for youth 8 and 9. Scholarships are available (applications are at the YMCA front desk). ACSM, American Academy of Pediatrics and NSCA all support participation by children in strength training program as long as the program is specifically designed for the child and supervised.

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