Madison Area YMCA

Family Center
111 Kings Road
Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 822-9622
F. M. Kirby Children's Center
54 East Street
Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 377-4945
Project Community Pride
(973) 593-8450

Health & Fitness

More than physical activity and healthy eating, YMCA healthy living encompasses a holistic approach to well-being that significantly enhances the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

We provide a welcoming, safe and supportive environment for all ages to become healthier and stay well in spirit, mind, and body. 

  • Fitness Assessments

  • Fitness Center

  • Group Exercise

  • Personal Training

  • Nutrition

  • Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Fitness Challenge

  • Member Activity Pass (MAP)

  • Physical Therapy

  • Girls on the Run

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    • Preschool Yoga Classes
      Preschool Yoga (3-5yrs.) It is never too early to introduce children to the joys and rewards of a yoga practice. This interactive yoga class incorporate songs, stories, activities and visualization and relaxation techniques in a 30-minutes class taught by a Karma Kids certified instructor. Traditional yoga techniques will be applied in simple, playful and fun ways.
    • Tween Yoga Classes
      Tween Yoga (9-11yrs.) Yoga is a great way to develop strength and flexibility as well as good posture and coordination. The benefits of yoga include a good physical workout as well as increased self-confidence and self-discipline.
    • Advanced Mat Pilates
      Advanced Mat Pilates (Ages 16+yrs) Bring your mat Pilates training to a new level using small apparatus such as inflated/weighted balls, straps and glides. This specialty class is designed to focus on developing deep abdominal muscles to aid with better posture. The results will amaze you. You'll find strong back muscles will enable you to carry yourself differently and perform everyday tasks safely and effectively. This 60 minute class will also use mind/body techniques to establish good body awareness to bring into all parts of your fitness program.
    • Boxing
      Boxing (Ages 16+) Classic boxing using the boxing ring steps, punching fundamentals and aerobics. This class will help you to increase your speed, agility, strength and most of all lose weight.
    • Functional Pilates
      Functional Pilates (Ages 16+) Widely recommended by doctors and physical therapists, Pilates can help you to counteract the physical maladies associated with injury. By strengthening underdeveloped muscles and learning to relax overused muscles, Pilates can help create decompression at the joint, allowing for more healthy movement, increased range of motion and improved strength and flexibility.
    • Interval Circuit with Vicki
      Interval Boot Camp (IBC) Training (Ages 16+) IBC Training is a high-intensity, total body workout that incorporates a variety of cardiovascular and strength training techniques to help you challenge yourself to be your personal best. Includes: weight training, body weight exercises, plyometrics, jump rope, jogging, gliding and more! All fitness levels welcome, and modifications will be offered for those participants who have any limitations.
    • Livestrong at the YMCA Graduate Classes
      On the Ball (Livestrong at the YMCA graduates only, Ages 16+yrs.) A total body workout using the stability ball, weights, tubing and balance equipment. Paying close attention to proper form. This class will offer personalized attention in a group setting. Livestrong for Life (Livestrong at the YMCA graduates only, Ages 16+yrs.) A total body workout paying close attention to proper form. This class will offer personalized attention in a group setting.
    • Med balls, Stability balls, BOSU's and Sam
      Med balls, Stability balls, BOSU's and Sam (Ages 16+)
    • Mve Fitness Level 1 Workout
      Mve Fitness Level 1 Workout (Ages 16+yrs.) This 45-minute workout integrates multiple aspects of fitness. It enables you to focus on developing strength in the deep muscles while increasing flexibility. Rhythmic movements set to various tempos will uncover muscle imbalances. The entry level to this course. Learn the basics of the chair and master the body positions used throughout the Mve program.
    • Mve Fitness Level 2 Workout
      Mve Fitness Level 2 workout (Ages 16+yrs.) Start taking your exercises to the next level, by advancing your movements seamlessly throughout your workout, while challenging your core.
    • Practicing the 8 limbs of Yoga
      Practicing the 8 limbs of Yoga (Ages 16+) In this small, progressive class, the focus will be on developing and deepening, a yoga practice based on the 8 limbs of yoga. It will include individual posture alignment, use of props, breathing, meditation, philosophy, diet, and lifestyle. This class is for those experienced in yoga as well as beginners.
    • Straps & Steel: TRX & Kettlebells
      Straps & Steel: TRX & Kettlebells (Ages 16+) Improve your functional movement, increase your core strength, and maximize your metabolic afterburn! In this workout, you will combine resistance training and multi-planar movement of two of the most effective pieces of equipment in the gym in a small group setting. Get ready for a workout that delivers results!
    • Strong body, Calm mind
      Strong body, Calm mind (Ages 16+) The series will include both yogic & Buddhist philosophy, alignment, posture building, pranic energy in postures, finding the strength in the pose, 3 types of meditation techniques, pranayama, and chakra postures. Each session will build to the next leaving the practitioner a clear direction of their physical and mental practice. Strong mind calm body to help the world heal.
    • TRX Training
      TRX Training (16+ yrs.) TRX Training is a revolutionary method of leveraged body weight exercise. Safely perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries, all at the intensity you choose!
    • Special Events for Active Older Adults
      Special events for active older adult members.