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.

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Fitness Center

Get back to your fitness routine with our socially-distanced indoor cardio fitness deck with all of our cardio equipment spaced six feet apart. Members have access to our free weights, strength training machines, and more at the Madison Area YMCA's Family Center! Visit our Fitness Center or join us in our Private Studios including our cardio and strength training private studios. Both private studios are for use by a single member OR family members that live within same household. (Reservations are required for studio use.) Please scan in at the Welcome Center! Click here to read more.

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*An ACTIVE Madison Area YMCA MEMBERSHIP is required.

Private Fitness and Cardio Studios

Our Private Fitness and Cardio Studios are open to members via no-fee reservations made online 48 hours in advance. The Private Fitness Studio reservation is for use of our Kroll Training Annex located directly off of the main lobby of the Family Center. The Private Cardio Studio reservation is for use of the former cycling studio located on the top floor of the Family Center. Unlike in the general Fitness Center where masks are required at all times, in these two private area, masks are not required while exercising. The Private Fitness Studio and Private Cardio Studio is for use by a single member OR a family that lives within the same household.

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Personal Training

Our team of Certified Personal Trainers create goal-based programs that keep your workouts fresh, fuel your motivation and make exercise fun and exciting. Choose from a 30-minute motivator, One-on-One personal training and semi-private training. Click here for pricing information. Individualized on-site one-on-one personal training (virtual and indoor training at the Y) is available by appointment only. Ready to sign up? Email Health and Wellness Director Christian Esola. Click here for more information.

*An ACTIVE Madison Area YMCA MEMBERSHIP is NOT required.

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Semi-Private Studio Training and Fitness Pods

Join us for our Semi-Private Studio Training Fitness Pods! Keep your workouts fresh and make exercise fun and exciting with our flexible options for "pod" training, including TRX, Pilates Reformer, Pilates MOTR, or Barre. Gather 1-3 of your family members or friends for training customized for you and your crew (minimum of 2 people per pod). Interested in putting a pod together now? Email Group Exercise Coordinator Peggy Potter today.

Semi-private studio training offers clients the enthusiasm and encouragement from a group environment while still getting personalized attention and fitness routines tailored to your specific needs. Programs include TRX Suspension Training, a revolutionary method of leveraged body weight exercise, Pilates Reformer, Flex and Press, Build and Burn and more!
*An ACTIVE Madison Area YMCA MEMBERSHIP is required.

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Indoor Studio Classes

We offer many studio Group Exercise classes that are exclusive to our members.Join us for indoor studio yoga and Tai Chi and more! Advance registration is highly encouraged. Register on our App or here.

Interested in learning more? Please contact Health & Wellness Manager Peggy Potter.

Click here to read our Group Exercise Class announcement as the cold weather sets in, including capacity limits to our indoor studio exercise classes for the health and safety of all. Please continue to register online.
*An ACTIVE Madison Area YMCA MEMBERSHIP is required.

Virtual Y

We are excited to offer live Group Exercise classes virtually. Check out our Livestreaming Group Exercise weekly schedule, including Barre, Yoga and more. Join some of your favorite instructors on Virtual Y! These are free for members. No equipment needed, just your computer, tablet or cell phone to livestream with us. We can't wait to "see" you!

Interested in learning more? Please contact Health & Wellness Manager Peggy Potter.

*An ACTIVE Madison Area YMCA MEMBERSHIP is required.


  • Fitness Center

  • Group Exercise

  • Personal Training