Wellness & Health
"The first wealth is health." Ralph Waldo Emerson
The biggest investment we can make is in our own health and well-being- to help our bodies and minds be whole. Having ourselves work in unison – body, mind, and spirit- ensures the best pathway to live our fullest lives. The Y wants to be your partner in reaching any, and every, goal you set for yourself. Whether it be physical strength, the ability to move easier or relax more. Our staff will help you find your best plan. At every age and every level of activity, you'll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier. Members often cite the support and enthusiasm and staff as some of the key factors in their achievement of greater well-being.
Every day is a new chance to learn something new!
Wellness Orientations – New to the YMCA, or need a refresher course on the best wellness plan for you? Let our wellness staff help you get acquainted with all the cardio equipment, or set up a personalized plan in our Nautilus or free weight rooms! Every plan takes into account wellness level and experience- We want to make sure you feel comfortable with how to best utilize your time and our resources!
Location: Bristol Family YMCA
Ages: 8 year olds and above
Fees: (Y members only) Free
Duration: 1 hour
Registration: Schedule your Welness Orientation any day at the front desk
Group Exercise Classes
Surround yourself with wellness minded people. Positivity can be contagious!
Have you heard the old adage that laughter is contagious? It holds true for wellness too! Our YMCA group exercise classes are designed to encourage camaraderie and help people of all ages and fitness levels achieve their wellness goals. We offer a wide range of classes for you to achieve a workout in a fun, energetic, group setting. From dancing to lifting to spinning - our 50+ group exercise classes will offer something to challenge you, while you have fun and maybe even giggle! Group Exercise Classes are FREE with your Y Membership. No signups are required
Your body can stand almost anything – it’s your mind you have to convince!
Motivation and accountability are at the core of personal training. We are here to believe in your inner strength and help you harness that into results. We offer one-on-one trainings, as well as small group training. Do you feel like you have hit a plateau? Your trainer will tailor your plan specifically to you and what you need and help you reach the next level!
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Winning is only the half of it, FUN is the other half!
We offer several incentive programs throughout the year to motive and rejuvenate! Think of them as a hitting the refresh button on your wellness journey! Lots of Y swag and the feeling of accomplishment are the rewards!Spring Step It Up Challenge
"A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health." Dalai Lama
Why Massage Therapy? A clam mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges – so relax! Massage therapy can be utilized as a big part of your overall wellness and a great way to promote relaxation, alleviate stress, and energize your senses. It also helps relieve pain, heal injuries, improve circulation, and address health conditions. Done regularly, massage therapy can provide immediate and cumulative benefits that will leave you feeling better inside and out.
Message Therapist Rick Hale: Nationally Certified/Licensed Massage Therapist. Flexible hours are available throughout the week.
All Appointments should be made through the Front Desk or call 423-968-3133. Appointments must be made at least one day in advance.
- Monday - Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Please call 423-968-3133 or inquire at the Member Service desk to schedule an appointment.
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Water Group Exercise Classes
We offer a wide-range of classes for you to achieve your workout in a fun, energetic group setting among friends. All Aquatic Group Exercise Classes are FREE with your Y Membership. No signups are required; however space is limited.