At the Y, we believe health and fitness means taking care of the whole you, and we know that even small changes can make a big difference. We're invested in your health and helping you meet your goals, whether that means losing weight, gaining strength, or simply finding ways to increase energy and decrease stress. You're not only supported by our staff, you're part of a community committed to helping you learn new things, explore new activities, and discover your best self at any stage in your life.

Health & Fitness categories

Zumba, yoga, HIIT, strength training, tai chi, cardio -- you name it, our YMCAs have got it! Each of our six YMCAs with full fitness centers -- located in Ellington, Granby, Hartford, Plainville and Putnam -- offers a variety of  in person group exercise classes each week FOR FREE with your Y membership! We also have group classes at two of our program branches, in East Hartford and Glastonbury.

These programs offer a small-group training experience in a specialty subject. In an intimate setting, take your training to the next level! These programs have an additional fee for the 6-week program.

We offer outstanding recreational sports programs for participants aged 18 and older! Hone your athletic skills, get in the best shape of your life and have fun while you're at it—even on your lunch hour!

At the Y, we are motivated to help our communities live their healthiest lives. From chronic disease management and prevention to special populations, we try to provide programming for everyone who might need extra guidance to be successful.


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At the YMCA of Greater Hartford, we emphasize an integrative approach to health and well being that includes spirit, mind and body. We are proud to offer massage therapy as one option to our members as they strive towards total wellness. Whether you are looking for the relaxing effect of massage or a more specialized session, our massage therapists are here to help!