The YWCA Health & Fitness Program welcomes women, men, and teens. Our programs promote a healthy lifestyle.

YWCA Cortland Fall 2021 Health and Fitness Schedules and Pricing

YWCA Cortland Fall 2021 Pool Schedule

YWCA Cortland Fall 2021 Swim Gym Recreation Schedules and Pricing

Our Summer Group Ex program offers classes to suit all fitness levels. Classes include Cardio Pump, a conditioning class to tone and strengthen the entire body. Cardio Kickboxing uses combinations of punches, kicks, and drills along with floor work with weights for a great aerobic workout. Get Fit Fridays with a different cardio workout format every week. For our seniors, Silver Sneakers combines 20-minutes is of low-intensity aerobic movement and exercises to improve strength, endurance, and balance. Many of these exercises are performed seated in a chair, using handheld weights, elastic tubing, and a Silver Sneakers ball.  For a little more challenge, Boomer Nation is a step up from Silver Sneakers.  Moderate aerobics for 20-25 minutes followed by a conditioning segment with some optional mat work.

Watch for our upcoming fall schedule, with additional classes being added.

YWCA Cortland participates with three Senior Fitness programs: Silver Sneakers, Silver & Fit, and Renew/Active. Members on a Medicare Advantage plan may be eligible. Check with your insurance provider to see if you are eligible.


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Using a chair for balance, Chair Yoga can increase flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance protects the spine and joints and improves cardio/circulatory health while reducing stress.  Classes meet on Mondays, 12:00-1:00 pm.  A three-week session will begin on December 7th.  For more information, call 753-9651.

Our Co-Ed weight room features a Hoist strength circuit and Power Cage, free weights, and 15 stations of Precor cardio equipment for the total workout experience.  New members meet with a trainer who will design a program that works best for them. Personal training sessions are available for members at an additional cost.

Get fit and stay motivated with a personal training session in the YWCA weight room. Our certified trainers will work with you to achieve the results you desire.

Cost: 20 sessions: $475 10 sessions: $280  5 sessions: $150  3 sessions: $105  1 session: $38.  Call for small group training pricing.

The pool is now open Monday through Friday. Please see the schedule for available times of classes and lessons. We will be offering a limited selection of water exercise classes and lap and leisure times. Therapy pool temperatures range from 89-94 degrees. The YWCA pool will be kept at 89 degrees.
All members, including those who use their health insurance for pool access, will be required to purchase single passes. Health insurance members will receive a discount. Please see the following link for the pool schedule.

Pool Pricing-
Laps and Leisure- Members $8.00 per session  Non-Members-$10.00 per session
Classes- Members $10.00 per session Non-Members- $12.00 per session
** If you have qualifying insurance you will receive a $3.00 discount.

Swim Lessons
Parent and child learn water exploration skills.  Teacher interaction and group activities will focus on feeling secure and content in the water.  For ages 6 months-24 months.
Class meets on Tuesdays, 5:00-5:30 pm.
 Awesome Tadpoles
Parent and child work on aquatic skills that will be taught in the preschool swim.  Children practice using bubbles and floatation devices.  For ages 24 months-3 years.  Class meets on Thursdays, 5:00-5:30 pm.
Private Lessons:
Private lessons run for 4-weeks.  All private lessons must sign-up during the registration period.  This is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Any available spots after registration may be used for single private lessons.
Preschool with Parents
A water exploration class for the young child and parent.  Blowing bubbles, floats, arm coordination, and strokes will be taught.  An instructor will take parents through the different holds and cues involved in swim instruction.  Children will wear bubbles to assist in swimming.  Bubbles will be removed according to a child’s ability and confidence level.  For ages 3-5.
Class meets on Mondays, 5:15-5:45 pm.
Session 1
Registration: Friday, May 22-Monday, June 7, 2021
Session: June 7-July 1, 2021
Session 2
Registration: Friday, June 18-Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Session: July 6-August 2, 2021*
*Monday’s classes run July 12-August 2
Session 3
Registration: Friday, July 16-Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Session: August 3-August 26, 2021*
Monday’s classes are 3-weeks, August 9, 16 & 23
Swim lessons:  Waterbabies, Awesome Tadpoles, and Preschool with Parents
Members: $32 a session ● $24 for 3-week session
Non-Members: $47 a session ●$39 for a 3-week session
Private Lessons
Member: $40 a session
Non-Members: $55 session
Single Private Lesson
Members: $15
Non-Members: $30
Single private lessons are only scheduled after the swim session begins and if there are openings available.

Pickleball times include, Monday mornings from 9:00 am- 11:00 am and Wednesday afternoons 3:30-5:30 pm.  A maximum of 10 players can sign-up for up to 2-hours of pickleball time.  Players should call, 753-9651 to get the link to reserve their space.  They can also email Health and Fitness Director, Meryl Fish,

Pickleball Cost-  Member-  10-visit Punch Pass- $35.00,  Single Pass- $5.00, 1 month Total Wellness- $60.00 Adult or $53.00 Seniors

Non-Member- 10-visit Punch Pass-$45.00, Single Pass- $7.00

Canceled for the summer.

Annual Membership Fees:
Family (2 adults and children ages 13-21 using Total Wellness): $100

Supporting Membership $75 Supporting Membership is designed for mission-based members who wish to support the programs of our YWCA at an annual level.  Benefits include all the benefits of the regular membership and additionally includes:

  • Access to the YWCA USA Affinity Groups & Newsletter
  • Invitations to special mission-based events
  • Participation in the annual local Advocacy Day, as well as the bi-annual YWCA USA Capitol Hill Day.
  • Recognition in the annual year-end report.

This membership level brings needed support for programs that are empowering women and families and working to eliminate racism in the Cortland community.

Seniors (ages 60 & up): $35
Students (ages 13-18, or age 21 for full time students): $30

Health & Fitness prices
An annual YWCA membership is required for Health & Fitness pricing

 10-Class/Activity FitPass   Use this pass for any class or use the weight room, Your FitPass is valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Adult- $65.00
Senior- $60.00

 Total Wellness    Unlimited classes and weight room use. Purchase month-to-month
Adult- $60.00 per month
Senior (age 60 +)- $53.00 per month
2-Person (2adults that reside in the same household)-$85.00 per month
Family (Up to 2 adults and children ages 13-21)- $95.00 per month

 Pickleball Pricing
10 visit punch-pass- Member- $35.00,  Non-Member- $45.00
Single-pass- Member- $5.00, Non-Member $7.00
 *Wellness memberships are unlimited exercise options.

YWCA cancellation policy
The YWCA reserves the right to cancel any class. Classes may be canceled or postponed due to insufficient registration, inclement weather, or unforeseen circumstances. If a class is canceled by the YWCA, members may receive a credit voucher or a refund. Otherwise, the YWCA can only provide refunds before a class begins or for medical reasons, with a Dr.’s note.  We cannot provide a refund or credit due to absences. We will accept a written physician’s excuse. The refund will be pro-rated.