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

Group Exercise Schedule Fall 2020


Due to Covid, we are offering morning fitness classes.  Our Group Ex programs offers classes to suit all fitness levels. Classes include: Cardio Pump, a conditioning class to tone and strengthen the entire body. For a great aerobic workout, Cardio Kickboxing uses combinations of punches, kicks, and drills along with floor work with weights. Get Fit Fridays with a different cardio workout format every week. For our seniors, Silver Sneakers combines 20-minutes is low intensity aerobic movement and exercises to improve strength, endurance, and balance. Many of these exercises are performed seated in a chair, using hand held 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.

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 you. 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.

AQUATIC EXERCISE & LAP & LEISURE  Due to the Covid virus the pool is currently closed.  We will be updating you through this website and facebook when it will reopen.



Pickleball times include, Monday-Wednesday mornings, 9:00-12:20 pm 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


Open basketball meets on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 3:30-5:30 pm.  Reservations are required.  A maximum of 8 players may be in the gym.

Cost:  YWCA Members: $5    Non-Members: $7

Annual Membership Fees:

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

Supporting Membership $75 Supporting Membership is designed for mission-ased 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 Capital 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

(age 60 and up)



 Total Wellness    Unlimited classes and weight room use. Purchase month-to-month

Adult $60

(age 60 and up)




(2 adults that reside in same household)




(Up to 2 adults and children ages 13-21)



 Pickleball Pricing

Member Non-Member
10-Visit Punch Pass $35 $45
Single Pass $5 $7
1-month wellness* $60-adult  $53-senior

 *Wellness memberships are unlimited exercise options.

YWCA cancellation policy

The YWCA reserves the right to cancel any class. Classes may be cancelled or postponed due to insufficient registration, inclement weather, or unforeseen circumstances. If a class is cancelled 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.