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Get Started & Orientation

Starting a fitness routine can be very difficult for you as a new or returning health seeker. The YMCA wants you to feel comfortable, confident and successful on your path to beginning a new healthier lifestyle. Our 9 week Get Started Program will help you set safe attainable fitness goals, create a balanced routine, and encourage you to work at your own pace with guidance and support from qualified fitness professionals.

What you can expect in the GET STARTED Program?

  • Weekly 45-minute sessions with an Exercise Coach in a small group following a 9 week lesson plan
  • Exercises begin slowly, safely and gradually increasing over the 9 weeks
  • Informational handouts on wellness and nutrition
  • Your exercise coach will closely monitor your attendance, provide support, motivation and encouragement while teaching you the basics of fitting activity into your lifestyle
  • All coaching sessions will be at the same time, on your selected day of the week
  • Sessions cannot be made up on an individual basis


This $25.00 program is available to YMCA Members only. Upon completion of the program, your $25 will be credited to your YMCA account for use towards the purchase of YMCA apparel and merchandise available at our Welcome Center desk.

For more information about the Get Started program at the South Orange Family YMCA please call the Y at 845 782 9622 or stop by our Welcome Center.

Personal Training


The expertise you need is right here at the YMCA! All YMCA personal trainers are nationally certified to ensure they have the knowledge and expertise to develop a wellness program to best address your specific needs and interests. YMCA trainers are also hired for their passion and commitment to upholding the Y’s mission to help you reach your fullest potential.

Personal Training Options:

The Introduction: Great Value! One time only.
3 Sessions for $105.00.

Personal Training: Receive the individual attention you want and need by working one-on-one with a certified YMCA personal trainer.
1 session – $47.00
3 sessions – $135.00
5 sessions – $210.00
10 sessions – $370.00

Partner Training (2-on-1): Pair up with a friend or loved one and develop a customized plan together with the help of your YMCA personal trainer.
1 session – $75.00 per pair
3 sessions – $204.00 per pair
5 sessions – $310.00 per pair
10 sessions – $590.00 per pair

Small Group Training: A cost-effective personal training option that lets you work with a certified personal trainer as part of a group of three to five training partners. A great way to get connected and stay motivated!
1 session – $20.00 per person

For more information or to be paired with a personal trainer who will help you meet your personal fitness goals, please contact the South Orange Family YMCA at 845 782 9622.

Health forms and member agreements must be filled out prior to purchase.

Wellness Center

Wellness Center

Our Wellness Center is complete with free weights, strength training equipment, and cardiovascular machines including treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers, summit trainers, stationary bikes, recumbent bikes, AMT’s, ARC trainers, UBE’s and rowing machines. Many of our cardio machines are equipped with individual televisions and all machines are in viewing distance of  televisions that can be linked to the machine you are on. With easy access to the Heritage Trail, outdoor activities like walking, biking and running can be incorporated into your workout routine.

During peak hours, we ask that members limit their time on the machines to 30 minutes.

Please be courteous to others by wiping down your machine after each use with the antibacterial cleanser provided.

Not sure how to use the machines? We can help…