YMCAs have been a leader in community-based health and wellness for more than a century. The Upper Bucks YMCA continues to support the approach to health that “spirit, mind and body” are all necessary and eternal part of the person. Participation in Y health and wellness programs offer opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, self-confidence, and improved mental and cognitive health – not to mention the obvious benefits of healthy hearts, lungs, bones and muscles.
This center, available for Full Privilege Members only, ages 12 and up, offers state of the art Cybex selectorized circuit equipment, free weights and a variety of cardiovascular equipment. Orientations are encouraged in order to learn the safe and effective use of the Wellness Center equipment, components of a proper fitness program and proper technique. Schedule an appointment at the Welcome Center.
General Wellness Center Rules
- To ensure a comfortable atmosphere for everyone, please be respectful of others.
- Foul language will not be tolerated.
- Please wear proper fitness attire. Street clothing (jeans, cutoffs, sandals, boots, etc.) restricts movement and is damaging to the equipment.
- Please remove weights from bars and machines and return them to the proper racks.
- Please wipe down equipment after use with supplied cleaner and paper towels.
- Use spotters when needed.
Full-Privilege members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of our FREE fitness orientation. During your orientation, you will be shown how to use the cardio and Cybex weight equipment properly and safely. Please stop by the Welcome Center to sign up for your orientation.
Group Exercise Classes
We offer a variety of exercise classes, free for full privilege members, ages 12 years and up. To see our latest program guide for a listing of classes, please click here.
All of our Group Fitness Classes (except for aquatic classes) are offered on a drop-in basis for Full Privilege Members. Interested in going to Yoga this week? Drop in! Interested in Group Cycling next week? Drop in! As always, we recommend arriving for class at least five minutes prior to start time in order to ensure you receive proper instruction on form and equipment from instructor. NOTE: In the event of a non-weather related class cancellation, since there are no rosters, you will not be notified. In this case, remember that our Wellness Center, Studio Y and Pool may be available for use.
Having trouble staying committed to your exercise program? A personal trainer will keep you motivated and make sure that you are using proper form, positioning, and breathing techniques which maximize results and minimize injury. Available by appointment only. Cancellation Policy: 24 Hours notice or you will be charged for the session. Please call the Welcome Center, 215-536-YMCA(9622), for fees.
Ages: 13 years and up.
Each spring, we host a 5K, Cinco de Mayo Run/Walk. Information on this event will be found in the Special Events section of this website in early spring.
Wellness Staff and Their Qualifications
Megan Gelsebach – Health and Wellness Director
Megan has been working at the Upper Bucks YMCA since 2003. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm of fitness with others and helping them reach their fitness goals. Her certifications include: BSED Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Primary Aerobic Instructor, AFAA Personal Trainer Certification, AAAI Kids and Teen Fitness Instructor, YMCA Healthy Lifestyles, YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise, YMCA Water Fitness Instructor, YMCA Lifeguard, SilverSneakers® MSROM (Muscular Strength and Range of Motion), SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit, SilverSneakers Splash, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program and First Aid/CPR/AED.