Smart Start

Smart Start is your free customized introduction to Wellness Programs at the YMCA.

Smart Start sessions are one hour in length. In your session you will recieve direction to help you get started in the appropriate wellness program. Varying appointment times are available. To book a Smart Start session, please complete a Smart Start application.

Download the Smart Start Application Form. The completed application can be dropped off at the Chaplin Family YMCA member services desk or emailed to Crystal Hughes. We will contact you once you have submitted your application to set up your Smart Start session.

YMCA Wellness staff have specialized training to work with individuals who have low fitness levels and/or chronic health conditions like osteoporosis ( BoneFit ) arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, MS, Parkinson's Disease, stroke, spinal cord injury, and COPD. The Wellness staff team consists of registered kinesiologists and YMCA certified fitness instructors. 

All participants are advised to speak to their physician before starting an exercise program. Written physician approval may be required to participate in exercise-based wellness programs. 

Smart Start sessions are also available to those who are unable to attend a YMCA wellness program but would like direction on a home exercise program.