Healthy Living

Our YMCA Health and Well Being Consult is a one-on-one consultation with a Wellness Staff Associate designed to help members achieve their health and well being goals. This is a great way to get started at our YMCA!


The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg has an active older adult community that puts on and participants in a variety of events each month including Ice Cream Social & Movie, Birthday Celebrations, luncheons, fieldtrips and more! Please see below for a list of upcoming events. Monthly activities listed below or for more information call 727-328-9622.



The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg has an active older adult community that puts on and participants in a variety of events each month including Ice Cream Social and Movie, Birthday Celebrations, luncheons, fieldtrips and more! Please see below for a list of upcoming events. For more information please call 727-328-9622.

icon Click here to download the Senior Friendly Class Schedule

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SilverSneakers Classic

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living.  Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance.  A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.

SilverSneakers Circuit

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout.  Upper body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography.  A chair is used for standing support, stretching, and relaxation exercises.

SilverSneakers Cardio

Get Up & Go with an aerobics class that’s safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints.  The workout includes easy-to-follow low-impact movement, and upper-body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle.

SilverSneakers Yoga

SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses.  Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement.  Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

SilverSneakers Splash

Activate your urge for variety!  Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning.  No swimming ability is required and a SilverSneakers kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination.

personal training


Do you need a little extra accountability and motivation to stay on track with your work out? Our certified personal trainers work with members one-on-one to reach fitness goals. For information, ask our wellness staff or visit the Fitness Center Desk.

Personal Training

Whether you're looking to tone, build strength, or you just need that extra little push to achieve your goal, our trainers are here to assist you. Each Y Trainer is nationally certified and many hold additional nationally recognized certifications. See a Wellness Associate for more information or pick up a Personal Training Brochure and fill out the Personal Training Interest Form and a staff member will contact you. 


Need help with your weight loss goals? Would you like to have healthier eating habits but don't know where to start? Why not hire a YMCA Weight Management Instructor! Whether you need a 1-hour session to get you started or weekly session to keep you on track, we can deign a program just for you! See a Wellness Associate for more information or pick up a Personal Training Brochure and fill out the Weight Management Interest Form and a staff member will contact you.


Women on Weights

This program is designed to help women learn how to train effectively using free weights and to improve muscle tone, bone density, core strength, and stability! A minimum of 4 participants required and the class meets 2 times a week for 4 weeks.


Personal Training Prices
(Prices also pertain to Nutritional Consulting)

1 Hour (1-One Hour session OR 2-Half Hour Sessions).....$45

5 1-Hour Sessions (10 1/2 Hour Sessions)..... $215

10 Pack (10-One Hour sessions OR 20-Half Hour Sessions).....$410

For any additional questions contact Jacqui Frehling at 727-328-9622 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



At the Y, we believe that the ability to swim is a critical life skill for every person, from children to seniors. We provide swim lessons that use a variety of fun methods to help overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop skills that last a lifetime. We also have a variety of water fitness classes that provide aerobic activity in a low impact setting.

The aquatics facility at the Jim & Heather Gills YMCA is equipped with a large, heated pool with six lap lanes, spa & dry sauna, a two-story water slide, zero depth entry, and a children's waterfall. We serve approximately 94,00 people annually through swim lessons, water aerobics, aquatic therapy, and water safety classes such as first aid, CPR, and lifeguard certifications.

Click here to download an Aquatics Schedule



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Aqua Zumba

This class combines the energy of latin music and beats with a great low-impact workout. Recommended for those with joint issues. Click here to download an Aqua Zumba flyer!

Swim Lessons

We have a variety of swim lessons available for all ages, infants to seniors. Below you can find the class that best suits what you are looking for. For more information please contact the Aquatics Staff listed below.


Private Swim Lessons

Available for two year olds through adults who want some extra attention and more instruction. All of our private lessons are taught by our own certified instructors.

Adult Swim Lessons

Classes consist of instruction in basic swimming, stroke techniques and personal safety skills. Class is set up to move at your own pace with no pressure to advance too quickly.

Parent/Child (Ages 6-36 Months)

Emphasizes water adjustment, parenting skills and water safety. Special attention is given to the varying developmental stages of this group. Goals for this program include the child's enjoyment and adjustment in and around the water, while instructing parents how to assist in the development of their children's future swimming skills.

Preschool Lessons (Ages 3-5 yrs)

Children work under the direct supervision of qualified instructors to learn basic swimming techniques and safety in and around the water. Children will move at their own pace.

• Pike/Eel—Beginners

• Ray/Starfish—Advanced Beginners

Semi-Private Lessons (Ages 3 - 5 yrs)

This class is the same as the regular preschool class with a smaller student/teacher ratio.

Youth Lessons (Ages 6-12 yrs)

Develop the child toward student-centered learning. This forty-five minute program offers personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water games, sports and basic water rescue. Child should be aware of and follow pool rules. The instructor will teach swimming techniques that are matched according to each child's skill and learning abilities. The more advanced your child becomes in this program, the more strokes he/she will learn. Remember, each child progresses at a different pace!

• Polliwog—Beginners

• Guppy—Advanced Beginners

• Minnow/Fish—Intermediate

• Flying Fish/Shark—Advanced

Water Fitness Classes

Water Aerobics

Develop muscle tone and flexibility, while the buoyancy of the water cushions the joints. Exercises can be adjusted for low, medium or high impact. You do not have to be a swimmer to attend.

Deep Water Aerobics

Develop muscle tone and flexibility. Use flotation devices along with the buoyancy of water to cushion your joints. Exercises can be adjusted for low, medium, or high impact. You must be a swimmer to attend.

Happy Hinges

This is an opportunity for individuals with bone, muscle, or joint problems to exercise through a workout that fits their needs. Specially designed, low-impact workout consisting of three categories: range of motion exercises, strengthening exercises, and conditioning exercises. Warm water and slow movements can also help relieve pain and stiffness.

Moving Forward

Specialized program for people who want one-on-one assisted exercise in the water. These sessions are held in chest-deep water and use a variety of equipment and aquatic apparatuses. Great for victims of stroke, accidents, CP, etc.

** Call for availability**


Swim Team (Ages 8-18 yearsOpen/Family Swim)

o Available for children and youth interested in joining a swim team. Two different sessions are offered; Pre-Swim Team and Swim Team. Both programs are held monthly beginning on the 1st of every month and ending on the last day of the month. Swim Team is offered Monday through Friday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm ($70 for members, $110 for non-members) and Pre-Swim is held Monday through Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm ($60 for members, $100 for non-members)

Open/Family Swim

Open for your swimming enjoyment. There will be no classes and all swimming activities will be open to members. Children 8 years and older are allowed in the pool without supervision; any child younger then 8 needs to have parental supervision. *No exceptions*

Lap Swim

Pool time for lap swim only. Lap swim is an Adult Fitness Activity. Youth under the age of 13 are not allowed to participate. Youth under the age of 16 must pass a swim test in order to participate. Masks, fins, snorkels, and kickboards are allowed. Noodles and other instructional floatation devices are not allowed in the lap lanes. If more than two swimmers are in a lane, you must stay to the right and circle swim. **A minimum of one lap lane will be open at all times.

• Check the current pool schedule for number of lanes open.

personal_trainingFamily Group Exercise Classes


Latin based aerobics class that will have you and your kids smiling & working hard through the final cool down and stretch. Adults and children ages 8 and up.

Tues/Thurs 10:00-10:55 am; Wed 9:00-9:55am; Fri 6:00-6:55pm


Music, song, story tale adventure and play are combined with basic yoga poses to create a fun and unique experience. Adults and children ages 6 and up.

Yoga- Sat 10:00-10:55am

There are currently no Family Events/ Activities. Check back for frequently for updated information.

family-swimBring the entire family to the Aquatics Center at the Jim & Heather Gills YMCA for a chance to swim together, play under the mushroom or take a trip down the slide. Your family can come and enjoy the pool together whenever there are no classes going on or on the specified days and times below.

MON & WED 7:30PM - 8:30PM

TUES & THURS 6:45PM - 7:30PM

FRI 5:00PM-8:445PM

SAT & SUN 2:00PM - 5:15PM

Download an Aquatics Schedule

Y Cardio DeckCardio Deck

Smaller in scale to our Wellness floor, lowered lighting, and quiet atmosphere, the Cardio Deck offers YMCA members an alternative place to workout. With a full array of cardio equipment, circuit training machines, and stretching area, the Cardio Deck is perfect for those wishing for a more private area to workout.

The Cardio Deck is also Family Friendly and provides a place for parents and children (ages 8-12) to get healthy together.

Cardio Deck Hours

Monday - Thursday 6:30am - 11:30 am & 3:30pm - 7:30pm

Friday 6:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday Closed

Closed all major holidays

photo201006_0083_06_download_3_copySocial networks and activities that bring together people that share common passions and personal interest.

YMCA Businesses Building A Better Community Luncheon

Business leaders from throughout St. Petersburg attend the YMCA Businesses Building A Better Community Luncheon not only for a great networking opportunity but to also hear a fellow business leader speak on growing a business through outstanding leadership and vision. The luncheon, which is typically held in April, recognizes and honors business leaders who have achieved success and believe in the importance of corporate giving and philanthropy in strengthening our community.


2005 Thomas A. James, Chairman/CEO, Raymond James Financial

2006 Steven A. Raymund, Chairman, Tech Data Corporation

2007 Craig H. Sher, President/CEO, The Sembler Company

2008 Paul Tash, Editor, St. Petersburg Times; Chairman/CEO, Times Publishing Co.

2009 J. Michael Cheezem, Chairman/CEO, JMC Development Corporation

2010 William R. Hough, Founder, William R. Hough & Co.

For more information regarding the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg's special events , please call  727-895-9622 .

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  • Executive Director: Deborah D. Figgs-Sanders
  • Address: 691 43rd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA.
  • Tel: (727) 209-9622
  • Fax: (727) 727-209-0373
  • Program and Computer Lab Hours:
  • Mon-Thurs 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Sunday Closed


  • Executive Director: Elena Stowers
  • Address: 2421 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 USA.
  • Tel: (727) 821-9348
  • Fax: (727) 821-3389
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday Closed
  • Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jim and Heather Gills

  • Executive Director: Lane Walberg
  • Address: 3200 1st Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 USA.
  • Tel: (727) 328-9622
  • Fax: (727) 490-9630
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday-Friday 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • KidsZone Hours
  • Cardio Deck Hours


  • Executive Director: Beth Maday
  • Address: 8787 Bryan Dairy Rd, Suite 170, Largo, FL 33777 USA.
  • Tel: (727) 394-9622
  • Fax: (727) 391-3486
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday-Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • KidsZone Hours
  • Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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