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Health, Well-Being & Fitness

Get Back to Class!

Kids are back in school and now it’s time for YOU to GET BACK TO CLASS! Bring a friend and try out one of our Group Exercise Classes with over 480 available weekly Group Exercise Classes throughout our six branches in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

From September 15-October 15, we are offering our community 10 COMPLIMENTARY Group Exercise passes to a Channel Islands Y of your choosing! From Zumba to Pilates…from Cycling to Yoga…from Tai Chi to Body Pump, we have a class for EVERYBODY!


  • Child watch services while you work out so you don’t have to worry about supervision for your little ones
  • Join and have access to EVERY YMCA in Southern California
  • Three FREE personal fitness consultations when you join to help you define your fitness needs and keep you on track!

Why Try a Group Exercise Class?

With YMCA Group Exercise classes, the motivation and support received from all the participants and the instructor in the class is like no other! With the variety of classed you will have plenty of classes to choose from based on YOUR fitness needs. Group Exercise classes have a lot of mental and physical health benefits. Here are a few of our favorites: 

  •  You will be involved in a SAFE and effectively designed workout
  •  You will be exposed to a social and FUN environment
  •  We offer consistent Group Exercise schedules to help keep you on track
  •  Our Group Exercise classes require NO prior exercise knowledge or experience
  •  Group Exercise classes increase your level of MOTIVATION!

I’m Excited! How do I get BACK TO CLASS?

     1.    Visit the Ventura Family YMCA

     2.   Check out the Group Exercise Schedule and pick a class to attend!

     3.   Pick up a GET BACK TO CLASS card at the front desk (the Front Desk will scan this card to track your visits, so please bring with you for each visit)

     4.   Please bring a valid photo ID

We are looking forward to seeing you in one of our Group Exercise classes! For questions, please contact Brian Stevens, Member Relations Director, or call him at 805-642-2131 ext. 25

 Promo valid ONLY September 15-October 15; be sure to use all 10 complimentary passes by October 15 

Like all Y programs, health, well-being and fitness is open to all, with financial assistance available.


Health and Wellness

Group Exercise Schedule - September - NEW!

Find your favorite classes like Combat Fit, Studio Cycling, Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi, Pound and MORE!  We have over 60 group exercise classes included in your membership!

Learn about our new Outdoor Sportsplex and workout area!

Sportsplex Small Group Trainings Schedule - August 15 - October 3

This dynamic mix of small group trainings will get you into the best shape ever.  Purchase a small group training pass at the Welcome Center for only $40 per month and get access to 20 small group trainings every week. Once enrolled you will receive a welcome email giving you access to our MindBody site where you can book all the training you want.  Don't miss out.  Trainings are limited to 12 members per training.  

Sportsplex Small Group Trainings Pass

CPR/First Aid/AED Training

The Y offers CPR/AED and First Aid classes through American Heart Association.  Certifications are good for two years.  See our schedule for details. 

Kids Cardio Club

Fat Burn Camp - NEW!

Lifeguard & Swim Instructor Training

Hiking Club

Oxnard Growing Into Wellness Program FREE! NEW flyer!

Personal Fitness

Personal Training


Log into the system to track your activity.  You can even log your activity outside the Y!  Play some Frisbee on the weekend - log it!  Run on the beach after work - log it!  

Water Activities

Read the YMCA Pool Rules

Read pool workouts 1-4

Read pool workouts 5-10 

Santa Paula Swim Lessons - Click here for the schedule and registration details! Click here for the flyer and directions.

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