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Music is a catalyst for lifelong learning. Studies show that music appreciation lessons significantly improve reading comprehension scores. No doubt, music does so much more to enhance our lives. So sing. Strum. Make the difference within the walls of your YMCA.

At the Y we believe that music is an expressive outlet for many people, we want to foster this belief through our new music lesson program. Currently our program will be offering piano, guitar and voice lessons. Piano lessons can start at age 4 ½ and guitar at age 6, voice lessons vary based on ability. The lessons we provide are onsite at the Fulton Family YMCA and our flexible with scheduling to meet the needs of the student. Lessons must be paid prior to the start of the lesson. To register for your music lessons please stop at the front desk.

Registration form: Music Lesson Registration Form

Member price

$10.00 per 15-minute lesson
$20.00 per 30-minute lesson
$29.00 per 45-minute lesson
$38.00 per 60-minute lesson

Non Member price

$15.00 per 15-minute lesson
$25.00 per 30-minute lesson
$34.00 per 45-minute lesson
$43.00 per 60-minute lesson

YMCA Drumminators (Ages 6 & Up)

Wednesday’s 6:30pm-7:00pm
(4 week sessions)
The YMCA Drumminators are  an established group that plays a wide variety of percussion instruments with a focus on performance. Students will learn to read simple rhythm, as well as play more complex
rhythms by rote.

Members: $10 per session
Non-Members: $25 per session

Wednesday’s 7:00pm-7:30pm
(4 week sessions)
Boomwhackers are colorful plastic tubes which have different pitches depending on their size. This class will explore the ways
that these cool instruments can make music. Cooperation is key, since students will need to work with each other to create an
overall musical effect.

Members $10 per session
Non-Members: $25 per session



Ages 6 weeks—12

The Fulton Family YMCA provides on-site child care for our members and program users. This service is available to children from infants 6 weeks to age 12 years  while parents are using the facility. KIDS CLUB is an activity room where your child can be busy with arts and crafts and kid friendly activities while you work out or participate in one of the many programs  available to you here at the Y.


Monday– Friday          8:45am—12:00pm

Monday -* Friday         4:30pm—8:00pm

Saturday    8:00am-11:00am

Sundays    Closed

*No Friday PM Kids Club June-January


$5 per visit  Adult/Youth/Reciprocal members/Guests or $40 punch card (10 visits)


Ages 6 weeks-12

This exciting program offers our parents the opportunity to use the KIDS CLUB and LEAVE the building to shop without the kids, clean, take a nap or just have time to relax. While you’re away the kids will enjoy in all the KIDS CLUB activities including gym time and arts and crafts.

Any 3 hour time frame during KIDS CLUB.

Registration is required with 1 day advance notice; limited to 10 participants per day.

Members $11 first child, $7 add. child
Non-Members $16 first child, $12 add. child



*Kids ages 10 and Up can attend our Adult Fitness Classes.

* Kids ages 8-10 can use the cardio equipment in the fitness center with an Adult present on the adjacent machine, during Family Fitness hours.

* Tweens/Teens ages 11-13 can take the Fitness Orientation to be able to use the fitness center alone. They must take the orientation.

* Teens ages 14 and up can use all the classes and fitness center without an adult present.


Getting Fit as a Family!
Youth ages 8-10 are welcome to use our Fitness Center
cardio equipment, under parent supervision. Children
must be accompanied by a parent at all times and the
parents must use the adjacent cardio machine. For safety
reasons, youth may use cardio machines only. Create
healthy habits and enjoy some quality time as a family!


Lessons are for Fulton Family YMCA family members and youth members only.  Please see the front desk for more information and to register.

Fulton Family Member $20 per session

Youth Members $30 per session

Non-Members $50 per session


Ages: 4-6 / Tuesday / 4:45pm-5:15pm                                                                                                       Ages: 7-12 / Thursday / 4:45pm-5:30pm
This class is fun, high energy, original music plus it will incorporate all the traditional yoga class pieces; meditation, breathing techniques, poses and deep relaxation.

Instructor Becky Craig
Fulton Members FREE /  Non-Members $7

Ages: 2-10/ Tuesday/ 4:45pm-5:15pm 
Parenting is a balancing act. Throw in work, conflicting schedules, and attempts at any kind of self care, and juggling multiple balls, while walking on a tightrope! Join Yoga Instructor Becky Craig for a Family-centered yoga experience that you and your child will love.
Members $20 / Non-Members $40
Must Register.

AGES 6 & UP / May 13th & May 20th 5:00pm-6:00pm
Explore the outdoors and walking trails behind the Y. Identify and collect different plants, flowers, birds and bugs. Please dress to be outside. If there is rain we will have art and STEM activities with organic materials.
Members FREE /Non-Members $20
Register by 5/8

AGES 2-4 / May 14th/ 10:00am-10:45am
AGES 2-4 / June 4th/ 10:00am-10:45am
This class will allow kids the opportunity to explore with paint and messy hands. Have your little one enjoy being creative while you get a workout in or just relax.
Fulton Members: FREE/Non-Members: $8
Must register.

AGES 7-12 / May 17th– May 18th/ 7:00pm-8:00am
There will be late night swimming, glow in the dark games, movies on a big screen and so much more! Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, swimsuit and a change of clothes. Dinner and snacks are included. Bring a friend and have the time of your life.
Members $20 first child, $13 addition child
Non-Members $35, $20 additional child
Register by 5/15

AGES 8-12 / May 29th/ 5:00-7:00pm
This is an instructional course on the basics of staying home alone. Topics discussed and experienced through role playing will include parent expectations, safety, do’s and don’t’s of being responsible while home alone.
Members $13/Non-Members $20
Register by 5/24

 A weekly workshop for young girls to experience our positive self-esteem boosting program! Girls Rock is designed to transform self-doubts and
insecurities into self-love & worth. We give girls the space to be silly and play while giving them the tools to build healthy relationships and
confidence. With support from the United Way and the Shineman Foundation.
Ages 8-12
Thursday’s 6:30pm-7:30pm
At Fulton Family YMCA
Members: FREE
Non-Members: $20 per month

Grades 7th-8th
Thursday’s 2:35pm-3:15pm
At Fulton Jr. High School
FREE for Fulton Jr. High Students




Ages: 4 & Up

When: Varies by appointment

At the Y we believe that music is an expressive outlet for many people, we want to foster this belief through our new music lesson program. Currently, our program is offering piano, guitar and voice

lessons. Piano lessons can start at age 4 ½ and guitar at age 6, voice lessons vary based on ability. The lessons we provide are onsite at the Fulton Family YMCA and our flexible with scheduling to meet the needs of the student. Lessons must be paid prior to the start of the lesson. To register for your music lessons please stop at the front desk.


Member price                                         Non Member price

$10.00 per 15-minute lesson         $15.00 per 15-minute lesson

$20.00 per 30-minute lesson       $25.00 per 30-minute lesson

$29.00 per 45-minute lesson       $34.00 per 45-minute lesson

$38.00 per 60-minute lesson       $43.00 per 60-minute lesson


SHORIN RYU KARATE        INSTRUCTOR/SENSI: Suzanne Summerville-Black Belt

This program is aimed towards 4, 5, and 6 year olds. It teaches the preliminary fundamentals of the practice.

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Members $38/month
Non-Members $47/month


Classes are offered to instruct students in self-defense, kata and sparring techniques.  When appropriate, students may be tested and awarded belts for level advancements.  This program is open to anyone who is seven years of age or older.

Beginners (White Belts)
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Member $40/Month
Non-Member $52/Month

Advanced Green/Brown/Black Belts
Tuesday 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Thursday 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Member $45/month
Non-Member $57/month


Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy may be defined as systematic and scientific manipulations of body tissues for the purpose of affecting the nervous, muscular, visceral, circulatory, digestive and facial systems. Massage also encompasses deep tissue therapy, postural integration, reflexology and others.

What are the effects of massage on the Body?

The general effects on massage include stimulation of the circulatory and nervous systems, improve organ function, elevate cellular activity, enhanced muscle and general body tone, increased lymphatic circulation, as well as improved digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Basic Massage Rates

Rate                        Hour          1/2 Hour

Member                 $50               $30

Non-Member       $60                $40

Payments are taken at the Fulton Family YMCA. Massage are held at the Fulton Family YMCA

Speed Demons Swim Team


Speed Demons is a competitive swim team which offers high quality coaching and technique instruction for grades K-12.  We are a co-educational, competitive swim team that participates in junior and senior swimming under the direction of the Fulton YMCA.

Since competitive swimming is both a highly individual and team sport, the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and individual development are stressed.
Our coaching is planned to teach, train and encourage swimmers to achieve their potential in competitive swimming. Swimmers will learn team building, responsibility and commitment which will prove valuable to them as they grow and develop.
Swimmers will learn how to read the warm up board, pace clock and will be introduced to beginner sets and intervals.

Both Junior and Senior teams will learn to enhance the opportunity for this personal development, a policy of “Everybody Swims” is followed.

Cassandra Jones, Head Coach
Jim LaDue, Assistant

Junior Team: Practices 3 times a week, M/W/F from 5:30-6:30pm
Senior Team: Practices 5 times a week, M/W/F 6:30-7:30pm and T/TH from 5:30-7:30p


Speed Demons Parent Group Information                                                                                                                      


Printable Qualifying Times:                                                                                                       2019 State Qualifying Times                                                                                                      
Fulton YMCA Speed Demons Team Records:                                                                      YMCA Team Records 2017-2018                                                                  

If you have any further questions you can contact Brandon Hood, Swim Team Coordinator at

Personal Training

Our Personal Training programs are designed and administered on an individual or group basis by Certified Fitness Professionals. Experience the power of Y training and support. Register at Member Services

NEW MEMBER JUMP START PERSONAL                                                                                          TRAINING PROGRAM                                                                                                                                    The Starter Kit is available for new members only within the first 30 days of becoming a member. It is only able to be purchased once, but can help create a great plan to jump start your program. Includes a 30 minute consultation.

3 One Hour Sessions     $100


Personal Training Price Structure


Adult Fitness Classes


Whittle your waist away while engaging in exercises that will give your core muscles an extra challenge.  Features crunches, planks and many different ab exercises.


The Spinner® Chrono™ Power distances itself from the pack of indoor cycles that measure power by offering a hassle free riding experience. With direct power measurement, patent pending magnetic resistance, and the brightest  console in the industry, Spinner ®        Chrono ™will exceed all riders expectations   Cycle shoes can be worn as the bikes have clips.



Karma Yoga is the process of achieving perfection in  action. Our instructor will lead you through poses on each inhale and exhale.



Silver Sneakers Classic offers an innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that allows older adults to take greater control of their health. Classes are designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. This class is not just for Silver Sneaker participants, members are encouraged to participate.


This fun, high energy class uses weights to target specific muscle groups. Instructors will offer several disciplines using Kettle bells, Weighted Bar, Exercise Ball and Free Weights with cardio integration. Improve balance and strengthen your core in one fantastic class!


This cutting-edge fitness program combines strength  exercise and flexibility-building yoga to create a  total-body workout.


Fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create  a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba fanatics achieve long term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements.



Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers. Gold offers a variety of dance and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will keep you movin’ & grooving’.  Modified to suit the needs of the active older participant.


 WALK 15

This low impact class will use music and walking steps to get big results! The easy to learn format allows people of all fitness levels to feel successful on the first try. In this hour long classroom setting you can walk up to 5 miles and burn mega calories!


This class will offer a light cardio warm up, followed by a strength portion that will meet the needs of every fitness level. The last segment will focus on core strength and balance. We have created this class to offer beginner/intermediate weights program for those who want to tone and stay healthy and fit!



Progressive weight training and balances exercise, to slow bone loss and reduce the risk of fracture.



 Looking for a safe and gentle, yet effective yoga practice that doesn’t have you performing those “pretzel-like” yoga positions? A practice where you can enjoy all the benefits of traditional yoga while being comfortably supported by a chair?

This Chair Yoga course has you in mind. If limited mobility or  injuries are holding you back from enjoying your body to the fullest, then you owe it to yourself to give this course a try. It’s an amazing way to safely stretch and strengthen your body.



Can you get fit sitting down? The new craze for CHAIR Zumba Gold says you can… Improve muscle strength, balance, flexibility, mental awareness and functioning!



The practice of yoga is for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well   supported and relaxing  practice. The hour long class will offer careful movement, controlled pressure and well-measured stretches, including range of motion exercises. Postures may be approached in gradual steps, with plenty of focus on breathing and repetition. If you are new to yoga this is a great way to start a  program that will help increase flexibility and  increase your health overall.


Sculpt Yoga blends power flow yoga with resistance training. It offers the discipline of a yoga practice and intensity options similar to a challenging fitness class. This class will boost your metabolism as you tone and sculpt every major muscle group while improving  endurance and flexibility. Classes are taught with  intensity variations, focus on the breath, traditional asana and stretching sequences, and encouragement of mental focus to help maintain yogic integrity.


Our cutting edge *high intensity fitness program that combines compound lifts, weight training and endurance into one routine. You will shed body fat and increase your energy, speed and metabolism.


The Silver and Fit workout offers standing, low-impact choreography alternated with standing  upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a Silver Sneakers ball.  A chair is available for support. This class is suitable for nearly every fitness level and can be adapted depending on the skill of individual participants.


Tai Chi, often describe as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Tai Chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. In fact, because tai chi is low impact exercise, it may be especially suitable if you’re an older adult who otherwise may not exercise.


This modified seated version of Tai Chi can be enjoyed by anyone wishing to practice Tai Chi sitting down. People with almost any chronic condition can learn to improve their health and mobility. This safe easy to learn program relieves pain and improves health and quality of life.


This synergistic yoga class fuses the two distinct styles of Vinyasa Yoga, a warming and heart-opening yang practice that allows prana, or energy, to flow through your body as you move with your breath through a sequence of poses, and Yin Yoga, a more gentle, restorative form of yoga which targets deep connective and fascia tissue to promote flexibility and self love, in order to help you cultivate an enduring sense of vitality and rejuvenation.

School Age Childcare

Download SACC registration form here:

Fulton SACC Handbook 2019-2020

The Fulton Family YMCA is excited to offer safe, fun and creative before and after school programming at our local elementary schools.

The YMCA is a non-profit organization that is 160 years old.  We have dedicated our practices to building strong child care programs and are the #1 child care provider in the nation.  This program provides convenience for working parents by offering care Monday – Friday from 7:00 am until 8:45 am and 3:15pm until 6:00 pm.  Our program assists in the continual socialization of your child.  It encourages children to participate in activities which will benefit them mentally, physically, and emotionally.  The children are given the opportunity to interact with one another and with adults.  The program will foster children’s personal growth and cultivate self-confidence.  It provides time in their day when the emphasis is placed on the individual and how they can feel good about themselves.  It provides a warm and friendly experience for children.

SACC is offered at Lanigan for Lanigan and Granby students. It is also offered at Volney for Fairgrieve and Volney students.                                                                                                                                                                                Please see the Brochure for a complete list of monthly prices.

There is a $30 registration fee for this program.  Registration is waived for Fulton Family YMCA family members.                                                                                                                                   PLEASE NOTE: Payments may be made at the YMCA, by mail or by phone with cash, check and credit /debit card. For your convenience, we can set up an automatic payment plan. Fees will then be drafted on a date of your choosing. 

Vacation Zone

(Vacation Days/Snow Days)

This program was created to give children a place to go during school vacation. A full day of fun in a well-supervised setting provides children with swim time and other activities that puts working parents’ minds at ease. This program is open to any elementary age student.

Time     7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. during Fulton City School District vacations.

Registration Fee: Fulton Members FREE / Non members $30
Full day: $ 34.00/child/day
Half Days/Early Dismissals: $22/child/day
2 Hour Delays $18/child/day                                                                                                                 *Scheduled days off MUST be pre-registered for!                                            * Healthy snacks are served at Vacation Zone

LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED! (A $5 fee will be added for a forgotten lunch)

Additional Child/ren discount is 20% off full day rates.

*All rates are subject to change

Children must be enrolled in the SACC program or Vacation Zone to participate in snow days/Vacation Days/2 Hour delays.