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Allard Center of Goffstown

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
bmckenney@graniteymca.org

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
bmckenney@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Sat-Sun 7:00am-4:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Sunday August 19
  1. Lap Swim
  2. Open Swim
  3. Open Swim
  4. Step & Sculpt
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Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Sat-Sun 7:00am-4:00pm
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Greater Londonderry

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
lfitzgerald@graniteymca.org

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
lfitzgerald@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Thu 7:00am-7:30pm
  2. Fri 7:00am-6:30pm
  3. Sat 8:30am-1:30pm

Upcoming Classes

Sunday August 19
  1. Open Swim
  2. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Thu 7:00am-7:30pm
  2. Fri 7:00am-6:30pm
  3. Sat 8:30am-1:30pm
Free Fun For Families

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Downtown Manchester

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
rdurand@graniteymca.org

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
rdurand@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 4:45am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-3:30pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-1:30pm

Upcoming Classes

Sunday August 19
  1. Open Gym
  2. Lap Swim
  3. Adult Basketball
  4. Cycling
  5. Aikido Kids/Adults
  6. Zumba
  7. Muscle Hour
  8. Lap Swim
  9. Open Swim
  10. Open Gym
  11. Open Gym
  12. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 4:45am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-3:30pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-1:30pm
Free Fun For Families

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
kmckenna@graniteymca.org

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
kmckenna@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-12:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Sunday August 19
  1. Lap Swim
  2. Leisure Swim
  3. Family & Recreational
  4. Yoga
  5. Tai Chi (B)
  6. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-12:00pm
Free Fun For Families

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Strafford County

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
lprisco@graniteymca.org

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
lprisco@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-3:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-2:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Sunday August 19
  1. Masala Bhangra
  2. Zumba
  3. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-3:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-2:00pm
Free Fun For Families

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Programs Overview

The Granite YMCA offers a wide variety of fun and enriching programs and classes designed to help every member of the family develop and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. With more than 100 classes to choose from each week, there's sure to be something for everyone at the Y!

As a leading non-profit with a focus on healthy living, we provide our members with a supportive and motivating community with the programs and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being. 

  • GROUP WELLNESS

    Have fun and get fit as you build friendships within our supportive Y community! The Granite YMCA offers more than 150 weekly group exercise and aquatics classes for every fitness level from kids, teens, adults, families and seniors. We offer cardio, muscle conditioning, stretching and relaxation, swimming, and more! Our friendly, supportive instructors design all classes to help keep you motivated and on track.

    Whether your goal is to lose weight, improve your sports performance or simply stay fit, we're here to help! Wellness Coaches are available to help you set up a workout routine, stay motivated, develop a new strength training program, or help you learn how to use our equipment. Stop by the Welcome Center to sign up for any of the following FREE programs to help you get started!

    Cardio Endurance

    • Zumba, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba
    • Cardio Mix Party
    • Cardio Kick, Kickboxing
    • Cycling, Beginner Cycling
    • Step, Step & Sculpt
    • PiYo
    • CIZE
    • Adult Rowing
    • Masala Bhangra
    • Piloxing, Piloxing KNOCKOUT
    • Tabata, Interval Training
    • and more

    Strength Based

    • Core and More, Express Abs
    • Circuit Training, Strength Circuit
    • BODYSHRED
    • Total Body Barre
    • Boot Camp
    • Muscle Hour, Power Hour
    • Muscle Conditioning
    • TRX Suspension Training, TRX Boot Camp
    • and more

    Mind and Body

    • Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga
    • Pilates, Pilates Fusion
    • Samurai Arts, Tomiki Aikido, Aikido, Uechi- Ryo Karate, Tai Chi
    • and more

    Active Older Adults

    • Yoga, Senior Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga
    • Fit for Life
    • Aqua Zumba
    • Arthritis, Fibromyalgia
    • Limber Limbs, Rusty Hinges
    • Gentle Power
    • Silver Sneakers
    • Lo Impact
    • and more
  • AQUATICS

    YMCA SWIM LESSONS
    Swim lessons are one of the most popular programs at the Y because we are successful in teaching children and adults to be safe and enjoy the water. The aquatics team at The Granite YMCA has evaluated our swim lesson program. In order to provide the highest quality instruction, we will be implementing a skill-based swim program designed to teach safety, technique, and positive swim values while promoting self-esteem, and fun.

    Wondering which swim class you should enroll your child in? Click here for a helpful chart.

    Come train with the nationwide leader in aquatics! Let the trained professionals at the Y help you improve your swimming ability with one-on-one training sessions or a customized workout designed around your personal goals.

    NEW SWIM LESSON UPGRADE
    As part of The Granite YMCA’s ongoing commitment to aquatics and water safety, we are continually reviewing and updating our policies and procedures to ensure that we are providing a safe and quality environment for our members and their families. 

    Discover more information about the changes to our YMCA swim lessons curriculum.

    OTHER AQUATICS PROGRAMS
    Swim lessons are only a small portion of what we do in aquatics. We strive to make aquatics a regular part of your fitness routine by offering a wide variety of fun programs for people of all ages and fitness levels. Here are just some of the ongoing programs we offer:

    • Adult/Child Classes
    • Preschool/Youth Swim Lessons
    • Teen Swim Lessons
    • Adult Swim Lessons
    • Private Swim Lessons
    • Adaptive Swim Lessons
    • Home School Swim Lessons
    • Water Exercise Classes 
    • Synchronized Swimming
    • Lap Swim
    • Open Swim
    • Scout Safety Awareness
    • Scuba/Snorkeling
    • Family Swim
    • Pool Party
  • WELLNESS CENTERS

    The Health and Wellness Centers at The Granite YMCA locations include strength and cardio equipment, stretching areas, free weights and a variety of other unique and popular equipment options. Although specific equipment varies by location, you can achieve a complete workout and receive support and guidance from our trained staff.

    From questions on using the exercise or weight machines to executing squats and lunges with correct form—the Fitness Center staff is ready to help. For every hour the Y is open, a Fitness Center representative is available to help you get the most from your workout. And it’s free with membership!

    Fitness Orientations & Wellness Assessments

    • FREE Wellness Orientations and Goal Setting
      The basis of the Y fitness orientation program is to provide an understanding of what elements make up an effective workout. Each orientation includes an exercise routine to help get you started.
    • Fitness Assessments (Ages 13+ by appt only) 
      This important evaluation helps to determine the safest starting point for your personal exercise program. You’ll enjoy seeing your progress when you retest later on! You can take the complete test or only the parts you want.

    We also offer a variety of tailored personal training options.

     

  • HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAMS

    Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. At the Y, our programs and activities help youth, adults and families receive the support, guidance and resources needed to reduce risk for disease, reclaim health, and achieve greater health and well-being for the spirit, mind and body.

    NEW! PACT PROGRAM

    The Granite YMCA's P.A.C.T (Physical Activity Connecting Together) Program available to adults, teens, and youth helps new and current members incorporate physical activity into their normal everyday routines. Participants meet once a week for a 60 minute session for six weeks. Members will connect in small groups of 4-6 people to sample different types of exercise and develop a regular routine that fits their lifestyle, comfort level and goals. A trained wellness staff member will guide members through proper intensity, frequency, and forms of cardio, strengthening, endurance, flexibility, and balance exercises.

    Adult PACT - Ages 18+
    Teen PACT - Ages 13 - 17
    Youth PACT - Ages 8 - 12

    6 week PACT sessions are FREE to Y members. For more information, speak with the Healthy Living Director at your local Y. Get started today!

    NEW! TAI JI QUAN™: MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

    Improve balance, coordination, and stability using gentle, low-impact movements based on the forms of Tai Chi. This progressive, evidence-based, 24-week program has been shown to increase confidence, reduce the risk of falling, and enhance overall fitness for participants. All levels are welcome.

    Offered at the YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown and YMCA of Greater Londonderry. Coming soon to the YMCA of Downtown Manchester.

    For a free balance screening or to learn more, please contact us
    Cindy Lafond, Association Director of Healthy Living Initiatives
    603.232.8650 | clafond@graniteymca.org.

    PERSONAL TRAINING

    Discover new pathways to healthy living with our new and improved individual and small group personal training. At the Y, personal training provides all individuals, from health seekers to athletes, with the ability to achieve their healthy living goals regardless of the degree of difficulty. Sign up for individual personal training sessions or small group personal training sessions.

    Individual Personal Training

    Certified, professional, and motivated staff work with clients on health and nutrition education in addition to developing personalized routines based on individual goals. Clients start with a customized wellness evaluation measuring current abilities, reviewing history, and making goals. These goals are monitored to celebrate success. Through traditional and innovative techniques, clients will build relationships, gain confidence, and maintain a focus on long-term health and sustainability.

    Small Group Personal Training

    Small group personal training inspires participants to team up to take advantage of the benefits of variety, community, and accountability while exceeding their individual wellness goals. This small group setting allows our professional trainers to incorporate flexibility and choice into workouts, yet still customize training methods and workout routines to accommodate individual needs and preferences.

    Achieve Your Goals

    • work with a wellness coach to establish goals
    • connect to a small group of other members just starting
    • overcome obstacles such as lack of time and motivation
    • feel more comfortable in an exercise environment
    • improve at your favorite sport or competitive event
    • stay motivated
    • increase muscle mass
    • enhance your routine and lifestyle
    • sample different exercises
    • learn proper intensity, frequency, and form of exercises
    • learn healthy eating habits reducing stress and anxiety
    • enhance immunity
    • improve coordination
    • increase energy, stamina, endurance and sports performance

    “Personal training gave me the one-on-one attention I needed to get motivated, and stay on track. My trainer helped me transform my body, gain self-confidence and challenge myself to set and achieve goals I never thought possible!” - Y Member

    Speak with the Healthy Living Director at your local Y today for details and pricing.

    NEW! DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

    The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program focuses on small, measurable, reasonable goals to give participants confidence they can make the necessary changes to reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes and live healthier lives. In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over 25 sessions. The year-long program consists of 16 weekly sessions and 3 sessions every other week during the first 6 months followed by 6 monthly sessions in the second 6 months.

    The program emphasizes two primary goals for the first half of the program:

    • Reduce body weight by 7%
    • Increase physical activity by 150 minutes per week

    To sign up participants must meet the following:

    • At least 18 years old
    • Overweight (BMI ≥ 25)
    • Diagnosed with prediabetes via a blood test or gestational diabetes (if a blood test is not available, participants must have a qualifying risk score)

    Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% and 71% in adults over age 60.

    To learn more, please contact us
    Cindy Lafond, Association Director of Healthy Living Initiatives
    603.232.8650 | clafond@graniteymca.org.

    LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA

    “The Y staff has always been so respectful and helpful. It is a real blessing that I have been able to connect with the Y.”  - Penny, LIVESTRONG Participant

    Participating in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA has played an important role in Penny’s recovery process. Penny is now a volunteer with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program and helps to introduce new friends to the program.

    LIVESTRONG at the Y is a FREE 12-week, small group program for adult cancer survivors thanks to a major grant received from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation. Through this program, we support cancer survivors in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the time of feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to return to their normal life.

    We meet twice a week for 75 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease participants back into fitness and help further their wellness journey. Our exercises help reduce the severity of therapy side effects, prevent unwanted weight changes and improve energy levels and self-esteem. You will:

    • build muscle mass and muscle strength
    • increase flexibility and endurance
    • improve functional ability

    We also help you develop your own physical fitness program so you can practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of your recovery, but as a way of life. In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides you with a supportive environment and a feeling of community with fellow survivors, Y staff, and other members.

    Offered at the YMCA of Downtown Manchester and YMCA of Greater Londonderry

    To learn more, please contact us
    Cindy Lafond, Association Director of Healthy Living Initiatives
    603.232.8650 | clafond@graniteymca.org.

    Your generous contributions help support these critical healthy living programs. Donate today!

  • WHIM & ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS

    ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS AND EQUIPMENT
    At the Y, the goal is to provide wellness opportunities to all members of the community regardless of their ability. All of our adaptive programs help individuals gain confidence, promote independence and responsibility, socialize and work with others, as well as nurture a healthy and active lifestyle. All programs are led by qualified, trained individuals who help promote a safe, friendly, and supportive environment for all needs.

    Many of our state-of-the-art health and wellness centers offer equipment for all members to use their abilities for a cardio workout, an upper body workout, a lower body workout, or a workout that combines both. 

    Enjoy time in our pools. We offer ADA compliant pool lifts for all of our indoor pools.

    ​The YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown offers an accessible playground open to the community so that younger community members can enjoy social active play with their peers.

    Contact your local Y for more information on our current adaptive programs.

    WHEELCHAIR HEALTH IN MOTION
    The Granite YMCA partners with Wheelchair Health in Motion or WHIM, to offer a wellness program designed for both wheelchair users and individuals with low mobility and focuses on upper-body strength routines and aerobic exercise. Participants learn about health and wellness topics that are relevant to them and the group setting provides them a chance to socialize and connect with people who understand them.

    Offered at YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown & YMCA of Downtown Manchester. To learn more and attend the FREE program, please contact the Healthy Living Director at your local Y!