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Healthy Lifestyle


The new Fitness Center at Sumner Station provides the most advanced exercise facilities, equipment, amenities and services:

  • Expansive strength training area
  • Advanced resistance equipment
  • Cardiovascular training equipment
  • Group Fitness and Cycling Studio
  • Four-lane, 75-foot lap pool
  • Warm water therapy pool
  • Spacious locker rooms with steam room, lounge and massage
  • Child care services
  • Group fitness classes
  • Health education classes
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Massage therapy
  • Personal training

All Fitness Center at Sumner Station programs will be supervised by health professionals who understand the connection between good health and physical fitness. Our staff includes professionals with exercise science degrees and advanced certifications. We will start you on a program that is based upon your medical history, your clinical data and your goals. We will challenge you, but at a level that is safe for you.

YMCA of Middle Tennessee


The YMCA has been a part of Nashville and Middle Tennessee since 1875. Today, we reach more than 271,324 lives through 30 centers and 343 program locations in 12 counties. We live our not-for-profit, charitable mission daily by providing life-changing programs and services that enrich people from all walks of life.

Free Health and Wellness Assessments

Health and Wellness Assessments powered by MicroFit

The YMCA's free health and wellness assessments can provide you with a 360-degree view of your health and fitness status.

Powered by MicroFit, these computerized assessments will measure everything from your body fat percentage to cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and how your current lifestyle is affecting your overall well-being. At the end of your session, you'll receive a printout with your results and have the chance to discuss ways you can improve with a wellness specialist.

The YMCA offers unlimited access to thousands of group fitness classes as a membership benefit. Whether it's yoga, aerobics, cycling, Zumba or something in-between, there's sure to be a class worth incorporating into your wellness routine.

Class Offerings

Nearly every YMCA center offers the following group fitness classes on a regular basis. Check your center's group fitness calendar for additional offerings and class availability.

Step: Step to the beat with this mixed-impact class where the choreography is as fun as it is easy to learn.

Kickbox: Put your best foot forward with a mixture of kick and punch combinations peppered with jump ropes, drill and abs work.

Indoor Cycling: Put a new spin on your cardio workout by enjoying a heart-pumping simulated ride sure to challenge both beginners and avid cyclists.

Basic Yoga: Practice basic yoga postures and relaxation techniques while improving your flexibility balance and strength.

Pilates: A mat-based class designed to stretch and strengthen your core muscles while incorporating breath-work.

Zumba: Come see why this high-intensity Latin-based cardio dance class is all the rage.

Just Weights: Strength train with barbells, dumbbells and a bench. Throw in some abs work for an awesome muscle-building and toning class.

ABSolution: A 30-minute class designed to whittle your middle down to size. Increase strength and definition in your core muscles.

Fusion: Enjoy two or more popular group fitness formats at the same time. Check with your center for their specific class combinations.

SilverSneakers® I-Muscular Strength & Range of Motion: This class for active older adults is designed to enhance their daily life by increasing muscular strength and overall range of motion. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are used for resistance training. Chairs are used for support while seated or standing.

Note: The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is offered at nearly all YMCA of Middle Tennessee wellness centers. Most sites have multiple SilverSneakers classes to choose from, including SilverSplash® water aerobics classes at centers with indoor pools.