Let's Get Acquainted!

Get started with a FREE orientation to various fitness options, including:

Healthy Lifestyle Orientation
Equipment Orientation
YExpress Orientation
Free-Weight Orientation
Family Fit (Ages 7-17)

Location key:

MV:Mission Valley
(Friars Road)
TW:Toby Wells

Healthy Lifestyle Consultation - ALL

During your personal wellness consultation, our professional wellness coach will help orient you to our facility and identify the activities that best meet your needs.

You will fill out a health questionnaire to ensure the safety of all members. Consultations are 20 to 30 minutes, and recommended for all new members. (Suggestion: Wear appropriate attire in case you want to work out afterward).

Contact Welcome Center

Equipment Orientation - ALL

Meet one-on-one with a Wellness Coach to establish a workout plan, learn about classes offered, and how to use the fitness center equipment. Please dress in appropriate workout attire.

Contact Welcome Center

Free Weight Orientation - MV, TW

One-hour introduction to the Cross Training Center free weight equipment! Adding free-weight and plate-loaded equipment is a great way to challenge your body and add variety to your workout. Please dress in the appropriate workout attire.

  • Must be at least 13 years old; parent/guardian consent required for teens
  • Must have at least three months experience using strength-training machine weights
Appointments: Contact Welcome Center

KickStart - All

KickStart is a FREE program that provides you with an easy-to-follow plan and cutting-edge fitness equipment. You will not be alone in this process! In three meetings over 30 days, our Wellness Coaches will help you set attainable goals and will provide the ongoing support necessary for your success.

Information: See KickStart

FamilyFit - ALL

Ages 7 to 17 years

All members ages 7 to 17 who are interested in working out at the Mission Valley YMCAs must complete the designated orientation(s) prior to receiving Fitness Center access. Upon orientation completion members will be walked to the Welcome Desk to receive their Y ID Badge and be documented within the system. For future workouts, upon arrival and card scan, the members age 7-12 will receive a daily wristband for safety identification that must be worn visibly at all times while visiting the branches.

Family Orientation - Ages 7 - 12

  • Following the completion of the Family Orientation, members will have access to use the all cardio equipment and Y-Express circuit machines. They will also be educated in performing body weight exercises.
  • Since it is a family affair, parents or guardians must attend the orientation and work out with their youth in future visits. Members must pass a test and have parent consent at the end of the orientation, prior to facility access.
  • Family Orientation wristbands are orange and will be issued at the Welcome Desk.

Teen Orientation - Ages 13 - 17

  • Following the completion of the Teen Orientation, members will have access to use all the cardio machines and all strength machines (Y-Express and Life Fitness Selectorized).
  • Free weights can be accessed following completion of an additional orientation. Members must pass a test at the end of the orientation, prior to facility access.
See Youth Orientations