YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Also known as The Y
Jill Robie-Axtell, Executive Director
111R Edgartown Vineyard Haven Rd (across from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School)
111R Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road
Vineyard Haven, MA, 02557
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The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, individuals, families, seniors, and the Island community by helping our members realize their fullest potential through the development of body, mind, and spirit. The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is committed to offering a variety of programs to serve families, youth, individuals, seniors and teens. Our programs encompass a wide range of activities from aquatics, health and fitness, nutrition, and more.
Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Please note the pool opens a half hour after the facility and closes a half hour before the facility.
No matter what age you are, you can make a difference in someone\’s life, in your community, and in yourself by volunteering at the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard. You can volunteer as often, or as seldom, as you’d like by contacting the Member Service Desk. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can contribute to our community!
Contact information for YMCA services and programming:
Detailed information on services/programs can be found further down the page
|Alex’s Place – Teen Center||508-696-7171 x127|
|Aquatic Center||508-696-7171 x115|
|Elder Fitness & Services||508-696-7171 x121|
|Group Exercise||508-696-7171 x121|
|Personal Training||508-696-7171 x120|
|Safety Education||508-696-7171 x121|
|Y Café||508-696 7171 x122|
Alex’s Place – Teen Center
Alex’s Place was created through the efforts of The Alexandra Gagnon Foundation to provide safe, enlightening, educational, and entertaining experiences for teens on Martha’s Vineyard. Our permanent facility is approximately 5,000 sq feet spanning two floors, with program activity rooms, a kitchen and performing arts space. “The Base @ Alex’s Place” is our performing arts space and includes a stage, sound system, professional stage lighting, seats from 40-90, and our newly upgraded Studio 57, sponsored by Comcast. Alex’s Place is available to the entire community for rent. Celebrate your child’s birthday, hold a meeting, host a presentation.
The Aquatic Center features: 25 yard, 6 lane (7 yards wide) Competitive Lap Pool; Recreational Pool and Waterslide; Low chlorine (UV light filtration system.) Swim caps are required. The Lap Pool opens a half hour after the Y opens and closes a half hour before the Y closes. The number of lanes available for lap swimming varies throughout the day. Recreational Pool hours vary from day to day; please refer to the pool schedule for additional information. Please note: For safety reasons, all children under age 13 years must pass a deep water swim test in order to use the pool without adult supervision. Adult must remain on premises. All non-swimmers must be supervised by a responsible adult, who is in the water and remains within arm’s reach of the child. Persons unable to pass a swim test must stay in water that is not over their shoulders.
Elder Fitness & Services
Personal Training for Elders: If you are able-bodied – or feel just the opposite – the one thing you need to start making changes in your mind, body and spirit in PATIENCE – with yourself and with the process. Discovering new ways to move and feel vital is where the fascination and “healthy addiction” to movement starts.
Group Exercise Classes for Elders
LEVEL 1 – CHAIR POWER
Monday & Wednesday at 11:00 – 11:25 am
This 25 minute, low-impact exercise class is ideal for those who’ve not been as active as they know they ought to be, and want a gentle approach to become for fit. Emphasis on flexibility, strength building, balance & body mechanics.
LEVEL 2 – BALANCE OF POWER
Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
A one-hour class specifically designed for our island and visiting elders (55+). Balance of Power focuses not only on enhancing your balance, but building your strength and coordination. The one criterion for this challenging class is PATIENCE – with yourself and the process. Concentration on Balance & Flexibility, Strength & Endurance, Low Impact Aerobics & Core Building.
LEVEL 3 – BALANCE OF POWER 2
Tuesday & Thursday at 12:45 – 1:30 pm
A 45 minute intermediate-to-advanced level version of “Balance of Power.” In addition to continuing our focus on strength building and balance enhancement, we engage in a slower version of H.I.I.T.
(High Intensity Interval Training). This will get your heart pumping! BUT, you stop when you feel you need to – LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR BODY IS TELLING YOU! This class is ideal for veterans of Balance of Power and feel the need to “take it to the next level.”
Elder Tech Fair
Helps elders demystify their personal tech devices. Featuring teen mentors. Sponsored by Comcast. Saturdays monthly 11 am – 1 pm. Contact Ray Whitaker for exact dates.
We offer over 70 group exercise classes per week. All are included free with your membership. Classes vary in style and technique and cover all levels and core areas of fitness including strength training, stretching and flexibility, cardio, and more! Group Ex Schedule
Coordinator: Melissa Aldeborgh
Phone: 508-696-7171 x121
When you belong to the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, you are entitled to take advantage of a wide variety of opportunities where health and wellness are highly valued and where programs and activities are founded upon the basic principles of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Your membership at the Y provides you and your family with exclusive access to the following services at no additional charge: Aquatics Center, Strength and Cardiovascular Conditioning Center, group exercise classes, complimentary fitness orientation, outdoor playground and basketball court, Child Watch, Teen Center, Wi-Fi. As a member you also receive discounted rates for specialty classes, programs, personal training and special events as well as priority registration. Please inquire with your health insurance company to see if you are eligible to be reimbursed up to $150 a year for belonging to the Y! Learn more about how to become a member here or call 508-696-7171 x112.
Financial Assistance: The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is a non-profit charitable organization committed to building strong communities, families, and individuals. We believe no one should be denied membership or program participation due to financial circumstances. Financial assistance is made possible through charitable donations to our scholarship fund, and is granted based on the need demonstrated by household income and/or extenuating circumstances. Each application is reviewed on an individual basis; scholarship is awarded as a percent off total membership or program cost. We strongly encourage you to visit the Y to see how our scholarship program can help you and your family live a healthier life. Click here to learn more.
Our Certified Personal Trainers use their knowledge of current research concepts, methods of sound exercise principles and state-of-the-art equipment to guide you to your fitness goals. Based on your health and individual needs, your Personal Trainer designs and implements a program tailored just for you. Our Personal Trainers will help you, coach you, motivate and inspire you to reach your goals. At the Y, you will be part of a welcoming and nurturing environment where together we will achieve the results you have always wanted. Learn more.
Director: Asil Cash
Phone: 508-696-7171 x120
American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Training & Certification for Lay Responders: Learn the basics of becoming the first link in the Chain of Survival, and understand your role as a potential preserver of life and source of communicator of vital information to Professional Rescuers. Respond with the confidence, the skills and the reassuring demeanor that can help save a life. Two Year Certification upon successful course completion. Course offered monthly. All classes held in Alex’s Place (The Teen Center at the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard) Saturdays from 9:00-Noon. Pre-Registration and Payment before class is required.
Lifeguard Certification Courses
The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide
professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. *Course does not include Waterfront Skills.
Certification: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for 2 years. (Scholarship opportunities are available). Course Fee: $350.00 members $450.00 non-member. Contact: email@example.com 508-696-7171 x 115.
Membership to the YMCA of Martha\’s Vineyard includes use of the Child Watch facility, outdoor playground and outdoor basketball court at no additional cost.
The Y Café integral part of our mission and services. All revenue from the Y Café supports operations of the organization. The Y Café is open to the public year round and offers a full menu of delicious items including smoothies and juices made daily with fresh fruits and vegetables, everyday breakfast favorites, soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches and more!
Now accepting the Island Club Card! Get 10% off all food and beverage purchases. To place a to-go order, call (508) 696 7171 x 122.
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00pm
Phone: 508-696-7171 x122
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