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New Member Orientation webpage

Welcome to YMCA of Bucks County!

We are so happy that you've made the decision to join our family! This page is designed to help you navigate your first few weeks as a Y Member or to "restart" your experience with new goals. Below, we've provided a suggested list of 'things to do' and helpful links. As always, if you have any specific questions, please reach out directly to the Welcome Center for any questions you may have.

Getting Started!

So you've joined the Y... now what?  For many, you know exactly where you are headed and we encourage you to do your thing. But for others, you just want to be healthier and you are not sure where to start. Below are some helpful steps that will help you get some direction on our health and wellness journey.

Member Journey

JOURNEY is a menu of options to help you achieve and/or maintain a healthy lifestyle. When you join, we will help connect you with areas of the Y that support your interest and goals. Below is a listing of ways that you get started on your successful health and welllness journey:

Fitness Orientation

New to the machines? We've created a series of training plans with animations designed to teach you the basics of each of our machines, conveniently located on our app.

Via App
  1. Download / visit app "YMCA OF BUCKS COUNTY"
  3. Select "See All" next to "Top Picks:" Adult/ Teen Cardio, Adult Total Body Strength, Teen Strength or any of the other great workouts listed
  4. Press play. 

Not sure how to complete an exercise listed on a training plan? Click on the icon associated with the exercise to view an animation of how to complete the exercise.

Still have questions? Ask a staff member to help anytime!

Fitness Consultation

Meet with a Personal Trainer to share your health and fitness goals. You will then get direction and support on how to achieve them! Appointments can be made <HERE>

Teen Strength Orientation

 YMCA of Bucks County Wellness Centers are open to all members ages 12+. In properly orienting our teen members to the rules and how to safely use the equipment, teens/tweens age 12-14 must complete the new virtual Teen Strength Orientation prior to accessing the Wellness Center.

  1. Read Teen Strength Orientation Guide and view the equipment orientation video. and view the equipment orientation video.
  2. Take: Teen Strength Quiz and capture text results to show proof of completion at Welcome Center.
  3. Download the YMCA of Bucks County app review WORKOUTS to adult/teen cardio workout (hit start/once completed, choose Teen Total Body Strength Workout for helpful training videos.
  4. Use MindBody app or software to reserve open gym time and open/lap swim time.  <REGISTRATION LINKS>


Many new members report that starting with a personal trainer, nutritionist or health coach at the beginning of their health and wellness journey is a great way to ensure that you are doing the right activities to support your personal goals.

Visit our <PERSONAL TRAINER> page for special pricing for first time personal training clients.

Visit our <NUTRITION & HEALTH COACHING> page for information and registration links.


Each of our branches offer a variety of free classes and programs that are free to members and require no registration. For a full listing of days and times, visit our <SCHEDULES PAGE> for:

  • Land Group Exercise
  • Aquatic Group Exercise
  • Sports
  • Arts and humanities
Group Exercise Class Descriptions


Stocked full of everything you will need at each of our branches, our app includes a "find a class" feature, electronic access to schedules and links to current member challenges. You can also keep track of your workouts right on the app -- record manually or take a photo of your equipment screen, and it will automatically input the information for you. It's a great way to participate in the Y community while 'doing your own thing.'

Visit the webpage at <Y APP REWARDS>

InBody Scan

The InBody Test provides a comprehensive view of body composition balance. Body water, proteins, minerals, and body fat, which are the components of the human body closely relate to the status of our health. Using the method of quantitative analysis, these elements of body composition and body composition analysis provide basic information required for assessing the status of the body. <InBody website>

Speak with Staff

Our staff are always available to answer your questions and help you with your goals. Contact the director in your area of interest to find out more about programs and services.

Stay Connected!

There are so many ways to stay connected! Follow your branch on Facebook, be sure that your email address is correct in our system so that you'll receive our member emails and opt-in to communications. Links for these are found below: