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Music is a catalyst for lifelong learning. Studies show that music appreciation lessons significantly improve reading comprehension scores. No doubt, music does so much more to enhance our lives. So sing. Strum. Make the difference within the walls of your YMCA.

At the Y we believe that music is an expressive outlet for many people, we want to foster this belief through our new music lesson program. Currently our program will be offering piano, guitar and voice

lessons. Piano lessons can start at age 4 ½ and guitar at age 6, voice lessons vary based on ability. The lessons we provide are onsite at the Fulton Family YMCA and our flexible with scheduling to meet the needs of the student. Lessons must be paid prior to the start of the lesson. To register for your music lessons please stop at the front desk.


Registration form: Music Lesson Registration Form


Member price

$10.00 per 15-minute lesson
$20.00 per 30-minute lesson
$29.00 per 45-minute lesson
$38.00 per 60-minute lesson

Non Member price

$11.00 per 15-minute lesson
$22.00 per 30-minute lesson
$32.00 per 45-minute lesson
$41.00 per 60-minute lesson


Ukulele Club: (ages 7+)
Wednesday’s 5:45pm-6:15pm
This group is designed for older children and is more focused on learning technique and musicality. While no prior experience is required, this session will include learning to read standard notation, chord charts, and play songs in a group. Students will play games, use rhythmic instruments, and listen to music critically.                                                                       Sessions:                                                                                                                                                  January 8-29      Order kits by 12/27
February 5- 26   Order kit by 1/22                                                                                                          March 5-26          Order kit by 2/19                                                                                                         April 2-23             Order kit by 3/19

Members            $20 per session (lesson), plus $20 Ukulele kit
Non-Members $35 per session (lesson), plus $20 Ukulele kit
*Ukulele Kits are yours to keep after they are purchased.

Ages 3-5                                                                                                                                                    5:00pm-5:30pm                                                                                                                                                                        Session dates:                                                                                                                                                        Jan 8-29                                                                                                                                                             Feb 5-26                                                                                                                                                          March 5-26                                                                                                                                                      April 2-23                                                                                                                                                                Each class will allow the kids to sing songs, listen to different musical genres, play with different kinds of instruments and have a drum circle. This class will help children with following directions, listening skills and social interactions.
Members FREE (4 weeks)
Non-Members $15 per session (4 weeks)

Drum & Rhythm Ages 7+

Wednesday 5:00pm-5:30pm

Have fun learning rhythm through a variety of percussion instruments including drums, tambourines, rhythm shapes and more!

Session dates:                                                                                                                                                 Jan 10-31 / Feb 7-28 / Mar 7– 28 / Apr 4-25

Members $10 per session  (4 weeks)                                                                                                         Non-Members $25 per session (4 weeks)





Family Winter 2018 Event Flyer


Ages: All Ages
Friday, February 23rd
Friday, April 27th                                                                                                                                        Spend time splashing in the pool with your family!  Registration is required.
FREE for Fulton Members

January 19th
All Ages
Our Cosmic Bingo will give you a unique family fun night with music, black lights and bright colors. Wearing a light colored shirt will help you glow under the lights.
Fulton Family Members: FREE
DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE                                                                                                                        February (DAY TBA)                                                                                                                                                6:00pm-8:00pm                                                                                                                                                      All Ages Have a magical night with your special princess at our winter wonderland themed dance. Fathers, uncles, grandfathers are all welcome to attend this wonderful evening. Light refreshments will be provided and a photographer will be on staff to take individual photos for child and escort.

Members: $13 per couple / Additional child $7                                                                                      Non members: $18 per couple / additional child $9

EGG SPLASH                                                                                                                                                   March 9th                                                                                                                                                           5:30pm-6:30pm                                                                                                                                    Celebrate Easter with us by making a huge splash in our pool. Find floating and sinking eggs! Anyone under the age of 8 and children unable to swim without assistance will need an adult in the pool with them in order to swim.                                                                                                                                                                                       Fulton Family Members: FREE

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY                                                                                                        March 24th                                                                                                                                                         10:00am-12:00pm                                                                                                                                   Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is a perfect family event, spend time together as a family while eating breakfast and enjoying a craft. Breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, cereal, fruit, juice, coffee and milk. We will also provide each family with a photo.                      Members $7 per person                                                                                                                                     Non members $10 per person

FAMILY NERF PARTY                                                                                                                                            April 13th                                                                                                                                                    6:00pm-7:00pm                                                                                                                                                       We will have a range of games and some indoor hiding and playing areas. Participants need to bring their blasting and launching machines. A range of Nerf branded darts will be provided.                                                                                                                                                     Registration information to come soon!




Ages 6 weeks—7

The Fulton Family YMCA provides on-site child care for our members and program users. This service is available to children from infants 6 weeks to age 12 years  while parents are using the facility. KIDS CLUB is an activity room where your child can be busy with arts and crafts and kid friendly activities while you work out or participate in one of the many programs  available to you here at the Y.


Monday– Friday          8:45am—12:00pm

Monday – Thursday         4:30pm—8:00pm

Saturday    8:00am-11:00am

Sundays    Closed


$5 per visit  Adult/Youth/Reciprocal members/Guests or $40 punch card (10 visits)


Ages 6 weeks-12

This exciting program offers our parents the opportunity to use the KIDS CLUB/ Tween Scene program and LEAVE the building to shop without the kids, clean, take a nap or just have time to relax. While you’re away the kids will enjoy in all the KIDS CLUB/Tween Scene activities including gym time and arts and crafts. (During the summer kids ages 8-12 are allowed in Kids Club during the AM shifts)

Any 3 hour time frame during KIDS CLUB or Tween Scene hours.

Registration is required with 2 day advance notice; limited to 10 participants per day.


$10 First Child ; $6 each additional child





Downloadable Kids Program Flyer:

Family Winter 2018 Event Flyer

Registration Form: Family Registration Program Form 2018


*Kids ages 10 and Up can attend our Adult Fitness Classes.

* Kids ages 8-10 can use the cardio equipment in the fitness center with an Adult present on the adjacent machine, during Family Fitness hours.

* Tweens/Teens ages 11-13 can take the Fitness Orientation to be able to use the fitness center alone. They must take the orientation.

* Teens ages 14 and up can use all the classes and fitness center without an adult present.



Ages 8-10

Youth can now use the cardio equipment during our Special Family Wellness Nights! Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times while in the fitness center and on the adjacent cardio machine. For safety reasons, youth are allowed to use the cardio equipment only. Youth will receive a red wrist band from the trainers. Youth must wear a red wrist band each time they come in to work out.

Fridays           4:30pm-7:30pm
Saturdays     9:00am-12:00pm
Sundays         9:00am-12:00pm


Lessons are for Fulton Family YMCA family members and youth members only.  Please see the front desk for more information and to register.

Fulton Family Members- FREE
Fulton Youth Members – $40





January 8th-February
March 5th-April 9th
Ages: 2-3
Monday’s 9:30am -11:00am
Family Memberships                 $45
Non-Members                              $55

Each class will have one hour of instruction and a half hour physical activity. Activities include: stories, sensory play, crafts and structured gym time. Must register.

Ages: 2-5 / Jan 30 / 11:00-11:45am
Kids love being in the kitchen, learn together how to make healthy snack options. Parents or caregivers will guide their little one in making their own healthy treat. These treats will be no-bake options that will be simple to make.
Members $3 /  Non-Members $5
Must register by 1/28

Ages: 2-4 / Feb 22 / 9:15-10:00am                                                                                                         Ages: 5-7 / Feb 22 / 10:15-11:00am
This class will allow kids the opportunity to explorer with paint and messy hands. Have your little one enjoy being creative while you get a workout or just relax.
Fulton Members FREE /  Non-Members $8
Must Register by 2/20

PLAY MATTERS (Parent/Child Class)
Ages:1-3 / 11:00-11:45am
1/16, 2/13,  3/20 and 4/17
Parents or caregivers will guide their little ones through interactive sensory play.
Members FREE / Non-Members $8
Register required.

Ages: 4-10/ Feb 21 / 1:00-2:30pm
Build snowmen, make frozen bubbles, paint in the now and more! Hot Cocoa after our outdoor adventure.
Fulton Family Members: FREE /  Non-Members $8
Must register by 2/20

Ages: 5-10 / Mar 13 / 5:15-6:15am
Try to catch pesky little leprechauns. Learn how to build your own trap! All supplies are provided.
Members $8 / Non-Members $15 per class                                                                               Register by 3/11

Ages: 2-4 / Apr 23 / 9:15-10:00am                                                                                                         Ages 5-7 / Apr 23 / 10:15-11:00am
Explore the world of science hands on. This class is messy but fun!
Fulton Family Members: $8 / Non-Members $15                                                                           Register by 4/20

BUG EXPLORATION                                                                                                                                     Ages 4-7 / Apr 25 / 10:00-11:00am                                                                                                             Learn about the different stages of bugs development, where they live and what they eat. Look at bugs through magnifying glasses to get up close and personal!                                       Fulton Family Members: $8 / Non members: $15





WII Wednesday
Ages 8-12
Come join us in Tween Scene No registration needed.
Fulton Members FREE

GIRLS ROCK                                                                                                                                                               Ages 8-12 / January 11th-May 31st / Thursdays/ 6:30-8:30pm                                                        A weekly workshop for young girls to experience our positive self-esteem boosting program! Girls Rock is designed to transform self-doubts and insecurities into self love & worth. We give girls the space to be silly and play while giving them the tools to build healthy relationships and confidence.                                                                                                        Members : FREE / Non members $20 per month

Ages: 8-12 / Apr 24 / 10:00am-12:30pm
This is an instructional course on the basics of staying home alone. Topics discussed and experienced through role playing will include parent expectations, safety, do’s and don’t of being responsible while home alone.
Members $13 /  Non-Members $17
Must register by 4/22

Ages: 8-12 / Feb 19 / 10:00am-1:00pm
WE will be learning new recipes as well as making our own. We will be working on our cutting and chopping skills, measuring and combinations of flavors. Grab a couple of friends and head to our class!
Fulton Family Members $16 /  Non-Members $26
Must Register by 2/19

Ages 11+ / Feb 20 / 9:00am-4:00pm
An instructional course on the basics of babysitting to include age characteristics, emergency procedures, role playing situations, parents expectations, and much more to assist in preparation for babysitting. Each participant will receive a handbook and certificate for his or her completion. This course includes CPR and First Aid.
Fulton Members $70 /  Non-Members $100
Must pre-register by 2/17

Ages 7-12 / Jan 26 / 6:30pm-8:30pm
Have fun with your friends while glowing in the dark! Glow ring toss, twister, glow painting, dance party and more!
Members $13 Non-Members $18
Must register 1/24

BUG EXPLORATIONS                                                                                                                                     Ages 8-12 / Apr 25 / 11:00am-12:00pm                                                                                                    Learn about the different stages of bugs development, where they live and what they eat. Look at bugs through magnifying glasses to get up close and personal!                         Fulton Family Members: $8 / Non members: $15


















Ages: 4 & Up

When: Varies by appointment

At the Y we believe that music is an expressive outlet for many people, we want to foster this belief through our new music lesson program. Currently our program will be offering piano, guitar and voice

lessons. Piano lessons can start at age 4 ½ and guitar at age 6, voice lessons vary based on ability. The lessons we provide are onsite at the Fulton Family YMCA and our flexible with scheduling to meet the needs of the student. Lessons must be paid prior to the start of the lesson. To register for your music lessons please stop at the front desk.



Member price                                         Non Member price

$9.00 per 15-minute lesson         $10.00 per 15-minute lesson

$18.00 per 30-minute lesson       $20.00 per 30-minute lesson

$26.00 per 45-minute lesson       $29.00 per 45-minute lesson

$34.00 per 60-minute lesson       $38.00 per 60-minute lesson




Family Wellness Center Nights

FOR AGES 8 – 10 years of age

Hey kids!  You can now use the cardio equipment only during our Family Wellness Center Nights, Friday through Sunday, with a parent!  Children must be accompanied at all times by the parent while in the fitness center and the parent must also be on the adjacent piece of cardio equipment.  The cardio machines are the only machines youth are allowed to use, this is for safety reasons.

Members only

Summer/Fall Hours
Friday – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday – 9:00am – 12:00pm





SHORIN RYU KARATE        INSTRUCTOR/SENSI: Suzanne Summerville-Black Belt

This program is aimed towards 4, 5, and 6 year olds. It teaches the preliminary fundamentals of the practice.

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Members $38/month
Non-Members $47/month


Classes are offered to instruct students in self-defense, kata and sparring techniques.  When appropriate, students may be tested and awarded belts for level advancements.  This program is open to anyone who is seven years of age or older.

Beginners (White Belts)
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Member $40/Month
Non-Member $52/Month

Advanced Green/Brown/Black Belts
Tuesday 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Thursday 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Member $45/month
Non-Member $57/month


Speed Demons Swim Team


Speed Demons is a competitive swim team which offers high quality coaching and technique instruction for grades K-12.  We are a co-educational, competitive swim team that participates in junior and senior swimming under the direction of the Fulton YMCA.

Since competitive swimming is both a highly individual and team sport, the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and individual development are stressed.
Our coaching is planned to teach, train and encourage swimmers to achieve their potential in competitive swimming. Swimmers will learn team building, responsibility and commitment which will prove valuable to them as they grow and develop.
Swimmers will learn how to read the warm up board, pace clock and will be introduced to beginner sets and intervals.

Both Junior and Senior teams will learn to enhance the opportunity for this personal development, a policy of “Everybody Swims” is followed.

Cassandra Jones, Head Coach
Brittany Zacharias, Assistant

Junior Team: Practices 3 times a week, M/W/F from 5:30-6:30pm
Senior Team: Practices 5 times a week, M/W/F 6:30-7:30pm and T/TH from 5:30-7:30pm

Team Calendar




Returning Swimmers Sign-up:  August 15th

2018 Team Tryouts:
September 18th, 19th and 20th                                                                                                              Granby Elementary Pool 5:30pm-6:30pm

Senior Swimmers: 11 & up

Fulton Y Member                                                                                                                                          Male TBA/Female TBA                                                                                                                                     Non-member                                                                                                                                                 Male TBA/Female TBA                                                                                                                               Practice Nights:                                                                                                                                Mon/Wed/Fri 6:30pm-7:30pm                                                                                                                            AND                                                                                                                                                                 Tue/Thur  5:30pm-7:30pm


Junior Swimmers 10 & under

Fulton Y Member                                                                                                                                              Male TBA/Female TBA                                                                                                                                  Non-member                                                                                                                                                 Male TBA/Female TBA                                                                                                                                Practice Nights:                                                                                                                                Mon/Wed/ Fri  5:30pm-6:30pm

  • Payment plans are available
  • Multi-Swimmer Discount: $25
  • Swimsuit included in fee


Printable Registration Packet:


Printable Volunteer Sign-Up:

Parent Volunteer Request

Speed Demons Guidelines 2017-18


Printable Swim Meet Schedule:


Printable Meet Directions:

Directions to SUNY Cortland

Directions to Skaneateles YMCA

Directions to Norwich

Direction to Oneonta Swim Meet






Printable Qualifying Times:                                                                                                       2018 State Qualifying Times                                                                                                      
Fulton YMCA Speed Demons Team Records:                                                                      YMCA Team Records 2017-2018                                                                  

Visit the Parents Group page for information on supporting our team.

Dry Land Training

Access to the Fulton Family Fitness Center!

  •  Ages 14 & up may use all equipment (does not need orientation, but is recommended)
  •  Ages 11-13 may use cardio and hoist equipment after completing a Orientation. Please call or stop by to sign up (see below).

Orientation Hours Ages 11-13

Monday 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday 4:30pm-6:30pm

* For accommodations for orientation time contact Brea Goss, Health & Wellness Director at the YMCA 598-9622 or

  • Ages 8-10 who have a Family Membership at the Fulton YMCA may use cardio equipment during designated times (see below) with their parent/guardian who is also a member. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a Family Membership at the Fulton YMCA 8-10 year olds will not be able to use the fitness center, they can use the pool and basketball court. If you would like to sign up for a Family Membership please see our front desk.

Fitness Center Hours Available for Ages 8-10

Friday 4:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-12:00pm

  •  Ages 10 and up may attend ANY YMCA fitness class! Schedules are available at our front desk.
  •  A Fulton Family YMCA Speed Demons Membership gives you access to the Fulton Family YMCA ONLY.
  •   If you choose to upgrade to a Fulton Family YMCA Membership you will get the $25.00 join fee waved, full family member benefits at the Fulton Family YMCA, member pricing for Speed Demons and limited access to other YMCA’s in NY.

If you have any further questions you can contact Brea Goss, Swim Team Coordinator at

Personal Training

Our Personal Training programs are designed and administered on an individual or group basis by Certified Fitness Professionals. Experience the power of Y training and support. Register at Member Services

NEW MEMBER JUMP START PERSONAL                                                                                          TRAINING PROGRAM                                                                                                                                    The Starter Kit is available for new members only within the first 30 days of becoming a member. It is only able to be purchased once, but can help create a great plan to jump start your program. Includes a 30 minute consultation.

3 One Hour Sessions     $100


Personal Training Price Structure


Y-FIT JV 2018

Adult Fitness Classes

Download the Group Exercise Schedule for Days & Times:

Group Exercise Schedule March 2018



Whittle your waist away while engaging in exercises that will give your core muscles an extra challenge.  Features crunches, planks and many different ab exercises.


The Keiser Bike offers a M Series computer which  provides immediate feedback and tracks the users ongoing    improvement. By monitoring RPM (cadence), power output,    resistance and heart rate (cyclists must provide own monitor), cyclists benefit from an improved workout through biofeedback. Bikes are available on a first come first serve basis. Cycle shoes can be worn as the bikes have clips.



Karma Yoga is the process of achieving perfection in  action. Our instructor will lead you through poses on each inhale and exhale.



Silver Sneakers Classic offers an innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that allows older adults to take greater control of their health. Classes are designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. This class is not just for Silver Sneaker participants, members are encouraged to participate.


This fun, high energy class uses weights to target specific muscle groups. Instructors will offer several disciplines using Kettle bells, Weighted Bar, Exercise Ball and Free Weights with cardio integration. Improve balance and strengthen your core in one fantastic class!


This cutting-edge fitness program combines strength  exercise and flexibility-building yoga to create a  total-body workout.


Fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create  a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba fanatics achieve long term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements.



Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers. Gold offers a variety of dance and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will keep you movin’ & grooving’.  Modified to suit the needs of the active older participant.


 WALK 15

This low impact class will use music and walking steps to get big results! The easy to learn format allows people of all fitness levels to feel successful on the first try. In this hour long classroom setting you can walk up to 5 miles and burn mega calories!


This class will offer a light cardio warm up, followed by a strength portion that will meet the needs of every fitness level. The last segment will focus on core strength and balance. We have created this class to offer beginner/intermediate weights program for those who want to tone and stay healthy and fit!



Take a break from the weight room and get into this class! This PiYo inspired workout will use the best moves from Pilates, yoga, and martial arts to keep you moving and calories burning!



This class will teach you how to cross train and feel great! If you like an early morning workout that will infuse cardio and strength this is for you!



Progressive weight training and balances exercise, to slow bone loss and reduce the risk of fracture.



 Looking for a safe and gentle, yet effective yoga practice that doesn’t have you performing those “pretzel-like” yoga positions? A practice where you can enjoy all the benefits of traditional yoga while being comfortably supported by a chair?

This Chair Yoga course has you in mind. If limited mobility or  injuries are holding you back from enjoying your body to the fullest, then you owe it to yourself to give this course a try. It’s an amazing way to safely stretch and strengthen your body.



Can you get fit sitting down? The new craze for CHAIR Zumba Gold says you can… Improve muscle strength, balance, flexibility, mental awareness and functioning!



This full-body cardio workout combines drumsticks with constant simulated drumming. Expect a mix of cardio and Pilates holds that will strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles. Enjoy great music that will help you sweat off pounds!



The practice of yoga is for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well   supported and relaxing  practice. The hour long class will offer careful movement, controlled pressure and well-measured stretches, including range of motion exercises. Postures may be approached in gradual steps, with plenty of focus on breathing and repetition. If you are new to yoga this is a great way to start a  program that will help increase flexibility and  increase your health overall.


Sculpt Yoga blends power flow yoga with resistance training. It offers the discipline of a yoga practice and intensity options similar to a challenging fitness class. This class will boost your metabolism as you tone and sculpt every major muscle group while improving  endurance and flexibility. Classes are taught with  intensity variations, focus on the breath, traditional asana and stretching sequences, and encouragement of mental focus to help maintain yogic integrity.

100% CORE

The best core exercises may surprise you. It’s not enough to just do ab crunches and sit ups. To build a strong core you need to exercise a variety of muscles, from your hips to your shoulders. This class will target your core specifically!


 Seniors will love this class that involves drumming and exercise! This is a great way to introduce fitness in a fun way! Modified for all fitness levels.


Our cutting edge *high intensity fitness program that combines compound lifts, weight training and endurance into one routine. You will shed body fat and increase your energy, speed and metabolism.


The Silver and Fit workout offers standing, low-impact choreography alternated with standing  upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a Silver Sneakers ball.  A chair is available for support. This class is suitable for nearly every fitness level and can be adapted depending on the skill of individual participants.

School Age Childcare

Download SACC registration form here:
Fulton SACC Handbook 2017-2018


The Fulton Family YMCA is excited to offer safe, fun and creative before and after school programming at our local elementary schools.

The YMCA is a non-profit organization that is 160 years old.  We have dedicated our practices to building strong child care programs and are the #1 child care provider in the nation.  This program provides convenience for working parents by offering care Monday – Friday from 7:00 am until 8:45 am and 3:15pm until 6:00 pm.  Our program assists in the continual socialization of your child.  It encourages children to participate in activities which will benefit them mentally, physically, and emotionally.  The children are given the opportunity to interact with one another and with adults.  The program will foster children’s personal growth and cultivate self confidence.  It provides time in their day when the emphasis is placed on the individual and how they can feel good about themselves.  It provides a warm and friendly experience for children.

With this program we hope to help out working parents as well as children. SACC will be offered at James E. Lanigan, and Volney.  On snow days and vacations from school, the program will be held at the Fulton YMCA.                                                                                            Please see the Brochure for a complete list of monthly prices.

There is a $30 registration fee for this program.  Registration is waved for Fulton Family YMCA family members.                                                                                                                                   PLEASE NOTE:  In order to insure that your payments are correctly applied to your account, payments may be made at the YMCA or by mail or phone with a charge card.

Vacation Zone

(Vacation Days/Snow Days)

This program was created to give children a place to go during school vacation. A full day of fun in a well-supervised setting provides children with swim time and other activities that puts working parents’ minds at ease. This program is open to any elementary age student.

Time     7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. during Fulton City School District vacations.

Fee:                                                                                                                                                                  Registration Fee: Fulton Members FREE / Non members $30
Full day: $ 34.00/child/day
Half Days/Early Dismissals: $22/child/day
2 Hour Delays $18/child/day                                                                                                                 *Scheduled days off MUST be pre-registered for!                                                                                * Healthy snacks are served at Vacation Zone, LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED!

Additional Child/ren discount is 20% off full day rates.

*All rates are subject to change

Children must be enrolled in the SACC program to participate in Snow Days/Vacation Days/2 hour delays.