YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™


Valued at $208 - Free for all members!

We know exercise programs can be intimidating which is why we’ll be with you every step of the way to show you it can be fun and rewarding. We’ll ensure you get off on the right track with the right program based on your specific goals. Let us show you how to ensure success! SMART Start is a program that helps you set goals and provides you with an easy to follow plan. You will not be alone in this process. Our highly trained staff will help you set attainable goals and will provide the ongoing support necessary for your success.

Here's how it works

Step 1: Beginning your wellness journey

To help you achieve your wellness goals and get the most out of your Y investment, it’s important for us to spend some time getting to know you.

The goal of this session is:
  • Get to know your dedicated fitness specialist who is here to serve you!
  • Understand your goals and expectations so together we can develop an action plan to ensure your success.
  • Teach you some basic tips so you can hit the ground running.
  • Start exercising and having some fun!
Step 2: Checking your progress

You’ve begun exercising and you’re starting to get comfortable. After spending some time on your own, it’s natural to have some questions.

The goal of this session is:
  • Review your progress towards your fitness goals.
  • Answer any questions you may have about exercises, equipment, programs, or our facilities.
  • Learn some innovative fitness activities or exercises to help you progress even faster.
Steps 3 & 4: Kicking it up a notch

You’ve gained important fitness knowledge and begun to implement a solid wellness strategy. These critical last two meetings will help you recognize and overcome the most common obstacles to healthy living.

The goal of these sessions are:
  • Understand why 85% of people who begin a new exercise program don’t continue and how to avoid those same pitfalls.
  • Learn about basic healthy choices to maximize your energy levels and long-term health.
  • Establish longer-term goals to achieve in the next 3-6 months.

Want to sign up or learn more? Ask any of our membership or wellness staff today!