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Group Exercise

Our Group Exercise program is FREE for all Y members. Connecting with a group of people with similar fitness and wellness goals can increase your chances for success. From low-impact exercise, stretching and strength training to spinning, TRX, HIIT, Zumba, water exercise, and yoga, the Y offers group exercise classes to suit every age, interest and ability level. Andover/North Andover YMCA offers over 90 FREE classes per week. We have 3 state of the art Group Exercise Studios complete with FIT METRIX, our online registration and data tracking system. To sign up, CLICK HERE for Group Exercise at the Andover/North Andover Y  or CLICK HERE for Lawrence Group Exercise.


Welcome to Aquatics at the Merrimack Valley YMCA! At the YMCA, we offer many different programs to suit the many different abilities and needs of the community. Beginning at age 6 months and servicing through Active Older Adults, YMCA Aquatic programs have been part of our community for many years. Swim lessons (class and private lessons are available), water aerobics, CPR and First Aid, Lifeguard Training, Family Lap swim and much more are offered at our Andover/North Andover and Lawrence YMCAs. CLICK HERE to view the Lawrence YMCA swim schedule.

The Andover/North Andover YMCA’s recently expansion offers the brand new Jane Orr Cronin Family Pool that was designed for all members. There is a  shallow area for kids and families to participate in open swim time and a great space to teach some of our Youth swim lessons. The most popular part of our new pool is our Splash Pad play area for kids; complete with a slide and splash features; this is everyone’s favorite place to be. In addition, we are pleased to offer a deck steam room and a brand new whirlpool for our members to enjoy. CLICK HERE to view our Andover/North Andover swim schedules.

CLICK HERE for information about our Hurricanes Swim Team or CLICK HERE for information about our ANA Synchro Program.

Youth Sports

At the Y, our sports staff, coaches and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping all youth reach their full potential in life. We leverage the excitement and passion around recreational and competitive programming to create a healthy outlet for children to gain new skills, develop a sense of team and connect with positive role models. The Merrimack Valley YMCA offers a diverse array of sports to get your kids active in a safe and fun environment.  Whether you're interested in preparing them for competitive sports, improving their skills at a clinic or giving them the opportunity to make new friends in a league, there's a perfect program for every child.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Karate
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • And MORE!

CLICK HERE to register for programs.

Personal Training

We all need advice of an expert sometimes, as well as the personal attention that comes with a trainer or a coach.  The Merrimack Valley YMCA offers personal training to help meet your specific fitness goals in order to live healthier.  Our Personal Trainers achieve this by creating a program that is unique, just for you. CLICK HERE to visit our Personal Training page at the Andover/North Andover YMCA.

Active Education Center

The Active Education Center hosts a signature education initiative called, Active Science, through which programs that increase physical activity through contextualized learning are developed. During Active Science students perform activities that require movement, while wearing a digital pedometer or a similar device. The data is then entered into the Active Science app located on mobile tablets and used to guide students through their very own custom designed lesson. The app is filled with fun and engaging activities that align with national standards for their age group in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Our Active Education Center will serve as the national center for implementing the program to other YMCAs across the country. To learn more CLICK HERE.

Youth Development

Camping Services

Merrimack Valley YMCA Camping Services operates two overnight camps on Lake Winnipesaukee’s Bear Island in New Hampshire: Camp Lawrence for boys aged 8-16 and Camp Nokomis for girls aged 8-16.  We also run a Family Camp for 9 days at the end of the summer at Camp Lawrence.  Lastly, we operate a day camp and travel camp located on Captain’s Pond in Salem, NH: Camp Otter and Road Rangers Travel Camp for boys and girls aged 6-14. CLICK HERE to learn more.

With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. CLICK HERE to learn more about our childcare offerings.

Art & Music Enrichment

Tap into your creative side and discover new possibilities! Our Arts & Enrichment programs have opportunities for members and non-members to explore their passion, create something new, and just have fun! Check out our offerings in our latest program guide or CLICK HERE to search for programs.