SOUTH SHORE YMCA

The Partnership Program is an adaptive, recreational, non-clinical fitness program* designed specifically for people with physical disabilities to more fully enjoy all that the Y has to offer. Training partners assist participants with exercise to improve or maintain physical conditioning, stay active in sports, recreation and everyday activities. Specialized, adaptive exercise equipment and one-to-one exercise assistance is available through the South Shore YMCA Partnership Program. The program is recreational in nature and not to be considered rehabilitation. The Partnership Program is available as a free service to South Shore YMCA members.

How it Works

The Partnership Program offers training assistance and programs designed to fit individual needs. Volunteers and training partners provide one-to-one instruction and assistance with specialized strength and cardiovascular equipment in our Health & Well-being and Aquatic Centers.

Bob Lobel South Shore YMCA Partnership Program at Quincy Y
Legendary Sportscaster and TV Anchor, Bob Lobel, works out weekly with the Partnership Program Team at the Quincy YMCAAquatics Center

Health & Well-Being Center

Our Emilson YMCA and Quincy YMCA branches offer a wide range of specialized equipment available as part of our Partnership Program.


  • Equalizer Strength Equipment
  • Dip Rickshaw
  • RT300-S Ergometer FES Leg Cycle
  • EasyStand Evolv Glider
  • Easy Stand Evolv Stander
  • NuStep T5XR and TRS4000
  • MotoMed Viva 2 Arm/Leg Cycle
  • Vitaglide Arm Ergometer
  • Mat Table for Mat Exercises and Stretching
  • Keiser Functional Trainers
  • Technogym Arm Ergometer


  • Pool Access
  • Wheelchair Tennis Clinics
  • MotoMed Viva Cycle with FES
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Equipment
  • Total Access Cybex
  • Strength Equipment
  • Seated Octane Elliptical
  • TechnoGym Arm Ergometer
  • Sci Fit Stepper
  • Keiser Functional Trainer
  • Raised Platform for Mat Exercises & Stretches

Electrodes for electric stimulation equipment provided at additional cost.

Health Fitness Plan


Aquatics Center Pools

At the Hale Family Aquatics Center in the Emilson YMCA, all Partnership Program swim and water safety training is conducted in heated family pools or lap pools.

Water safety is our primary concern, and each participant is under the constant supervision of our Aquatics Team. Lifeguards are permanently stationed in all pools to ensure participants can more fully and confidently enjoy water exercise and activities.

Financial Assistance Opportunities

The Partnership Program is available to South Shore YMCA members at no additional cost. Financial assistance may be available for those who cannot afford the cost of membership. Pick up an application at the Welcome Desk. This program is funded through generous donations from members, staff, friends, and businesses to our South Shore YMCA Annual Campaign.

 

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Contact

Please contact us for eligibility and registration information.

Quincy

Sheryl Rosa, Partnership Program Coordinator, (617) 479-8500 ext. 4762 | srosa@ssymca.org

Emilson

Katelyn Szafir, (781) 829-8585 ext. 8228 | kszafir@ssymca.org

My son was in a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed. The Partnership Program gave him the ability to do something he enjoys. The Y has given us hope and lifelong friends!

FREE Wheelchair Tennis Clinics

The South Shore YMCA hosts FREE Wheelchair Tennis Clinics each month with South Coast Wheelchair Tennis Foundation at our Emilson YMCA indoor tennis courts. All ages and player levels are welcome! Learn wheelchair tennis in a fun and supportive environment at your level. Coaches and volunteers are always welcomed! Sports wheelchair and rackets are available. Learn More

Give

The South Shore YMCA is a charity. Because you give, we can give back. The Partnership Program is a free service made possible by the generosity of our friends, donors and volunteers. Help support those with physical disabilities to enjoy all that the Y has to offer.

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