Operation Strong & Ready

At the First Coast Y, it is our vision to become the most military-friendly YMCA in the country by offering programs and services that directly benefit the military, veterans and their families in the communities we serve.

Operation Strong & Ready (OSR) is a fitness program designed to help Delayed Entry Program Recruits stay on track and be prepared! This eight-week program is held twice a week for one hour.

  • Sessions are in a small group setting with certified personal trainers.
  • Program participants will complete a pre- & post-program assessment that will resemble the Army Combat Fitness Test.
  • A First Coast YMCA family membership is included during the eight-week program session so your whole family can join you at the Y.

Upcoming Program Dates & Locations

All programs begin June 6.

251 Breezeway Street
Yulee, FL 32097
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Contact: Eric Hernandez

11236 Baptist Health Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Tuesday & Thursday: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Contact: Kena Rogers

Operation Strong & Ready (OSR) for Veterans

This session with focus on general physical and mental wellness in a small group setting with likeminded veterans of all ages and abilities.

10415 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30am-10:30am
Contact: Melinda Lewis