The Y is So Much More Than a Gym
As kids head back to school and families settle back into their fall routine, it’s time to get back into the habit of regularly exercising. When it comes to finding a gym near you, you have a lot of options, but the Y is unique. The Y is more than a gym — it’s a cause dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community, with a wide variety of equipment and amenities, convenient locations, activities for the whole family, helpful staff, and a supportive community. Here’s what makes the Y different than a typical gym:
GO BEYOND THE GYM WITH TONS OF AMENITIES AND LOCATIONS
At the Y, you can complete a full-body workout and change up your routine every single day. Swim laps, lift weights, use the elliptical, even play a game of pickleball! There are tons of amenities available for your use. The Y has it all, including weight rooms, cardio and strength equipment, indoor tracks, swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, basketball courts, cycling rooms, yoga studios, and much more.
If you’d rather break a sweat with friends than workout alone, you can choose from nearly 100 different group exercise classes — all included in your membership. Personalized Fitness Orientations and Personal Training are available, too, and a new YMCAPKC mobile app makes it easy to track your goals and build custom workouts on the go.
The Y has plenty of programs for the whole family, too, so your kids can play sports or take swim lessons while you focus on your own health and wellness.
The Y has nine convenient gym locations in Pierce and Kitsap Counties and if you’re a little farther from home, you can visit any YMCA in the United States. It’s easy to find a Y facility near you.
FRIENDLY, KNOWLEDGEABLE, AND SUPPORTIVE STAFF
At the Y, you’re not alone. Friendly, knowledgeable staff are always available to help you reach your goals. They’ll help you learn to use the cardio and weight machines safely, give you tips to improve your swimming stroke, and provide a little extra encouragement on the days when it’s a challenge to step onto the treadmill.
No matter your age, your level of fitness, or your background, the Y is for you. Everyone is welcomed and supported as they work toward their own individual health goals, whether it’s to climb a flight of stairs without being out of breath or to complete a triathlon. Financial assistance helps ensure that everyone can find their path to healthier living regardless of their financial circumstances.
The Y is more than a gym because our focus is on building relationships, not just muscle. You’ll make new friends, connect with neighbors, and encounter people from every walk of life. At the Y, we believe we’re stronger together.
A NONPROFIT THAT GIVES BACK
If you look beyond the fancy machines, group exercise classes, and pools, you’ll discover that the Y is more than a gym because we care about the health of our neighbors. For 175 years, the Y has worked to strengthen communities around the world and we’re constantly reinventing ourselves to better meet the needs of our neighbors.
When you join the Y, you’re a member of a nonprofit that supports children in foster care with free memberships, provides before and after school care, helps adults prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes and manage the symptoms of chronic disease, and teaches teenagers to be leaders. As a member of the Y, you’re a part of something bigger than yourself, positively impacting the lives of thousands of people every year.
LEAVE THE GYM BEHIND AND SAVE MONEY WHEN YOU JOIN THE Y
If you’re looking for a gym near you, you’ll find the Y offers a whole lot more to support you holistically in spirit, mind, and body. With friendly staff, state-of-the-art equipment, amenities to support your exercise regimen, and an inclusive community, now is the time to energize your routine at your local YMCA. Hope to see you soon at the Y!