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Fall Parking Permits

Don't forget to pick up your Fall Parking Permit from our Welcome Center today! ...

Journey To Healthy Living

Find freedom from food issues, eating disorders, and negative body image. This group provides support to help you achieve peace with your body and lifestyle...

Community Prayer Group

All denominations are welcome for a quiet time of prayer and reflection in the upper lounge every Wednesday. We pray for our nation, our community, our...

Making Change Stick

Making change "stick" is hard. Designed to offer tools to support life change in spirit, mind, and body, this workshop will help participants create lasting...

Floating Beyond Fear

This innovative class for adults combines group discussion and pool time designed to address fear of the water. Discuss how your body naturally interacts with...

Making Change Stick

Making change "stick" is hard. Designed to offer tools to support life change in spirit, mind, and body, this workshop will help participants create lasting...

Teen Late Nite

Come compete in our Friday night basketball tournaments, break dance, workout, swim, hang out with friends, and more. Membership is not required, bring photo identification...

Teen Late Nite

Come compete in our Saturday night basketball tournaments, break dance, workout, swim, hang out with friends, and more. Membership is not required, bring photo identification...

Intramural Sports Season Dates

Fall Intramural Sports are happening now at University Y Student Center! ...

A big shout out to all our members who helped support our School Supply Drive!

On Friday, October 9, Tacoma Center was able to give all of your donations to the Eagle Center at First Creek Middle School. These supplies will be handed out to their students next month at their Fall Harvest Party.

Interest in becoming more involved with our Outreach Programs?
Contact Deb Haywood at

Our Safety and Risk Manager gets candid about cameras:

For safety purposes, cell phones and cameras are strictly prohibited in our locker rooms and restrooms. Please leave them (and personal conversations) in your purse or bag while using these spaces.

While we enthusiastically applaud your efforts in the weight room and are fully supportive of your need for photo documentation of your exercise success, we kindly request that you resist the urge to take locker room selfies, which may cause people to question your intentions and create an awkward situation for everyone involved.

Thank you for your understanding and for alerting staff if and when you notice violations of this policy.

Thank you to all our members for your patience through these past few months. We have had quite a few renovations take place from the pool to the gym floor and now the Functional Fitness Room.

We are pleased to announce that the room is reopened and ready to be used.

#FPAD It's National Fall Prevention Awareness Day.

Did you know that there were more than 15,000 fall-related hospitalizations last year among adults 65 years old and older, at a cost of more than $1 billion in Washington State?

Studies prove that regular exercise can reduce the risk of falling by as much as 60%. At the Y, we offer a full range of exercise options, including balance classes, for senior citizens. Invite your friends and loved ones to get started today

A tip for parents from our Safety and Risk Manager during National Preparedness Month:
Equip your kids with knowledge and confidence. Create kits that include things you might need during an emergency (food, water, contact information, clothes, flashlight, etc.) and place them strategically in your home, vehicle, backpacks, and other frequently accessed locations. Talk with your family about their purpose and role play situations that could require their use.


Our Functional Fitness Room will be unavailable beginning this evening, Wednesday, September 23 at 7pm and will reopen again this Friday, September 25 by 12pm.

We apologize for the inconvenience but appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions contact Chris Smith at

Looking for a fun and rewarding way to spend your Monday nights?

Every third Monday of the month, we serve dinner to women and children at the YWCA. Thanks to a group of members and volunteers, we were able to graciously serve a warm dinner to 10 women and 7 children. Check out our member Matt Corey in action!

If you want to get involved contact Deb Haywood at

For every perfectly sculpted body you see at the gym, there's someone like Amy courageously braving scrutiny to take control of her health. Read the brave account of her experience. Sometimes we just need to know we're not alone:

Fill in the blank: My favorite thing about being a Y member is ___________________!

In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, our Safety and Risk Manager thought it might be helpful to share some valuable resources with you. The first step to emergency preparedness is to make a plan. Check it out:

What's happening at tacoma center Ymca

Read our bi-annual Insights Newsletter

View our October Newsletter 
Making Waves Aquatic Newsletter
Creative Connection Arts Newsletter 
Summer Donor Newsletter
Check out our 2015 Program Guide 

Fall Parking Permit
Visit the Welcome Center and pick up your Fall Parking Permit today! 
Questions? KJ Moren at 253-460-8866

Journey to Healthy Living
Register today for this eight week course beginning October 12. This course is for those who are searching to create peace with their bodies and lifestyle. This course provides a nurturing environment to address food and body image issues related to weight loss, eating disorders, and food addictions. 
Questions? Carol Ann Briggs at 253-460-8871

Making Change Stick
This workshop is designed to offer tools to support lief change in spirit, mind, and body, and help participants cerate lasting change in their lives. 
October 14 | 5pm
October 15 | 12pm 
Questions? Carol Ann Briggs at 253-460-8871

Floating Beyond Fear
Register for this innovative class for adults that combines group discussions and pool time designed to address fear of the water. This class begins October 14 and runs for eight weeks. 
Questions? Carol Ann Briggs at 253-460-8871

Register your children today for our Preschool and Youth Swimming Lesson Program.



  • REGISTRATION: December 13 
  • SESSION: January 3-31


  • REGISTRATION: January 31
  • SESSION: February 14-March 13


  • REGISTRATION: March 14
  • SESSION: March 28-April 25


  • REGISTRATION: April 25
  • SESSION: May 9-June 6


  • SESSION: June 20-July 25


  • SESSION: August 8-September 5


  • REGISTRATION: September 5
  • SESSION: September 19-October 17


  • REGISTRATION: October 17
  • SESSION: October 31-November 28



  • ActivTrax
  • Basketball courts
  • Cardio Theater with MP3 player connectors
  • Free weights and Weight Equipment
  • Group cycling studio
  • Group exercise rooms
  • Gymnasium
  • Handball, Raquetball, Squash Courts
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor Track
  • Locker Rooms with vanity areas
  • Pilates Studio
  • Pool
  • Secure storage lockers
  • Steam Room
  • Stretching Area
  • Toning Studio
  • Volleyball Courts


The Y is a cause for strengthening community. That’s why we’re here working with you every day, making sure that you, your family, and community have the resources and support you need to learn, grow, and thrive. Learn more about becoming a member.

At every age and every level of activity, you will find people just like you looking to become a little healthier. The Y has the facilities, equipment, programs, staff, and dedicated membership to support you as you choose your path a healthier lifestyle. 

The Tacoma Center YMCA offers a variety of fitness classes for all levels and abilities. All classes are included in your YMCA membership and available on a drop-in basis.


  • New Years Day | 9am-6pm
  • Easter | CLOSED
  • Memorial Day | 7am-3pm
  • July 4 | 7am-1pm
  • Labor Day | 7am-3pm
  • Thanksgiving | 7am-1pm
  • Friday After Thanksgiving | 7am-9pm
  • Christmas Eve Day | 4:45am-3pm
  • Christmas | CLOSED
  • December 26 | 7am-10pm
  • New Years Eve Day  |  4:45am-5pm

The pool closes at 9pm Monday-Friday, and 30 minutes prior to closing on Saturday and Sunday.

Tacoma Center offers programs and services for adults ages 15 and older Monday-Friday. Youth are allowed on Saturdays and Sundays when they are accompanied by an adult.


Looking to get connected to the Y? Make sure to follow Tacoma Center YMCA on Facebook. Click here to "like" our Facebook page for program spotlights, facility communication, and other helpful ways to get you set on the path to healthy living. 


FitPath is an appointment designed specifically for members ages 10 and older who want to have a tailored, progressive fitness plan. Our Health and Well-being staff will meet with you to discuss your goals to create a program that's right for you. 


Our certified personal trainers will use their knowledge of current research concepts, principles of sound exercise, and state-of-the-art equipment to design and implement a program tailored just for you. Contact Deb Delong at 253-906-9945. 


Group exercise classes are an excellent way to get active and stay motivated. Browse our classes by location and category. 


We offer a variety of programs for all ages. Browse our program offerings by category.