C.W. Avery Family YMCA

  • News and Notes

    The Family Pool is currently closed for maintenance repairs. We have placed an order for parts that are necessary to complete repairs and expect them to arrive this week. We are hopeful that the pool will reopen in the next few days. Updates will be provided as they become available. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

    NOTE: All swimming lessons will run as scheduled.

    Last Updated: January 17 at 9:00 a.m.

    January 22-23

    Due to construction, areas of the Indoor Track will be limited to one lane between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 23.

  • January Membership Sale

    Join the Y during the month of January and pay a $0 Joiner’s Fee—saving you up to $120!

    Achieving greater health and well-being is all about taking small steps. Take your first one by joining the YMCA!

    Join Now


    Access to Four Branches
    Your membership gives you unlimited use of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA’s four YMCA locations, including:

    • Three indoor pools and our family aquatic center, all fully programmed with activities for the entire family, including family swim time, swim lessons, aquatic fitness programs and lap lane access.
    • Four wellness centers, all equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment.
    • Free fitness orientations and daily group exercise classes (programs vary by location).

    Quality Programming
    In addition to our free group exercise classes, the Y offers year-round swimming lessons, sports programs and personal training, among a slew of other options.

    Child Care
    If you have a Family Membership, you can drop your child(ren) off at our supervised playroom while you exercise.

    So Much More
    A complete list of member benefits can be found here.


    C.W. Avery Family YMCA
    15120 Wallin Dr, Plainfield, IL 60544

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    749 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL 60431

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    320 Wauponsee St, Morris, IL 60450

    Smith Family YMCA
    1350 S Briggs St, Joliet, IL 60433

  • Around the World in 90 Days

    Fitness Challenge

    Starting January 22

    Lace your kicks up tight because it’s time for a fitness expedition unlike any other: The Y’s Around the World in 90 Days Fitness Challenge. This 90-day program will challenge you to complete various exercises throughout the YMCA and earn enough miles to travel around the globe along the way.

    Participants will log each of their workouts using a tracking sheet and rack up miles for each minute completed. The goal of the challenge is to complete a total of 24,901 miles, or approximately 1,915 miles per week. The longer you exercise, the more miles you will travel! Hint: If you plan accordingly, you can reach the goal by exercising between 3 and 3.5 hours per week.


    • Wellness Center – Earn 5 Miles Per Minute
      • i.e. 30 Minutes on Treadmill = 150 Miles
    • Track or Pool – Earn 10 Miles Per Minute
      • i.e. 25 Minutes of Swimming = 250 Miles
    • Group Fitness Classes – Earn 10 Miles Per Minute
      • i.e. 30 Minute Class = 300 Miles

    Prizes will be awarded to the individual who finishes first and the individual that completes the most miles. All finishers will receive the T-shirt pictured and be entered into a drawing for additional prizes.

    Download Tracking Card

    Register Now

  • Free Blood Testing

    A blood test can identify potential health problems in their early stages and prevent degenerative diseases. Put your health first! Get a FREE blood test courtesy of our partners at Presence Health.

    Friday, January 19
    7-10 a.m.

    Free and available for YMCA Members only. Registration is required. 

    Space is limited. Sign up today!
    Registration is available online or at the YMCA. Please note: Participants should fast for 12 hours prior to their blood test.

  • Get Fit. Stay Strong.

    ptspPersonal Training Special

    Whether you’re just starting a fitness routine or looking to add a little variety to your exercise program, a YMCA personal trainer can help you to achieve your wellness goals.

    During January, use code 4PLUS1PT with your purchase of 4 personal training sessions and get a 5th session free!

    Register Online

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