At the Y, you’re more than just a customer—you’re a friend. Furthermore, you’re a part of a strong community. Our staff is the piece that binds that community together, helping you achieve your goals and encouraging you every step along the way. That’s what sets the Y apart. We’re willing to go the distance to help our members learn, grow and thrive.
The YMCA is more than just a gym. It’s a cause. As a nonprofit organization, we raise funds and provide assistance to those who need it most. At the Y, no one is turned away due to the inability to pay. And because of that, families can come to the Y for much-needed before school and after school programs, summer camps, youth sports, group fitness classes and swim lessons.
Catering to all ages, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA offers a seemingly infinite amount of programs taught by hard-working, dedicated individuals. For health enthusiasts, we offer group fitness classes and private personal training sessions. For youngsters, we have youth sports leagues, swim lessons and a wide variety of camps. For seniors, we offer low-impact fitness and aquatic classes and much more! With so many offerings, we are sure to have programs and classes that fit your family’s needs and busy schedules.
Aside from a gymnasium, each of our facilities has a wellness center ideal for any workout routine, a lap pool for swim enthusiasts and a supervised playroom for before and after school needs. The Galowich and Smith Family YMCAs have all of the aforementioned amenities, along with a racquetball court. The C.W. Avery Family YMCA, the largest of our three branches, includes a renovated, state-of-the-art wellness center, an indoor running track and a family aquatic center with a water park, among many other amenities.
As mentioned before, we’re here to help you achieve your goals. Join our Y family and you’ll see the results! When you walk out the door, you’ll feel a sense of pride, accomplishment and pure joy.