Galowich Family YMCA

  • News and Notes

    Our doors are open to any and all evacuees displaced by Hurricane Florence.

    • Evacuees with an out-of-state YMCA membership: Through the YMCA’s Nationwide Membership Program, you are welcome at any YMCA.
    • Evacuees without a YMCA membership: You are welcome to join us. Upon arrival, please check in at the Y with your State ID.

    Call your local YMCA to learn more.

  • Greater Joliet Area YMCA Named Top Workplace in Will County

    The Greater Joliet Area YMCA was selected as a Top Workplace in Will County by the Joliet Herald-News. In a poll voted on by readers of the Herald-News, the Y was the top vote-getter in the Non-Profit Organization category.

    Stacy Broske of the Herald-News presented the award Monday, September 17, at the Greater Joliet Area YMCA Metropolitan Offices, located at 749 Houbolt Road. President and CEO James Watts was joined by Senior Vice President and COO Katy Leclair and Human Resources Director Adriana Garcia to accept the award on behalf of the Y. (Pictured from left to right: Broske, Garcia, Watts and Leclair.)

    The Y is the area’s leading non-profit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. A mainstay in the Joliet community for more than 85 years, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.

    The Greater Joliet Area YMCA offers tremendous opportunities to make a difference. We invite you to join us in this amazing work—to develop your skills, to realize your leadership potential and to discover a career that is more than just a job.

    Explore Job Opportunities

  • New Group Fitness Opportunities

    The Galowich Family YMCA is adding more Group Fitness opportunities during Fall Session 2, which is set to begin Monday, October 1. YMCA Members can preview these new offerings early, between September 25-28. As a reminder, these classes are FREE with a YMCA membership!

    Tuesday, September 25, 6-6:30 p.m.

    Pound (NEW!)

    • Wednesday, September 26, 6-6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, September 27, Noon-12:30 p.m.

    A full-body cardio jam session of a workout inspired by drumming. Participants use weighted drumsticks that are engineered for exercise to burn calories and tone while rocking out to popular music.

    Cardio Ball & Tone (NEW!)
    Thursday, September 27, 9:30-10:10 a.m.

    During this cardio-focused class, participants will use a large Swiss exercise ball to add strength and toning elements to each workout routine.

    Boot Camp 
    Thursday, September 27, 6-6:30 p.m.

    Group Cycling (NEW!)
    Friday, September 28, 8:50-9:20 a.m.

  • Yoga For Youth: Starting October 1

    Open to Ages 6-12

    Yoga for Youth is a great introduction to the world of yoga. Starting this fall at the Galowich Family YMCA, this program is perfect for beginners who want to experience the many benefits that yoga has to offer.

    Mondays · 6:15-7 p.m.

    • Facility Members: $35
    • Community Members: $70

    Register Now

  • Youth Basketball Leagues Forming Now

    YBL JolietSign Up Today

    When kids play sports, they do more than just exercise. Besides being physically active, they develop higher self-esteem, perform better in school and work better in groups.

    Our Youth Basketball Program teaches kids the fundamentals of the game while emphasizing the importance of teamwork. Above all, kids who play YMCA basketball have a lot of fun!

    • Open to youth in preschool through Grade 12
    • Early Bird Pricing available
    • Includes FREE preseason clinics

    Learn More

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