The Y is committed to strengthening our community. We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors and more than 270,000 participants to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Y is a non-profit, volunteer-led community organization, serving the community since 1885. As a 501(c)(3), our income is reinvested in the Y to perpetuate our charitable purpose. The Y makes communities better places to live through programs that relate to our Judeo-Christian mission while nurturing youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y ensures all kids have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. The Y improves the community’s health and well-being as it brings families closer together, encouraging good nutrition and physical activity. The Y serves: -270,000 participants at more than 130 program sites. -2 out of 3 local kids. -As the region’s largest provider of child care, summer day camp, swim lessons, youth sports, health & wellness, and after school programs. -Those in need, with $10 million in free and assisted services and the help of almost 10,000 donors. To put Christian principles into practice through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong families, and positive youth development to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, regardless of ability to pay.
2742 FB users likes Downtown YMCA, set it to 12 position in Likes Rating for Wichita, Kansas in Nonprofit Organization category
The pool will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday) from 9:30am-Noon to repair the front panel on the slide. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour tonight! How will YOU spend the extra hour?
***Our family pool will be closed from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm tomorrow*** You may still use the lap pool during this time. The family pool will be back open from 4:00-6:30 pm.
It pays to have friends in October at the Y. http://ow.ly/d/2Aur
Memorial Day Hours - 7:00A-12:00P Group Exercise Schedules - http://bit.ly/1Px1qy4
Join us! We're hosting a coffee social Monday at 10am to help welcome new SilverSneakers members from Health Strategies!
Please note that our east basketball court will be closed tonight for a private group. If you want to shoot some hoops don't worry, the west court will remain open!
The front desk staff keeps asking the Jr Chefs to make us a snack...we are still waiting because they gobble it all up before they leave their class!
It's June 1st! Come try out something new at the downtown YMCA! Our mini-workouts, fitness floor orientations, and Queenax Functional Trainer orientations will be consistent for the entire month of June! A couple of highlights include Introduction to Bodybuilding with Derek, Introduction to Weights for Teens with Roxy, and Pilates Towers with Lauren. All mini workouts and orientations are free for members!
The Free Summer Lunch Program is back! Head to the Downtown YMCA and South YMCA for more info.
REMINDER: ALL Greater Wichita YMCA pools will be closed tomorrow until 4pm. To help prepare for a safe summer, YMCA Lifeguards will test their knowledge and abilities in a training day to review life-saving skills and YMCA safety policies.
Keep up the good work in the off season, Jordan!
For the best summer ever, JUST ADD WATER! Enjoy access to 4 Waterparks for $0 joiner fee! JOIN TODAY & SAVE $50 (through 6/6) ymcawichita.org/jointoday
Update! CANCELED - ALL evening programs, sport activities and group exercise classes. Branches will remain open. Storm shelter is available.
Weather Update! Cancelled Today - All soccer, volleyball and basketball practices. Watch for updates soon on Advanced Volleyball games.
ALL Greater Wichita YMCA pools will be closed Friday, May 27 until 4pm for aquatic inservice and training. We apologize for the inconvenience
Punching through boundaries!
Congratulations to our most recent Diabetes Prevention Participants! New sessions start this summer at the East YMCA and Downtown YMCA. Success stories and more info - ymcawichita.org/diabetes
Beautiful evening for an outdoor bootcamp... join the fun!!!
INCREDIBLE! Keep up the great progress, Russ! Downtown YMCA: From an anoxic brain injury and months in the hospital, to entering the Downtown YMCA in a wheelchair pushed by his loving fiance Amy, to re-learning how to walk on the fitness floor, to walking up all four flights of stairs... Russ has become an inspiration to all of us at the Greater Wichita YMCA!
We had an awesome time hosting the American Heart Association - Kansas's Family Olympic Day as part of their Go Red for Women BetterU Makeover Challenge! These fantastic ladies are en route to raise awareness for heart health, advocate healthy lifestyles, and change their lives for the better!
From an anoxic brain injury and months in the hospital, to entering the Downtown YMCA in a wheelchair pushed by his loving fiance Amy, to re-learning how to walk on the fitness floor, to walking up all four flights of stairs... Russ has become an inspiration to all of us at the Greater Wichita YMCA!
Congratulations to Christian for winning the Ketch Work Achievement award. We are so proud of you!
There is still time to try a FREE workout with a personal trainer this week! Why not try something new?
Develop #Confidence & #Character! Summer Youth Sports Deadline: 5/9 Register online or at any Y today! ⚽️ 🏀 ⚾️
What could you do with a FREE month at the Y??
Read his shirt...that's how this guy felt about the new food he tried today in our STARS program. Thanks Whole Foods Market for the donated food for our class!
Interested in changing up your workout? Looking for some new ideas? Come try a FREE 20 minute personal training session to help you reach your goals! These mini workouts and gym orientations are included as part of your YMCA membership!
Please note there will not be any group aerobics classes at any branch tomorrow so our instructors can learn new techniques. Come back next week to see what they learned!
With the possible storm tomorrow ☔️, here's a quick reminder on our weather notification procedures (stay safe!): Citywide updates will be made on the Greater Wichita YMCA page and Twitter (@GreaterWichitaY). SPORTS: In case of inclement weather, the decision to play will be made 1 hour or more prior to game time. The YMCA will notify all coaches. Please call the YMCA Sports Line for updated game information: 838-9622. Follow your Youth Sports Director on Twitter to get updates.
Who would've thought homemade granola could be so easy (and delicious)! Our free Cooking Matters for Parents class in action making granola and funky faced pizzas. Contact Tammi if you want to enroll at 316-264-4066 ext. 5540
Come get one final workout in before you feast!! See you tomorrow starting at 7 am. http://www.ymcawichita.org/news/thanksgiving-hours-group-exercise-schedules
Join today & SAVE $50! 😲🎉 Sign-up online or at any Y & pay $0 joiner fee! (thru 1/16) 👊 #NoContracts
Join today and SAVE $50! 💰💰 Sign up online or visit any Y today & pay $0 Joiner Fee! (through 1/16) ymcawichita.org/jointoday
Merry Christmas! Enjoy a little something in your stocking from the Y. Download the FREE app to find your group exercise, open pool, open gym and climbing wall schedules. Google Play: http://ow.ly/VHEf307pzJd App Store: http://ow.ly/3fEW307pzL9
When Henry Rollins (2.13.61) was in Wichita in late November he visited the Downtown YMCA for some exercise. He was very impressed to say the least and raved about the place during his show. Wichita has the best YMCAs in the world and the Downtown Y is an awesome facility.
"I give the food two thumbs up AND two toes!' Got a picky eater or a budding chef? Give the gift of the Jr Chef Academy for Christmas- now enrolling for our January session!
We need your help to unlock a lifesaving combination 🔓 ymcawichita.org/save-lives 🏊 Are you in? #GivingTuesday #BeCauseY
This combination could save a life...
Join the Y on #BlackFriday and SAVE $50! 💰 Visit any Greater Wichita YMCA or join online TODAY! 😉 ➡️ ymcawichita.org/jointoday
Serving up smiles at our 39th Annual We Care Thanksgiving Dinner at the Downtown YMCA! #ShareKindness #BeCauseY YMCA Community Development
Getting ready for one of our favorite days of the year.... the We Care Thanksgiving Dinner. 39 years at the Y and counting #ShareKindness #BeCauseY
Oh my... 😂😂 Be sure to snag a selfie at the Downtown YMCA's photo booth this week! 📷 #BecauseY
Good times are rolling!!! Come celebrate with us and support the annual campaign. #BeCauseY
Help support our campaign and our new trend! Be "unselfie" and take a selfie at the Downtown Y this week! #BeCauseY
Can you please not play country music over the speakers? It puts people in a foul mood, plus how are you supposed to get motivated to work out when you've got someone "singing" about how down life has got you? Thanks.
Calling all parents who want to shop and cook healthier on a budget and get free groceries. We are enrolling for our FREE Cooking Matters for Parents classes, starting Tuesdays 11/1-12/13 (skips 11/15) at the Downtown YMCA, 6-8pm. Contact Tammi to enroll 316-264-4066 ext. 5540. http://www.ymcawichita.org/sites/default/files/u34126/cooking_matters_upcoming_classes_10.pdf
DEADLINE EXTENDED! ➡️ Oct. 7 ymcawichita.org/basketball 🏀 Sign-up today for Recreation & Advanced #Basketball leagues!
There are so many reasons why people give to the Strong Community Campaign in support of the free and assisted programs offered by the YMCA. This is why the management staff at the Downtown YMCA gives to the Strong Community Campaign. Why do you give?
Getting messy with yeast in the kitchen to make our own dough! Get your kids new skills and interested in new foods with the next round of Jr Chef Academy (level 1 and 2)! http://www.ymcawichita.org/sites/default/files/u34126/jr._chef_citywide_october_2016_0.pdf
“Heart is what separates the good from the great” – Michael Jordan Recreation & Advanced #Basketball 🏀 Sign-up Deadline: 10/3 ➡️ ymcawichita.org/basketball
Love it when they learn THIS! Jr Chef Academy fun! http://www.ymcawichita.org/sites/default/files/u34126/jr._chef_citywide_october_2016_0.pdf