At the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario, we are more than just a gym.
We are a place where families come together, communities grow stronger, and a place to start your fitness journey.
At the YMCA, we are here to help you reach your fitness goals. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, we are here to help you become stronger, healthier, and improve your overall wellness. With free exercise programs included in your membership, state of the art equipment, and access to aquatics facilities, a YMCA membership provides you with more than just access, it welcomes you to a community.
Train with friends or family at one of our many conveniently located fitness facilities. We have locations across Southwestern Ontario, so come meet our helpful staff, and check out our health & fitness centers and pools near you. Be part of a community, and achieve your goals at the Y. We’re here to help you get healthier and have fun while doing it.
Reunite with the Y!
We’re calling our community back and welcoming anyone who wants to join one of the largest fitness networks in Canada. It’s time to #ReuniteWithTheYMCA!
At the Y, we want to make life easier for you. With our all-inclusive memberships, you get everything you and your family are looking for, in one place, for one price: workout facilities, pools and swimming lessons, fitness classes, customized workout programs, and fantastic children’s programs and child-minding, all with highly qualified Y instructors.
More time for health.
More time for family.
More time for you.
Health & Safety
Our Health, Fitness and Aquatics branches have been hard at work preparing to reopen our doors to more of our staff and of course our members. When the Ontario government decides our various municipalities are ready to move into phase 3, which includes fitness centres, we will be ready to safely open our doors shortly afterward to welcome back our members utilizing enhanced safety measures.
YThrive is a FREE fitness coaching program that will help you improve your health and physical performance with a new routine provided every 90 days!
Whether you’re looking to enhance athletic performance, lose weight, increase energy or reduce stress, our team of fitness experts have designed a program to fit your life!
At the YMCA, our doors are open to everyone, regardless of their ability to afford program fees.
Our purpose is to help individuals grow in spirit, mind and body through a supportive network, and we work hard to make sure that money is not a barrier for anyone to join us.
Thank you to our generous supporters, partners and volunteers who make this possible every day.
Alexander's Y Story
"The Stoney Creek Y has done a tremendous effort in not only understanding my training needs and obliging to make them work, but allowing access to all elements that can help with recovery such as the steam rooms and hot/cold tubs. Most commercial brands are not interested in supporting Olympic athletes to the extent that the Y has and will continue to. It's a pleasure to train here! Any equipment needed in terms of Olympic lifting plates were met and it was always fun to interact with people who had never met an Olympian before."
- Alexander Kopacz, 2018 Olympic Champion 2 man Bobsled
Belonging to the Y means more than a full access pass to fifteen state-of-the-art health and fitness facilities across the region. With 25 childcare locations and 82 school age programs as well as summer day camp and overnight camping, and a huge variety of unique programs and services, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has so much to offer you and your family. With over 150 years of serving our communities and active in 119 countries, join one of the largest and welcoming fitness facilities in the world.
Most importantly, belonging to the Y means being a part of a community – of all ages and experiences – feeling welcome and comfortable, being active, becoming stronger and more confident, and contributing to the creation of a healthier community, now and for the future. It’s not just a place you go, it's a way of life.
Welcome to the Y!
Sandra's Y Story
“It's always the same feeling: a place that doesn't judge, a place that accepts me just as I am that day. Knowing that the Y has supportive programs and staff, I can show up in any state and do as little or as much as I can with a feeling of accomplishment. It's a place for community, a place for families, and a place that is welcoming and accepting. Come as you are and always leave feeling better.”