General Information

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The Y is much more than just a gym. We are a movement, a powerful force for change in your life, your health, and your community. Whether you're looking for a place to get fit and relieve stress, a caring environment for your children, or a volunteer program to give something back to your community, you'll find it at the Y. Our programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility ensure that we strengthen more than just the body. We strengthen the foundations of community. We are your Y and we're waiting for you. Join us!


Facilities

  • Four conveniently located centers
  • Seven indoor pools
  • Four indoor running tracks
  • Six gymnasiums
  • Ten racquetball courts
  • Two indoor waterslides
  • Steam room
  • Four saunas
  • Three whirlpools
  • Complete gymnastics center with full-size spring floor
  • Drop-in child care
  • Spacious locker rooms

Core Programs

  • Swim lessons
  • Gymnastics
  • Youth sports
  • Aerobics and strength training
  • Teen
  • Family
  • Older adults
  • School age child care
  • Day camp
  • Preschool camp
  • Year-round resident camp

My Y Story...

Bill

At 423 pounds, I had just about given up on life. I was almost immobile and my sleep apnea was so severe it became a coin flip if I would even wake up in the morning. After three injuries due to sleep apnea, I met with my doctor to make a lifestyle change. We came up with a plan that was both sustainable and doable. At first, I concentrated on the nutrition portion because being 423 pounds, and injured, I could not start by exercising. After three months of changing my eating habits, I lost over 75 pounds! At this time I felt comfortable enough to start exercising. I was extremely timid and shy the first time I entered the Broadview YMCA. I didn’t know anybody and was very self-conscious of my body. The staff were welcoming and assured me this was a family-friendly, safe environment that promoted wellness for everyone. I decided to start with water aerobics for the low impact on my joints, plus I enjoy swimming. The instructor, Paul, was amazing in his approach to aquatic exercises and his class allowed every person to work at their own level and pace. After a few months, I approached Paul about weight lifting. He taught me a basic routine to follow on my own, and with the combination of weight training and water aerobics, I was able to accelerate my progress and move closer to my weight goal. Fast forward two years…I’ve lost over 225 pounds and lowered by body fat below 10% and counting! I have met so many great friends through the Y, and am eternally grateful for the caring staff and opportunities the Y offers to help people achieve their fitness goals. - Bill Janke