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YMCA of Metro Chicago Diversity and Inclusion Position

The Y values an environment that fosters respect, fairness, and appreciation for all aspects of diversity. We share the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and supports member diversity in every sense, including gender identity.

Friends are Free in July!

Friends are Free in July!

This offer is open to friends of YMCA members who visit with their member friend. There are no limitations on the amount of times friend(s) can join you in July. Just be sure to check-in at the front desk each time you bring your friend(s). Limit 3 friends per visit.

LEANING TOWER YMCA News

Independence Day Hours

Independence Day Hours

Holiday Hours- Have a fun and safe Holiday!

June 22, 2016

Before and After School Registration Now Open!

Before and After School Registration Now Open!

Hurry in to reserve your child's spot!

June 22, 2016

How to Prepare for Next Week’s #YJumpingJackChallenge

How to Prepare for Next Week’s #YJumpingJackChallenge

Plus, the health benefits of jumping jacks

April 19, 2016

The Science of Fluid Running

The Science of Fluid Running

How and why the YMCA’s signature water fitness class works

April 12, 2016

Introducing SMART START, the YMCA’s new personal fitness plan

Introducing SMART START, the YMCA’s new personal fitness plan

Ease yourself into shape, one week at a time

April 11, 2016

Friends and fitness: the perfect pair

Friends and fitness: the perfect pair

Grab a workout buddy. Tuesdays at the Y are free and open to the community throughout November!

November 03, 2015

Happy, healthy haunting: a Y guide to Halloween

Happy, healthy haunting: a Y guide to Halloween

Keep your house, kids and pets safe on the scariest night of the year!

October 27, 2015

Every little bit counts

Every little bit counts

As a Y member, you shape your center every day.

October 20, 2015

Do good, feel better

Do good, feel better

One of the very best things you can do for your health is completely free.

October 13, 2015

High schoolers who volunteer are more likely to graduate college

High schoolers who volunteer are more likely to graduate college

Research shows that teenagers who volunteer are more likely to pursue higher education, feel better prepared for their careers and make social responsibility a lasting part of their lives.

October 06, 2015

Fall into fitness

Fall into fitness

Whether you’re a fitness newbie or a gym veteran, you’ll have no trouble falling in step with group exercises classes.

September 23, 2015

Continued learning opportunities in after school programs are essential for youth development

Continued learning opportunities in after school programs are essential for youth development

When the school day ends, youth need opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful activities that positively affect their success in the classroom.

September 15, 2015

The YMCA’s Fluid Running Class Ranked One of the 20 Best Workouts in America

The YMCA’s Fluid Running Class Ranked One of the 20 Best Workouts in America

Men’s Journal just released this year’s list for the 20 Best Workouts in America, and you can find one of those innovative fitness classes right at your Leaning Tower YMCA.

March 31, 2015

On #GivingTuesday, consider the YMCA

On #GivingTuesday, consider the YMCA

Every day, a leaning tower is helping people reach new heights.

November 25, 2014