West Communities YMCA


Dedicated to serving the needs of Chicago Lawn, West Lawn, Gage Park, Ashburn and West Englewood for 60 years.

Join the Y and save!

At the heart of the YMCA lies the power to transform—both yourself and the world around you. As a non-profit deeply rooted in our communities, it is our mission to provide excellent programs and services to support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

At the Y we provide:

  • exceptional fitness, personal training, sports and aquatics programs
  • extensive preschool, school-age and teen programs
  • fun family and community programs and events
  • volunteer and mentoring opportunities
  • and so much more!

* Savings amount depends on membership category joiner fee.


We're A Community. Not just a gym.

At the heart of the YMCA lies the power to transform—both yourself and the world around you. From our exceptional fitness, personal training, sports and aquatics programs, to our extensive preschool and school-age programs, to our fun family and community events, the Y offers an array of options focused on strengthening bodies, minds and communities.  See why so many call the YMCA home.

Facility Features

  • Activtrax Virtual Training/Nutrition Program
  • Pool
  • Free weights
  • Group exercise
  • Child care
  • Senior friendly programs
  • Personal training


Special Events

School Day’s Out “Winter Camp”

Our winter camp provides parents a convenient alternative where kids will participate in fun indoor activities during school breaks. Activities will include Arts & Crafts, Games, Fitness Fun, Swimming and Field Trips.

Dates: December 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, and January 2

Some field trips are an additional cost. Contact center for more information.


Family Night

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6–9 p.m.

Weekdays and nights can be pretty hectic!  Join us at West Communities YMCA for a night of fun for the whole family. 

This FREE event includes open swim, access to the fitness center, board games, family fitness, snacks and more!

No need to pre-register, just bring the family and stop on by!


Parent’s Night Out

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6–9 p.m.

The Y knows that every parent benefits from some time to enjoy for themselves.  Bring your children to the Y for a movie, snacks and fun activities!

The June event was a great success and you don’t want to miss July!  Pre-registration is highly recommended.

Cost per child:  $2.50 member / $5 non-member

Movie Night Includes:

  • Movie
  • Refreshments 
  • Arts & Crafts 
  • Games


Teen Night

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6–9 p.m.

Do you have a child ages 13-17 and you would like for them to enjoy a safe night out with their friends.  Then search no further your teen and their friends can join us for a free night of fun, music and expression.


Y Kids Zone

Monday / Wednesday / Friday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Tuesday / Thursday, 6–9 p.m.

With our babysitting service your kids get a fun and safe place to play while you get the freedom to work out!  Our staff is CPR, First Aid and Child Abuse Prevention certified.  We can even help with homework! 

Ages:  6 weeks–8 years


Member spotlight

Daniel Hunt

I have been with the YMCA for a little over 5 years. I am a fitness attendant, group exercise instructor, personal trainer an I assist with the teen reach program. I also do outreach programs for different community centers including the public school system and tae kwon do instructor for kids.

In the summer of 2010 my tae kwon do kids and I put on a demonstration for HKD and at that time the producers for The Karate Kid came to Rauner and seen the demonstration we did. They loved how much fun the kids were having and they invited my students and some of the kids to the Premier of the movie at the AMC River East Theater Downtown. The kids were very excited and enjoyed the day so much.

I enjoy the Y the most out of all the gyms I teach at because the staff and members are the most personal and welcoming. They make you feel like family!



West Communities YMCA
6235 S. Homan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60629
phone: 773-434-0300

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 6:45 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Program Guide

Facility Schedules

Pool Schedule


Session Dates

Fall Session II: Oct. 26-Dec. 20


Registration Dates

Session Member Non-member
Fall II
Oct. 26-Dec. 20
Aug. 4* Oct. 13
Winter Jan. 4-Feb. 14 Dec. 8 Dec. 15


* Aquatics member registration for Fall II begins Sep 29



Type: Monthly Fee: Joiner Fee:
Youth $20 $20
Adult (ages 19-26) $24.99 $24.99
Adult (ages 27+) $40 $40
Family $57 $57
Household $67 $67


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