It All Happens at the South Side YMCA
Whether it’s personal training and wellness for yourself, or youth sports and day camps for your family, you’ll find it all at the South Side YMCA!
AdultPersonal training is for everyone! Whether you are just beginning your fitness plan, need help refining your workouts, or want to push your boundaries, you can trust our trainers to tailor a workout that’s unique to you. They’ll work with you to reach your goals in the healthiest way — regardless of age, pre-existing conditions, or fitness level.
Infant & Toddler CareThe infant/toddler program requires a parent/guardian to be present in the pool with the participant at all times. We will introduce basic aquatic safety to parents and set healthy expectations for your child. Several safety skills will be introduced including asking permission to enter the water, and safe entry into and exit from water.
What’s Happening Now at the South Side YMCA
The Power of Play
The Power of Play represents unlimited opportunity to transform lives and communities. It’s all about the capacity for fun and joyful actions to bring us together, inspire hope and opportunity, and move our communities forward. But the only way to feel the Power of Play is to get to it. It's time to play!
Explore What You Can Do at the South Side YMCA
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SwimmingWe don't just teach people how to swim, we teach children and adults how to stay safe in and around the water — and we’ve been doing it for 130 years!View Programs
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PerformanceThe South Side YMCA offers a wide range of performance classes for 4-year-olds all the way to teens! Classes include dance, cheerleading, and more!View Programs
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SportsIn the Y sports programs, your child will meet new friends, learn new skills, improve their fitness and, most importantly, have fun!View Programs
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FitnessIf you’re looking to get healthy, stay fit, and meet new friends — the fitness programs and services at the South Side YMCA are here for you!View Programs
Early Learning & Education: Giving your Child the Support to Succeed
The YMCA is committed to developing our next generations, and we want to ensure that every child has the chance to reach their full potential. By helping children, the Y is working to bring about lasting, meaningful change to communities across Chicagoland.
Find Joy in Giving
Each day, the South Side YMCA provides a safe, welcoming, and encouraging environment to every person who enters our doors. Your investment ensures that the Y has the resources it needs to care for the children, families, and communities we are privileged to serve.
Join the Action at the South Side YMCA
Memberships at the YMCA of Metro Chicago are more than a gym pass. With state-of-the-art fitness facilities, innovative classes, free activities, and fun for the whole family, you’ll enjoy becoming part of a community that has endless benefits:
- No Contracts
- Group Exercise Classes
- Child Care While You Workout
- Community Support
- Empowering Youth Programs
- Unlimited Access to Any YMCA of Metro Chicago