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YMCA & RiverPlex STRONG Challenge!! More information coming soon…

More Information Coming SOON!! 

Addressing COVID-19

UPDATED OF AS 2/25/2022:   The Greater Peoria Family YMCA continues to follow the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the CDC as the safety of our members, program participants, and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Starting Monday, February 28, the Illinois Department of Public Health will no […]

Where More Really Means More!

Click here to learn about the YMCA Riverplex Announcement:   WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW:    Who is affected by this change? Current members, regardless of their membership category, at each facility will be able to access full, unlimited access to amenities and programming at both the RiverPlex and the Greater Peoria Family YMCA […]

Employment Opportunities

  Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. The Greater […]

What is Personal Training all about?

You take the plunge….you make the call….you fill out the papers….get your picture taken….and you are now an official member of the YMCA. You make a big plan to come 3 days a week. You may even buy a new pair of shoes. So here you are … scan your card, walk upstairs, look around, […]

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Water is important. We all know that. What you might now know though is the actual reason WHY water is important for your health and your results and what are the consequences of not drinking enough water. The reality is… you’re not reaching your potential or maximizing the results from all of your hard work […]

Core For Runners

Run faster and smarter with this game-changing core training. The exercises that help you run faster and improve symmetry. Want to pick up the pace and smash your running goals? Or maybe you’re not a runner but want to strengthen your core. Research suggests focusing on a specific type of integrated core training – not […]

Reinvest In Your Total Health

  Register for this free virtual event and learn about reinvesting in your total health. Hear from medical professionals, success mentors, and YMCA coaches! Your total health is easier to achieve than you might think. Join us Saturday, March 6th from 9:00am-11:45am for free! The first 150 people to register will receive a “Success Bag” […]


Black History Month has roots associated with the YMCA 

Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father of Black History,” wanted the study of past Black life to have a significant impact. He once stated, “We are going back to that beautiful history and it is going to inspire us to greater achievements.”  

Basketball is Back @ the Y

The Greater Peoria Family YMCA is bringing basketball back to the gymnasium this February! Coach Charles Gordon has been planning a robust and wide-ranging roster of opportunities for our youth to get back on the court safely, as soon as possible. Coach Gordon is offering both in-person and virtual options as Illinois Region 2 moves into Phase 4 of COVID-19 restrictions.

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