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Closed For The Season

Fish out of water! The pool is closed for the season. The last day for the pool is September 6th (Labor Day). Thank you for the great summer!

Game of Throws Disc Golf Tournament

  Join us for our 2-Disc Doubles Tournament at the Peoria YMCA! Play 40-holes for your chance to win the IRON DISC! Expect a day full of flying discs, a 50/50 raffle, t-shirts, and MORE! Check-In is 45 minutes before tee-time | Shotgun Start  When: Family Play (Free): 12pm-2pm, Daylight Play (First 20- holes): 3pm, Twilight […]

After School Basketball Clinics | October

Our After School Basketball Clinics will cultivate the love of basketball into your son/daughter while teaching the fundamentals of the game. The program is to help encourage and support youth basketball participation at the grassroots level and improve the overall youth basketball experience for all participants. Don’t miss this opportunity as Coach Ben Burkholder goes […]

A Matter of Balance

Starting Saturday, September 11th at 9:30am in Studio 2 A Matter of Balance (MOB) is specifically designed to reduce the fear of falling and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. The program includes eight two-hour classes presented to a small group of 8-12 participants led by trained coaches. The program enables participants to reduce […]

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.”  

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