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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 […]

Co-Ed Dodgeball Tournament!

Sign up for the Greater Peoria Family YMCA Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, February 12th, 9AM – 5PM!Join the fun, make new friends, and give back to your community!   All proceeds raised will support developing new youth and adult sports programs at the Greater Peoria Family YMCA.   There will be two divisions: High School […]

After School Volleyball Clinics!

Want to cultivate the love of VOLLEYBALL into your son/daughter while teaching fundamentals? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to develop your athletes skills as our coaches go back to the basics to teach the game of volleyball! February 1st -17th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM at the Y!   […]

2022 RESET Challenge!

Getting healthy has never been more important. At a time when so many people’s mental and physical wellbeing is suffering from a hard year, the Y is getting ready to launch a FREE 21-day wellness challenge to YMCA members! HOW DOES IT WORK? This Free 21-day challenge is designed to get you up and moving […]

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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