Downtown YMCA

The Downtown YMCA has been a cornerstone in Columbia’s community for over 150 years. With six floors of exercise equipment, aquatics, an extensive group exercise schedule, men’s and women’s training areas, and much more, the Downtown YMCA is ideal for the fitness minded.

HOURS:

Mon – Thur – 5:00am – 9:00 p.m.
Fri – 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun – 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

ADDRESS & PHONE:

1420 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-799-9187
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What's Happening at the Y
Fall Soccer

Fall Soccer

It’s Game Time

It’s Soccer time again! Our Fall Registration is here and we’re ready!

More Soccer. More Fun. More Value. The South Carolina United FC YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer League serves nearly 5,000 Midlands youth who compete at six different venues throughout greater Columbia. Soccer encourages team play and individual skill development while having fun. Available for ages 4-18. Each team is guaranteed 7 League Matches out our 8 Scheduled League Matches, weather permitting.

Registration

Until August 17, 2014!

SEASON: September 8 – November 14, 2014

Cost*:  

YMCA Family Memberships:
$60 – U4-U6
$70 – U7-U8
$80 – U9-U12
$99 – U13-U19

Non-member:
$75 – U4-U6
$85 – U7-U8
$95 – U9 – U12
$99 – U13-U19

*$25 late fee after August 17

New for this Fall, your Registration Fee includes a team photograph and medal for each player Ages 4-18!  

PLEASE NOTE:  this season (Fall 2014) marks the first of the next four seasons in which the League’s new Uniform Kit must be purchased and worn by all registered players. If you are new to our club, please realize that once you have purchased the kit for $25 during this Fall’s online registration process, your child will wear this same uniform kit for the Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 seasons.  Please take the potential growth of your child over the next 30 months into account when placing your child’s uniform order.

Locations:
Ballentine Park
Polo Road
Lexington Family YMCA
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
NorthWest Family YMCA
Owens Field


Home School Swim and Gym

Ages: 4-13

Home schooled youth can enjoy the many opportunities the Y has to offer. Certified, passionate, and enthusiastic instructors will teach your child more fundamentals to physical activities with lessons involving team concepts, sports development, swimming skills and so much more. The program will follow core values of the Y (caring, respect, responsibility, honesty, and faith).

Sessions:
August 18 – September 13
October 27 – December 15
January 5 – February 23
March 9 – May 4

Day & Time: Mondays, 1-4 p.m.

Cost:
Members: $55
Non-members: $75
(Sibling rate is $45/$65. You must register at the front desk to receive the sibling discount.)

Register online or fill out at registration form at the front desk.

Download: Home School Swim and Gym Registration Form

For more information, contact Winifred Kearse.


My Fit is here!

My Fit is here!

Available at the Downtown, Jeep Rogers, and NorthWest branches, My Fit is a suite of services to help members learn, grow and thrive. It is a multi-step program to meet your needs, whether for fitness, inspiration or nutrition. We’ll help you develop life-promoting habits. Powered by MobileFit! A new, easy-to-use system to help you reach your health goals.

SmartStart:

Among the various fitness programs offered at the YMCA of Columbia, SmartStart stands out by taking a unique approach to being more healthy. These one on one sessions combine nutritional information and fitness with coach support to encourage participants to meet their goals. 3 sessions: FREE

Healthy Eating:

Healthy Eating includes three sessions with a Healthy Living Coach to identify potential roadblocks to healthy eating. Participants learn how to use the MobileFit Nutrition application to track calories, nutrition, water consumption and will also learn how to use www.choosemyplate.gov to support healthy eating. 3 sessions: $49

Personal Training:

Get one-on-one fitness training with a nationally certified trainer. Designed to evaluate, motivate, and educate so that you get the most out of every workout. Your trainer will provide motivation to help you meet your goal, train for a sport, get ready for a special event, or just increase your level of health. Our qualified trainers will evaluate your current fitness level and design a specific program for you based on your goals. For new personal training participants only. 3 sessions: $99

 

FAQ:

What is MobileFit?
MobileFit is a web-based group of tools designed to support our My Fit series of programs.

How do I get started on MobileFit?
It’s easy to get started using MobileFit by registering for one of the three My Fit programs: SmartStart, Healthy Eating or Personal Training. Coaches will enroll participants during their first session.

How can I access MobileFit once I am enrolled?
Choose one of the many options to access MobileFit; there are touchscreens in your local branch; to print a custom workout and log your results: download the MobileFit App for free on an iPhone; access MobileFit from other smart phones through mymobilefit.com; or access on your iPad or tablet.


Boot Camp/Advanced H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training)

This high intensity group exercise class will take you to the next fitness level. It incorporates TRX bands, free weights, sprinting, resistance bands, medicine balls and more. This four-week program is designed to get you in shape and lose weight.

Sessions:
August 4 – 28
September 8 – October 3
October 13 – November 7
November 17 – December 12

Days/Times: Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the 4th floor from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Ages: 15 and up

Cost:
Members: $38
Non-members: $68

Registration: At the front desk or online, opens two weeks before program begins and available until the second Wednesday into the program (online registration ends the day before session begins).

For more information, contact Jennifer Sedio.


Personal Training

Get one-on-one fitness training with a nationally certified trainer. Looking for an advantage? Personal training is designed to evaluate, motivate, and educate so that you can take your workout to the next level. Your trainer will provide motivation to help you meet your goal; whether it is training for a sport, getting ready for a special event, or improving your health, personal training will help you meeting your goal.

Register at the front desk.

Ages: 15 and up

Cost:

One 30-minute session: $21

One 1-hour session: $40

Four 30-minute sessions: $75

Four 1-hour sessions: $145

Eight 30-minute sessions: $130

Eight 1-hour sessions: $250

Twelve 30-minute sessions: $185

Twelve 1-hour sessions: $350

For more information, contact Jennifer Sedio.


Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Registration is now open!

YMCA Summer Camp is a safe and fun way to enjoy the Summer. Meeting new friends, learning new skills, having fun! Our camp staff are ready to help with memory-making day camp experiences.

Visit our camp page to choose which camps your child will have a blast at this summer!


Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 – 12 years

Download: Summer 2014 Swim Lessons Calendar & Registration Form

These lessons follow the YMCA of the USA Progressive Swim Lesson Program. There are six levels of progressively challenging YMCA swim classes covering all strokes, diving fundamentals and safety skills. Lessons are offered during the weekdays as well as the weekends.

The purpose of the Y Swim Lessons Program is to develop competency in swimming along with confidence and endurance.  The goals of the program are to teach personal safety, personal growth and stroke development in a values-based environment.  Your child will be advanced to the next level only when he or she proficiently and safely performs the skills within his or her level. We teach individually to each child to advance their skills. We expect each child to learn and progress at his or her own rate.

Registration: Opens May 1, 2014 for all summer sessions. Register online or at the front desk.
Online registration ends two days before session start date. Front desk registration ends one week after start date.

Cost:

Members: $25
Non-Members: $70

Weekday Sessions, Monday-Thursday, 2 weeks:
July 28 – August 7
August 11 – 21

Weekday Sessions, Tuesday/Thursday, 4 weeks:
July 22 – August 14

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
August 16 – September 20

Levels:

3-5 year olds
Meets Monday-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. (except June 16-June 26 will meet 2-2:30 p.m.), Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:30-7 p.m., or Saturdays, 11-11:30 a.m.

Register for 3-5 year olds

6-12 year olds
Meets Monday-Thursdays, 1-1:40 p.m. (except June 16-26 will meet 2:45-3:25 p.m.), Tuesdays/Thursday, 7:05-7:45 p.m., or Saturdays, 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Register for 6-12 year olds


Gift Cards now available!

Gift Cards now available!

GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH! 

Give the gift that shows you really care. The Y is the leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.

When you give a Y Gift Card, you too can make a meaningful, enduring impact on someone’s health and help them live a happier, healthier life. So, show that you really care. Give the gift of health. Give a Y Gift Card today. Gift cards are available at all area locations for any amount. Stop by the front desk to purchase or for more information!

Gift Cards can be used for:
• Joiner’s fee
• Membership dues
• Youth sports and other program fees
• Personal training sessions
• Swim lessons
• Y Merchandise
• And lots more!