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

Health Screenings provided by Palmetto Health

Palmetto Health will be providing FREE health screenings at the Downtown, Jeep Rogers and NorthWest branches!

Health screenings  will consist of blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index.
Days/Times:
Downtown Y: Monday, November 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jeep Rogers Y: Tuesday, November 11, 7 a.m. to noon
NorthWest Y: Wednesday, November 12, 7 a.m. to noon

Be sure to take advantage of these great opportunities from Palmetto Health!


Fall Program Guide

Fall Program Guide

Be “in the know” about what’s going on at the Y this fall. Soccer, Boot Camp, Aquatics, and more! Download it today.

PDF 2014 Fall Program Guide 


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:
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:
November 17 – December 12
January 5 – January 30
February 9 – March 6
March 16 – April 10
April 20 – May 15

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.


Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 – 12 years

Download: Fall Swim Lesson Registration Dates

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 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: For fall lessons, registration opens two weeks before session begins. Online registration ends two days before session start date. Front desk registration ends one week after start date. Starting in Spring 2015, registration for weekday lessons opens three Thursdays prior to session start date and registration for Saturday lessons opens three weeks before session start date.

Cost:

Members: $25
Non-Members: $70

Fall Sessions

Weekday Sessions, Tuesday/Thursday, 4 weeks:
November 18 – December 11 (registration opens two weeks prior to session start date)

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
November 8 – December 13 (registration opens two weeks prior to session start date)

3-5 year olds
Meets 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 Tuesdays/Thursdays, 7:05-7:45 p.m., or Saturdays, 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Register for 6-12 year olds

Spring Sessions

Weekday Sessions, Tuesday/Thursday, 4 weeks:
January 6 – January 29 (registration opens December 18)
February 3 – February 26 (registration opens January 15)
March 3 – March 26 (registration opens February 12)
April 7 – April 30 (registration opens March 19)
May 5 – May 28 (registration opens April 16)

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
January 10 – February 14 (registration opens December 20 for members)
February 21 – March 28 (registration opens January 31)
April 11 – May 16 (registration opens March 21)

3-5 year olds
Meets Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:15-6:45 p.m., or Saturdays, 11-11:30 a.m.

6-12 year olds
Meets Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:50-7:30 p.m., or Saturdays, 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

For more information, contact Winifred Kearse.


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!