YMCA of Columbia Announces Anna Ross as New Director of Operations and Program Innovation

June 17, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

Anna Ross with long-time Northwest Family YMCA member Mr. Donald Hunt.

The YMCA of Columbia is pleased to announce the promotion of Anna Ross to Director of Operations and Program Innovation. Ms. Ross brings a wealth of experience and proven leadership to this newly created role.

Previously, Ms. Ross served as Membership Director at the Northwest Family YMCA, where she spearheaded significant membership growth through her commitment to fostering a welcoming environment. Her expertise in relationship building and member engagement will be instrumental in her new position.

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Family Fun Day Sponsored By Kohl’s

May 28, 2024|Categories: Ballentine Family YMCA, Blog, Home Slide, News, NorthWest Family YMCA, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

2024 Kohl’s Family Fun Day!

Join us for Family Fun Day, sponsored by Kohl’s on Wednesday, June 12th from 10am to 2pm at the NorthWest Family YMCA! This event is FREE for the entire community – members and nonmembers!

• Get active with over a dozen field games,
• Jump, hide and slide in the inflatables,
• Spark creativity with painting and chalk art,
• Focus on wellness at health and safety stations,
• Stay cool in the splash pad and with water games,
• Visit with our delicious and refreshing food vendors

Teacher Appreciation Week at the Y – May 8-12!

April 28, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Calling all teachers! Teachers are always caring for others, and that’s why we want to give you time to care for YOU! This teacher appreciation week, you can enjoy free visits to the Y  just by showing your teacher ID card at the front desk. Visit the Downtown, NorthWest or Ballentine locations, May 8 – 12 and we will give you a free guest pass for the week. Enjoy our state of the art wellness centers, fitness classes, walking track & gym (NorthWest only), and more. You deserve it!


New Personal Trainers!

March 21, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Personal Trainers 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. A the NorthWest Y, we have several new personal trainers; we want to introduce them to you! We hope their bios give you all the info you need to choose the best trainer for you. Just click each to read about their background and availability. When you’ve found your perfect match, download our Personal Training Request Form, fill it out, and email to

Jeep – Swim Lesson Coordinator

March 20, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

 Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations. Recruits, trains, develops, schedules and directs instructors as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance as required. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complet Creates and schedules swim classes, Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.

 Required Qualifications: 

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Volunteer at the Pumpkin Run!

September 29, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

We need you! Volunteers are needed for the Pumpkin Run volunteer stations! Help with parking, be a race course guide, or attend to water stations.

Volunteers should arrive Oct. 22 by 7:30am and check in at the volunteer table in the lobby of Northwest Y. Activities should be wrapped up by 10am. The Y will provide safety vests for volunteers.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Y’s Annual Campaign, which provides financial assistance to those in our community who need the Y’s life-changing programs and services. Your volunteer commitment is truly a service to your community.

Thank you!

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